• KAR Painting Contractors Southampton

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    KAR Painting Contractors Established Since 1984



KAR Contractors was set up in 1984 by Kevan Roberts, initially to supply decorator services to national housing developers. As KAR grew in both size and reputation, Kevan was able to increase the firm’s range of services, while venturing into different markets.

In 1998 a structured expansion programme began in earnest. The company was incorporated into KAR Contractors Ltd, and Director David Le Brocq appointed to explore new business opportunities. By 2004 the entire operation was moved to significantly larger offices Hamble to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. In early 2018 Kevan decided to retire from KAR and the arrangements for his son Dan Roberts to take control of the company were put in place. In June 2018 Dan, who has worked for KAR Contractors Ltd since 2002, working his way from supervisor to Managing Director, completed the purchase of KAR..

KAR Contractors Ltd is an award winning company well known for the quality and reliability of its services in new build, commercial and residential markets, and the social housing sector. A strong management team and large workforce of qualified and accredited decorators allow KAR to commit to larger contracts that other firms are unable to handle. Another major benefit is the company’s long standing and special relationship with ICI in that only the best performance products are used in any specification, ensuring a better value-over-time for the client’s investment in paint.


KAR Contractors Ltd is an approved and recommended non-domestic painting contractor under the Dulux Connect Partnership scheme. This accreditation testifies to the quality and suitability of the paint used and the company’s high standards of project management, workmanship and awareness of health and safety related issues.


What our customers say

«I have worked with KAR Contractors Ltd for many years now and have always found them to be professional, helpful and on many occasions willing to go out of their way to assist our project requirements to meet timescales. With a keen eye for a fine finish, KAR have played a key role in ensuring our sites continue to be award winning developments and maintain our 5 star HBF rating for customer satisfaction. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend KAR Contractors Ltd to anyone looking to source a reliable, professional and helpful decorating contractor.»

«I have worked with KAR Contractors Ltd for many years on various projects, high quality is always delivered and we will continue in partnership for many years to come»

«I have worked with KAR and Dan Roberts for the last 15 years.

The high standards set by Dan and his team have always delivered exceptional homes to our customers. The friendly proactive approach that Dan and his team promote make it a pleasure to work with KAR. »

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