Caretakers of the most historic properties in Hudson.


Hornke Painters start off the Christmas season by wrapping the historic Baldwin-Buss Merino home on the Hudson green for architect Chris Bach.


The old place is really looking GOOD, and we appreciate that!

Phil & Sally Meyfarth - Ledgewood Manor


Ledgewood Manor Barn


As a naturalist, I wanted my house to translate my environment. Mr Hornke and crew provided a "stealth technology" to blend nature and man into one canvas.

Greg Janik - Thirty Acres, Hudson


John was very responsive to our initial service inquiry, followed up and did what they said they would do. They arrived on time or early. If they saw an issue, it would be pointed out and resolved, not overlooked. They insured we were happy with their progress and final work. They were neat and respectful of us and our home. Beautiful work! We were very happy!

Sally & Dave Micka

We are extremely pleased with the work John and his team did on our house. We thoroughly enjoyed working with John from beginning to end. My family felt that he and his team went above and beyond to accommodate us with everything from color matching homes in the area to ensuring we received our Sherwin Williams friends and family discount on materials. John is reliable, efficient, timely in communications, and ensures a top quality finished product. Our house was power washed, sanded, painted and like-new in 5 days. Couldn't be happier with Hornke Painting.

The Cornell Family, Hudson

We built our home in 1989 and John Hornke Painting was the contractor for the entire house, exterior and interior. For 25 years we have relied on John and Hornke Painting for all our painting needs throughout those years. John is one of the most professional, trustworthy and accomplished providers of all services we have ever had. 25 years "speaks for itself".

Earl and Laura Smith

"We were so pleased with the work Hornke Painting completed in our home. John and his team do beautiful work and are extremely professional and courteous. They are top-notch painters who know what they're doing and - an added bonus - they leave their work site immaculate at the end of each work day! We look forward to hiring them again."

Betsy & Bill L. / Hudson

If your looking for a great painter, look no further than Hornke Painting.
After meeting with three other contractors, it didn't take me long to pick this company.
John gave me his best price up front and his team of painters were extremely professional. John is a straight-up guy. No hidden cost and high quality!

The Blocks / Hudson , Ohio

We love how fresh and clean our home is. Hornke Painting was polite, prompt and professional, finishing the job right on time. Our crew was friendly and reliable and took care to clean up at the end of each day and replace anything that was moved.
We look forward to using Hornke Painting again in the future.

Pam & Joe M.

We had our house painted last fall (2013) by Hornke painting. I have to say, we were extremely pleased with the job from start to finish. Estimate was completed within a couple of days of contacting them and we were put on the list immediately.

Our home paint project was no small task. Power washing, scraping, shutters scraped and mounted back on house etc...... They did a superb job and completed the project efficiently and promptly. Hornke and team were extremely professional and kept us informed every step of the way. I would absolutely use Hornke painting again!!

Thank you, Angela & Patrick Brainard

Mike and Amy's historic home on Oviatt

Shingles were "antiqued" prior to oiling for a weathered look

Real American Painters At Work

John Hornke and his team did an expert job painting our home in the summer of 2008. We appreciated their skill and friendly "can do" attitude as they met the challenge of working on a century home with three very high peaks. The team arrived promptly each work day and even stayed late to clean up. We highly recommend John Hornke.   ---Peter and Jane


I love my house and take pride in its age and history so, when it needed to be painted, I looked for someone with the knowledge and skill to treat it with care. John Hornke gave me a reasonable and complete appraisal, his crew was polite and efficient, and the house looks beautiful. Hornke Painting is highly recommended.
 ---Owner of Old Tannery Farm, home of John Brown



Dugouts recently painted and logos added for the D-1 State Champion Hudson High School Girls Softball Team


Don't be fooled by 'low' prices, buy the best, pay for the best, hire Hornke Painting, or be a schmuck like your neighbor.
-Dr. S. Bradley