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The best lessons are often learned the hard way through our mistakes and our business model is no different. Over the years we have had a hand in every facet of the residential painting industry. We have also taken on commercial painting, industrial coatings, new construction, interior painting, exterior painting, and everything in between. The comfort zone was found in the long term relationships that are formed in our personalized style of residential painting.
There is something special about the personal bonds you make with folks when you spend time with them inside and outside of their homes. This business has always been a vessel to be financially self-sufficient, of course every business is. But even more so, a way to establish roots in our little community of Victoria, BC.
In a small number of years, after working on house painting projects with large contractors, large projects, and seeing how many times, in a grandiose setting, people get left behind or mistakes happen, it was determined that smaller was better. A smaller circle, with smaller stressors and plenty of small talk with the clients. It has led to some great friendships along the way, and a few dinner parties long after the projects completion. Some would say don’t mix business with pleasure. I respectfully disagree. We believe that by keeping Pro Palette Painting smaller we can provide more individual attention to our clients, coupled with the quality they deserve in a residential painting experience. It should feel more like home and less like a board meeting.
Residential painting has always been the bread and butter for Pro Palette Painting. The personal approach we take to the business lends itself well to long term business relationships that are very rewarding. We are often quite surprised by the time that can pass between an initial painting project with a client and the follow up request, days, months ,or year later for another project with the same client or someone in their close circle. It makes us aware of the reach of better business when your intentions and attention to detail are good. We know many painting companies in Victoria who do wonderful work and specialize in new construction or larger commercial projects and they find that rewarding. We love the personal touch that comes with residential family-like projects as we meet so many great people who then pass us on to more great people. It’s a perpetual circle of new and interesting homes to work on and add to the portfolio, as well as some very cool personal moments talking with clients about life, love, travel, careers, and family. There is never a dull moment and it makes the work days go by quicker as we learn a few things about each other along the way. We get to transform homes into something beautiful and as an added bonus we meet some wonderful people, some of whom still are part of my personal life to this day. Who would have thought painting houses would breed long term friendships.
Pro Palette Painting is built on the foundation of hard work, communication, quality products, quality people and quality clients. Good residential painting is just detailed communication and prep, a steady hand and a keen eye for quality. Painting is not rocket science, it’s not the most glamorous trade, but the creative elements of turning a neglected home into something beautiful with rich vibrant colours that shows the clients personality and creativity, along with our own, definitely has its rewards. We wouldn’t change a thing about our business model, other than evolving with the latest products. It’s been such a pleasure to meet so many wonderful people, share their stories and give them the beautiful home they envisioned.
We are so grateful to our clients for their business, their trust, their referrals and their reviews. It was never the goal to be or have the best in business or personal life. Only to try harder each day. But somewhere along the way your support and our work ethic and attention to the finer details helped us become one of the top rated painting companies in Victoria. We will always do our best for our clients, despite being the small fish in a big pond.
Grateful. Gord and the team at Pro Palette Painting.