Those of you familiar with us here at Applied Colour know that our company is built on the strength of our relationships. To that end, and given the new, social media / electronic era that we are immersed in, we wanted to continue developing relationships through a Quarterly Newsletter.  But this won’t be your typical corporate newsletter - it will, instead, offer a few peeks behind the curtain, so to speak - a couple of tidbits in every issue that show a different side of Applied Colour.  We hope you like it and share it with your friends and family and, as always, your feedback is greatly appreciated. 
Industry Leaders to Join Forces!!
Applied Colour is very pleased to announce that Venger Electrostatic Coatings has joined our family!!
As of February 1st of this year, Venger and Applied Colour began sharing a brand new warehouse/office space at 8304 Davies Road.  That sharing of space was precipitated by an agreement by which Venger, a dominant player in the local electrostatic painting industry for over 30 years, became part of Applied Colour.  Both organizations are very excited by the synergies created and look forward to working alongside each other to grow and learn.

Venger's new General Manager is Rob Scott, who, with over 25 years experience in the painting industry, will be guiding the company forward in all the day to day activity.
Daryn Kemp will be busy building and maintaining relationships with clients – now for both companies – which will continue to operate separately for the foreseeable future.
Daryn had this to say about the new partnership: “Having known of Venger for many years, I was always fascinated by their story and their commitment to high quality workmanship and superior products.  The Venger approach is very similar to the Applied approach, which is why there is such a good fit.”
Over the next weeks and months, Daryn and Rob will be working to connect with designers, architects, general contractors and property managers to educate and inform staff on the use of electrostatic coatings in commercial spaces.  In the meantime, please reach out to either of them with questions or requests.
Our New Home
Applied Colour believes that we all have a hand in creating the lives we want and working together to make it a reality, so at the end of 2016 we brought our staff together to share some wonderful changes that were taking place with the Applied team.  We had secured   our first office/warehouse location.  On December 30th all the Applied staff gathered together to dream, to vision and to discuss what the future may have in store for Applied Colour in our new space.  It was the perfect way to close the end of one year and welcome a new year for our company and for our staff.  

Our new address is 8304 Davies Road, Edmonton, our phone number has remained the same but please make note of our new address in your records.  With our expanded warehouse space we look forward to being able to offer customer service and quality workmanship over and above our already high standards in customer satisfaction.
Highlights from Applied Colour BC
April 30 2016,  a little over a year ago,  I watched the truck that was carrying the shipping container loaded with all  our personal belongings, disappear down the street that we had lived on for the past 15 years. Our house was now sold, the new owners would take possession in three days and my wife, my granddaughter and I were about to leave our amazing friends, co workers and family and head to Victoria BC to start a brand new life and a brand new business venture. 

When I reflect upon this past year, 3 things stand out among all the changes and challenges, and those are: 

Dreaming is easy. Doing is hard. 
We all have dreams; whether that be the desire to have financial freedom, better health, or travel to exotic destinations. It is in our nature to fantasize, but unless there are concrete steps taken to fulfill those dreams, they will never materialize.
Dreaming of moving to the Island was easy. Actually doing it was hard. Over-coming the voices of fear and doubt. It cost us financially. It cost us personally. We left our home, family and friends behind. There were a lot of tears shed. We left the security of familiarity behind for an unknown future.

Dreams Cost
A good read is: An Astronauts Guide To Life On Earth written by Chris Hadfield. He was the first Canadian to command the International Space Station. He did not get that position by just looking up at the stars and wishing that he could be an astronaut. The amount of training, and discipline that was required in order for him to fulfill his dream was crazy. Hence why most of us are just satisfied with being stargazers rather than pay the price to be star-travellers. 
I just want to grow a business. Should be easy right? Ha!
Be prepared to pay the price. It takes sacrifice both financially and personally. Long days and some sleepless nights. Some days being grateful for the opportunity to grow the business and some days wondering, “Why am I doing this?”. 

We all need help
Having a six year old is such an eyeopener for me in that I get the opportunity to see our human nature  revealed.  
I love to cook and Abby is never far from me wanting to help in the kitchen. Her favourite saying right now is: “I can do it by myself Poppa”!  With that comes egg shells in the batter. Milk all over the counter and flowing on to the floor. Flour from one end of the kitchen to the other. As much as she likes to do, she needs help. But it is hard for her to relinquish her want to do things on her own. She takes after me. Asking for help suggests weakness, and a lack of knowledge. It hurts our pride to admit that we don’t know how to do everything. 

I have realized that in order for dreams to materialize they require help from those who have the skills in the areas that you are weak in. Not only will your dreams come to fruition faster but the burden will be lighter. 

This has been a year of fulfilling a dream and learning the cost of doing it. I am so grateful for the opportunity and the support of those that are helping us to do it. 
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Excellence in Painting...
and People
Recipients of the  2016
BOMA Longevity Award,
15 years continuous 

The Applied Team
Operations Manager
Daryn Kemp  
Michael McCarthy  
Applied Colour BC
Tara Legacy  
Safety Advisor
Mickie Boisjoli-Wright
Office Manager
Friends of Applied
We work with so many different businesses and hear about so many wonderful Edmonton success stories that it only seems fitting to share some of these stories with you.
Venger Coatings has been an industry leader in electrostatic coatings for over 25 years.  Venger pioneered onsite electrostatic coating and then, for over a decade, re-skinning of refrigeration cases. Combining these two technologies gives Venger a unique ability to offer timely and cost effective solutions.

Venger proudly provides service to many top grocery retailers, general contractors, property managers as well as government establishments. 

Venger Electrostatic Coatings continues to add solutions that save money and add long-term value for its customers.

 Paull Travel  is a friend of Applied because, like us, they believe that going above and beyond in the area of customer service should be a top priority.  Whether it be corporate or leisure travel, the team at Paull Travel can accommodate all of your travel needs.

Locally owned and operated by Lesley Paull who started the agency in 1986 after working as a consultant in Edmonton for 15 years. Lesley and her staff provide complete service, and take care of all your travel needs. They don’t want to be the biggest, just the best!

You can find out more about Paull Travel by visiting their website at
Applied Colour Reaches
South America
Brad's wife Angela just recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica where she brought a few of the Applied core values to life in a real way! During her stay she engaged in a community outreach project that works to improve and maintain several of the buildings in the village.  Our amazing friends at Cloverdale Paint supplied Angela with new paint brushes, new roller sleeves and more.  This was a welcome surprise to the organization Angela worked with as a good portion of their sundries were old and way past their prime. Nice work Angela, you definitely left people and places better than you found them!  Maybe we'll get you on one of crews in the near future!
One of the things we love about our city is that there is always something new and exciting to experience.  YegDatenight is a great new company that puts together  different date night experiences right here in our city.  The activities are a blast and price points range from budget 
conscious to lavishly extravagant.  

You owe it to yourself to break out of the "dinner and a movie" rut and check out what has to offer!
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