Calhoun Painting Company

Southaven, MS

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

First of all we screen for and hire THE BEST PAINTERS---they are our product. Their ability, skill and experience are what really counts when it comes to professional painting. All of our painters are craftsmen painters, ensuring that when they paint the cut-in lines between walls and trim and ceilings and walls are straight, the coatings are evening distributed with good coverage, and rooms are properly prepped, protected and cleaned up when they finish. Second, WE USE THE FINEST AND MOST DURABLE PAINTS available at greatly discounted prices, so you receive the best and most durable paint finishes at very competitive rates. We use only Sherwin-Williams upper grade paints such as their SuperPaint, Duration, Emerald and Pro-Classic brands. These paints, when applied by professionals, ensure years of durability, cleanability, without fading or peeling. Third, WE OFFER THE BEST POSSIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE at a level not generally found with contractors of any kind. We work very hard at hiring painters that are friendly, conscientious, and customer service minded to ensure that as a customer you are well taken care of from the time we first meet to the completion of the work you hire us to do. Finally, WE ARE FAST--but without sacrificing quality. Once we begin a job we don't leave until we complete the job. No starting a job and then not seeing us for days or weeks, as often happens with contractors. Most painting jobs take on the average between between 1 to 3 days to complete, depending on the size and scope of the work being done. WE WORK FOR YOUR POSITIVE REVIEW. Throughout a job we are constantly aware that our work, our customer service, our timeliness, our neatness, and living up to what you hire us to do are all being evaluated by you as a valued customer. So we work to ensure that when we're the job is completed we receive your positive review. And to date no one has ever given us anything less than a 5 stars review online. We want to keep that trend going.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

1. Seeing our customer's excitement about the color and transformation of their home. 2. Meeting new people and new friends each time we work with a new customer. 3. Making people happy and receiving positive reviews.
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Location

Southaven, MS 38672

Background check

Complete

Years in business

15

Number of employees

6

Times hired on Thumbtack

10

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Barbara R. Aug 19, 2015
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    My name is Barbara R. Let me start out by saying, I am very skeptical of contractors. Having moved to Memphis only a year ago, I have seen my share. Mark Calhoun (Calhoun Painting Company) put me at ease immediately. After obtaining several bids, Mark was selected to paint the entire interior of my five bedroom home. His ability to communicate and deliver as promised was most admirable. He outlined the scope of the job detailing the terms of our agreement. He kept me informed as it relates to exactly what his crew would be doing on any given day. Throughout the process, Mark consulted with me to make sure I was happy with the progress. Upon my request, he provided recommendations for paint color - which I found most helpful. I don't have all day to share my experience, but I feel that I could literally talk all day about how wonderful this experience has been. His crew spoke very highly of him as well. They are happy on their job which speaks volumes for the company. They are an extension of Mark - very cordial, professional, always clean up after themselves and provide a service that you are happy to pay for. THE JOB LOOKS GREAT ! ! ! If you are looking for reliable painting service, I cannot imagine you finding anyone that will present higher standards.
    Mark C. Aug 19, 2015

    Barbara, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. You (and your wonderful sisters, May and Sharon, were absolutely wonderful to work with and work for. We've painted for many customers over the years---some have been very kind and some have been hard to work for. I have to say, y'all are at the top of our "All-time-favorite-customers" list. It was fun and such a pleasure to work for you and your sisters. I'm so glad it all turned out so well, and that you're so happy with all that we did. The cabinets turned out beautiful and were the finishing touch today. I can't wait to see how the rest of your decorating project for the house comes together. I know when you're done it will be beautiful! Please give my thanks again to May for the pizza lunch today, as well as to Sharon and May for making us feel so at home while we worked in your home. They were the sweetest ever to work with. Thanks again for your business and for putting your trust in us. And thank you for your kind review. That means a lot to me. You're the kindest! Enjoy your new home!

  • Brian M. May 15, 2015
    Mark was great from beginning to end. Just finished my home and looks great. His people were professional and conscientious. Paid him a little more than the other bids I received because of his personal touch. Thanks Mark
  • Kathy B. Mar 10, 2015
    Mr. Calhoun & Company did an excellent job - they arrived on the scheduled date in a timely manner - they were polite & courageous - I would highly recommend them to meet your painting needs.
  • Marybeth A. Feb 24, 2015
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Mark is very professional and prompt. Hands on. They painted the majority of interior of my home. I had builders flat paint & it was obviously not the best paint,so after 3years we needed it done. Mark gave us good ideas on paint choices.Quality of the work and his employees was exceptional. Price was extremely competitive for 2 coats of good Sherwin Williams paint. Was finished in 2 days. Definitely will use him again for the exterior. Thank you for a great job, Mark & company.
  • Jay P. Nov 12, 2014
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Mark was very professional. We are definitely glad we hired him to paint our nursery. He did an Amazing job! We will definitely use him again in the future.
  • Rosemary H. Nov 8, 2013
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    The guys from Calhoun Painting who painted 3 interior rooms of my house, were professional and courteous. As their client, I give them a strong recommendation on their excellent work.
  • Sujoy B. Sep 22, 2013
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    If you are looking for a professional interior painter, reasonable pricing, crews who are on time and do things right the first time, look no further, Mark is the Guy! I highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for a quality job and I will definitely call him again to estimate my next interior painting project.
  • Alex A. May 6, 2013
    Exterior Painting
    Verified Review
    Outstanding communication, great workmanship, too! We are very pleased with the work (entire exterior of house painted). Going to hire them again real soon. Mark is very knowledgable, helpful, and courteous. His crew did great work, and cleaned everything up really nicely. Thanks!
  • Jodie O. May 7, 2012
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Timely quote , timely work. Rooms look very good. Thanks!
  • Greg S. Dec 24, 2011
    Great company! Great Painter! Full of good ideas and does excellent work. On time service and 100% trustworthy. You don't have to be home while he works. Mark is an artist and not just a painter. Your walls become his canvas and he transforms your room into a beautiful space for years to come. He loves God and loves people. I highly recomend Mark Calhoun!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I first learned to paint as a 19 year old kid working with a small painting company in Sioux City, Iowa, where I grew up. A year or so later I launched out on my own, specializing in painting the exterior of homes. But it wasn't until I was in my forties that I came to love and really appreciate the painting and decorating business---having mastered not just great painting skills and passing them along to those working for me, but also mastering customer service after having been in the corporate world for many years, where the importance of good customer service was ingrained into me.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Mostly residential customers---that is our niche. Most of our work involves residential interior walls, trim and ceilings and painting the exterior of homes---we probably painted the outside of over 100 homes and painted the interior of over 60 homes just this past year.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We recently were hired by a Thumbtack customer to paint a good part of the inside of her home. She was concerned about the quality of paint and finish, having had problems with the cheap contractor grade of paint that was on her walls when she purchased the home. When we were through she couldn't tell us enough how happy she was with the results, and left this review here on Thumbtack. "Mark is very professional and prompt. Hands on. They painted the majority of interior of my home. I had builders flat paint & it was obviously not the best paint,so after 3 years we needed it done. Mark gave us good ideas on paint choices. Quality of the work and his employees was exceptional. Price was extremely competitive for 2 coats of good Sherwin Williams paint. Was finished in 2 days. Definitely will use him again for the exterior. Thank you for a great job, Mark & company." - Marybeth A.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Painting companies and painters come and go--its one of the highest turnover trades out there. The trade tends to attract a lot of drug addicts and alcoholics who are undependable at best and downright conniving at worst. So its important to look for a reputable and highly skilled painting company that employs trustworthy and honest painters, and has a track record of happy customers with references and reviews to prove it. At Calhoun Painting Company we receive compliments all the time about how friendly and professional our painters are. And we provide over 25 references so you can check us out, along with encouraging you to look at the many customer reviews that are posted at various places online. No one has ever given us anything less than a 5 Star rating.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
1 Can they help me with color coordination? 2. Is the company I'm talking with reliable with positive references and reviews? 3. Do they pick up the paint or do I have to do that? 4. How much successful professional experience does the company have? 5. Is the manager of the company friendly and customer service oriented? 6. Are they neat and clean? 7. What guarantees or warranties do they offer for the work they do?