Our History

Goodman painted this entire house in 3 minutes Since 1927, Goodman has been serving Atlanta as the premier commercial finishing contractor for both interior and exterior needs.

Our experience ranges from all types of Painting and Wallcovering to our Architectural Products Division, which offers Whisper Wall acoustical panel systems, our Fine Arts Division, including murals, faux finishes and plasters and artistic finishes, and our Drywall Division, which offers a complete line of wall and ceiling construction services geared to all of your projects specific needs. Beginning with budgeting and consultation needs and finishing with a quality, well managed project completed on time and in budget, our management, estimating, and operations staff is prepared for any challenge. From the smallest, “high-end” interiors finish project, to the larger complex interior or exterior wall and ceiling system project, Goodman stands ready to exceed expectations and has been doing so for more than 81 years.

With over eight decades of experience, we've proudly taken an active role in our industry's professional associations. Our participation in these associations enables us to stay abreast of new technical data and current information pertaining to the professional painting business. Samplings of our professional affiliations are:

  • CEFGA-Construction Education Foundation of Georgia
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Associated Building Contractors
  • Steel Structures Painting Council
  • Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Atlanta Rotary Club

Mabel Johnson, Bookkeeping; Bill Riley, Estimator; Leona Reynolds, General Office; Betty Stanton, Bookkeeping; Kitty McCoury, Secretary Goodman was founded in 1927 by Harry I. Goodman. Leonard Diamond joined the business in 1951, and as the growth in Atlanta and the Southeast skyrocketed, Goodman grew along with it. Jeffrey Diamond joined the firm in 1984 and Richard Diamond joined in 1986. In 2000, they assumed the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Co-Presidents.

Goodman also strictly adheres to safety and environmental regulations. We maintain a fulltime safety director who monitors all jobsite conditions and maintains current data on safe material usage and best safety practices of a professional painting business. In 2006, Goodman was awarded the “Gold STEP” Award by the ABC. We are committed to partnering with green organizations, such as LEED, to provide environmentally conscious building.

Our Mission

Goodman is a third generation, family owned company devoted to providing a kaleidoscope of finishing applications to the commercial construction industry. We build relationships with our customers through trust, understanding, credibility, and a commitment to excellence. We are a company who strives to exceed their client's expectations with exceptional performance based on a legacy of superior craftsmanship. We promote understanding and execution of our customer's needs through accessibility, responsiveness, training, character, and nurturing. We provide support for the communities in which we operate through civic and cultural participation. We are passionate about our service excellence and have a specific focus on cultivating partners who rave about Goodman.

In The News

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