The Story Behind The Painting Pros

The Painting Pros, Inc. was founded by Cleve Dayton over 40 years ago.

Cleve grew up and still lives in Los Gatos. He started painting in 1974 as a means to help him pay for college. To his surprise, he quickly discovered that he was an excellent painter and that he really enjoyed the business. It was this experience that influenced him to pursue his passion and to further develop his expertise as a painter.

After college, he decided to get his Contractor's license and begin his career as a painting contractor in 1978. That same year, he established The Painting Pros, Inc. and has been serving the Silicon Valley area, providing high-quality painting services ever since.

Cleve also has a General Contractor's license which enables The Painting Pros to work on other types of projects, like replacing damaged exterior trim and installing interior trim (crown, chair rail, baseboards, etc.). As an environmentally conscious entrepreneur, Cleve was the first painting contractor to be “Certified Green” in the area.

His desire to be the best earned his company the prestigious 'Diamond Certified Award' given to businesses rated highest in quality. To earn this award, a company must undergo a rigorous rating process and earn a customer satisfaction rating of 90 or higher (on a 100 scale). Companies that score Highest in Quality and Helpful Expertise® in customer satisfaction, insurance coverage, license, business practices and complaint bureau status earn Diamond Certified. Most companies can’t make the grade.

Cleve takes pride in offering great service and products to customers. Customers all across review sites like Angie's List, Google, Yelp, HomeAdvisor and Yahoo, have raved about the services provided by Cleve and his team.

The Painting Pros is an established company trusted by many in the San Jose and surrounding community for providing professional and superior results and excellent customer service. Cleve still runs the company and takes pride in his craft. He strives to be a leader in the painting industry, always utilizing the best and safest materials available in the market.

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Steve is an active member of the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; he was President of the Silicon Valley PDCA (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America) from 2016-2017 and has served on the Painting and Decorating Contractors of California Board of Directors.

Every year Cleve undertakes several charitable projects that help the community. Some of his past projects include painting for the Los Gatos Museum, Christmas carriage rides, and Innvision.

For fun outside his company, Cleve plays guitar in a local rock group called Rusty. His band has played The Los Gatos Food Fest and Brew Fest, Wine Walk, Fiesta de Artes and The Cats and Charley's LG. His band has also played for 'Relay for Life' and other community events.

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That they did the job quickly, cleanly, and they cleaned up really well.

They did a good job, there wasn't any slopped paint, and they cleaned up well.

Robert F.

They were especially skilled at helping me select colors. They have some kind of color guru working for them that helped me pick a color. I just thought the quality of the work was spot on, and I was very satisfied. They were also efficient. They were professional, they were nice people and they did a great job.

Julie S.

We were happy with everything. Their bid was accurate, they showed up on time, they cleaned up after themselves, and they were pretty much everything you could want.

They set our expectations properly.

Debra C.

That they're very knowledgeable, and they care about doing a good job.

I liked the competence of the painters and their concern for perfection.

Daniel H.

They just did fantastic, quality work.

They were very clean, neat, and the painting was well done.

Claudia G.

They are the best in class. I've used them before and I'll use them again.

Their attention to detail stands out. They really know their stuff.

Richard K.

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