Nobody has to sell Dave Young on Moore County. The owner of Interstate Painting & Home Improvements, LLC in Aberdeen, the Maine native’s been around the area long enough to know the positives.
“Moore County has just been a fantastic place to plant my feet and grow my business,” Young, who moved to the community in 2009, said. “It also allowed me to escape the winter.
“It’s right between the beach. It’s right between the mountains. There are a lot of new faces coming in.”
Additionally, the cost of living where he was originally from – along Maine’s Atlantic coast – had risen. It motivated Young, who’d been working in the home improvement industry since 1999, to take his talents elsewhere.
“I really grew up around the construction trade,” Young said. “Both my parents were self-employed. I’ve been working for myself since right out of high school.”
The ability to be his own boss, to call his own shots, is something Young finds appealing.
“We’re not on a steady job every single day,” he said. “It’s different locations, and you get to make new friends. In some cases, you develop tremendous relationships.”
Interstate Painting & Home Improvements, LLC handles a variety of tasks, but painting – both interior and exterior – is a specialty. While most jobs have been right between Southern Pines and Pinehurst, other towns have discovered the business.
“I’ve been getting a lot more calls from Aberdeen,” Young, who runs everything from his home, said.
Along with painting, Interstate Painting & Home Improvements, LLC offers carpentry services, drywall installation and repairs, textured ceiling removal, junk and waste removal, and rental of dump trailers.
“To anyone moving junk, the dump trailers are great,” Young said.
When Young first began in Moore County, most of his jobs came from retirees. That’s changed through the years.
“It was 95 percent retirees,” he said. “Now, it’s 95 percent military.”
To assist Young with the delivery of services, Interstate Painting & Home Improvement, LLC has three employees.
“We also use subcontractors if needed,” Young said.
To find out more about Interstate Painting & Home Improvements, LLC, go to: https://interstate-painting-home-improvements-llc.business.site.
Feature photo: Dave Young, owner of Interstate Painting & Home Improvements, LLC, is ready to help you with your home improvement needs. Contributed photo.
~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Dave Lukow.