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Feedback & Reviews

"I want to thank you again for the wonderful job you did in our living room. The colours are perfect and your work is impeccable!

We would love to work together again!"

- Irina G, Sydney NS


"Thank You again, for all your hard work on our behalf. Mine and Mom's.  It's a pleasure having you here to work, you feel like part of the family :)"

- Val Irwin, Realtor, Ladysmith

"Thank you to you and Cooper for making  my new home beautiful! I just LOVE my doors. The whole house simply feels better and looks fantastic! Thank you again!"

- Sarah Berges, Ladysmith

"Place looks great. You and Cooper did a great job of painting and cleaning up."

- Karen Brown, Ladysmith

"Simon, Thank you for an excellent painting job at our home. Martin & I are starting to enjoy the interior of the house which really felt impossible a few months ago. The house looks brighter and cleaner and more like a Skandi/Nordi minimalist house. I am happy to write a reference for you that you can keep for your files. Thank you for all your work in our home as your painting work has made such a difference. Martin and I really appreciated your thoughtfulness and quietness around our home. No blaring music, no swearing and no 4 hour lunches with unnecessary delays. I also have to say that having you as our house painter has really been a pleasure. I think you take not only a professional approach to your work but you are also very respectful and kind.
A communicative, reliable, responsible, trustworthy, thoughtful style seems to be a dying art in today’s world. If “guilds” from the past were still a thing here, you definitely would be a leader as you are someone who truly understands his “craft” and takes pride in his work. A 2 year guarantee is unheard of when it comes to painting and it is wonderful that you stand behind your workmanship. Martin and I have been very pleased with your work and standards. It has been a real pleasure to get to know you."

- Dianne McNair, Qualicum Beach

"Thanks again, you guys did an excellent job, I'm extremely pleased with the work you did."

- Kelly Newsholme, Nanaimo

"Thank you, Simon! We are totally loving the colour and new look to our home! : )"

- Carly Shindel, Nanaimo

"Hey Simon...The place looks really good, much more modern looking. You guys did a great job. Thanks for everything!"

- Terry Tuk, Ladysmith

"Wow...thank you so much I really appreciate all of your hard work."

- Shannon Gorgichuk, D.A.M. Good Drywall, Nanaimo

"Wow thank you so much. We are very happy with the job you have done and your professionalism.

We would totally recommend you." 

- Laura Giles, Ladysmith

"I would just like to thank you again for making our making our home look so good, we appreciate it very much."

- Alan Gebert, Lake Cowichan

"Simon, we are so pleased with the work you have done! It is beautiful! It was a pleasure having you work in our home. We would be very happy to supply a reference or client comment for you. You are a true professional and the craftsmanship of your work truly enhances the home. Happy Thanksgiving and all the best!"

- Kristen Lundgren, Duncan 

"Thank You Simon! I have appreciated your professionalism and the regular updates you have provided. You went a step above."

- Erika English, Bayview Strata Services, Parksville

"! You went above and beyond!
Looks fantastic. Absolutely love the "painted cube" kitchen. It is just so much cleaner looking with all the trim, doors and closests painted. A very special thank you for the extras you did along the way, (even watering Morgan's plants!) especially "behind the appliances" cleaning...we could not be happier with the job."
- Tannis Teskey, Victoria

​"We love having Simon look after both our residential as well as commercial properties. Sombrio exceeds our expectations!!"
- Justa Kendall, Urbana Kitchens, Victoria

"Thank you Simon for your exceptional workmanship and attention to detail...We will be calling for future projects at the centre, will be referring friends, family and neighbours too! Ten out of ten."
- Jackie, Saltair Community Society

"We have enjoyed working with Simon. Excellent work! I would not hesitate to recommend Sombrio Painting to anyone!"
- Tim, Saltair Community Centre

"Simon, we love our refreshed home! Thank you for your exceptional workmanship and advice and, above all, your honesty, kindness and great conversations. All the best,"
- Lynn & Greg, Mill Bay

"Thanks for your hard work! We love how fresh our house is looking. We want to thank you for doing a geat job in our home. You have great attention to detail. Will definitely be calling you for future projects." 
​- Cynthia Marceniuk, Ladysmith

​"We just came back from Parksville and we are so very pleased with the work you, Ed and Tristan did for us. Your crew was efficient, skilled and personable. We are grateful to Rick for referring you to us and we, in turn have referred your company, with pleasure, to others. Again...many thanks. We love our newly painted home" 

- Harold & Maggie Perepalkin, Metchosin

"Simon just left and he did a wonderful job of the trim around the towel cabinet. It looks amazing, so much better than before. So thank you for arranging to have him come out, I'm really impressed - I can't believe what a difference it made!"  
​- Marjory Neal, Saanich

"Thank you so much, the painting looks wonderful! I appreciate the speed of job finished from the time of estimate. I will be sure to pass your name along to friends...what a great experience."
- Lori Murray

"It was good to work with you and your team as well - I always knew you’d come through on time and suspected that you would do an excellent job. ​Looks like I was correct on both counts so thank you very much!  See you next time"
- Patrick Edwards, Apollo Projects - Poplar Grove Winery, Penticton

"Thanks Simon & Team for such a great job! Your professionalism is truly appreciated."

- Simon & Justa, Victoria

"As a product provider for Simon, we've had the opportunity to work with him not only on a personal level, but a business level as well. Simon and his crew are a very customer focused, attention to detail oriented , professional company. Sombrio painting is always a pleasure to deal with and you can see why in the way that Simon listens and communicates. We stand behind Sombrio painting with confidence that every project will be a huge success."

- Jacey Moore, Sherwin-Williams, Victoria

"Just keep doing what you are doing. Great job. I like the way you talk directly to me, the builder...
Your attention to detail is very much appreciated. The pleasant demeanour of yourself + staff is always a pleasure to have onsite. All the best."

- Jim Ruhland, Ruhland Construction, Oliver

"Thanks again for the wonderful painting job you did for us, it looks so nice and clean, light and bright down there now! Just thought that we'd let you know that we recommended you to..."
- Brian & Marjory Neal
"Just keep on doing what you do now. We are very pleased how clean the job site was kept at all times, as well as the workmanship and quality. Our living room looks like it never looked before - simply beautiful. Thank you so much again."

- Jack Swoboda, Penticton

"Excellent job done, we are very happy with the service. Thanks Simon."

- Don Kato, Naramata

"Thanks for everything!! - paint recommendation, availability, respect for health challenges & sensitivities." 
- Gayle Walford, Penticton

"Nothing needs to improve. We would be happy to supply a reference...very satisfied with work carried out." 
- Eric & Sheila Hill, Penticton

"All aspects of the project were handled in an orderly and timely manner.

We are extremely pleased with the overall outcome and look of the finished product."

- Adele Fortin

"Nice job - Thanks"

- Steve Hunn

"Its the best."

- Madge Flint, Penticton

"Thanks again for the work you have completed to date. We really are very pleased with the results."
- James Dickson

"Project was done in a professional and timely manner. Simon was a joy to work with - nice person & quality work too. I was so happy I asked for a stack of cards to give out."

- Bronwyn, Royal LePage Locations West, OK Falls

"Good work Simon!"

- Evelyn Campbell, Blasted Church Vineyards, OK Falls

"Great job Simon. Al and I really appreciate your efforts on this project."

- Randall Mykitiuk, OK Falls

"We were extremely pleased with the painting we had done. The work was completed efficiently with minimal disruption to our routine. The work site was kept very clean and Simon was an easy & friendly person to have in our home, which we appreciated."

- Linda & Terry Green

"Simon & Deb are a great asset to your company."

- Neil & Barb Walston

"Simon was very accommodating. Since we weren't around when he was - we say he was EXCELLENT. My hubby would come in the evening after work and was very impressed with everything. We are very happy with the work done! After having professional painters several times before - this has definitely been a bit more expensive but well worth the time and care taken to detail and cost. Would tell and refer all I talk to." 
- Tracey Brown, Penticton

"Just don't get so busy you don't have time for us! Thanks Simon & Deb - it looks great - so much better and good suggestions. 100% improvement."

- Jim & Kate Bray, Penticton

"Simon is excellent in all aspects & we would have him back when needed - a pleasure to have in our home."

- Dianne Trimble, Penticton

"Thank you Simon for helping us out so graciously when we were in a terrible bind. Once the tiles are installed we will call to arrange painting part 4 in the series."

- Mark & Twilla Welch, Penticton

"Awesome job - Thanks Simon!"

- Katie Kemp, Penticton

"Always good to work with you."

- Aaron, A.B. Painting, Victoria

"Keep up the wonderful work!!"

- Phyllis McCombe

"Great work. Thank you. For sure (would recommend)."

- Deb Omara

"Very congenial." 

- Marg Lowndes, Penticton

"You were excellent. Very nice to be around, enjoyed very much. I would recommend Simon to anyone." 
- Jean Armstrong, Penticton

"Excellent work. You were a pleasure to have in my home." 

- Diane Mortensen

"Compared with other quotes we received (this one) was by far the best value for money - we were very impressed with the quality of workmanship and outstanding service, and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this company to prospective clients."

- Bud & Polly Hindson, Naramata

"When my eyes see his work - it smiles at me."

- Frieda Hienrichs, Penticton

"Impossible to improve. Simon is the absolutely the best - a perfectionist and most professional."

- Zain Bond, Penticton

"Service is great. No need to improve. Would highly recommend this company to others...happy with job performed, service, follow-up was exceptional. Friendly service was great."

- A & E Braumberger, Penticton

"Changing from very neutral shades to 'warmer' colours proved a bit of a challenge for me, but Simon quietly and professionally 'walked' me through each change and suggested alternatives. Love the finished look." 
- Carroll Moreland, Penticton

"Not much room for improvement. Simon was outstanding! Very professional, clean, attention to detail, but most of all, great work. We love our new home! Thank you!!

- Lynn & Mike McCrady, Summerland

"No need to improve. Love yah."

- Anne Tressider, Penticton

"Simon did an outstanding job. Very nice young man. Would hire him anytime. Recommended to everyone."

- Teresa Campbell, Penticton

"Trude was so impressed by you + your work that we are enclosing a gift certificate which we hope is useful, plus you can get all the free accounting & tax advice you want.

- Schalm Family

"Simon, thank you so much for doing such an incredible job. My office looks fantastic."

- Angela Marino, Invis, Penticton

"You are good at it. Stay with it. I appreciated the advice given throughout the painting process. It saved us a few headaches."

- Zoltan & Helena Szucs, Osoyoos
"Great job Simon!"

- Patrick & Leigh Ireland, Penticton

"It was a pleasure having you in our home."

- Larry & Brenda Kenyon, Greyback Construction, Penticton

"It is hard to improve on perfect! All 48 owners liked Simon very much. He is the painter of choice for our building. We are very satisfied with his work and work ethics."

- Crystal Drossos, Abbott Place Strata, Penticton

"Pleasure having you work on our feature wall."

- Nigel & Jeanne Lamb, Penticton

"Dear Simon, with sincere gratitude and warmest thanks. Thank you for your excellent painting. Thank you for all your work. Our house looks wonderful."

- John & Melinda Powell, Penticton


- Ryan Bezemer, National Car Rental, Penticton

"Thank you so much Simon for your fast & efficient service. The ceiling looks beautiful - we couldn't be happier with it!!

- Charlene Bradburn

"Simon you were did a great job and we would definitely recommend you."
- Janet Edall

"Keep doing what you are doing. Friendly efficient service, professional thorough job at a reasonable price."

- Maurice & Cindy Davidson
"Great job - thank you." 

- Debbie Klaver, Penticton

"Keep up the great work! More work was completed than I expected but those extra touches are what made everything look great."

- Terri Blenkinsop

"We were very impressed with the quality of your work. Thank you for moving all the furniture, etc back so we were able to put our belongings back immediately after you finished. It was a big job and was managed well."

- Elizabeth & Arnold

"Cannot think of any areas for improvement - we were more than pleased. This company should be very proud! We have never been treated so well by any contractors in our home. Thank you Simon."

- Lynn & Duanne McNair

"Work & suggestions were appreciated, very pleasant & polite gentleman. Love his suggestions and would recommend him anytime. Did an excellent job - was pleasant & obliging - very careful & helpful." 
​- Arnie & Elsie Hess

"On time - on budget. Great Job."

- A. Warkentin, Warkentin Stucco, Kaleden

"Excellent, conscientious painter."

- Gary Denton, Penticton

"Great job. Thank you Simon!"

- Dawn Lennie, Legend Distilling, Naramata

​"Just keep doing what you are doing. Simon did a fantastic job; all that dealt with him in our complex thought he was very professional & courteous."

- Walter Pohl, The Chancellor Strata, Penticton

"Everything was super!!! Simon is just a great person and competent and efficient."
- Maria Harstone, OK Falls

"Simon & Stefano - Thank you for your excellent work, your professional manner and, of course, for making the house look beautiful! Sincerely, Julianne"

- Julianne Beauchamp, OK Falls


- Leigh Trussler, Kaleden

"Generally good work; took care to do the job right."

- Renee Lines

"Dear Simon, This letter is to thank you so much for the great painting job you recently completed in our home. You certainly have an advantage over your competitors by providing an extremely professional and timely service. Having experienced such a great result, certainly makes it easy for us to have confidence in referring you to others. Your friendly mannerisms and your kindness towards our many pets was also appreciated. Thank you again, and we look forward to having you work for us again." 
- Sandy & Howard Mikkelsen, Summerland

"Overall great job."

- Brian Wilman, Telus, Penticton

​"It was a pleasure having you work in my home."

- Tiago Monteiro, Penticton

"Exemplary. Very professional. Minute attention to detail. Pleasant to interact with. Kept (us) informed before & during project."

- Joyce & Dave Brown

"Minimum of fuss and mess. Work completed quickly and efficiently. Workers friendly and easy to get along with."

- Graham Collier, Penticton

"Thank you for the great paint job. Our kitchen looks fresh + clean. We love it!"
- Patrick & Carol, Colwood

"Thank you for all your hard work. You did an awesome job."

- Darlene Brown, Parksville

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