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In August 2016 Roger celebrated the 30th anniversary of the date he received his California Painting and Decorating Contractors license.
Rotarian of the Year 2014/15 - Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club
Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors)
Rotary International - Hendersonville Four Seasons Club
Vision Henderson County Alumni Association Advisory Board
Business Affiliations and Community Activities
Land of Color (Certified Color Strategist)
Day Studio-Workshop, San Francisco, CA (Color Theory, Stone and Marble, Glazing and Guilding, Historical and Complex Stenciling)
Gale Laurence Studio, San Francisco, CA (Color Theory, Casein)
StagedHomes.com (Accredited Staging Professional)
Teacher and Writer
Architectural Paint Color Consultant, Professional Home Stager, Designer
Contractor, Master Painter
Sandy's background is unusual. After notable success as an insurance broker and risk management consultant, Sandy changed careers in 1986 when she and Roger formed Ness Painting & Decorating. Building on a lifelong interest in color and design, Sandy studied at two of the most highly regarded decorative painting schools in the country and became a skilled architectural paint color consultant, decorative painter and designer. Sandy is a Certified Color Strategist and also holds the Accredited Staging Professional (ASP TM ) designation.
Sandy's work as an architectural paint color consultant and professional home stager has been featured in several magazines, including Carolina Home + Garden, Mountain Traditions, and Blue Mountain Living.
Painters Union Local 83 Apprenticeship Program
Building Education Center, Berkeley, CA (25 courses)
University of California Forest Products Laboratory (Insects and Decay in Wood Structures)
Day Studio-Workshop, San Francisco, CA (wall glazing)
Gale Laurence Studio Workshop, San Francisco, CA (color theory)
Wolman Woodcare Products (certified contractor)
Roger has more than thirty years construction industry experience as a licensed contractor, business owner and master painter, specializing in customer projects. He and Sandy made Ness Painting & Decorating well-known in the Bay Area for superb workmanship and service, building a loyal clientele.
In addition to his four years formal training in a Painters Union apprenticeship program which earned him journeyman status, Roger has completed numerous special courses in property improvements and maintenance.
Like many of you, we first came to Western North Carolina on vacation and decided there was no better place to live. In a giant leap of faith, we closed our successful contracting business in the San Francisco Bay Area, sold our house and moved here in 2004. Today we've settled in to our new life, become active in the community and made many wonderful friends.
Here's some information about our training and experience. We often joke that Sandy may have the creative idea, but Roger is the one who makes it happen. We think that we're a great team and the perfect combination of inspiration and expert implementation.
MEET ROGER AND SANDY
Honors and Awards