Open since May 2016 and quickly making a name for itself, Esco Paint & Supplies is focused on offering custom matches, finishes, and the highest-quality paints and paint supplies.
The 1,400-square-foot Canoga Park shop might be small, but it’s exactly what owner Hernan Escobar had in mind: something classic and homey. A place where customers are greeted individually and assisted right away. A place that focuses on serving up the best possible paint for the job.
With experience as a paint-store manager and color matcher, Escobar has always had a fondness for paint. And when the California native decided it was time to open a place of his own, nothing could stop him.
“I’m a go-getter. I wasn’t afraid to knock on doors to get a business going,” said Escobar. Before his store even opened, he took his first shipment of Pratt & Lambert paints, which he sold out of the back of his van. It was then that he knew he had what it takes to succeed.
His love for paint retail is evidenced by his friendly demeanor, his eagerness to impart his knowledge, and his desire to serve every customer as well as he possibly can, especially in regard to great paint. At the top of Escobar’s list is Pratt & Lambert.
“It’s an easy product to sell," he said. “Contractors know that it’s a quality silky paint. They know how to use it and how it will perform.”
In addition to filling contractor needs, Escobar matches color by eye and works with customers to create custom matches and finishes, usually using Pratt & Lambert’s RedSeal® Supreme paint.
Escobar’s willingness to try something new and his drive to be the very best have quickly established Esco Paint as a paint destination. And much like its determined owner, there’s nothing stopping this customer-focused paint store.