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Deck and Fountain

Dear Mr. Walling,

I wanted to thank you for the fabulous job done on our exterior deck surface. It looks so much like Italian sand stone. My friends think the deck is real Italian stone. When I tell them it is a polymer invented product, they can't believe it.When my husband said, you were the only man for our deck top, he was so right. I don't know anyone else who could have done this nice of a job.

From conception to completion I was pleased. You made me feel so comfortable. I must admit I was a bit nervous. You are a real artist and a detail man.

You and your assistants were neat (hard to find these days) conscientious and always considerate of our time frame.

The fountain you acid washed, looks old world. I love the color and it really makes a statement.

Hard to believe the difference from the gray concrete before to now. WOW!

I want you also to know... I continue to receive positive feedback from my friends and colleagues on the work you have done at their homes. So glad they are as happy as I am.

I look forward to working with you in the future. Can't wait to redo my fire place stone.

I will keep in touch.

Thanks again,

Kris Higgins


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Working with your firm has been satisfying for the client and for my company. I am working with someone who not only makes certain the job is done correctly, but never assumes on the project. Anytime Larry has a question or isn't sure what he is about to do; is exactly what is needed for the job, he stops and makes certain first. This is the practice of a true craftsman.

The diligence, patience and skill are appreciated and makes it easy to recommend Larry Walling to anyone who wants their design to come to life.

Thank you again for your continued excellence.

Bob Higgins

R.C. Concrete Consulting, Inc.
3995 La Cresta Drive
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 795-0018 - phone


We couldn’t be more pleased with the work that Larry was asked to do in patching and repairing the many imperfections in our concrete walls and floors in our newly constructed contemporary home. Larry spent many hours painstakingly repairing the flaws, using his artistic expertise to camouflage to perfection. It was fascinating watching the process as Larry filled and blended resulting in undetectable repairs on the various surfaces. Larry is a true professional and one that was delightful to have working in our home”

Paul and Karen K., Santa Barbara, CA

We have hired Larry numerous times to help with color and texture issues on jobs gone bad. His craftsmanship has saved us from having to tear out concrete on one more than one occasion. The end result always being a happy customer and us getting paid in full.

Thanks Larry

CM Concrete Inc.

Thank you so much for all your hard work on our two projects in Santa Barbara, you are a true artist.

Olsen and Sons Construction Co., Newbury Park, CA.

Larry Walling frequently receives my referrals. His is the first name in mind when problem-solving, in depth experience, great technique, and capacity for excellence are needed. He has done seamless restorations in old damaged masonry surfaces of all sorts on jobs where I was working. He is really the only one I know capable of the most challenging restorations or treatments of masonry surfaces, cement, stone or terra cotta. Also, he is the master of newly installed surfaces where very specific results are needed. I don't hesitate to recommend him to install a floor surface which he needs to design, because I know it will be consistent with his samples, 100% in its details, and satisfying to the client. Larry is a gentleman, and always easy to deal with, another reason I don't hesitate to recommend him to my clients.

Leslie Taylor, Owner, Stone and Tile Restoration, Santa Barbara, CA

Reflecting the old world finishes he applies, Larry Walling is an old world, master crafts person/artist. We hired Larry to apply exacting, complex finishes on a very architectural, expensive copper installation. He was chosen by our contractor as the best in his field and we couldn't agree more...Larry's work is exceptional and he is a person of the highest integrity.

Michele Tornabene, Estate Manager, Carpinteria, CA.

Larry walling was referred to me by one of my closest friends, who is herself very discerning. From the moment I met him, I liked him personally. From his calm and kind demeanor to his warm smile, he is a pleasure to have work in your home. The fact that he is an expert and an artist in his craft is the icing on the cake. I have been extremely pleased with everything he has done for us. He has worked on my garage floor, my Spanish tile deck and hardscape as well as my custom colored and treated concrete floor. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a Master artist and colorist in any of the many mediums he performs his magic on!

Jeri Koltun, San Diego, CA

When our company took over a relatively dormant yet legendary building with years of history, it was important to develop it into a vibrant and functioning workspace for a new generation of media professionals. After pulling up the germ infested, stained carpeting which had been there for many years, we discovered a rough and aged concrete floor. We consulted Larry Walling through the recommendation of one of our media professionals to bring the floor and the building back to life. Larry came in with multiple ideas based on our desire to create a hip and cool Silicon Valley workplace. After deciding to move forward in a specific direction, based on one of Larry's recommendations, we were overjoyed to see that the final product had literally become a work of art throughout the building. Larry and his crew had somehow managed to preserve the cracks and the natural history of the building, yet create a modern, hip, clean, durable, functioning, polished concrete floor. He laughs when I tell him this, but it is now one of the sexiest floors I've ever seen. Enough said.

Brad Behnke VP/COO Principle Broadcasting, San Jose, CA

Larry: Norm and I want to thank you for the beautiful job you did on both repairing our limestone fireplace (having had an unfortunate accident) and for the exquisite faux hearth you painted on another. It was a pleasure meeting you and having you in our home.

 Jane Habermann
Santa Barbara, California

Each time I hire Bellissimo Architectural-Finishes (Larry Walling), I am amazed and thrilled with the results! Most recently, the architectural transformation of my fireplace has brought it from its original form to the current centerpiece of our living space. Larry's design ideas and workmanship made it happen. The company's conscientious work ethic and returning the area to me as clean as it was when the project began, allowed our enjoyment of the remodel to begin immediately. I highly recommend Bellissimo to my clients and friends.
   Maureen Bowers, Broker
  Intero Real Estate Services
  San Francisco Bay Area Ca

Bellissimo, in every sense, exceeded our expectations in craftsmanship, artistry, and professionalism. What Larry was able to create for us was not simply a faux finish, but actual concrete applied to the walls of our design space, is stunning. We could not be happier with the result or the artist.

A happy happy customer,

Julie, VP Marketing : Aniden Interactive - Sunnyvale, CA


Hello Larry,

The refurbishing of this pot is absolutely amazing. You should really think about putting this before and after pics on your website/facebook.
I will send all future calls to you. This will be a great marketing tool.
Would you consider flying to other states and or Hawaii?
Thanks for your call on Friday.

Lynn .H  Architectural Sales / Customer Service  East San Francisco Bay Area

Hi Lynn,

I wanted to thank you again for recommending Larry Walling. He did an amazing job and we couldn’t be more pleased with his work. Attached are before and after photos for your reference. We will most certainly be working with him again in future!

All the best,

Sara McCammack  Beverly Hills CA


About two years ago we installed tongue and groove concrete plank floor tiles in a client’s very high-end lobby near Palo Alto. This client has been very good to us over the years in having repeat work for us to perform. We came back recently and laid protection throughout the lobby, securing in place with blue painters tape. After one month of work, we removed the flooring protection to find “stripes” across the flooring as a result of pulling up the blue painters tape. We went through several experiments with our seasoned flooring installer, recommendations from the manufacturer, various waxes and buffing compounds, but nothing worked. We were at a loss and were about to order all new concrete flooring and put the client out for a few weeks to shut down their lobby. But another manager in our office had recently completed some well received polished concrete repair work on another job and referred me to Larry Walling. I contacted Larry and after a few job visits with the client, he assured us that he could restore the unique and natural look of the concrete tiles. During the process, I would visit the project a few times a day to see the professional approach Larry took in setting up a clean work area and being respectful of the clients incredibly delicate collectibles in the lobby by set up of protection. It was amazing to watch the progress and see the once highly visible lines slowly disappear. I was a little skeptical before Larry began the process but in the end, was pleasantly surprised and the client shared the relief as well. I would highly recommend Larry Walling to others and due to the nature of our business, I’m sure we will be using his expertise in the future.

Josh Johnson
Project Manager
McLarney Construction, Inc.
San Francisco Bay Area



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