Finishing Touch Team Painting and Drywall Company
Led by Russ Marchese Sr., Russ Jr. and Winston Hawkins – with nearly 100 years of combined experience – our team can handle any residential or commercial job, interior or exterior, with precision and expertise. With its main office in Columbia, SC and established in 1999, Finishing Touch Team is a full service painting and drywall repair. Whether your project requires help from the ground-up, a major “face-life” or a just a simple perking-up, we have the resources and skills to get the job done in a timely and professional manner.
Russell T. Marchese, Sr.
“I love what I do, and I it shows in our work and in our relationships with our customers. The reward comes when we see that satisfied smile on our customer’s face,” says owner, Russell Marchese, Sr. In 2012 and 2013 Finishing Touch Team won the Best of Columbia in the Painting Contractor category and the Customer Service Award from Angie’s List.
In addition to being a painting contractor, Russ Sr. has knowledge and has been recognized as an expert in many types of finishes, murals, ceiling art, marbleizing, venetian plaster, wood graining, distress, antiquing, and metallic finishes, just to name a few.
“Don’t go to the expense of purchasing exotic woods or marbles. Save hundreds of dollars by letting us create marble and wood graining effects for you. We have also created murals and landscapes in pediatrician offices, dentists and daycares as well as private homes.
Russell studied and taught the painting trade in Rochester, NY along with attending Eastman School of Music. With his two God given talents, painting and trumpet playing, he has painted some big places such as Xerox and Kodak and has played with some of the world’s greatest musicians. Moving to Columbia, SC in 1998, Finishing Touch Team was established.
Here in Columbia he plays with a great group of musicians with Elliott and The Untouchables as well as playing in the Praise Band at Union United Methodist Church. As to his service work, his belief is that the only way to keep what he has been given to him, is to give it away.
Russell T. Marchese, Jr.
Joined by his son, Russ, Jr., who learned the trade from his father…more coming soon.
Carol Jean Martin-Marchese
In 2010 he was joined by CJ Martin-Marchese, his wife, who graduated from Florida International University with a major in Art Education and minor in Business. Having worked in both the Business field as a Paralegal and Office Administrator and in many areas of Art, CJ brings her organizational skills to the office and her artistic skills to the field when working on murals or signs.
We work with many of the Commercial and Residential Builders, Interior Designers and Architects as well as Doctors and Dentists whose offices we have painted and Individual home owners in the South Carolina area who keep coming back because we like to have satisfied customers.