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re:defining experience in the painting industry: Paul Gray

By March 8, 2023March 13th, 2023Uncategorized

Paul Gray got his start in the painting industry 36 years ago as a painter for a Westerly RI-based contractor. A year later, he started painting for College Pro. Paul went into painting because he needed a job and wanted to learn a skill. After 36 years, we think it’s safe to say he learned how to paint!

Over the last three decades, Paul has been in many positions within the painting industry, from painter, foreman, franchise manager, franchise owner, sales and operations manager, estimator, and everything in-between. Being in several departments within painting industry, Paul has gained the knowledge and the know-how when it comes to all things paint.

Paul has also worked for many painting contractors, from local contractors in Connecticut, to national ones all over New England. Paul has earned many awards from previous companies, including Northeast Commercial Sales Associate of the year, twice.

We asked Paul what career advice he would give himself when he first started his career, his answer was, “hang in there because you can do this!”

Paul’s biggest career accomplishment is making connections that have lasted. He enjoys working with his friends and clients to get their projects done on time and on budget. Even when short on painters, or even when the pandemic hit. Because of these connections, he has worked on some iconic New England places, such as Mystic Seaport.

Paul enjoys meeting clients face to face… with donuts. Keeping in constant contact with them. Whether it’s stopping by, golfing, or connecting at business after-hours events or over food and drinks, he likes to get to know his clients so he can know how to better serve them.

Paul’s favorite paint color is orange, with purple being a close 2nd. When he is not painting, or thinking about painting, he likes to run. He runs 25-40 races per year and is looking to do more than 50 this year! So far, he is at 6!

Paul’s 36+ years of experience is a true advantage for our already well-seasoned team and for our clients. Paul brings not only a different set of eyes to every project, but he brings the experience to show his know-how to the rest of the team, whether they have been in the industry for 1 or 30 years.

re:fab as a company has been painting and remodeling for over 30 years. However, their experience doesn’t end there. Their all-star paint lineup has over 140 years of combined painting experience, not just in New England, but all over the USA!

We are so excited to have Paul join our team and can’t wait to see what he can do to help re:fab get more for all of our clients. Thank you, Paul, for joining our team. Want to see what experience can do for your next painting job? Contact us here!

Drywall + Carpentry

Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.

Renovation Services

Professional Renovation Services Tailored to your Industry.

re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards

Specialty Flooring

Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
  • High-Performance Urethane Topcoat
  • Resurfacers
  • Same-Day Coating Systems
  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.

EIFS + Stucco

Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.

*We are Dryvit Systems EIFS Certified Installers.

Power Washing

Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

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re:fab’s 30 years+ experience with commercial interior and exterior painting, sealing and wall & ceiling applications assures each client that we have the expertise to deliver for any business painting requirement. Tackling projects both large and small, across New England, our teams are capable of serving all of your standard and specialty painting and application needs.

  • Interior & exterior applications
  • Multi-color systems
  • Wallpaper removal & installation
  • Power washing
  • EIFS & stucco
  • Wall coverings
  • Korugard
  • Acoustical ceiling painting
  • Lead paint removal
  • Low odor and non-VOC painting
  • Line striping
  • Electrostatic painting