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 Meet Ed, Our Production Manager

Shaker Painting, like many other companies, has a set of guiding goals and philosophies. We want to be known for our principles, commitment to customers, commitment to education, and relentless focus on service.

Peel back a layer and you’ll uncover the structure of policies, procedures, and standards that give shape to our company.

Look even closer and you’ll see the incredible people who make what we do possible. These are the dedicated professionals at every level and in every role who act as the arms and hands of our aspirations.

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Edward Gonzales, our Production Manager, who plays an integral role in every job we take on. He is a person worth celebrating for so many reasons, not the least of which is his depth of experience, skill, and the positive attitude he brings to his role every day.

An Extraordinary Manager and Troubleshooter

Ed joined us a couple of years ago after seeing our ad on LinkedIn, and a positive introduction/interview with Brent. He says he “liked that Shaker Painting was a small company with a lot of opportunity…”

Not only does Ed have direct experience in the painting industry, but he also is from a family of painters. This unique perspective allows him to see solutions that aren’t always evident to our crew leaders on-site, making him an ideal Production Manager.

In short, his role includes:

  • Reviewing proposals with estimators to ensure that the estimated processes and production/spread rates are achievable and realistic
  • Assigns crews to upcoming projects
  • Works closely with estimators to establish labor budgets
  • Creates subcontractor agreements, when necessary
  • Collaborates closely with our admin department and marketing team
  • Oversees weekly production/job status meetings
  • Established our quality assurance procedures and helped create our certified safety training program

Shaping a Company and Skyline

As we mentioned above, Ed liked the idea of working with a smaller company where every voice is heard and valued. At the same time, he says that he enjoys that Shaker Painting is “large enough to be involved in projects that change our city’s skyline.” We love that too!

Ed’s strengths include experience, patience, and a commitment to personal and professional growth. On a professional level, he invested time in coaching for a year, holding himself accountable for his learning and development. He says that one of his biggest takeaways was the importance of providing feedback as he coaches his own team.

Along a similar vein, Ed says that he makes it a priority to teach to fish, rather than give a fish, both at home and work. This is part of his growth mindset which he says he really observed and learned from his 10-year-old daughter. Children can definitely be some of our wisest teachers, if we have the humility to learn from them.

We also appreciate that Ed enjoys shaping the next generation of employees, taking every opportunity to enrich and educate. As he says, “It’s important to me to teach what I’ve learned to the next ones in line.”

A Husband, Father, and Grandfather

When he isn’t contributing to our day-to-day operations, Ed loves nothing more than spending time with his kids and grandkids. He also tells us that he admires his wife Phyllis: “She gives 100% of herself to our family each & every day without expecting anything in return. She loves us like Jesus does!”

We’re so grateful for Ed and all that he contributes, and we know our clients appreciate him and his guidance too. What a privilege to have an exceptional team, made up of exceptional people!

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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

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.
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.
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.
Coleen Carlson
Owner
I am proud to recommend Shaker Painting to all of my color customers.
Jim R Tyler
President
Their work was instrumental in achieving the desired end results. We highly recommend Shaker Painting.
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.
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!
Josh Mariea
Homeowner
I highly recommend Shaker painting to all our friends and family.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
JIM T.
President
Their work was instrumental in achieving the desired end results. We highly recommend Shaker Painting.
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.
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.
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