Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. This year the installation of wallpaper and Murals are the majority of jobs.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Seamingly Straight Inc. is very honored to have been chosen by Sherwin Williams to provide interior and exterior services for them. Our customers reviews which mention our "attention to detail" was what put us on the top of the contractors list. The Las Vegas's FireFly Restaurants hired Seamingly Straight Inc. to install their delicate black on black crushed velvet wallpaper.
Upon completion of installing wallpaper at the FireFly Restaurants, We were contracted by the owner to float out walls and installed wallpaper at their home.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. The construction field has changed in this economy. The customer has a lot of un-qualified workers to sift through. Here in Las Vegas, the first question all customers need to ask of the Licensed State Contractor is do they have Liability Insurance. Liability Insurance protects the customer more than the contractor.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. We are all in the trades to make money and pay our bills. In an attempt to win the contractors loyalties...Manufactures / suppliers give discounts to contractors. Some contractors will give you a very low labor price, then make up their profit on the supplies. If a contractor offers to charge you labor and allow you to pay for the supplies.....pay attention. He or she is showing you something rare....."Old Time Ethics" If they set you up in conversation directly with the suppliers you will save money. Manufactures and suppliers some time double or triple the price of the product when selling to the public. They give substantial discounts to their contractors. When your contractor passes his or her discount on to you, it could be a considerable amount of money.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. 2012, 2013 Kudzu and Mojo customer reviews have ranked Seamingly Straight Inc as a top contractor In Las Vegas Nevada for painting and wallpapering. We are A+ rated by B.B.B. and Angie's list. We listen to our customers needs and then equip them with their choices. We have not missed a deadline since 1979.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Each week we meet new people and try our best to help complete their projects. We end up with a lot of new friends.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Would you like a cup of coffee?
Let me get set up and I will join you for hot cup of Joe....
I must confess it is usually several cups before I get back to it.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I worked for the "Bostrom Brothers" a while back. The kids were kicking in their back door and destroying the house. I installed a 1/4 thick x 3 inch wide steel plate the entire height of the door. Two weeks later a foot print was visible on the newly painted door frame....The neighbors told me an Ambulance had to come take the teenager away...he had blown his knee out....
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. In Las Vegas Nevada Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Nevada. The first offense is a misdemeanor and the worker is subject to a fine.... of not more than $1,000, and may be further punished by imprisonment
in the county jail for not more than 6 months.
The second offense is a gross misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not less than $2,000
nor more than $4,000, and may be further punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 1 year.
The third or subsequent offense is a category E felony and subject to a fine of not less than $5,000 not more than $10,000 and may be further punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year and not more than 4 years.
Please hire only Licensed Contractors.....
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. My Grandfather hired me and taught me the customer is your audience, you must do everything to make them happy, painting or wallpaper is just what you are doing while you are at their home.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Turnberry Tower 3 hired me to fix their grand entryway. The clientele who reside in the Turnberry Towers appreciate attention to detail, management has received several positive comments on the renovation.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Seamingly Straight has the honor of being the certified and qualified applicator for several companies. We have extended our training and application knowledge into the nano-technology field.
We are currently the applicator of choice in Nevada for:
Clean Path Solutions - and their Aegis anti microbial products
K& K - Sealers and Densifyers
Foxfire - Full line of products
Masters Touch – Anti Graffiti Coatings & Concrete Sealers
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. 33,000 square feet of two colored deck down town Las Vegas. The coating was a safety paint with little beads in the paint to stop slipping. Five weeks on my hands and knees, I think I'm shorter now.....