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What You Should Look for When Choosing a Painting Company

When choosing a residential or commercial painting company, never decide on price only. Painting requires skills based on years of knowledge and experience, and while there are probably hundreds of interior and exterior paint companies within the New England area, choosing a painting company isn’t as easy as an Internet or Yellow Pages search. At ProGroup Network, we are a local residential and commercial painting company with more than two decades of experience and knowledge; we have seen and heard a lot of horror stories. To help our prospective customers, we’ve made this short list of things to look for when choosing a painting company and a few warning signs to look for as well.

When choosing a residential or commercial painting company, never decide on price only. Painting requires skills based on years of knowledge and experience, and while there are probably hundreds of interior and exterior paint companies within the New England area, choosing a painting company isn’t as easy as an Internet or Yellow Pages search. At ProGroup Network, we are a local residential and commercial painting company with more than two decades of experience and knowledge; we have seen and heard a lot of horror stories. To help our prospective customers, we’ve made this short list of things to look for when choosing a painting company and a few warning signs to look for as well.

What to Look For in a Painting Company:

1. References: Always ask for references and be sure to follow up on them. Be sure to ask questions regarding satisfaction with the project, the company’s timeliness, how similar their estimate was to the final cost, and how likely the family or business would be to use the painting company again.

2. Licenses and Professional Organizations: Is the company licensed and insured? What professional organizations do they belong to? Many organizations hold their members accountable and give the consumer reassurance that you’re dealing with a professional company.

3. Product Knowledge: There are literally thousands of paints, stains and wall coverings available today. Look for a residential orcommercial painting company who shows they have extensive product knowledge of the products you’ll need for your specific application.

4. Costs and Estimates: Always ask for a comprehensive quote to include labor and materials. Remember in the long run, cheaper is not always better. You will be living with the results for a long time. The few extra dollars you spend will likely be forgotten down the road, but poor quality work will not.

5. Examples of Prior Work: Don’t be afraid to ask for photos or examples of their prior work. If you are searching for acommercial painting company, drive by or visit some of their previous customers to see how the paint job has held up over time.

 

Warning Signs You’re Not Dealing with a Professional:

1. Money Up Front: If your commercial painting company asks you for money up front, you may want to question the legitimacy of the painting company. Never give any company money before they’ve provided a satisfactory service.

2. Name Variations: Beware of companies using another painting company’s name or variations of that name to exploit a positive reputation. Always ask for references, business cards, etc. to ensure the company is who they say they are.

3. Licenses and Certifications: Always be hesitant to employ a painting company that cannot provide documentation to back up the licenses and certifications they advertise. This includes insurances.

4. Infrastructure and Equipment: Stay away from residential and commercial painting companies that do not have significant infrastructure of equipment and employees. You need a company with resources to get the job done quickly and professionally.

5. Look the Part: If the company does not take pride in their appearance and to keep their equipment in good order, they are not likely to take pride in the appearance of your facility. Look for a company with tidy uniforms, presentable vehicles and organized tools and materials.

The best remedy to avoid hiring a painting company that may not be up to par is to always go with the more established companies that have a proven track record and a long list of happy and satisfied clients. At ProGroup Network, we have serviced thousands of families and businesses with our residential and commercial painting services over the past two decades and would be happy to speak with you about your next painting project. Please feel free to submit an inquiry today and one of our dedicated and knowledgeable sales associates will be in touch shortly. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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