About Us

Peace-of-Mind Painting Experience™

History of Company

Founded in 1993, Varsity Painting has painted over 47,000 residential and commercial units. Our success is because of our people. With the lowest turnover in the industry, we focus our time on taking care of our customers, not constantly recruiting and training new staff.

Our Team

Roland Thoms

Roland Thoms

President

Family: Married 25 years to my wife, Nicole. Father to Camille (20), Carter (18) and Ashton (16)
Passions: hockey, pinball and vinyl.
Motto: Let’s make it happen

Brian Teal

Brian Teal

Vice President

Family: Married to Vanessa and we have a young son, Samuel (1)
Passions: Tennis, trail running, piano and jazz
Brian started with Varsity Painting in 2001. 17 years !!!!

Mandi Newton

Mandi Newton

VP Marketing

Family: Married 8 years to my husband Matt, Mother to two boys, Tyler 6, Tanner 4.
Passions: Camping, dirt bike riding, hiking, yoga, working out, volunteering and watching my boys play sports.
Motto: One person can make a difference!!
11 happy years with the Varsity family.

Chad Bruckner

Chad Bruckner

VP of Production

Family: Married 19 years to my wife Claudia. Father to Hannah (16), and Noah (14)
Passions: Being with my family, soccer, dirt biking and traveling.
Motto or quote: Why do it tomorrow, when you can do it today.
Working with Varsity for 11 years.

Julie Noftzger

Julie Noftzger

Customer Service

Family: Married 21 years to my Husband Robert, Mom to Jack (22), Katie (19) and Andy (14)
Passions: Bocce, Walking/hiking and volunteering
Motto: There is always something to be thankful for!
16 years with Varsity

Sean Ward

Sean Ward

Senior Estimator

Family: Married 15 years to my wife Bina. Father of two boys (Bradan 12) and (Dylan 10)
Passions: coaching baseball, football with my boys. Travel that somehow includes surfing with my entire family. I also enjoy building stuff from furniture to electric carts and bicycles.
Motto: Nothing to it but to do it!

Tammy Chelemedos

Tammy Chelemedos

Accounting

Family: Married 41 years to my husband, Denny. Mother to 3 children. Lisa, Kerrie and Tommy . Grandmother to 10 soon to be 11 precious grandchildren.
Passions: Spending time with my family and friends. They are my life.
Motto: God, family and friends
I love my job too. I have worked for Varsity for 12 years and it is a great place to work.

Ramon Solorio

Ramon Solorio

Production Director

Family: Engaged to Doris and soon to be married. Father of two princesses, Michelle and Kate

I enjoy walking and biking with my family. I have been playing the timbales since I was 10 years old and I like to teach coming up musicians.

Motto: Accidents hurt – Safety doesn’t.

13 years in painting industry.

Bowie

Bowie

Director of Cute

“Bowie” doesn’t factor too much into the day-to-day life at Varsity Painting. But he does appreciate a fine cup of coffee served in a sweet looking mug.

Our Painters

Our painters are all W-2 employees who have worked for Varsity Painting for several years. We care about our team and provide health care and retirement benefits to them. This is uncommon in our industry. This translates directly into employees who care about their profession, their customers and their workmanship. Your “crew chief” is English speaking and is the on-site contact should you have any questions. He is a craftsman painter with years of experience working with Varsity Painting. He is responsible for executing the quality standards and professionalism that is our hallmark.

Antonio

Antonio

Crew Chief

Wife Maria. Children Jekelyn, Adrian and Natalie. 4 years with Varsity

Beto

Beto

Crew Chief

Wife Noemi and daughters Erika, Leslie and Jessica. 10 years with Varsity

Bucio

Bucio

Crew Chief

Wife Joana and sons Daniel and Sergio. Baby daughter Dalilah. 8 years with Varsity

Miguel

Miguel

Crew Chief

Wife Ana, son Miguel Jr, Emiliana and Gael. 17 years with Varsity

Rafael

Rafael

Crew Chief

Wife Maria, and son Rafael Jr. 5 years with Varsity

Rafael

Rafael

Crew Chief

Wife Ana. Son Angel. 13 years with Varsity

Cristian

Cristian

Crew Chief

Wife Janet. Children Brenda, Cristian, Stephanie, Annabelle and Le. 2 years with Varsity

Emilio

Emilio

Crew Chief

Wife Susana. Sons Emilio Jr and Adolfo. Daughter Abigail. 11 years with Varsity

Efrain

Efrain

Crew Chief

Wife Sofia. Children Manuel, Axel, Dulce and Christian 10 years with Varsity

Manuel

Manuel

Crew Chief

Wife Mirian. Daughter Leah. 2 years with Varsity

Philanthropy

We have raised over $625,000 over the last 10 years for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Neurofibromatosis Research and Children’s Hospital Oakland. These are causes that are very dear to us.

Halloween bash 2018

EVENT: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
On Saturday, October 20th, we will be having our 14th annual Halloween Bash. The first Bash was a celebration of life held after the successful brain surgery of Camille Thoms, daughter of owner Roland Thoms. Camille was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis 2 at that time, a condition that causes benign tumors to grow on the nerve endings throughout her body. The condition is considered an orphan disease and is seriously underfunded. The Varsity team of friends, employees and customers have worked together over the years to raise over $650,000 for much needed research into suppressing tumor growth. Results are finally beginning to show. Recent clinical trials have identified 2 drug compounds that are slowing or stopping tumor growth.

Cupid’s Undie Run

EVENT: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
Join our team “Camille’s tumor fighting superheroes” by spending part of your day with us in San Francisco or simply by supporting the cause with a donation. We provide the team t-shirts and the event is super fun.

Halloween Bash 2017

EVENT: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST
On Saturday, October 21ST, we will be having our 13th annual Halloween Bash. The first Bash was a celebration of life held after the successful brain surgery of Camille Thoms, daughter of owner Roland Thoms. Camille was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis 2 at that time, a condition that causes benign tumors to grow on the nerve endings throughout her body. The condition is considered an orphan disease and is seriously underfunded. The Varsity team of friends, employees and customers have worked together over the years to raise over $650,000 for much needed research into suppressing tumor growth. Results are finally beginning to show. Recent clinical trials have identified 2 drug compounds that are slowing or stopping tumor growth.

In addition, each year, we lend time to the Housing Industry Foundation, Shelter Inc., Stand- for Families Free of Violence, Wardrobe for Opportunity, Project Night Night, Family Giving Tree, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Blood Centers of the Pacific, Blue Star Moms, and Disaster Relief!