The Founder & The President


Owner and President
David Sarai

Founded in 1988 by Owner and President David Sarai, New York Painting & Coating Ltd. (NYP) operates a business serving western Canada and the Pacific NW of the United States. The company has grown to over 200 employees. David often values the employees as the heart and soul of the business. NYP encourages the employees to be responsible for company growth, company brand improvement, and reputation advancement in the industry. NYP is committed to safety, quality, and reliability.

David was born in a small village in Punjab India where he credits his family for teaching him the value of hard work and for starting each day well before the sunrise, a belief he stays true to this day. David often comments on the influence of his grandfather a small Punjab farmer and the life lessons he gleaned from his village is a huge influence on the success he has earned in Canada. David migrated to the United States at the age of 21 determined to learn a trade and to make his family proud. He quickly proved himself and lead paint crews of over 500 painters in the heart of New York City. After several years, David’s family called him to Canada where he brought his talent, hard work, integrity, and entrepreneurial sense to the province of British Columbia. The companies name is rooted in David’s early years mastering his craft and building his skill and thus the birth of New York Painting & Coating Ltd. evolved.


Leading by Example

David leads by example and often throws on his painting coveralls to share his knowledge with our younger and new painters. He is dedicated to his clients and to his partners (shareholders or employees). Married and blessed with two sons, David has worked so hard to ensure both boys learn their heritage and learn to contribute to the Canada, a country that has afforded David so much. “I always say that my family built this business. It is not a career or family, both are intertwined. Everyone has to provide support and do for one another and this encouragement is critical to the growth of our business.

Success Begins With People

David believes that a successful enterprise begins with the people and he decides to work with the individuals that are talented and dedicated. David believes TEAM means “Together Everyone Achieves More”. He says Entrepreneurs should bring the vision and passion into the organization and remove hurdles for the team to improve the execution of the vision. It is essential that the vision is clearly understood by the people and the company hires experts in their respective fields.

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New York Painting & Coating Ltd.

New York Painting and Coating Ltd. is a well-established business providing painting services in the Province’s of British Columbia and Alberta and Western U.S.A. Incorporated in 1988 by the current owner David Sraw, the company has grown to over one hundred employees and is well respected in the industry for delivering quality workmanship, safe work practices and dependable service. Its growth and success has been built around satisfying the needs of our valued clients.