Who We Are
Hello. We are Wendy & Joe Vilhena. Our story begins here.
Joe and I have been in the yachting industry for over 25+ years specializing in Exterior and Interior painting and clear coating applications. We started at the bottom, entry level and worked our way through the ranks to where we are now. We work on all types of vessels from a small 20ft tender all the way up to yachts 300 ft in length
Joe V’s started out with just the 2 of us and currently employ a hardworking, dependable team of professionals. We’ve created a well-known company, striving to produce the best quality finishes in the industry. Unlike other paint companies in the area, Joe and I are both ‘hands on’ owner operators. We feel that working hand in hand with our team enables us to pass on the wisdom that comes with 25 years of experience. Several of our employees have been with us for 10+ years. We like to maintain a family orientated atmosphere and find that Captains and crew like seeing the same familiar faces when they return.
Over the years, we have established a wonderful group of clientele, many of which are repeat customers to this day. We’ve grown from our 1500 sq. ft facility to our recently purchased 5000+ sq. ft facility just off the Marina Mile strip in the Port 95 business park. This keeps us local to shipyards and other nearby businesses. We have recently installed multiple state of the art spray booths at both of our facilities.
We are licensed and insured to work in the shipyards and marinas, also compliant with OSHA and EPA, certification. Our most common shipyards of choice are Derecktors of Florida and Lauderdale Marine Center.
Even Wendy gets her hands dirty. Joe and Wendy are ‘hands on’ owners who are in the trenches on each project. They don’t ask their employees to do anything they haven’t done themselves.
Don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We would be glad to discuss your project.
Part of Our Awesome Team
I've awarded Joe V's and their team a total of 6 projects. They apporached, performed and completed every project not only on time and budget but also with the organization, skill and quality one would expect of true master craftsmen.Michael C