How often do you find a home contractor who is honest, skilled, and cares deeply about his customers' satisfaction and the quality of his work? For us, Ron Curry of RC Painting was that kind of rare find.
We just had our house repainted for the first time in way too many years, and on top of that, it's a historic house built in 1906. So there was a lot of prep work for Ron's crew to do. Plus, we asked for hand-painting rather than spray-painting, and Ron obliged. Apparently, even when they spray-paint, crew members follow along brushing it, but I'm sure that hand-painting our house took more time. He also obliged us when we asked him to use Behr paint instead of an inferior brand that painters often like to use. In 2002, we had painters turn us down over that issue.
Ron's foreman, Derek, was super. Nothing ever slipped his mind. He remembered tons of details, including our requests, and he always kept the other painters on track. And he and Robert and Luis were an amazingly likeable, happy crew. Yet, they worked very hard for many days, slowly when the prep or detailing required it, and like lightning when applying the coats of main color. They often did little extras for us -- a little gate repair here, making a needed suggestion there. Bottom line, they did a great job. I'm telling you -- I'm a detail guy, and they didn't miss a thing. We are delighted with our new old house, and our neighbors are offering unsolicited, enthusiastic compliments.
Ron was first recommended to us by a friend who is a real estate agent. She said he did first-rate work, and his price was right. We were relieved to learn she was correct on both counts. Getting your house painted is expensive, but Ron's price was lower than the others we called, and he stuck with it.
This kind of experience doesn't just mean you'll get a first-rate paint job, it means you'll have your faith in humanity restored.