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Symmetric is Paving the Way for Women-Owned Firms in a Largely Male Dominated Trade

Our objectives include, efficiency of operations by increasing productivity.
Vasiliki Paliouras, President, Symmetric Painting, LLC

Vasiliki Paliouras owner and President of Symmetric Painting, objective driven was introduce to the industrial painting industry more than 15 years ago. Always striving to achieve the most optimal outcome, assume the position as President of Symmetric over 10 years, her talent, leadership and ingenuity along with her management skills has brought great achievement and success to the company.

1. What services does Symmetric Painting, LLC provide? What is/are Symmetric Painting, LLC’s specialty(ies)?   

We specialize in industrial coatings, high performance coatings, blasting applications, lead abatement, bridge access platform installations and specialized rigging applications.

Industrial and Commercial Applications. Utilizing specialty industry methods and exceptional craftsmanship assuring quality and durability with any coating product we apply.

Abrasive blast cleaning using the appropriate blast media to meet the project requirements. Equipped with the right equipment we can perform and produce results according to industry standards following SSPC Guides and Publications. Equipped with the proper Air-Drying Equipment we perform dry abrasive blasting operations with a variety of abrasive media including:

- Aluminum Oxide - Garnet - Steel Grit - Walnut Shells-Glass Bead

2. What market area does Symmetric Painting; LLC serve?

Symmetric currently provides services to local, state and federal agencies including industrial and some commercial. Some of these industries include: MDTA -SHA-DELDOT-PENNDOT-NJDOT-DRJTB-PA TURNPIKE- CECIL COUNTY MD

3. What makes Symmetric Painting, LLC unique?

Symmetric’s ability to provide specialty rigging to any structure however the shape or difficulty, the managing and communicating skills along with utilizing years of knowledge expertise along and the help of customized and specialized equipment we own, has provided an uncharacteristic path to the overall company’s success.  

4. What is your biggest challenge as a woman-owned business? How do overcome this challenge?

The construction industry and specifically the industrial painting industry with a special emphasis on the bridge painting industry is overwhelmingly male-dominated. As a woman construction business owner, it is often challenging to retain customer trust, thus creating the unfavorable business environment that often is reinforced by fear of failure.
To overcome this challenge, I have learned over the years to address business failures and work on strategies to improve my courage and succeed by providing leadership and achievement though innovation.

5. What goals do you have for Symmetric Painting, LLC’s future?

Our objectives include, efficiency of operations by increasing productivity. Growth of business by expanding our operations. Retaining talented employees by offering competitive salaries and insuring a harmonious workplace environment. Focusing and improving customer service, measure and monitor of customer satisfaction. Improve methods to identify market opportunities and compete.
Overcome the challenges that develop through the gender inequality.

6. How can one contact you?      

PO BOX 701, ELKTON, MD 21922
OFFICE: (410) 398-7717
DIRECT: (443) 207-2121

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