Goodhome Painting Co.: Take Comfort in Colour

We admit it: we're a little old fashioned. In an age where quality is an exception, we choose to make it the standard.

Beauty is in the details

Who We Are

GoodHome Painting Co. is, at heart, an old-fashioned company that looks to pre-20th century Europe, where housepainters belonged to a strictly guarded and regulated guild of learned craftsmen. It’s our regard for this bygone era of proud craftsmanship combined with our obsession for service and value that truly defines who we are.

We paint for tomorrow. We cherish the trust our clients afford us with referrals and future work. As this moving target never ends, nor does our ambition to improve every aspect of our service. This is made possible, in part, by bringing together our craftsmen on a full-time, long-term, profit-sharing basis. Our continued success flows directly from this home-grown commitment to our craftsmen.

Our value to you is only as good as the value we provide. When estimating projects, we discuss all options; every detail is considered and there are no surprises. We subscribe to the philosophy of a “baker’s dozen”: we give you thirteen muffins for the price of twelve … just in case.

Who You Are

Homeowners looking for true craftsmen to provide the care, courtesy and quality they would give their own family. Perfectionists and neat freaks, you will not be disappointed.

Interior designers in need of a trade they can always rely on — our craftsmen welcome a discriminating eye peering over their shoulder.

Contractors searching for a team of skilled workers who respect the arduous work that came before them and can artfully put the icing on the cake, leaving their clients with a happy lasting impression (and no surprises.)

Architects looking for a team of painters with the skill and fastidious nature to ensure that every surface brings light to the depth of their composition.

Realtors needing a team of craftsmen who can assemble quickly and instantly increase the value of a property.

Property Managers wanting a professional organisation that can adapt to their needs and grow with their stable of properties.

Goodhome Team

Our Team

Rome was neither built in a day, nor by one pair of hands alone. It takes a cohesive team of talented craftsmen to achieve beautiful, lasting results in a timely manner. We’re a proud team of craftsmen that continually demand the best from one another, support one another and ultimately succeed by one another. There is no secret to our success; we simply care more than most.

Joanne Armour

Painter If it involves paint, Joanne can deliver, in record time. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University, Joanne decided to expand her skills from canvas to drywall and hasn’t looked back. Whether she is looking up to complete the final touches on a mural or looking down to masterfully mask off a railing system for spray, she is impressing everyone around her. When Joanne’s not jockeying four colours in two rooms, you’ll find her racing down Whistler on her mountain bike or tending to her beloved vegetable garden.

Lee Wallbridge

Painter With over 50 countries branded in ink, Lee’s passport reads like a Marco Polo adventure. But instead of collecting spices and salts along the trade route, he’s collected traits and habits. He applies plaster like a Venetian artisan, cuts like a Japanese Samurai, scales ladders like an Amazonian warrior, and moves like a Tibetan horseman. But at the end of the day, he’s English; and thankfully he and his 15 years of decorative finishing has settled in Vancouver. When Lee is not leading the charge on a big project and being the master finisher that he is, you’ll find him sitting in a pub, pouring the perfect Guinness as he watches his missed ferry disembark. He’ll catch the next one.

Arthur Ramos Carrara

Painter Born in the Big Smoke. Landing in the Big Rain. By way of the Big Green. Arthur is originally from Toronto but spent pretty much his entire childhood in Brazil with his parents and only recently has made Vancouver his new home. His methodical nature, steady hand and keen eye have lent themselves perfectly to our trade and Arthur is on the fast track to becoming a senior craftsman. When he’s not laying down a silky smooth oil finish on a windowsill or rolling out a barrel-coffered ceiling, you’ll find Arthur scoping out new street art or taking in a local music festival.

Chris Popovici

Painter Born and raised in Romania, Chris cut his teeth in the trades working with his father as a carpenter and drywaller. But these skills in the end would not define him—not even close. His intelligence, curiosity and courage have propelled him throughout most of Europe and North America where he has lived, worked and immersed himself as a true local. Speaking in one of five languages, Chris will happily explain to you the elegant motions of skim coating a wall, the precise swiping of a bead of caulk or the gradual turning of the wrist to brush cut that straight line. When Chris is not mentoring our apprentices, you can find him firing backhands down the line at the Stanley Park Tennis courts or Spey casting a scandi line along the shores of the Squamish river.

Anthony C. Pavlakovic

Owner/Operator Moving from house to house, neighbourhood to neighbourhood, every few years was standard fare for Anthony, whose father is a talented European carpenter and whose mother was an adventurous real estate agent. Immersed in varying styles of residential architecture and fluctuating interior design trends, it was little wonder that he was drawn to architectural coatings upon graduation from UBC. Trained by a Dutch Master, Anthony quickly grasped all areas of the trade with a demanding eye for perfection. When Anthony isn’t fretting about exceeding the expectations of every single client, you’ll find him charging up the right side of a soccer pitch, swinging weights around at the local YMCA or sipping coffee hunched over the weekend Globe & Mail.

Jorge Ivan Lopez Medina

Painter Hailing from the vibrant capital city of Mexico, Jorge has been a professional artist and educator for over 20 years. Little wonder that it took Jorge only 2 years with us to become a 1st class paint craftsman. His attention to detail, determination and unreserved courage transferred seamlessly from wooden easel to wooden ladder. And his wrangling of students and patience as a teacher have made him what some would describe as a natural leader. When Jorge is not painting with a level of furiosity and beauty akin to Van Gogh, you’ll find him photographing cityscapes or diving into the fruits of European cinema.

Chris
Chris Hay

Senior Craftsman It was at the tender age of four that Chris demonstrated how walking through water could generate as much of a commotion as walking on water. Secretly slipping away from his parents at Pit Lake, he trotted straight into the lake until he reached the floating wharf. This focus and determination carried him through competitive swimming — the backstroke being his specialty — and his early career in offset printing. As the most trusted colour registration specialist for Quebecor Printing, Chris was charged with the responsibility of aligning colours to the thousandth inch. Suffice to say, Chris is the most precise and calculating paint craftsman amongst us. His fastidiously organized and smartly cleaned tools set everyone at ease this side of an ER operating room. When Chris is not flexing his painting muscles, you’ll find him finessing his 7-iron next to the green to save par, turning another page of Julius Caesar’s biography, or sneaking in a little piano when no one is watching.

Hans
Johannes de Haan

Project Manager Raised on a farm in rural Holland, Hans is no stranger to working with his hands. Once in Canada — after stints at Chrysler Motor Corp. during the heyday of auto manufacturing and as a ski setter at BC mountain resorts — he eventually discovered his true talent in the painting trade. The brush quickly became an extension of his right arm, and his precision in “cutting” is unrivaled. When Hans is not infusing beauty into the surfaces that surround us, he can be found scavenging the aisles of Capers for organic treats; snapping pictures of skylines; jogging; and steaming at his local gym.

Scott
Scott Limmer

Senior Craftsman Growing up in a family with a professional painter for a father and grandfather is tantamount to being born with the skills in your genes. Just ask Scott: as a chemistry graduate from the University of British Columbia, he’ll tell you exactly what DNA is all about. Scott has quickly become the “go-to guy” for all questions chemical, or just complicated. His intellect and curiosity have made him one of the finest sprayers and wood stainers around. When Scott is not spraying out a set of doors that would rival the finish on a Ferrari Enzo, you’ll find him knee-deep in water, fly fishing; developing the ultimate Bolognaise sauce; or negotiating the ski hills of our local mountains.