Owner, Raffaele Mele was born in Calabria, Italy. In 1973 his father Rocco, decided to move to Troy, NY for work. Rocco's wife and 10 kids waited patiently back in Italy until they got the word that they too could finally join Rocco in Troy. Raffaele followed in his father's footsteps in 1999 and created R & M Painting. At first, it started as a side job for Raffaele to make extra income. After leaving his full time job to persue what he loves, R & M Painting and Restoration became a full time business. He started off doing small residential and commercial jobs. He got offered a contract with a newly built luxury apartment complex in Malta, NY and dedicated all of his time there. Soon, the company began to grow rapidly.... our number of employees tripled and so did our clientele! Raffaele has a strong business relationship with every customer and always makes sure they are 100% satisfied.