30+ years of experience in painting and finishing,
with expertise in work that requires a high skill level in detail, accuracy and colour design, communication. I have been a Red Seal Certified Journeyman since 2001. My advanced skills have been honed in the areas of residential restoration, interior and exterior homes from beginning to end. In the last five years I have done everything from that to include more specialty finishes (Venetian plaster) to fine furniture finishing. In my career I have offered solid experience, organization and planning, reliability, responsibility, maturity, attention to detail and safety.
In painting, it's not just the tools and skills that make the difference, but a broad knowledge of paint products. There are many products that are not compatible over each other and this is important to know. Attention to quality in this area makes a huge difference. That old saying "you get what you pay for" is actually true in this regard. I am also known for helping guide or advise clients to colours that will work best for them.
Sub Contracts & Education Related to Inter provincial Red Seal Status
⦁ Sub-contracted to various general contractors to paint luxury to standard homes on Salt Spring
⦁ Multiple Contracts to repaint housing units for 3 Vancouver Housing Co-ops. CoHo Management, Viewcourt Housing Co-op, Rising Star Co-op.
⦁ Multiple Commercial office painting contracts with Park Georgia Realty in Vancouver & Richmond BC.
⦁ Assistant property manager for Rancho Realty (Interior Condo Painting).
After moving to Salt Spring I have specialized mostly in luxury residential homes and fine furniture finishing.
References upon request.
What is a Journeyman?
In the past, a Journeyman was a man who reached a high level of a particular trade by getting as much experience as possible, usually obtained by journey's to many small towns and cities. Interestingly this still exists to a certain extent in parts of Europe. Today "journeyman", or "Red Seal" Certification is reached through 4 years of apprenticeship, or by proof of 500 hrs/per year over 4 years in the trade and then an outright "challenge" to take and pass the exam.
In Canada and the US, a Red Seal Painter Certification is accepted in the Commonwealth as proof the individual meets the highest standards of a skilled painter and finisher. In Europe however once you reach journeyman plus some years of proven skills, one becomes a Master painter. I like the term "journeyman" because it hints that one cannot know everything. A journeyman painter working on the space shuttle needs a completely different set of skills and requirements than does a journeyman painter working on a movie set: each works in a world apart.
All highly skilled tradespeople are forever on a "journey": always looking for new challenges and learning new skills. One thing is for sure, every job is different!