The business started in 1985 chasing small new construction jobs and municipal repaint work.   After backlogging a fair amount of work, Rick called back up north to his brother Kevin and convinced him to move down and help out.  To be fair, a move from Buffalo, New York to Sunny Florida didn't need that much convincing. As soon as he landed, Kevin went to work with Glendale as the Vice President.

They were little more than "trunk painters" then, the industry insider's term for a painter that operates his business out of a car trunk or van, but hard work and ethics paid off. They grew fast. That first year they did a couple of commercial repaint projects for Pinellas County Schools, some Frank's Nursery and Crafts stores, and a strip center for a general contractor.