What sets us a part?
When asked what helped most in establishing our company back in 1973, Lola De Leon, Treasurer of De Leon Painting replied, “Guts, along with Hugo’s knowledge of equipment, materials and job specifications.”
Setting their sites on success, Hugo and Lola De Leon began De Leon Painting in 1973. What began as a small family business with just four employees has grown into a successful and thriving corporation. De Leon Painting incorporated in 1981 and currently has fifty employees. Family owned and operated for over 30 years, De Leon Painting thrives under the direction of Hugo De Leon. As President, Hugo brings experience and expertise to each project. His knowledge of the ever-changing products and materials used in major commercial painting contracts and his ability to follow through to completion on difficult jobs has enabled De Leon Painting to win contracts with major corporations like IBM and Raytheon and to provide services for the most technical of clients, Kitt Peak and Mount Graham Observatories.
Classified as a certified minority business and a small business entity, De Leon Painting, Inc. is small only by definition. They are a large company in quality and commitment. Their commitment is to both their clients and their employees. Lola De Leon explains, “We provide benefits for our employees and keep them working year round so they can make plans, buy homes, and raise families in our communities.” This commitment to their employees has paid off for both De Leon Painting and for their clients. Many of their employees have been with them for almost 10 years and some employees are nearing the 20-year mark. The added years of experience and expertise of the De Leon Staff are evident in the quality of work done for each client.
Greg De Leon, Vice President, is known in the industry for his professional and thorough approach. He works as a project manager, estimator and will often run crews for De Leon Painting. His knowledge of technical advances in chemistry and surfaces keeps De Leon on the cutting edge of their industry.
While Greg and Hugo are in the field supervising their large work crews, Carrie, Michelle and Lola De Leon run the office. Carrie is in charge of payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable while Lola De Leon serves as the office manager. Carrie, Michelle and Greg are all college graduates and are ready to carry De Leon into the next millennium. De Leon runs as a well-oiled machine, keeping their many contracts on schedule and up to the De Leon high quality of workmanship.