Who We Are

Like paint, we have you covered!

Since 2017, Old Charleston Painting Company has experienced a lot of change and a lot of growth. Through it all, we’ve always put customers first, stood behind our work, and given the highest level of quality in the market. We use the chemistry learned from working with paint manufacturers and the hands-on techniques learned from painting ourselves and use the best application methods around.

We only use the highest quality paints and products, including top-of-the-line Sherwin Williams, or premium Benjamin Moore paints upon request.

Our company, owner, and project manager are all EPA certified to do lead abatement.

Our Team

We are blessed to have over 50 painters on staff, each one having gone through our proprietary 12-month training program. We teach “the right way” of doing things from the ever important prep work to the finishing touches.

We hold the highest standards and teach specific methods that require some "unlearning" of old habits and then retraining the Old Charleston Painting Company way. Commitment to the rigorous year of training (that ends with a test!) has built a strong team with little turnover.

All work is done by us; we don't hire subcontractors for any project, so you know those working in your home or business are fully trained and qualified to do so.

Bradford King - Owner

Bradford found a love for paint when he started with Lord and Evans Paints at age 16. He worked his way up to store manager and then joined ICI Paints which later became PPG. In his time as manager and sales rep, Bradford discovered more about the paint chemistry and became a Level 2 certified chemical engineer.

After spending five years selling cars, Bradford connected with Gary French, a former painter, who sparked the idea of opening Old Charleston Painting Company. Bradford combined his renewed love for paint with his passion for caring for customers with excellence. He crafted a unique process with superior standards, and as a result, the company has been awarded Best Home Painter in Charleston since 2021. Bradford still personally visits every project and ensures customers receive the very best service and excellent workmanship they have come to expect.

Bradford is married to the love of his life, Bethanny, who is a big reason Old Charleston Painting Company exists today! 

Andrew Samela - Co-Owner

Andrew attended University of Rhode Island and has lived in Charleston for over 10 years. He worked with Bradford selling cars and then joined him at Old Charleston Painting Company in January of 2021.

As co-owner, Andrew spearheads business development alongside Bradford, sharing the standards and values Old Charleston Painting Company was founded on and assisting customers through the estimate process.

Andrew is an avid outdoorsman. He and his wife, Christina, have a 3 year old German Shepherd named Mila. 

Alicia DeHart - Project Manager

Alicia is originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and moved to the Charleston area eight years ago. She joined the Old Charleston Painting Company in 2022 as the Social Media Coordinator to help build recognition and awareness throughout the Lowcountry.

Now as Project Manager, Alicia utilizes over twenty years of staff supervision and project management to coordinate and oversee each Old Charleston Painting Company project, from start to finish. She is passionate about making each space - interior or exterior, residential or commercial - its absolute best and works with each client to ensure their unique and individual needs are taken care of.

Alicia lives in Summerville with her two children and their dog, Bleu. She is an avid hockey fan and loves the outdoors.

From The Owner

Our processes and quality cannot be matched. Each project we take on has myself, my business partner, our project manager, and a site manager overseeing the job. We follow each specific scope that is written for each project, as each one is different.

As of 2022, we have 51 painters on staff. We are blessed to take on new jobs everyday. I couldn’t be happier to own Charleston’s Best Painting Service, and I couldn’t be happier to be doing it with the people I have around me. We are grateful for the support we receive and for the trust from each client and friend.

Remember….like paint, we have you covered!!

- Bradford King