Van Den Berg Painting

Van Den Berg Painting owners Garrett Childress, left, and Sean Hickey are pictured during one of their recent interior painting jobs.

A local family business has been revived thanks to the efforts of Garrett Childress and Sean Hickey, who are working under the name Van Den Berg Painting. The company was started in Lakeview in 1979 by Childress’s grandfather, Dan Van Den Berg, and was then passed on to Childress’s parents — Harvey and Vickie Childress — who ran it for about ten years. As Childress and Hickey have taken up the moniker, Van Den Berg Painting is now a third-generation business.

Childress remembers his grandpa always saying that he started the business so he could go to his kids’ sporting events. The ability to prioritize family was a big motivating factor behind Childress and Hickey’s decision to start the business back up in September.

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