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CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana has had a long standing relationship with Luke Family of Brands since 2014. As a partner on more than 30 projects in locations throughout Northwest Indiana, as well as the Chicago area and North into Southwest Michigan; we’ve successfully assisted in branding their independent fuel dealer stores. When Luke Family of Brands gains a new independent store client, the brand can vary depending on the stores volume. We’ve assisted on projects for a variety of their brands: GoLo, All-Star, Marathon, Citgo or SAVE stores.
The Project Scope:
The scope of work can range from painting of canopy fascia, installing decks, columns, pump islands and bollards and in many cases, includes the store buildings and sign poles. In most cases the quality of the project depends on the surface preparation of mostly steel structures that are often rusted and in poor condition. Some of the smaller projects can take one to two days and others can take as long as a full week, depending on the number of painters on the crew. Some special challenges that are a factor on these projects are often the use of lift equipment to reach high areas on the canopy to ensure the safety of the crew. The stores remain in full operation while we are working and cannot shut down, which means we have to factor in that our painters always wear bright safety colored vests, place cones around the lift equipment and areas we are working.
How we got it done:
With each project, Luke Family of Brands shares their brand standards with CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana so we know where to apply the correct colors, products and sheens in the required areas to meet their brand standards. On occasion, the buildings differentiate from the buildings in the brand standards catalog, in those situations we usually get clarification from the Imaging Coordinator, Chris Ling, and he provides direction in those instances. We also have a job account setup at our paint supplier, Sherwin-Williams, and they have the brand colors on file to make it easy on the paint crew for coordinating purchases for the project.
We have experience working on all types of projects, whether it’s big and small with Luke Family of Brands. We look forward to continuing our relationship with our partner.
“As you are well aware, some of these sites are in very poor shape when we get involved and that’s why we put our trust in a professional contractor like CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana to get these locations looking great and meeting our strict Brand Standards. As a local Family owned company, Luke Family of Brands takes great pride in supporting other local businesses in the region. Working with John Jordan and his crew at CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana has been a great working relationship and I look forward to many more successful projects in the future with them. Thanks again for all that you do to help make our brand more attractive to our clients,” said Imaging Coordinator Chris Ling from Luke Family of Brands.