BUS: Legacy Painting
His initial business logo was a calligraphy art piece his grandfather drew. That’s how Kevin Calmes started Legacy Painting, by carrying on his grandfather’s legacy. His own legacy, which started with the artistic touch of his grandfather, now continues on with each paintbrush stroke.
“When I started, I had the idea of developing, not just a painting business, but more of a legacy in people, family, and community,” says Calmes. “Legacy is the idea of something not here and gone tomorrow. It’s lasting.”
That was 18 years ago and Legacy Painting is still here, still offering high-quality work, and still providing a service to Edmond residents that lasts. Not only is this his trade, it’s his service to the community where his wife works as a teacher at Summit Middle School, where his daughter graduated from High School at Santa Fe and attended UCO, where his son attends Cheyenne Middle School, and where the Calmes family calls home.
“We’re not here one month and gone the next. Legacy Painting is connected to the community,” he says. “We’re engaged. We’re relational.”
Legacy Painting clients can always count on knowing each step of the process during their project. The timeframe, process, and progression of the project are always communicated.
“We tell our clients, ‘We’ll be here at this time. We’re paining the living room and hallway today. At the end of the day go through what we painted, look for anything that needs addressed, we’ll be back here at 8:30 in the morning to start again,’” he says.
It’s the communication – explaining, updating, asking questions and listening – that allows Legacy Painting to offer a much more robust painting service.
“We strive to be an A-plus painter, but also an A-plus communicator,” he says.
As part of the company’s legacy for excellence and community involvement, Legacy Painting is a member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), and has adopted Seeworth Academy to provide help with needed projects.
For more information on Legacy Painting services, visit mylegacypainter.com or call (405) 286-5163.