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First - we hired Michael to paint our home in Concord. Our sons played baseball together. I have had other painters come in and do work previously - basically, the house was covered in post--its for the sloppy job they did and had to redo - it took longer to fix all their mistakes then it did to paint - frustrating. Michael though is a perfectionist! May take longer overall then 'other' painters but, I could not find one area that needed to be redone. In addition - his attention to detail and other 'extras' was fantastic and appreciated. For example... while painting the ceiling - he took time to clean HVAC vents and, removed the dead bugs and washed out the light fixtures. I mean wow. The second job he did for me was both an interior and exterior job at my Ranch - HUGE job and out of area. Not only did he do superior work - but he stayed at the house during the week - it was like having an artist, maid service and ranch hand all in one! I've never yet, had a contractor as conscientious and focussed on detail as Michael. Nor one as gracious and trust worthy. I am now in need of a touch up and, there is no one else I would trust or call for the work. Now - in the spirit of full disclosure - there is one small thing to be aware of...Michael doesn't always estimate correctly how long he needs to do the quality work he does..... (I've told him this directly - so maybe this is a non-issue) so, please, don't be in a hurry and, consider adding a week or two to what he thinks....trust me - you won't be disappointed!Sep 18, 2015Michael S. Lober Painting and Decorating's reply
Thank you Michele. Yes It took a little longer, but to hear about your happiness with the work is nice. It was a big big job, and thank you for your kind words and patience. I look forward to painting for you again.
My wife and I were looking to get the trim painted on our 4BR 2.5BA house to give us the custom, two-tone color we've been wanting for some time. Michael and his colleague did an incredible job from beginning to end! Very professional and always courteous - I would recommend Michael to anyone needing truly professional painting!May 30, 2016VerifiedMichael S. Lober Painting and Decorating's reply
Thank you David. And I appreciate your trust in me to work for 2 weeks without you being home. You have a beautiful home and it was a pleasure to work with you. I look forward to working with you on your other projects. Kind regards , Michael Lober painting and Decorating.
Michael and his crew know their painting. Overall, the project was a great improvement over what went well. Michael's associate handled some dry rot issues and did a good job of making those repairs. I tend to be picky, and both Denny and Michael were responsive to my concerns and addressed them. Michael's knowledge of painting is strong, and his assistants are good workers. As with any contracting work, both parties need to be clear on what is going to be done. This is the purpose of the proposal/quote. There were a couple of things that went different than I expected. Michael is driven to make us, his customers, happy, and I was pleased that he was willing to work with me even though our expectations didn't match up. We found an agreeable space and the job wrapped up well. I rarely give 5 stars since I take rating seriously. I would have given Michael 3.5 stars. I rounded up because he was wonderful to my kids and dog, and generally an upbeat and positive person. Thank you Michael!Dec 22, 2015VerifiedMichael S. Lober Painting and Decorating's reply
Thank you Tony.
Michael painted my moms house a few years back, and I must say it looks flawless. If you're looking for detailed work, and you want a real paint job you need to call him. He is the ultimate professional, and I wouldn't trust anyone else to paint my house. The lines are ridiculously perfect, his coats are all so smooth, and he recommended amazing colors as well. I can't say enough about how great the paint still looks two years later. A lot of other painters I've seen in the past just don't have the same quality as Michael!Apr 6, 2016Michael S. Lober Painting and Decorating's reply
Thank you Max. Yes this job required some high level skills to complete. I'm glad you notice the difference between painting and PAINTING. Michael Lober painting and Decorating.
I hired Mike to paint my home in Orinda some years ago and the final result was fantastic. I have since recommended him to friends of mine and they all have been very satisfied with the results. Now almost ten years down the road my house still looks as good as it did the day he finished it, and he has just finished a cottage for me and it looks fantastic! I would highly recommend Mike anyone looking for a great painter.Jul 24, 2015Michael S. Lober Painting and Decorating's reply
Thank you Mr. Fowler. I've gotten some good clients thanks to your referels. I appreciate that. It was a pleasure to meet you and work for you.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?It really depends on the level of expertise required for the project.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Show my portfolio of work, and spend the time to go over every detail of the project.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Not at this time, although I have in the past. I stay informed about the latest color trends. Over 30 years painting and decorating.