Painting, industrial coating businesses plan move to share Richland buildings

A longtime Tri-City painting company is moving to Richland to build a new home base for two businesses, Paintmaster Services Inc. and Columbia Industrial Coatings.

The companies will share three buildings at 2670 First St. in north Richland, off Kingsgate Way and north of Horn Rapids Golf Course.

The buildings will include an office, shop and facility for sandblasting and coating.

Paintmaster Services is run by two brothers and has been family-owned since 1990. The company does commercial and residential painting projects and currently is located on West Van Giesen Street, just east of Grosscup Boulevard, in West Richland.

Columbia Industrial Coatings is housed at the same site and offers services like epoxy, high-performance and polyurethane coatings and also sandblasting.

“It’s corrosion protection, for protection of steel in flooring or whatever. Commercial use is for both protection and beautification,” said Jonathan Duarte, president of Paintmaster Services and member of Columbia Industrial Coatings.

The company will keep its shop in Kennewick for metal fabrication but will otherwise move services from its rented location to three buildings on the First Street site, which total about 14,000 square feet of space. The two companies employ 19 people.

The project is expected to be completed by September.

The total value of the project, contracted to DGR Grant Construction of Richland, is just over $1 million.

» Paintmaster Services: 509-588-6421;

» Columbia Industrial Coatings: 509-579-0444;

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