History

//History
History 2017-05-08T14:04:48+00:00

Founded in 1932 by Remko Bosma, the business now known as H & H Painting Company, Inc. has a rich history of quality workmanship and client satisfaction.

  • 1932

    Remko BosmaThe foundation of H & H Painting Company, Inc. was created by Remko Bosma in 1932 with the formation of Bosma Painting Co. in Kalamazoo, Mich. Remko immigrated to the United States in 1912 from the Netherlands where he learned the painting trade through extensive schooling and hands-on training.

  • 1937

    Chet HaanIn the late 1930’s, Remko Bosma was joined in business by Chester Haan, his son-in-law. Chester spent time in the field painting and supervising. During World War II, the company worked extensively with Fort Custer and was on call 24-hours a day to steam clean amphibian tanks that were being tested at Campbell Lake.

  • 1955

    Chet HaanChester Haan assumed a full-time office role to help manage rapid growth in business in the mid-1950s.

  • 1961

    Curtis HaanCurtis Haan, Chester Haan’s son, joined the company full-time in 1961 to help run the business after graduating from Kalamazoo College. He had previously worked for the company painting in the summer while attending high school and then college.

  • 1962

    Remko BosmaIn 1962, Remko Bosma retired, leaving the business to his son-in-law Chester Haan.

  • 1971

    H & H LogoIn 1971, H & H Painting Company was incorporated as a merit shop by Curtis Haan and his brother Warren.

  • 1982

    H & H LogoIn 1982, Bosma Painting Company ceased operations as a union shop and sold its assets to H & H Painting Company under the leadership and presidency of Curtis Haan, who maintained Bosma’s Painting Company client base through the transition.

  • 1985

    Darcie Johnson joins H & H PaintingDarcie Johnson joined H & H Painting Company in March 1985 as a computer operator/bookkeeper.

  • 1995

    Darcie Johnson joins H & H PaintingIn 1995 Darcie Johnson was promoted to office manager/CFO of H & H Painting.

  • 1998

    Chad SiscoChad Sisco, who earned a management degree from Western Michigan University and had extensive knowledge in the paint coatings industry, was hired in April 1998 by Curtis Haan as a project manager to assist with the rapid growth of the company and to begin a business succession plan.

  • 2006

    Chad Sisco In 2006 Chad Sisco was appointed as president of H & H.

  • 2008

    Curtis HaanCurtis Haan retired on Jan. 1, 2008. Assets of H & H Painting were acquired by Chad Sisco, who is the current owner and president of the company.

  • 2014

    In May 2014, H & H Painting Company launched a Floor Coatings Division.

 

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