Friends Lathing and Plastering

A family tradition of pride and quality for over 70 years

About us

Friends plastering carries workers compensation and is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured lath and plaster company. We started from nothing and make a honest living always completing our jobs, and never leaving a job until our customers are happy. We have a  experienced quality crew that have been working together with us for years.

Plastering has been a family tradition in the Friends family for over 70 years thru three generations starting with our

Big Papa John Friends who was the first to work in the plastering trade

Alton Steve Friends the owner and founder of Friends Plastering

Daunte Jerrell Friends 

Pasqual Plasterer Lather

We take pride in our work and have built our company on a foundation of high quality products, clean jobs, and friendly personal service. We specialize in a range of indoor and outdoor plaster finishes (smooth, textures,sand,dash,cat-face,Venetian,and other custom finishes),window and door patching, exterior wall waterproofing, additions, remodels, re-surfacing, new construction, custom molds over foam, damaged plaster repair, and custom projects. Our finishes are fire resistant, have high vapor permeability, and require low maintenance. Finishes come in a large assortment of colors and can last over 50 years without repair or re-coating.
We prefer to stay in Ventura county, but are willing to travel to connecting counties. We offer free bids for any projects or ideas that you have..For any questions please call Alton Friends at (805)844-8192 or email Daunte Friends at


You will find that we are reliable and trustworthy. In the rare instances where there are problems (ie. a crack develops), we will make it a priority to come out and fix it. We are committed to continual improvement, and are constantly refining our processes. We use the best quality, job-proven materials and pay attention to detail. We don’t take short cuts. Whether it’s the back of a house behind a shed  or the entrance to a museum, we complete every job to the highest of standards. We can match textured finishes when doing repairs.

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