“Rufino’s Painting & Construction, Inc. started with a small amount of capital… now it partners with companies handling multi-million dollar projects!”


To provide our customers with an exceptional quality product, dependable workmanship and to complete the project on schedule. We strive to offer an open, honest and lasting professional business relationship.


We take pride in the reputation that we have built for ourselves: “We have always succeeded in completing all of the projects awarded to Rufino’s on time.”


Rufino’s has been the recipient of numerous professional awards and recognitions in the New Orleans area.

Our mission is to provide our clients with a superior working experience, quality workmanship, professional knowledge and commitment to the fullest extent possible.

Rufino’s Painting & Construction, Inc. was founded on May 1, 1990. The company was started with a very small capital but with a huge desire to grow into one of the most reliable and successful companies in New Orleans and the River Region. Our skilled workers, have helped make Rufino’s Painting & Construction, Inc. the recipient of several awards, memberships and appointments.

If you want to be among the thousands of satisfied customers and desire to have quality work from a company you can trust, contact Rufino’s Painting & Construction, Inc. and request a quote.

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  • Nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 – Hispanic Business Magazine
  • Boy Scouts of America – Silver Beaver Award 2008
  • Business of the Year 2005 – N.O.sotros Magazine
  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 – United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • One of the Top 100 Hispanics of New Orleans 2003 – El Vocero Bilingual Newspaper
  • Rising Tide Awards 2002 – Minority Business of the Year – Small Business Council
  • Role Model 2000 – Entrepreneur of the Year – Young Leadership Council
  • One of the Top 10 Hispanic Achievers of the New Orleans Area 1996 – New Orleans Publishing Group La Prensa Billingual Newspaper
  • Businessman of the Year 1994 Aplauso Award – Aqui New Orleans Bilingual Newspaper
  • Businessman of the Year Nomination 1992 – State of Louisiana


Because of his excellent moral character, integrity and his intelligent and effective business saavy, Rufino Saavedra, President and Owner of Rufino’s Painting and Construction Inc., has also been entrusted with key roles and leadership positions of prominent organizations in the Southeast region.


  • New Orleans Chamber Of Commerce Board Of Directors
  • Honorary Consul of Peru in Louisiana
  • Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and Port District – Commissioner
  • World Trade Center of New Orleans – Advisory Board
  • New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) – Graduate Year 2000 – Board of Directors
  • Boy Scouts of America– SELA – Board of Directors – Silver Beaver Award
  • American Red Cross – SELA – Board of Directors
  • Audubon Nature Institute – Board of Directors
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana – President Emeritus
  • Hispanic Contractors of America – Board of Directors
  • Mayor of New Orleans Advisory Committee of Latin American Affairs – Chairman
  • Mayor of New Orleans Transition Task Force– Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)– Board of Directors