The owner of the company, Tony Taracena, was very punctual when he met me to look at the work I wanted done and give me an estimate. He gave me a competitive price, but the focus - before, during, and after - was on my being happy with his work. For the duration of the project - painting 3 interior rooms, 2 hallways, and 1 bathroom (along with sanding/priming/painting woodwork) - he was communicative and responsive to my questions and concerns. And when I asked, he was also helpful about giving paint color advice, since I was vacillating between choices, but also considerate and judicious to keep this advice in line with my taste and parameters.
The project lasted 3 days, and Tony had three painters with him. The team always arrived together, and they were always punctual. They were respectful of me and my home/space, and I didn't hesitate to run errands while they were here. From our initial meeting, I trusted Tony, and that extended to his team that he, in turn, supports and trusts. I liked all the young men who worked with him, although quiet and absolutely focused on their work. Oh - I did try to prepare for their arrival by getting paintings and pictures off the walls and moving furniture, etc., but they were happy to move the things that were too heavy for me or that I did not get to, and this was a real boon. I had gotten estimates from other companies, and not every company was willing to move things. Naturally, there's some inherent or potential liability to moving someone's stuff, for example, scratches on floors or on furniture, but we discussed concerns (large TV removal from the wall that we decided my husband would do, and we noted scratches that were already on the floor) and it all worked out very well.
In the middle of the job when I requested some more work be added on, Tony accommodated and gave me more than a fair price on it. I felt that we worked in good homeowner/professional partnership, and that had/has a lot of value to me. My husband and I are both pleased with the quality of the work he did; it's beautiful, and I can't wait to get the rest of my house finished by his company in a few months. I've had other work done to my home previously and have not had it be such an efficient and seamless experience, and with Tony in the lead, it was also respectfully personable and unfailingly professional; he really values his relationship with his customers. I absolutely recommend Taracena's Painting.