Kingfisher Painting Services

Our Team

Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.

David P. Smith, Owner

From being a one man outfit to managing the daily operations and scheduling for one of Victoria’s biggest painting contractors, David had close to twenty years experience in the painting business when he founded Kingfisher Painting with the basic principles of quality, professionalism, communication, and service in mind.  Cutting his teeth on heritage and restoration projects, David has accumulated a diverse set of experiences and in two decades has acquired expansive knowledge of techniques, products, and an understanding of what clients want and need from a professional painting company.

Larry Lakos, Operations

Larry has been an integral player on the Kingfisher team since Day 1 working side by side with David to build and direct the company.  Apprenticed in Toronto, Larry went on to run his own successful painting and contracting business in Vancouver before making the move to the island.  Larry’s broad knowledge of the painting trade is supplemented by a solid understanding of the construction trades.  Adding to his knowledge of techniques and eye for detail and quality is a great sense of humour and boisterous spirit that make him popular with crews and customers alike.

Ryan Sestric, Field

Ryan joined the Kingfisher team during our first summer of business and has evolved into a key player, directing jobs and crews, interacting with homeowners and contractors, and applying his keen sense of quality to our projects.  Whether it is a large heritage restoration project or a custom home build, he has an  unwavering commitment to process, technique, and quality.