Guaranteed Painting Co. is owned by Marie and Herb Thorn. They have been painting homes, offices and businesses in College Station – Bryan since 1992. However, they are the second generation providing expertise in the painting business in Bryan-College Station.
Two Generations of Expertise in the Paint business
Herb grew up around paint. His father spent almost 30 years in the paint business, first as a store manager for Sherwin Williams Co. in Bryan, and later as a factory representative for Glidden and Benjamin Moore & Co. In 1970, Herb Thorn, Sr., purchased Chapman’s Paint and Wallpaper in Bryan, TX and operated it until he sold the business in 1977.
While a student at Texas A&M, Herb worked at the family paint store learning about paint and application procedures. He began painting in the summer as a way of making extra money. In 1978 he joined the Painters Union in Houston and spent a great deal of time working in the River Oaks area.
Later that year he moved to San Jose Ca. and began working for Fortune Painting Co., a company that specialized in painting commercial and industrial projects in the San Francisco Bay area. He gained experience working on projects such as the Linear Accelerator at Stanford University, Pacific Gas and Electric, and what was then called Marriott’s Great America. Today he has a broad knowledge of high performance coatings and a level of expertise not generally available to the average residential painting contractor. He provides guidance to customers needing help in choosing the right paint products for their project.
Herb meets with clients to estimate and define the scope work for each project, supervises the painting crews, and oversees the quality of all work. Most importantly, he makes sure each job ends with a happy, satisfied customer and, hopefully, a friend.
Marie is an Architectural Color Consultant who also brings a wealth of organizational and business experience gained from years of operating her own construction support business in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon request, Marie meets with customers to assist in selecting and coordinating both interior and exterior paint colors. She uses her expertise to help clients develop an overall color plan for their home that compliments their furnishings and enhances the architectural features and proportions of their homes.
Marie also assists in customer follow up and pretty much everything else that needs to be done that doesn’t involve a brush or roller. In addition, she also serves as president of the company.
With more than 30 years in the painting industry and 26 years in business here in Bryan-College Station, Herb and Marie strive to provide the best customer service available anywhere. They take pride in assuring you that choosing Guaranteed Painting Co. for your painting project means that no detail will be overlooked, and no job will be complete until you are completely satisfied.