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Prompt, precise painting since 1981 – that’s what Steve Latone of Painting Unlimited offers area businesses and homeowners.
“Our family always had rental property, I’ve been painting since I was in 8th grade” Latone related, “so it only made sense, after high school, to continue doing what I could do best, stay in the area and start this business.”
Steve still recalls the thrill of his first job – transforming the old hardware store near the Chautauqua Institution music practice sheds into a usable building for the Institution. Since then Latone and his crew have painted the Boys and Girls Club, Little Theatre, Covenant Manor, worked on the exterior and interior of the Lucy properties as well as a number of other commercial buildings and private residences. He has recognized the needs in this market and worked to fill them – adding lifts, construction expertise, power washing, concrete floor refinishing and historical restoration to his list of services offered.
His pride and passion come through, he spoke at length about the need to prepare and have surfaces ready, the need to use the right paint, the importance of doing a complete job and the trust his customers have in him.
He refers to his employees as a ‘professional crew’ of full time workers – working 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year – inside or outside depending on the weather and the jobs.
“My biggest challenge is the weather and the scheduling needed around that” Latone said, “ I’ve got to keep my crew busy, the customers happy and get the job done, so I’m constantly checking the weather, reworking the schedule, contacting and reaching customers. Thank goodness we have customers who trust us to come in and get the work done when the schedule – and the weather – allows.”
Steve is on site at each job, even as I concluded this interview he was already walking away, headed for a ladder – paint brush in hand.
Painting Unlimited is on Facebook. They also have a website – paintingunlimitedjamestowninc.com. They are located at 327 Steele St., Jamestown, NY and can be reached at 716.484.2380.