Jay Newell

PLE Painting
Interior and Exterior Painting
Phone: 778.893.8461

Jay is the co-owner of PLE Painting. He has been a painting contractor since 2003 when he left his Math Degree at UBC in 3rd year to pursue his love of business and travel. Jay spent 8 years running his company seasonally in Vancouver while traveling up to 4 months a year, exploring the world with a focus on surfing.

In 2011 Jay committed to operating PLE Painting full time and since then has grown his business dramatically. In 2012 Jay joined The Big Tsunami and by the end of 2014 he had quadrupled Pro Works' revenue from 2011 levels. In 2015 Jay partnered with Elliott (former owner of Premier Painting) and further expanded the business.

In 2017 Elliot and Jay have grown to 20 full time employees and have doubled revenues from 2014, and was voted Best of Vancouver 2017 in the Westender. Both Jay and Elliott share each others' passions for surfing, travel, community and business. Following these principles they have built Pro Works into a premier player in the commercial painting industry in the Lower Mainland by focusing on the three pillars of their business: outrageously happy clients; committed and valued, highly skilled employees; and a systemized and profitable business.

After joining Big T in 2012, Jay served as Chapter Vice President in 2013, and been on the Membership Committee since 2013. Jay has been thanked for over $1 million in closed business, and has been in the Top 10 BNI Givers in the Lower Mainland for the past 3 years. Jay prides himself on generating business for his fellow members and believes very much in the concept of Givers Gain.