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Your residential and commercial specialists!

Since opening for business in 2001, Altitude Painting has provided the Gunnison Valley with the highest quality painting services available. Owner, Jay Prentiss, has made it a point to employ locally, cater to local businesses, as well as to make use of the most environmentally conscious products on the market. When you choose Altitude Painting you are not only guaranteed superior craftsmanship, but you will be supporting the local economy as well!

Jay has over 20 years of professional painting experience making Altitude Painting your #1 choice for residential or commercial jobs. Altitude Painting specializes in new or existing construction, remodels, and interior or exterior work. There is no job the Altitude Painting crew can’t handle.

Commitment to quality:

  • Our professional staff is committed to the highest quality, and most exceptional service.
  • We clean and organize job sites daily
  • We provide clients with a clear and concise warranty on all services and the protection you receive.
  • We use the most advanced, proven, low/no VOC products used whenever possible.
  • We use brand name, quality paint on all projects – at no additional cost.
  • We provide high limit liability insurance as well as workman’s compensation for all employees.


  • Is a member of the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce.
  • We proudly participate in the voluntary 1% for Gunnison Valley Mentors.

Mike Wright

“I have used Altitude Painting on several of our projects and am always very happy with their work. They always show up when they say they will and work hard until the job is done. Jay always gives me an accurate and fair price before starting the project and never charges more. When Altitude Painting is working on one of my jobs I don’t have to worry, I know the job is going to be done right. Altitude Painting is a company that I can recommend to people with confidence.”

Wright Angle Construction, Inc

Bill Yearsley

“Altitude painting has maintained the stain/paint of the exterior of my home for many years. I have found their work to be both professional and timely. When Altitude is on our property I do not need to worry about them being careful around the house. If you are looking for a reliable painting contractor for your next project I am very comfortable recommending Altitude Painting.”

Dan Devlin

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with some very fine painting crews during my career as a scenic artist, so it was a real challenge to select a team to work on my own home. We interviewed no less than five companies, and I have to say the people of Altitude Painting were the very best from day one. The care and craftsmanship they put into our house was incredible. We look forward to working with them on a maintenance program, keeping on our recycled barn wood house looking as good as it does now.”