Jack grew up in Maine and has worked up and down the rocky coast all of his life getting to know the “in’s” and “out’s” of many trades.
He started working as a tradesman and painter right out of high school on Mount Desert Island learning and developing his skill sets or “craft” as he likes to call it. To him, painting is far more than just slinging a brush around. It’s all of the hard work and preparation that is done prior to the finishing phase that really separates a good painter from a bad one. His formative years in the industry were spent in Hancock County until 2006 when he moved to the greater Portland area. Jack started on his own working out of his ’89 Volvo 240 wagon and gradually grew his business to what it is today. Painting for him is a true passion, it is something he enjoys doing day in and day out. There’s a lot to be said about someone who loves what they do and does what they love. It is clearly evident in the quality of work and care taken to properly see a project through from start to finish. Not only does the end result look beautiful but it lasts for a much longer time as opposed to being done by someone who merely wants to be done with the project and move onto the next one. The balance between speed and quality of work is always a difficult skill to master for any tradesman and painting is especially no exception. Over the years Jack has learned to appreciate and be mindful of this balance. He has learned quickly that you must stand by your work and be ready to do whatever is needed to get the job done right the first time. This is also the business practice to be successful but more importantly keep your customers happy. As with most service industries, reputation is nearly everything to maintaining and keeping a business afloat. His business motto has always been: “You are only as good as your last happy customer”. In other words, your reputation is directly tied to your level of quality and this can only be determined by the product you put out and customer’s that are willing to refer you.