Client Testimonials

 Hi Jim,

 I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for all the work you did to get our house ready to put on the market. 

The painting, repair work and installation of shutters made the house look great!  It really is a beautiful home and we appreciate the fact that you took no short cuts either - everything was done "right" and will last many years into the tenure of a new owner.  Your quick response and attention to detail certainly made the entire process very easy.

We will certainly not hesitate to contact you for any future work!


Thanks again,

Carol Murray

 Jim did a marvelous job painting our new construction home. It is difficult to know where to start...Jim has an incredible eye for detail and will not settle for anything other than perfection. He is very professional in his work, and has a great, friendly staff. The relationship I formed with Jim went beyond the norms of a painter-client relationship- get to know him and you will see the great personality he has.  Jim has a great wealth of knowledge that he is happy share with you, forming a great relationship. He was always the first one to show up on the job and the last to leave. I never had an issue with his quality and he did an excellent job ensuring that his crew followed the very same work ethic. Excellent to work with all around! Highly recommended!!! Please feel free to contact me if you would like more insights.

Ankur P.


Dear Jim,

I knew I bought a great condo but with new paint colors it is truly magnificient.  You and your crew did a great job of not getting any
paint on the kitchen cupboards with all the cutting in that was required and I can't believe that the holes where the sconces we
removed are completely invisible.  Thank you too, for telling me where a ceiling needed painting and where I could let it be.  When
you are painting so many rooms its nice to be able to save a little money.
I look forward to getting the loft painted.
Yours truly,
Nancy Colburn
Norfolk MA


Jim- Thanks for the great job you did on the home in Pembroke! It was very helpful that you got right there and finished when you said you would so the home can be listed for sale asap. I appreciate all you did. 

Judy Parsons, Coldwell Banker


We used Happnie Homes for two projects so far this year and they have been great. Not only did they refresh the look on a very old beat up home, but they refreshed my outlook on painting companies. Jim and his team are hard working, professional and a pleasure to work with. I'm sure we will be doing MANY more projects together.

Steve Weiss

Re/max Executive Realty


Jim and Bob have done a great deal of painting for us. They painted the entire interior of our house and did a fantastic job. We picked some really tough colors and some of the walls gave them a run for their money but the job came out really great. You can't go wrong.

Stephen Gouthro

Bridgewater MA


Happnie Homes painted our entire new HOME from top to bottom. Bob and Jim were exceptional professionals with the eye for detail. The entire job was completed on a timely manner and we were thrilled with the finished product!!! We will definitely used them in the future and will "HIGHLY" recommend them to anyone for future projects. Thanks again for a JOB well done!!!

Tara M Brown


Donating Our Time

Rosie's Place                                                              

"What an eye-opening experience!" was the reaction when 15 volunteers from BostonAREIA met on Friday morning, February 6. The group got together to help paint some of the facilities at Rosie's Place, a Boston women's sanctuary on Harrison St.

Rosies Place is a sanctuary for poor and homeless women who have nowhere else to turn. Established in 1974, Rosie's Place is committed to welcoming each guest with respect and unconditional love. Rosie's Place accepts no government funds and relies instead on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovative work. Rosie'

First we unloaded a car full of "care packages" - donations of toiletries and clothing purchased by other BostonAREIA members at the monthly meetings. Then, the group split in half, with one group going two blocks down to paint hallways in another building, and the first group staying in the main building. Each group was supervised by a "pro". Special thanks to Derek LaCourciere from CertaPro Painters and Jim Happnie from Happnie Homes for taking the lead and keeping us on track. Although they manage painting crews for a living, they took off this day to volunteer their time and energy to supervise us and show us how it's done!

Derek and Jim also supplied materials and t-shirts, along with ladders and tarps. Sherwin Williams supplied the paint and we appreciate their ongoing support of our efforts and of real estate investors nationwide through the National Reia discount program. (See membership benefits for more information on the HUGE discounts that Sherwin Williams provides to REIA members.)

 It was a great opportunity to connect with members that we didn't know very well before that day, and to get a sense of accomplishment for a job well done. After painting two multi-floor stairwells, the group packed it up and adjourned to the local pizza parlor, where Jim Rich did his best to beat the Guiness World Book record for the most slices of pizza consumed at one sitting.

We all agreed that the experience had changed our outlook a little, and many of us volunteered on the spot to do it again. Stay tuned for more opportunities to help BostonAREIA help Rosie's Place! Next: a drive to collect more toiletry items.


Although the Massachusetts chapter is no longer active the group was able to renovate several spaces before disbanding. I was honored to work with Melinda Cabanilla, the organizer and owner of Mistura Interior Design and many other caring volunteers. The group organized all aspects of room make overs for terminally ill children including fund raising, organizing volunteers, designing spaces that fit the children's personalities, gathering supplies and donations, right down to project completion.