About Fresh Coat painters of burlington-camden
A Message From the Owner - Val Traore
At Fresh Coat Painters of Burlington-Camden, we know that a fresh coat of paint has the power to transform a space and impact lives. I’m Val Traore, the local owner and operator of Fresh Coat Painters of Burlington-Camden, and that’s what drew me to this business.
Before launching Fresh Coat Painters, I spent more than 25 years working in the non-profit sector with hunger-relief organizations in Baltimore, Chicago and New York. When I retired from my most recent non-profit role the president and CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey, I had three goals – I wanted to travel, do meaningful work locally and own a profitable business so I would have the means to give back to those in need. In a way, Fresh Coat Painters allows me to continue my life’s work of helping people and transforming lives by enabling me to change the painting experience for the better and to give back through programs like "Fresh Coat Cares," our philanthropic painting program.
Painting is a service everyone needs at some point, and it’s the least expensive way to make the biggest impact on a space. Fresh Coat Painters offers residential and commercial painting services including interior or exterior painting, deck sealing and staining, pressure washing, wall paper removal, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. We have a 24/7 receptionist, online scheduling, free detailed quotes and we only use high-quality materials.
As part of our focus on service, we offer a 3-3-3 customer service pledge, so calls will be answered by a live person within three rings, a quote will be delivered within three days (customer schedule permitting) and the job will be started within three weeks. I believe in the 3-3-3 guarantee because I believe in the power of customer service.
I’ve had painting projects go wrong and it’s frustrating. I knew there had to be a painting company out there that promised high-quality workmanship, professional painters and quality products at a clear, fair, firm price. That’s what we do here at Fresh Coat Painters. It’s a completely different experience than what people have come to expect from the painting industry. Our painters are our employees – not subcontractors or day laborers – and they are trained, vetted, background-checked, uniformed and professional. You can depend on us for quality, integrity and professionalism and, should anything go wrong, we are licensed, bonded and insured, so you and your home are protected.
My non-profit work has been profiled in leading print, television and radio broadcast such as Black Enterprise, Philadelphia Business Journal, Courier Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC and NBC TV to name a few. I’m also pleased to have been recognized with the following awards: 2018 Nonprofit Executive of the Year, 2018 New Jersey 50 Most Influential Women in Business, 2017 Lifetime Legacy Award at SJ Magazine’s Women of Excellence, 2016 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Southern New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2014 Mutual of America Hometown Hero, 2014 SJ Business Journal: Person of the Month, 2012 Camden County Woman of the Month, 2012 South Jersey Super Women: 40 Women Making a Difference, 2012 Brava Woman of the Year, 2011 National Association of Women Business Owners Heroine of the Year and 2011 Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leader of the Year.
I look forward to meeting you and learning about your next project!