A & B Paint Supply, Inc.

A & B Paint Supply, Inc.

Peru, IL

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For 54 years my family’s business, A&B Paints, has made a meaningful impact in the communities we serve. My grandfather started the company focused on automotive paint in Central Illinois. My father grew us into four stores and won the trust of the other small businesses who rely on us to provide them with quality products. As General Manager, I’ve sought to expand our footprint into home painting products & consultation – earning the trust of an entirely new set of customers. As a military veteran, community involvement is also a vital component of my personal philosophy & my vision for A&B Paints. As part of a neighborhood rejuvenation project in Streator, IL, I was proud to partner with the city - donating supplies and expertise to the creation of a beautiful mural. While there, we also removed offensive swastika graffiti that marred the city spaces our community members see every day. We have lent our skills and PPG Paint products to numerous art & beautification projects throughout our area and it’s important to us to continue to do so. We are local people, trying to make a local difference. And, as we’re earning a reputation as a company that cares, we’re approached to do more projects like these. But, our goals for local philanthropy are limited by our budget. The marketing expertise this award would provide would help us reach our goals for expansion. We could earn more of the new architectural paint line customer base we’re attempting to attract & grow our physical presence into additional target communities. Most importantly, those expansion opportunities would increase the impact we make on the communities we serve. Thank you for your consideration for this award & for all you do to support local businesses like ours.