Earthtone Decorating

Barrington, IL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We specialize in detail, cleanliness and care for our clients belongings. My employees and me strive to make every job a pleasurable experience for the homeowner by being personable, responsive to their needs and leaving your home clean at the end of each day. I offer design advice and we are able to combine our skills with your vision and achieve an all around great experience.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The best part about my job is striving to achieve perfection and working with our customers. We go to great lengths to provide a great experience and take pride in what we do.


Barrington, IL 60010

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6 Reviews
  • Michael F. Feb 27, 2017
    Drywall Installation and Hanging
    Verified Review
    not hired
    Due to a family emergency, I was not able to get back with them to set up an estimate appointment. I tried contacting them after my situation was resolved. .....and never heard from them again.
  • Adam F. Oct 13, 2016
    Exterior Painting
    Verified Review
    A++ Excellent crew and paint work
    The whole process from quote, to scheduling, communication, materials choice, and the work and cleanup was excellent. We will be using them each year for a power wash of the house and touch up. We will be using them for our interior painting also in the future. Great friendly and trust worth crew and owner. The crew went over and above to make our roof clean, gutters clean, bad caulk work trimmed and redone and the paint looks awesome.
  • Chuck G. Aug 17, 2016
    Excellent work,very neat,professional and fantastic results. Best painters I have used in 25 years.
  • Jyl H. Apr 12, 2014
    WE LOVE IT!! VERY, VERY, HAPPY!!! We hired Earthtone Decorating to stain and paint our staircase baluster and spindles, and to paint the entire first floor which included ceiling and drywall repairs. Mike begins with a written detailed proposal that would be updated any time we mutually deviated from the project. Which was my adding on extra projects. He and his team are meticulous and very serious with regards to everything being perfect. They were careful of my home and personal belongings and left everything neat and tidy at the end of the day. He is knowledgeable with paint colors and interior design and has valid opinions. They are quick to return phone calls and texts. Need to acknowledge NINO, he spent 5 days sanding my staircase railings and balusters alone. The entire project transformed our home. It looks outstanding. Very Happy Indeed!
  • Pamela H. Feb 14, 2014
    Verified Review
    Earthtone Decorating did an excellent job in painting my entire first floor (i.e., great room, master bedroom, den, hallway and laundry room) and in wallpapering my powder room. I was so grateful when Michael contacted me to say that he had an earlier opening than originally expected, due to another client's decision to delay the start of his project. I was especially impressed by the care that the team took to assure that all their supplies were neatly stowed, floors vacuumed and all rubbish removed before they left my house each day. Most importantly, the quality of their work was impeccable. After observing their performance over a three-day period, I decided to hire Earthtone Decorating to replace the backsplash tile in my kitchen and to replace all of the hardware (hinges and doorknobs) throughout my entire home. The quality of their work was so exceptional that as soon as their schedule allows, Earthtone Decorating will be returning to my home to paint and wallpaper the entire lower level of my home which includes a family room, three bedrooms, and guest bathroom. In addition, as soon as weather allows, they will return to paint the exterior of my home. I highly recommend Earthtone Decorating to individuals who appreciate the work of true professionals.
  • Tom D. Jan 27, 2014
    Connie and I are quite pleased with the quality of painting and decorating services that Earthtone Decorating performed in our home last year. Their team of painters were very professional and courteous in their painting and decorating of our home. They triple checked their work for quality and followed through to make sure their work measured-up to our expectations. The overall painting project was completed in an efficient and timely manner.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
No paint project is the same and I always conduct a thorough quote to assure an accurate assessment of what the project entails.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I went to art school and attained my BFA. While going to school I started my painting business with a collapsible grocery cart. I provided excellent work at fair prices and the business I started to get through school turned in to a 5 person operation that has a 97% referral based client base. I have stuck with and grown my business, never forgetting to implement the service and quality every job deserves so that we may deserve your business in the future.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We are a painting and decorating company that can help you with all aspects of your project. We do interior/exterior repair, finish carpentry and help with design ides. We work with designers, builders, and clientel with particular needs as well customers who are looking to complete their project on a budget who want clean and neat work.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We recently completed a project which included the entire inside and out of a 4500 square foot home. It took me and my entire crew 22 days to complete.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would advise a customer looking for a painter to contact references, get three in person quotes and make sure the company cares enough to have insurance.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Customers should think about the level of detail they are looking for and what kind of products will be used. Most importantly they should be concerned about whether or not the candidate has an insurance policy, what kind and who the provider is. We use State Farm. In 16 years we have not had a claim because safety and protecting out customers homes is a huge priority.