Rick Hodge II – Owner

painter Newtown PARichard Hodge II is the owner operator of Red Dog Painting Company in Newtown, PA. In this role, Richard is lead painter and is present for all stages of a project from the estimate, to the preparation, to the application of finishes. With 15 years’ experience in the painting trade, he is well versed in all aspects of his business.

He is a lifelong resident of Bucks Country, raised in Northampton and graduate of Council Rock High School. Richard’s strong work ethic and skill with his hands landed him a job in the hardwood flooring trade just days after graduating. He remained motivated, learning and building a portfolio of experience refinishing and installing various types of wood flooring, as well as, the application of stains and clear coatings.

With a continuing sense of accomplishment, Richard shifted his sights in a new direction and pursued a career in painting. Opportunity led him to a position working for an apartment contract painter. There he worked as an apprentice learning the fundamentals of painting, such as the importance of proper surface preparation. These were not glamorous apartments, in fact, most of the time they were badly damaged and in need of extensive repairs. While working in these complexes, Richard was able to develop the skills needed to properly repair and finish damaged drywall and other substrates. These neglected spaces gave Richard an opportunity to learn and to develop the necessary expertise to be a fast and an efficient painter.

After several years in the contract painting trade, Richard moved on and joined a local construction and remodeling company. Here he was part of the business’s in-house painting team. While working at this firm Richard moved up quickly and became lead painter after only a few months. This position enabled him to further expand his painting skillset in areas like residential custom painting, as well as develop important client relations. Richard worked hand in hand with clients in their homes during their remodeling projects. He would take the time to explain every aspect of their painting project, he would assist clients in the process of color selection, and he would help determine the best type of paint finish for their unique needs.

Richard’s varied background in hardwood floor refinishing, contract apartment painting and custom residential painting provided the perfect foundation for starting his own painting company. In 2011, he decided to make his dream a reality and formed his own painting business. It was not long before the business began to grow through the referrals of satisfied clients. Today, with the expertise and the confidence to provide his clients with the best possible painting experience start to finish, Red Dog Painting continues to be a company that takes pride in its work and that strives to deliver excellent painting results to its clients. To reach Richard, email him at rick@reddogpainting.com or go to reddogpainting.com.

When Richard takes a break from painting, he enjoys spending time with his family, staying fit at the gym, going fishing, playing Sunday Softball on a Philly adult league with friends, and of course taking Kane for long walks.