Independently Rated Highest in Quality
S e c o n d
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
August 2015
We declare that El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #2280
(650) 924-2960

Two El Gato Painting & Restoration technicians paint a client’s house.

El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. provides a complete range of interior and exterior painting services for residential and commercial clients throughout the South Bay and East Bay. In addition to painting all types of surfaces, the company has the in-house capabilities to perform drywall and cosmetic dry rot repairs, stucco patching, deck staining, and more.

Owner Ken Slosarik says El Gato Painting & Restoration’s meticulous approach to preparation has been an important aspect of its long-term success. “We’re one of the few painting companies that use a chemical stripper, which removes more peeling paint per hour than any other method. Also, since we offer a six-year unlimited warranty, we’re very thorough when it comes to making sure every job is done properly.”

El Gato Painting & Restoration’s technicians stay up-to-date on the latest products and techniques in the painting industry, and they attend weekly training and safety meetings to ensure they’re maintaining high levels of quality in their work. “Our clients often tell us that our employees are the most knowledgeable people they’ve ever met when it comes to painting,” says Mr. Slosarik. “They know which products, materials and applications are necessary to achieve the best results.”

Company Philosophy

“We want every client to have a positive experience, so we always do what we say we’re going to do and make sure they’re happy with each aspect of our work. We’re prompt and honest, and we cover all our bases to ensure high-quality, long-lasting paint jobs.”

Serving the South Bay and East Bay

Interior & Exterior Painting
Cosmetic Dry Rot Repair
Stucco Patching
Epoxy Floor Coating
Drywall Repair
Deck Staining

Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore
Dunn-Edwards
Kelly-Moore
Rust-Oleum
Sherwin-Williams

Comparative Summary

Maintaining customer satisfaction is a crucial aspect of any business, but it’s even more important for painting contractors that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award. For El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc., the key to achieving and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction is simple: emphasize careful preparation on every job, regardless of its size. “...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long will it take to complete my painting project?
A: "Most exterior paint jobs take two days to complete, but if you live in a two- or three-story home, it can take three or four days. Interior paint jobs usually take about three days to complete. We’ll give you an estimate that’s s...
Q: What’s your payment schedule?
A: "We only accept payment upon completion of the project. That way, you have a chance to walk through the job and make sure everything has been done the way you want it. "
Q: Will you give me a written estimate?
A: "Yes, you’ll receive a written estimate that features all the details of your job so you know what to expect. Our estimates aren’t just pieces of paper with numbers on them—they’re very precise, and they include everyt...

Industry Info

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Findings based on statistically reliable research from 100 surveys

Customer Satisfaction

Survey Question: On a scale of 1 to 10 how satisfied were you with the quality you received?
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Company Credentials

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Customer Loyalty

Survey Question: If you needed this product or service in the future, would you use this company again?
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Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 100 customer surveys, we declare
El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc.
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 2280
Continuously qualified since August 2015.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

Al C. Verified Customer Name
"El Gato was excellent. They were here on time, they gave me good suggestions, and they were very nice. They were also thorough and helpful."
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Company Capabilities Table

El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc.
(650) 924-2960
DCID6509653692

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm

Serving the South Bay and East Bay

Ken Slosarik, Owner
25
25
EPA Lead-Safe Certified
711537
Liability Insurance, Workers' Compensation
Better Business Bureau, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)
1977
Interior & Exterior Painting, Cosmetic Dry Rot Repair, Stucco Patching, Epoxy Floor Coating, Drywall Repair, Deck Staining
Benjamin Moore, Dunn-Edwards, Kelly-Moore, Rust-Oleum, Sherwin-Williams
350
Commercial, Residential
6-Year Unlimited Warranty on Every Project

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Survey Responses For

El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc.

El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc.: Average 8.6 out of 10 based on 100 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
Al C. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're very good painters. They're very clean, and I didn't have any issues with them."

"El Gato was excellent. They were here on time, they gave me good suggestions, and they were very nice. They were also thorough and helpful."

Al S. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're very thorough, and they go over the work with you to make sure that you're satisfied."

"I like that they did a thorough job, and they cleaned up everything. We were very happy with them, and we would recommend them without hesitation."

Alice L. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They do a good job."

"I like the quality of the job overall. It was well done. They were thorough, and they cleaned up nicely. I've been very pleased with them."

Andrea N. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They have a good price and do high quality work."

"They were fast coming out to paint and getting the job done."

Angie B. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I've recommended them to many people already. I have had so many compliments about how nice my house looks. I am very happy with how thorough they were with the preparation to paint, the actual paint job they did, and their expertise in anything that has to do with painting."

"They were very professional. It wasn't just a one man show. They had good teamwork, they were hardworking, and they had the best price compared to other companies I previously contacted."

Anne W. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would highly recommend them because they're so good. They show up on time, they clean up after themselves, and they're very efficient."

"They cleaned up after themselves and didn't ruin any of my plants outside."

Annette C. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"We've been using them for many, many years, and we've been satisfied with their service."

"I like that they show up when they're supposed to."

Betsy D. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were fast, on time, and they did a good job. We've been very happy with their service."

"We were happy with the quality of the paint job, and they were fast."

Betty D. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They do a good job."

"I liked the people who they sent to do the work."

Calvin W. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I was impressed with how competent they were. They were diligent in making sure the job was completed to my satisfaction, and I really appreciated the fact that they did a walk-through to make sure everything was thorough and acceptable. They had no problem with keeping me informed, up to date, and happy. The workers were very excellent, and the overall service was great."

"I thought the price was reasonable, and it was great that I could actually afford it. They made me feel like I was the boss, and I like feeling like the boss. They stand behind their work 100%. My porch had to be rebuilt, and they found someone on their crew who knew exactly how to do that. They're pretty good in crown moldings too. I was overall very impressed with all of the services they offer. They are known as just being painters, but they do a lot more stuff."

Cathlene D. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were very accommodating, and they did everything that we asked them to do."

"I liked that they were always on time or early, and they did everything that we asked them to do."

Craig S. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Their professionalism as far as doing what they said they'd do, and they cleaned up afterwards."

"The owner, Ken, is very personable and very knowledgeable about his business. "

Curtis S. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're very good and very prompt."

"I like that they're very clean and very thorough."

Dave L. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Use them."

"I guess the quality of the work"

Dennis Y. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are very reliable and responsive."

"They are hardworking, efficient, and they do a very thorough job."

Donald P. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would say we're satisfied with the work they did."

"They were timely, professional, and easy to work with."

Fred J. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They try hard to make their customer happy, and they really work with you."

"They stand behind their work, and they certainly try their hardest."

Jaqueline M. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They didn't laugh at me when I wanted to painted my house purple. Mike, their estimator who came out, was very sensitive to my needs. "

"They were clean, quick, and the price seemed right. "

Jennifer F. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're very responsible, on time, and they do what they promise."

"They do quality work."

Jerry M. Verified El Gato Painting & Restoration, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I have confidence in their work."

"They're professional, and they do high quality work."