Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Residential Jobs are about 80% of our work. 20% being commercial. No job is to small, and we can also handle any type of job that comes our way. We are experienced in every aspect.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Choose a contractor not based on price alone, but what quality of product they use, how they will apply it, how they will prep, what kind of guarantee they have and any extras they may do, compared to another contractor who may do things in an unprofessional manner.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The key to a quality job is to prep it correctly. Sometimes the prep can take longer than the painting, but if you take the time to do it right the first time it can last you a lifetime.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Basic information is all I need. I give free estimates and I am willing to look at the job first to find out exactly what needs to be done, and how to get that project completed for the customer the correct way.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We provide quality dependable workmanship with your satisfaction guaranteed. We pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I take any projects and work at them like they were my own. Its very gratifying to have customers who love your work.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Some customers like to see previous work. I have plenty of Houses inside and out to show with pictures. And plenty of happy customer referrals on hand.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I have many favorite stories, it is hard to choose one.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. There are many high quality people in this profession, there are also many low quality, non licensed people. Do your research before hiring and don't be afraid to ask questions about insurance, licenses, experience and references.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I started off doing this in a family run business, and I love doing it. I have been painting for 10 years now and will always continue to do this.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I am proud of every job we do. We don't leave a job and put our name on it unless we, (E & D Painting), and the customer is 100% satisfied.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Absolutely, we are always up to date on the latest trends and new laws. This year certified for the latest EPA and Lead Safety laws.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Most developments are basically improvements in the quality and longevity of certain paint brands helping us to give longer guarantees and preserving customers houses longer and longer.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Recent project was an interior 1940's house. Completely remodeled. We used a technique called knockdown to hide many flaws in the existing walls. Compound is shot onto the walls, then sets, and eventually skimmed over with a large compound knife to form and interior stucco type look. It is very common, looks great and really dresses up old or even new walls.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Our pricing system is based on a per job basis, their are many details that affect a price. We go over everything with the customer during our free estimates.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Really focus on doing high quality work and keeping your customers happy. If they are not happy with you, you will not be called back and you will never build your reputation as a painter. Do whatever it takes to satisfy the customer.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Why do you work in the area that your in?
I love working in Eastern Ct because Its where I grew up. I love connecting the dots when I meet new people, and seeing how close-knit the community actually is...