North Shore-based Hester acquires Beatty assets and staff

 LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (Jan. 23, 2014) – Two established North Shore painting companies are teaming up; Beatty Decorating Company joined Hester Painting & Decorating on Jan. 20, 2014.

            Beatty president, Miles W. Beatty III, and his brother James Beatty, vice president, joined the Hester team and continue to serve Beatty clients, as have the team of Beatty painters.  They will operate for Beatty customers as Hester Beatty Decorating for a period of time, to ensure former Beatty customers recognize that the Beatty personnel, quality and service continue on as part of the Hester organization.  Miles and Jim Beatty remain deeply involved in the  client relationships and project management, and customers can continue to request their favorite painters.

“It’s a natural fit,” said Steve Hester, president of Hester Painting & Decorating.  “Both of our fathers founded painting companies in the 1960s, believing in serving a selective customer with superior finishes and attention to detail.  Beatty’s talented painters are right at home with Hester’s commitment to quality, luxury and phenomenal service."

            Miles “Bud” Beatty incorporated his firm in Lake Bluff in 1966.  Both sons, Miles and Jim, joined the company in the 1970s serving as apprentices and becoming journeyman painters.  Over the decades, Beatty Decorating Company has built a reputation for excellence in painting and restoring homes, churches, theaters, banks and historic structures, primarily in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and the surrounding area.

            "We wanted to ensure a strong future for our treasured clients and our dedicated painters.  Hester has a similar history and similar values, and we feel certain our customers will continue to be delighted with the professionalism and superior craftsmanship for years to come,” said Miles Beatty.

            Founded more than forty-five years ago and headquartered in Skokie, Ill., Hester Painting & Decorating provides homes and high-profile commercial establishments with high-end decorating services.  Widely regarded as a leader in the fields of painting, faux finishing, and exterior and interior maintenance, Hester Painting & Decorating utilizes an enormous repertoire of finishes and wall covering techniques to create unique environments for clients.  More information about services offered by Hester Painting & Decorating is available at (847) 677-5130 or http://www.hesterdecorating.com.


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