Chris Blackwell, a graduate of the University of Delaware founded Jamestown Painting. He carries on a family tradition in the painting and coatings industry started in 1908 in Wilmington, Delaware. With the addition of Howard Zebley, a graduate of Columbia University, Joseph Pendrak a graduate of Villanova University and Chris Beatson, a veteran painter for over 20 years, we make up one of the strongest management teams in the industry.
Our Continued Growth
In 2000, Jamestown Painting founded Specialty Finishes, a carpentry company, to complement our painting services. In 2001, we opened an office in Ft. Myers, Florida. In 2010, we acquired the assets of Minker Construction, a general contractor and construction management company. Our corporate headquarters in Newark, Delaware supports these companies. Since our inception, we have become one of the largest painting and wallcovering contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region. This year we topped out with over 135 employees serving over 1,000 projects at our four locations.
Jamestown Painting Uses Athletics to Foster Success
Since much of the company leadership has deep roots in athletics, we feel competition is naturally one of the key ingredients to our success. The hidden competition is never discussed nor used to slow employee growth. Instead, we use positive encouragement to help employees reach full potential. Competition also fuels our drive to succeed with complex projects. We find solutions by overcoming obstacles and deterring excuses. This philosophy gives Jamestown its impeccable reputation for getting the job done right and on time.
Although we work in diverse economies and climates, the need to honor our commitment to you is paramount. Jamestown Painting stands firm that our word is more important than a contract. We believe that in the paint and coatings industry, if you are honest, sincere and honor your commitments, the customer will find you. Reputation and word of mouth are the best ways to be both successful and profitable.
So as we embark on the next century of business, we would love for you to try our service or join our team as the “family tradition continues.”