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In the Union Station neighborhood of Denver, a new development is almost finished and Shaker Painting played a significant part in it!

The X Denver apartments are an affordable co-living space and membership club for young professionals in the area. Shaker Painting’s work began in April of 2020 and is currently wrapping up. We’re proud to share that we’ve started work next door – on a project we’re calling X Den 2 – and expect to finish this phase by the end of this year.

Taking On the Challenge

As co-living spaces become more popular, the requests have become more diverse. While Shaker Painting continues to win and complete co-living or mixed-use new construction projects, we’ve found a significant uptick in the use of mixed materials for walls. From murals to wallcoverings to paint treatments, we have specially-trained crews that can do the precise installations that these new construction buildings require.

The general scope for X Denver was to prime and paint 12 levels of interior units, amenity structures, lobby areas and stairs. Our crew installed all of the wallcoverings and painted all exterior masonry and canopies. And when it comes to wallcoverings, you need to ensure you have an expert: there is no middle ground when it comes to this installation. It not only requires extensive training and experience to ensure the wallcovering is durable, but you also need someone capable of choosing the right aesthetic style.

Another standout element at the X Denver apartments was the Epicore Decking used for the in-unit ceilings and corridors. Epicore is a shaped galvanized metal panel. It is more of an architectural feature meant to give the ceilings a unique look and texture. This part of the project also posed an obstacle, which our team was quick to solve. The architect planned for us to leave the Epicore decking unpainted, but during early production, the panels were damaged by the chemical in the concrete mixture and had to be painted. Our team did some testing, initially thinking we’d paint the panels with an acrylic dryfall, but ultimately determined the best product was DTM Primer and Finish from Sherwin Williams.

While the pandemic posted the largest challenge for our team, we prioritized coordinating with the other contractors to make sure we had the time and space to complete our work while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.

Our Values at Work

Shaker Painting values communication, which sets us apart from other commercial paint companies. The same applied right from the start with X Denver.

With a project this huge comes a lot of moving parts and obstacles. We made it a point early in production to stay in constant communication with the Arco Murray project management team, which helped our team proactively solve problems and overcome obstacles as efficiently as possible. This approach ultimately strengthened our relationship with the general contractor, and in turn, led to us being awarded X Den 2.

Our team enjoyed working alongside the general contractor and other affiliated contractors on this groundbreaking project for the Denver area. We look forward to the completion of phase two and seeing new residents enjoy the space.

Interested in the X Denver apartments and co-living trend? Learn more here.

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  • OSHA 30 Construction Safety & Health Global Hazardous
  • Communication - OSHA CFR 1910.1200
  • PPE Safety Training - OSHA CFR 1926.95
  • Respiratory Protection/ Fit Testing - OSHA CFR 1910.134
  • Scaffolding Safety - OSHA CFR 1926.454
  • Fall Protection - OSHA CFR 1926.501
  • Ladder Safety - OSHA CFR 1926.1053
  • Aerial Work Platform Training - OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178(1) & CFR 1926.602
  • Spray Applied Painting Safety
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal
  • MSHA Hazard Awareness Training

Our Customers Love Us

Shirley Forbes
Community Manager
I think that the best part of the project was Jason Moore who was the project manager. He was always in communication and completely handled the whole project. He was extremely professional and we enjoyed working with him.
Christina Benevides
Association Manager
The Board and I were very satisfied with the initial presentation provided when bidding on the work. We were also satisfied with the overall work completed. Jason (Project Manager) was wonderful to work with and handled all requests and questions professionally and promptly.
Lecia Gill
Director Of Operations
The project went great! This was my 2nd overall property paint job with Shaker. It went smoothly with no issues. It's refreshing to work with a company that meets their promises fully! Thanks for always taking such great care of us!!
George Johnston
President
Shaker Painting is a valued member of our team. With strong customer services and reliability, they are instrumental in the success of all our projects.
Jim R Tyler
President
Their work was instrumental in achieving the desired end results. We highly recommend Shaker Painting.
Kenneth M Hofmeister
Homeowner
Everything. From Jason's first bid to the final coat of paint with [the project manager’s] crew, we were very pleased with the communication, the attention to detail and the care with which they protected the house, minimized the sanding dust and cleaned up after the fact carefully. The worry that we would have a major cleaning effort after the fact. We were able to clean and put back all the furniture, pictures and furnishings in less than a day.
Susan L
CEO
I have known Brent with Shaker Painting for approximately 3 years and find him to be a businessman with integrity and the knowledge to provide excellent customer service. I have spoken to a few of his clients and they couldn't be more pleased with his professionalism and perfections in his job.
Larry Healy
Community Manager
From the RFP to the initial walk through – from the proposal acceptance to the planning session – from the first day of work through the final day – every person at Shaker was professional, thoughtful, friendly and helpful. The project was completed well within the anticipated time frame and at a very reasonable cost. During the quality control walkthrough at the end of the project no deficiencies were noted. Every member of the community had only praise for the excellent job Shaker did. It was the best painting project I have ever been involved in as a Community Association Manager.
Josh Mariea
Homeowner
I highly recommend Shaker painting to all our friends and family.
Thomas Richard Cruz
Facilities Manager
It is my great pleasure to provide this letter of recommendation for Shaker Painting Inc. Shaker Painting recently completed a full exterior trim replacement and paint of our five-story building, Broadway Junction, at 1165 Broadway, Denver CO. The Shaker team conducted themselves with professionalism and performed in a manner that was the least disruptive to all parties affected by the work. Closing-off parking spaces, managing staging area(s) for materials and the overall safety for pedestrians were some of the challenges presented to Shaker. Not a single complaint was issued for the duration of the work. Communication was excellent as Shaker personnel were required to access the roof and maintain the security setup at the building. As we have worked with Shaker on previous projects, we will continue to work with Brent Rumpf, Ed Gonzales, Jason Moore, and the rest of the Shaker team on future projects and I would recommend the same to any property and/or property management organization.
Coleen Carlson
Owner
I am proud to recommend Shaker Painting to all of my color customers.
CHRISTINA B.
HOA COMMUNITY MANAGER
The Board and I were very satisfied with the initial presentation provided when bidding on the work. We were also satisfied with the overall work completed. Jason (Project Manager) was wonderful to work with and handled all requests and questions professionally and promptly.
Britinie Horvath
The crew did an amazing job staining the decks/stairs to our condo complex. They were very nice and did great work. I highly recommend them!
Susan K Lind
CEO
I have known Brent with Shaker Painting for approximately 3 years and find him to be a business man with integrity and the knowledge to provide excellent customer service. I have spoken to a few of his clients and they couldn’t be more pleased with his professionalism and perfection in his job.
JIM T.
President
Their work was instrumental in achieving the desired end results. We highly recommend Shaker Painting.
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