ALLBRiGHT PAINTING: Gratefully Celebrating Over 30 Years in Business!
When our founder Josh Abramson first started this business, he was 21-years-old, living in a small two-bedroom apartment in Granada Hills with his mom (single parent) and younger sister (who shared a room with mom). During that time, his grandfather offered Josh some help and suggested that he use one of his A.Allbright company phone numbers on his business cards and homemade wooden signs, because he had an office staff that could answer the phone more professionally than his little sister or mom. Grandpa Charlie and his brother Davie started a drapery cleaning business back around the mid-century called A.Allbright Drapery Cleaning, in Van Nuys, CA. They put the “A.” in front of Allbright so that they would be listed first in the Yellow Pages and all other listings.
Josh took his grandfather up on his generous offer, but he never intended to call the new business A.Allbright Wallpaper Hanging & Painting. Still in his teens, he wanted to come up with a more relevant name to who he was, but he didn’t know what that name should be at the time.
When someone would call the number listed on the new business card asking for wallpaper installation, his grandfather or his staff would “page” him every time they got a call (remember pagers?) Even though Josh wasn’t a part of the drapery cleaning business in any way, he ended up carrying on the family business name because they would always answer the phones, “Hello, this is A.Allbright, how can we help you?”
What Happened to A.Allbright?
Now that times have changed and the Yellow Pages isn’t really the “go-to” way of finding a local business in your area, it’s not that important to have the “A.” in front of our name—but we still enjoy always being at the top of any trade listing!
Joshua Abramson talks about all the lessons he learned early on from watching his grandfather and his brother grow a successful business that they eventually sold and retired well from. One of the lessons he learned is to always call customers back right away. Josh says, “My grandfather would call me and give me a strong warning if he ever got a second call from one of my customers that I didn’t call back right away. At the young age of 21, there were many lessons to be learned.”
Joshua Abramson exclaims, “Today, I’m really grateful that we get to carry on the name A.Allbright. It means so much to me now and it fits exactly who we are… It speaks of brilliance and happiness! I couldn’t be happier with the name that we all proudly stand behind.”
After 30 years in business, Josh and the rest of the ALLBRiGHT PAINTING team remain proud to carry on his grandfather’s legacy by providing reliable interior and exterior painting in Los Angeles, Valencia, and the surrounding communities. For a painting company built on family values and known throughout the area for their commitment to customer satisfaction, call ALiBRIGHT 1-800-PAINTING today.