What a treat it is to work on Block Island. The homes and setting are truly amazing. Most of the residential painting work to be done on the island is completed in the “shoulder seasons” due to the homeowners having such a short window to enjoy their summer homes. This Spring we found ourselves working for a repeat customer on Block Island. This was the second time our house painters have painted her home. The funny thing is we have never met. When talking with her about the arrangements this time, I insisted that we will have to meet at “The Oar” this year for a famous mudslide.
The homeowner is from New Jersey and contacted us years ago after receiving one of our direct mail postcards. After getting the details, we visited the home and emailed her a detailed estimate with picture of current conditions and suggestions. The job went sublimely and we emailed her completed pictures as she would not be at the home until several weeks after completion. The finished pictures helped her feel comfortable to release final payment for a job well done.
She contacted us again to repeat the procedure as island weather is certainly harsh. We have sent a crew there to complete the prepping and priming before being interrupted from rain. With the difficulty in logistics, housing and ferry reservations for the truck, we have to have a clear weather window for painting a home. An interrupted day of rain can send our schedule into havoc. The painting contractor crew worked diligently, often long hours, knowing that we would be rained out this week. They knew that they needed to get the prep work complete and to make sure that all surfaces were sealed up with primer before leaving the island, as we knew that we were getting a week’s worth of rain.
We put the crew up at a local B & B, The Bellvue House, as commuting back and forth on the ‘slow’ ferry does not make much of a work day. Our painting service crew ends up cooking together and having a mini-vacation away from their normal work week.
DMP has completed several Block Island homes, businesses, and most notably the painting/restoration of the North Lighthouse of Block Island.
Dennis Moffitt Painting is pleased to serve the Rhode Island area, including the communities of Barrington, Rhode Island, Block island, Rhode Island, Charlestown, Rhode Island, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Jamestown, Rhode Island, Middletown, Rhode Island, Mystic, Connecticut, Narragansett, Rhode Island, Newport, Rhode Island, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, South Kingstown/Wakefield, Rhode Island, Stonington, Connecticut, and Westerly, Rhode Island.