We are very pleased with the results of both of our projects. You have assembled great crews. Everyone involved was highly professional, knowledgeable, skilled, reliable, and very easy to work with. And patient with my decision-making process.
Home improvement projects can sometimes be very challenging. Not this time.
We will definitely contact you for future projects and will recommend De Martini / Arnott to friends and neighbors.
This is the second time De Martini Arnott painted our house and once again they did an amazing job! The crew was great – friendly, efficient & hardworking. Thank you Richie for our beautiful new look!
Couldn’t be more pleased with this Co. They were very courteous, prompt, cleaned up after the work and the job they did was terrific. Extra things were taken care of. Bret gave me a honest quote and the finished product was well worth it. I’m a fan.
South San Francisco
I have worked with Brett Arnott on three different occasions and I am extremely pleased with their crew and work ethic. They helped me decide on a color and were always there waiting when it was time to start. They do a superb job and clean up after themselves.
After my home started leaking from many different sources with the rain, the contractor told me that a good paint job was the only thing protecting my interior. He recommended De Martini Arnott painting contractors. Of course, I got another bid, but because my building is four stories tall, with two decks, the first two guys were totally overwhelmed.
I cannot say enough nice things about DeMartini Arnott. Rich is a doll, Nery and his crew are hardworking and competent. They showed up when they said they would, they finished the (big) job quickly. I was consulted for any questions, and Nery painted my front door three times before I decided on the combination of colors that I wanted, never rolling his eyes!
I entirely, one hundred percent, recommend DeMartini Arnott for any painting job you need to have done. I am fully satisfied!
Rich De Martini painted a SF 1963 house in August 2016 & just finished a Berkeley 1902 Craftsman. I got multiple bids for both houses and there is no question that De Martini & Arnott provided the best value with everything. I didn’t think his crew could do better than the SF house but the Berkeley painting was just as terrific. Rich listens, has a great color sense, & made excellent suggestions (SF is multicolored and beautiful; Berkeley shingles were matched perfectly and trim/door fabulous). The company went the extra mile – multiple coats, whatever was needed to do a great job. Rich also was available at any time by text/phone and flexible when I changed my mind. Completely on time starting & finishing with a full crew every day and clean up. Shout out to meticulous and wonderful Juan who led the crews for both houses. I could not be more grateful.
I dropped by the house yesterday to see Miguel, Pedro, and the rest of the crew finish up the painting. The painting job looks fantastic. Everyone in the family commented on the excellent paint job as well as the professionalism, friendliness, and efficiency of the painting crew. The crew even cleaned the gutter for us at the front of the house. I enjoyed interacting with Miguel, Pedro, and others not to mention Rich and Brett. We definitely selected the right painting company.
Our plans are for fixing up the back of the house when the rains are over. Your company will be our first choice for painting the back of the house once construction is done. We would love to see Miguel, Pedro, and the crew back once again. Thanks for a job well done!
After a very successful painting experience with Rich De Martini some years ago, I had him quote on having my house painted again. His quote wasn’t the cheapest or the most expensive – however, I knew his work to be excellent (particularly the prep work) and was pleased to accept his quote. I was not disappointed. His crew (headed up by Rick) was terrific. They provided sample colors and helped me find the perfect color combination. The job was done promptly and the cleanup was perfect. I recommend without reservation!
We got a quote from Rich DeMartini of DeMartini/Arnott based on a review. Rich responded quickly and was on time each time we met and very easy to work with. His crew lead by Fausto did a great job. Everyone was polite and very courteous.
Each day the cleaned up really well before leaving.
They completed the painting our home in the 5 days the quoted. The written quote was spot on, no other charges.
I have no problem doing referrals for Rich’s company and would gladly use them again.
Yes… as good as it gets. Rich and his crews painted our two-unit condo building in the Marina—excellent value, superb communication, fast and thorough job. We love the accented details on our 1927 facade. Rich was very helpful in color selection and made some very creative suggestions that in the end contributed to creating the most attractive home on our block. People walking in the neighborhood stop and comment about what a beautiful home we have. I have handed out several of Rich’s business cards…our own little neighborhood beautification project.
Thanks for a great job!
We could not have been happier with Rich and his crews.
After completing a significant remodel of our Victorian, there was a huge amount of painting to be done, both inside and out. Rich was a joy to work with from the estimating and planning perspective. He made sure we chose well regarding timing and approach for the painting, which made a huge difference in the final results.
When they came to paint, Rich’s crew was completely professional, fast, and flexible to the work being done in tandem with the painting. They took great care to fully prep the space for painting, including covering our new cabinets and windows. Everything was in pristine condition when they finished.
After the painting, the space was completely transformed. The space is beautiful, and the attention and work of the paint made all the difference. What might have taken us months to do effectively ourselves was done in a few days by Rich and his crews.
This will not be the last time we use De Martini/Arnott, and I’d suggest them to any friend without reservations.
We have used De Martini and De Martini/Arnott Painting Company for over 20 years for both interior and exterior jobs. As the initial contact, Rich is wonderful. He is knowledgeable, personable, and really listens to the client. He also has a great artistic eye, and can be very helpful with suggestions when requested.
His crews are just first rate: on time, on schedule, professional, neat (!!). Really, I cannot imagine a more professional or more positive painting experience.
This is the second time that my husband and I have used the De Martini/Arnott Painting Company; some of our friends have also used the company. Rich’s bids (i.e., prices) are competitive with other bids we received, and we were thoroughly satisfied with the recent paint job that was done on the exterior of our house. Rich is a great man to work with—he is reliable, professional, friendly, and thoroughly explains how he and his employees will work on your house. He gives you options for completing the job, and then will tell you why certain options work better than others. His employees are thorough, professional, and always on time. They clean up after themselves and there is never a trace of unwanted paint anywhere. I recommend the De Martini/Arnott Paint Company without any reservations. You will not be disappointed!
We own an old, very large Victorian in the Richmond District and received four exterior painting estimates before deciding on De Martini/Arnott. Rich came highly recommended by two (unrelated) friends and I was won over by his reasonable estimate, his years of experience, and his wonderful personality.
We had to delay our original start date due to some repairs we were having done (not by De Martini/Arnott) but Rich was very understanding and was ready to begin as soon as we were.
We had a full team of workers arrive on time every morning, and each day the site was cleaned up before they took off. They were efficient, neat and extremely pleasant to work with and assisted me with color concerns as the process moved along.
The whole job was done in 8 days, and the house looks terrific. The guys took great care in protecting my garden and no paint chips were left behind. (That never happened with painters we’ve used in the past.) Everyone that walks by compliments us on the new look and I won’t hesitate to use Rich for future interior and exterior painting.
My husband and I wanted to thank you and your crew for the excellent outside paint job that was recently completed on our home. You made this entire process very easy, with excellent customer service through the entire project. You and your crew were very flexible about scheduling, the preparation and the painting and we really appreciate it. We are very happy and impressed with the finished product and to know that we have a five-year guarantee is very comforting. We will definitely recommend your company and will be repeat clients in the future.
Judy and Jayeson V.
I went to our home this morning and the building looks terrific, both front and rear. Thank you so much for a GREAT job and better experience. You made this so easy, and that includes your interface with the scaffolding folks as well. Let me know if we can do any reference work for you. We would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone.
Joe and Jack C.
Enrique and his crew did a FANTASTIC job. Their attention to detail when prepping my home was artful and meticulous. The finished product is excellent and I am so proud of my home. Please extend out thanks to them for an outstanding job. We will highly recommend you to all our friends and relatives.
Rich is awesome. We’ve used his company for both exterior and interior of our house and have been extremely happy. Rich is a great guy – he’s on time, he’s reliable, he gives good advice. His guys do good work. And the whole thing is super competitive in price (I think we talked to every painting company in SF, and Rich was by far the best quality to price ratio).
Juan and his crew did an outstanding job. They prepped everything beautifully, carefully and expertly. They were very careful with my rose garden. Juan was so very courteous and a pleasure to work with. Thanks for giving me your number one foreman and I will call again for your service!
De Martini/Arnott were a pleasure to work with. After several bids I chose this company because of the extensive detail outlined in the proposal. I knew there was not going to be any surprise or additional costs. Brett went above and beyond what most painters would to assist me with color selection. I was considering hiring a color consultant but after speaking with Brett realized that was no longer necessary. We hired them to paint both the interior and exterior of our home. The crews were prompt, polite and professional. Both Rich and Brett stand by their promise of quality and all work is warrantied.
Thank you for your hard work on the paint job at my home.
We will definitely recommend De Martini/Arnott to friends and family. Not only does the final product look great, but Jose & crew were polite, professional, and clearly take pride in their work.
We also sincerely appreciate your efforts to expedite the project and for your patience dealing with our neighbor’s demands. I don’t think other contractors would go out of their way for customers like you did for us on this project.
Job well done!
Thank you for your outstanding service! It was wonderful to see a company stand behind their guarantee and be so pleasant during the process. As a reminder, four years ago your company painted my home on Lewis Avenue. Recently the paint bubbled up and chipped in several places. I called your company and Brett came over promptly and arranged to have a skilled painter repair the problems and my home looks great! You stood behind your five-year guarantee and did an outstanding repair.
I find it very refreshing to see a company do such good work – and follow up when a problem occurs. I mentioned your outstanding service to several friends and I know you have a least one new customer as a result. I will continue to spread the word about such a reputable company.
Again, thanks for your outstanding work – and your standing behind your guarantee. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I will continue to share my experience with other homeowners.
Linda L. F.
I just bought a duplex in Russian Hill—built in 1909 and built to the lot line on all sides. It was a true ‘Irish Contractor’ special, which is to say everything that you could see looked great, and everything you can’t see had been ignored.
The back of my house had been neglected for decades and desperately needed painting and repair. I also had an …ahem…’difficult’ neighbor to the rear who did not want painters and scaffolding in his back yard. ENTER RICH DEMARTINI TO THE RESCUE!
Rich’s team, led by Juan Lorenzo, did an excellent job working with boson’s chairs to patch and paint all three sides of the house. The team took every precaution to protect the neighbor’s property and cleaned up the work site each day–no mess, no paint chips, no worries. My neighbor had nothing to complain about upon completion of the project.
Efficient, well-priced, a pleasure to do business with—I recommend De Martini/Arnott Painting and will use them again in the future!
We selected your firm to paint the interior of our flat because you presented the best, most complete and lowest proposal; and let’s face it, you’re a hellava salesman.
It was a pleasure to deal with you during the preliminary work — color selection, samples and so on. You always arrived on time and conducted your business efficiently, with good advice and good humor.
You showed up Monday morning and introduced me to the foreman, Enrique and we toured the flat to clarify where the colors were to stop and start. Uncharacteristically, we used 11 different colors and to add to possible confusion, the ceilings in the main spaces were to be darker than the walls. You noted in an email on the final day:
“In all the years that I have been painting I have NEVER seen anyone do the ceilings darker than the walls, my guys are blown away (as am I) at how utterly great that it looks!!!! Great job Marcus!!!”
After you left, Enrique introduced me to his crew. I don’t remember their names, but I was taken by what a cheerful, friendly and industrious group they were.
My wife and I wisely took your advice and stayed in a hotel during the process, but I was here each morning to let your crew in. The process seemed steady, thorough and flawless, and I learned that your guys were talented, as well. The tall, outgoing Filipino guy mentioned that he paints murals in the Mission as an avocation. The job was complete a little ahead of schedule on Thursday a little after noon; the furniture back in place and the carpet vacuumed. In short, great job at a fair price.
Your painting crew did a super job on this project. They showed up on time, were very professional in the performance of their duties, were responsive to any unforeseen conditions that arose, and were courteous to all concerned. Your foreman, Juan, was extremely competent and did an outstanding job coordinating the project and supervising the crew.
Please convey my compliments to all of the crew on a job safely completed, well done, on time, and within budget. We own other properties in the area as well as our own residence and will definitely keep your company in mind for any future painting jobs.
James and Kwei H.
Thank you very much for a fantastic job well done. Your crew was very thorough in the preparation for and application of the paint. They did extras like painting the house numbers and the lighting. They were very respectful and willing to attend to anything that was asked of them.
James was remarkable, a truly good person. It was a pleasure to have him on the premises.
We will certainly recommend you and your company to our friends and neighbors when inquiries are made.
I particularly liked the “burning” aspect. I saw how important it is.
Mrs. Dorothea E.
I wish to express my total satisfaction with the paint fob on my house completed by your company.
In particular, Francisco and his crew did an outstanding job not only in the quality of their work, but at all times he was attentive to my desires and concerns, making sure that I was continually apprised of the progress, any choices that had to be made, their work schedule and other matters affecting the job. At times, even, he went above an beyond what was actually required in the contract.
So I’m happy with the work and happy to recommend your company to prospective customers. Thank you.
James J. B.
Thanks to you and your great crew (especially Victor) for a great job in bringing the house in San Leandro back to life. I appreciate your good work, attention to detail and service. It was, once again, a great pleasure to work with you. The house is looking beautiful and, just as important to me, it is protected for a longer life. Thank you for your estimate for the interior work. I have just looked it over. I do want to freshen up the rooms that we discussed and the bid is higher than I had hoped. So I will look at my maintenance and repair list and be in touch with you when I better understand what is possible. As in the past, I will continue to recommend you for your fine services.
It was a pleasure to have you work on our house and we are extremely pleased with the results of your labor. We wanted to thank you for your professional, courteous, and well executed painting of our home. From the first meeting with Rich to each subsequent day of work, the process was easy and surprisingly pleasant. The painting job was completed in a timely fashion with minimal inconvenience to us as homeowners, and to our complete satisfaction. I know times are tough in this economy and that your pricing was based on a depressed market. I want to thank you for maintaining your professionalism and quality of work despite the fact that you and your crew are not receiving top dollar. I would be happy to act as a reference for any future customers and will certainly pass on my endorsements for De Martini Painting. Thanks again and continued good business in the difficult year to come.
Dianne and I wanted to drop you a note to thank you and your crew for the excellent job which you provided us. As you recall, prior to contacting with your company, we had hired a contractor who had assured us that we were fully capable of preparing and staining our new, absolutely clean wood windows, doors, and custom wood moldings. After one day on the job by the contractor, we were forced to dismiss them because of the disastrous results we saw in their work. We were convinced that our beautiful wood windows, doors, and custom made wood moldings had been permanently ruined. You assured us that your company could restore our windows, doors and trim to a restainable condition. Your crew did that with remarkable success. We can’t tell how happy and satisfied we are with the results and have recommended your company to another family who is undergoing a remodeling and are seeking the services of a reputable painting contractor. We have invested quite a bit of time and money with the remodel of our home and have worked in several contractors in the construction. We feel totally comfortable in recommending your company to anyone in need of reliable, courteous, competent and professional company such as De Martini / Arnott Painting. Again, Brett, please send along our thanks to all the people you had here restoring and completing our job. We appreciate your services and ask that you use us as references any time you wish.
John and Dianne S.
I want to thank you for your recent work. As a refresher, you painted my house about 2 years ago. It looked great and I was totally satisfied. The weather this past winter was brutal and particularly hard on my house. As a result, there were several places where the paint cracked or chipped. I called your office and within a short period of time you had someone out to fix the spots. There was no hassle – your folks just came and promptly fixed the problem. Plus, you can’t even see the patch work!!! Thanks for the great work and for standing behind your guarantee. Again, the work was done promptly and with care. Please feel free to use me as a reference. Working with your company has been a pleasure.
Linda L. F.
Friendly and good quality painters. We had them paint our house a couple of years ago and the house still looks great. Reasonably priced as well. The next time our house needs painting, we will be calling this company.
Wow! Your team surpassed my expectations. Never, in the 35 years that I have owned my home, has it looked so fresh, crisp and new. I know it was a huge undertaking, but the end results reflect the hard work and determination of your workers. Rich is a superb leader. Each fellow on the team takes a professional and proprietary interest in the success of the project. From the initial onset to the final cleanup, everything was quality. I want to thank each member of the team for their hard work and dedication. Everyone was pleasant and courteous. You assured me of the best and certainly delivered. Any future customers you attain, that may have any reservations, may feel free to call or visit and see the proof. I have photos of the various stages of the project that reflect how my new home was transformed from tawdry and shabby to vibrant and clean. Rick reassured me that anything I may notice, in the future, will have his immediate attention. That is customer satisfaction. On a separate note, a friend came to visit and was suddenly confused. Was she on the right court? She had second thoughts because she did not recognize my house. She called on her cell for verification. When we got together she told me how wonderful the house looked. My neighbors are equally dazzled.
I want to thank you and your crew for a job well done. They showed up on time and the work was done within the time frame you promised. Your foreman, Marvin Romero, is to be recognized for his courteous and professional manner.
As he finished painting the back steps, it started raining; he and his fellow workers covered and secured a plastic drop cloth to protect them.
Thanks again for everything and be assured that I will highly recommend you as you were highly recommended to me.
Rose Marie C.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done. Rene and his team were great to work with and they all seemed to go one step further to make their work not only good but extra fine. In my day-to-day interfacing with them I clearly got the feeling that they were treating my property as if it were their own – with care and respect. I know that you are proud to have such well trained and professional men in your business.
Also, I want to thank you for being so supportive, easy going, and effective in working with this project of 15 individual home owners, and their residences.
I am extremely pleased that our HOAs decided to hire your firm. Take care and say “thank you for a job well done” to Rene and his team for me.