August 18, 2015
Re: Letter of Recommendation for Joseph Bartley
To Whom It May Concern:
We had the pleasure of working with Joe Bartley on a few painting projects at our home last year. He was hired to complete several painting tasks that had been attempted unsuccessfully by a previous painter. One of his tasks was to paint our new black refrigerator and its new wooden panels to match the existing white cabinets in our kitchen. Joe went out of his way to make sure that the paint matched our existing white cabinets exactly both on the wooden panels and the refrigerator itself. We had requested that he paint the rubber seals on the refrigerator which were also black. He advised us that the paint might not adhere to the rubber seals but that he would give it a try. He spent two days trying various methods to get the paint to adhere. When it would not, he carefully removed all of the white paint on the black seals and reinstalled them at no cost to us. He said that since he was fairly sure the paint would not adhere, but that he was interested in experimenting with it, he did not feel right in charging us.
Another job was to paint our living room and kitchen ceilings. Joe is such an experienced painter that he did not need to mask either room, painting both without spilling a single drop of paint. He painted both ceilings with two coats of paint in less time than our previous painter had painted another much smaller ceiling in our home with one coat.
Joe also restored and painted some wood trim on the outside of our home, again matching the paint exactly even though he did not have the formulas for the paint.
Joe is a journeyman painter who not only excels at painting, but also excels at customer service. He is very conscientious of his clients time, making sure he called us if he was running late, which happened only twice while at the paint store trying to match our paint, and he was less than 15 minutes late each time. He also carefully cleans up after each job leaving the premises the same as before he began.
We are confident that anyone who hires Joe will find him to be a very personable, responsible and highly skilled journeyman painter.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Jan E. Chik and Phillip L. Chik
8175 Willow Ranch Drive