About Us

Lester AndrewsAndrews & Sons Custom Paint & Stain ( formerly Andrews Painting) was founded in 1957 by my Father Lester Andrews. Nearly 40 years old, he moved to Central Florida looking to find a better life for his family than working in the cotton mills in Georgia & South Alabama where he had grown up. My Dad had heard of a small but growing town called Orlando that promised lots of opportunity.

Dad went right to work for a local builder, Joe Robinson (Laurel Homes). Dad had some experience painting a little back home in Georgia, so Mr. Robinson put him to work painting on an hourly wage basis. With a thriving citrus business in the area there was plenty of work in the construction industry. My dad worked long hours, 6 days a week,  for Mr. Robinson and even worked some nights painting some stores in the downtown area. Not only was he honing his skills as a painter but he was able to put away a little money.

After a few years he had managed to save enough to buy a used truck and a little equipment and decided it was time to try it on his own. With both Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) and Cape Canaveral (now Cape Kennedy) putting down roots, housing subdivisions were popping up all over  in the suburbs just outside of Orlando. Dad quickly contracted with several solid home builders in the area including Roy Dye (Bel- Aire Homes) Joe Robinson (Laurel Homes) Paul Thomas & Jim Cox. It wasn’t long before  Mickey Mouse moved to town and the housing boom was on. My brothers and I went to work for the company in the mid 1970s.

Rick AndrewsIn 1983 my Dad, now nearly 70, decided it was time to retire and hand over the reins to my brothers & me. Up until this time the majority of our work had been in the production type homes found in the moderately priced subdivisions all over Central Florida. However, with Disney, Sea World, Universal and plenty of other tourist related business’s booming we began to see development of the gated lake front and golf course communities where most of the high end estate type homes were being built. We immediately saw a niche and began to pursue this market We had to make some changes and learn some techniques and finishes that we had never done up until this time.

I am now very proud to say that for the last 23 years or so we have been working with some of the most elite custom home builders & designers in the Orlando area like J. Richard Watson Const.,  W.J. Saurwine Custom Homes,  Avenue Homes,  Stones Design and Magnolia Home Design in some of the most prestigious communities in Central Florida, i.e. Keenes Pointe, Lake Butler Sound, Isleworth,  Bayhill, Lake Nona etc. We know your home is your greatest investment and we want to help you protect it. So whether you are building a new home, a remodel, an addition or maybe you're just in need of  some maintenance or some color changes, I hope you will consider Andrews & Sons Custom Paint & Stain for your next project.

Thanks for visiting our website,
Rick Andrews

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