The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate John Locke Painting Inc. as the Small Business of the Month for July.
Located in an historic building on South Florida Avenue, John Locke Painting Inc. has been providing quality work and craftsmanship tailored to the needs of the residents of Lakeland for over 10 years.
Customer Satisfaction is a priority for the team at John Locke Painting because most of their business is repeat business through generations of customers and word of mouth. They go the distance to get the job done on the customer’s schedule, which includes working a lot of nights, weekends and holidays. Usually they will complete a job in one day, particularly if the business cannot afford to shut down while they paint. They believe in focusing on the customer’s wants and needs rather than what they think the customer should have. They provide consistent bidding processes that don’t skip any steps because they sell a 10 year paint job!
Not only does John Locke Painting believe in honorable and quality workmanship on every job, but owner John Locke is generous in his views toward charitable organizations. John Lock Painting has been involved with many local organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Salvation Army, March of Dimes, Florida Sheriffs Association, SPCA, local schools and churches, homeless shelters, Lakeland Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police, Youth Sports, Breast Cancer Foundation, Sheriffs Youth Ranch, VISTE, Shriners, FDLE, and the American Heart Association.
They work about 300 jobs a year and donate 10 – 15 full jobs per year. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry recognized John Locke Painting’s service with the James Musso Sr. Award. Not only do they apply this charitable view to established groups and organizations, but also extend discounted rates to single mothers, Police, Fire and Safety personnel, veterans, retirees and teachers. In response to the challenging housing industry, they expanded their list of services to include pressure cleaning, cleaning and painting of cement floors, pool decks, stucco and rotten wood repair and drywall repair.
John Locke Painting Inc. is an outstanding example of a community-minded, entrepreneurial small business.
John Locke Painting Inc.
5410 S Florida Ave, Ste 1
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 647-7000 Phone
(863) 644-9996 Fax
Expect the unexpected - throw some paint into the mix.
Color is a powerful tool for designing a productive work environment, or a Zen-like home. If planned right, the correct choices can maximize productivity, enhance employee creativity and even reduce stress and fatigue. There are certain physiological changes that occur in humans, when exposed to certain colors.
Over the next couple years, we'll see unexpected color combinations surfacing everywhere in home décor and businesses - on walls, furniture and accessories.
What colors we choose to mix is all subjective. Even though we’re all different individuals with different likings, no matter what colors we choose to mix, they tend to nourish the senses and feast the eye, merging shades that are alive, yet calming.
Mixing colors accurately may be an art unto itself. Nonetheless, there are many tools available to help one get the right color. Most businesses can match the color of one’s choice to the tee nowadays.
There is a lot of scientific research recognizing that there is a distinct relationship
between color, mood and behavior. For instance, when grey skies and rain surround us, what do we do? That’s right, we tend to draw in. Bright blue skies, a colorful garden, flowers and even green forests though, have the opposite effect.
Cultural influences, our beliefs and our upbringing also have an effect on the way we see color. There are other reasons, not limited to perception, that color choice in an office or home environment is important. For example, the color of a room affects our perception of the temperature. There are tests that claim that people estimate the temperature of a room with cool colors, such as blues and greens, to be 6-10 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the actual temperature. Warm colors, such as reds and oranges, will result in a 6-10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer estimate.
One thing to remember besides the perception of the temperature, there are energy savings to be realized by using the right colors. Dark colors absorb more light and reflect less. Light colors absorb less and reflect more. As a result it is energy-wise to use light colors on the main walls with the ceilings to be white or off white.
Here is a basic guideline of the different moods color can create:
Pinks = emotional, sensitive
Greens = full of life, fresh, honest
Yellow = happy, bright, warm
Browns = comfortable, dependable
Teal, turquoise = cool, constant
Grey, charcoal = cool, distant, neutral
Earth tones = warm, friendly
Oranges, peaches = inviting
Red = passionate, emotional, aggressive
Purples, violets = sophisticated, fashionable
Blues = tranquil, soothing, harmonious
So, expect the unexpected in trendy homes, and commercial interiors and exteriors with mixed colors!