Independently Rated Highest in Quality
F i f t e e n t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
December 2002
We declare that RFJ Meiswinkel Company HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #198
(415) 347-5973

RFJ Meiswinkel Company recently completed work on this residential property.

RFJ Meiswinkel Company provides a wide range of plaster and drywall services for residential and commercial clients throughout the Bay Area. One of the company’s main focuses is restoring and recreating fine interior and exterior finishes from low-sheen plaster to more pronounced variations of color. Additionally, its commercial capabilities include light gauge metal framing, lathing, installing gypsum wallboard systems, spray fireproofing and more.

Vice President Kristen Meiswinkel says she and her dedicated craftsmen have perfected their techniques to meet their clients’ most demanding specifications. “We combine old-world methods with state-of-the-art technology and materials to provide restoration finishing work for all types of buildings and properties.”

RFJ Meiswinkel Company has been commissioned to restore many buildings and homes that are listed in the National Trust for Historic Preservation, including the esteemed Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. To see photos of the company’s past projects, Ms. Meiswinkel invites potential clients to visit www.rfjmeiswinkel.com.

Company Philosophy

“Our top priority has always been client satisfaction. From the planning stages to the punch list, we work hard to ensure our projects are completed with the highest quality of service and craftsmanship. We strive to achieve perfection on each successive job.” 

Serving the Bay Area

Exterior
Finishing
Gypsum
Veneer
Wallboard Systems
Lathing
Spray Fireproofing
Interior & Exterior Plaster
Light Gauge Metal Framing
 

Comparative Summary

Few plaster and drywall contractors earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award, which means they’ve been independently rated Highest in Quality. Even fewer can also claim more than 60 years of industry experience, but that’s exactly the case for RFJ Meiswinkel. “Our name has been renowned throughout Northern California for a long time, and we maintain our reputation by...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you take on small jobs or do you only work on large projects?
A: "We accept work based on the type of job, not the size. For example, if you just want us to sheetrock a bathroom or closet, we’ll probably pass, but if you want us to refurbish the plaster in your kitchen, we’ll be glad to take ca...
Q: How quickly can you complete my project?
A: "It depends on the type of work, but we’ll give you a realistic timeframe before the project begins and try to beat it if possible. "
Q: Do you work with sheetrock?
A: "Yes, but there’s a lot of competition in the sheetrock industry, so we’re often outbid on pure sheetrock jobs. We prefer jobs that require a special ability, like restoring the Venetian plaster in the bathroom of a historic home....

Industry Info

The benefits of using plaster instead of drywall.
Modern building designs tend to focus on cost-effectiveness more than aesthetic beauty, which is why interior wall moldings are typically done with drywall (sheetrock)—unlike traditional plaster molding, which can take up to a week to fully...
Findings based on statistically reliable research from 97 surveys

Customer Satisfaction

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

Company Credentials

Workers Compensation
Liability Insurance
License Verification
Business Practices
Current Complaint File

Customer Loyalty

Survey Question: If you needed this product or service in the future, would you use this company again?
Chart.
99%
n = 97

Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 97 customer surveys, we declare
RFJ Meiswinkel Company
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 198
Continuously qualified since December 2002.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

D.C.C. Verified Customer Name
"They were good while onsite and cleaned up after themselves. "
Research conducted by American Ratings Corporation. Ratings Methodology

Diamond Certified® Video Profile

Company Capabilities Table

RFJ Meiswinkel Company
(415) 347-5973
(415) 282-7868 fax
DCID4158246890

Mon – Fri: 6am – 6pm

Serving the Bay Area

Kristen Meiswinkel, Vice President
57
100
468556
Liability Insurance, Workers' Compensation
American Subcontractors Association of California (ASAC), Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI), San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Wall and Ceiling Alliance (WACA)
Best Drywall Design Award for the San Mateo Library (2006), Building of America Decade Plaque of Honor (2000-2009)
1947
Exterior, Finishing, Gypsum, Veneer, Wallboard Systems, Lathing, Spray Fireproofing, Interior & Exterior Plaster, Light Gauge Metal Framing
Commercial, Residential
1-Year Written Guarantee

Photo & Video Gallery

Survey Responses For

RFJ Meiswinkel Company

RFJ Meiswinkel Company: Average 8.8 out of 10 based on 97 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
D.C.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're on time, they take care of business, and they're proficient in their work. "

"They were good while onsite and cleaned up after themselves. "

R.B. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're an excellent sheetrock company. "

"I liked dealing with Robert. He was great. They provided an excellent service. "

O.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"That you're in good hands"

"I guess that the work is, you know, flawless. In other words, the client and the owner had no objections to their craftsmanship, and that's very important, because all eyes are different. The client was very satisfied. They're not the cheapest, but you get quality results."

R.P. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're terrific."

"I use them for taping all of the time since I'm a painter."

F.G. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"You get what you pay for, and they offer quality work. "

"I had an issue, and he got his guys out there right away, even though it wasn't officially his problem. "

M.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They meet deadlines and have competitive prices."

"The line of communication was the best thing. "

B.B.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They have been in business for a long time for a reason."

"I have good working relationship with the estimator."

F.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They actually went out of their way to make the job come together, which is why they got the job."

"Their management has been equal with their execution. They are good all the way across the board."

G.E. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are a good, reliable company."

"I like the finished product."

M.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Top-notch"

"They did what they promised, and they do quality work."

M.C.I. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are very dependable, and they have always given me good, competitive pricing. They "man" their projects properly."

"They get the job done."

S.D. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I just tell them to use them, because they are the best."

"The quality"

V.A.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They do great work."

"Their competitive pricing, and they do great work."

C. C. I. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They do everything fine."

"We use him all the time, and the quality is good. "

G.S. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Responsive, honest, and easy to work with"

"I liked their field people and their project managers. They were straightforward, and there wasn't any funny business."

H.D. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are excellent to work with, and they are customer service oriented. They do everything on schedule."

"I would give them a "12". As soon as you call them, they run and help you out with anything. They give you great customer service."

P.C.I Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Good company, quality work, and they are easy to get hold of."

"Timely responses"

C.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"We were happy with the work they performed. We have used them for several projects."

C.P.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They got in and did the job. They also kept to their schedule and cleaned up afterwards. It looks great."

C.C. Verified RFJ Meiswinkel Company Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They showed up and did the job."