From Europe to a Sydney Painting Success Story
In 1973 brothers Joe and Frank Kogan arrived in Sydney. As third generation painters, it was logical they’d continue the family tradition and started what is now known as J&E Kogan, Painting Contractors. From these humble beginnings, word-of-mouth spread quickly and the company grew to employ 25 fulltime professional painters, servicing all manner of painting work throughout the Eastern Suburbs and greater Sydney.
Despite the success, the brothers were determined to keep their affable, friendly approach. At the heart of the business remains the ethos of offering individual, personal attention. When you call, you will only deal directly with the owners or our trusted managerial staff: we have no call centre and no 1800 numbers. As such you won’t talk with secretaries, but with the key personal who understand painting and the details of your project.
We never sub-contract, so you can be assured that the painters that arrive at your place, work directly for us. This guarantees that the job is done properly, using the best materials in a timely fashion. All our work is warranted. Our Sydney painters love painting and many have remained with the company over the decades. They are therefore trustworthy and are regularly left alone in our client’s properties to finish the job.
All our staff are trained to operate machinery. We are fully licensed and have been a proud member of Master Painters Australia since we were established. Occupational, Health and Safety is important to us, so we’re accredited with Trade Monitors.
Many people comment on our bright yellow vans. In 1981, the brothers purchased their first station-wagon at auction: it was bright yellow. To attract further attention they emblazoned it with bold red writing. This colour scheme remains with the team today and the vans are now a recognisable fixture on Sydney’s roads.
So when you see the yellow vans driving through the streets of Sydney, you know another client is enjoying the quality painting services offered by J&E Kogan, Painting Contractors.