Richard Receives Award

The Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce has honored painting contractor Richard Stewart with the 2012 Small Business Award, in recognition of his outstanding community service and leadership. With an introduction by Chamber President Sonia Tatulian, Richard was presented with the award at the annual San Fernando Valley United Chambers Awards Breakfast.

Richard Stewart Painting

Richard Stewart has been specializing in quality painting of homes and commercial buildings, both interior and exterior, for over 25 years.

A member of the Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Sunland-Tujunga Rotary Club, Richard always has time to participate in his community.

Be it a 4th of July celebration, Halloween Haunted House or a Student Anti-drug March, Richard can usually be counted upon to be a sparkplug driving it forward and contributing to its success.

Call 818-951-1181 and let us know how we can service you!

Richard – “Bandito” Artist

Bandito Artist

Painting Contractor by day, Bandito Artist by night, Richard Stewart pioneers a whole new art form. Also known as “El Bandito,” Stewart “steals” weeds, trash and debris from other people’s property–community eyesores–and replaces it with artistic creations.

Bandito Art Club

Richard Stewart, alias El Bandito, has started a club and encourages others to turn unsightly property into works of art.

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Orphanage Visit

ensenadaRichard Stewart is very active in his community of Sunland-Tujunga. As past President of the local Rotary Club and a member of the Neighborhood Council, Richard stays right in the middle of things. For example, he helped chaparone a group of students from the Verdugo Hills High School Interact (junior Rotary) Club as they visited the Estado 29 Orphanage near Ensenada, Mexico. This is an annual event, with our local students interacting with the Mexican children and delivering gifts of needed clothing, purchased with funds the students have raised.

GRAFFITI TIPS: How to eliminate!

NEXT DAY “early morning” paint outs are essential to eliminate graffiti or tagging in your area. Two things are established with this discipline:

  • The taggers get a “sense” that they are being watched in the area when their “work” is painted out so quickly.
  • The taggers go into apathy about ever getting their mark or “message” out and give up.