Founder & CEO
I enjoy painting and empowering people.
The team members that we hire enjoy painting, learning, and growing. When everyone is happy doing what they do, they have a blast, do excellent work, and provide a great experience to those around them.
This is not only at work either. This applies at home, at church, in the gym, at volunteer events, and so much more.
Many businesses are started to provide for the family and there is nothing wrong with that, but I wanted to help more than just those under my own roof.
I enjoy seeing what people are made of, and training employees and contractors to paint and help run a business has been a great outlet for that. It’s not always blue skies because sometimes people don’t think they are made of much, but we persevere and we try again.
Most importantly, we grow and get better.
I don’t mean the change of color. We love that too, but this is more.
By providing excellent and happy service to our clients on time and on budget we are able to effect a positive change in our community.
Firstly, there is a stigma around the contracting field in general. Finding a quality contractor that delivers on what they say they will can be quite difficult. We aim to change that.
Secondly, we are exposed to other opportunities to give to the community thanks to referrals and recommendations from our happy clients.
Thirdly, and I definitely did not save the least for last, we are able to affect things on a global scale. Last year we gifted our clients something unique that allowed us to simultaneously feed a child in a foreign country for an entire year!
Tell me that doesn’t get you just a little excited! This year, and every year going forward, we are aiming to help even more.
How did we start?
We first got started headed into winter with a blizzard of bizarre events & a broken wrist!
Sir Paints A Lot was originally founded in Billings, Montana in October of 2013. We were excited to be expecting our first child in February, but just before Halloween we found out that rather than dipping our toes in the business we were going to be diving in head first.
So we did what we thought was best and bought as many of the necessary tools we could afford and handed out our business cards to everyone who would take them. It wasn’t the smoothest start, but imperfect action beats doing nothing.
Of course, had I known what was coming I might have waited…
My wife Cait was blessed with a wonderful girls trip to a faraway land. Her timing couldn’t have been more perfect: she missed the cold start to a long winter. It was the coldest winter Montana had experienced in decades.
The first few weeks of December were brutal with temperatures averaging -30 with windchill up to -70! The transmissions in most cars were frozen solid. Snow melting off roofs was running down and freezing doors shut. Windows were clad in ice inside and out. Even the home insulation wasn’t enough! In many cases ice would build on the west walls exposed to the arctic blasts.
That was a pretty hard time. As you can imagine, painters weren’t in particularly high demand.
Four days into a new year we were so excited to be setting new goals. We were just happy we had made it 3 months into our new venture and were eagerly waiting for our first son. We didn’t see the next setback coming…
We headed into town to have a dinner date and pick up some paint supplies. On our way into town on icy roads with billowing snow, we found ourselves in a situation that left us in a ditch. The work truck was totaled. I broken my wrist, and my wife Cait was 8 months pregnant!
Fortunately, Solomon was unharmed. He’s still the biggest of our 3 littles.
Where are we going?
We moved the operation to Oregon in 2015 after discovering we had a second son on the way. As soon as we arrived we knew we wanted to build something other people could be proud of.
I had discovered in the 2 years prior that I did not like working alone day in and day out. I needed a team that was as passionate as I was about doing something greater.
We are now expanding our team with only the best so that we can better serve our residential and commercial repaint clients.
Offering great services is what we call the lowest standard possible. We aim to raise up the standard of what is acceptable in the trades.
Part of that problem we have identified is that there is typically one person that answers the phone, calls clients, emails proposals, meets new clients , runs supplies, and does most of the labor. That image doesn’t instill confidence to me and I bet you’d agree. Part of why we hire the way we do is to make communication a breeze and peace of mind for everyone.