Entries by Rick Holtz

Master Certified Painter – Fine Paints of Europe

We recently earned a unique designation from one of our premier industry partners, Fine Paints of Europe. While we have been one of their certified painters (one of only 2 in the state of Virginia) since 2009, we have now been designated as a “Master Certified Painter.” There are currently only 11 in the country! What does […]

Total Tudor Transformation

Last year we helped a family make a dramatic transformation to their traditional tudor home. We thought you’d enjoy this 90 second “tour” of what’s possible through interior and exterior painting.

My Visit to Farrow & Ball Facility in England

When you see the name Farrow & Ball, it may conjure up images of expensive English designer paint and wallpaper. As a residential paint and wallpaper contractor, I am familiar with their products and would use them when I had to. I have to admit that I did not appreciate their full value. However, several weeks […]


Richmond Charity Painting Project

We are proud members of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). I’ve been heavily involved in our local chapter for years and my dad held leadership positions at both the local and regional level for over 30 years. I was honored to have been selected to participate on a panel at the PDCA’s […]

Essential Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Getting your home ready for winter can be a stressful time. We put together this fall home maintenance checklist to help you remember what needs to be done (so you can get back to the fun stuff like figuring out your Thanksgiving side dishes putting up holiday decorations). See some things on the list you need […]

New Spray Booth for Cabinet and Furniture Painting

If you cringe at the idea of getting rid of something that is perfectly useful, but desperately want to update your existing furniture or cabinets, you are not alone. More so than ever savvy homeowners are having their cake and eating it too — painting these items to give them new life and/or adapt to […]

Design Studio Inspiring Home Projects

It’s hard to believe that 4 months have gone by since we opened the design studio around the corner from our main office. Interior designers and clients alike have used our examples to inspire new projects. A number of clients and partners have taken advantage and commented that found it to be very helpful. We want […]

Painting While You’re on Vacation

Summer is a popular time to travel. The kids are out of school and perhaps the work schedule is a little more manageable. Unfortunately, it’s also the ideal time to take on those critical house projects. Perhaps you’ve already noticed areas in the home that need freshening up or recognize that the exterior of your home will be […]