Painting Services Denver

There are many people in Denver who claim to offer painting services. This may be true but the description "Painting Services" is a very broad term. Our industry covers a wide range of products and services. It is vital that any potential consumer understands the differences.

Many folks I have met in the last three decades have had good intentions when performing paint work, but all too often they were uneducated and ill-equipped to perform the work for which they had signed up.

A few months ago a potential customer approached me and asked questions about cabinetry re-finishing. She informed me that she had just paid a "Guy" who claimed to be a Denver painting contractor $3,000 to refinish her cabinets. He had brushed 9 coats of some type of tinted clear coat on her cabinets. When I inspected the work, not only was it unattractive... it was unprofessional and soft to the touch. I told her that the finish would not last a year and only professional cabinet grade finishes are appropriate for that application no matter how well intending the contractor is. Needless to say they had to be completely redone. Important lesson to learn - always questions the credibility of any one working for you.

The following are 12 issues to consider if you are thinking about hiring anyone (these rules can apply to Painting Services in Denver and any other type of trade):

  1. Ask for references (get at many as possible and check them out).

  2. Ask for photos and proof of past projects (regardless of the price, every guy I know worth his salt has an entire list of past projects.

  3. Verify the Trade License (if applicable in your state).

  4. Verify Insurance (Workers Compensation and General Liability).

  5. Verification of State Business Filings (For business types that require a Secretary of State filing, confirm that the business is in good standing in the state in which it is located).

  6. Criminal Records Search (Use 3rd party sources to conduct a criminal search for any relevant criminal activity associated with the owner/principal of the business).

  7. Sex Offender Search (Just as with a criminal search, you should confirm that the owner/principal is not listed on the official state sex offender web site (scroll to bottom) in the state in which the owner/principal of the company is located).

  8. Bankruptcy Search (Use 3rd party sources to check the history of the principal/owner of the business for bankruptcy filings by or against them).

  9. Legal Search for Civil Judgments (Use 3rd party sources to check the principal/owner of the business for state level civil legal judgments entered against them).

  10. Liens Search (Use 3rd party sources to check the principal/owner of the business for liens placed against them).

  11. Identity Verification (Social Security Number) Verify the social security number of the owner/principal for identity check purposes. This check applies primarily to smaller business entities.

  12. Identity Verification (Reverse Phone Lookup) Conduct a reverse business phone lookup to identify records matching the phone number information provided by the business.

This information and more are located on about.com. Reference article by: Bob Formisano Home Repair Guide

Professionally, Roger has been a go to guy when PCL needs a quick and reliable budget, and he finds ways to bring value and lower costs when budgets are tight.

Scott O.
Denver, CO

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