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'We don't want to compromise our
work standards for growth.'
Although painting is usually one of the last tasks in the construction process, Baker Paint tries to become actively involved with projects when they are still in the planning stage. The company can help
its general contractor clients put together a more accurate budget.
Chapman says that early involvement makes Baker a more integral
part of the entire construction team.

Building Relationships

Baker Paint's reputation is
tied to its ability to complete
every project on time.

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mitment to customer satisfaction, their excellent safety performance
and their strong relationships with manufacturers, customers and
their colleagues.
The business began with only five employees in 1971 and now
has well more than 75. Baker Paint's take off was contributed by Carlos Ramirez, now partner of Baker Paint, when he began his duties
as an estimator in 1984. Since then, the company has expanded tremendously by creating long-lasting relationships. Baker continues
to look for the best talent out there to help it continue to grow in an
ever-changing market. "Our well-trained staff will make certain that
any job undertaken is completed efficiently and in full compliance
with federal, state and local codes and regulations," Chapman states.
"Our award winning safety performance and devotion to quality
consistently brings peace of mind to our customers, while we are
expertly applying color to their world," he adds.
Baker Paint predominately works on public- and private-sector projects in the Atlanta area, but, "We go wherever our general
contractors go," Chapman says. Baker generates approximately $20
million in revenue annually and will work on a wide range of scale.
Baker Paint offers a wide range of services. The company specializes in painting high-rises and the interiors and exteriors of large commercial facilities, performing large-scale pressure washing, caulking
and drywall repairs, exterior tilt-wall coatings and wall coverings.
Eight years ago, the company added a full-service concrete flooring
division due to customer demands and market opportunities.
On every job, Baker Paint prides itself on providing customers
unmatched value and service. "We offer our clients the most value
for their dollar," Chapman says.

There are two primary keys every general contractor looks for in a
subcontractor: financial stability and a strong safety process. Baker
Paint is a leader in both categories.
Baker Paint has a safety team that provides ongoing training to
all team members. Baker Paint's priority is to comply with all OSHA
standards and regulations and to ensure the best practices are
followed on every job site. Additionally, Baker Paint works with its
insurance company to provide safety training and reduce the likelihood of workers compensation claims.
Keeping clients happy and focusing on lasting relationships are
key ingredients to Baker Paint's growth. The bulk of the company's work comes through repeat clients. "The reason that we have
maintained these relationships with our clients over the years [is
they] have the utmost confidence we are going to be there from the
beginning to the end," Chapman explains.
Baker's reputation is built on Baker Paint's record of completing
all of its projects on schedule. "You can't be late in this business,"
Chapman says.
Baker's supplier relationships are as equally important to Baker
Paint's longevity. The company's primary paint vendor, Sherwin-Williams, maintains a full-time presence in Baker Paint's
facility. Sherwin-Williams helps Baker Paint develop correct specifications and bring new products into the marketplace, such as a
new antimicrobial paint used in hospitals to prevent the build up of
bacteria on surfaces.
Chapman says the hands-on partnership with a paint manufacturer is something very few competitors can offer. "There's always
something new coming out and we try to stay up to date," he adds.
The major activity in the Atlanta market today is keeping Baker
Paint busy. The company is expecting a 10 percent bump in revenue
this year just by sticking with its existing contractor base. "Because
of the nature of their growth, we're growing without having to go
outside and look for other clients," Chapman says.
Even as it takes on more projects, Baker Paint will be careful not to
over expand so it can continue to provide the same level of service
and excellence to its customers. "We don't want to compromise our
work standards for growth," Chapman says. "Our goal is to do as
much work with any particular contractor we work for, and keep
that relationship everlasting."

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