BUSINESS: Ray the Painter
In 1991, Ray Wolf established
his new painting business, Ray the Painter. The concept was simple: one guy,
lots of brushes. His commitment to detail and craftsmanship earned him a
reputation that enabled him to grow his business into a 15-person operation.
Since Wolf passed away in 2009, president Amy Wewers and her staff carried his
legacy forward, eventually purchasing the business from Ray’s wife in December
2012. Today Ray the Painter boasts commercial and residential clients from
Williams-Sonoma and Southern Nazarene University to homes in just about every
neighborhood of the metro area.
“Ray was always good about
quality craftsmanship and good customer service. Our mission statement lays out
our continuing commitment to those ideals. We stay until the job’s done
right…satisfaction guaranteed—that’s what we shoot for,” said Wewers.
Though Ray the Painter handles
both interiors and exteriors, the services don’t stop there. They also offer
cabinet refinishing, fence and deck staining, sheetrock repair and wallpaper
removal—all of which are time-intensive hassles for even the best DIY
In addition to the work done,
they offer a two-year guarantee—rare in this industry. The company doesn’t just
care about their projects after they’re finished, but is committed from start
to finish. Their painters are neat and dependable, arriving at job sites at 8am
and leaving at 4:30pm. They thoroughly clean the area and put away tools before
leaving. Your house or business won’t look like a construction site while
waiting for the job to be completed.
Their large selection of green
products, including low volatile-organic-compound (VOC) paints is unique. Ray
the Painter is also EPA-certified in lead paint removal.
Wewers doesn’t like surprises,
so she’s especially vigilant about not surprising clients with the bill. The staff
carefully reviews each job site to provide clients with an estimate that
includes a detailed scope of the project.
“We’re not the cheapest painters
in Oklahoma City. We’re not the most expensive either. Part of what people pay
us for is the experience. From the bidding process on down the line, the
customer comes first. We provide a good experience. That’s a big deal when
you’re working with a painter,” said Wewers.
Not shy when asked why
homeowners and businesses should choose Ray the Painter, Wewers simply said,
“We’re the best.”
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