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Press Release: Award Recognizes Refined Painting’s Achievement

For Immediate Release | July 5, 2018

Refined Painting Wins Guelph Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Business

Award recognizes local business owner’s achievement

[Guelph, ON, July 5, 2018 -] Refined Painting Service has won the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Business 2018. The award, presented in partnership with RBC, recognizes one local business with up to 50 employees who demonstrates excellence in leadership, customer focus, resiliency, employee relations, innovation, and business achievements.

On June 29th during the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala, held at the Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre, the owner of Refined Painting, Suzanna Geerlinks accepted the award and shared her company’s journey to this moment.

Geerlinks started Refined Painting as a stay-at-home mother looking for a single paint job a month to supplement her family’s income. Geerlinks credits her staff members and supportive family for helping her grow her business into the award-winning venture it is today.

She also credits many Guelph businesspeople and residents. “I could not have come this far without support from many great construction companies and renovators in the Guelph area as well as homeowners who entrusted their homes to us, and my paint supplier, Sherwin Williams who has always been available with technical advice and great customer service,” she told the audience.

Recently, Refined Painting Service has completed several high-profile projects in the Guelph area, including the Transit Terminal on Carden St., a heritage-designated home on Arthur St., and the restoration of the Raymond building, which suffered a devastating fire.

Geerlinks argues that her secret to success in the competitive construction industry is finding the best staff members and rewarding their dedication.

“Sticklers for detail, our staff take tremendous pride in their work,” she explained. “We have a ‘life comes first’ policy because we want to retain the happiest, smartest, most talented paint crew in the city.”

In the future, Refined Painting Service will continue to complete complex jobs with the finesse it has become known for over its 13 years in business. Geerlinks is also planning to grow her staff. Anyone interested in joining an award-winning crew is encouraged to visit Indeed for more information.

Refined Painting Service is Guelph’s leading residential, institutional and commercial painting contractor. The business tackles projects of all sizes, across a variety of industries, with a focus on craftsmanship.


For more information please contact Refined Painting Service.


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