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9 Montauk Court
St. Louis, Missouri, 63146
Color Craftsmen: A Step Beyond Painting
Color Craftsmen is the St. Louis Metropolitan area’s answer to tired old surfaces in homes or businesses. This family owned and operated contractor offers homeowners a unique way to update the look of floors, walls, countertops, and more in their homes. Founder John Bubenik has extensive training and certifications in unique surface applications and his passion for painting shows in his work. He and his team of professionals work tirelessly to achieve the right finish for their clients.
Established in St. Louis in 1984 by John Bubenik, Color Craftsmen is a small custom home interior refinishing company seeking to provide our customers with the colors they want, the way they want them. Specializing in plasters, metallic paints, specialty cements, and various other products, they take on the challenge of transforming environments into a showcase of personal character and style with creativity and cost effective solutions.
John Bubenik Bio
Formerly involved in the arts as a creator of stoneware, it was in 1978 that John Bubenik began painting. In 1984, Mr. Bubenik commenced as a Sole Proprietor. In the late 1980s, he began working on projects that needed some degree of decorative refinishing, and he continued to increase that activity over the next several years: using paint to duplicate the look of wood grain or marble, installing unique textured wallcoverings from Europe, and solving a variety of design problems with paint. In 2006, Mr. Bubenik was engaged on client projects that led to the decision to transition to decorative work as the primary focus of his enterprise. Mr. Bubenik joined the Metro Artisans Guild, “MAG,” the local St. Louis, Missouri chapter of the International Decorative Artist League (IDAL). MAG is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion & preservation of the art of stenciling and decorative painting. In 2007, Mr. Bubenik took the opportunity to train in Italy in the field of decorative plasters at the Safra Colors Decoration Academy. In the period from 2008 to the present, he received additional specialized training and obtained certifications.
Joseph Bubenik Bio
Eldest son of John, Joseph has been working for Color Craftsmen since 2006. Not only has he trained under his father’s tutelage, but has taken several courses in various techniques and products, such as ArmourCoat and Ja Decor. Since 2006, Joe has worked on many different types of projects, including standard painting and/or repair, cabinet refinishing, troweled plasters, metallic finishes, faux finishes, and specialty cement applications. Joe spends much of his time in the field both painting and applying finishes, but also has a major role in the administration of The Color Craftsmen.
William (Bill) Bubenik Bio
Bill is the third of John’s four sons. Bill is an accomplished freelance graphic designer and enjoys using his skills to aid the company and come up with new looks for customers’ homes.
Concrete Flooring Producs
AuraStone – Counter Tops
Architenctural Enhancements – Concrete Overlays
Variance Finishes – Acrylic Plasters
Wallteriors – Wall Treatments
Ja Decor – Troweled-on Cotton Fibers
Amour Coat – Plasters
Architexture – Any digital image on any surface
Arcus Stone – Limestone Cladding
Bella Vernici – Cement ‘paints’ that react to colorants
Faux Effects – Variety of Acrylic Products
Modern Masters – Metallic Paints and Acrylic Products
Designated Applicator of Italian Plasters – School of Italian Plasters, San Diego, CA
Designated Applicator of Italian Plasters – Decoration Academy, Villafranka, Italy
Certified Applicator of ArmourCoat & Armour Color, Omaha, NE
Certified Applicator of ArcusStone Limestone Cladding, Orlando, FL
Certified in Decorative Concrete Overlayments & Epoxy Flooring Systems – Crossfield Products Corporation
Certified as Applicator by JaDecor (German maker of troweled-on cotton fiber wall treatments) – Omaha, NE, and a similar product, Pavarti, Atlanta, GA
Trained for Aura Tops 1 & 2 – Aurastone Training Facility, Miama, FL
Certificate for successful completion of the Premier Overlayments, Faux & Countertops Class by Architectural Enhancements, Annandale, MN
2015 “Best of Houzz” Award in Design – Houzz
2015 KILZ® Picture it Painted Professionally Award – Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
The American Small Business Championship Winner 2015 – SCORE and Sam’s Club
“This family business is the greatest! John and his sons were very professional as well as personable. The work was performed as quoted in a very professional manner. I would recommend to friends as well as family. Thanks!” – Angie W.
“Would highly recommend. Very professional. The project turned out better than expected because of his expertise.” – Cyndie H.