It all starts with a simple phone call 402-560-8156.
Detailed proposals are left with potential customers (or emailed), with exact job description and pricing. Please do your best (I know it's not always possible) to contact me, or any contractor, well in advance of when you want to have the work done. Then I can get you on my schedule and do my best to satisfy any time line you might have.
** Important, I'm NOT one of those guys that tells you I'll be there next week, then shows up in five weeks! But, remember, we're at the mercy of the weather here in Nebraska.**
--ESTIMATES ARE FREE
All I ask is that at least one of the home or property owners is present. It simply saves a lot time, confusion or possible misunderstanding if both party's are present up front, and helps to assure the customer is getting what they want, at the end. I prefer to bid jobs during regular business hours, or on weekends. If that doesn't work for you, I've been known to make evening calls.
In our initial meeting, I just won't ramble on about how great we are (well, maybe a little), I'll ask you what YOU WANT done and take a GOOD LOOK at your house, trouble shooting for any possible problem areas, so there's no surprises later on. I'll recommend top quality primers and paints that are best suited for your particular situation, and explain all the steps we'll take to ensure a job well done. The bottom line is, I'll have YOUR best interests in mind. If you want to wait, or talk to other painters before deciding, I won't call you back unless YOU ASK me to.
--DOWN PAYMENT is normally -0- ... in most cases, you won't have to part with a dime of your hard earned money until the job is finished and you're a happy camper. We do ask for payment, in full, upon completion.
--INTEGRITY We won't try to boost your pricing at the end of the job. Agreed upon pricing will not change unless the customer changes the original job description or adds additional work.
--NO CUTTING CORNERS Famous Painters will live up to the work description, as detailed in the proposal. --FAMOUS PAINTERS will work hard to ensure you get a QUALITY paint job. We get nearly two thirds of our business from previous customer recommendations... SATISFIED CUSTOMERS keep us in business!
--INSURANCE Liability Coverage is set at $1,00,000.00. We will provide a current insurance certificate upon request, simply ask us or you may call our current insurance agent Steve Mason at 402-483-7861.
Work habits, products used, color matching, etc.
PICKING THE RIGHT COLOR can be easy, or anything but easy. Here are two excellent tips on how to save yourself some time and grief...
1. Pick the painter BEFORE you pick the exact color! Because...
(a) Then you know for certain which brand of primers and paints will be used and you can choose directly from that manufacturer's color palate... no room for error here folks!
(b) You can choose from the full CONTRACTOR'S COLOR DECK, as opposed to the brochures from the store.
(c) A professional painter can give you suggestions on colors and color combos, if you want. At FAMOUS PAINTERS, I consider it part of my job to apply test patterns of paint if you're not certain about the exact shade. If you like a color that's on somebody else's home, I can (diplomatically) track that down for you too! And I have taken, and will take the time to do cross matches from other color palates, old paint cans, carpets, drapes, tile, etc.
2. DON'T BUY those small bottles of test paint they try to sell you at paint and home improvement stores. They're trained to sell them because of the huge mark-up, but they usually don't give you an accurate idea of the actual color when purchased in gallons. It's a long story as to why, but please trust my experience on this! WHAT'S THE BEST PAINT to use? Good question... you ask ten different painters, you'll probably get ten different answers. FAMOUS PAINTERS is not married to any one paint company. There are several brands I wouldn't hesitate to use on anyone's home. There are a few brands, from experience, I simply will not use. I firmly believe using "bargain paints" is simply not a bargain. FAMOUS PAINTERS uses only top grade paints from manufactures that have been in business for decades. Such as, Sherwin Williams, Pittsburgh Paints and Spectrum Paints. When we meet I will be happy to explain why.
PAINTING PROCEDURES are seldom exactly the same. There are many variables... type of surface, condition of surface, your personal preferences, etc. The best time to go over step by step procedures is while we're both standing there looking at your house or rooms. For now, I'll simply mention that I and my contractors KNOW, that in most cases, the prep-work is even MORE important than the finish painting. You can have the best equipment, use the best paints, do a fine job of applying the paint... but if the surface isn't first prepared properly *(power-washing, scraping, sanding, caulking, spackeling, priming) it WILL NOT LAST, and in many cases, won't look very good to start with.
If you're looking for a quality paint job, with competitive pricing, from a company that knows what they're doing and takes pride in their work... we're good people to call. *Preparation procedures vary, according to job-type and customer preference.
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