SARASOTA—How about THIS for growth: Sarasota’s only Benjamin Moore paint retailer has opened a fourth location on the Suncoast! Sarasota Paint Company, Incorporated, has set up shop in the Gateway East Shopping Plaza, located east of I-75 at 8709 SR 70 East, Lakewood Ranch 941-251-4655. “We have so many customers in the Lakewood Ranch area, and we want to better serve them,” says owner David Jasik.
The new store features 2300 square feet of space with a state of the art color selection area, a tint department, mixing area, and merchandise department. Store hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The new store complements:
·the original 7000 square foot Sarasota Paint Company store in downtown Sarasota, located at 2088 12th Street, 941-955-7004
·a location in Bradenton, located at 5123 14th Street West, 941-753-0565
·and the third store in Coral Cove Plaza just south of Stickney Point Road at 7222 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-953-1005.
Recently, the downtown Sarasota store was recognized nationally as a Flagship Benjamin Moore Design Center. It’s been renovated to include an improved color selection area, new color chip display, and enhanced lighting to help customers make design level decisions. “This is a game changer. The store is more like a custom design center than a paint store where you’d stand on a concrete floor under warehouse lighting, squinting to make color decisions,” says Sarasota Paint’s owner David Jasik. The new Lakewood Ranch location will also boast the new Design Center.
All four stores focus on exterior and interior paint for residential and commercial customers, as well as paint sprayer sales and repairs. And the customer favorite? “BIG” paint chips, and inexpensive paint samples.
Sarasota Paint Company has been owned and operated by David Jasik and his family since 1988, when they bought the already 12-year-old company from Moe Letourneau. At the time, Jasik was a young worker in the store, and convinced his family to jump in when Letourneau was ready to retire.
As the owner, Jasik has always focused on customer service and expansion to meet clients’ needs. “Our clients come to us from all over the Suncoast,” he explains. “They love the product, the one-on-one attention, and our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We’re responding to their needs by making it more convenient for them to go to our stores, now in four locations,” says Jasik.
That’s turned Sarasota Paint Company into Benjamin Moore’s largest multi-store distributor on the west coast of Florida. And what’s so special about Benjamin Moore paints? “They use premium resins and pigment, and nothing compares to them. It’s the top choice of designers, homeowners, and businesses,” says Jasik. “You’re definitely getting more value for your dollar with Benjamin Moore and with us.”
Video by Davey Jasik