JW Painting & Handyman
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!May 27, 2013
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.Jan 30, 2013VerifiedJeremy (Jay) W.'s reply
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)
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Years in business9
Times hired on Thumbtack6
Number of employees2
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- 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.