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“We're Memphis and Desoto County's House Painting Experts ... With Prices and Service Second to None!”


We're a Memphis-Southaven based painting company that's been helping hundreds of Mid-South customers update and beautify the interior and exterior of their homes for many years. We love to paint ...and it shows!

About Calhoun Painting Company

hired 7 times on Thumbtack

We're a full-service residential painting company specializing in interior and exterior house painting--ceilings, trim, walls, cabinets, siding, brick, decks and fences. We also are great with decorative faux finishes, wallpaper removal and popcorn ceiling removal. We service the Memphis, Germantown, Southaven, Olive Branch, Collierville and Hernando areas.

We offer free quotes and competitive rates and provide you with ten customer references at the time of estimate. We require no money down, use the best paints available [Sherwin-Williams upper grade brand paints] and put it on using highly skilled craftsman painters--the best in the business! We move and protect furniture, cover floors and vacuum when we're done. We are fast--most jobs are completed in one to three days. We guarantee our work for one to three years! We offer free touch-ups for 30 days after we complete the job. We have over 30 years of experience, are licensed and insured and accept all major credit cards, checks and cash.

Do you need help with color choices? We can help! We are color and decor experts and have both the knack and experience to assist you with choosing colors that will compliment and blend with your personal tastes and present decor. We know how to use color to warm up a room and make it pop! We offer free color consulting and color design services to all of our customers.

The bottom line is "We love to paint, and it shows!"


Southaven, MS 38672

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  • 5/5 stars

    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

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars 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.

  • 5/5 stars 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.

  • 5/5 stars 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.

  • 5/5 stars 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.

  • 5/5 stars 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!

  • 5/5 stars Interior Painting Verified Review

    Timely quote , timely work. Rooms look very good. Thanks!

  • 5/5 stars

    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!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. 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 just this past year. We also clean and restain a lot of fences and decks and do a few designer Faux Finishes on ceilings, walls, vanities and sometimes furniture.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Painting companies and local painters come and go--its one of the highest turnover trades out there. And the trade tends to attract a lot of drug addicts and alcoholics. So its important to look for a reputable and highly skilled painting company which employs trustworthy and clean painters, has a track record of happy customers, and can provide you with references (be sure to call some of them). At Calhoun Painting Company we screen and employ only professional and trustworthy painters. In fact we receive compliments all the time about how friendly and professional our painters are. We also will provide you with two-page list of references with no less than 20 customers to call, and a copy of ten reviews from online. Providing these important things to you can save you from a contractor nightmare, and ensure a great contractor experience. That's our goal.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. That most painters, while maybe good at painting, are not all that good with decorating or coordinating color around a customer's present decor. Most painters are simply use to just putting on the paint color that a customer requests. At Calhoun Painting we're different--we are also decorators, and take into consideration the effect that a color is going to have on a room in a customer's home. We can advise you accordingly, saving you from possible redo expenses later on. We're good with color and at blending colors to compliment your present decor. We offer free color consulting to our customers.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. 1. Tell me about your experience.
2. How long have you been in business?
3. Can you provide me with ten good references that I can call.?
4. What brand and grade of paint will you be using on my home?
5. How long will it take you to complete the job once you begin?
6. Are you insured? Can you prove it?
7. Do you guarantee your work?
8. Will you clean up and leave my home looking like it did before you began?
9. Are your painters supervised? Why should I trust you and/or your painters?
10. Do you require money down to begin and what forms of payment do you accept?

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. First of all we screen for and hire the best painters---our painters are craftsmen--ensuring that cut-in lines are straight and that walls and ceilings are properly covered.

Second, we use the finest paints---Sherwin-Williams upper grade paints such as ProMar 200, SuperPaint, Duration, Emerald and ProClassic brands, ensuring years of durability without fading or peeling.

Third, we offer a level of customer service not generally found with painting companies. We work very hard to ensure that you are completely happy with the color selection and the quality of the work we perform, and we do that as we go along so changes can be made if necessary. We will work with you throughout the process, adjusting if necessary to make your project look its best, and ensuring that it ends up looking just as you envisioned or better when you first contacted us for a quote.

Finally, we are fast--without sacrificing quality. That means we can usually complete most average size jobs between 1 and 3 days. That means you're not interrupted for very long. We try to be sensitive to time and completing a job in timely manner. Once we begin we don't stop until the job is completed, unlike some companies that will start a job and then not show up for a few days. You don't have to worry about that with Calhoun Painting Company.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Seeing customer's absolutely excited and thrilled with the color, the transformation of the look of their home, and the quality of the work that we provide as we move along and complete a job. One of the most thrilling things is seeing and knowing that we exceeded a customer's expectations, and left them feeling absolutely thrilled with the painting results and the service.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How long will it take? How much will it cost? And what kind of paint do you use? We are very quick, we will provide you with a firm and reasonably priced quote on the front end, so there are no surprises, and we will use top grade Sherwin-Williams paints.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. I recently had a customer say this to me BEFORE he hired us. "Thank you Mark. Just so you know, as an entrepreneur and business owner myself, what immediately to attracted me to your company was your professional web site. Fantastic job with it! My wife and I are tired of mediocre work on our home and have made many mistakes in the past with hiring the cheapest labor instead of professionals. I'm already confident that your company will bring professional work at an affordable price and look forward to speaking with you about this project and the other work that you may be able to offer. Thank you for taking the time to follow up." Well he did hire us to paint the outside of his house, and when it was all through, he told me to put him on our reference list. Moral of this story: "You get what you pay for!"

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. That interior and exterior house painting is an art with many tricks to the trade that only come with experience. Its our privilege and pleasure to use that experience for the benefit of our customers. Second, that we're going to be there after the job's done if there is a problem. And third, that we plan on being around for long time, whereas many painting companies fall by the wayside after just a few months or years, and therefore unable to back up their work and guarantees.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. 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.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. 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.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. The first is hiring really good painters who deliver a superior quality of work. The second is knowing the best paints to use and employ them, ensuring lasting durability and appearance. The third is our unique customer service---we live to make our customers completely thrilled with what we do for them.

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