Large Business of the Year: Webfoot Painting Co.
Webfoot Painting Co. is one of the premier painting contractors in Central Oregon.
The company, founded in 2003 by Gavin Hepp and Travis Ulrich, was originally developed as a means of financial support through college at the University of Oregon. In 2006, Webfoot Painting relocated from the Willamette Valley to Central Oregon. Since the move, it has grown from just a couple summertime helpers to 25 full-time employees and 14-16 seasonal painters. During Webfoot’s busiest months, employees may paint as many as eight to 10 homes per week.
“The key to our success lies with hiring good people and training and coaching them to become great leaders and managers,” the nominee application states. “Once a team member is well trained and has been bought into our system, we can put those leaders in the position to run systems that care for their employees, their customer and the project at hand.”
To support the community that supports them, Webfoot has started two annual charity events: Carving for Kids, which benefits MountainStar Family Relief Nursery, and Webfoot’s $5,000 Painting Charity Giveaway that awards painting services to a family or non-profit in need.