Davis sons being trained in proper procedures at age 14.

Being a knowledgeable & skillful painting contractor means knowing your equipment, and being able to repair it in a pinch, if necessary.

Lou Davis Painting & Decorating
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About Us

Davis Painting & Decorating was founded in 1975 by Louis Davis, Sr. after having apprenticed under noted San Francisco bay area painter Cyril Wilson for 6 years. Lou also served as property management painter for South Shore Beach & Tennis Club in Alameda for 3 years.  He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all facets of painting and stays up to date with current trends and techniques. In fact, though our business name is registered as Davis Painting & Decorating, we have become well known and referred as Lou Davis Painting & Decorating, separating us from other painting companies that may have the name 'Davis', but don't have Lou.

Davis Painting & Decorating handles with ease all residential, commercial, interior or exterior jobs we undertake. We have become known for value-added service, and have an excellent reputation for "fussy" painting, integrity, and jobs that last.  The term 'decorating' in our name refers to the skill with which colors are applied by our painters. Victorian homes, with their 'gingerbread' trim decor, are a specialty, and we have received the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Award for Outstanding Renovation and Restoration.  Our painting proposals are provided free of charge, and we provide references with every proposal. All work is done in strict compliance and accordance with state governmental regulations and professional standards.  Additionally, though we offer a 3 year guarantee against defects in appearance, it is usually not less than 5 years, and often as much as 10 years before our customers have to call us to touch-up or re-paint!

Davis Painting & Decorating is family owned and operated. Louis has 3 sons and 2 daughters who were all brought up and trained in proper painting prep and finishing in "the business". Though most of Lou's children have chosen to pursue other fields, his oldest son, Joseph, has pursued painting as a career, and can often be found on our job sites, lending his well developed and skillfully trained hand. Lou's wife, Karen, manages the office and paperwork of the business.

We work primarily by referral and do very little 'traditional' advertising, though we'll many times be found in a community or school publication, where we place ads to support the organization. In 2011 Lou established our Preferred Customers Club, providing special discounts and value added benefits to its members. Further information about the club can be obtained on our club page of this site.
Davis Painting & Decorating is licensed with the California State Contractors License Board.
We are bonded and insured.

Lou Davis Painting & Decorating
(510) 990-6588
1305 Ordway Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
License #302722

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