Greg Mrakich Painting: Dining Rooms

In my twenty-plus years of being a professional painting contractor, I’ve painted somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 dining rooms. From Avon to West Hollywood and Altadena to Azusa (not yet in Zionsville – but I’m working on it!)

Why am I focusing this blog on dining rooms you might ask?  Or then again, maybe you might not ask…

The past couple of days, I have been transforming a very special dining room into a warm and inviting space in a commercial building east of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. This dining room like most if not all the dining rooms I’ve painted over the years, hosts celebrations. It is also used for fundraisers, meetings and lunch time gatherings of students and volunteers. This special dining room is at Second Helpings, an Indianapolis not-for-profit agency that transforms lives through the power of food.

About those celebrations I previously mentioned, since opening its doors in 1998, Second Helpings has graduated over 400 students (64 classes) from its culinary job training program. As of March of 2004, when Second Helpings relocated to Southeastern Avenue, this dining room has hosted 30 class graduation luncheons. Those graduation celebrations, plus various meetings and other events held in this room, have introduced countless central Indiana residents to its mission of food rescue, jobs training and hunger relief. Many of whom are so moved by what they’ve witnessed in the transformative power of food that they donate their time and money to support the mission.

If you’ve never visited Second Helpings, there is no better time then October 1st. That’s when Second Helpings opens its doors to Harvest, the annual fundraiser to raise money to fulfill their mission. Experience an evening of delicious food prepared by some of the best chefs in Indianapolis, paired with excellent wines and you’ll be supporting a great cause! For more information about Second Helpings and to buy your tickets visit – and if you go, be sure to tell the wonderful Second Helpings staff that Greg the Painter sent you!

Greg Mrakich Painting is an EPA lead-safe certified firm serving the greater Indianapolis market (Marion, Hamilton and Boone counties). Prior to relocating to Indianapolis from Pasadena, California in 2000, Greg Mrakich was licensed in painting and decorating by the State of California Contractors License Board. If you live in the Metropolitan Indianapolis area and would like to contact Greg about your next painting project click here.



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