Monday, July 28, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Pro Power Washing and Painting also removes wallpaper

By
From page HGS18 | April 29, 2013 |

When Carl Robertson visited colonial Williamsburg more than 30 years ago, he fell in love with what he saw. He had always loved American history, and after visiting the 18th-century historical sites and reenactments in Virginia, he decided he wanted to create a similar experience closer to home — a lot closer to home.

Robertson and his wife, Jeanne, decided to start Providence Plantation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making history come alive, on their 44-acre property in Evans City, Penn., and they recruited their then 12-year-old son, Dale, to help.

“At first we just did colonial fairs, modeling arts and crafts — that kind of thing,” said Dale. “As time went on, though, we started building colonial buildings and painting and staining their interiors and exteriors to look like old times. I was involved with all of it from the beginning.”

What Dale and his parents didn’t know then was that this was actually the beginning of Dale’s training as a professional painter. In high school Dale got a job painting at a local trade school, and several years later, in 1993, he and three friends started their own company in Pittsburg. His friends eventually backed out of Pro Power Washing and Painting, but Dale kept on, and he’s been at it ever since.

“We were one of the first companies in Pittsburg to do any kind of pressure washing,” said Dale. “We did and I still do anything from painting to pressure washing to wall paper removal and more. As a kid, I found I enjoyed the work. It was peaceful and relaxing. Today, I like it because it’s challenging. Every job is different. There’s also something to be said about working for yourself.”

Dale moved from Pittsburg to Pollock Pines in 2011, and now he’s looking to kick start Pro Power Washing and Painting along the 50 Corridor and throughout El Dorado County. He is licensed, bonded and insured and owns all of his own equipment, and he has expertise in numerous areas, including both commercial and residential deck cleaning, interior and exterior painting, wall paper removal, paint stripping, faux finishes, kids’ rooms, log home restoration and more.

“I really try to focus on the details,” said Robertson. “I listen to people to find out what they really want, and if they’re not sure about something — what color to stain their deck or paint a room, for example — I’ll spend a lot of time with them looking at magazines or nature, etc. to help them figure it out.”

Most importantly, Dale is committed to quality, and he’s looking for customers who are as picky and choosy as he is.

“Whereas a lot of guys will only do two coats on a log home restoration, I do three,” said Dale. “The third coat makes it look rich and deep and last longer. I want to do everything the right way the first time. Generally, if someone is cheap, they’re cutting corners, and it’s the home or business owner who loses out in the end.”

Check out our booth at the El Dorado County Home and Garden Show, May 2-5, 2013. Our new Web site will also be available soon at www.propressurewashingandpainting.com, or call (530) 919-2710.

Comments

comments

Jessica Cyphers

.

News

Sand Fire burns more than 4,000 acres

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Fatal accident in Camino

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
County’s chief lawyer: No Brown Act violation

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

General Plan workshop today

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

 
Two growth control initiatives get green light

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

Agricultural Crop and Livestock Report released

By Ross Branch | From Page: A3

 
35 people displaced in Tahoe hotel fire

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A3 | Gallery

.

Opinion

Bee-ing silly

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
The balancing act: Toxic waste spreads

By Larry Weitzman | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
.

Letters

Want more water?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Refugee crisis

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Letter to Speaker of the House

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
GDPUD misinformation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

At the crossroads

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
.

Sports

Camp experience is ‘priceless’

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Speedway races cancelled

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

El Dorado doubles up on Pro Players

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Under the Scoreboard: July 26, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Schedule: July 28 – Aug. 2, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Roundup: July 26, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Sports Scene: July 26, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
Local spiker shines

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

.

Prospecting

A beautiful day at Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm

By Cathy Barsotti | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Foothill gourmet: Things get corny

By Donna Brown | From Page: B2

Bipolar Insights: From point A to point B

By Marcia Rose | From Page: B2

 
Cool time at Cowboys and Cornbread

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
As we were: Recreation district grows

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B4

Cantare names new director

By Cantare Chorale | From Page: B10

 
After 5 Club to meet

By Senior Day | From Page: B10

.

Essentials

Divorces

By Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa | From Page: A2Comments are off for this post

 
DUI Log: June 25-July 9

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Crime Log: July 14-16

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Horoscope, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Monday, July 28, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

American Profile Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8