SARASOTA—They beat the odds and survived the recession. Now the owners of Sarasota’s only Benjamin Moore paint retailer have opened a third location on the Suncoast. Sarasota Paint Company, Incorporated, has set up shop in Coral Cove Plaza, located south of Stickney Point Road at 7222 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-953-1005. “We have a big demand south of Bee Ridge Road and on the islands, and we want to better serve our customers,” says owner David Jasik.
The new store features 3200 square feet of space, including a tint department, mixing area, color decision hub, 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 location complements the original 5000 square foot Sarasota Paint Company store in downtown Sarasota, located at 2088 12th Street, 941-955-7004, as well as a location in Bradenton called Manatee Paint Company, located at 5123 14th Street West, 941-753-0565.
All three stores focus on exterior and interior paint for residential and commercial customers, as well as paint sprayer sales and repairs.
Sarasota Paint Company has been owned and operated by David Jasik and his family since 1988, when they bought the already 10-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 get to our stores, now in three 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 a favorite of designers, homeowners, and businesses,” says Jasik. “You’re definitely getting more value for your dollar with Benjamin Moore and with us.”