At ArtCraft Paint, we are aircraft painters with interior restoration capabilities that uniquely combine artistry with craftsmanship to turn ordinary aircraft into fying works-of-art.

Our expert team of craftsmen pride themselves in providing the highest quality aircraft painting and interior refurbishment using the latest technologies available in the industry. With over 20 years of experience in aircraft paint and upholstery, our team will work with you to create the perfect restoration package for your aircraft. We are 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 refurbishing facilities, here at ArtCraft Paint Inc. we cater to both your aircraft painting & interior refurbishing needs; making us a one stop service for all of your aircraft refurbishing needs.When you choose ArtCraft Paint, you can rest assured that we 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 Arrendondo, 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 20 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 the Top Five aircraft paint facilities 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 Venegas
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

Alex Arredondo

Vice President

Manny Melgoza

Shop Manager

Tony Lopez

Lead Painter

Kevin Kleinsteuber

Lead Mechanic, A&P

Brenda Maldonado

Sales Manager

Richie Evangelista

Accounting

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