by Alex Gladu, Independent We Stand
For nearly 30 years, Durable Coatings Paint Stores have brought valuable expertise and local charm to the Tampa Bay area of Florida. As self-proclaimed “Paint Geeks,” the team at Durable Coatings has more than 100 years of combined knowledge on all things paint. They’re also familiar with the community itself, making Durable Coatings a hardworking ally for community groups and homeowners throughout the area — particularly when it comes to local revitalization efforts.
Each year, local organizations team up with the City of Clearwater to host “Paint Your Heart Out, Clearwater.” The one-day event challenges volunteers to repair and repaint 25 homes in selected residential neighborhoods. The goal is to promote community revitalization by helping homeowners who are financially disadvantaged or physically unable to make necessary upgrades to their home. Paint Your Heart Out, Clearwater typically takes place in March, near the start of spring-cleaning season.
In years past, the event has been a natural fit for Durable Coatings, which helps local consumers paint their hearts out all year long. By joining forces with other local groups to support the event, Durable Coatings has honored the long relationship its team has had with the community.
“When your community is as good to you as ours has been for the past 30 years, it is important to give back in any way, shape or form that you can,” says Nick Bortolini, vice president of Durable Coatings.
Durable Coatings, a locally owned PPG Pittsburgh Paints dealer, supports the community all year long. The small business is involved in Keep Saint Petersburg Local, a buy local group in a nearby community that helps local businesses promote themselves and stay involved around town. Durable Coatings is also a member of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, which provides even more opportunities to network and give back.
Ultimately, Durable Coatings puts its expertise to good use when local opportunities, like Paint Your Heart Out, Clearwater, come up as part of a year-round commitment to supporting local communities. Whether it’s helping volunteers paint their hearts out or joining in on a local chili cook-off the Durable Coatings team will lend a hand. For more information about Durable Coatings, visit www.durablecoatings.com.
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