President and CEO

professional painter la mesa ca

Tedd Darby, Jr. is the President and CEO of Darby Painting, a family-run painting company in the San Diego area for over 20 years. He has been married to his lovely wife Lois for 23 years, and they enjoy life together by visiting often with their four young grandchildren. Tedd is an avid adventurer with a passion for hunting, hiking, running marathons, competing in triathlons, and taking numerous handgun training courses. He is a long-standing member of the BBB, is close to mastering American Sign Language (ASL) for the benefit of the deaf and hard of hearing in his church, and serves Jesus Christ and his family with unwavering dedication. Call him today!

I have lived in San Diego over 30 years. I want to say Darby Painting is the best paint contractor I have ever worked with. He listened to what I needed and then told me what he would do for me and how much it would cost. He painted my project and when he found out I had a small remodel in the same area, he volunteered to come and touch up after it was done. His men were totally professional and very pleasant. Their work was superb and my wife and I were very pleased. We have hired several paint contractors over the years, but Darby was the first to be prompt, bring plenty of painters to complete the job on schedule. They were fantastic! LJ & Carol Halter Del Cerro

S. C.


When they showed up to do the work they reviewed what was being done and any special details. The whole crew takes care to see that prep work is done properly. Tedd is careful to recommend the right paint for the job, and his crew takes pride in doing a great job. Once they were done, they replaced all fixtures, painted any trim that was in need of paint, and cleaned up thoroughly. Third time I have used Darby's over the 30 years I have lived here, and every experience is the same--Great !!

Edward W.


A+ Outstanding Service and Work , Professional and Reliable
Darby Painting recently completed a major overhaul on my much needed disaster in the garage. Tedd Darby came out personally and LISTENED to my issues , provided suggestions , and worked with me on the options for this project...He outlined everything in a clear manner and a fair price...The work was completed on time with his friendly and efficient staff then a follow up last review and check from Tedd. I was MORE than happy with the work and details his company did and would use him again on my next project. This experience was positive and stress free !!! Great job !!! Thanks !!!

Linda S.