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Hester Vice President Spotlighted In National Advertisements

Jeff Hester Joins Elite Designers and Contractors for National Benjamin Moore Campaign

SKOKIE, Ill., (June 15, 2010) – Jeff Hester loves paint, and he’s telling the world.  In a current Benjamin Moore commercial, Hester says, “I love painting…When I was a young boy, I knew I wanted to be a painter.”  For the past 30 years, Hester, vice president of Hester Painting & Decorating has been doing just that — painting.  Benjamin Moore, a national paint retailer and manufacturer, and Hester Painting & Decorating, founded in 1968 by Jeff’s father Tom Hester, have a longstanding relationship, so Hester was honored to join a small group of industry experts as part of Benjamin Moore’s national campaign, “Benjamin Moore: For Those Who Know More.”

The campaign spotlights eight designers, architects and contractors with national print advertisements in magazines such as Traditional Home and Elle Décor, television commercials, bus billboards and online.  Benjamin Moore also released an interactive, downloadable application for iPhone and iPod Touch.

As the only Chicago-based Benjamin Moore expert, Hester brings focus and credibility to industry professionals working in the Midwest.  “Chicago is often overlooked and underappreciated in the design world, and I felt this was my chance to represent the great workmanship that happens right in the heart of the country,” said Hester.

Steve Hester, president of Hester Painting & Decorating’s agreed.  “Chicago is chock-full of top-notch designers, architects and contractors, and I’m honored Benjamin Moore selected our company to represent Chicago and the Midwest,” he said.

The other experts, hailing from New York, D.C. and Canada, are Jamie Drake, Celerie Kemble, Amy Lau, Darryl Carter, Brian Gluckstein, Vladimir Topouzanov and Ralph Rossi.

Hester’s commercial, professional advice and photos are available on Benjamin Moore’s interactive Facebook page (

Founded more than forty years ago, Hester Painting & Decorating became one of the first Chicagoland firms to receive EPA lead-certification in 2010.  Hester Painting & Decorating provides homes and high-profile commercial establishments with high-end decorating services.  Widely regarded as a leader in the fields of painting, faux finishing, and exterior and interior maintenance, Hester Painting & Decorating utilizes an enormous repertoire of finishes and wall covering techniques to create unique environments for its clients.  More information about franchising opportunities and other services offered by Hester Painting & Decorating is available at (847) 677-5130.

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