Jim Van Tuinen, Owner Van Tuinen Painting, Inc.
I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended the Grand Rapids Christian Schools, Calvin College and Western Michigan University. In 1972, I graduated from WMU with a Bachelors Degree.
One of my first summer jobs was on the painting crew at Calvin College. Eventually, I began contracting painting on my own. I discovered I enjoyed the work but even more enjoyed running a small business.
Upon graduating from WMU, I “officially” started a painting business. Building the business, earning the trust of our customers, providing a living to my employees and building a superior reputation in Kalamazoo has been rewarding. The challenges are far out-weighed by the satisfaction I receive from managing Van Tuinen Painting, Inc.
I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Jane, a retired public school teacher, for 48 years. Our son, Matt, is married to Tricia, and they live in Chicago with their three children. Our daughter, Lindsey, is married to Drew and they have five children.
In my free time I enjoy golf and racquetball and I’m an avid reader. Jane and I enjoy traveling and spending time with our eight grandchildren.
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 45 years since I started Van Tuinen Painting. I’ve never stopped working to improve our company’s operation and the quality of service we provide.