In an age of the family business going by the wayside, it's nice to know that a family business operating for more than 50 years is not only surviving, but thriving.
That's the case of Al & Sons Painting. The business began back in 1959 when Al Cravenho began painting homes and businesses in the Greater Taunton area. He apparently did it pretty well and the business grew. Al's son, Steve entered the business learning from his father and the business continued its steady growth.
"I think we were successful because we treated our customer's homes and businesses like they were ours," said Steve Cravenho. "We always treated our customers like they were family," added the now senior member of Al & Sons Painting crew.
"We've now have a third generation of Cravenhos involved in the business," said Steve. "My sons, Peter and Michael work side by side with me on many projects, just like I worked with my Dad."
With commerical accounts like Bristol County Savings Bank and DRAKE Cable, Al & Sons Painting still specialize in a quality job. Steve says he still has customers that his father worked for back in the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. "There's a real sense of satisfaction for me that our reputation has endured," explained Steve. "Look,there are a lot of guys out there that will do it cheaper," said Steve, "but very few will do it better than us." "After all," smiled Steve, "You've got my father's name on it and I have a reputation to uphold."