By Nancy Rineman
Atlantic News, Thursday, March 1, 2001
[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News.]
[Atlantic News Photo by Nancy Rineman]
Jack Boland, owner of Wicked Awesome Wallpaper & Paint, could spend hours discussing the superior products available at his Route 1 business. He could weigh the benefits of using Benjamin Moore and California paints, and Cabot or Sikkens stain.
But to Boland, third generation owner of Wicked Awesome, the caliber of his staff in Hampton is what gives him bragging rights.
"I have here the best, most knowledgeable people working in the business today," Boland says. "And the faces don't change."
Boland says he considers himself fortunate to have a staff providing service "second to none."
"They treat the store as their own, and that's hard to find with the advent of big business," Boland notes.
At Wicked Awesome Wallpaper & Paint, employees provide the know-how at all levels, be it novice or experienced. And they do it in a way that puts the customer at ease.
Founded in 1919 by Jack Boland's grandfather, William P. Boland, Wicked Awesome Wallpaper & Paint got its start as Boland Paint Company in Haverhill, MA. Twenty-two years ago, they opened their doors in Newburyport, MA. The Hampton business was introduced almost a dozen years ago.
Boland is especially proud of the Wallpaper Department at Wicked Awesome, set up by Judy Barrett. Three entire rooms of wallpaper offer over 1,000 different borders in stock. With thousands of books available, Boland says the Route 1 business offers the largest stock in the area, from Concord to Boston, affording customers of all ages and tastes the biggest selection, best products, and, most importantly, the best sales associates in the industry.
For all your wallpaper and interior or exterior paint needs, plan a visit to Wicked Awesome Wallpaper & Paint, 848 Lafayette Road, Rte. 1 south, Hampton, or call 929-1717.