February 6, 2019
In 2007, Thadius Hawkins and Benjamin Blanchard were both engineering students at LSU. That Summer, they met while both working for one of the biggest property management companies in Baton Rouge, LA. Thadius’ job was to contract and manage different subcontractors on the property. These subcontractors were to make the apartments look new after the old tenants moved out. He found it incredibly difficult to find a good painting company, so a light bulb went off in his head. Thadius contacted his friend Ben, who was a very successful leasing agent at the property, and asked him if he would like to sell for the painting company. They quickly found out that they worked very well together and decided to become partners and start Prestigious Painting. Since then, Thadius and Ben have never looked back.