Why Varsity?

Communication, color and care

3 reasons. Communication, Color and Care



The keys to a successful painting project are clear expectations with all involved. This starts with our very detailed proposal outlining every aspect of what is being done and what to expect while it happens. Communicating with residents/tenants that are affected is handled through multiple notices to avoid any hidden surprises. We maintain an open dialogue with you, the customer, as the job progresses to address any concerns and outline our progress.


  • 4+ Notices with all residents
  • Weekly updates with management
  • 24 hour response to any concern
  • English speaking foreman on-site at all times


Color has the power to transform. Color elicits an emotional reaction; a pride of ownership. It is a feeling of well-being. Do you live in a tired, dated house or a warm, inviting home? Updated colors also have the ability to add financial value as well. Are you ready?


  • In house color consultant
  • Our own custom color charts with Kelly Moore and Sherwin Williams
  • We love color. There is so much emotional and financial value that can be added with a color change. While most painters would prefer to paint the same existing color, or have no part in the color decision making, we embrace it. Let’s have some fun with color!


We are your painter this year and it’s our goal to be your painter in 7-8 years when you paint again. We start by ensuring the job will last with detailed preparation, expert craftsmanship and premium products. We back it up with a 7 year warranty on all wood and stucco. If you have any issues in those 7 years, just give us a call. Let’s keep your home or building looking good until it’s time to paint again. Our job is to protect and to beautify.


  • Craftsmen painters treating your home like it is our home
  • 7 year warranty (best in industry)
  • We may not be the lowest price.   A paint job’s true cost is measured by how long it lasts. We are guaranteeing your project for the duration of a typical paint life cycle (7 years).   We will stand behind this project until it’s time to paint again.

Our Customers

“I have worked with Varsity Painting for over 10 years. From completely understanding the scope of work, to suggestions on paint colors and schemes, to scheduling and project follow up and completion, it is a very easy process. I have worked with Varsity Painting on both residential and commercial projects. I have been very satisfied with the finished products for both. Varsity Painting is a great partner and I look forward to our continued relationship.”
Manny Moreno

President, PJMB Commercial

“After painting both of our shopping centers, our tenants took the time to call or come by to thank us for hiring a company whose employees were so sensitive to the needs of their businesses and their customers”
Roberta Rivet

R.T. Nahas Company

“My townhouse was painted by Varsity Painting as part of a painting of our entire complex.

I am very pleased with their “product”; both the painting aspect and their interaction with me. They paid particular attention to minimizing the disruption that naturally occurs with this work. And, they responded immediately to any requests.”

Richard Wallace


“I have used Varsity Painting on two different projects.  I have found their crew to be extremely professional and courteous to the residents.  On the rare occasion when a warranty item needed to be addressed, Varsity immediately took care of the problem.  I would not hesitate to recommend their services.  On a more personal level, I have found Roland Thoms to be a person of his word and I am particularly impressed with his philanthropic endeavors through his business.”
Bill Hubbard

Community Management Services, Inc.

“We’ve worked with Varsity Painting’s group many times over the past decade and they’ve proven again and again to be amongst the very best in the business. Their team is capable, friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and, perhaps most importantly, very good at what they do. Their management team is focused, responsive and eager to please. With large paint jobs, regardless of contractor selection, there is inevitably some kind of problem – after all, in a condo community with 200 owners there are 200 different ideas of what a “good job” is. With Varsity, if any issue does arise, one call will fix the problem. This is absolutely invaluable – and is the proverbial cherry on top differentiating Varsity from the rest. Do yourself and your community a big favor and consider working with Varsity on your next paint project!”
Jason M. Marquez, CCAM, CMCA

President, CJM Association Services

“After a nervous call to Varsity about a large and complicated job, I quickly felt at ease speaking with Roland Thoms, the owner. Varsity had my back and came through exceeding expectations. The workmanship was impressive, the coordination was seamless and the pricing was right! I highly recommend Varsity for any commercial building job. Varsity will always be my first painting go-to.”
Tanicia Jackson

General Manager, TMG Partners

“After 25 years in the industry of working with challenging boards and under-performing contractors, it was refreshing to work with a company like Varsity Painting who approached each component of the project with professionalism and abundant communication. They made one of my hard-to-please boards a Varsity believer.”
Sharon Massingham

GM, Gardens of Sunnyvale

“With 180 homeowners, issues were bound to arise when their homes were painted. I was impressed how Varsity Painting resolved any concerns immediately and reported back to me. Job well done.”
Robyn Hetland

Management, Live Oak Homeowners Association

“Varsity Painting is at the top of my bid list. I appreciate the personal touch when working with the project managers. The crews work well with the homeowners and exhibit a great attention to detail.”
Emily Ramirez, CCAM, CMCA

Senior Manager, Associa Northern California

“Varsity Painting is a great painting company to work with. Their bids are timely and in line and their project managers help the project run smoothly, making my job easier. I would highly recommend Varsity Painting!”
Shelley Ortez, CCAM, CMCA

Senior Association Manager, Associa Northern California

“Just a note that THIS is why I always and only want to use Varsity. Every project inevitably has some crazy silly problem that could have been escalated to extremely negative result(s). Over the years Brian, and the entire Varsity crew, have always resolved every issue to the ultimate and joyful satisfaction for the homeowners, Board, and (let’s face it it’s all about me!) the manager.

Brian’s immediate response filled with concern, and not defensive posturing, will not be forgotten for a long, long time.”

Elizabeth Loveton

CMCASenior Portfolio Manager

“I’ve been working with Brian, Mandi and the Varsity Painting team for over 15 years. They are one of the SF Bay Area’s premiere painting firms and I would recommend them for any painting job, no matter how small or big. I’ve used their services for a variety of jobs, from a few hundred dollars to over $100,000. They have always been professional, responsive to our needs, return for callbacks or warranty work without hesitation. The crew is polite, professional, in uniform, on time, clean and we’ve never had any issues or problems with their work.

I highly recommend Varsity Painting for any interior or exterior painting work.”

Steven McDonald

VP of HIP Housing Affordable Ventures, Inc.

“Great customer service, very competitive with pricing and the Varsity crew produces a excellent finished product!”
Gary Fields

Regency Centers

“ACE Property Management has worked with Varsity Painting on both large and small projects. On all of the jobs they have done for us they have shown the utmost in professionalism and quality of work. Their attention to detail and the attitude of always “doing the right thing” keep them at the top of our list.”
Paul Polk, CCAM

ACE Property Management

“We have used Varsity Painting for numerous projects- big and small- and they can handle it all. From the bid process to color selection to the actual work of prep and painting they make my life as a community manager easier knowing that they will take care of every detail. Varsity Painting has consistently exceeded our expectations in providing notice to the communities, communicating back to management and the Board and owning all aspects of the job.”
Ryan Bantz, CCAM, CPA

Community Manager, Homeowner Association Services

Our Process



  • Pre-painting repair inspection
  • Pre-painting repairs performed
  • Color consultation, renderings and mock-ups
  • Initial notices to all


  • Thorough washing
  • Removal of all failed paint
  • Caulking to ensure a watertight substrate
  • Spot or full priming
  • Windows and non-painted areas masked


  • Only the highest quality paints
  • Spraying and back-rolling on porous surfaces
  • Back-rolling pushes the paint into the nooks and crannies.
  • 2nd coat of paint recommended for added longevity and better color coverage
  • Brush work to apply paint to trim
  • Doors painted at customers convenience


  • Our final quality check
  • Walk through with customer
  • Any final touch-ups
  • Warranty certificate
  • Color matrix of all colors used
  • Touch-up paint provided to you.


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