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Employee Profile: Brian “Boomer” Garleb – FSCS Paint Division

Last month we continued our FS Construction Services employee profile series by introducing Brian “Boomer” Garleb. Boomer doesn’t just run the FSCS paint division for us, Boomer is the paint division. His over 30 years of experience, his stellar reputation, and the tremendous wealth of knowledge he has built over that time make him a great asset to our customers.

FSCS Paint Division Customers and Bids

 

Speaking of customers, Boomer has maintained so many repeat customers over these last three decades for a reason. He handles every job himself, meaning our clients are always getting the best of the best when they reach out to us for a paint job. Boomer bids out jobs by the square foot and insists on being upfront and honest, even if it means the customer would be better offer replacing a surface instead of having Boomer paint it.

When potential customers are interested in our paint services, Boomer will go out to meet with them and look at the structure or space they need painted. Boomer’s process involves removing rust if needed, power washing, priming, and painting. After Boomer provides a quote for the job, his process is to give the potential customer the time and space they need to decide. He won’t pester them over the phone or come knocking back on their door. When they decide they’re ready to move forward, he’ll be ready to add them into his schedule. Boomer’s projects include a five-year warranty and usually won’t need any repainting or touchup for another 10-15 years.

Boomer takes a simple, no-fuss approach to his work. His honesty, fairness, and quality of work say everything that needs to be said.

If you are in need of paint services, or have any related questions, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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FSCS Painting Employee Profile: Brian “Boomer” Garleb

If you have ever needed any paint work done and reached out to us here at FS Construction Services, then you are familiar with Brian “Boomer” Garleb. As we continue our Employee Profile series, we figured we probably shouldn’t go too long without talking about Boomer and his role in FSCS painting services.

Brian Garleb: FSCS Painting Services Leader

Boomer has been a staple with us here since 1991 when he joined us as a truck driver. Towards the end of ’91 Boomer started up our paint division with a 100’ hose, a 54’ boom truck, a flatbed, a 500-gallon plastic water carrier, and one power sprayer. His first paint job was April 7, 1992, at St. John Lutheran School in Red Bud, IL.

Boomer worked hard over the next eight years to grow the services he offered, the capabilities he had, and the equipment he used. By 2001, Boomer had grown the paint division from a brand-new business of zero dollars to a Southern Illinois painting enterprise that works on interiors, exteriors, residential projects, commercial, metal roofs, metal buildings, and so on.

Today, Boomer has added some employees and seriously upgraded his equipment (more on that another month), but he still approaches each job with the same enthusiasm he brought with him over 30 years ago. Perhaps nothing says it better than Boomer’s own words, “I just wanna do a good job.”

In his spare time, Boomer likes to hunt, fish, and spend time with his son, AJ, and his wife, Susanne. Boomer and Susanne were married in 2000 because, as Boomer says, it makes doing the math of how long they’ve been married very easy. Boomer got his nickname at age four because of his boundless energy. We’re grateful that his boundless energy remains to this day. In fact, if you call our office asking for Brian, you may get a moment’s silence and then the question, “Do you mean Boomer?”

If you are in need of paint services, or have any related questions, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Whether or not you are ready for it, the season of happy holidays has quickly come upon us and soon we will be saying goodbye to 2023. Before you know it, thoughts of spring will invade these long nights and plans for planting, new construction, or updating old equipment will begin to sneak in. But before we get to that point, we hope that you are able to take some time at the end of this year and enjoy some time to yourself, time with friends and family, and find some rest in the steady churn of days.

 

Happy Holidays from FS Construction Services

 

From our family here at FS Construction Services, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a peaceful holiday season. We are so grateful for the clients, friends, and family we get to spend our year working alongside. It truly is a joy to be a part of this community and we appreciate each year we get to do this work we love.

We continue to be inspired by the hard work and dedication we see around us every day. From the farmers to the businesses to the families that we have the pleasure of meeting and supporting in their work throughout the year. We don’t take the opportunity to work with such wonderful people for granted and we appreciate your continued trust in our business and the work that we do.

We are looking forward to finding out what exciting things 2024 will bring!

 

As always, we are here for any of your buildinggrain systemseed systemroofinggarage door, and painting needs. If you have any questions at all, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Avoiding A Painting Disaster: Surface Prep Done Right

Although a fresh of coat of paint is one of the fastest ways to make something look brand new, a poorly applied fresh coat of paint is one of the fastest ways to be disappointed. Lots of things can go wrong during the painting process and any one of them can ruin your hard work.  Effective surface prep can help avoid ruining your effort.

Proper Surface Prep Saves Work Later

First, let’s talk about peeling paint. Peeling paint can be sanded and scraped, but if you’re painting an outdoor surface, peeling paint tends to be a problem that takes more than just a little scraping. Instead, let a power washer do the removal for you. At the right pressure and the right distance, a power washer will remove peeling paint without damaging the surface underneath. After the old paint has been removed, apply a clear building sealer to fill cracks and glue down blistered areas. A sealer can act like a primer, so when it’s dried, it can be safely painted over.

Another potential problem is painting after wallpaper removal. Removing wallpaper can be a chore, and it can cause damage to drywall that makes painting after a tricky process. Luckily, there’s a solution. Rather than painting over the damaged drywall and hoping for the best, applying a problem sealer coating can lock down the torn drywall or other unstable surfaces like crumbling textures by creating a hard, moisture-resistant foundation that won’t bubble. Damaged drywall should be clean, dry, and free of buildup or leftover wallpaper adhesive before applying the sealer. After the sealer has been applied, the wall can be painted.

Painting is always simple in theory and nuanced in practice. If you have any questions about painting or need someone to tackle a difficult or timely job, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Gateway FS Construction Services Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Once again, the year has flown by and we are already at the end of 2022. While we here at FS Construction Services would much rather be busy than bored, it does make the time go by quickly. Another full year of projects, new and returning clients, and the ever-present perk of getting to work with the wonderful people in our surrounding communities.

Happiest of Holidays to You and Yours

With this year nearly done and another one fast approaching, we wanted to take a little time to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year. We hope that you are able to take some time off, get some much-needed rest, and have the opportunity to spend time with friends and family.

The list of tasks to be done and new ideas to explore certainly isn’t going anywhere and it will need tended to soon enough. But until then, we wish you a peaceful end of the year. We are looking forward to a little downtime, some good food, and a moment to take in the things in life that really matter the most.

We are thankful for the family, friends, and clients that we get to work with each day and their constant example of hard work and steadfastness we get to experience firsthand. We are grateful for the inspiration and the opportunity to serve so many wonderful men and women and look forward to what 2023 will bring our way.

As always, we are here for any of your buildinggrain systemseed systemroofinggarage door, and painting needs. If you have any questions at all, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Three Reasons to Use X-Rite Paint Color Matching

Painting is one of those processes that carries a number of thrills with it. One of those thrills is the joy of seeing an entire room or building transformed by a perfectly chosen paint color. Another of those thrills is less positive, and it’s the realization that the color you’ve chose isn’t the color you’d hoped it would be. And then you either have to compromise or stop the project and try again with a different color. And while this may just seem like one of the unavoidable hazards of painting, we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be.

 

Get the Exact Paint Color You Want

 

At FS Construction Services we utilize a tool called X-Rite Color Matching. With X-Rite Color Matching you can make sure that you get the exact color you want every single time, whether you’re painting with an entirely new color or matching an existing color. So let’s take a quick look at some of the benefits of X-Rite Color Matching.

 

Tethered Spectrophotometer

While the tool may sound complex, the idea behind it is simple. This mobile tool allows us to scan any color and generate an exact match. No matter if you are painting inside or outside, matching a new color or an old color, the spectrophotometer will find it and allow us to duplicate it.

Color Harmony

If you have a base color you love but are still undecided on your accent color or colors, the Color Harmony tool will provide optimal compliments to your chosen color.

Home Visualizer

Wish you could see what your room or building would look like in a certain color before you start to paint it? The Home Visualizer tool makes this possible. Send us a photo of the interior or exterior you want to paint and we can digitally paint it for you, giving you a clear idea of the result.

 

If you are interested in our paint services or have questions about color matching, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Wishing You a Great Fourth of July

After what may have been a couple strange years of Fourth of July celebrations, we here at FS Construction Services are happy to be celebrating in a year that feels more normal. So we wanted to take a moment to wish our family, friends, and clients a Happy Fourth of July. May it be full of laughter, hot dogs, fireworks, and a little bit of rest from the busyness of life.
 

Wishing You and Yours a Happy Fourth of July

 
We know that this time of year can bring a hundred worries, too much rain, not enough, too hot, too cool, and on and on. And yet, whatever worries we have today, we remain grateful for the worries and battles of those who came before us and made it possible for us to have backyards and parks and homes to celebrate in. We always appreciate the reminder to slow down for a moment and remember that none of what we have or experience is in a vacuum. Whether your own histories seem complex or simple, boring or exciting, we are grateful for the chance to think about ours here at FS Construction Services. The decades of relationships we’ve had, the services we’ve had the opportunity to provide, and the daily joy of getting to work in and around our community are all a part of a wonderful story we’re happy to be a part of.

We wish you the best this Fourth of July season and hope you have some time to relax and enjoy it all. Because of course, it won’t be long before we’re wondering where summer went and thinking about harvest all over again.

As always, if you are in need of a new buildinggrain storage equipment, seed systems, a garage door, a new roof, or some other kind of service, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Painting Done Right

Here at FS Construction Services we understand how big of a difference a new paint job can make, whether it’s inside or outside. But we also know that painting tends to be one of those get-around-to-it-eventually type of projects. While it’s ultimately a pretty simple job, the prep, cleanup, and those hard-to-reach places can really make it seem like a tall mountain to climb.

 

FS Construction Services Gets Painting Jobs Done

 

That’s why we’ve dedicated so much time and energy into creating our painting services. Our painting services can be broken out into three main categories: Commercial, Interior, Exterior.

Commercial

Our experienced painting team can work with a wide variety of commercial buildings such as schools, churches, factories, warehouses, offices, and retail stores. Our team works quickly and efficiently so your business or organization is impacted as little as possible.

Interior

Our team’s goal is that, apart from the freshly painted walls, you will never have realized that we were there. We are careful to protect and cover all your home’s belongings while we work, and we waste no time getting set and started. We work with stain resistant, latex paint that proves durable and easy to maintain. Bring us in to work on your walls, ceilings, doors, windows, wood shutters, handrails, stairways, paneling, trim molding, fireplace mantels, and more.

Exterior

For many, they simply don’t have the tools or resources necessary to take on exterior paint projects. We understand this, which is why our crew is equipped with a 70 ft. boom truck, self-contained high-pressure power washer, and an airless paint sprayer. Similar to any interior job, we take special care not to disturb landscaping, walkways, or other exterior features. We can help by working on houses, roofs, sheds, barns, grain bins, flag poles, and most anything you have.

 

Any job you book with us you can expect a free estimate, power washing to remove dirt, rust, and old paint, a high-quality primer to prevent future rust, and a high-quality topcoat. Additionally, with our X-Rite Color Designer Software you can expect accurate color matching every time.

 

If you are interested in getting that paint job taken care of, or, if you’re planning on tackling the job yourself but just have some questions, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Choosing the Right Paint Contractor

When it is done right, there are few things more satisfying than a quality paint job. For a relatively small amount of money, a fresh coat of paint can drastically improve the look of your house, room, barn, etc. Brian Garleb, our Paint Expert here at FS Construction Services, knows this as well as anyone with over 25 years of experience in his role as a certified paint contractor and industrial coatings consultant.
 

Chose the Right Paint Contractor for a High Quality Paint Job

 
Because we do a significant amount of work so close to where we are located, we find it particularly important that we always provide professional, quality services. It doesn’t help our clients and it doesn’t help us if we do a bad job. When you contract us for our paint services, there are a few things we do that we think makes us stand out above other paint contractors.

One of the most important parts of any paint service is getting the color right, which is why we use X-Rite color matching. We can get you the exact color you want time and time again. We use high-quality interior and exterior paint and have the ability to get to especially hard-to-reach locations. But we also know that getting the color and quality of the paint right and in the right places is only part of it. We will not only work with you to meet your deadline, but our goal, on every job, is to leave it exactly as we found it (except for the new paint). Taking care of the paint site, cleaning up materials, and making sure paint doesn’t go where it’s not supposed to are very important standards for us.

So if you are looking at an upcoming paint job and you’ve decided you want to bring someone in to take care of it, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Saying Thank You this Veterans Day

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that life comes at you fast, and often it seems like it’s only just speeding up. November is a busy time of year, whether it’s harvest coming to a close, holidays on the horizon, winter prep underway, or simply the day-to-day demands of life. So often we can be too busy, or too tired, or too distracted to slow down a little bit and take stock of where we are. These annual days of remembrance such as Veterans Day can be helpful signposts along the way, a chance to think about where we were the year before or an opportunity to find some gratefulness in the midst of our busyness.
 

Show Your Appreciation This Veterans Day

 
Here at FS Construction Services, we wanted to take a moment this Veterans Day to say thank you to the brave men and women who have served our country. We hope you’ll join us this Thursday, November 11, in remembering that our freedoms have come with a cost and we have all collectively benefited from the service of so many that have come before and will come after us.

To our friends, neighbors, and clients who have served, and to the countless numbers of those we don’t know, we would like to say, “Thank you.” Your sacrifice has allowed us to do what we love and serve our community in our own small way. If you or someone you’re close to is a veteran, be sure to show your appreciation.

As always, FS Construction Services is here for your buildinggarage doorgrain systemseed systemroofing, and other needs. Our group of experts and specialists are always happy to answer your questions, give you advice, or help you in any way. Please feel free to reach out to Gateway FS Construction Services. You can give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.