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.