I hired Stephen Kardum Painting in July 2011 to paint the exterior of my home in Glen Ellen. Steve came out and helped me decide on paint colors based on my ideas of what I wanted, and assured me that he and his team would do a thorough and attentive job on my 1960’s house. I couldn’t speak more highly of the work done and the completed project. His team started work when they said they would and were on site every weekday until the job was done, letting me know as they worked where they were at,  happily answering any questions I had. The house was in dire need of a paint job, so it required a lot of prep work and special attention, which did not sway the workers, who seemed to genuinely enjoy the work. Steve dropped in regularly to check in with me and his team to make sure things were on schedule, which I really appreciated. He also recommended a skilled contractor to replace three windows and a failing section of the roof, and I was very happy with this work as well. I will highly recommend Stephen Kardum Painting to anyone I know who needs their house painted with care and expertise. – Cathy Fisher

As a Journeyman carpenter in Sonoma for over 30 years, I see many job sites and various levels of skills. Working with Steve Kardum is always a pleasure because he is an excellent painter who appreciates and takes personal pride in a job well done. His workmanship will last long after that of a low bidder. – Mike Halkovich


Steve Kardum is a lot more than a painter. He will personally manage all aspects of a very important phase of your project. His level of quality is higher than most will require. His crew of long-time associates, some family members, are polite, trustworthy and respectful of their surroundings. They leave the job site cleaner than they find it. I have been a satisfied client numerous times for over 10 years – Eugene Daly


My husband and I first met Steve Kardum in 1997 when he painted both the exterior and interior of our home in Sonoma.  Steve was incredibly helpful with the entire process, from the selection of colors to the type of materials used.  His entire crew was very professional and respectful.  Every evening all painting materials and tools were cleaned up and placed out of the household traffic area so that normal activities were not affected.

Since that initial meeting in 1997 we have purchased two more homes in Sonoma.  Each of these homes required painting.  Steve was once again an incredible help with his fine eye for color and his insistence on the perfect job.  We have recommended him to all of our friends and will continue to do so.  – Sheri Starr