The greatest thing about my job is the wonderful people I have had the honor to meet. Here are some of them:

"I have had the privilege of knowing Jesse Duke for almost 20 years and during that time he has painted my house outside and in more than one time. He has also power washed and repaired wood rot. My husband also managed to keep Jesse busy at First Presbyterian Church doing all the exterior work that never seems to stop on a historic building. I cannot think of any person who I would rather call and say “Jesse, would you help me”. He stays on the job until it is completed no matter how long it takes. He is fair, honest, totally trustworthy and is very neat and clean about his work. There are few that I know who I can say this much about." -- Marlene Strobach, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"I have known & relied on Jesse for house painting & repairs for over 20 years. He is a true professional, taking pride in his work, which shows in the care he takes on the job. He & his family are wonderful Christian people & a great contribution to the Fernandina area." -- Louise Mozena, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke has done numerous jobs for us over the past several years and we have always been extremely pleased with his work. He is a true professional and completely trustworthy. Jesse is tireless in his work, detail oriented and dedicated to finishing every job to his client's satisfaction. We have recommended Jesse to several friends and will continue to do so. He is first rate!" -- Sally Straub Kamman, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke is probably the most reliable and honest painter/jack of all trades that has worked for us in the five states where we have lived. He is very pleasant and thorough in his job and we intend to have him do all our work in the future." -- Karen and Gerry Berger, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke is a meticulous painter who shows great care for your home. His good character and strong work ethic give you confidence that you have hired the best. He's also a really nice guy. I highly recommend him." -- Joan Michas, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke is an excellent painter I have used several times. He is careful, pleasant to have working in the house, dependable and trustworthy. I highly recommend him." -- Marion McCully, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"If you are a perfectionist, Jesse Duke is your man! No watching, wondering, or worrying necessary, the work will be done perfectly. For me, he has been the person to call since 2003." -- Barbara Riley, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke is the “ULTIMATE” Painter and Handyman. Allen and I have been using Jesse’s Painting and Repair business for our plantation home ever since we met him some 10 years ago. He can tackle any and all projects and does so with care, precision, and timeliness. Jesse is totally reliable, honest and does a great job at very reasonable prices. He is first on our list whenever we need something done." -- Barbara and Allen Kannapell, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke is much more than a 'handy man.' He is skilled at painting and carpentry. He has performed both skills for me on many occasions over much of the thirty years we have lived in the same house. He is a first rate individual and I strongly recommend him." -- Bill Brooks, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke is the most reliable and professional painter and repair man we have ever used." -- Robert and Dorothy Siebert, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"JESSE HAS BEEN HELPING US FOR ALMOST 19 YEARS. HE IS AN EXCELLENT PAINTER, A VERY GOOD CARPENTER AND HE EVEN REPLACED A DISPOSALL FOR US. EQUALLY IMPORTANT, HE IS A NICE PERSON, EASY TO DEAL WITH AND A PLEASURE TO HAVE AROUND." -- PETE & MERRILEE CHAMBERLAIN, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Over the past two years, Jesse has completed jobs small and large for us: Outside painting and repairs; interior painting; installing hardwood flooring on the second floor; installing custom closet shelving. We are completely comfortable giving him the key and letting him do the work while we are away in the summer. He keeps us posted with email updates and photos, and we know that upon our return everything will be done. His work is precise and meticulous, and he leaves everything neat and clean." -- E. Michel Kruse, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke has painted the interior and exterior of our residence as the need arises for 20 years. He takes great pride in his work and restores any damaged surfaces before painting. Jesse is trustworthy and dependable. He always shows up on the dates scheduled." -- Don and Dee Riney, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke has painted the exterior of my house twice. His thoroughness in preparation is remarkable. A pre-painting discussion covered types and brands of paint to be used and whether or not an additive to repel mud daubers and cocooning insects should be used. Ridding the house of the remains of these pests and wasp, hornet, squirrel and bird nests is just part of the prep. Prior to painting he improved a repair I had made. If he doesn’t make a repair himself he lets you know what needs to be done. He uses high quality paint and takes the time to do the job correctly. He works very clean…drop cloths, drip rags, masking tape, etc. There is no cutting corners. After he had finished and been paid we discovered that he had on his own replaced our mailbox with a brand new one and repainted the support. He also painted the interior of our home twice. If anything he was more precise, cleaner and more punctual on the interior.

If you are looking for a quick job, look elsewhere. Jesse prides himself on quality work, not on speed. His prices are a good deal for the product delivered. The waiting list of those wanting his services extends six months to two years at times. My next door neighbor, who takes pride in the quality workmen she employs will use only Jesse Duke for painting. I can not imagine a painter who does a better job." -- Curt Platte, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Over the years in renovating homes we have had the opportunity to interact with many contractors. Jesse Duke is one of the rare contractors that has performed in an exemplary manner. He does exceptional work, the price is fair, he is courteous, creative, helpful, does not make a mess and timely in performing the task at hand. We would highly recommend him to any of our friends and to any other customer requesting his talent and services". -- Mary Ellen and Norm Ledwin, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse is the best! He is a trusted and talented craftsman, and has performed every task on time and within budget. Jesse is also one of the most creative people I know. I have known him for over twenty years, and share through our USMC brotherhood a feeling of respect and friendship. I strongly recommend him to you!" -- Michael Burnson, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke has been painting and fixing our home for 11 years. He is a welcomed perfectionist and is so dependable. We highly recommend him." -- Betty Lou and Bill Hilles, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke has always done outstanding work for us, inside and outside our house. He is meticulous about his work. Jesse is trustworthy and very honest." -- Lindy and Dennis Wyman, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke was recommended to us over ten years ago by a friend who is very particular about who works on her house and only hires the very best! We have never been disappointed! Jesse is very popular and sometimes has a waiting list, but he never forgets his commitments and always does a superb job down to the last detail. He is a perfectionist and honest as the day is long. We will always call on Jesse to do our painting and repairs as long as he is willing!!" -- Robin and Bob Bolan, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"For home maintenance, you want the nicest, honest and most capable man. Jesse has been my man for many years with my home. If you want someone you can count on and also returns phone calls Jesse is your man." -- D.J. Johnston, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Karen and I have had the pleasure of working with Jesse Duke as we continue to maintain our 30 year old island home. We have found him to consistently do more than is asked and always with first class professionalism...He finishes on schedule and always works in a professional manor. I will not have any lesser painter work on my home." -- Donald C. McFadyen, Fernandina Beach

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke is a man of integrity and honesty. He is hard working, professional and meticulous in his work and clean up. He can do almost anything, and has a great disposition. I left on vacation while he painted the entire interior of my home, and came back to everything perfectly back in place and a job well done. I would highly recommend him to anyone." -- Susie Culp, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"I am more than happy (honored) to give you my unqualified recommendation for Jesse Duke. Since we built our home in 1982-3, Jesse has been our friend and maintainer, giving help with painting ( cleaning up after every brush stroke), pressure-washing, fixing whatever needed fixing. We (and now I) couldn't cope with this house without his help and advice To say we trust him implicitly is an under-statement." -- Janet Anderson, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"Jesse Duke is a perfectionist. His work is always without a flaw. You will never be disappointed." -- Pat Shannon, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

"I was one of Jesse's first customers when he began his business in 1986. I've been with him ever since because he never fails to do anything but excellent work." -- Lynn Freitag, Amelia Island Plantation

******************************************************************************

Jesse Duke has the key and alarm code to our multi-million dollar home. We rely on him to take care of any problems while we are away in addition to doing all of our painting and repairs. We can highly recommend him for painting or anything else that requires a perfectionist's touch, as long as he doesn't get too busy to tend to our house! -- Anonymous, Amelia Island