San Francisco

 San Francisco Victorian“I used McKenzie Finishes to paint my Victorian in San Francisco. 

The results were amazing!!! I owned an 1884 stick Victorian with lots of detail. It sat on a steep hill and was a difficult job. We chose 5 colors (including gold leaf). There was a lot of prep work to do.

Howie and his crew did and excellent job. Of course, things turned up during the process that were never included in the original bid, but in every case, the agreements were conducted fairly and with minimal interruption. The results speak for themselves!!!!
I highly recommend this company to anyone seeking superior work and a fair price!”

Louise L.
San Francisco Victorian

San Francisco House“These guys painted my house in SF and did an outstanding job. Howard is a true professional who knows painting inside out. His crews work fast and clean; plus they are really nice guys. I recommended them to my neighbor who also used them with equally stellar results. Rates are extremely competitive and they use only highest quality supplies, the exact same supplies as another bidder whose quote was twice as much. I will use again…”

Ed F
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco house“We hired Howard to paint the exterior of our duplex in san francisco after we saw what a great job he did painting our neighbor’s house. His crew, prep, and clean up were terrific. He brought a few dry rot situations and a potential leak of a balcony to our attention, gave us a fast reasonable estimate for repair and completed the work in record time. He finished the entire project on schedule & budget

We also hired Howard to paint the interior, repair some plumbing and fence issues, power wash the exterior, some exterior touch up painting, and debris removal which allowed us to maximize our rent on our Sacramento property.

We recommend and will use Howard and his crew again.”
Ginger B.
San Francisco, CA


“I would like to recommend McKenzie Finishes Inc. for anyone who likes to have an excellent paint job on their house. Not only the paint was great, but the prep work and the carpentry repairs that were done on the siding of my house are as good as the paint. Howard, the owner of McKenzie Finishes is a great person to work with. He’s professional, meticulous, has great ideas, very helpful and reliable. His team is very professional, dependable and clean. I am very happy with the paint job they did for me and I highly recommend McKenzie Finishes Inc.”

Abbas Nehme
262 Santa Rosa Avenue,
Oakland, CA, 94610


San Rafael

“Letter of Recommendation:

I can wholeheartedly recommend Howard McKenzie and his skillful painting crew. Over the last several years Howard has completed two major projects and a few smaller ones at our home in San Rafael. We’ve been extremely satisfied with the results. In 2009, the exterior of our home was in poor condition with peeling exposed beams. Howard’s painters did extensive preparation on the entire exterior before applying the correct primer and high quality paint. Their work was impeccable.

Howard’s crew also completed several other home projects for us. We had an ugly retaining wall out of pressure treated wood that had turned green. After numerous attempts at finding the right stain, Howard found the one stain that worked to get rid of the green. Our eyesore retaining wall is now an attractive feature in our backyard. Other contractors had told us pressure treated wood could not be stained.

This year we had Howard back for inside painting consisting of two bathrooms, a home office and replacing and painting a living room wall. The home office had paint over wallpaper and the seams and imperfections showed through. We dreaded the thought of stripping it off. Howard had a solution. The walls were skimmed before the painting. The walls turned out great and all the flaws have disappeared.

I have the highest respect for Howard and his workers. When his painters are in the house, they are considerate of the homeowner – no radios blaring while they work! They arrive early each day and at the end of the day clean up and vacuum thoroughly before leaving.

After dealing with many other contractors over the last 35 years, I can honestly say Howard Mckenzie is one of the best contractor experiences we’ve had. He gives a lot of thought and attention to each job, prepares detailed bids and his fees are fair. His standards are high and he guarantees you will be satisfied with the results.

I look forward to having Howard back again when we need him.”

Carol Jaffe
San Rafael


“Howard is a big man, with a bigger heart, and his passion for doing an A+ job is loud & clear.   The quality and care shown by the entire McKenzie Finishes crew is more than you would expect…and worth every penny!”

Matt David
199 Santa Rosa Ave.
Sausalito, CA

San Pablo

Based on a friend’s referral, I contacted McKenzie Finishes for a pressure wash for my home, windows and stucco wall. Howard provided a quote for a really reasonable price. Howard’s guy, Julio, was very thorough and quickly performed the job – even removing a wasp’s nest! During the process, Julio noticed some areas which needed to be sealed, Howard immediately contacted me, discussed the issue, and gave me an estimate right there on the site to complete that job as well. As a result of their great work on the first day, I asked about having a bathroom painted and Howard and Julio were very accommodating – completing all the work in two days! At the end of job, Howard personally walked me through both jobs, personally, to make sure everything was up to my satisfaction. I could not have been more pleased and I would definitely use them in the future!

Julique L.
Vallejo, CA

McKenzie Finishes is a top-notch operation, from the first phone call to the final walk-through. Howard McKenzie (owner) and his staff have completed 2 projects for me, one in San Jose and one in Lafayette. This is a group of versatile and talented craftsmen. Howard is extremely professional and efficient and he has instilled these values in his staff.

Joan S.
San Jose, CA

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