After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003 with Construction Management and Business Management degrees, Justin followed his passion for traveling and headed west to San Diego. He worked as a Project Engineer for a large commercial general contractor where he completed elementary school, middle school, and high school renovations plus a ground-up 25,000 sqft new elementary school, all for the Ramona Unified School District in Ramona, CA.
Following a two-year English teaching position in Japan, Justin moved to San Francisco in 2006 and began working for another large commercial general contractor. Justin worked as a Project Engineer and Project Manager on multiple projects while in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, most notably a 800 guest room renovation of the Hyatt Burlingame SFO, a 400 guest room renovation of the Marriott Union Square, a ground-up public works parking structure for the city of Vallejo, and a 23-story residential high rise in Hollywood. In between management positions for different projects, Justin was heavily involved in pre-construction services and estimating.
Michele graduated from Chico State in 2002 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Child Development. Following her two-year English teaching position in Japan, she moved to San Francisco and received her Master's in Education Administration. Throughout her professional career, she has been heavily involved in Autism awareness. Originally starting as a Behavioral Therapist, she advanced to Case Manager which lead to a district office leadership position as an Autism Learning Support Consultant for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). At SFUSD, Michele provided consultation services for students and staff at 73 elementary schools and multiple middle schools.
Justin and Michele married in 2008 and didn't wait too long before having children. Maya, now turning 6, was born in March of 2010. The twins, Ava and Judah who are now turning 4, were born in March of 2012.
"Our approach to business ownership is much the same as our approach to parenting. If you are honest and do what you say you are going to do, your customer's (and children) have access to a stepping stone leading to trust. Trust is the key building block in any successful endeavor."
Justin and Michele had always wanted to own and operate their own business. It was in September, 2013 when Justin left his project management position to follow this dream. It was both Justin and Michele's experience living in the Japan that provided them the direction they knew had to follow to make this business successful.
"The approach to customer service in Japan just blew us away. From the minute you request a service, or walk into a store or restaurant, everything is centered around the customer. Having been involved with construction for the past 15 years, we researched trade industries that notoriously struggle with customer service. It was through our research that we noticed a large separation between the painting industry and quality customer service. It is this separation which provided us with a perfect opportunity to marry our management experiences with the service expectations we strive to provide our clientele."