JW Painting & Handyman

Mc Donald, PA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Our work stands out because we go above and beyond the call of duty. I don't wanna give away our best kept secrets to our success but I can say that "a little bit goes a long way" I live by that motto because the little things do ad up in the longrun. We do everything possible to ensure that the customer is satisfied to the fullest before we exit there home or business. We treat each and every client with the respect they deserve. It's all about the customer, Isn't that how it should be?

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The very best thing I like about our business is the quality finished product. When I first walk into a job, I don't look around and see how bad it looks. I think to myself about the potential it has and imagine what it could look like. There is no better feeling than taking a worn down beaten up house and transforming it into a great place to live.


Mc Donald, PA 15057

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8 Reviews
  • Diane D. May 27, 2013
    JW Painting was hired by a senior citizen to do a simple paint job that resulted in a fraudulent, criminal, and deceitful experience. The owner and his brother attempted to increase the previously agreed upon price of work, acted criminally by stealing prescription medication and cash while on the job, did not give the 15% senior citizen discount as advertised, and acted in a deceitful and intimidating manner to force payment by cash instead of by check. Steer clear!
  • Sara D. Jan 30, 2013
    Verified Review
    I posted on thumbtack, and Jay contacted me within a few hours that evening. He was very flexible and reliable, and he went out of his way to try to be of service. I needed a bathroom door installed, and the dimensions from Home Depot weren't even accurate. Without question or complaint, he took on the extra work and cleaned up nicely afterwards. Highly recommended.
    Jeremy (Jay) W. Jan 30, 2013

    We would just like to say thanks to Sara for being such a great customer. She wasn't in our way at all and she was a very nice person. She offered us pizza and drinks and she was polite as ever. I wish more customers were like Sara was. Thank you again for using us and if there is anything else that you need done, please feel free to give us a call. Sincerely, Jeremy (Jay) Watson (JW Painting & Handyman)

  • Jeasie O. Jan 25, 2013
    I was remodeling our kitchen, and trying to do most ourselves, but I had Jay come in for the painting, as I am rubbish with paint. Jay did a great job, sanded and puttied some spots for us and cleaned up thoroughly. I had someone else do our backsplash who was recommended by a neighbor... I so wish I used Jay instead! After seeing some of his tiling work, I think it would of been better, and I know he would of been way more professional. Lesson learned!
    Jeremy (Jay) W. Jan 30, 2013

    It was my pleasure to do the work for you guys. I hope that everything was up to your standards and I hope that you both are happy with the outcome. I wish I could've done the tile work for you. I actually love doing ceramic tile work as it is one of my favorite tasks to do. Anyway, thank you again for using us and if there is anything else you need done in the future, please feel free to give me a call. Thanks again, JJ

  • Kim B. Jan 5, 2013
    Kitchen Tiling
    Verified Review
    Jay installed glass mosaic tiles for our kitchen backsplash. He was prompt in responding to the initial request, communicated well via email and phone, and came out to the house to give us a quote quickly. His price was competitive. He arrived on time and did an excellent job. He was very personable and did a professional job. We will be contacting him again if we need any additional work on the house. Thanks, Jay!
    Jeremy (Jay) W. Jan 5, 2013

    Thank you Kim & Dave for being so nice and generous with me for the 2 days I was there to do your backsplash. It was my pleasure to work for you guy's. Dave was there all day with me on the first day and it was like we have been friends forever. Heck, he even bought a pizza for lunch and when I asked if he wanted any money towards it, he said no and to help myself. What a guy I tell you!! Thank you both once again for using my services, I appreciate it very much. I hope that you both are very happy & satisfied with the outcome and if there is anything else that you need done in the future, please feel free to give me a call. Thanks again, Jay (JW Painting & Handyman)

  • Amanda V. Sep 14, 2012
    Exterior Painting
    Verified Review
    JW Painting & Handyman did a fantastic job on our house. Jeremy was great to work with, very prompt and courteous. The price was very reasonable, especially considering the great quality work and timeliness. We were so impressed that we asked for a quote on another project!
    Jeremy (Jay) W. Oct 17, 2012

    It was a pleasure working for you guys. I hope that you love how it all turned out. Thanks again for using us, Jay (JW Painting & Handyman)

  • Michelle D. Aug 5, 2012
    Verified Review
    I made an appointment with him and he never showed up or even called to cancel. Unprofessional.
    Jeremy (Jay) W. Aug 6, 2012

    I did to call you three times and nobody returned my call. I try to run a business and offer free estimates but when I call to confirm our appointment and get no return call or anything, I just figured that you found someone else to do the work. With the price of gas nowadays, I'm not gonna make a trip over to someones house if I'm not sure that they are expecting me. Sorry for the inconvienance, but like I said, I called you 3 times that morning to confirm and never recieved a call back!!!

  • Eric B. Jul 17, 2012
    I have been trying to get help from a handyman for the past three days. No one, and I mean NO ONE was answering their phone or returning my voicemail. Jay answered the phone and was able to immediately help me out. The companies that did answer wanted an huge amount of money for a simple project. His price was absolutely fair. Thank you Jay!
    Jeremy (Jay) W. Jul 17, 2012

    Thank you Eric for being so informative with what I had to do and the directions to the job. If there is anything in the future, please feel free to give me a call. Thanks again, Jay (JW Painting & Handyman)

  • Michael S. Jun 12, 2012
    Verified Review
    It was a good experience. the work was done on time and in a professional manner. i would definitely use JW Painting & Handyman Services again.
    Jeremy (Jay) W. Jan 5, 2013

    Thank you Micheal, It was my pleasure to work for you


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
When we give our estimates, There is a lot that goes into coming up with a total price for you the customer. For our painting estimates, we collect measurements from whatever area that is getting painted and figure out the total square feet. We then, based on the square feet, come up with a total price. There is some factors that may come into play on some estimates that will make the price different such as, Wallpaper removal, Patchwork, & How much prep will be involved. All of these can change the price from room to room or exterior to exterior. All in all, we are a fair painting company that will not try to rack up charges on you. 9 times out of 10, whatever the intial estimate say's, that is what the final invoice is gonna say too. For other kind of jobs besides painting, we either do the same thing as far as square footage or we will estimate it by how many hours it will take us. For the hourly rate, It depends on how many guys we will have there doing the work. For instance, if we were installing a ceiling fan and we had 2 guys there doing it for 3 hours. The total would be figured out by our hourly rate x 2 guys. Our hourly rate is $25 per hour per man. That would bring the total to $150 to install the Ceiling Fan. It's not really that hard to understand. We try to work with the customer as much as we can and we always stand by our work with a 3 year warranty. We make it our number 1 priority to satisfy the customer at all costs. That is our mission for each and every job that we take on. Our motto says it all, Professional Results, Reasonable Prices.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I decided to get into this kind of work because it is all I ever known. When I was 13 years old and all my friends went on summer vacation from school, I went to work with my uncle remodeling homes and have been doing it ever since. I love the feeling of making a home or business come back from the dead so to speak. This is my passion and I will continue to do this until the day I cannot do it anymore.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common type of job we do for our clients has got to be Painting. I would say that 70% of our business that we do has some kind of painting involved in it. We have a wide range of skill sets and we do a lot of other kind of work to but painting is our bread and butter. We also do quite a bit of pressure washing as well. Spring, Summer, and Fall are the best months for pressure washing. Thats when we get the most pressure washing jobs at least. Recently though, we have had a lot of deck refinish jobs. Everybody seems like they want there decks treated before the bad weather of winter arrives. I would have to agree with these people too. That is probably the best thing you could do for your decking outside. I would recommend that everybody treat there decks or patios at least once every 3 to 4 years. It will do nothing but make your deck last for years, and years.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We completed a Mailbox project recently that I am very proud of. The biggest reason I am proud of it is because I built it from scratch. If you would like to see the job that I am talking about, go to my pictures and there should be 4 photos of the process that we took doing this. I actually started this project at my house in my little workshop and got the post put together. I caulked all the gaps and got it totally prepped for the job. Once we got to the job the next day, We first removed the old mailbox. We then dug our hole in the area that this new post would go. Once we got the post in place and leveled, we filled the hole up around it with concrete to anchor it. We then filled up the rest of the hole with the topsoil. After the post was set and positioned, we got started on painting it. After the painting was done, we installed all the other parts of the mailbox including the mailbox and that was pretty much it for that part of it. We also made the customer a new area to plant stuff in directly under the mailbox. All in all, this project took us 6 hours to complete. The customer was extremely happy and like I said before, I was very proud of the effort that went into such a smaller job like this. That just goes to show that we treat each and every job the same. With 100% dedication to a professionaly finished product. That's how we roll at JW Painting and Handyman. We Specialize In Quality!!!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My best advice I could possibly give is to work with me the best you can. We are entering a business venture together and you are investing your hard earned money into a professional service. The more open we both are to each others ideas, the better it turns out for both of us at completion. I treat everyone of our clients with respect and dignity because thats how it should be, isn't it?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
In order to ensure the best quality, safety, and integrity of our work. We do not sub-contract or hire out any of our jobs. Who you meet at the time of the estimate is who will be doing the work. We take pride in our personal interaction with our clients as well as our work. We believe that our prices are very reasonable and competitive and so do our customers. No job is to big or to small. We have ladders and scaffolding of all sizes. We can Paint from a bucket or we can spray from a industrial sprayer. From scraping to sanding, and patching to primer, all the way to the final coat, we know our products and how to use them to their full advantage. We want the paint to last as long as you do!