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A.G. Williams Painting Company

You get one shot to make a first impression. That's why your exterior is so important. When painting your home or business, you want to know that you're working with someone reliable and trustworthy who goes the extra mile for you.  A.G. Williams Painting company has been doing just that for folks in Westchester County, Fairfield County, Rockland County, and Putnam County since 1906.

As a fourth-generation family-owned business, we understand what it means to do the job right. Our company was built by immigrants to this country, people who understood the value of a dollar and the importance of doing the job right. While we've grown as a company, we still hold that those core values remain unchanged.

When you work with A.G. Williams, you're getting our very best. Of course, that's evident in our large selection of premium paints -- but it goes beyond that. Our painters are full-time, background-checked employees who make sure that your job is done right—making a great first impression has never been easier.

The Beginning of A.G. Williams Painting Company

In 1904, Arthur G. Ratsikas immigrated to America from Greece, after spending a short time in Turkey. His name was changed to Arthur Rogers at Ellis Island and he settled in Worcester, Massachusetts. To earn a living, Arthur worked as a cabinet finisher for a piano manufacturer, but he quickly became dissatisfied. He moved to New York City and started going door-to-door as a painter and handyman in Greenwich Village. By 1906, he established a painting company and, shortly thereafter, hired his first employee. Because he exclusively used Sherwin Williams products, he decided to change his surname to Williams, believing it would enhance his credibility in the painting industry.

Arthur built a house in the North Bronx for himself and his wife Angelica in 1920. His first son, George A. Williams, was born in 1924, and would later take over the business. One year later, Arthur had a second child and a thriving paint business with twelve employees and two paint stores. As the business continued to expand, Arthur’s family continued to grow and three more children were born.

Through the financially hard times of the Great Depression, Arthur made a commitment to his employees to keep them working – he knew that they had families to support – and he kept that promise. The company survived the Great Depression but it took its toll on Arthur’s health. By 1946 the company was a hollow shell of its former self.

The Second Generation of A.G. Williams

In 1946, Arthur’s oldest son, George, stepped up to take the reigns of the family business. George’s first love was baseball and although he had hopes of making it into the majors, by 1946 his fledgling career was over. A World War II veteran, George was newly married, and had started a family of his own. He soon saw potential for growth of the family’s residential painting business in the burgeoning suburbs north of New York City. His vision revived the company.

By 1961, George had relocated the business from New York City to Pelham, New York, so he could be closer to his customers. And as his home painting business grew through the 1970s, the company also began increasing its presence in the commercial repainting market.

Today’s A.G. Williams Painting Company

By the late 1970s, George was enjoying semi-retirement, having handed the company off to his two capable sons, Arthur G. Williams and George P. Williams, the company’s current owners. As their father and grandfather had before them, they transformed and expanded the business once again. By the mid-1980s, they had outgrown their space and needed a bigger facility. The brothers bought a vacant lot a mere 100 yards away and constructed a new facility at 411 Fifth Avenue in Pelham.

The early 1990s brought the turbulent years of the economic recession, and the company barely survived. Again, A.G. Williams kept all of its painters on the payroll. And as the economy came back, so did A.G. Williams Painting Company.

Sadly, on December 15, 2003, George A. Williams died unexpectedly. His passing was a shock, not only to the entire A.G. Williams Painting Company family, but to area businesses as well. “Mr. Williams,” as everyone called him, was known as a wonderful person and was highly regarded as a great businessman, having saved the company in his early years and having grown his business through honesty, integrity, and professionalism. He passed that tradition on to his sons. Through his memory and spiritual guidance, the company continues to grow and prosper.

Our Office Team

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George P. Williams

President & CEO of A.G. Williams Painting Company

George P. Williams, President & CEO of A.G. Williams Painting Company with his older brother Arthur (Artie), started helping his dad out in the family business when he was a boy. As a young adult, he didn’t consider his family’s painting business as the path he would take and explored other options. But when his father and long-time owner, George A. Williams, became ill, George decided to join his brother in the family business.

At age 28, George and Artie began transforming A.G. Williams from a small, trade-oriented business into a large scale, service-oriented company. Annual revenues increased from $250,000 to over $3 million in just 10 years. He and Artie designed and oversaw the construction of their current office building in the mid-1980s. With his dad, he founded the GAW Management Company and became active in real estate investment in the tri-state area.

George is passionate about hiring and training painters to become expert artisans and craftsmen. The training and safety programs he and Artie instituted ensure that the company’s tradition of excellence is carried out in all its work.

An active member of the community, George served on the Board of Directors for the Holy Trinity Church in New Rochelle, New York, in the positions of trustee, vice president, and president. He was a trustee on the Board of Directors for Sherman Park Little League in Thornwood from 1996 to 2004. George has been a member of the Executive Association of Westchester since 1988.

George lives in Thornwood, New York, with his wife Theresa, and has two sons, George and Nicholas.

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Arthur G. Williams

Co-President & COO

Co-President & COO Arthur G. (Artie) Williams, is the grandson and namesake of the founder of A.G. Williams Painting Company. Artie began helping his dad, George, in the family business when he was just 11 years old. He honed his painting skills on Saturdays and summer breaks – he had no choice but to pick up a brush and help. By the time he was 18, Artie had become a Master Painter, learning his craft from the best in the business – his grandfather’s and father’s long-time employees.

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Paul Viggiano

VP of Sales & Marketing

With over 15 years of industry experience already behind him, including serving A.G. Williams full time since 2006, Paul has certainly grown up in the business of professional painting. His experience is diverse, ranging from estimating and project management to business administration. Most recently, he leads the marketing and business development team. In this role he has helped open the doors to many new clients and ongoing relationships.

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George A. Williams Jr.

VP of Operations & GM of Floor Coatings by A.G. Williams

When George Jr. joined the team in 2012, he became the 4th generation represented in the family business. Prior to beginning work, George graduated from Iona Prep in 2008, and went on to play baseball at Eastern Nazarene College as a 4-year starter (becoming one of the team’s leaders by his junior and senior season). In 2012, George was inducted into the NCAA Chi Alpha Sigma Student Athlete Honor Society, and later graduated with a degree in Business Management.

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Doug Kitchen

Fairfield Account Representative

Doug Kitchen recently joined A.G. Williams Painting in July of 2010 as the Fairfield Account Representative.Doug began his career while in college, where he ran a home painting business. After working in the field for several years after graduation, Kitchen expanded into the wallpaper industry and opened a Stamford store, Ambiance Interiors (later, Ambiance Painting, LLC), that serviced area designers and home owners.

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Liane Fiore

Customer Service Coordinator, Account Rep and Color Consultant

Liane Fiore was born and raised in Westchester, and later graduated from Iona College with a degree in business. Her career in decorating and painting began with a position as Facility Manager for IBM; one that she filled for 21 years. Following her time there, she became a Certified Interior Decorator and launched her own business. While attending a networking event in 2010, she met Paul Viggiano (our Director of Marketing) and began assisting us with color consultations.

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Tim Birecree

Accounting

Tim Birecree was born in Syracuse and grew up in Long Island. Tim is a Hofstra graduate, holding a BBA in Accounting, and later served in the Navy for over eleven years. Tim’s accounting experience is diverse, spanning numerous organizations, including hotels, restaurants, and a limousine company. Tim initially joined A.G. Williams Painting Company as a temp, but transitioned to a full-time capacity in 2014. He currently resides in Ossining.

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Nicholas Williams

Production Manager Floor Division

Son and nephew to George and Arthur respectively, Nicholas joined A.G. Williams Painting in 2017 as a 4th-generation member of the family business. Prior to launching his career, Nicholas graduated from Iona Prep in 2011, then took his education to the next level at Fordham University where he graduated with a major in Psychology and minor in Business Administration. While at Fordham, Nicholas volunteered for the Fordham University Emergency Medical Services team (F.U.E.M.S.). Currently Nicholas is focused on assisting in operations and managing both the warehouse and the ever-growing A.G. Williams fleet.

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Carey Hollander

Floor Coatings Account Representative

Carey joined the A.G. Williams Painting family in 2018 after working in the mortgage industry for over 25 years. He has held a variety of positions, including Sales Manager/AVP at Webster Bank, Sales Manager at Luxury Mortgage Corp, GFI Mortgage, Guaranteed Home Mortgage, and Vice President at HSBC. He was also the President/Owner of Patriot Home Funding. Carey’s experience and deep industry insight have equipped him with strong interpersonal skills; he enjoys nothing more than developing relationships with clients, ensuring that their specific needs are met.

 

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Anthony Conklin

Floor Coatings Account Representative

Anthony Conklin's biography will be posted soon.

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Jose Cabrera

Controller

Jose Cabrera's biography will be posted soon.

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Tatiana Strahn

Office Assistant

Core Values

Trustworthy people

We are fully insured, 100% background-checked, full-time employees, and have a crew leader on-site to ensure good communication with the client. So you never have to worry about liability or safety.

Premium product

We don't use cheap paint that looks good at first but peels and fades after a couple of years. We have a warranty on every job we do. If the paint starts to fail, we return and do it again at no cost to you.

Take the time to do the job right

Some companies under-scope their hours to lower their bid and win the job. We have a project management process that works, and we do the job right the first time.

Our Painters

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Nat Gidron

Field Supervisor & Director of Safety

Nat Gidron has been with the company since 1980, and currently holds the position of Operational Support Specialist & Team Developer. Nat has the crucial responsibility of developing and honing the skills of our current and future employees. He also is in charge of A.G. Williams’ Safety Committee, which was formed to ensure that all safety rules and regulations are being kept throughout the organization.

 

At age 28, George and Artie began transforming A.G. Williams from a small, trade-oriented business into a large scale, service-oriented company. Annual revenues increased from $250,000 to over $3 million in just 10 years. He and Artie designed and oversaw the construction of their current office building in the mid-1980s. With his dad, he founded the GAW Management Company and became active in real estate investment in the tri-state area.

George is passionate about hiring and training painters to become expert artisans and craftsmen. The training and safety programs he and Artie instituted ensure that the company’s tradition of excellence is carried out in all its work.

An active member of the community, George served on the Board of Directors for the Holy Trinity Church in New Rochelle, New York, in the positions of trustee, vice president, and president. He was a trustee on the Board of Directors for Sherman Park Little League in Thornwood from 1996 to 2004. George has been a member of the Executive Association of Westchester since 1988.

George lives in Thornwood, New York, with his wife Theresa, and has two sons, George and Nicholas.

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Christian Mazariegos

Field Supervisor & Shop Manager

Christian Mazariegos has been with the company since 1999, and holds the position of Assistant Field Supervisor and Shop Manager. As a field supervisor, Christian is responsible for overseeing numerous job sites, ensuring that operations are running smoothly and that the field team is working safely. As shop manager, he ensures that the company is always fully-stocked and in optimal condition for our operations.

 
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Antonio Gomez

Crew Leader

“I would describe myself as a respectful and kind person. I have been painting for 25 years, and have been with A.G. Williams for 9 years. I like A.G. Williams because they have a strong sense of family and community throughout the entire company.”

 
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Humberto Luchetti

Crew Leader

“I would describe myself as very passionate and responsible. I have been painting for 33 years and with A.G. Williams for 23 years. I like A.G. Williams because of how considerate and professional they are to their customers and their employees.”

 
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Humberto Pena

Crew Leader

“I would describe myself as practical, hardworking, and a bit of a perfectionist. I have been painting with A.G. Williams for 22 years. I like A.G. Williams because it is a place to learn and grow, and feel like you’re a part of a family.”

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Rick Belchier

Crew Leader

Liane Fiore was born and raised in Westchester, and later graduated from Iona College with a degree in business. Her career in decorating and painting began with a position as Facility Manager for IBM; one that she filled for 21 years. Following her time there, she became a Certified Interior Decorator and launched her own business. While attending a networking event in 2010, she met Paul Viggiano (our Director of Marketing) and began assisting us with color consultations.

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Frank Congello

Crew Leader

“I have been with A.G. Williams since 2013. I was taught how to paint by George and Arthur’s father when I was younger and have been painting for over 37 years. I would consider myself a good-hearted and friendly person who is good with people. What I like about the company is that there are many benefits I can take advantage of, the owners show care in the well-being of their employees, and I personally have a long-term relationship with the company, so it is like family.”

 
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Ovelio Matos

Crew Leader

“I would describe myself as someone who gives my best every day, and as fair to everyone. I have been painting for 13 years and with A.G. Williams for 3 years. I like A.G. Williams because they are very responsible and provide the best for their employees.”

 
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Jose Acevedo

Crew Leader

Jose has been with the company for over 20 years. He is a true craftsman, and his skills are widely respected by his peers. More importantly, clients absolutely love Jose’s work (he continues to receive A+ reports)! Jose is also a strong leader and trainer of his peers, and is capable of completing the smallest or largest residential or commercial project.

 
 
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Rafael Molina

Crew Leader

“I have been with A.G. Williams since April 2010. I would consider myself to be easy-going, detail-oriented, and caring. I like A.G. Williams because of how much the company cares about their employees safety and well-being.”

 
 

Make Your Home or Business A Place You can Be Proud Of

We understand that you want your home, office, or facility to look stellar. A pristine paint job makes you look good to your neighbors, tenants, customers, and employees. We want you to be proud of your building.