BizLook: Legacy Painting

Written by By Maria Veres in the October 2020 Issue

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Legacy Painting didn’t get its name by accident. Owner Kevin Calmes and his team strive for excellence as painters, but even more, they seek to build an enduring legacy through the connections they form in the community.

Building Bridges

No one embodies Legacy Painting’s values better than Jeremy Canaday, Team Coordinator and Estimator. “He’s the heart of this company,” says Kevin. Jeremy has been with Legacy since 2000. He’s also a full-time Oklahoma City firefighter who connects with clients in ways that go far beyond conversations about paint colors.

At a recent estimate appointment, Jeremy learned the client’s daughter had passed away. Jeremy had been one of the firefighters on the scene at that tragedy. He was able to offer a special kind of support and comfort to the grieving family.

On another call, he learned that a client’s father, a New York City fire captain, was battling cancer. When Jeremy got in his truck to leave, he felt moved to do something more for the family. So he gave the client his OKC Fire Department ball cap to send to her father, with a message—“Keep the good fight going.”

“Thank goodness, we have lots of these stories,” says Kevin. “That’s who we are.”

A Tradition of Service

Founded in 1999, Legacy Painting is the only Oklahoma company accredited by the Painting and Decorating Contractors Association. Team members proudly complete every part of every job—nothing is subcontracted out. Kevin is deeply committed to giving his best not only to clients, but also to employees.

“We’re here to serve the people who work here and pass that service into our community,” says Kevin. “The first thing we do is make connections. The second thing we do is paint.”

Legacy Painting is located in Edmond. Visit them at WeRLegacy.com.

 

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