About Us

ZPAINTERS started in 2002, with a 1991 Honda Civic hatchback, a bucket, a roller, and a brush. However, my painting tradition began 18 years earlier when my father, Gilbert Zamora, at the tenderfoot age of 19, found out that he was going to be a father for the first time. Mr. Zamora landed a job as a general helper for a residential painting contractor in 1984, which eventually led him to an official union apprenticeship-training program for the residential, commercial and industrial painting fields. It was in the painters’ union that Gilbert became a journeyman painter. Through the years, Mr. Zamora has worked for both union and non-union shops, acquiring the painting trade and craftsmanship skills necessary for providing quality work in a timely fashion.Chris Zamora, ca. 1989

As you can imagine, I spent many Saturdays and summer vacations as a child learning my father’s trade. Many boys have traveled down a similar path, acquiring a trade from their father. It is an age-old path, and I have a deep love and appreciation for the trade as a result. The trade put food on the table for me growing up, taught me the value of hard work, and provided many valuable lessons and wonderful memories working alongside my father. There’s a deep sense of accomplishment to create, earn, and provide with your hands, and I have the privilege to count myself among the craftspeople who have done so for millennia.

Our hope is that you feel the pride that we have in our craft, from the way we treat our craftsmen, to the product our craftsmen provide, to the gratitude for having work that enables us to provide for our families. Please reach out to us with any questions, or to schedule a free estimate.

Warmly,

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Christopher Zamora


Our Team

Portraits by OnTay Johnson

Leah

Christopher Zamora

Estimating & Project Management

Chris is a 2nd generation painter and proud father of a 2-year old daughter. He enjoys studying history and traveling. Chris is also a proud UCLA alumnus, but works well with USC alumni.

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Leah Zamora

Administration & Estimating

Leah is a proud Anteater (Go UC Irvine!) but most of all, proud wife to Chris Zamora and proud mother to a smart and spritely two-year-old daughter, Abigail.

 

Gilbert

Gilbert Zamora

Estimating & Project Management

Gilbert is a journeyman painter of 34 years. He loves picking at garage sales, where he often finds little gifts for his granddaughter, Abigail.