This year Armstrong is celebrating its 50th anniversary in California. As a multi-generational family business, we deeply appreciate the values and hard-won knowledge we’ve inherited. Our father Howard and grandfather Hal built Armstrong one project at a time stressing two simple maxims: Use the most cost-effective materials available without compromising long-term performance; and always guarantee those materials are installed by professionals who take pride in their work. Howard would often say, focus on those two things and the rest will take care of itself.
Adherence to these maxims, while seemingly simple, keeps our generation ever vigilant. Both Hal and Howard set a high bar, making choices decades ago that created a standard both we and others in our industry consider exemplary. From Howard’s perspective, it was insufficient to claim you’re using the best materials without first demonstrating that those materials were in fact ‘life cycle’ optimized.
Having installed and warrantied tens of thousands of jobs on homes and commercial buildings throughout Northern California, Armstrong has compiled a knowledge base unparalleled in the property improvement industry. This knowledge is grounded in millions of applicator hours and represents Armstrong’s collective experience, helping to ensure that we’re consistently meeting the standard set by our founders. This accumulated knowledge is represented by the Armstrong Weather-Guard System (AWS), which symbolizes our ongoing assurance that when you choose Armstrong for Painting, Coatings, Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing or Windows you will always receive professionally installed materials, optimized for both price and long term ‘life cycle’ performance.
From meticulous preparation to unmatched attention to detail to one of the most comprehensive warranties available, Armstrong Painting has been painting Bay Area homes and commercial buildings for over 50 years. We’ve painted over 20,000 homes and businesses – a record of achievement that’s unmatched in the Bay Area!
Designer colors – huge choice of styles – top manufacturers and quality installation – Armstrong Windows offers it all! All that – plus over 50 years of experience in window replacement has made us the Bay Area leader!
Call for your free Window Installation today!
Foam Roofing and Composition Shingle Roofing Installation: Residential and Commercial
Preventing damage to your home with quality roofing installation is how we’ve built our reputation as the leader in the Bay Area. Armstrong Roofing has been installing award-winning foam roofing and composition shingle roofing for over 50 years. And we stand behind every roof we install.
Choose our exterior or interior painting and you’ll receive a FREE color consultation with national award-winning color consultant Bob Buckter!
Make the first impression to your home the best impression it can be – with an Armstrong Replacement Door System! We offer Bay Area homeowners stunning choices, colors and finishes in replacement doors. See all the styles and accessories available now!
When America entered WW1, Hal, too young to go to war, made a promise to his older brother Jack. Hal promised Jack that when he returned from ‘over there’ his property maintenance business would still be here.
That here was New York City and the year was 1917. When Jack returned in 1919, he found that Hal had not only been true to his word, but also that his younger brother had a knack for the business. Going forward together, the two brothers would build a company that would become one of the largest and most successful building maintenance companies in the State.
In 1954, Hal’s daughter Patricia married Howard. Howard at the time was an apprentice in Pittsburgh, PA for a local property improvement company. Hal, having worked with and managed hundreds of carpenters and journeymen, could tell right away there was something special about this young man. Sensing that under Howard’s leadership there was an opportunity to create a building maintenance company setting the highest standard in the industry, Hal made the decision to back Howard. The year was 1957 and the company was Armstrong of Pennsylvania.
In 1966, after a decade of operating successfully, Howard made the decision to move Armstrong to California. Looking back over the last 50 years, we recognize Howard’s legacy and the company he built. Armstrong has performed tens of thousands of jobs in every size imaginable, including both residential and commercial properties. Armstrong’s history over the last half century is entwined with the history of Northern California. Many have heard our testimonials, which include some of the most notable personalities of the San Francisco Bay Area. Baseball great Willie McCovey, Hall of Famer Jim Plunkett, and 49ers Ronnie Lott and Roger Craig. Armstrong painted Bing Crosby’s mansion and has been featured on This Old House…
But no matter how many houses and buildings we improve, Armstrong continually researches and reviews the ongoing performance of our materials, as well as the installation methodologies of our installers. We do this because Hal and Howard impressed upon us an understanding that, though we can learn and be informed by our previous experiences, excellence is not defined by what we’ve done in the past, but by the work we’re doing today.