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Hi my name is Derek and I am the proud owner of DS Painting. This is the story about how I got started in the painting and drywall business and how I got were I am today as a contractor.
I grew up in a poor family with a single mother and 2 brothers in Allentown Pa. Growing up with nothing, was very hard. we couldn't even afford cloths and food. I made 2 promises to myself, One was to graduate high school and the second was to grow up and become someone. Someone who wouldn't have to struggle through life.
One day in 1994 my mother married a man who was a contractor and had his own drywall and painting business. We relocated to Jim Thorpe Pa. So from the time I was 12 years old and graduated high school, I worked every weekend and holiday that I could, to learn the trade. For all those years I worked for $7 an hour. After high school I decided to look for work in the painting industry. After a while I got tired of working for someone ells. I just wasn't making enough money to survive.
In 2002 I decided to start my own business. I started out working as a sub contractor, working for other contractors. All I wanted to do was work but I was young, even worst I looked young. So no matter how hard I worked, to everyone ells, I was just a kid. Starting out was so hard, in fact it took a couple of years to get steady work. One day I introduced myself to a local contractor, who was painting AT&T store up and down the east coast. I was hired on as a sub contractor. After about 2 months I was promoted to project manager and had my own crew. This is where I learned the business end of things.
As of today I am no longer painting AT&T stores but moved on to better things. I'm still out there every day, working hard and growing my business. Times are tough for all of us, so I want DS Painting to remain a small painting business. This way people can still afford to have there homes painted, at a reasonable price. I am now a Professional painting and drywall contractor working harder and harder every day to satisfy my customers.DS Painting strives to make our customers happy and satisfied at all times. I hope that one day my message gets out there to inspire young people to start there own business, in the painting and drywall services, as it is becoming a ding trade. Well I just want to thank you for taking the time to read the short version of my story. I hope that you consider using DS Painting for your future projects.
OWNER OF DS PAINTING
OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE