J. Brand Painting earns an award dipped in gold

This painting contractor won a Gold Best of Business award

Jared Brand is the owner of J. Brand Painting in Nelson and is pictured here with his wife, Crystal.

Jared Brand is the owner of J. Brand Painting in Nelson and is pictured here with his wife, Crystal. — Photo courtesy Jared Brand

J. Brand Painting is an affordable residential and commercial painting contractor. The company is based in Nelson and serves the West Kootenay’s surrounding area such as Castlegar, Trail, Salmo and Kaslo.

J. Brand Painting owner Jared Brand was born and raised in Nelson. Brand has over a decade of painting experience and continually strives to keep prices fair and complete each job with a sense of pride and satisfaction. By adopting the motto to “do what we say,” Brand’s company has flourished by being on time, always being courteous and finishing what they start.

Maintaining strong relationships has earned J. Brand Painting a Gold award in the Painting Contractors category of Kootenay Business’ Best of Business Awards for 2017. Here, Brand discusses how to prioritize business affairs and the pivotal role that his dad played in contributing to J. Brand Painting’s success. 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I have four children and a beautiful partner. My kids keep me young and my partner gives me so much support. I learn so much from them every day.

How has your business evolved over time?

I’ve taken the approach of running my business by taking care of the small things first and making sure that my business evolves naturally. I don’t make drastic changes that might affect us in the long run. Making a business successful takes patience. 

What’s a recent trend in your business that you’re excited about?

Painting companies like Benjamin Moore, Dulux, and Sherwin Williams have apps that help people find colours. To be able to take a picture with your phone and match a colour in that photo has been a great way to ease the stress of picking colours and to make it fun. The technology of paint has been important, too. The ability to paint any substrate and with paint being more durable and retaining the colour longer have made painting more economical for the client in protecting and beautifying their properties for longer periods of time. 

What activity is your passion outside of work?

CrossFit. I go to Power By You in Nelson and love the energy and coaching there. It’s an amazing way to relieve stress and clear my mind. 

Who is your hero and why?

My Dad. He is a great listener and knows the right questions to ask. When something is not right, he always finds a solution. Retired now, he was a bank manager at a local credit union. People would always tell me how he treated them like a person and not a file number. He would get to know the person and find out what their story was before deciding to give them a loan or mortgage. I strive to be like him every day: to treat people with respect and come up with sound solutions.

Kyle Born

Kyle Born is a writer for Kootenay Business and his initials match that of the magazine—it must be fate that brought them together. View all of Kyle Born’s articles

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