At the age of 19 Painters Plus CEO and founder Jesse Gooch, started the company out of his garage with one brush, one ladder, and a '79 Ford pick up truck. In 2001 Painters Plus became a corporation. After many years of doing most of the painting on his own, answering the phone, estimating, accounting, and marketing, Jesse Gooch decided to make his first business investment with a location which included a large office and a shop on Niagara Falls Blvd in North Tonawanda, NY. After a couple of short years, in 2010, Gooch's company outgrew the boulevard location and relocated to a much larger 5,000 plus square foot warehouse which includes an office and newly decorated show room, still located in North Tonawanda, NY.
In 2010, Gooch wanted to give back to the community that has been so great to him and his business. He founded Project HOPE. Project HOPE stands for Helping Others Paint Exteriors. The reason behind Project HOPE was Gooch noticed many exteriors of homes which had dingy and loose paint. It made him ask to himself is it because of neglect or is it because the home owner is disabled or going through financial hardship? The second reason is what motivated Gooch to launch this city wide annual event. He presented his idea to the city's Mayor and got full support from the Mayor and other city officials. Gooch was able to gather up between 20-30 volunteers and has been able to repaint the exterior of a disabled Vietnam vet in 2011, a disabled 90 year old widow in 2012. Then in 2013, he did it for SERVE Niagara which was a home for wounded warriors. In 2014, a single mother with a terminal illness and 3 children and last year, 2015, was another disable vet who was also a cancer survivor and a widower.
In 2012, Gooch and his company Painters Plus got recognized by the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas for Business of the Year winner!! In addition to being Business of the Year from having an amazing reputation and for giving back to his community, he also received many other rewards which included a personal award from Governor Andrew Cuomo.
At the end of 2014, Gooch added a second location of Painters Plus to West Palm Beach, Florida. He is currently working on building a team in South Florida which includes areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, Wellington, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, and all surrounding areas. In the short period of time Gooch has built a resume which includes, painting of the Ritz Carlton, The Chamber of the Palm Beaches, and high end residential homes.
Whether your located in North Tonawanda, Tonawanda, Wheatfield, Amherst, Buffalo, Williamsville, Cheektowaga, Lockport, Niagara Falls, Lewiston, Youngstown, Clarence, Clarence Center, Lancaster, Akron, Hamburg, Orchard Park and other surrounding WNY areas or even sunny South Florida, give us a call and you can even ask to speak to Jesse Gooch himself.
What you need:
Minimum 5 years professional painting experience
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