Buffi Painting was founded in 1983 by Mark Buffi, who continues to operate it to this day. We specialize in interior and exterior painting, cabinetry, faux finishes, and any customized painting project our clients need. It is our goal at Buffi Painting to provide our clients with a living space that is not just a custom-built house, but a place to call home.
Buffi Painting has served the San Francisco Bay Area for over 35 years working closely with homeowners, interior designers, architects, and general contractors. Our client-based referral method makes Buffi Painting perfectly tailored for homes in the mid-San Francisco Peninsula.
We achieve our goals by tailoring a unique approach to our craftsmanship through communication, pride in our performance and workmanship, and exceptional customer service. We exceed clients’ expectations by finishing some of the most beautiful homes in the Bay Area.
What makes it possible to provide such a high quality of finishing work is our management and staff members. Buffi Painting chooses not to use subcontractors because we want our work to reflect our core values as a company. We believe we can better ensure quality results by providing our employees with a beneficial environment where they have the potential to grow.
Founder and Owner
Mark Buffi created Buffi Painting in 1983. His passion for creating unique and specialized work drove him quickly into the custom home sector. His reputation for excellence allowed him to expand his services from solely the East Bay to the greater Bay Area.
Mark not only works to grow his company but the industry as a whole. He has been a member of the Painter Contractors Association since 1988. He has served as President of the Tamalpais Chapter in 1988, and as the President of Painting and Decorating Contractors of California in 2015.
Mark is motivated by the ever-changing painting practice and his desire to implement exclusive and original finishes for his clients. In Mark’s spare time, you can find him exploring wine regions across California with his wife, dining locally, or playing golf.
A native of Mexico City, Cesar began his painting career after graduating from Universidad Del Valle de Mexico in 1999. He continued his education and enrolled in English as a Second Language courses at Mission College in Santa Clara, California. During this time, Cesar also worked as a painting apprentice and discovered his passion for detail. Motivated by the company’s reputation, he joined Buffi Painting in 2002.
Cesar took the initiative within the company and started to take on more management roles, landing him the job as Buffi Painting’s Project Manager. He enjoys training staff members on new techniques, emphasizing quality results, and promoting safety. In his free time, he enjoys physical activities, photography and spending quality time with his wife, daughter, and cats.
Derrick Buffi grew up knowing how to prime and paint walls before he could drive a car. He had a knack for painting and continued to develop his skills, working for his father during the holiday and summer breaks throughout his education.
Upon graduating from San Jose State, he joined the Peace Corps and spent the next four and a half years teaching English in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, and Senegal, West Africa. After returning home, he joined the family business where he has transferred his classroom management skills into production management.
Derrick enjoys working closely with staff members and engaging with clients. On the weekends you can find him enjoying the outdoors, doing the NYT crossword puzzle, and spending time with friends and family.