Archive for the ‘Company News’ Category

Business Article by Doug Whyte of the Hollywood Theatre

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Doug Whyte of the Hollywood Theatre has written an article on about our company! It’s quoted here:

Doug Whyte took over as the new Executive Director of the Hollywood Theatre late in 2010 as the organization was still struggling from the recession and the historic building was in desperate need of some TLC. In his first few months, Doug met Joel Hamberg from Joel Hamberg Painting, an enthusiastic movie lover with an affinity for the historic building. Given the theatre’s financial position at the time, Joel decided to help kick start some renovations by donating his services to paint the interior and exterior of the building. In addition to the painting, Joel also donated his time to clean and polish the beautiful terra cotta facade. This started an outpouring of community support: from electricians and plumbers to website designers and marketing gurus.

Then, when the theatre received a generous donation of seats, Joel and his crew came back and removed the 800+ 70-year old seats, patched and painted the floors, and painted the interior of the main auditorium. All pro bono again! Over the last year, Joel Hamberg has donated over $75,000 worth of services to the Hollywood Theatre, which has helped lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars of goods and services to be donated from others in the community (not to mention tens of thousands in cash donations!) Joel still comes by on a weekly basis to catch a film, always with a paint brush in hand, touching up any blemishes he comes across. It’s community members like this that keep Portland’s historic treasures alive!

Submitted by Doug Whyte, Executive Director, Hollywood Theatre




Rebuilding Together’s Tradesperson of the Year

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Joel has been nominated and is currently a runner up for the Rebuilding Together’s Tradesperson of the Year award!! With your help, he may be the winner!

This award is given to someone who is involved in the community and uses their time and assets to contribute to others. Joel has donated over $60,000 worth of services to the nonprofit, historic Hollywood Theatre in Portland and also encouraged other tradespeople to contribute. His help has been instrumental in the turnaround of the historic building and the entire organization.

Cast your vote for Joel here:

(You can vote every 24 hours!)



PDX Clean King

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Holland Rule, who used to be a painter with us, is now working as a gutter cleaning specialist! His company is called PDX Clean King. We are currently having the “PDX Clean King” work for our customers as well. He also does moss removal, pressure and window washing. We highly recommend his high-quality work.

Check out his website for more info:

Or send him a direct email, to:



New Website Launch!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

You are visiting our brand new Joel Hamberg Painting website put together with the help of Northwest eSource, Portland’s best web design team. The team at Northwest eSource was really committed to our vision and our goals in this update and its success.

As we near the final months of 2011 and prepare for the holiday season we can really look back and reflect on the past year to see that a lot has been accomplished, and it makes us look forward to the next thriving year. There’s more coming soon and we will be adding much more information over the coming weeks & months, so stay tuned, but we hope you like the new website!

We hope you’ve had a prosperous year.

-Joel Hamberg

New company membership

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

We are now a member of National Trust for Historic Preservation.  They provide education and resources for our company in regards to historic preservation, keeping us well-educated and prepared for any project on historic buildings.

Project: Railroad Sign – Wood Refinishing

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Just recently we accepted a project to refinish a railroad sign, here’s the picture of what it looked like before:

Railroad Sign - Before Picture

Check out the in-progress and after pictures in our gallery:

We used a new Benjamin Moore product to stain – ArborCoat.  It’s a waterborne exterior stain that has mildew-resistant coating and UV protection. For the letters, we used BM’s Aura, semi-gloss in black.

PDCA – PACE 2010 Convention

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Joel Hamberg will be giving a presentation entitled, “Niches in GREEN – Waterborne wood finishing/refinishing” at the PDCA’s Paint and Coatings. Expo convention on February 9th, 2010.

*Update: This presentation has just been uploaded to our website!

Click here to download it.

NW Natural’s Smart Energy Project

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

We’ve just joined NW Natural’s Smart Energy project – which means that 100% of our natural gas emissions will be offset.  We strive to be as green and environmentally friendly as possible as a company.  This is true whether it’s by using water-based paint and zero-voc paint, by recycling all recyclables, or by joining programs like these. The link to the Smart Energy Circle (which shows the current members) is here.

Northwest Society of Interior Designers Member

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

We have just joined Northwest Society of Interior Designers! They are a regional professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in interior design, and provide regular education. The link to their website is here.

Sikkens Certified

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

We have just recently become a Sikkens P3 Certified Contractor, which means we have been trained and have experience using their wood finishing products. We’ve worked with Sikkens products for over 20 years. There are wood finishing products for every need you may have – decks, rails, siding, doors, windows, etc.

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