Now that the WA location is up and running, we would like you to get to know Chris Wright, son of IL President John Wright and VP-Sales and Marketing Kathy Wright. Chris was with the IL company location for 11 years before relocating to Tacoma to build the WA location in 2016.
1) What inspired you to go to WA and start the new Paint-Right Painting location?
“More work opportunity out here.”
2) How, for painting, is WA different than IL?
“For exterior painting, no one brushes and rolls – everyone sprays. With our method of brush/roll, you have more control and apply more paint. You are not wasting materials by spraying it into the air. You need to back roll over the wood by pushing the paint into the wood, or it can lead to failing.”
3) What is the most important thing to communicate to homeowners about painting their home?
4) What do you think separates you from the rest of the painting companies in WA?
“The painting methods used back in IL (at home) have been proven to work. We have the ability to brush and roll the house exterior in almost the same amount of time it takes to spray a house.”
5)On a personal note, what do you enjoy most about living in the WA area now?
“The ability to drive about an hour and be in the middle of the mountains and the lakes.”
Pictured is Chris relaxing at his new home recently purchased in Tacoma:
As part of our series of blogs of highlighting our employees, we would like to share now an interview with the President of Paint-Right Painting, John Wright.
1)What would you say is the biggest change in your industry that you have seen over your 38 years in business?
“The amount of different colors of paint that you can now get is incredible. It is about 1000% better now in the number of choices that you have, and the paints themselves are better in many ways, especially the Acrylics. The downside is losing all the oil-based coatings because they were great products, but that is a result of the EPA ( Environmental Protection Agency) restrictions.”
2)What do you feel separates your company from the rest of the competition?
“That we are Family Owned and Operated, which means exactly what it says. We are different than the bigger companies, that lose customer quality and the quality control is gone. As far as the little guys- they are limited to what they can do because they are only 1 person. The level of expertise has gotten bad, especially in the last 10 years.”
3)What are you most proud of about your business?
“That we are a legitimate W2 payer ( which means everyone who works for us are our employees), and not sub-contractors, and most other companies are 1099 payers ( for sub-contractors), and the owners of the companies don’t even do the work.
4)Tell us something personal about yourself that you would like to share.
“I love being immersed in Nature, and being Balanced, and in Harmony with the Natural World.”
Paint-Right Painting Inc. is pleased to announce and congratulate employee Dan Wright (brother of owner John Wright) for reaching and celebrating his 35th year anniversary with the company. Dan is considered a painting contractor with Paint-Right as he bids, paints, and supervises all his own exterior painting projects during the exterior season, which runs from April through October. Dan then works with John and the rest of the family members and crew on the interior projects that are done November through March. Dan started bidding his own projects in 1994. Dan has painted many customers repeatedly over the years, and his repeat customers often just give a go-ahead to paint, even before they receive new quotes for the project. Right now, Dan has a number of exterior customers who have given the go-ahead to paint this 2018 exterior season, and Dan has not even bid the projects yet. That alone is proof of the quality work that he does.
To give you a better insight and understanding of Dan’s history, he was interviewed by Kathy Wright, V.P. Sales and Marketing, and Dan answered the following questions:
1) What do you think is your best quality, as a painting contractor for Paint-Right Painting:
“I get the job done within the timeframe that I state it will be done. I am very responsible and serious about my craft. I don’t take my craft lightly.”
2) What one thing do you most enjoy about your work?
“I did the best I could do on each job to make sure that it turns out the best it can be.”
3) What piece of advice would you give to a new painter starting out in your trade?
“Learn everything you can about your craft. You never stop learning.”
4) What do you like to do in your spare time?
5) What are you most proud of in your career?
“That my brother, John, and I have been working together, side by side, for 35 years.”
Paint-Right Painting Inc. would like to thank Dan for all his years of dedicated service, and for giving the company the excellent reputation that it has because of the quality work that he does. Following is a picture of Dan painting during a current interior commercial project for a condo association’s interior doors: