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Pacific Coast Painting and Waterproofing Co., Inc.
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(650) 355-7780, (650) 270-6260 (cell)
1745 Adrian Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010
State Contractors License #434682, EPA Lead license #20001
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Areas Served: Contra Costa incl. San Ramon CA, Danville CA, Concord CA, Walnut Creek CA, Lafayette ...
Services: painting contractors & house painters, residential painters, commercial painters, ...
Key Brands: Benjamin Moore Paints, Dunn Edwards (Dunn-Edwards Paints), Fuller O'Brien Paints, ...

Pacific Coast Painting and Waterproofing Co., Inc. Customer Reviews

"Dave and his crew worked on a larger sized set of apartment buildings that where over three stories high and did a fantastic job. The tenants commented that all the workers were professional. The quality of their work was excellent and I plan on using them again. I recommend them."

—John D

"They do excellent work. They clearly schedule dates and times and thoroughly explain what is needed. On site, all surrounding property is carefully protected. Their painting is beautiful and accurate. The owner is honest with fair pricing. Everything is cleaned up before they leave. Oh, and the owner is the only contractor who ever called the next day to ask if everything was done to satisfaction."



"They did a wonderful job of bringing our vintage house back to livability and comfort. They were very professional and considering the amout of work they needed to do and  the time involved made what was a potential nightmare project into a great experience! We have had other little minor issues since then, that all homeowners experience from time to time and he has been very available when needed. We are so happy to have finally found him after 18 years in our house and numerous house issues finally resolved!"


"Dependable, honest, straightforward, excellent work, and everything else good that you can think of. I've had family members hire a painter and they didn't do enough prep work and paint started chipping off within a few years. Dave is someone you can trust."


"Pacific Coast Painting and Decorating did the complete exterior and interior work in my house. They were efficient, extremely neat, attentive to detail, and did things above and beyond my expectations. I chose this company, not only because their bid was fair and competitive, but because I had a sense that it was honest and well run, and my intuition proved to be correct. The team that worked on my house was a pleasure to have around-competent and considerate. Highest recommendation, and I will hire them again in the future."

—Judy T.,  Pacifica

"I am pleased with the painting and water proofing that was done on my house. I remember Pacific Coast to be very concientious about the preparation before painting. I was not disappointed! I appreciate the attention to detail. Your crew was very careful to manage the mess and disruption that can happen with painting. The fresh coat of paint really looks great.


Please do not hesitate to add me to your list of references. Sincere Thanks!"

—Ellie Valdes Dwyer


"I had Pacific Coast Painting & Waterproofing paint my house recently.  They did a great job and they went beyond the call of duty.  They made sure that all surface preparation has been completed to the finest detail before painting; replaced two broken window glass panes and agreed to come back and finish the walkway for me after my roofer is done.  The price for the work was competitive and the workers were very accommodating.  Dave Shapiro (the owner) worked with my wife to install two shutters on a window overlooking Denslowe Drive and added a dome over the top of the window to tie it all together.  Dave is an artisan and he knows how to get things done." 

 —Kevin K., San Francisco CA

"I am very satisfied with the work. They gave us a very competitive bid with the other companies who we asked for an estimate. Dave is a perfectionist, and improved things in this almost 50 year old house that no previous painter ever did. His crew was efficient, neat, prompt, very nice guys and a pleasure to have around. They were willing to do some extra things above and beyond the usual expectations of a painting crew.

The difference between them and any number of painters is their friendly, positive attitude, excellent workmanship, and attention to detail. Dave kept in touch by e-mail if there were any questions or changes. They cleaned up every day, and there are no spills anywhere. They even washed the windows before they left. I highly recommend them and would hire them again."

—Judith T., Pacific CA

"We had a very large difficult 3 story interior-exterior Painting project that involved exterior water leaks, with interior and exterior mold and restoration problems.  Dave with his crews handled everything from finding and stopping all the leaks, removing the old interior lath & plaster walls, installing new insulation, gypsum board, tape & texture and a sound proofing system. Dave's network of subcontractors who worked on the soundproof system was also excellent.  

This was a major ordeal that also involved removing all the crown molding, baseboards, trim & window frames and re-installing everything. They also removed and rebuilt our floor to ceiling book shelves. They upgraded all our electrical outlets and included new cover plates. It all came out perfect! 

The house was spotless and very clean when they left. These guys were neat, clean, polite, on time and very professional. They were a pleasure to have in our home during this project. We highly recommend them!

—Itzhak & Beverly Shniper, San Francisco CA

"Thank you Dave! All of my neighbors are loving the colors and progress. You are all great. I appreciate the extra fix ups and attention."

—Cindy M., Pacifica CA


"Dave, you are the BEST without a doubt. The house looks great. We thank you and your hard working crew for the great improvement that you guys made in our lives."

—Itzhak S.

"I am the VP of Building Maintenance for a small condo association in San Francisco. Our lightwell was leaking badly. I spoke to eight contractors over the phone and had an initial meeting with five of them. Each had a different take on the situation with a range of prices and the time it would take. 

I had a second meeting with Dave Shapiro, the owner of Pacific Coast Painting and was very impressed. Dave showed me what had to be done and sadly, showed me the substandard repairs that we had paid for over the years. which he brought up to standard. Dave doesn't just do estimates and leave the work to his men. He works with his men to assure everything is done correctly . He doesn't skimp on time or details. He checks everything out and has a personal ethic that I have not seen in years. He feels a responsibility as a craftsman and is honest to the bone.  He worked non-stop for one full week and was very detailed. Surprisingly, his cost was less than the "I'll be through in three days " kind of estimate, wrought with shortcuts.

Two days after he finished the rains began with a vengeance but we were bone dry for the rainy season. This was the best experience that I have had with any contractor 

Dave Shapiro, owner of Pacific Coast Painting, is dependable, reliable, affordable, does high caliber work, and once he finishes, you can be sure you will be more than satisfied."

—Lois K., San Francisco



"You guys have done a fantastic job and thrown in a lot of value on out the gutter and placing screening in them."

—Tom C., Growing Health Churches

"This project was an exceptional experience from the beginning. Dave was in touch immediately, and the level of communication throughout was fantastic. He had suggestions for color, and gave me samples for approval. His team was professional, respectful, and very neat. When they left for the day you couldn't tell there was anything going on, they cleaned up and left the property spotless. There was no goofing off, and the job was finished earlier than estimated. I would definitely hire Dave and his team again, and would happily recommend his services to others."

—Theresa G.


"Dave and his group always arrived on time worked all day and cleaned everything up each night. The windows were all protected during the painting and all windows were cleaned at completion of the job. The estimate was both fair and accurate. Dave and his crew were great and would definitely have him do my house painting and dry rot repair again. I definitely feel he is an A in all categories. Thanks again for the great job!"

—Carol V.

"I'm sooooo happy with how it turned out!!! Dave Shapiro and his crew did a wonderful job!

—Angela M.


"Dave Shapiro and his Pacific Coast Painting crew performed outstanding work on an exterior restoration and painting project of our two story home in Pacifica. The house had not weathered the seaside climate very well and was in desparate need of a major facelift. The crew took the time to sand and seal every nail, replace and or repair wood siding defects, replace soffit vents, custom order and replace our fireplace chimney cap, install a missing window frame, restore our redwood deck and fence, and many, many other details too numerous to mention. They did such a great job that we hired them to do some interior work as well. We really appreciate the professionalism and quality of Dave and team. Absolutely the best you can find.

Thanks again Dave for all the great work you've done for us. We'll be calling you again soon as we continue to make improvements to our home."

—Beth and Bil Kellermann, Pacifica CA

"WOW, They are the BEST!!! Dave Shapiro the owner is as honest as they get. You won't find a better painting company, on time, great price, over delivered on the quality workmanship, people on site and everything they did to make my house on Potrero Hill beautiful.

I highly recommend Pacific Coast Painting in everyway with small or big jobs, interior or exterior as you won't find a better painting company that will work with you on colors, styling and budget. I am happy to be their customer and write this review."

—John Diaz, San Francisco CA

"Dave and his crew painted the exterior of our home 3 years ago...recently needed some touch-up. Like before, the work was excellent, the crew always careful and responsive. Highly recommended especially for homes around the coast...he knows how to protect them from the tough weather!"

—The Design Shop Build Support Team

"My house hasn't looked this good in thirty years. Also the incredible little touches such as replacing and painting the air vent covers, tearing out the vegetation growing actually on the outside walls, made a huge difference. The price was right and the work was clean, timely, and thorough.

Dave was the only painter of four I called who gave me a written estimate and contract. That goes a long way and the professional attitude shown at the beginning was followed through to the finish. Every detail of work was spelled out exactly, and completed."

—Sarah G., Pacific CA

"Dave and his team did an awesome job on our Victorian building in San Francisco. He was really easy to work with and was very responsive to email and phone calls. His right-hand man was always around and able to answer questions too. The work they did was great. Our place was in bad shape from years of neglect and they sanded it well and did lots of prep work. They also spent a lot of time with detail work on the front and it looks fantastic!! The price was really reasonable considering all the work that needed to be done. I would recommend this company to anyone!!"

—Megan G.




The following are verbatim comments given during research phone calls to randomly selected customers:

"I've worked with Dave Shapiro for the past twenty years and he's great to deal with, friendly, easy to understand and does a great job."-Sonia S

"Everything was clean. It was done quickly." -Arnold M.

"They were very nice people and they had very good workers. They were perfectionists. They left my house looking gorgeous after a flood. They were wonderful. I would recommend them to everyone. My house was flooded and my ceilings were coming down. They did a beautiful job." -Bertha H.

"They were very thorough and detail oriented. They were fast. Dave was very pleasant and diligent. He explained things to me and he explained any problems that they found. He helped pick out the colors. I have recommended them to people." -Dan M.

"Dave was really helpful. He helped us pick out the colors and he was easy to work with. The crews were quick, clean, and easy to work with. They were able to work around the weather." -Dave R.

"They were on time, the quality was good, and they cleaned up well. I thought their prices were fair. They did a very good job. I was able to choose my own colors and I had a variety of choices. I thought they did quite well." -Frankie M.

"He was thorough." -Gloria R.

"They know what they are doing. They are professionals." -Lynn M.

"They were willing to work with our very large and tricky house. Everyone was very professional. They did a very good job with it." -Marsha M.

"They are very professional and they do a very clean job." -Shelly B.

"They were willing to go with what I wanted. They took our design and helped me define what it was that I needed. He came over a couple of times and helped me come up with a plan. He kept my ideas in mind while including his thoughts. I got what I wanted. It was really nice. I was just looking up their phone number this morning to call them back out for my next project." -Theresa M.

"They followed through in a timely manner." -Bess D.

"They just do a good job. I am very happy with them." -Betty S.

"They did a very nice and thorough job." -Elanor R.

"They did an excellent job. They were here before I left for work and they left before I got back. They were quick and the quality was very good." -Millie B.

"They were very cooperative. They went and looked at it. They worked with the tenant, which was the US Post Office. My tenant and I were satisfied." -Allan A.

"I was impressed with the quality of their painting." -Cathy S.

"They do an excellent job. Their work is excellent." -Eleanor F.

"They were very thorough and very good. They followed through very well." -Joan H.

"They were on time and they left the job clean. I got three bids and it was in the middle cost wise." -Nancy T.

"They are very responsive over the phone. When I call, they call me back." -Tim P.

"Quality" -Brad P.

"They took their time to do it right."
-Jack R.

"Dave has always done a thorough job, and I can trust him. I like his integrity." -Mary S.

"The owner is very friendly, and their work is excellent." -Clyde R.

"Their service, quality, and craftsmanship were all great." -Bob A.

"He was always prompt, and he did what he had been contracted to do. The whole staff was terrific. I can't say enough good things about him." -Dorine A.

"Their customer service was great, they were on time, the clean up was spotless, and the job turned out great. We were completely satisfied." -Dennis M.

"They were very efficient, and they did a nice job for us." -Tom H.

"I liked their preparation." -S. C. C.

"The quality of the work is excellent."
-Lynn G.

"They were responsive, and everything went well." -Luanne T.

"They went beyond the call of duty to get the work done. They were very neat, clean, and they did a beautiful professional job." -Mary K.

"They were very thorough." -Lisa T.

"They are professional, and they listen to the customer." -Tina

"I liked their responsiveness and their willingness to work with the scope of the project." -Chet J.

"They were on time, and they cleaned up after themselves. They painted the outside of my house about two years ago, and it still looks very nice." -Teri M.

"They were prompt and professional. They did a real good job." -Steven J.

"They fixed a leak that I couldn't get fixed for nine years." -Laura O.

"I have worked with Dave Shapiro for the past twenty years. He is great to work with, and he is easy to understand." -Sonia S.

"They are very fast." -Dorothy J.

"They are efficient, and they have good ideas" -Fred S.

"They did a good job for me." -Mrs. P.

"They were easy to work with, and they did the job in a timely fashion." -Rose L.

"I like the fact that they are a customer friendly company, and I am very satisfied with the work that was performed in my home."
-Doug S.

"They did a great job for us." -Jeff W.

"They were very neat, and they did a very nice job." -Marge L.

"I liked the overall quality of the work."
-Monica P.

Updated January 16, 2018