(314) 644-0500 Phone

Commercial/Industrial Painting Contractor

(314) 644-3355

About Us

Founded by Joseph A. Ward in St. Louis Missouri in 1870, Jos. Ward Painting co. has consistently ranked amongthe top painting contractors in the St. Louis metropolitan area and mid-west region. The measure of success is reflected in many ways: repeat business, volume, financial capability, longevity, dependability and integrity. By these measures Jos. Ward Painting Co. continues to perform in the painting industry.

Jos.Ward Painting Co. is a full service industrial and commercial painting contractor. We perform our services for new construction work and facility owners alike. The company services all spectrum's of the business community. Business sectors we service include: Civil, Health care, Government, Infrastructure, Institutional, Manufacturing, Retail, Residential Communities,Tenant finish and Utility. We perform the following applications; painting, high performance coatings, special coatings, floor coatings, sand blasting, water blasting, lead containment and abatement,  wallcoverings, Duroplex, electrostatic, Belbien, faux finishes and taping.

We are a fully bonded, insured and licensed company. We employ only professional craftsmen. Through the years we have performed our craft on some of the most prestigious landmarks in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

Our focus of operations is total quality management.

We are committed to advanced technology for both office management and field applications.  We work with owners and general contractors using computers to provide seamless project management. We commonly use electronic technology for emails, plans, safety analysis/reporting, submittals, insurance and pay applications. We develop, implement and track project specific quality plans to meet the goals of our customers.

Our goal and commitment is 100% customer satisfaction.


We are committed to new technology but we haven't  forgotten old fashion service and customer relations are the most important factor in business.  

We work with our customers to insure their goals are exceeded.


We provide our office and field employees with continuous training and education.  As part of our total quality management program we monitor and evaluate employee performance and growth. The result is certified field mechanics who provide quality workmanship and a professional management team to service your projects.

 Our company was built on trust and a handshake. While we realize  the world has changed it is important to us that our customers know  they can rely on our company to perform as agreed. Integrity is  acting on what is right without expecting anything in return. Integrity  is consistency of actions, reliable methods, actions based on sound  principles and honesty.  We back our Integrity with warranties on all of the work we perform.


Through the total work process we have developed long term working relationships with owners and contractors alike.

Jos. Ward Painting Co. has operated through five generations and over 144 years, our company has a rock solid foundation. Our company has taken part in building some of the great cities in the United States, from Chicago in the north, Denver in the west, Memphis in the south to Indianapolis in the east we continue to build on a proud tradition. We look forward to the future and the opportunities that it brings. We continue to work diligently to exceed the great expectations and reputation that others before us have built.

Project Managers

  • Joseph Ward - President, Estimator, Project Manager

    40 years experience working for the company.

    Email Joseph

  • Brian R

    Brian Rhodes -  Vice President Field Operations, Estimator, P.M.

    20 years experience working for the company. (Superintendent)

  • Benjamin Ward - Corp. Secretary, Estimator/P.M.

    10 years experience working for the company.

  • Joseph Ward Jr - Vice President, Safety, Estimator, P.M.

    14 years experience working for the company

    email Joe

  • Matt Alvarado - Superintendent, Safety, P.M.

    21 years experience working in the Industry

    email Matt


  • Janice Broekelmann – Office Administrator

    21 years experience working for the company

    Email Janice

 Sara McBeath - Office Manager

16 years Operations Management

Email Sara

We have a total combined office experience of 150 Years.

Field Craftsmen average experience is over 8 years with the company.

Field employees have completed 4 year apprenticeship program.
Employees have completed OSHA 30 and 10 Hour training Courses.
Other safety training courses completed include: Confined Space worker and supervisor, lift and scaffold, lead abatement worker, lead abatement supervisor, lead safety renovation, repair & painting, respirator and First Aid Training.

We are an automated company. We use software for accounting, job cost, project management, estimating, email and access to FTP sites.

Jos. Ward Painting Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Industry Awards

Jos. Ward Painting Co. has received many accolades and awards throughout history. Below are just a few of examples of industry recognition.

1995 Finishing Touch 1st Place Award for Commercial Faux Finishes and Special Effects, Project: Tivoli Theatre

2004 Finishing Touch 1st Place Award for Interior Commercial Painting, Project: Mills Mall

2005 National PDCA PIPP Commercial Painting Award, Project: Mills Mall

2006 June Contractor of the Month Award, Project: Pfizer NRB

2008 Finishing Touch 1st Place Award for Interior Painting, Project: Lumiere Place & Casino

2008 Finishing Touch 1st Place Award for Commercial Wallcovering, Project: Lumiere Place & Casino

2008 Finishing Touch 1st Place Award for Commercial Faux Finishes and Special Effects, Project: Lumiere Place & Casino

2016 Finishing Touch Honorable Mention Award for Industrial Buildings - Boeing Building 245

2017 Finishing Touch 1st Place Award for Interior Painting: Maryland Heights Community Center 

2017 Finishing Touch Honorable Mention Award for Wallcovering, Rabo Agrifinance


Jos. Ward Painting Co. has worked with the minority and women owned business community for many years. We partner with MBE and WBE Painting Contractors on major and minor projects on a consistent basis. In our commitment to mentor MBE and WBE firms we provide guidance in estimating, accounting and project management. In the past we have taken extra measures to insure the success of our partners. Should an owner or General Contractor request MBE and WBE participation we are able to assist them in meeting their goals. We are proud of our record in helping promote a diverse business work force.

Professional Associations

  • Member of The Society for Protective Coatings
  • Member of Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
  • Member of Painting and Decorating Foundation
  • Member of Finishing Contractors Association
  • Member of Labor Management Cooperation Initiative
  • Member of Associated General Contractors
  • Member of American Society of Professional Estimators
  • Member of National Federation of Independent Business
  • Member of Building Owners and Managers Association
  • Member of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
  • Member of Painter’s District Council #2
  • Member of St. Louis Construction Industry Substance Abuse Consortium
  • Member of ISNetworld

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Abrasive blasting using various media (performed on site)

Blastrac and Diamond Grinding

Chemical Stripping of steel and wood

Color coding, identification markings, way finding coatings and tapes

Confined Space coating applications

Deep Cleaning

Dry-fall coatings

Ductwork and exhaust vents

Elastomeric Coatings

Epoxy & Urethane Coatings

FDA Approved Coatings

Floor Coatings, Floor Stains, Sealers and Striping


High Heat Coatings

High performance coatings – Epoxy, Flouronar, Galvanized, Urethane, Vinyl, Zinc

Intumescent and Fire retardant coatings

Maintenance Painting

Masonry waterproof coatings and sealers

Metallic Coatings

New Construction

Photolumninescent Markings

Pipe painting

Power Washing & Cleaning

Roof Coatings

Safety & Luminescent Coatings

Sandblasting – Brush Blast to White, exposing aggregate

Secondary Containment Coatings

Shot blasting


Special Coatings

Stage, Spider and 120’ lift work

Steel Structures

Stranlock and Novalac coatings


Traffic Coatings

Waterproof coatings and sealers

Wayfinding Tapes and Coating Applications



Acoustical Ceiling Painting

Acoustical Wallcoverings

Antimicrobial Paints & Coatings


Deep Cleaning


Drywall repairs and drywall taping

Elastomeric Weatherproofing Coatings

Epoxy Coatings

FDA Approved Coatings

Fireproofing & Intumescent Coating

Floor Coatings, Floor Stains, Sealers

Graffiti Removal Services/Anti-Graffiti Coatings

Green Environmental Friendly Painting

Hallway & Lobby Renovations

Historic Restorations & Repair

Leed compliant coatings

Lead Safe Work Practices

Lift & Stage certified

Maintenance Painting Programs


Parking & Pavement Markings

Photoluminescent Markings

Power Washing

Project Management Services

Safety Coatings

Sandblasting & Media Blasting

Scaffolding and Containment


Wallpaper Hanging & Wallcovering


Waterproofing & Joint Caulking




Industrial and Commercial Coatings Contractor

Certified Contractors

Sandblasting & Waterblasting

Drywall Taping

Electronic project management

Free Estimates

Floor Coatings

Masonry & Concrete

New Construction Painting Contractors

Painting and Wallcovering

Photoluminescent Markings

Repaint and Building Maintenance

Restoration Services

Surface preparation and cleaning

Time and Material work



Distributors/ Manufacturers



American Permalight

Advanced Polymer Sciences


Benjamin Moore









Modern Masters

PPG - Porter

Pratt and Lambert



Scofield floor stains








Wolf Gordon




Airports and Aircraft Hangers

Animal shelters and kennels

Apartments & Condominiums

Aquatic Centers

Artwork and Sculptures

Athletic Clubs

Bank, Credit Unions and Financial Institution


Chemical, PetroChemical Coatings and Linings

Construction Equipment Sandblasting & Painting

Distribution Centers

Doctor's Offices

Entertainment Complexes

Exterior Painting and Coatings

Food and Beverage Facilities


Gymnasiums and Fitness Centers

Healthcare, Hospitals, Clinics, Suites

Heat Exchanger Sandblasting & Painting

High Rise Painting

Hotels, Motels, Lodges

Industrial Communications Equipment

Manufacturing / Processing Painting


Ice Skating Rinks

Industrial Heat Stack Painting

Institutional Painting

Machinery and Equipment Painting

Masonry and Concrete Buildings

Movie Theatres


Museums and Exhibit Spaces

Office Buildings

Painting Services

Painter For A Day

Parking Garages

Pharmaceutical Plant Painting

Places of worship, Chapel, Church, Mosque, Temple, Synagogue,

Pipeline Painting

Power Generation and Power

Tilt Up Buildings

Time and Material work

Transmission Plant Painting

Recreation Centers

Repaint Specialists

Retail Stores

Restaurants, Night Clubs & Bars

Sandblasting and Special coatings

Schools and Colleges

Sports facilities

Stadium and Arena Painting

Structural Steel Coatings

Swimming Pool Sandblasting and Painting

Tank Painting & Sandblasting

Tanks and Vessels

Utilitiy Plants

Warehouses and Storage buildings

Water and Waste Water Treatment Facility Painting



Jos. Ward Painting Co. Proudly serving (but not limited to) the States of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas,  The Cities of Alton, Arnold, Ballwin, Belleville, Branson, Chesterfield, Clayton, Collinsville, Columbia, Creve Coeur, Crystal City, Cuba, Des Peres, East St. Louis, Eureka, Fairview Heights, Fenton, Florissant, Granite City, Hazelwood, High Ridge, Imperial, Lebanon, Manchester, Maryland Heights, Mehlville, Metro East,  Edwardsville, Kansas City, Kirkwood, Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks, O'Fallon, Osage Beach, Pacific, Rolla, Springfield, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. James, St. Peters, St. Louis, Troy, Union, Valley Park, Warrenton, Washington, Waterloo, Webster Groves, Wentzville, Wildwood, Wood River.  We travel for larger projects.


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