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San Diego House Painter Shines Spotlight on Other Small Business Owners

San Diego House Painter Shines Spotlight on Other Small Business Owners

Jon Ray owns and operates a house painting company in San Diego, California. Over the past decade and a half, he has created a reputation for his company, PaintGreen, as one that does quality work and provides amazing customer service throughout San Diego County. His company gets amazing reviews online, as well as many referrals from happy customers. Due to his company’s stellar reputation, he is busier than ever. Homeowners sometimes wait months for the privilege of working with Ray and his crew for interior and exterior house painting, as well as kitchen cabinet painting and deck staining.

Despite his busy schedule, Ray has taken on a new venture: conducting interviews with other small business owners in San Diego and placing the video interviews, as well as the transcripts, on his company’s blog.

Why would a house painting company owner with a growing business and hundreds of items on his to-do list take the time to promote other businesses on his own website? For Ray, it’s about providing additional resources for his customers and supporting the small business community in San Diego.

Ray knows that it can sometimes be difficult for people to find reliable and trustworthy businesses—especially in the home services industry. Being in the industry himself, Ray hears horror stories, often from people who had hired what they thought was a professional company, only to be swindled out of their money or to have their homes actually damaged by incompetent (and often unlicensed) contractors. He wants to help his customers and other people in San Diego connect with reputable local companies that will give them great service.

As a business owner who places a high value on personal and professional ethics, Ray wants to shine a spotlight on others like him who treat customers well and have their customers’ best interests in mind. He wants to see business owners who are doing the right things for their customers succeed.

In the intro to his interviews, Ray says to his website’s visitors, “We know some really great humans here in San Diego who run their own businesses. We want to shine a spotlight on them! Every week or two, we will interview and introduce a local entrepreneur who has gained our trust and respect and might be able to help you!”

Ray’s first interview was with a local solar broker who helps homeowners find the best solar systems for their homes at the best price. Rebecca Ely is the owner of Relyant Solar in San Diego. Like Ray, she places a high value on customer service. She talks about how she isn’t your typical solar salesperson who has to meet quotas and will say just about anything to make a sale. Rather, she focuses on customer education and finding the best solutions for her customers—often saving them money in the process.

Ray plans to interview dozens of other San Diego business owners in the coming months and place the interviews on his San Diego house painting company’s blog. On his blog, visitors will also find other helpful information about his company and about house painting in general.

You can learn more about Jon Ray and PaintGreen by visiting the company’s website:


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by Emily Lund // Co-founder and Managing Editor of Businessing Magazine. Content Strategist and multi-function copywriter at Modmacro℠, specializing in marketing communications for small businesses and non-profits.

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