As part of our ongoing "Getting to Know Your Local Businesses" series,
we sat down this week with Dave Cole, owner of Coastal Painting Associates.
Tell us a bit about your business: What does your business offer, and how long have you been around?
Coastal Painting has been in business for 6 years. Based in Kingwood, we are primarily a home repainting
business – interior and exterior. We also have several specialty services, including brick lime wash, brick painting, cabinet painting, metal painting (roofing, metal work accents and fixtures, etc.), wallpaper installation, texture matching, and commercial painting. We are independently owned and operated (not a franchise).
How did you decide to get involved in this line of work? How did the business get started?
After over 20 years as a Corporate Recruiter and Manager I decided to return to my roots. I began painting in high school and later worked part-time in a hardware store mixing and selling paint. So, I was familiar with the products and processes.
Tell us a couple things you are proud of about your business. What are you known for? What separates you from the competition?
We pride ourselves on our flexibility to meet our customers’ needs, our attention to detail, and our fluid processes. We recognize the hardship a paint project adds to our clients’ lives and view our role as making this as painless as possible. We operate under the camping motto: “leave it cleaner than you found it!”
What is your favorite part of running this business?
Seeing the finished project and the satisfaction on the faces of our clients! That’s really what it’s all about.
Who is your ideal customer/client? Who do you serve best?
Those who appreciate quality work and view their home as an investment they want to protect and be proud of.
Can you tell us something about yourself as the business owner? What is your background?
My corporate background, and previous work with contractors has been a huge benefit to me as a business owner. I was trained in interpersonal communications, and this is something that I see lacking in many trades. You need to be able to appreciate and anticipate the other party’s need to be included in information, and what questions to ask to solve potential issues before they arise.Are there any special promotions, annual sales, or special events that you'd like to mention?
Currently we are offering 15% Off any painting project. Is there any other information you'd like your potential customers/clients to know about your business?
We are A+ BBB Rated (we are accredited), insured and our references are amazing! The thing I hear most often from my clients is that we respond. We have old school integrity, and it shows!How do you see your business growing and improving over the next couple of years?
We have incorporated new systems internally this year and will continue to look for technology to help run the business. Houston is growing and so are we!
To learn more about Coastal Painting Associates, please visit their profile on Kingwood.com
. To view their photo gallery and to request an appointment for a free estimate, visit their website at www.CoastalPaintingKingwood.com
. To view more photos of their work and to learn valuable painting tips, visit their Facebook page