Brush Strokes – September 2021 Newsletter
Giving back to the Lancaster County Community
We realize that over the past year, our community has needed support more than ever. Even though Ville Painters might not always be in the position to provide vast financial support to every non profit we would like, we love to find any way we can to give back to Lancaster County’s most de-serving foundations. Because of this, we have worked with several non prof-its we would like to feature in this news letter!
The largest donation we have been able to give this year was to the Fulton Theater. As you may be aware, we are the premiere painters for the theater’s renovations and use our historic restoration skills to beautify all areas of the 169 year old opera house. The first of our donations here was to the “Breakout Performance Campaign”. This donation expanded performance space, backstage areas, and guest services. Since we were involved in the work in these areas, it was only right to give a contribution.
Then we heard of more opportunities, one by supporting the “Pay What You Want” program. On certain nights, the theater invites those who may not regularly get to see a show because of financial or other reasons, to come and pay whatever amount they can for a ticket. Our President Steve grew up going to shows and believes that everyone should have the delight of seeing live shows, so when this opportunity presented itself we couldn’t pass it up!
The last donation to “The Grand Old Lady of Prince Street” was to their marketing budget, which was slashed to zero during their COVID-19 shut down. Now that the Fulton is opening back up in the Fall, they were looking for sup-port in having an article in Lancaster County’s Fig Magazine displaying, the renovations and performance line up.
Another donation option that Ville Painters loves to offer is our “Painter For a Day” as a silent auction or raffle prize. So far this year, we have donated three of these prizes to the United Way, Keystone Human Services, and CASA of Lancaster. Click their links to read more about their amazing work in Lancaster County and Beyond.
Starting with the United Way of Lancaster, our Painter for a Day has been included as an incentive at their end of the year prize drawing, where those who have donated are entered in a contest to win various gifts. Keystone Human Services will use our painter sponsorship as an item in the silent auction at their annual ChocolateBall fundraising event. Lastly, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster county will use our sponsorship as a silent auction item at their Heroes Gala this month, hosted in the Lancaster Marriott.
Ville Painters is excited to work with the recipients of our Painter For a Day sponsorships and wish that all of the organizations’ events are fun and fruitful!
Job in the Spotlight: The Wolf Museum of Music and Art
Located at 423 West Chestnut St. in Lancaster, PA is the historic building
that houses the Wolf Museum of Music and Art. You may recognize its three story Queen Anne style of the building which once doubled as a home and music studio to Dr. William and his wife Frances Wolf. Construction started in 1888 and took two years to complete. Since 1899 until 1964, generations of Lancaster pianists perfected their talents here. The museum prides itself on preserving all architecture, structural integrity, and furnishings of this historic home, which is why when the paint needed refreshing, they called Ville Painters. Our painters are trained in all types of skills, such as historic renovation needed for this job.
Since its establishment as a museum in 1973, multiple art pieces have been collected there as well, including pieces from “The Philadelphia Ten”, which consisted of many critically acclaimed female artists of 1917. Their admirable mission is, “To maintain a public charity for educational, literary and fine arts appreciation to be known as the Wolf Museum of Music and Arts, according to the terms of the Will of Frances H. Wolf.
ViP Team Member Profile: Meet Heath
For the last 15 years, Heath has been a preferred partner of Ville Painters. We would call him to do our decorative work and signage. Before becoming an independent painter, Heath actually worked at Ville Painters for almost 10 years when we were just starting out and also has formal training as a teacher. Because of this, he has a unique perspective and vast knowledge of not only the industry, but our company as well.
Officially, Heath will be known as Production & Training Manager. He will be helping our incoming painters be trained for any qualifications and specialty work. This will help us to advance our current employees into more skilled and leadership positions.
Welcome aboard, Heath—We are excited to have you!
What Recent Customers are Saying:
Jolene Brill, Mountville, PA—
“Jimmy and Todd were fabulous! They went above and beyond my expectations. It was an exterior job, so they power washed before starting. They were respectful of my property and cleaned up after themselves. At first I was only scheduled for the trim, windows, doors, and shutters, but they suggested some siding be touched up as well and I agreed. Again, terrific job!”