MEET JOHN WALKER, OWNER
Legos. It all started with Legos.
Let me back up a bit. My parents were both immigrants to this country. My dad came here from Canada and my mom came here from Denmark. They met in downtown Detroit in the late 1950’s and my father proposed to my mother on their 3rd date. Love at first site.
My father was a draftsman and worked for General Motors designing cars. That is how I first learned about precision and detail. My father didn’t set out to teach me specifically about those things. That is just who he was, and it emanated from him. You couldn’t help but learn those qualities from him. He loved to tinker in his workshop, and as I grew up, he used his time there to teach me how to build things. Most of the time it was model airplanes. I learned how to glue the pieces of balsa wood together, sand the pieces till they fit just right and assemble them into a flying machine -- which I promptly crashed. I never claimed to be a good pilot.
My mother was very proud of her heritage and loved being a Dane. It’s not a surprise, then, that I received a lot of Legos for my birthdays and at Christmas. You see, Legos are a Danish invention. I had enough Legos to build an entire village, including houses, stores, cars and even a Lego train that ran across the floor. Throughout my youth I built Lego kits over and over. As a 6-year-old boy I even visited the motherland, the original Legoland in Denmark.
What I didn’t realize until years later is that building all those kits of Legos taught me how things are put together. My Lego-building fueled my curiosity to determine how things are constructed. I enjoyed working with my hands and I enjoyed taking things apart to see them put back together again. When I decided to go to college, I chose Mechanical Engineering.
While engineering satisfied my desire to learn how things are put together, after ten years in the field I wanted to build things again with my hands. So, turning my back on a safe and secure profession, I opted to bet on myself. I opened my own business in Tucson, AZ. That was 18 years ago.
It seems that all my skills and training have led me to this place. I learned patience and attention to detail from father. In college, I learned how math, structural loads, and forces effect a proper design. In engineering, I learned to create and read technical drawings, and to work efficiently and meet deadlines. And Legos. Legos taught me the joy of constructing.
MEET THE TEAM
Ben Wintermote, President of Operations
Jesse Davis, Production Manager
with over 15 years of experience in remodeling
Andrew McLeod, Project Manager
NARI Certified Lead Carpenter
Zackary Farrington, Project Manager
NARI Certified Lead Carpenter
Gerri Tackitt, CB
• Bonded, Licensed, and Insured
• Beyond Painting, LLC, DBA: BP Remodeling, was established in 2011 with Arizona ROC # 279798 (Carpentry, Remodeling, and Repair), later obtaining additional Arizona licenses ROC # 320528 (B3 General Remodeling and Repair Contractor) and ROC # 321721 (Electrical, Residential)
• The owner, John Walker, has 17 years of experience as a licensed contractor in the residential remodeling arena in Arizona
• NARI member since 2016
• The combined experience of our team is over 100 years in carpentry, electrical, paint, windows & doors, flooring, tile, and other remodeling services
• BP is an A+ Rating Member of the Better Business Bureau
Who Are NARI Pros?
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is an organization of high-quality remodeling industry professionals. NARI members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, and market recognition.
For more information please visit the NARI Local and National Websites
Why use a NARI remodeler?
NARI members belong to a strong network of experienced, well-trained remodeling professionals who observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of their business.
When you work with a NARI Professional, you are working with a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional who has experience and voluntarily adheres to NARI's strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. NARI's screening process offers this assurance.
• Include professional remodeling contractors, product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, trade publications, utilities and lending institutions that have been in business for a minimum of one year.
• Carry all licensing and insurances required by the state.
• Hold themselves to the highest industry standards in terms of ethics and business operations, knowledge, reputation, and quality of production.
• Have access to the latest information in the industry through publications, educational programs, educational seminars, and conferences.
• Commit to enhancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and serving as an ally to you, the homeowner.