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About Us


AJS Painting & Decorating was founded by Alphonso Rhodes in 2001. With more than 30 years in the industry, what started from a John O'Connor apprentice program has evolved into a successful and competitive leading business model.  In 2014, AJS Painting received a Certificate of Recognition for successful endeavors as a Protege' of the Lennar Urban Mentorship Program and for growing AJS Painting & Decorating as an outstanding business in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Alphonso Rhodes

Alphonso was awarded an "Existing Business of The Year" award by the Bayview Business Renaissance in 2011. In 2012 he received the Angela Cain Memorial Award and featured in Renaissance Chronicle of Philanthropy news article for his entrepreneurship success. 

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The key to success is to never give up,

work hard and you will achieve your dreams. 

Alphonso Rhodes


Our Mission

We exist to provide the best possible experience to our clients and the communities that we serve. We believe in building ongoing professional relationships and gaining new business through referrals.


Our goal is to help stimulate the local economy through local hiring and spending.

As Seen In

AJS Painting & Decorating was featured in the Renaissance News, Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2012, the Bayview Black History Newsletter highlighting Black entrepreneurs in San Francisco, as well as the Periodic Newsletter from the City and County of San Francisco Contractor Development Program. AJS also received a Business of The Year Award from the Bayview Business Renaissance Center.

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