Rich Kovacich

Rich Kovacich, AAS
President / Faux Finisher

Richard Kovacich spent his early years growing up in the suburbs of Milwaukee. As early as kindergarten he gravitated toward drawing and painting, continuing through his university years at UWM and Marquette University.

At 19 he relocated to the upper west side of Manhattan where he absorbed many creative experiences including a formal and working education that only New York can offer.

With an AAS in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design, he engaged notable clients/projects that include CBS Television, Zaniz Corporation, and Broadway set designer David Mitchell.

He relocated to Arizona and with Felix Lagazo founded Faux Finishes in 1993, a full service faux finishing, custom painting, color and design consultation company. Not only is this the perfect marriage of art, design and creativity for them, but the demand for a color and finish professional is apparent.

With over 28 years of experience, Faux Finishes emerges as one of the professionals in Arizona that only dedication, sincerity, concern and creativity will allow. Notable projects include Desert Mountain public facilities, restaurants, model homes, and over 150 private residences. Others include Mirabel, Desert Highlands, Silverleaf, DC Ranch, Grayhawk, Estancia, Whisper Rock, “Boca 7” restaurant, Coronado Shores, Mountain Village residences at Telluride, model homes at Sonoran Foothills, Desert Ridge, and Desert Enclave.

felix lagaza

Felix Lagazo
Partner / Faux Finisher

A native of Phoenix, Felix’s early years were formative; honing his skills and knowledge in drafting, design, and love of architecture. Felix has held managerial positions with a Scottsdale metal finishing firm and its suppliers before his creative move to faux finishing. He has traveled extensively, shaping his appreciation and passion of employing different methods, concepts, applications, and use of color and materials.

In 1993, Felix and Rich established Faux Finishes. His understanding of modern aesthetics and the expertise of applying traditional and contemporary surfaces has greatly expanded our portfolio.

Felix and Rich collaborate on projects from conception through completion.