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Wallpaper Craftsperson, James Wright

Wallpaper Craftsperson, James Wright, Celebrates 10 Years

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

That was the approach James Wright took when his first application to H.J. Holtz & Son was turned down.

Wright began his career working with a general contractor, but left that position to focus on painting. By the time he approached Holtz & Son, he had four years of painting experience under his belt. Following the initial “no,” Wright bided his time.

 

Hiring Painters
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Fixing Painting and Wallpapering Problems – We Always Find a Way

H.J. Holtz & Son Production Manager Kelly Kutchey recalls a recent project in which the Holtz team was hired to correct painting problems in a brand-new house.

“The builder hired a painter for cost-efficiency, and we were called later to fix all sorts of issues,” he said. “The painter hadn’t properly prepared the trim for painting by filling in nail holes and caulking; some areas also clearly weren’t primed. Trim work should always be [painted] using a nice brush; this house trim was painted with a thick roller … it looked like it had 40 coats of paint. The homeowner wasn’t happy.”

A Thorough Preparation Process is Critical for a Successful Outcome

The old adage about how a little effort at the start of a project can prevent problems down the line holds true when it comes to painting and wallpapering your home.

H.J. Holtz & Son Production Manager Kelly Kutchey says the preparation process that goes into every job is designed to create a seamless execution and a happy outcome for everyone –especially the client.

Hand painted wallpaper

Renowned Hand-Painted Wallpaper Studio Recommends H.J. Holtz & Son

It was a great way to finish out a work week.

On Friday, Sept. 3 Rick Holtz read a direct message in the company’s Instagram account from an unexpected source: Jennifer Gracie, creative director of Gracie Studio, a company whose hand-painted wallpapers are world-renowned for their craftsmanship, detail, and beauty.

The message was simple: “You obviously do a great job with our wallpaper. Thank you,” she said, adding she had placed H.J. Holtz & Son on the list of recommended paper installers that designers and showrooms provide to customers.

Architectural Elements - Monument Square Condo

Architectural Elements Dress up a Monument Square Condo

Architectural elements we added to this room create a separate space, set off by floor-to-ceiling columns and a soffit, accented with a two-part crown molding.

Wallpaper Projects - What to expect

Wallpaper Projects – What to Expect

Residential wallpaper is enjoying a renaissance, thanks to artistic and technological advances. Homeowners will be pleasantly surprised by current options.

Watch our video and see how we do it!

 

Scenic Re-Install
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Wallpaper and Wallcovering Installation Experts

Shane Legano and James Draine, experienced paper hangers with H.J. Holtz & Son, are already implementing strategies they saw at the Wallcovering Installers Association annual convention last month.

Wallpaper In Closet Design

Wallpaper in a Closet? Renovation Creates Something Special

As an interior designer, Suellen Gregory knows the importance of using a house’s space thoughtfully and well. But even for her – a design professional – it can take time to take action.
Bolling Haxall Foyer

Bolling Haxall House Makeover

Sometimes, even a classic space needs an update. Such was the case for the historic Bolling Haxall House at the corner of East Franklin and North Third streets. Home to The Woman’s Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educational opportunities for women, the 1858 Italianate mansion serves as the base for the club’s monthly gatherings as well as numerous other special events, including wedding receptions, Junior Assembly Cotillion dances, and even a recent episode of the ABC series “The Bachelorette.”