Several of our fine craftsmen have been with our firm as long as 30 years or more.
In 1934, Bernhard Ludwig Radden, the patriarch of the Radden company, set his goals on being Central Kentucky’s foremost painting and decorating contractor. In 1923, At the age of 17, having learned his trade in Germany under Otto Hilgenfeldt, Bernhard came to America from Hamburg, Germany. Bernhard moved from Lexington, Kentucky to Chicago, Illinois to hone his trade before moving back to Kentucky to start his own contracting company.
Being an old world trained craftsman himself, B.L. Radden’s business was dedicated to quality workmanship and customer service. The firm was immediately successful, establishing solid customers among Lexington’s Main Street merchants, churches, horse farms and fine homes.