The Founder

At the very young age of 18 years old, Mr. Manuel Almeida started on his way to make what is now Almeida & Son Painting and Construction Inc. He started on his journey all the way from a small town called Gouveia in Portugal. After 10 long, hard years, Manuel saved all his money, and brought he and his wife to America not knowing any English or anybody except for his sister. Some years later, in 1973, his first child, a son, was born. Then 3 years later, his wife gave birth to a daughter.

Over the years, Manuel continued his journey to make Almeida & Son Painting and Construction Inc. It was not easy however; there were times when Manuel had to work 6 days a week, for 12-14 hours a day. Then there were those times when, working for various painting companies, he had no work for up to 6 months at a time.

When things in Manuel’s life started to go the way he wanted, in 1985 he bought his Chevy work truck, and the materials to start his business. In searching for a name for the business, he thought of maybe, one day, passing it down to his son: Almeida & Son Painting and Construction Inc. was born.