Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Pro Power Washing and Painting also removes wallpaper

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.

Jessica Cyphers

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 2 comments

  • Dale RobertsonApril 28, 2013 - 8:56 am

    Unfortunately I was not given a draft of this article before it was printed like I thought I would, to at the very least make sure everything was correct... Please let me correct a few wrong things mentioned... First... It's PRO PRESSURE WASHING AND PAINTING as plainly seen in the URL for my website. and It's Pittsburgh as in PA not the CA one, near by. I feel I could have written a better explanation of who and what PPWP is about and where it is all going, rather than extra family info being used without my knowledge along with other wrong info and I apologize for the lack of skills of others. If you would like to ask any questions or set up an estimate please visit the Eldorado County Home show or Call 530-919-2710

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JessicaApril 28, 2013 - 4:39 pm

    Dale, I sincerely apologize for any errors this article contains. I did my best but apparently made some mistakes. I *did* say that it was Pittsburgh, PA--not sure why it's not printed that way. I also believe photos should be included in the printed version of the paper--sometimes the online version is different in that way. Again, I can't tell you how heavy my heart is right now. I'm sorry. Jessica

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

News

Goodbye LUPPU, hello LRPU

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1, 1 Comment

 
Past due state taxes bring arrest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
Sanford trial: Prosecution, defense rest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Woman, dog back from Oso

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1, 6 Comments | Gallery

 
 
 
DA candidate to remain on ballot

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A9

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Benji and the Bickersons

By Matthew Margolis | From Page: A10

 
CPCSD seat unfilled

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A14, 1 Comment

Lew Uhler backs Ranalli

By News Release | From Page: A14, 1 Comment

 
.

Opinion

Something to think about: Teach your children well

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A6

 
Retain Bill Schultz as Recorder-Clerk

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A6, 3 Comments

 
.

Letters

District 4 candidate

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 3 Comments

 
Open meetings

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 1 Comment

Volunteers and homeless camps

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 7 Comments

 
Bicycle events and traffic control

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 1 Comment

Evacuation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 3 Comments

 
.

Sports

Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
King of the West roars into Placerville

By Gary Thomas | From Page: A11

First and goal: Bunt etiquette

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

 
Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

Jennings wins national title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A11, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Roundup: April 17, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

.

Prospecting

Plantastic sale this Saturday

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Spring art brightens government center

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Things to do: April 18, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

 
Time out: A grand time at Grand China

By Earle Camembert | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Temple Kol Shalom hosts Passover Seder

By News Release | From Page: B3

 
Student art featured for Third Saturday

By News Release | From Page: B3

Promenade in high style

By Historic Old Sacramento | From Page: B4

 
Sac State Presents ‘Gypsy’

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: B4

Friday nights are engaging at the de Young

By Fine Arts | From Page: B5

 
Hats On For the Kids raises money for children

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B6

See what is inside the vault

By Center For Sacramento History | From Page: B6

 
Eggstravaganza

By Fairytale Town | From Page: B6

Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B7

 
Museum presents ‘Diesel Days’

By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B7

Engagement: Adam Frega and Wednesday Bienusa

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

 
Duty: Air Force Airman Brian Polk

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Cal Stage presents a season of challenging productions

By California Stage | From Page: B8

 
Duty: Army Pfc. Kyle W. Beasy

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

KVIE calls for artists

By Kvie | From Page: B9

 
A Couple of Blaguards tell tales

By Harris Center for the Arts | From Page: B9

America’s ClayFest II celebrates a rich history

By Blue Line Arts | From Page: B14

 
Fine Arts Museums feature two shows

By Fine Arts | From Page: B15

See wildflowers on train ride

By Railtown | From Page: B15

 
Easter at Northstar is family friendly

By Northstar California | From Page: B15

.

Essentials

Crime Log: March 28-30

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Arthur W. Cornell

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Roy Cluness Chaix

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Frederick Wilbur Heymann

By Contributor | From Page: A2

.

Real Estate

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

 
Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

 
Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

 
Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

 
EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments

.

Comics

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
.

Home Source

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments