Greg Griswold Painting
About this pro
38 years in business
We hired Greg Griswold to paint our Victorian 3 - story home. It has cedar shingle siding which means it had to be stained. He power washed the entire house first since we live on a street that has a lot of truck traffic and the diesel exhaust leaves a coating of oil on the siding. Because it is Victorian, it needed several colors of paint/stain applied. I believe 6 colors total. He then sprayed and back brushed the stain on the siding, and brushed the paint on all the trim. We were very pleased with his work. It took nearly a couple weeks to complete, but it is a big house. Not a reflection on his speed, just the size of the job. I would rather have someone take their time to do it right than to rush through it to get to the next job. Again, we were pleased with the results! We put the job out for bids, and some bids came back outrageous, figuring they didn't want to tackle the job, so just threw out big numbers hoping it would stick. Greg came with a bid that wasn't the lowest bid but he did say he would match the lowest bid. Because of knowing his work and reputation in the past around this area, we chose him. Don't get me wrong, even though there were lower bids we would not necessarily have chosen those if we did not like what we heard about their work, so was willing to pay more for a better job. We learned that lesson the hard way when we took the lowest bid to contract a guy to roof our house. I understand it's up in the nose-bleed area, 40' off the ground with all kinds of angles, so not to many wanted to tackle it. We chose the lowest bid, big mistake! Every day I'd come home from work and something was messed up. Crooked lines, you name it. Was not happy! So Greg's bid was in the middle range, but he did offer to match prices. Greg's work has stood the test of time. House still gets a lot of jaw dropping and favorable comments. I would recommend Greg to anyone. And would not hesitate to ask him to do work for us again. One other thing, as he was on the job we found 2 porches that we originally forgot to mention needed painting, and he got them painted as well. I've seen a lot of work Greg has accomplished in the area, and it has been excellent! Very detailed stuff too! No job seemed to big for him.Aug 16, 2016
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Usually a phone call, followed an in peson meeting where i'll bid on the job.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Worked for Jack Griswold (father) Signs part-time as a youth. Went 1 1/2 years to Columbus college of Art. Worked for Nothwesten Business College (painted Appartments), Joe May Body Shop, Grand Lake Painting And myself for over 30 years.