Our Team

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Since 1995 I've been in the painting business. I started out painting houses in my local area, right here on the Eastside of Seattle and as word got around, the business grew from a one man operation to the large scale team of contractors that makes up Robinson Paints today.

It has taken quite a long time and a heck of a lot of work but it fills me with pride to drive around and see all the beautiful properties that we've had the chance to work on. 

Outside of work, you can probably find me hitting a few golf balls down at the club, driving up to the mountain in winter to go skiing and catching every bit of sun I can.

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25 years ago Jim and I started Robinson Paints together. He would handle the painting while I ran the back office, ordering paint, managing customers and running the books. It was great to work together and see our business grow over the years. Having since stepped down from my role at Robinson Paints, I can now enjoy my time in other ways. 


I love being a mom to our two amazing sons and beautiful daughter, zipping around on the golf course with Jim, heading over the mountains to ski in winter, taking the boat out in the summer months or simply chatting around the fire-pit enjoying quality family time.

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debbe peterson

general manager

I joined the Robinson Paints team in 2006, starting as a residential painter before moving into the office 2 years later where I could utilize my Business degree.  After spending the last 12 years learning all aspects of the business, I can now say I know the industry inside and out.  This knowledge, coupled with my attention to detail and love of a good challenge, has made this a job I enjoy coming to every day.  Robinson Paints is a great company to work for, and I’m proud to consider myself part of the family.


On the rare occasion that I’m not working, I can usually be found outside… preferably kayaking or paddleboarding in the warm summer sun with friends.  On the less sunny days, I enjoy both street and mountain biking, hiking, and snowshoeing or just working in my yard listening to an audiobook.  I have a life-long desire to learn, so reading is another passion of mine.  I addition to being an outstanding office manager, I’ve raised two amazing kids (and one less amazing dog) as a single mother which may explain my love for the outdoors.

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Gabriel sarmiento

process and application manager

For 11 years I have been working for Robinson Paints managing project sites and customer relationships. I love coming to work because everyday on the job is a new challenge and it pushes me to always bring my best. I hope that I will be able to continue to work for Robinson Paints until my beard is grey and its time to retire.

Time outside of work is usually spent surrounded by my family. My wife and two daughters love to go on hikes and be by the ocean. We often take road trips when we go on vacation and if I'm not spending time with family you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm.

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enrique urendez

project manager

I started working for Robinson Paints in 2006 as a painter. Over the years my role has changed quite a bit and now I manage our job sites, crews and painting projects. It's my goal every day to keep our customers and subcontractors happy so that our work sites can run smoothly and the houses look perfect at the end of the job.

My 4 daughters and I spend a lot of time together, sometimes hanging out at the lake or watching movies. When I can find a spare moment between work and family, I like to go fishing for Salmon and Trout down by the river - its quiet, peaceful and my favorite place to relax. 

Our Quality Guarantee

For many of our customers owning a property, may it be a home or business, is one of life's many goals. It is often our most valuable asset and represents years of hard work and dedication. Here at Robinson Paints, we are dedicated to making your most prized asset look and feel brand new, by giving it the paint job that it deserves. Paint is much more than just a color chosen for a wall or ceiling, it creates an atmosphere, affects our mood and can make your property look spectacular. We never leave a job unfinished and we never leave a customer unsatisfied; that is our quality guarantee.