The appearance of your building, whether it is your home or business, says a lot about you.
When it comes time to spruce it up with a new coat of paint, you may consider hiring a commercial painting company. If that’s the case, you will need to do some research, and be prepared to ask some hard questions of that company.
Look for a Good Reputation
Even though it goes without saying, a painting company’s reputation means a lot. It is a reflection of the quality of their work and the integrity of their workers. There are many reliable review resources you can tap into to check on the reputation of the commercial painting company you are considering. In addition to Yelp, there is also Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau. The company itself should have reviews and testimonials available to share with you.
References are a must. Talk to other people who have worked with the company and find out what they have to say. You will learn a lot about the company by speaking with other clients. If the company has no referrals or is reluctant to share them with you, consider it a red flag. You may want to look elsewhere for professional painters.
Excellence in Quality
Hiring professional painters can be tricky. There are companies that may look good on paper or on their website, but when it comes right down to it, they aren’t as excellent as they propose to be. Some commercial painting companies will hire subcontractors to do the work. This means the actual painting is not done by employees of the company, but rather by another set of workers the company has hired to do the work. Essentially, the painting company is more or less a middleman in this instance.
Such painting companies hire subcontractors to save money. This is one way to avoid paying worker’s compensation as well as investing in equipment and materials. The subcontractors will most likely have their own equipment and supplies. The question is, what quality are the materials, and what is the quality of their work? Too often these types of companies leave clients with a less than desirable paint job.
On the other hand, when you hire a commercial company that has a reputation for excellence, you can expect certain things. For example, you can expect the quality of materials will be at the minimum standard, if not well above. You will be consulted about the different grades of materials and the pros and cons of each. Maybe you don’t need a high-end paint for a particular project, or you may want a paint that will last at least a decade.
A high-quality commercial painting company educates its customers on their options and helps them make wise decisions based on pertinent information. But it’s not just about materials. It’s also about the job itself.
Expertise to Do the Job Well
There are all types of spaces which require painting. Two and three story homes, as well as huge commercial buildings with pipes, electrical wires, vents, and ducts. Regardless of the situation, you want a team that has the expertise to do the required job well. Such jobs can be done in a timely manner when the team has the skill along with proper tools to work efficiently.
A well-qualified commercial painting company will have team members who abide by safety rules. They know what to do in the case of an emergency, and they know how to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Find out if the employees of the company are familiar with OSHA standards. Compliance rules should be followed and workers need to know how to handle situations where lead paint is an issue.
It is a good idea to find out if the company has a safety plan in mind for your site – particularly if the site is challenging. This will give you an idea of how well the painters attend to the details of a project. Less compliant companies will minimize the need for a safety plan. If an accident should happen, they also may be more likely to place the blame on your shoulders. This brings up the issue of worker’s compensation and liability insurance.
Is the Company Bonded and Insured
A reputable commercial painting company is concerned about their workers and clients and has the best interests of both in mind. Be sure to check the insurance of the company you choose to work with. There should be an insurance policy of no less than one million dollars. The company also should be bonded. When a company is bonded, you have protection against subpar workmanship or uncompleted work.
Additionally, the company should have workers’ compensation for its employees. Even though this is expensive, it means that should there be an accident on the premises, the employee will have compensation for being injured on the job.
These things indicate a legitimate commercial painting company which is interested in protecting clients and employees, The Painting Company is such a company. We have a great reputation in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada and we work to ensure our customers’ satisfaction. Our reviews attest to our commitment to quality work. Contact us today for more information.