Our Colorful History

J.I. Hass Co., Inc. was founded in 1895 in Jersey City, New Jersey as a painting contractor. Since that time, our company has performed a substantial amount of painting work on a wide array of industrial projects such as Aluminum Facilities, Oil Refinery/Oil and Gas Distribution, Electric Utility, Brewery/Metal Beverage Packaging, Agricultural, and Paper Products industries, as well as commercial projects such as office buildings, hospitals, and hotels, in many states throughout the country. Our company has the ability/experience to safely and efficiently perform the surface preparatory work prior to painting, such as hand tool, power tool, water blasting, sandblasting, as well as the actual installation of the paints/high performance coatings.

Many of our clients are well known industrial corporations. Most of our work is repeat business for clients we have been privileged to serve over a period of many years.

Although started in New Jersey, our company has worked in the Ohio Valley for over 50 years, setting up an office in Henderson, Kentucky. In 2006, the company moved its main office to Owensboro, Kentucky to focus on and increase the industrial work it was doing in the area.

Our company has experienced office and craft personnel, many having worked for the firm over a period of many years.

We also have developed a good working relationship with many supplier/vendors in the industry.

Our company looks forward to continuing to serve its many clients and to increasing the client base it would be privileged to serve.

Capabilities of J.I. Hass Co., Inc.

• A company in business since 1895, bringing well over 100 years of experience in its field, performing work on a wide array of projects.

• A company that has a history of client satisfaction evidenced by the amount of repeat business it performs.

• A field crew consisting of many long term employees who have been safety trained in the environments in which they work. Many of our crews have been recognized by the client for achieving safety performances.

• Field personnel with the experience of many years working in a specific type of industry. This gives the individual worker knowledge of the plant layout, specific coatings used, surface prep/coating installation procedures employed, as well as specific equipment typically required by the craft. This typically leads to a safe work environment, where quality work is done efficiently.

• A supplier network developed over the many years our firm has been in business. This gives our company and the clients it serves access to a broad spectrum of suppliers/vendors which enhances the capabilities our organization can bring to a project.

• An office staff comprised of people with many years of experience in the coatings/contracting industry, as well as personnel well experienced in office procedures/accounting functions, necessary to professionally operate a main office, and communicate with clients and field personnel at the different plant sites where the company works.

Professional Affiliations

                Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC)               
                Painting and Decorator Contractors of America (PDCA)
                Local 156 of the IUPAT District Council 91
                Local 376 of the IUPAT District Council 16
                Local 1756 of the IUPAT District Council 77
                Southern California Painters & Decorators of the
IUPAT District Council 36
                Associated Builders & Contractors

historical photo of JI Hass