The history of our company, Home Painters Toronto and Home Painters Ottawa, can be traced back to when I was a kid watching my dad run the same business he would for his entire life. From that point on I was hooked, my dream was to follow in his footsteps and one day have my own business. It wouldn’t be until several years later, in 1987, when a big opportunity would fall into my lap. A friend of mine in my first year of university highly recommended that I try my hand at running my own student painting business.
His success was encouraging, and this was exactly what I had been waiting for! As an opportunist it was impossible for me to ignore the chance to make money, especially since whatever I earned would go to paying for my university tuition. However even with all of my excitement I still needed to dig deep and find the courage to take this step towards making my dreams a reality. Hence my first ever business was born: a student painting franchise.
When I graduated in 1991 with a BA in economics from York University the job market was not looking too great. Thankfully I had accumulated a good amount of job experience already, and not only had I gained a lot of expertise but I really enjoyed it as well! I decided that the best course of action was for me to stick with the painting business I already had, and have that be the business I’d been wanting since childhood.
That’s when my company truly started, and I’ve been a professional painting contractor ever since. With my dream of becoming a business owner finally coming true I decided to shift my purpose to something similar: making homeowners’ dreams come true. Our goals as a company revolve around finding out what your vision is for your property and making it a reality!
From there it’s been a long road in a positive direction, with us expanding to a brand new city and customer base in Ottawa. We’re excited to be here and looking forward to delivering the same level of quality expertise and service that we’ve provided to the GTA and beyond for over two decades.