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At ArtCraft Paint, we are an aircraft paint shop with interior refurbishing capabilities that uniquely combine artistry with craftsmanship to turn ordinary aircraft into flying works of art.

Our expert aircraft painters and interior refurbishing specialists pride themselves on providing the highest quality services using the latest technologies available in the industry. From Airframe Graphic Design, Repair, and Aircraft Painting to Interior Aircraft Repair and Refurbishing, our aircraft paint shop has the experience and skills to create the perfect refurbishing package for your aircraft. With over 25 years of experience in aircraft paint and upholstery, our paint shop is conveniently located at the Santa Maria Airport (SMX), on the beautiful Central Coast of California, between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Unlike some other aircraft paint shops, ArtCraft Paint Inc. – located in Santa Maria, California, caters to both your aircraft painting & interior refurbishing needs; making us a one-stop service for all of your aircraft revamping essentials. When you choose ArtCraft Paint, you can rest assured that our aircraft paint shop will treat every aircraft and every owner like family. We listen to you before recommending what’s best for you and your aircraft. We provide simple, clear quotes that you can count on. We stand behind our work, knowing it will stand the test of time.

Our Story

Teresa Arredondo is the President & CEO of ArtCraft Paint. Teresa’s humble origins began in Michoacan, Mexico. Her father died when she was five and her mother, Maria Luisa Torres Arredondo, was left with ten children to raise. Drawing on the examples of the many strong women in her family, Maria Luisa moved to the U.S. to forge a better life for her children. Teresa and her siblings remained in the care of her aunts. Maria Luisa worked diligently for ten years and was able to obtain residency for her children. Teresa was 15 years old when she immigrated to the U.S in 1977.

Teresa began her career as a harvest worker in the strawberry fields. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, she had leased two parcels of her own and became a strawberry grower by the age of 19. Realizing the need for more education, she studied electrical engineering and mathematics at the Center of Employment Training in Santa Maria.

A newspaper ad for an upholsterer led her to the aviation business. The company, Aerofair, turned her away, saying the position was “a man’s job”. A year later she was running the upholstery division of the business and purchased the rest of the company within two years.

She started over and revamped the business as ArtCraft Paint, Inc. For more than 25 years, ArtCraft has built a reputation for providing the highest quality aircraft painting and interior refurbishment, using the latest technology. The company is ranked as one of the Top Five aircraft paint shops in the nation. Her success has brought Teresa many awards, including Business Woman of the Year by Women’s Economic Venture.

Teresa’s sons both serve in the military, Arturo in the Marines and Alejandro in the Army.

“I believe I was born a fighter,” asserts Teresa. “I fight for what I believe. I fight against injustice. I fight for what I want, and sometimes I fight just because it’s part of my culture.”

Teresa Arredondo
President & CEO, ArtCraft Paint

Our Team

We have industry-leading designers, painters, upholsters, and cabinetmakers on staff that will listen with care and do what it takes to make you as our customer, more than happy. We believe in hard work and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Our team is quietly confident in what we do, while humbly striving to always be better.

Teresa Arredondo - President & CEO at ArtCraft Paint

Teresa Arredondo

President & CEO

Alex Arredondo - Vice President at ArtCraft Paint

Alex Arredondo

Vice President

Manny Melgoza - Shop Manager at ArtCraft Paint

Manny Melgoza

Shop Manager

Tony Lopez - Lead Painter at ArtCraft Paint

Tony Lopez

Lead Painter

Brenda Maldonado - Sales Manager at ArtCraft Paint

Brenda Maldonado

Sales Manager

Richie Evangelista - Accounting at ArtCraft Paint

Richie Evangelista


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