I've been in the painting business since 1973. I started as an apprentice working my way through college. After graduating from the University of Redlands, with a degree in Sociology, I continued to paint as a means of support.
I found that I enjoyed the independence of working for myself and developing my own business. I received a great deal of satisfaction working in a business which provided tangible resultrs at the end of the day. I also loved working with people, bringing new color and a sense of freshness into their lives.
In 1980 I received my Painting Contractor's license and formally launched Held Painting. The name changed to Held Painting and Wallcovering, and in 2004 became Held Painting Inc.
Held Painting specializes in interior and exterior brush, roller, and spray applications, including detailed, comprehensive and professional preparation, patch, and repair. In addition to spraying on site, we operate a licensed and environmentally friendly spray booth at our shop in Belmont.
Whether you are looking for a touch-up job, to prepare a home for sale, or to update your home's curb appeal, trust Held Painting, a leader in painting services, for your next interior or exterior painting project.
Bonded, licensed and insured, Held Painting has been making Bay Area homeowners happy for over 40 years.
Contact Held Painting today for a FREE consultation for your project.
“I love working with people, bringing new color and a sense of freshness into their lives”…
“Painting is inherently simple; Knowing how to deliver a great job on budget is not. I believew this is why so many people go to Held!"
- Windows and trim
- Garage floor sealers
I started my business career by selling cookies for YMCA camp, mowing lawns, and delivering papers. These occupations provided me with great lessons in customer service. Through the years many other serious ventures such as inside sales, outside sales, retail management, and ultimately running my own business have ingrained those most basic attributes of success.
My philosophy has always been to give more than is expected, leave the job cleaner than it was when I began, be on time, stay late if necessary and pay attention to the details.
Honesty, integrity, humility and humor. That’s what you can expect from me.
Some of our best customers are Homeowners, Designers, General Contractors, and Property Managers. While most of our work is on the mid-Peninsula, we have worked as far south as San Jose and as far north as Sebastopol, with occasional projects out of state.
We offer you our 35+ years of experience, and that of our crew members, many of whom have at least 15 years with us. Real estate is said to be based on Location-Location-Location. Well, painting is Preparation-Preparation-Preparation. A paint job without proper preparation is simply is not going to last as long. We plan and execute our projects with a long-term perspective.
We have extensive experience with exteriors: stucco, wood siding, aluminum siding and shingle siding. We also work on decks: Redwood, Cedar, Ipe, and composite,(Trex), to name a few.
In homes and businesses alike, we strive to minimize the disruption to your routine. And we will communicate with all involved parties on a daily basis to be sure that everyone is informed and comfortable with the process.
We train our painters to produce quality workmanship through the use of high-quality products and implement best practices. Peter and Jim monitor every job daily to guarantee quality and progress.
When you have an interior or exterior painting project on the peninsula, we would appreciate the opportunity to put our time and talents to work for you.
- Stain application
- Pre-listing preparation
- Decorative Elements
- Paint on White, Dry Erase Surfaces