ORIGINALLY specialising in residential homes, SAGE Painting has grown throughout the years to now incorporated all types of painting projects throughout the greater Hunter and Lake Macquarie regions. Today, SAGE Painting's projects cover residential, strata complexes, schools and education facilities and also include commercial clients.
As the business began outgrowing residential work and, with team numbers growing, SAGE Painting looked further afield for larger projects to provide better margins. From humble beginnings, to where they are today, an insatiable ambition to be the best in the industry makes SAGE a leader in their field.
Their competitive advantage comes from being a large team which can scale quickly and take on any job big or small and has a number of accolades as a testament to their quality work including winner of the Regional WorldSkills Awards. But, with that in mind, SAGE Painting is still a family-owned business with family values. Director Sean Hersee remains as the face of the business, allowing customers to have a sense of security and trust knowing they have a direct line to the most senior person in the business.
"For our residential customers, knowing that they have access to a professional interior designer/colour consultant is a value add that many of our competitors can't or don't offer," Sean said. "We offer warranties and guarantees on all of our products and craftsmanship, which reduces buyer apprehension and gives our clients peace of mind."
SAGE Painting is a member of the Master Painters Association, are the team leader of the local group of Dulux Accredited Contractors and also mentor small teams trying to grow their business.
"Our business also manages, monitors and measures customer satisfaction through a formalised feedback process after the job."
Sean added, as a business, SAGE Painting proudly sponsor 10 local sporting teams each year, employs up to five apprentices at any given time and takes on work experience students to foster young people into painting as a trade.