Our History

In 1871, Arnold H. Kunst came to the United States from his native Germany. He arrived in New York, moved to Cincinnati, and finally arrived in San Francisco. He worked as a grainer and a painter. His sons, John and Charlie, were painting contractors in San Francisco from the 1920’s until the late 1940’s. The sons of John T. Kunst moved the painting business to Marin County in the late 1950’s. In 1961, John R. Kunst became a principal in Kunst Bros. The business Kunst Bros. Painting Contractor was Incorporated in 1967. His son Nicholas Kunst began painting with Kunst Bros. in 1980. Today Nicholas is the General Manager and represents the Fourth Generation of Painting Contractors to serve the Bay Area. Customer satisfaction is very important to us. Our entire staff at Kunst Bros. is dedicated to providing you with high quality service and value. We are gratified that our customers rated us so highly and we are proud to display the Valuestar symbol. We look forward to serving you, your family and friends. We are pleased that you can take pride in patronizing a company that has been awarded Valuestar Certification.

A series of photos from the past and present of the Kunst family. We hope you enjoy them!