Armstrong has been featured in numerous articles and publications. Here are a few we would like to share.
This Old House
There are 16,789 painting contractors in California. When “This Old House” went to work on this historic residence they could have chosen any of them, but when 10 million viewers will see your work you want the best. That’s why This Old House chose Armstrong.
Home Energy Magazine
Armstrong has been installing sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) since 1980 and is the largest residential installer of SPF in the United States. In addition to having excellent insulating and reflective properties, SPF has a much longer life span, as a waterproofing membrane, than traditional tar and gravel roofs.
Saving the Planet One Paint at a Time
The Oakland Tribune
If Mitch Fine has his way, the painting, roofing, and window business soon also will be recognized as a leader of ecologically sustainable paints and building styles. After almost 40 years in San Francisco, Fine recently relocated Armstrong’s corporate offices to the old Berkeley Farms building on San Pablo Avenue in Emeryville. At first glance, the mustard-hued building looks like any other commercial structure. It is anything but.
Peninsula Home and Garden
At the corporate headquarters of Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows, the 40 species of shrub, tree, and flower surrounding the building are more than just a pretty view. These plants form the foundation for a new, all-natural brand of Temescal Creek interior paints and stains.
San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Oil based paint is a toxic bomb in a can,” said Mitch Fine. That’s the kind of declaration you might expect to hear from an environmentalist activist’s soapbox. But Fine was sitting in the Harrison Street office of Armstrong Interior Painting, a contracting company of which he is the president. Even latex paint is toxic, Fine told the Bay Guardian. “Latex paint is oil suspended in water,” he continued, “It contains solvents like ethylene glycol, which can cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract, or anemia.
Pioneering New Paints
Mitch Fine, son of Howard fine who owns the 20-year-old Bay Area painting company, Armstrong Painting, has a passion for paint! But not just any paint. Last year he started a new division of his father’s company and called it Armstrong Environmental Painting. Fine Jr. is concerned about the chemicals in paint. He is one of a new generation of business owners who, as David Spero of The San Francisco Bay Guardian recently wrote, “is setting out to prove they can have profits without pollution and production without poison.