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Why Choose Us?

New England Painting and Restoration is a family business, owned and operated by Eric B. Kudzma and his father, Bud Kudzma.

Fully licensed and insured, New England Painting and Restoration specializes in insurance claims and serves both residential and commercial needs throughout the state.

We are fully committed to providing our customers with prompt, professional and courteous service.

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Established in 1993, New England Painting & Restoration, LLC offers a selection of services for our residential, commercial and industrial customers.

Each member of New England Painting & Restoration is fully licensed and insured with over 10 years of insurance estimating experience.

Estimates are created in detail with the latest version of Xactimate.

New England Painting and Restoration works with most major insurance companies.


Eric Kudzma

Eric Kudzma


Owner and founder of New England Painting and Restoration, has over 25 years of experience in insurance restoration. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Eric graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing. Since opening the company in 1993, Eric has improved hundreds of families lives through his restoration work. Eric lives in Wallingford, CT with his wife and three children.

Bud K.

Bud Kudzma

Senior Consultant

Conrad “Bud” Kudzma enjoyed a 30-year career as a licensed Claims Adjuster and Appraiser with The Hartford Financial Services. He earned the Senior Claim Law Associate (“SCLA”) in 1991. Following his retirement from The Hartford in 1995, Bud assumed the position of insurance consultant for a number of Connecticut-based Restoration companies. He joined his son, Eric at New England Painting and Restoration in 2002. As and insurance professional, Bud is committed to assisting the residential and commercial communities in his role at New England Painting and Restoration.

Ashley Cortes

Office Manager

Ashley is currently pursing her Bachelors degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology at Central Connecticut State University. Ashley is a lifelong resident of Meriden and enjoys playing soccer in her free time. Ashley was the captain of the Manchester Community College Women’s soccer team for one year.

Lindsey L.

Lindsey LeConche

Administrative Assistant 

Lindsey graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelors Degree in English Education. Lindsey also works alongside the Labor Union with the Foundation for Fair Contracting of Connecticut. A lifelong resident of Rocky Hill, Lindsey takes pride in coaching soccer for her town and was the 2015 recipient for the CJSA Young Coach of the Year award.