We take Pride in our Painting

Bronx, NY

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My work stands out because i'm a perfectionist. I personally perform the work myself. Assuring you of outstanding results.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love the look on my clients faces when they see the how beautiful my work and the rooms look.


Bronx, NY 10462

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10 Reviews
  • May M. Oct 17, 2013
    Joe completed work on our new apartment last month and I cannot speak highly enough of his work. My husband and I thought we could try to paint the place ourselves, but 5 hours in, with no real progress, other than terribly jagged lines, we did a search on Yelp and decided to go with Joe based on the glowing recommendations from other Yelpers. Within a few minutes of my email inquiry, Joe responded with all the right questions and concerns. He was extremely professional, courteous and also super funny! Any professional service provided with a smile and a sense of humor is A+ by us! Because of our work schedules, we were not able to meet Joe in person when he began the project, and only had the pleasure of meeting him upon completion of the job. Despite that hurdle, Joe communicated with me 3 to 4 times per day with a progress update. He handled this caveat with such coolness that a HUGE weight was lifted off our shoulders during what was a pretty stressful moving-in period. He was pretty much the easiest part of the process! And then we saw the amazing job he did. Wow. I'm going to have to upload some pictures soon. Needless to say, my husband and I would not have come close to what he was able to produce. If you want a job done right, you must hire people who know how to do it and who are certified and insured, like Joe. And despite a massive mishap on the part of Home Depot - who gave us unmixed paint on our second purchase when we needed to buy a bit more - Joe did his best to ensure that the paint was mixed evenly and well on the walls. Joe is a true perfectionists so he is still trying to help me get a refund from Home Depot, but to our untrained eyes, all we notice is the great work he did on our new place so we can't imagine having a better job done! He truly transformed an apartment that had old white walls and drab yellow, seemingly hospital-certified doors and doorways, into a modern, cool pad. I can't recommend Joe enough!!!
  • Ellen S S. Jul 3, 2013
    Joe did an excellent job painting my apartment. He was very responsive during the bid process and has a way of establishing trust and credibility from the start. He knows what he is doing and is very diligent in making sure his work product is high quality and that the customer is satisfied. He cares, which is not always the case. Know that if you hire Joe, he will get the job done for you and you will be very satisfied in the end. I have already had a number of people comment on how nice the paint looks. It's the difference between a job that stands out and just having a fresh coat slapped up.
  • Jill O. Jun 10, 2013
    Joe was extremely responsive and quick to follow up after my initial inquiry. His work is great, and he takes his time to get it right. My building has an annoying insurance policy for contractors that we had to deal with, and Joe took the time to take care of all of the necessary paperwork. I highly recommend Joe.
  • Tatiana G. May 22, 2012
    Hey, I just wanted to say that Joe did an amazing job painting my 1br apartment. He was always on time and did exactly what we agreed on and even better. He's a very nice gentleman and a real professional. I am definitely recommending him to all my friends! Thank you, Joe!!!
  • Lindsey N. Apr 30, 2012
    From the initial inquiry to a completed paint job, Joe was fantastic. His prices are very competitive, and he truly takes pride in his work. He's responsive, efficient, and very knowledgeable. He was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
  • Lia G. Mar 5, 2012
    Joe did an awesome job. He did horizontal stripes in my bedroom. It took him two days only because I have made a lapse. I bought a wrong (too dark color) paint. Otherwise, he could have finished everything in one day if he didn't have to repaint the stripes. I could not be happier! Will definitely hire him again. P.S. Don't hesitate to ask him for a color advice, he is very experienced and can give you a hand if you feel lost.
  • Molly F. Feb 20, 2012
    Joe Shallock, proprietor of We Take Pride in Our Paining, is an excellent professional painter. We hired him to do extensive work on our home after a flood from an overflowing bathtub damaged many of our interior walls and ceilings. The job entailed a lot of scraping, patching, priming, and painting of walls, ceilings and trims. We used some strong colors, which can be tricky, and his lines are near perfect. He and his assistant worked quickly and precisely, and the end result was superb. We were very appreciative that he came to our home to give an estimate and found his prices to be reasonable and fair. We will definitely hire Joe again for future jobs!
  • Jennifer C. Feb 8, 2011
    Joe Schallock did an excellent job. In one room he removed both difficult wallpaper and the residual glue patches. He then primed and painted and the paint, and the crown molding and trim, came out beautifully. We then asked him to re-paint a small hallway. This job too he did expertly and quickly. I appreciated his teaching me something about paint and how it dries, and I also appreciated how carefully he cleaned up after finishing working. I recommend him highly!
  • Benita B. Nov 18, 2010
    We were extremely satisfied with Joe's work and have not only recommended him to friends, but have used his services twice ourselves in two different homes. The days he and his helper spent in preparing for the paint job were well worth the wait. The results speak for themselves. Top quality workmanship.
  • Beck H. Nov 18, 2010
    Joseph did a great job! I have a HUGE brick wall in my apartment and had spent 3 days priming it. When I got overwhelmed I called Joseph in and in one afternoon he got the whole thing painted. He was fast and neat and pleasant to have around! I'd highly recommend him and hire him in the future.


How did you get started doing this type of work?
I learned to paint at a very early age. My early teens. Back then there was only enamal paint. Much harder to paint with. I was always a perfectionist. Still am. I treat every job/home like it is a masterpiece. I love to paint! I love making the apt. or home beautiful for the home owner.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
With the economy circling the toilet, there are so many painters and helpers out of work. The majority claim to be professional painters. Most of which are not and were laid off for a reason. Throwing paint on the walls does not make for a professional. Even if you've been doing it for years. It takes skill and expertise to get outstanding results. With all the shoddy work being performed, customers really need to be more thorough when considering who will be doing the work. Rather than how cheap they can get it done for. You get what you pay for. Check credentials and referrences and if they're insured. If they're not insured, they could fall off the ladder and then sue you for your home. Buyer beware!!!