About Us

Company Overview: 

We are a family owned and operated painting service based in Vancouver, BC.  Established in 1998 by Quentin Miller, our company's growth and success has been built around satisfying the needs of clients looking to complete commercial, industrial, multi-unit strata residential or complete interior and exterior home painting projects. 

We guarantee that we will not broker or sub-contract your project to a third party. When you hire us, our employees insure that high standards of professional painting are met and we are also up to date with our liability insurance and WCB coverage.

Our clients at some of Vancouver’s most recognizable landmark buildings rely on us to provide them with the best in professional painting, coatings and more. From GM Place, now Rogers Arena, International Village, Molson Brewery, Canada Place, the Vancouver Convention Centre and many other high profile clients, it is hard to go anywhere in Vancouver without seeing our handiwork.

We work hard to maintain high standards of professionalism, quality and customer service.  By having an employee-based labour model we can control the quality and standard of work.  We like to hire workers that have potential to grow within our company.  We have employees that have started out as helpers and have matured into our top tier painters as well as leaders of our painting crews.  The benefit of having employees is that we can hold our workers accountable to maintaining high performance standards.

We offer multi-year warranties on the work our painters have done.  In conjunction with our suppliers’ warranty on their products, our customers are guaranteed to have a great finished project.  Since all of our painters are employees and our senior painters and crew leaders have been with us for a minimum of five years, we can guarantee that the original painters that did the work on a client's project will still be around should a deficiency occur.

By taking care of our employees and taking care of their needs we are able to maintain a consistent product and service that makes dealing with us an easy and pleasant experience for our customers. This commitment is often recognized in our client testimonials and repeat customer's will often recommend or request the same painters for another project.  We are also an affiliated business with the Better Business Bureau and we were a 2012 Torch Award Finalist for marketplace excellence in ethical business and marketing practices.

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Meet Our Team

President

Quentin founded the company in 1998 to help put himself through Simon Fraser University and later law school at the University of British Columbia.  15 years later it would grow into one of Vancouver's premier painting companies.  A self-proclaimed expert at workforce management and time tracking, Quentin can often be found at his other business, VeriClock – a fast-growing SaaS that offers virtual punch clocks.  But of course, when you really look at the data of how he spends his time, his wife and son get the lion’s share - as they should.

General Manager

Biaggio became the General Manager of the company in 2011, after spending over 5 years apprenticing in operations and sales under the mentorship of Quentin Miller and Josh Baran.  Born and bred in Vancouver, he has extensive ties to the Italian community and he strongly believes in giving back to local charities.  In his spare time he devotes himself to his musical pursuits.  He is a drummer and has been involved with the local music scene playing with several rock acts touring across western Canada.

Office Manager

So here comes the good news! Our office manager Monika had a boy!

Before she comes back from her maternity leave, Jessie will take care of the company finances, human resources, and operations support temporarily. Coming from a combination of Mongolian and Chinese culture, Jessie is hghly organized, detailed, helpful and energetic. In her spare time, She is crazy about workout, and food too!

So let's welcome Jessie on board, and also wait for Monika to come back with the beautiful little baby! Everybody here missed her a lot!

HR & Safety Consultant

The man behind the man, Michael "Pops" Miller, was also part of the company's early success by bringing his organizational skills and union rep background to bring order to chaos.  A former office manager with the company, he took a reduced role in 2012 to focus on his family and his health.  When he is not going on cruises around the world, you can find him answering the phones in the office during the summer.  An endless fountain of knowledge, he gives advice to our management team regarding anything HR, safety or WCB related.

Project Foreman

Jorge has been working with Vanguard for 6 years.  Whether in a boom lift, swing stage, or bosun’s chair, he is one of our top access experts.  In his spare time, he likes playing soccer and hanging out with his brother, friends and family.

Project Foreman

Davide was already a highly skilled applicator when he joined the Vanguard team some 5 years ago.  Although he has continued to hone his own skills during his time, he has also been a real key player in training apprentice painters. When he is not in his painting whites, chances are you will find him in one of Vancouver's game stores.

Project Foreman

George is a highly skilled and motivated high-end painter. From the beginning, he has been working with our best painters learning and showing some real talent while working on his Red Seal. We are now proud to say he is one of our best painters himself. Outside work, George is a sought after hockey goalie and enjoys spending time with his wife Heather and their dog.

Latest Blog Post

Thursday March 30th 2017
After the non-stop snow and rain, we finally have a sunny day! Hope we could have a sunny summer! Time to paint!