​My name is Rich and I am the owner of Cogent Paint Techniques. That's a picture of me to the right of this page and it's the same face you will see at every job we do. There are two reasons for this. The first is that I do not sublet jobs to other crews. The second reason is that I'm a bit of a control freak and I like things done the way I want them done. So this compels me to do all the cuts, trim, faux finishes and specialty techniques myself, simply because I do not trust anybody else to do them.

I'm a transplanted Long Islander. After spending more years than I wanted to there, my wife and I finally decided to sell the house and put Long Island in the rear view mirror. We've settled in Chesapeake and Chesapeake is where we will stay, so I won't be hard to find if you need to. I've been painting for a very long time and will continue to do so for as long as I am able. It is what I like to do and I do it well. I am fully licensed and insured so rest easy, I'm not a "fly by night" painter. I'm also a master woodworker and do full service furniture repair and refinishing. As with everything I do, I'm in it to build relationships for the long haul and leaving a trail of unhappy customers in my wake won't get me there. So I work very hard to make sure everybody is happy.

Whatever service I perform for you, I promise to give you excellent work for a very reasonable price, and do everything in my power to make sure you are satisfied with your job. I will also take the time to work with you on pricing, consult on color, finish, or other options, and make sure all your questions are answered so there are no surprises. Suffice it to say that nobody has ever asked me for their money back, and I can and will provide references if requested.

So please take some time and check out this website. Hopefully it will give you a feel for what I am about and what services I can offer you. And as always, feel free to call me anytime. -Rich

It's what we're here for. We'll be happy to work with you in the process of transforming your living spaces. We can offer insight into your color choices and finishes and assist you through the various stages of your project.

For instance, let's say that you have a particular paint technique in mind but you're not sure of the color combinations, or how it'll look on your walls. We can provide a sample panel for you to evaluate before making your commitment, as being comfortable with your decision is very important.