Sunday, September 24, 2017

26 Years of Growth for D.J.’s Painting & Remodeling

Business cards throughout the first few years of the business. 

With humble beginnings, it all started in 1991. While a student at Illinois State University, David Juarez founded D.J.’s Painting & Remodeling. For the first two years of the business, David worked solo with a focus on student apartment painting. After adding two other painters to his solo team, David’s work expanded to residential homes. In 1995, David found himself involved in minor repair work and small odds and ends for customers. Needless to say, the business quickly expanded to meet the needs of our growing customer base.

At our 10-year milestone, D.J.’s Painting & Remodeling started to undertake home additions and large remodel work as well as project management opportunities. 26 years later, it is over 50% of our business.

Our full-service design and remodeling team now has access to highly qualified carpenters, electricians, plumbers, audio-visual specialists and decorators. With 10 to 14 field employees and 4 to 5 office staff, we have intentionally limited the number of team members to ensure consistent, top-notch quality for our customers – which has always been our #1 priority.

D.J.'s Painting & Remodeling office located at
1502 E. Jackson St. Bloomington, IL 61701
For the last three years we’ve had the honor of being named #1 Best Contractors/Remodelers in the Pantagraph’s Readers’ Choice Awards. We have also placed #1 Best Home Painter and #1 Best Painting Company since the categories were introduced and tweaked over the last two years. We know we could not have accomplished these #1 spots consistently without our loyal and supportive community of customers in the Bloomington/Normal area. 

This year, we also had the honor of securing the #1 spot for Best Interior Design. We chose to add an interior designer to the staff two years ago to offer a truly full service experience for our customers.

The most recent area of growth for D.J.’s Painting & Remodeling, that we thoroughly enjoy, is the remodeling and design of basements, outdoor spaces  and sunrooms. We’ve had the pleasure of completing a variety of projects including patios, outdoor grills and pergolas to name a few.

Exterior remodeling (Before)
When asked what his favorite part of owning his own business has been over the last 26 years, David Juarez quickly explained: “The customers by far. I enjoy meeting new people and figuring out solutions to their needs. I really like my job … it doesn’t seem like work.” A close second for him has been the personal growth in improving his business. “The last couple of years I have been able to expand and improve the business because of what I have been learning,” he shared. 

Exterior remodeling (After)
With D.J.’s Painting & Remodeling experiencing a steady 18% growth in the Bloomington/Normal area over the last two years, we look forward to offering dedicated service and attention to detail to customers throughout the Central Illinois region including Champaign and Peoria in the future. For now, we share a genuine and heartfelt thank you for partnering with our locally owned, family business over the last 26 years. Some may overuse this phrase – but we truly mean it when we say—we would not be here without you. Thank you!

D.J.'s Painting & Remodeling, Inc. team, Summer 2017