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Meet Ricardo, Professional Painter

meettheauthorHow did COLE HARDWARE get so lucky to meet Ricardo, one of the top-notch painters in our Repair Referral Service? Ricardo was introduced to us by another of our fine tradespeople, and he’s quickly become part of the family. A member of our Repair Referral Service for about six months now, Ricardo has been generating nothing but compliments on his professionalism, fine work, and fair pricing. Ricardo has a unique background, coming to the United States from El Salvador. He has a long resume that precedes his paint contracting business, having been an airplane mechanic and earning his EMT certification. A member of two local unions, Ricardo has worked in some of the City’s residential skyscrapers. When considering all that’s needed to repair and maintain a home, a new paint job is often the first “go-to” project that is highly cost effective. Ricardo says, “When clients make a decision to paint the exterior or interior of their home, they should always choose a top-quality paint like Benjamin Moore,” which is, of course, sold at all four of our COLE HARDWpainterhouseARE stores. According to Ricardo, a paint job will hold up longer with a top-grade paint, thus adding to both the value and enjoyment of your home. Ricardo takes great pride in seeing his clients’ reactions to a completed paint job. He believes a new interior paint job can be a great mood elevator! If you aren’t sure of a color, Ricardo will help you select the ideal shade. Ricardo never schedules more than two jobs at the same time. This allows him to personally oversee all projects, keep overhead low, and pass the savings on to you. Ricardo has obtained EPA Lead-Safe certification, so he is knowledgeable about the rules and regulations regarding lead paint. Most houses built before 1978 have been painted with lead paint. Ricardo employs a technique for sanding and disposing of lead dust that keeps you and your family safe during the painting process. When Ricardo is not painting, he parents his two children and coaches professional soccer. If you would like to get a free estimate to paint your home or business, inside or out, contact Ricardo through our Repair Referral Service at 415/753-2653 ext. 3 or e-mail homerepair@cole hardware.com.