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Call us for all your painting needs! 979-776-9109


Our Company History
Over 60 Years of Painting Expertise!

Guaranteed Painting Co. is owned by Marie and Herb Thorn. They have been painting homes, offices and businesses in College Station - Bryan since 1992. However, they aren't the first generation of Thorns providing expertise in the painting business in Bryan-College Station.

Over 60 Years Ago!

Herb Thorn, Sr. spent almost 30 years in the paint business, first as a store manager for Sherwin Williams Co. in Houston and Bryan, and later as a factory representative for Glidden Paint and Benjamin Moore & Co. In 1970, he bought Chapman's Paint and Wallpaper in Bryan, TX. Three years later he built the building that the store currently occupies and operated it until he sold the business in 1977.

Our History

Chick Chapman (Left) and Herb Thorn, Sr. Photo taken in 1957 or '58, in front of the original Chapman's Paint and Wallpaper in downtown Bryan, TX. The Village, a coffee house and restaurant, now occupies the space where the store was originally located.

Two Generations of Expertise in Painting

Herb Thorn, Owner

While a student at Texas A&M, Herb (Jr.) worked at the family paint store learning about paint and application procedures. He started painting in the summer as a way of making extra money and in 1978 he joined the Painters Union in Houston working in the River Oaks area.

Later he relocated to San Jose Ca. and began working for the Fortune Painting Co., a commercial and industrial painting firm in the San Francisco Bay area. He gained broad experience working on projects such as the Linear Accelerator at Stanford University, Pacific Gas and Electric plants, and what was then called Marriott's Great America. He has knowledge of high performance coatings and a level of product expertise not generally available to the average residential painting contractor. He enjoys providing guidance to customers that need help in choosing the right paint products for their project.

Herb meets with clients to estimate and define the scope of work for each project, directs the paint crews, and oversees the quality of all work. Most importantly, he makes sure each job ends with a happy, satisfied customer and, hopefully, a friend.

Marie Thorn, Owner

Marie is an Architectural Color Consultant who brings a wealth of organizational and business experience gained from years of operating her own construction support business in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon request, Marie meets with customers to assist in selecting and coordinating both interior and exterior paint colors. She uses her expertise to help clients develop an overall color plan for their home that compliments their furnishings and enhances the architectural features and proportions of their homes.

Marie also assists in customer follow up and pretty much everything else that needs to be done that doesn't involve a brush or roller. In addition, she also serves as president of the company.

With more than 30 years in the painting industry and 26 years in business here in Bryan-College Station, Herb and Marie strive to provide the best customer service available anywhere. They take pride in assuring you that choosing Guaranteed Painting Co. for your painting project means that no detail will be overlooked, and no job will be complete until you are completely satisfied.

Call us today at 979-776-9109 or request a free estimate.


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    We were exceptionally pleased with the exterior painting of our home, including our screened-in back porch, as well as the the porch ceiling being stained. George and his crew went above and beyond our expectations. The crew worked tirelessly and professionally the entire 5 days.
    , 10/04/2021

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    They painted the exterior of our entire home & it turned out amazing! It was completed on time, professional at all times, cleaned up and within projected budget! Highly recommend them!

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    I would give more than 5 stars if I could. I contacted 3 painters in Bryan for my boss who needed her parents' former home painted 3 days later when she would be in town. I spoke with Herb first and was so impressed with his thoroughness, professionalism and courtesy that the other two guys really didn't have a chance... They were respectful, protected all surfaces and cleaned up thoroughly, and didn't fill her trashcans with paint stuff. They even took down 10 wind chimes and put them all back up in the same order... After the work was completed, he did a walk through with her to ensure everything was to her satisfaction. And then within an hour, Herb arrived on site to inspect the work as well. Can't recommend Guaranteed enough!

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    The first time we used Herb Thorn and Guaranteed Painting Co. was for inside painting. We called him at the recommendation of our realtor when we first purchased our home. I didn't think we could have a better experience. The work was wonderful, much better quality than we had been used to getting in California. Herb's crews were the cleanest, most courteous and helpful workmen that you could ask for. The attention to detail and doing the job right was noticeable. Now, after 5 years we are selling our home and moving back to SoCal and I had Herb come and take care of some outside wood repairs and complete exterior painting, as well as some inside painting that we didn't do the first time. The house is so beautiful and the work was done so well that I just had to take a minute and write this review. If you have painting, carpentry, or other home improvement needs call these people. They are the BEST! You won't be disappointed. I wish we could take them back with us!

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    We have had Herb and his crew paint our house a few times now. He is timely, takes care to do the proper preparation and gives good advice. I will call him again next time I need painting.

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    Guaranteed Painting did the exterior, kitchen cabinets, and many rooms for me this summer. Even replaced a door frame and did dry wall repair. They did an excellent job and my house looks better than ever. I highly recommend Herb and his crew to do a quality job, on time and on budget.