San Antonio - Honolulu - Angel Fire - Seattle
Diggs Painting has been in business for 45 years and is not your typical house painting company. Think old world craftsmen, like what your grandfather would expect and you will understand the quality Diggs delivers each and every day.
Diggs Quality Painting was founded in Alamo Heights by John Diggs in the 1970’s. John hales from a long line of painters going back to the early 1900’s. His father was an Air Force colonel who was a logistics and transportation coordinator. He provided fleet management and made sure his group was at its readiness for any contingency. After retirement, he was a manager for the city of Seattle. There he managed the departments of transportation, lighting, and buildings. Through his diverse work, he instilled in John a disciplined work ethic and the importance of reputation and integrity. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, David, and several uncles he founded a house painting business rooted in quality, not quantity.
John began his path by working with his brother in Hawaii for 5 years trying to determine his life’s work. John’s brother David was a true Renaissance man. He was an artist and painter, but not the usual painter. David would paint large murals and Frescos for client’s homes and estates. He particularly liked to embellish the ornamental gates to estates all over Oahu. David and John formed a bond which took David to San Antonio to work with John on projects and John to Hawaii to help David with his commissions.
Leaving Hawaii and opening his own painting business, John has operated from the same location for 45 years. Through the years, John has built up quite the clientele, with many relationships lasting for decades. John primarily works in Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Olmos Park. These tiny municipalities are known for their mix of grand estates, historical buildings, and smaller family homes, many built in the 1930's. John stays close to his home base of clients, but he has been known to travel outside San Antonio to renew a family river or lake house retreat. He has even refreshed some large ranch houses when his schedule has allowed. John is a master house painter known for his ability to match paint and re-create faux finishes to perfection. Carrying his basket of tints and “secret concoctions” to mix and blend paint for his next maneuver has become John’s trade mark. John stays close to his home base of clients, but he has been known to travel outside San Antonio to renew a family river or lake house retreat. He has even refreshed some large ranch houses when his schedule has allowed. John is a master house painter known for his ability to match paint and re-create faux finishes to perfection. Carrying his basket of tints and “secret concoctions” to mix and blend paint for his next maneuver has become John’s trade mark. Justin Diggs, partnering with his father, has been painting for over 20 years, and has already become a master painter in his own right. Justin started out as a young teenager working for his father, learning the family business. Justin spent so much time with his father in his early years painting, that he became indispensable and spent as much time as he could assisting his father. In his early 20's, he moved to Honolulu Hawaii and started a painting company of his own, Diggs Painting '09.
Diggs Painting is a small painting company born in the heart of Texas 45 years ago, passed from father to son with connections to Hawaii, New Mexico, and
the Great Northwest. Diggs’ group of specialty painters will travel to where the adventure calls them. They are coating specialists trained with an eye for quality and craftsmanship.
Justin expanded on traditional craftsman painting and began doing small, boutique commercial jobs in and around Waikiki. His reputation led to larger, commercial warehouse and industrial jobs, including, even an airplane hangar. He coated the hangar roof, and completely painted the interior lounge, offices, maintenance shop and the hanger itself. Always relying on his extensive painting background, Justin completed the job on time and budget with the client very pleased with the results. Talk about nerve racking, try painting around a $10 million dollar jet aircraft. In addition, Justin has painted all the retail shops for the Honolulu Cookie Company. With over 10 locations on Oahu alone, Justin has had to be careful not to eat too many of their pineapple shaped cookies—they are addicting. Justin eventually moved back to San Antonio and formed a partnership with his father catering to new clients through internet marketing while maintaining John’s extensive client base. Many times they find themselves completing a project in far-off places.
Unfortunately, John’s brother David and his father passed away. It was a bit of a shock to the family when his older brother died a few years ago from cancer in his favorite place: Hawaii. John spent time away from San Antonio to visit David and eventually became responsible for maintaining his brother’s family estate. It is a beautiful hill top location, overlooking Diamond Head. Over time, John and his wife Elizabeth, and Justin began travelling to Hawaii where they would work on David’s home and renew homes and estates for discerning clients. Justin has his own home in Hawaii and tries to spend several months a year there enjoying the weather and paradise. In the morning, if you look out in the surf, you will see Justin trying to get a few waves in before starting the day’s work. Ever expanding their reach, Justin and his father accomplish projects in Hawaii when the “right” work comes along. John’s San Antonio client base keeps him very busy, but the two manage to keep a tight schedule working between the two places.
Please contact us if you would like a quote on a project. We would love to visit with you and understand your needs so we can formulate a plan and schedule which meets your expectations. We understand complicated schedules and the need to be discrete while completing the work in a timely manner, to your satisfaction. We promise to do quality work, maintain cleanliness at every level, and leave without you knowing we were here. Quality work takes time, but with our vast experience, we have become very efficient. Our goal is to provide exceptional, professional results for a discerning client.
355 Albany St, San Antonio, TX 78209