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re:defining experience in the painting industry: Peter Suneson

By March 14, 2024Uncategorized

Peter Suneson is the head of our Paint Division. In the summer of 1994, before he went to college, Peter started painting commercial properties. After college, he went on to pursue a career in teaching for 15 years. However, he spent his summer breaks painting. After 15 years of teaching, he got a leadership role in the painting industry and never looked back! It was the vast number of opportunities to learn and problem-solve that made him switch back to a career in painting. “There is much more to protecting and beautifying substrates than I realized when I painted in the summers,” Peter says.

 

30 Years of Painting & Problem Solving.

Since he started 30 years ago, Peter Suneson has held many positions, from Painter, Project Manager, Director of Operations, VP of Training and Development, VP of Operations and now, head of the Paint Division. Though most of his painting career has been with re:fab, he has worked for other smaller painting contractors and even one of our competitors.

Peter Suneson is well versed in both coatings and renovation work. If he had to narrow it down to just two, then he would say sealants and aerial access (lifts and staging for high-rises and tough to reach spots). Peter is a great problem solver, which is why it comes as no surprise that he is great at solving access problems on job sites. From figuring out how to paint complex high-rises and how to paint the side of the building bordered by a body of water, Peter takes on any difficult project and makes it look so easy!

 

Painting is the Name, But Safety is the Game.

Safety is always a top priority, especially when painting in those hard-to-reach spaces. Peter is a Certified OSHA instructor; this is very important to him and re:fab. It is important to take safety seriously and keep it top of mind, so not only are our crews safe on the job, but your teams, customers and families are just as safe, too! In the past 30 years, Peter has managed multiple 7-figure nationwide projects, keeping safety a top priority.

When asked what the most memorable project he has worked on, he said, “we were painting a very large distribution center outside of Savanna, GA. This distribution center had a 50ft high penthouse on the roof of the base building where we had to use swing staging to access all four sides during hurricane season. With multiple hurricane warnings during the two months, we had this equipment we had to mobilize and remobilize multiple times by craning the equipment on and off the roof to maintain the safety and integrity of the project.” Not only was it hurricane season, but working in the extremely hot summer Georgia weather was no joke on that rooftop. It was also important to hydrate and protect against high sun exposure. Wow, and we thought paintable weather in New England was challenging!

 

Helping Clients Daily!

When helping clients, new or current, Peter believes that talking to them face-to-face whenever possible is the best way to build a relationship and help them with their painting project. He is always honest with clients, even when it’s hard to do so. Being candid and yourself when talking to clients is very important in building client trust.

Peter’s favorite paint color is anything except Urbane Bronze and Repose Grey, as they both seem to be everywhere lately!

When you go with re:fab, you’re not going with the average New England painting contractor, you’re going with a team that has over 150 years of painting experience. You’re going with honesty and clarity throughout all stages of your project. We’re a team that will work on your project every day until it’s finished. Our team will ensure that they are proud of the work they produce, but you are proud of the final product as well. That’s what Peter loves about working at re:fab, but it’s also what he brings to re:fab and his clients.

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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
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  • 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
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  • 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.


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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
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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
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