Interview with Painting America Co-Founder, Dave Rushing
Q – Why did you start Painting America, Inc?
A- My father was a self employed painting contractor and I learned painting skills and the business side of things from him.
After working for a couple of companies, I realized I had an innate talent for high quality work, that working for others would not allow me to do. I wanted to be my own boss and provide quality work and service to my clients. I started my company when I was 20 years old.
How long have you been painting?
A- 31 Years!! 21 of them, serving the greater Eastside.
Q – What do you feel Painting America offers that other painting contractors don’t?
A- Complimentary, comprehensive color consultations. I have an advanced knowledge of the chemistry of paint, people often call me the walking encyclopedia of paint. I stay current by researching and discussing new products with my supplier, and other contractors. We are a quality
driven company that has a strong work ethic, we are trustworthy, ethical, and operate a clean organized job site and consistently provide over the top customer service. I am the repaint specialist; I work on one house at a time assisted by our employees that are trained by me.
Q – As a Co-Owner of Painting America, do you get involved personally with the jobs?
If so, why?
A- Yes! I bid the jobs and I do the work, assisted by employees. We work on one house at a time
to assure quality workmanship and customer service. Every house is my personal expression of
my artistic talents. Only if I do the work, am I able to sign my name as the artist
Q – What does your ideal exterior paint job look like?
Prep-Prep-Prep and more prep, to assure the substrate is ready for long lasting adhesion.
Clean arrow straight lines, smooth, uniform paint coverage and true depth of color.
Greatly enhanced esthetically and proper mil build on your home’s exterior, to protect your
investment and to give the exterior 15-18 years of protection from the elements.
Q – If you were a customer looking for a new painting company, why would you choose Painting America?
A- Painting America specializes in repaints, and brings to the table a vast knowledge of paint and process. The interior and exterior work is quality driven and quite evident. I would do my homework and know that Painting America is licensed, bonded, insured and is a local company serving the Eastside for 21 years, built primarily on customer referrals. It is important that they are members with the BBB and have no complaints. Painting America has an A+ rating with clients on Angie’s List, and have been awarded the Super Service Award.
Painting America provides extensive, detailed information to the client to be sure they have all the knowledge they need to make an informed decision, and they guarantee their work! I would choose Painting America for interior work because of the comprehensive color consult that would assure me that all design elements are considered and a costly mistake is not made. Painting America is transparent and more than happy to provide a tour of one of their clients home, to show you the beautiful work up close and personal.