For Andy and Aaron Dupuy, family is everything. Their father, Al Dupuy, started Arizona-based A.L.D. Painting in 1996. When a medical condition forced him into taking an early retirement 15 years ago, the two sons left their own careers to take over the commercial painting business. Today, with 22 employees, the sons are proud to carry on their father’s legacy of doing quality work at a fair price.
Litchfield Park, AZ
“My dad was old school. He believed in quality and forming good relationships,” Andy says. “We brought new concepts and technology to the business, but he taught us that regardless the work, relationships matter.” “Quality has always been another cornerstone of our company,” Aaron says. “We believe in doing the job right, even at the expense of profit. And as leaders, we conduct ourselves in a way that honors God. We pour honesty, integrity and love into every relationship. Our mission is that these virtues stand out in every project.”
It was their company’s reputation for quality and dependability that brought them to Park 303, a new build speculative consisting of two massive cross-dock tilt-up warehouse buildings near Litchfield Park, AZ, which sit on 72-acres and account for 1,192,719 sq. ft. with 53’+ tall walls. “This interior/exterior project was highly sought after,” Andy said. Their Dunn-Edwards rep did a volume solids comparison and showed the benefits of using ACRI-HUES. “This, along with some arranging of our schedule and realignment of our process was enough to meet the needs of the general contractor.”
Dunn-Edwards was also critical to our supply chain. With a project this big, it was imperative to continually have paint delivered to the site, and there was never a time when we were waiting for product
The project was not without challenges. Besides the high walls, project owners were bringing potential buyers to the site as the buildings were being constructed and painted. “One prospective buyer wanted to see their signature color on the monument features,” Andy says. “So we needed to paint those immediately, but a custom color match had to be made first. Our Dunn-Edwards rep visited an existing site and quickly matched the color, then provided drawdowns for buyoff, allowing us to repaint the monuments to their color in time.
The general contractor, owners and prospective buyer were all happy with the results. It all came down to our rep getting that done quickly.” Andy continued: “Dunn-Edwards was also critical to our supply chain. With a project this big, it was imperative to continually have paint delivered to the site, and there was never a time when we were waiting for product. They even marked each bucket with the color letter referred to on the plans to help keep us organized. Dunn-Edwards understands and aligns to our core values, which include quality, integrity and honesty.”
Dunn-Edwards understands and aligns to our core values, which include quality, integrity and honestly.