A Scottsdale, AZ, painting company recently completed its first project to honor America’s veterans.
Fresh Coat Painters
|Fresh Coat Painters painted the home of Moe and Marilyn Silverman at no charge as part of the company’s “Restoring the Colors” veteran painting program.|
Greg and Susan Jewell, owners of a Fresh Coat Painters franchise, recently launched a program to provide free painting services to veterans as a “thank you” for their service to the country.
‘Restoring the Colors’
The first project by the company’s “Restoring the Colors” program was Moe and Marilyn Silvermans’ single-story Scottsdale home.
“Moe served in World War II and was an MP in Japan during the U.S. occupation right after the war,” Greg Jewell said. “He’s now in his 80s, so even though he spent his career as a professional painter himself, he’s not really financially or physically able to paint a whole house.”
United States Navy/ Chief Warrant Officer Seth Rossman
|The Tomb of the Unknowns, also known as the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, at Arlington National Cemetery symbolizes dignity and respect for the American veteran.|
The project would have cost the couple about $3,000, the company said. But Fresh Coat absorbed the costs for all labor and materials on the project, and it anticipates doing the same for other veterans selected.
“We were thinking that once a year we’d give away painting services,” said Greg Jewell. “It makes sense, and it’s something we support.”
Founded in 2004 in Cincinnati, OH, Fresh Coat Painters provides services for residential, commercial and governmental customers in more than 100 major cities across the United States and Canada.