For Jimmy Suh, owner of Deep Purple Painting, quality is the top priority when it comes to assisting his customers with a wide range of painting projects. “I’ve been painting for 25 years, and my main goal is to produce a quality job. That’s the most important thing,” he said.

Suh moved to Hawaii in early 2010 to be closer to family and friends, and brought his successful painting business with him to the Islands. The contractor spent nearly 20 years in San Francisco cultivating a sterling reputation for producing quality results. Whether the job involves painting a home’s exterior or a few walls of a commercial space, Deep Purple can cover it.


At the onset of each job, Suh confers with the owner to determine the necessary steps involved in refinishing the desired surfaces. The painter considers many factors, including the relationships between colors and how they complement one another, and presents the owner with viable options. Other aspects he considers include the texture of certain surfaces and what variety of paint will coat them in a way that both protects and beautifies the home for years to come.

“He’s great; I love him. He’s a really good worker,” said Jeannie Nakada, one of Suh’s loyal customers who has utilized Deep Purple Painting for jobs at her multiple homes. “Jimmy is honest, and he makes his customers happy with the result. He did a wonderful job at a reasonable price.”

Suh has cultivated a host of positive referrals from satisfied customers. When meeting with him, customers are encouraged to view the completed jobs in person in order to fully understand the company’s quality workmanship. After the look and feel of the project is determined, the client is presented with a written estimate of both the cost of the job as well as a timeline detailing the work to be performed.


“The word-of-mouth referrals that I receive come from the extensive preparation and excellent results from numerous jobs, both residential and commercial,” said Suh.

The owner has honed his craft for more than 25 years and can quickly diagnose problems with paint jobs that have resulted in unsightly chipping and peeling. Suh explained that tedious tasks, such as filling in any cracks or imperfections with quality patching materials, go a long way in ensuring a paint job’s effectiveness. He stresses quality and an honest approach to customer service throughout each project in which he’s involved.

“A painter needs to follow the proper procedures,” Suh said. “That’s why there are so many problems here in Hawaii with painting projects. You need to sand and prime the area, and prepare it properly. It’s worth the price for a premium paint job that’s done right the first time — saving time and money in the long run.”


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