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Laura Martin Bovard
Its hard not to stand on a rooftop and sing the praises of Catherine Baldi, principal of Arana Craftsman Painters. Shes sincere, authentic, professional, and kind. Their work is exquisite and clean. She and her staff always answer the phone, they fix anything on a job that ever goes wrong -- the need for which is rare because they are so good at what they do. She treats her employees like family; she brings people under her wing and grooms them and they stay with the company long-term. Over the years we have referred dozens of projects, interior and exterior paint and wallpaper jobs, and we look forward to referring dozens more.Jan 9, 2017Review from Google
I would like to give my highest recommendation to Ernesto, Catherine, Steve, Jon and the whole team at Arana Craftsmen Painters. It is rare to find a home-improvement contractor whose professionalism, efficiency and precision are matched by such warm, caring and flexible customer service. Arana painted my kitchen beautifully in 2009 and I did not hesitate to contact them again in early 2017 when I needed to paint the full interior and portions of the exterior in preparation for selling my home. Not only did they complete the job on budget and perfectly within the tight time-frame we had agreed upon, but they did it while expertly dodging incessant periods of heavy rain that kept us changing the project schedule on the fly! I couldnt be more thrilled with how fresh and elegant my home looks and only regret that I wont have the pleasure of living in the newly-beautified rooms. Overall, they have truly managed to retain the spirit of a small family-run business while at the same time operating what must be a very complex operation with grace and ease. They take great pride in the gorgeous work that they do and I could tell what a happy place Arana is because the friendly smiles and laughter of the painters continued throughout the whole project. I know you will love working with Arana and I hope you will choose to let them work their magic on your home!Mar 3, 2017Review from Google
We had interior painting done in a remodeled area of our home plus all exterior by Arana Craftsman Painters. With an emphasis on quality over speed, we had two rainy periods of time when Arana stopped their work so that conditions were optimal for priming and painting. When humidity levels and surfaces were just right, the work resumed. As far as prep, the detail of sanding work was impressive. Worth every penny, the quality of the craftsmanship and paints used was best-in-class and long-lasting. To their promise, the house is beautiful. Small details were taken care of after the job was completed -- it was service with a smile all the way through. I was very impressed with this level of customer care!Sep 8, 2016Review from Google
My experience was very positive As we walked through the job they asked questions and made suggestions that made the job go smoothly. The painters, especially Walner, were excellent. Starting from the preparation stage to the final coat of paint everything was done with great attention to the details...which is no small feat since I asked them to paint all the wood trim, and there was a lot of it, in "high" gloss. I highly recommend this company to anyone getting ready to paint their home.Dec 4, 2019Arana Craftsman Painters's reply
Thank you Cheri! We loved being a part of transforming you interior into a High Gloss wonderland! You were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to the next Phase!
Arana Craftsman did a great job painting my bungalow house and back cottage. Great attention to detail, and easy to communicate with. They cleaned up every day. I get many compliments on the new paint job!Oct 28, 2019Review from GoogleArana Craftsman Painters's reply
Thank you Kathryn, we pride ourselves on a clean work-site and we appreciate you letting us know we accomplished that at your home! We appreciate you hiring us for both your cottage and main home. We will be checking in with you every year to ensure that our work is holding up and repairing any sort of peeling, bubbling or cracking in the paint!
License Type: C33 - Painting and Decorating (CA)
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We provide Proposal/Contract with a scope of work and our work process, pricing and payment schedule. We work on a fixed price bidding process which means you know up front how much things are going to cost. We are not the cheapest.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We schedule a site visit, discuss your goals, timing, review the areas that need work and document. We typically deliver a proposal within 5 working days of a site visit.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?We have over 40 years combined experience in the industry. Our painters are lead safety trained and we are a licensed C33 contractor.