Hi, I’m Grant Umeda, project manager at JD Painting & Decorating, Inc. in Oahu. I’ve been working in the painting industry, starting as a painter’s helper from 1995 and advancing through the ranks of apprentice, journeyman, and foreman. Transitioning from the field to management was an interesting change and it offered me a chance to learn more about estimation, time and employee management, and interacting with clientele.
Over the years, I have overseen a variety of projects which include architectural painting, high-performance coatings, deck coatings, waterproofing, and other specialty coatings. I enjoy new challenges and have a sense of fulfillment when I can come up with solutions to our client’s problems. During my off-time, I enjoy spending time with my loving wife and two sons, working on my truck, and if time permits, going to the beach.