The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate John Locke Painting Inc. as the Small Business of the Month for July.
Located in an historic building on South Florida Avenue, John Locke Painting Inc. has been providing quality work and craftsmanship tailored to the needs of the residents of Lakeland for over 10 years.
Customer Satisfaction is a priority for the team at John Locke Painting because most of their business is repeat business through generations of customers and word of mouth. They go the distance to get the job done on the customer’s schedule, which includes working a lot of nights, weekends and holidays. Usually they will complete a job in one day, particularly if the business cannot afford to shut down while they paint. They believe in focusing on the customer’s wants and needs rather than what they think the customer should have. They provide consistent bidding processes that don’t skip any steps because they sell a 10 year paint job!
Not only does John Locke Painting believe in honorable and quality workmanship on every job, but owner John Locke is generous in his views toward charitable organizations. John Lock Painting has been involved with many local organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Salvation Army, March of Dimes, Florida Sheriffs Association, SPCA, local schools and churches, homeless shelters, Lakeland Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police, Youth Sports, Breast Cancer Foundation, Sheriffs Youth Ranch, VISTE, Shriners, FDLE, and the American Heart Association.
They work about 300 jobs a year and donate 10 – 15 full jobs per year. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry recognized John Locke Painting’s service with the James Musso Sr. Award. Not only do they apply this charitable view to established groups and organizations, but also extend discounted rates to single mothers, Police, Fire and Safety personnel, veterans, retirees and teachers. In response to the challenging housing industry, they expanded their list of services to include pressure cleaning, cleaning and painting of cement floors, pool decks, stucco and rotten wood repair and drywall repair.
John Locke Painting Inc. is an outstanding example of a community-minded, entrepreneurial small business.