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Our Customer Testimonials

These testimonials have been excerpted from our customer public statements and their letters to Classic Shades Painting. Since 1985, there are 100’s of such letters on file.

The crew was on time every day, very nice to me, told me what they were working on for the day, never left a mess, took care to protect my new Trex decking and plants in my yard, and the finished product is just fantastic. They even cleaned and repainted my front gate and railing. The lead painter, Alejandro, is truly a kind and lovely person, always seemed to be in a good mood, and again, always very nice to me. I work from home and it was no problem having the crew there each day.

I highly recommend Yefim’s company, Classic Shades Painting. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.

Noel B.

Everything looks fantastic! I love it. The trim color looks great.


Jose did a wonderful job on the stairs. They look very good. He does credit to Classic Shades.


Alejandro did a spectacular job…absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for this job. It all looks wonderful.

Danell Z.

In 1999, our house and that of a neighbor were both in need of repainting. After researching some 20 different painting companies , she chose Classic Shades. We followed her recommendation and have never regretted it. We have used Classic Shades for every paint job we have needed over the past quarter century. Yefim is always quick to respond, good at helping us make choices but always respectful of what we want. He employs great painters and they do excellent work and a good job of cleaning up when the work is done.

Joseph H.

Great eye for detail, and very professional. Would definitely use again!!

Theodore M.

It looks GREAT! Thank you! Now that it’s painted you can really tell it needed it. We’re very happy.


We’ve now used Classic Shades three times for various project, and will do so again. Clean, detailed, professional.

Mark Gunther

Yefim, We are pleased with the work that Alejandro did at our house. He was here early every day and the work looks fine. You and Alejandro were both responsive our requests and took care of the job neatly and as planned.

Anne K.

This is the second time we used Classic Shades to paint the exterior of our house. Yefim and his crew were a pleasure to work with. Their work is meticulous. Couldn’t be happier with the end result. Highly recommend them.

Jackie B.

The house looks beautiful and I always get a lot of compliments from family, friends and even just people walking by. I’ve always highly recommended you to friends and also anyone I meet. There is always work to do around our house as you know and I look forward to working with you again soon. Thanks again for everything ! :)

Paul Farrell

Thanks to Yefim for coming by for final walk-thru. Special thanks to The Guys. They are polite, professional, and easy to work with.


Once the job was complete, the job was excellent and Yefim and Carlos did a good job cleaning up the place. This is an easy 5 star rating. …I had an excellent experience and I’d use him again for future projects.

Eric A.

Dear Yefim: Just to let you know how pleased we were with your painting our home. As you did over 14 years ago and in which the paint held its color. Also I wanted to commend you on keeping a record of the unusual green and being able to have the exact same look again. Your efforts and expertise was very much appreciated.

Kathleen Sturgios

Things went very well, They did a beautiful job and were great to work with. Thank you for a terrific job.


Thank you, Yefim and your team! Our home looks beautiful!


Thank you for the lovely work you + your team did on our home. We really love it, and I’ve received several compliments from neighbors-including someone I didn’t even know!


Yefim and his crew painted the exterior of our four story Edwardian home for the second time in 20 years and did an outstanding job! They did A LOT of prep work, were detail-oriented, professional, courteous and cleaned up every day after their work. Yefim had some valuable input on our color selection, and the house now stands proud! The project was on time. The communication was instantaneous and responsive to the issues brought up. I highly recommend Classic Shades and would use them again in a heartbeat!

Patricia Robertson

Classic Shades recently completed the interior and exterior of our entire house. We’re very happy with the results, and the house looks great. Yefim and his teams are great to work with, and they were professional and friendly throughout. We highly recommend them.

Tim D.

Thanks for the great work. Jose did a wonderful job.

Jim Drummey

The paint job looks fantastic! We are really happy with the result!
It is all perfect. The colors and workmanship and cleanliness – it was all just great…. Jose and his brother have been such a pleasure – polite, pleasant, super great guys and made it comfortable and easy. You have our highest recommendations.

Steve Vitcov

We really like the final result…the house looks great, and your guys did a terrific job and timed it exactly right for the rainy season. Feel free to send any future clients our way for references.

Tim Danison

I interviewed multiple painting contractors to complete the full exterior of our 3 1/2 story Victorian. Classic Shades was a recommendation from another premier painter who had a full schedule and couldn’t even come to look at our place. What luck! Once I met with Yefim of Classic Shades I knew I was in good hands. The estimate was fair and reasonable. He is a very personable individual and was available for our many questions and concerns. He managed all aspects of this extended job which included working closely and around our other projects, which included replacing all windows. He could not have been more patient and helpful. His crew of hardworking individuals were outstanding. The painting surpassed our expectations. I give Classic Shades the highest recommendation. I suggest you work with this company.

Steve K.

Many thanks to the Classic Shades team. I really appreciate all your help, professionalism and attention to detail!

John Schoof

We just had our house painted by Classic Shades. Very professional, fair price, and excellent work. Highly recommend Yefim and his team.

Jan R.

Yefim and his crew were excellent from start to finish. Yefim’s calm, knowledgeable demeanor and years of expertise earned my confidence from the beginning, and I’m happy to say the results were even better than expected. He made sure every little detail was taken care of and came back multiple times even after the job was finished to ensure that nothing was overlooked. I’d happily recommend Classic Shades to anyone looking for a great paint job at a totally reasonable cost. We’re very satisfied!

Stacey L.

I was very pleased with the painters, their expertise and the end result.

Amy Edgerly

We just had our house painted by Classic Shades and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Yefim and his team were so easy to work with and provided us with great advice as to how the make the most of our investment. They were always on time, worked cleanly and delivered exactly what we asked of them. We’ve received nothing but compliments on our new look. After many years with the same drab color, we now have a nice bright, warm and welcoming house.

David L.

Your wonderful team did a beautiful job with the caulking and the paint, and just in time to beat the rain. You went the extra mile and I am loyal to you forever.

Nancy S.

I used Classic Shades a few years ago for my dining and living room. Loved how easy it was to get great professional help. Yefim has a great eye for color, too! So when the exterior of my house needed painting, I knew I wanted Yefim and his crew. They took care of my house, scraping and cleaning everywhere. Professional, courteous, on-time, and very attentive are words I use to describe Alejandro and Sammy, the painters. It was so easy having work on the house. Two weeks and my house is beautiful!

Pauline J.

Thank you very much for the beautiful paint job. The house looks great and we’ve had many compliments from neighbors!

David & Vandana

We love the house! Thank you taking such a good care of us.


The paint job looks great. Also lots of complements from people scrawling by. Everyone asking who painted it.


Thank you for the excellent work and service. Your crew was very friendly and easy to work with. We have already made referrals to some of our friends and neighbors.

Thomas Burnham

Classic Shades is the absolute best! We had our home painted and it looks amazing! We have used other painting services over the years, but none has offered the professional interest and detail of Yefim and his crew. They made certain to do everything right. We needed a certain timeframe which they accommodated easily. Very pleased!!

Sue R.

The paint job looks excellent, thanks for the fine work. It was great working with you, and we’ll definitely be in touch if we have future paint needs.


We are pleased with the wonderful paint job your paint crew completed.

Jose Ingojo

 I’ve been a customer for 20 years and have always been impressed with you, employees and work.

Gloria Gee

You have a great team; they are very conscientious and thorough in their work. You should be very proud of them.

John Schoof

It is beautiful, excellent work. Just dropped by this afternoon and I am very pleased. Thank you and your workers for a job well done.


Thanks again for squeezing our job in and getting it done so quickly! I also wanted to let you know that Alejandro did a fantastic job. We really appreciated his professionalism and reliability, not to mention the great painting work.

Joe Huang

Thank you Yefim. Great work. We’ll definitely recommend you to our friends.

Timothy P.

Thanks Yefim. It was great working with you on this project. Thank you so much and please say thank you to Jose as well for doing a great job on the house.


Yefim and the crew were very professional and easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone.

Holly C.

Everything looks great! Thanks again for the help. Matt was excellent, and we also very much appreciate your flagging the structural issues & possible repair options.

Scott Chesworth

The paint job came out very nice. Thank you for all your advice and for your patience with my many color changes and adjustments.

Erica Villanueva

Yefim and the team did an excellent job. The ocean beach air is rough on exterior paint jobs and his team did a beautiful job for the HOA painting the exterior of the building. They scraped and prepped including any rusty nails. Primer and multiple coats of Kelly Moore paint. They handled the scaffolding and work was finished within ~2 weeks. Yefim was the only bidder on the job who took notes on what we needed and gave a comprehensive quote which was less than 9K. Yefim checked in during the job to see how things were going and if we had any concerns. No concerns since they did a great job. Very attentive and professional. I’d highly recommend using Classic Shades Painting.

Laura Kennedy

Thank you so much for a wonderful job!

Robert Kaiser

I’m so happy with the paint job and Lance and I both want to let you know how impressed we are with the quality of the work. I think Lance is just blown away by the difference between “before” and “after.” I know I am!

Cathy Bayer

Thank you all for doing such an excellent job. The work was extraordinarily well done. You have a great group of people in your company.

Randal Fleming

I cannot recommend Classic Shades Painting enough, or thank them enough! Yefim responded the same day and came out the next day to provide an estimate for our interior paint job. He squeezed us into their busy schedule, knowing we wanted to get our home on the market within the month. His team was lead by Jose and they were wonderful. On time, professional, great attention to detail, and thorough.

Renee K.

Classic Shades is our go-to painter, and has been since we’ve owned our historic Victorian, Hanlon House. As a historic property, 1881, we have to answer to “a higher authority” . Busy, harried, not always sure where to start and what to do, Yefim, his crew, and all at Classic Shades have always been there for us, dealt with difficult problems we could have never foreseen, and presented an on time, on budget result to be proud of, one to last through the years. These are consummate professionals, perfectly knowledgeable, reliable. I don’t know where Yefim finds such a crew. They have a plan for every problem. They will never cancel, have to be “hunted down”, delayed, or be late. Perfect manners, perfect communication, a job you can “take to the museum”, as we plan to, someday. Over the years we have been using them, Classic Shades has proved the most reliable thing– in our lives! And have made life in a classic Victorian possible, easier. Am planning the next job with Classic Shades, the West Facade, and whatever comes up meanwhile.

Wilma Parker de Pavloff

Yefim and his staff were amazing. Not only were they able to work in our time crunch of a schedule, but they did a beautiful job for our office! They made sure both parties were clear on expectations and color. Even after all the work was completed they did the final walkthrough to make sure we were completely satisfied with the job. If we or anyone we know needs a paint job, they will be our first choice!

Benjamin H.

Excellent work. Trustworthy and attentive to detail. Takes the time to get the job done right.

Roger Wu

Your guys did a great job, thank you Yefim, always a pleasure and I’ll continue to recommend my clients call you when they need a quality paint job (and telling them I worked with you myself twice in a row is always a good recommendation).

Hugh Groocock

I like the fact that Yefim comes to see progress of work, informs and shows me areas that need special attention. Communication is good and that the employees are paired well together.

Liken Wong

Gotta give them 5 stars! Yefim and his staff were completely professional. They painted my three unit building on time, no hassles, no mess afterwards. For us, they made it easy because we did most of it by emails, I actually never personally met them (my choice, as we are so busy). It was pretty cool that we could work this way. And they had great advice on issues like color choice. Would definitely use them again and they have my highest recommendations.

Steve V.

Thank you very much. We were very happy with the professionalism and attention to detail that your company provided. It looks fantastic.


Everything has gone so well with the painting. The crew has worked fast, the side of our house looks great and seems like they did a lot to patch up things that needed patching. The painters are all so courteous and friendly, it’s all worked out well.


Absolutely 5 star experience. Not only did Yefim and his crew do an extraordinary job, their bid came in well below the competition. We have a 9 unit condo building and Classic Shades has done work here twice. Once four years ago (it still looks like it was painted yesterday) and then this year they painted the exterior. They handled every detail from scaffolding, paint procurement, clean up and a port-o-potty. Can’t rave enough about their service!

Alex Warren

The kitchen looks great. Your guys did a beautiful job.

Beth Barmack

Classic Shades Painting is GREAT.  We were in the process of coordinating our move to San Francisco and were in a bit of a time crunch as we wanted our residence painted between the time we took possession of our place and moving in.  Yefim worked with us to get us on the books so that our place would be painted before the movers arrived with our furnishings.  They were prompt and efficient not to mention flexible with our needs.  I had to have some electrical work done in our place after we moved in that required the electrician to cut out some drywall.  Yefim’s and his crew also worked with us to repair the section of wall and repaint.  You can’t even see where the repair work was done.  TOP NOTCH.  I would use them again and certainly would refer them to anyone needing a quality painting firm.

Greg van Praag

This is an unbeatable and long established organization. Yefim Skomorovsky and his expert team of painters and subcontracted scaffolders and carpenter/joiners have just completed yet another tip top job for my HOA. Can’t rate this company too highly for their courtesy, on-time (early) completion, attention to detail (above and beyond), cleanup and prompt follow-through on a very short punch-list of extremely minor touch ups. It’s no accident that this is the third time in ten years we have retained this company to do work for us and we’ll go back to them again soon for another project soon to come.


Job was done with great attention to detail. Job well done!

Joan Boyd

Thank you so much for following through and touching up our black balconies. Your painter did a great job and cleaned up afterwards. Thank you for standing behind your work.

Robert Gajewski

I wanted to say THANK YOU!.  The paint job looks great.  A couple of the neighbors have stopped by while we were moving in and commented how warm our place feels now that it has been painted.  It looks great!

Greg van Praag

Great job. On time crew, careful work, attention to detail. Our building looks great. Yefim quick to follow up on all questions and offer advice. Highly recommend this firm and glad to offer a reference for future work.


Great job!  I’ll recommend you on “Nextdoor” and to friends.

Ryan Sims

I’m very happy with the results!

Gayle Roberts

Yefim and his crew are exceptional. Everything was so well organized and the prep was meticulous on this exterior job. I have a 4 story Victorian with embellishments and they were so attentive to detail and made repairs where needed. The men were so courteous and friendly and they left the house looking amazing. Their cost is reasonable and was also far lower than one high-end painter. Frankly, I don’t know how it could have been done better.

Joan Herron

A highly experienced painter who took no short cuts and did a great job.  We definitely will use Classic Shades again.

Veronica Morino

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how happy we are with the interior painting of our house. Not only were the logistics handled from 3000 miles away, but it was done with great communication throughout the process,  and with results that have received compliments from all who have seen your work.  You have now painted the exterior and interior of our home, the only thing left is for us to highly recommend your company to everybody.

Philip and Jennie Abrams

Just wanted to take a moment to say how great John and the team were! We could not be happier with the results. We would happily be a reference but we are betting you have too many already.


Your company has done the best paint job we have had in our 41 years in this house with the three different previous painters.  Great attention to details in the prep. work.  Various thoughtful courtesies including covering both neighbors cars parked in the street as well as ours in the garage.  All paper work from the detailed proposal to the billing statements has been clear and well organized.

John & Doris Gibson

I was very impressed with the painting skill, self motivation and willingness to make what could have been a much more intrusive experience not unpleasant.

Cathleen Edwards

Crew were very professional.  Have not ever encountered a paint crew that worked so diligently and so carefully.  They obviously took a lot of pride in doing their very best and it shows! Thank you for a job well done.  We certainly will recommend your company to anyone who asks.

Dan Dea

I have to tell you, after seeing your crew’s first day of painting, I never went outside again to check anything.  The entire crew was great…polite, friendly, professional, thorough, communicative, responsive, hard-working. The house appears to be weather tight again finally…not a drop made it through during the recent torrential rains and a number of intermittent interior leaks that have frustrated us for years have been taken care of. You should be proud of what you have created…a company is only as good as the people doing the work, and they in turn are a reflection of the standards and principles of how the company is run.  So, our thanks for a fine job.

Steven Nichelson

We absolutely love the work your team did. The quality of the painting is wonderful! Love the colors. We are satisfied customers.

Carolyn Randall

A beautiful job, on track, on time, most professionally done job we’ve had done since you painted the interior.  We love it, the whole neighborhood does.

Wilma de Pavloff

My house was in dire need of a paint job as it had been around 10 years since it had been last painted. I interviewed three companies to get proposals for the job.  My meeting with Yefim really stood out from the other two because he actually walked around the building and noticed/pointed out things such as water damage on the stucco area of my stairs and other details. This told me that he would do a thorough job and not just slap a coat of paint on my house. Yefim was also very good about scheduling when the job would start and continually updated me on what his team would be working on every couple of days.  And, the painters were always on time and would clean up the area being painted at the end of the day. Overall, my experience working with Yefim and Classic Shades was great and I recommend their service.

Kira Storch

I have used Classic Shades Painting Co. Twice to paint the exterior of our 2-unit condo.  Every contact with Classic Shades, from the first inquiry for an estimate to the final touch-ups is a pleasure. Everyone is professional and as a client, I am made to feel that my project is the most important project being worked on.  Of course, the work itself is top quality. We are very pleased with the service provided by Classic Shades because not only is the painting done in a professional manner, but also the interactions with everyone associated with Classic Shades is pleasant, helpful and prompt.  I would not hesitate to use Classic Shades for all our painting needs.

Bonnie Levitt

I am pleased to refer Classic Shades for any home painting project – from simple-to-detailed- that you may be considering.  Mr. Yefim Skomorovsky, the owner, will contact you personally, review costs and options, give constructive feedback and provide a detailed service contract.  Projects are started and completed in a timely manner.  Their painters are experienced and careful with personal property.  The company’s outstanding customer service and professionalism is evident from start to finish.  I highly recommend Classic Shades.

Janna Scopel

The workmen were clean, efficient and friendly.  They were able to work around me in my home office, with minimal disruption, which I really appreciated.

Stuart L Silberman

I was impressed with your depth of knowledge and willingness to discuss issues and possible solutions with me.  I asked many questions and you answered them all.  What really sold me on you knowledge, however, was your discussion about possible colors for my walls and ceiling. I have already recommended your firm to friends who need painting done.  I would use you again should the need arise.

Pauline Jue

Thanks for the great paint job.  We enjoyed working with you.

Pauline Jue

We have used Classic Shades Painting Company to paint the inside and outside of our house for nearly 20 years. The Classic Shades crew has consistently done an amazing job all those years.  Without exception, their workers have been polite, courteous and most considerate in minimizing disruptions in our lives.  Their work has always been superb.  Our neighbors have frequently complimented us on the beautiful jobs Classic shades Painting company has done for us.  The crew always cleaned up meticulously after every single job without fail.

Mr. & Mrs. C. Theriot

The work was done with respect and courtesy to us living in the apartment.  The painters were very professional and helpful. I’m completely satisfied.

Jacob Art

I appreciate your professionalism, patience, and follow-through.

John Hessler

I am extremely pleased with the service and quality results of the final outcome. Thank you for your excellent services and hope to work with you again.

Doris Sasaki

Classic Shades has recently finished an exterior painting job on my 2-flat Edwardian house.  I am very pleased with the work they did. Yefim was available throughout the job, keeping me informed about how things were going and explained a couple of new problems that were found, what was needed to address them, and exactly what the cost would be. The painters on his crew were clearly knowledgeable about their work and also kept me up to date about the progress.  They were very pleasant and courteous, making it easy to have them around for the three weeks it took to get the work done.  The house looks great, and when the first heavy rain came, I felt secure in the knowledge that it was ready for winter storms. I would recommend Classic Shades without reservation.

Margaret Clark

I recommend Yefim Skomorovsky and his team at Classic Shades, I have worked with them for the past ten years in caring for my Edwardian home built in 1906 in Cole Valley.  The quality of their work has been outstanding, both for painting outdoors as well as indoors.  With my busy schedule, I cannot be home for the duration of the jobs, and I have trusted them with my house key and access to the house without incident.

Patricia A. Robertson M.D.

I needed to paint one side of my house, not a difficult job but a particular situation because (1)  access to the job site was through the interior of the house and (2) the wall was on the property line and the scaffolding had to be put on the neighbor’s yard. When I called Yefim he came out promptly and took the time to study the situation, explain to me the various options and shortly after sent me a detailed quote. The scaffolding sub-contractor was very careful moving around the house with their equipment and did a clean job in & out. Likewise the painter did an excellent job, covering everything to prevent accidental staining, coming in and leaving on time every day and picking up any debris left.

Stefano A.

Great quality at a competitive price.  Yefim was very easy to work with and Mike did a superb job painting the front of our Victorian home.  Communication with Yefim was great and he was very helpful in picking out the colors to match.  He partnered with our carpenter which was a super plus.  Definitely would recommend for any painting work you need to have done.

Yevgenia F.

The paint job is excellent and the crew, was very neat and tidy and responsive to all my requests.

Reggie Griner

The crew did a fantastic job! It looks great! We are very pleased with it. Thanks!


Very responsive, neat and professional.

Reggie Griner

From my first contact with their estimator, the company demonstrated a high caliber of customer service, arriving at the initial appointment on time, explaining and providing an easy-to-understand written estimate, and setting up a start date.

Janna Scopel

Your guys are amazing and did a fantastic job. My property looks AMAZING!! I will definitely be referring everyone who is in need of painting to you. The reason I picked your company was because I really liked the great customer service and your prices were exactly in our price range. Thank you again for the great job!!

Erika Mines

The building looks great. I think painters did a good job with a minimum of disruption to the building tenants. Very detailed, courteous, and took time to answer my questions and concerns.

Gordon Woo

Best exterior paint job I have experienced!

Byron Smith

Your crew could not have done a better job at Byron’s house – he and Janice are very happy – thank you!

Dirk Stennick, Dirk Stennick Design

This was the fourth time we have used your services. All times – excellent preparation and painting, and also so important – excellent communications. Many Thanks.

Joyce Lehmann

Everything turned out great and the customer was very satisfied. Thanks for your professionalism.

Richard Henkel, Tight Line Const.

Classic Shades crew did it again, for the fourth time for us. As before, you did an excellent job. The finished product was exactly what we had in mind, and the work was done quickly and neatly. Excellent work done swiftly by a friendly crew. What more could you ask? Undoubtedly, you’d want an accurate estimate of the price. We got that, too. You can be sure we’ll hire Classic Shades to do any future painting we need.

Dick & Gerry Meister

Your crews have been professional and helpful. We are grateful that you were recommended to us and look forward to continuing to do business with you in the future.

Liz Shipman and Ray Zbyszynski

We are very happy with the paint job, very happy – and, as I indicated before, found your whole crew very easy to have around and most accommodating. Many thanks.

Giorgio and Kathy Piccagli

Your attention to detail, professionalism, helpfulness and cleanliness helped make our experience with you a very pleasant one. This is the second time we have contracted work with you and we would not hesitate to call on you again or recommend you to a friend. Thank you for making our house beautiful again!

Tim and Anne Poirier

Your painters were at all times professional, very easy to work with, and flexible. The quality of both their customer service and workmanship was outstanding!

Bernice and Luis Leon

Our experience with Classic Shades Painting Company this fall was excellent. We had the exterior of our home painted after 15 years. We found the proprietor, Yefim Skomorovsky, to be highly professional and available to answer all our questions. The bid was competitive and followed up with a written contract. We found the paint crew to be very courteous and skilled. They cleaned up the site each day and were careful with the adjoining neighbor’s properties as well. The job went according to the time line without any surprises. Mr. Skomorovsky came to the job on several occasions to see the progress of the work and was in constant communication with us as necessary. The job exceeded our expectations and the experience was a pleasant one. I would wholeheartedly recommend Classic Shades for any painting work.

Lily Kharrazi

You did a wonderful paint job on our house, you also were very neat. We would be more than happy to recommend your company to friends and other people as we were totally satisfied.

Esther Haak

Dear Yefim, This letter is regarding a paint job that was completed by Classic Shades Painting. Firstly, you were quick to respond to my inquiry and to provide me with a written proposal after making a site visit to my home. You were realistic about the time line of the job once I selected your company for the paint job. The advice you provided regarding the type of stain to use was valuable. You were always quick to respond to my phone calls and answer any questions I had. The quality of the preparation and painting was excellent. I appreciated the fact that you came to the site on the day that the painting job started to review instructions for the painter. The painter was friendly, courteous and professional and punctual. He left the site tidy while the work was in progress and cleaned up after himself when the job was completed.

Alyonik Hrushow

I’m very pleased with the painting you did on the outside of my house. Additionally, I was especially pleased with your crew of painters and the fact that you kept in close touch with me. Your crew kept the work site clean and I find no stains anywhere. Thanks, Yefim.

James W Hawkins

As always, it is a pleasure to work with you and your most professional crew. I just got back from New York / Boston and I was delighted to see what had been done in the cottage. In a nutshell, Classic Shades Painting Co., Inc. thinks of everything, does everything. All you have to do is step back and admire. I have had occasion to call in Classic Shades in two jobs at our historic 1881 Victorian in the center of San Francisco. Both jobs received the same level of prompt, professional attention. Many Thanks.

Wilma Parker de Pavloff

Thank you very much for doing a wonderful job. The owners are very happy with your work.

Tina C Wong

The usual excellent service. Thanks Yefim, your prompt response and attention were the best. We have used your painting services three times now and are very, very happy. The first time, we got bids from five companies and picked you. The next two times, I saw no reason to look at any other company because your prices are fair and your quality of painting excellent and your communications outstanding. Price and quality are important of course; what makes your company the best is your attention to keeping in touch, letting us know what is happening, consulting with us and checking up on the job. Many Thanks

Ed and Joyce Lehmann

Just a short note to thank you again for the great job you and your crew did painting the front and south sides of our building. They were professional, polite, and worked hard. We are very pleased with the results of their work. We were also impressed with how clean they left the job site each afternoon. Thank you again, Yefim. We look forward to doing more business with your company in the future.

Ray Zbyszynski

Great job as usual!

Alida Mazanti

The job was done very professionally, quickly, and looks great. Your workers were polite, neat painters and didn’t disrupt us in any way.

Loren Wilson

Classic Shades painted the exterior of my house. They did an excellent job and were very thorough about making sure everything was to my satisfaction before they finished.

James Mathews

Thanks Yefim! We love the paint job.

Gina and Annette

The job was completed in time. The workers were very neat and friendly, but the best part of the experience was the communication. Yefim spoke with us at length about our wishes and explained his and the worker’s needs as well as recommending products that would be best for the house.

Paul and Vicky Ehrlich

Thank you for the excellent job. You all are a pleasure to do business with.

Robert and Barbara

Your crew were pleasant and professional. Their work was excellent!

Edith Lockhart

Many thanks for a fine job by your company and crew. All looks wonderful!

Kendall Flaming

This letter is to tell you how much I appreciate this last job you have done for me. The work went exactly as you said, the color was a perfect match for what I wanted. Your workers were exemplary and all was neatly finished. From the first job you did when you had to deal with a very difficult neighbor, I have no hesitation in referring you to any of my friends. And I have had good feed back from the job you did for R. Phelan. Thanks for your good work and for the future work you will be doing for me.

Kathleen Stergios

Classic Shades epitomizes all images of professional painting. When tough tasks were needed both in my home and in my income property, Classic Shades could always be depended upon to get the job done right down to the smallest detail.

Barbara Kiley

We are delighted with the beautiful exterior paint job provided by your company! We were very impressed with your responsiveness in working with us on this project from beginning to end. Your crew was very reliable in starting each day on time and in assuring quality work. Our expectations were very high and they met them with patience and thoughtfulness.

Raymond and Mary Long

Both of your workers were great. Since the painter worked upstairs, I saw how meticulously he did his work. Please compliment him for the fine job he did.

The Dawsons

Please tell your crew how much we enjoyed having them work on our house!

Dahlia and Andrea

I wanted to thank you and your crew for the work done on our building. The execution of the job; everything from the cleaning to the clean-up were handled flawlessly.

Eric Poulson

We want to express our appreciation for Classic Shades’ late 2005 painting of the exterior, and the January 2007 painting of the interior of our home. It was because of your top-notch painting job on our home nine years ago that we selected you this time. Each job was substantial, requiring a high quality company. You excelled at every step. We highly recommend Classic Shades to any prospective client who wants a superior job. Thank you again for being the kind of company we can trust will do the finest job possible.

Ronald W. Stovitz and Danell S. Zeavin

We were highly pleased with the painting done to our house. The painting and courtesy extended to us were of the highest caliber.

Tad Ishida

Thank you for the recent work on the south wall of our building. We’re all happy with it.

Dave Bine

It is because of your excellent customer service that I would refer Classic Shades to anyone looking for a friendly, professional painting job.


They did good prep work and made good suggestions. They were all a delight to deal with. They came when they said they would and stayed ‘til the job was done.

Wolf Israel

This is to thank you for the excellent painting job done by your firm on my house during August. Scheduling of the painting was efficient and I thought your crew was courteous and accommodating. The painting was carefully done and I was pleased with the cleanup.

Robert E. Phelan

Thank You for good job.


Classic Shades Painting has done painting work for me several times over the past 16 years. Their work has always been excellent. It has always been a pleasure to deal with this company.

Aileen Jamieson

The employees were a pleasure to have around. They finished the job for me on time. They were quick, professional and clean. They were always there when they said they would be. Their workmanship was excellent.

Gary Grothman

Thanks for doing a great job!

Joan Pasch

We are very pleased with the results — as are our neighbors.

John Graves

Thank you for your excellent and careful painting job. Thank you to all of the workers. What a beautiful house you have helped make.

Patty Robertson

I am a repeat client of Classic Shades Painting Company. The workman are courteous, skilled and neat. They clean-up everyday and are pleasant to talk to.

Lindy Mark

The paint job has completely created such a wonderful atmosphere. Now when I open the front door, I just marvel at the excellent paint job. I experienced excellent customer service from the initial call, all the way to the Classic workers who performed the work.

Illistine M. Banks

I want to thank you for the fine job you did in painting the lobby of our building. As usual your work was superb. We asked you to undertake this small project because we have been so happy with the work you did for us over five years ago, which still looks like it was just painted. Your standards for excellence have certainly passed the test of time. Thank you again for your high quality work and your honesty.

Helel Morgan Bohl

I want to THANK YOU for the wonderful job that you did painting my home. You were efficient, neat and tidy and did a truly professional job. I will be in touch for my next painting job.

Eileen L. Turner

We want to express our appreciation for Classic Shades recently completed painting of our home. It was because of your top-notch painting job on our home seven years ago that we selected you this time. You excelled at every step. Once again, your proposal was detailed and clear. Your highly professional painters carefully completed pre-painting preparation, sealing and washing all sides. They worked diligently to complete the priming before the predicted rain fell. They worked tirelessly to complete the work in a far fewer days than originally set. We appreciated how conscientiously you worked with us to schedule the job at a convenient time. Although your on-site crew was thoroughly professional, you also checked with us during the job to ensure our satisfaction. Your painters respected our property, thoroughly cleaning up at the end of each day. The result is exceptionally attractive. We highly recommend Classic Shades to any prospective client who wants a superior job. Thank you again for being the kind of company we can trust will do the finest job possible.

Ronald W. Stovitz and Danell S. Zeavin

We would like to thank you again for the excellent work your company performed this year with the overall outdoor house painting. We have been most satisfied with your professional knowledge and the execution on the job. We recommend CLASSIC SHADES to anyone who cares enough to have detailed and artistic workmanship. (This is unfortunately not the norm of today’s labor market.)

Regula and David Weill

Our experience with your firm was excellent from start to finish. The painting was conducted with care for our interior furnishings, the daily cleanup was thorough, and the work itself was of the highest professional quality. We were especially comfortable with the integrity and honesty of the painters and had no reservations about giving them keys to the house for access while we were away.

Tom White

Many thanks to you and your crew for a professional job.

Ann and Bern

Undertaking major home maintenance tasks like having the house painted is always a daunting experience, but your company certainly made it almost a pleasure for us. We selected you on the strong recommendation of a neighbor (who told us that she had researched something like 20 or more painting contractors before choosing you). I was especially impressed by the fact that Yefim made a daily inspection of the job and always attempted to keep me up to date on how it was progressing and to ensure that Joan and I were satisfied.

Joe & Joan Humphreys

We love the paint job your company did on the exterior of our house. Thank You for being helpful when we were trying to pick the right colors. The crew was very conscientious regarding clean up and noise. Even the neighbors have commented on how quietly and quickly your crew painted our Victorian. Our next door neighbors had their house painted by Classic Shades several years ago and it is holding up very well. They highly recommended you and we will do the same.

Paul, Kat and Desmond Alioshin

I treasure wonderful service people and craftsmen and your company is right up there with the best. You have a lifelong customer in me. You always show up when you say you will, get the job done in the time frame and at the cost agreed upon, and make life bearable by the consideration your employees show during the job.

Christina Shih, M.D.

I watched carefully as Classic Shades scraped, sanded, and painted the wood siding of my building. Classic Shades did a very thorough job preparing the siding for painting, which I think ensures a protective and long lasting paint job. I was also impressed with the painters’ diligence and efficacy in containing paint chips and dust. Thanks to you also, Yefim, for doing what you said you would do, at the time you said that you would do it.

Steve Melino

The workers are competent, neat, thorough, and considerate. Communication with the company is excellent, and most importantly the job is always started on time and completed without delay.

Patricia Morales

I had hired several painters before contracting with Classic Shades and was dissatisfied with each for one reason or another. Therefore, I am pleased to say that, based on the care, efficiency and attention to customer service demonstrated by both you and your staff, I will both use and recommend your firm in the future.

Susan H. Scher, M.D.

Thank you so much for the wonderful work you do. This was our second occasion to use your services, and we were even more impressed with the entire Classic Shades crew than the first time, which is pretty amazing since the first job you did an absolutely flawless experience. Classic Shades is a perfectionist’s dream!

Gwendolyn and Drew Field

My husband and I would like to thank you and your employees for the excellent work. Not only did you finish sooner than projected, the painting was superb. I just can’t believe that I did not find ONE spot of paint on the windows, carpet (albeit we told you that we were replacing it), etc.

V. Ann Dolyniuk & Norman Spruill

Classic Shades did an excellent job painting the exterior of our house. Our house needed new paint badly and after you had finished it looked like new! We also appreciated your professionalism in your response to our initial inquiry, the promptness of your estimate, the check ups during the progress of the job and your immediate response to any questions that arose. We had the feeling throughout the entire process that our business was important to you and that your aim was to do the best job possible. We will definitely want to use your services again when the need arises.

K. Lew

Thank you again for a wonderful job. The work itself appears flawless and was done right on time. Your staff was quiet and efficient and left the place immaculate. You inquired afterward to make sure the work was satisfactory – altogether, a fine experience. It’s a relief to know I can count on you for the next project!

Darien Pope

Wow, I couldn’t be more pleased!! The suggestions made, and the patience displayed in helping me select a color scheme made me feel confident that you would deliver from start to finish, and you did. Classic Shades makes good on the promise of Personal Service and Professional Workmanship. Thank You!

Amy Edgerley

My experience with Classic Shades Painting was the best of all of the contractors we ever have had work on our home. The reasons for my positive review are many, but they come from a common source – the philosophy of professionalism and bend-over-backward customer service at Classic Shades.

Jennifer Lyons

Classic Shades Painting did a fantastic job when they painted my home. The crew was conscientious, respectful, and did exactly what said they will do.

Dianne Mighette

Thank You for your professional work, attention to detail, and promptness in painting my Lake Street residence. People walking by often stop to tell me how nice the exterior looks. I especially appreciate your grace under fire in dealing with my neighbor!

Debbie Honig

I am delighted with the quality of the painting job done on the outside of my home. Your workers are professional, responsible and artistic.

Jacqueline McCarthy

I appreciated the fine work you did in the painting of the exterior of our house. The workers were competent, professional and courteous.

Robert Greeno

Among my criteria for choosing companies to perform work on our home are professionalism and communication. I can highly recommend Classic Shades Painting on both accounts. I admit that my standards are very high and your company exceeded my expectations.

Rebecca Lawton

Thank You so much for an impeccable job.

Jacqueline and Ed Clemens

I appreciate what a beautiful job you did. Thanks for the good work. We will definitely be calling you for our future painting needs.

Sharon Owens

I was very happy with the quality of the job and the professionalism of you crew. The job was done exactly as we had agreed and ahead of schedule.

Linda Luama

I wanted to write and thank-you for doing such an excellent job painting my house. Your estimate was reasonable and your service superb. You and your crew started and finished ahead of schedule … so rare these days. Washing my front view windows was the icing on the cake.


Your crew is professional and pleasant, and your attention to detail and touch-up work is greatly appreciated. We will recommend you to our friends.

Chris Jefferson

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the professional way you handled my recent painting job. It is unusual in this age to find a contractor who shows up on time, does what he promises, cleans up afterward and does so efficiently and pleasantly.

Fred Meyer

Thanks so much for doing a great job painting the front of my home! Your crew was polite and diligent. The quality of the work was superb. It was a pleasure to deal with a reliable contractor whose crew arrived when expected and ended the job on schedule.

Pam Levine

I am writing to compliment you on the fine job you did painting our Victorian. The quality of the workmanship was high, the crew worked diligently, and the final product looks great. We really appreciated the crew’s cooperativeness, willingness to listen and especially their daily cleanup.

Bennett Taber

When the work started, the painters did painstaking prep. work to eliminate the peeling paint. When a dry rot problem was found in part of the wood, Classic Shades was able to recommend a carpenter who replaced the wood quickly.

Betty Marx

I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the outstanding performance shown by Classic Shades. We are looking forward to use your services for any of our future painting needs as well as recommending them to anyone interested in high quality painting services.

Steven Tulchinsky

I appreciated the promptness and thoroughness in completing a very large job. I have received innumerable compliments and have already recommended you to others. Thank you again for the great job and for being professional in all of your services.

Jody Krall

I believe Classic Shades did a thorough job. There were no unexpected costs and everything looks the way hoped it would. I would happily use Classic Shades again and would recommend the company to my friends.

Marie Howarth

To find a truly professional help delivered with promptness and courtesy is a house owner’s dream. I won’t hesitate to recommend your services to my friends.

Mitch Skrobik

We are very pleased with the excellent work, the preparation, the painting and the clean up. We have found our new reliable, honest painter.

Carl Peterson Jr.

Thank you very much for the excellent repainting performed on our house this summer. We enjoy the results every day and our only regret is that we didn’t apply your services sooner. We wish you continued good fortune in your business.

Lynn and Stewart Noyce

Thank you so much for painting the interior and exterior of my home. Classic Shades truly cares about the customer’s satisfaction – going out of their way to meet customer expectations.

Mary Chow

We would like to thank your company for the just-completed superior work on the repainting of our home. We have never experienced the pleasure of such a uniformly excellent group of workers. Our only regret was that we did not learn of your fine company earlier.

Ronald Stovitz and Danell Zeavin

I would like to thank Classic Shades for the excellent job they did. I appreciate your honesty. I will call you again next year. I can and will recommend your company every chance I get.

Mrs. Dorothy Hall

Thank you very much for the great painting job you did at our home. The professional attitude of you crew, the help with colors and the fine application and clean up were most appreciated. We wish that all contractors with whom we have dealt were as courteous and reliable as your firm.

Jack Rising

Thanks so much for painting the front of my house! I am very pleased with the outcome. I think the workers did a wonderful job.

Lyn Craig-Miller

I wish every remodeling contractor who has worked on my house had as much respect for my family, my request and my home as Classic Shades.

Elizabeth Yesowitch

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent work Classic Shades has done for me during the past several years, both on the interior and exterior of my home. The quality and level of detail of workmanship performed by your staff is really exceptional.

Tom Parker

I would like to say that we are quite pleased with the painting job you did on our house. The job was done quite efficiently and the clean-up was good.

H. Tarver

We received excellent value for our money when you painted the front of our house. Congratulations to you on the fine quality of work you deliver to your customers. We thank you for a very satisfying experience. Please feel free to use us as a reference anytime.

Julius and Mary Jelinek

The skilled craftsmanship and the cheerful courtesy of your painters have again made it a pleasure to have your company paint my house. A company with your talent and integrity deserves to prosper and I sincerely hope you will.

Aileen Jamieson

The work was done promptly, very professionally and the results were excellent. Having had previous experience with other professional painters, I would rank Classic Shades Painting at the very top.

Jeffery Sykes

I just wanted to tell you how pleased I was with the workmanship and the painting of the interior of my home. Please feel free to use my name and number as a recommendation.

Alberta Martinelli

Classic Shades has once again done a terrific painting job for me. The punctuality, courtesy and reliability of your employees are to be commended.

R.E. Argones

Thanks for the attentive service and good work. Feel free to use me as a reference.

Stephen Koch

I am very pleased with your work and you may be sure that I will not hesitate to recommend your company to my friends.

Joan Burke

We were particularly impressed with the attention to detail, professionalism of the painters and neatness of the job site. In addition, the responsiveness that you showed in addressing the few concerns that we had was excellent.

Mark Johnson

We most especially appreciated the prompt scheduling and honoring of time commitments. When more painting is required, we look forward to your services.

Robert E. Lee

We are very pleased with the painting of the interior and exterior of our home. The work was excellent and we appreciated the care your workmen took with our possessions.

Marcella Pryor

I am delighted with the results. The painters were very careful at all times and did an excellent job.

Estelle Arndt

I would like to express my appreciation for the good work that I have experienced from Classic Shades Painting. I feel the quality of workmanship is above average. I wish other companies had the same level of support and service.

Earl Rynerson Jr.

Unlike some other contractors, Classic Shades was on the job at the exact time they said they would be. I am very pleased with the result and will certainly call upon Classic Shades for all my future painting needs.

Kennith Jajour

You performed the work promptly – actually a little ahead of schedule, and you were very attentive to any little details that needed taking care of. I would recommend your firm to others and will be a repeat customer in the future.

Alan Carter

Classic Shades Painting Company was a class act all the way from the initial estimate to the final clean up. I would definitely recommend Classic Shades to anyone concerned with reliability, honesty and quality.

Mark Denzin

You and your crew did a wonderful job painting my house and the result is beautiful. Thank You. I am also grateful to you for taking the anxiety out of the contracting experience.

John Friedberg, M.D.

Thanks for an excellent paint job on our old Victorian. Your craftsmanship, attention to detail and opinion concerning placement of colors was greatly appreciated. Please feel free to use us as a reference.

Charles Bloszies, A.I.A.

As each room was painted a different color, it required precise communication between yourself, our color consultant and we the owners. You performed all this with professionalism and a good sense of humor and made our painting experience a pleasurable one.

Randy Heilbrunn

The professionalism of your workers was evident in all phases of the work, from the efficiency with which the estimate was prepared through the completion of the project. The painters were careful and attentive to detail and took care to clean up the work area every day.

Tanya Temkin

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