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About Us

At Crash of Rhinos Painting & Garage Floors, we specialize in painting stucco exteriors here in Phoenix. We’re laser-focused on providing homeowners with the highest possible level of craftsmanship and service. Throughout the Valley, we’re known for our straightforward proposal process, excellent communication, and—most importantly—great-looking, long-lasting paint. We take pride in our work and stand by it. Does your home need new paint? Get started by getting a free inspection and proposal from our team.

Our Core Values

Doing right by our customers.

Share the Foxhole

If not for each other, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We must appreciate and respect the whole person. And until we’ve walked in someone’s shoes, we can’t pretend to know what they’re going through. We’re a member of the community we serve, and we remain connected to each and every one of our customers.

Fail Forward

We aren’t perfect and won’t pretend to be. We will make mistakes. It’s in these lessons that we grow as individuals, as a company, and as a community. By being open about our mistakes, we create an open and honest environment built on trust and appreciation for each other, flaws and all.

Radical Confidence

We are confident in our trust of others, not because they ‘deserve’ it but because we’re committed to putting others first and focusing on win-win outcomes. We trust but verify. Through this trust we serve each other by not thinking first of ourselves but of our neighbor.

Think the Endgame

In everything we do, we’re driven by the outcomes we create. Instead of focusing on the present moment, we believe in doing what’s right to ultimately benefit everyone involved.

This is our original trailer from back when Crash of Rhinos was first started with just a single painting crew.

Our History

Crash of Rhinos Painting & Garage Floors was originally founded in 2006 by Todd Ellingson and was bought by Mike and Kim Ricker in 2008. During a major housing slump, Crash of Rhinos Painting maintained steady growth, while many other paint companies in Arizona went out of business.rnrnSince originally starting with only three staff members, our business has now grown to five full-time painting crews, as well as an office staff. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us!

Our owner, Mike Ricker, poses next to one of our vehicles, which carries our inspection team from project-to-project.

What’s with the name?

Crash of Rhinos Painting & Garage Floors

A group of rhinos is known as a ‘crash.’ They run together at full speed, despite not knowing what lies ahead. We move with the same determination.

This Crash of Rhinos yard sign sits out front of this Chandler home, currently in the process of being painted.

We’re looking for talented people to join us.

Here’s why you should work here.

  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Fast-growing, successful company
  • Fun, team-oriented atmosphere