Randy Peterson and Peterson Precision Painting have been on the Northwest Florida scene for over 32 years, providing a full range of residential and commercial services, including indoor and outdoor painting, staining, caulking, drywall repair, and restoration work. Peterson meets with every client personally, and the clients benefit from his years of experience, his attention to detail, and his hands-on approach to the project from start to finish. “We are happy to look at any painting needs a client may have, from a single room to a multimillion project,” says Peterson. “No job is too small or too big for our professional team of experienced and dedicated painting specialists.”
Peterson grew up in Oklahoma and first moved to the panhandle when his father was in flight training. He fell in love with Florida, and as a young adult made his way back to find a job and seek his fortune. Peterson found a job as a painter, making $4.00 an hour, and things progressed from there. Through the years, he was able to build Peterson Precision Painting into what it is today – a multimillion-dollar company with roughly sixty employees, on the payroll, including his son and his daughter. His shop includes an industrial storage area dubbed “the hangar,” where equipment is stored and specialty painting jobs are completed. “We’re definitely invested in the company, and in the Pensacola market, although we have done jobs from the Alabama coast as far east as Gainesville,” he says.
Peterson’s workload is split evenly between luxury residential and large and small commercial projects. “We have built relationships with developers and builders,” he says. “We have a lot of repeat clients.” The company does exterior and interior painting of the highest quality, on new and existing homes, and even paints metal roofs. They can remove cabinets and take them offsite to the hangar, which has a spray booth, paint them, and reinstall them. They can paint concrete floors, fences, just about anything that needs painting. Their operation in the office and in the field runs smoothly, thanks to Peterson’s daughter Chelsey Peterson Fowler and her colleague Jordan Brown.
When asked about advice to the homeowner contemplating painting, Peterson immediately says that the client should above all be sure that the painting company is insured. The employees should be easily identifiable – with name tags, company shirts, uniforms, and the like – and they should drive a truck with the company name, logo, or phone number clearly displayed. These things demonstrate professionalism and convey a sense of pride, image, and work ethic. “These things help to create a brand, and show that the employees are qualified and trained,” says Peterson. Peterson’s professional team has been working together for over twenty years, making them stand out among all the rest in North Florida.
The critical decision at the outset of any painting project, particularly on the residential level, is selecting not only the painter but also the paint that is appropriate for the job at hand. Randy Peterson and his team are in a position to guide the client through the selection process. As a full service painting contractor, Peterson works with homeowners or interior designers to choose not only the right colors, but the right paint finish – flat, satin, eggshell, semigloss, or gloss. “We will paint swatches so the client can see the paint in all kinds of light, and we will talk about the wear and tear a room might get from kids, pets, heavy traffic, or even sunlight,” he says. “We intend to make the client completely happy with the paint and with us.”
PETERSON PRECISION PAINTING
4310 North Palafox St
Pensacola, FL 32505