GRAFTON – For over 100 years, the Gemme family has provided its customers with superior painting and decorator services. Now known as E.W. Gemme & Sons Co Inc., (since its incorporation in 1980), the company, based in Grafton, provides painting as well as various contracting services for exterior and interior spaces for residential and commercial properties in the region and beyond.
The company was started by Paul Gemme in Worcester in 1907, focusing on interior and exterior painting. They also provided marbling, wall tapestry, natural wood finishes and gold leafing. Over the years, other family members joined the company as well, as it continued to expand its services. Roger became president in 1980 when the business was incorporated. His brother Maurice (Mo) still works in the company.
“He does amazing work,” Roger said. “He can match any wood stain and is very experienced in gold leafing.”
Rene Gemme took over as president in 2021, and Roger retired but still helps out with errands. Jason Gemme, Mo’s son, is now lead foreman and has been for several years. He is the ultimate professional in all phases of prep work and painting. As such, the men promise that the company will continue to offer the quality of workmanship that generations have come to depend on.
The company’s legacy of top-notch work continues to this day. Other companies might be less expensive, they noted, but Gemme offers extensive experience with all sorts of jobs, residential or commercial. Many times customers come to Gemme after finding another company did not or could not offer them the level of service they desired.
Gemme still does interior and exterior painting but also offers a number of other contracting services such as wall and ceiling repairs, exterior power washing, replacing rotten wood, surface prep, window replacement and more. (See their website for a complete list https://www.ewgemmeandsons.com/painting-n-decorating-services.)
When the crew is onsite, “We are always courteous and professional,” Rene said. “Many times they don’t even know that we are there. And we always leave behind an immaculately clean work site.”
A testimony to their work is the number of repeat customers who ask the company to work on additional projects after their first one is complete.
“We’ve done second homes down on the Cape, because people know the quality of our work,” Rene said.
“If you are spending a lot on a beautiful, expensive home, you don’t want to skimp on it,” Roger added.
Many of their customers have been referred to them by other customers who have appreciated their excellent work, Rene said.
And although they have decades of experience, the Gemmes note that they are always striving to stay up to date on industry trends and practices and continuously improve their work for their customers.
The company is fully insured and they guarantee every job.
The company still has openings for the winter months; Roger noted that they give discounts on every job. They are now booking jobs for the summer months.
To get a quote or more information call 508- 839-4775 (Grafton) or 508- 757-5239 (Worcester) email [email protected] or visit www.ewgemmeandsons.com.
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