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5 Questions To Ask Your HOA Painting Company

 5 Questions To Ask Your HOA Painting Company

Have you ever been left high and dry by a contractor? Maybe they over-promised and under-delivered, or simply didn’t have the capabilities to meet your specific needs.

It’s easy to make promises, but harder to deliver on them.

If you are an HOA board member or property manager, it’s crucial that you partner with a painting contractor who really has your back, making your job simpler rather than adding complexity or stress.

It really all comes down to asking the right questions. Based on our own interactions with HOA painting clients, here are a few key items to add to your checklist.

HOA painter Bay Area 5 Questions To Ask Your HOA Painting Company

#1: Do You Offer Free Estimates?

A consultation takes time, but it also demonstrates a vested interest in your needs, questions, and project. Your painting contractor should be willing to provide a free estimate, including a detailed proposal that outlines every aspect of your project.

#2: What Kind of Services Do You Offer?

Look for a painting contractor who confidently offers the services you need.

There may be additional repairs that require specialized trade expertise, but for your primary painting needs, it’s helpful to find a painter who can keep it all in-house. For example, at MB Jessee Painting, we have a dedicated carpentry division that can handle wood repair, rot replacement, etc. This allows us to provide a streamlined painting experience, rather than rely on outside contractors.

#3: Are You Licensed and Insured?

This is a real fork in the road: if your contractor doesn’t carry the proper licensing and insurance, they should immediately be checked off your list. Otherwise you could be held liable for workplace accidents or damage.

#4: How Fast Can You Respond Once We Create a Work Order?

Your painter should be able to provide a concrete timeline - no vague guess-timates. Especially in a community setting like yours, you need a reliable painting partner that can deliver within the timeframe you need, or at the very least deliver exactly as agreed-upon.

#5: What Kind of Workload Can You Handle?

You need to determine whether or not your painting contractor will be able to handle your specific project scope. Remember, anyone can confidently make promises… In this case, we recommend looking at their reviews, website, and proven track record. Showing rather than telling is critical. Can you see their past work, and the facilities they’ve painted?

Hand-in-hand with this question, we also recommend looking at their credentials. Are they safety-trained? Can they use high-reach equipment? Can they obtain permits that may be needed?

Feel Confident In Your HOA Painting Company

Asking the right questions takes time, but it’s the very best way to ensure that your project moves forward safely and efficiently, and is finished to your standards. If you have any other questions about HOA painting in the Bay Area, please feel free to contact our team at MB Jessee Painting. We’re here to help.

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“Many thanks to Rigoberto and Damon and the extraordinary team who transformed my castle in the skies.They are magicians. I appreciate their work very much.”

— Kathleen A
San Francisco

“In all the years I've worked with MB Jessee, I'm always so impressed by your crews. They are so respectful of everything--you never even know they're there! Except that the paint looks amazing when they're gone. We've had one showing of our home and already have an offer. I'm sure it is because the paint looks so beautiful.”

— Erin T.
Pleasant Hill

“I loved working with M.B. Jessee from start to finish on a relatively small paint job that grew a bit. I felt in very good hands from the moment Matt Jessee came out to give me the estimate and talk about my job. He was very easy to talk to and he handled my changes very well. Then the actual work done by Rigoberto and Mario was impeccable. They were neat and meticulous and the paint job looks beautiful. I could not have asked for more and when I did, they accommodated me 100%. I will not hesitate to call M.B. Jessee again and to refer them to friends.”

— Nancy Kurkjian

“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb

“I just wanted to send you an email to say that John did such a great job over here today. He is truly a hard worker. He has the perfect balance of friendliness, honesty, and professionalism. I trust him. He takes the time to do the job to the best of his ability and that is what sets him (and your company) apart from the competition. He didn't make me feel rushed. He really made me feel like our job was the most important thing in the world. Thanks again!”

— Jo
Oakland

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— Margo - Director Women's Cancer Resource Center

“The entire MB Jessee team is courteous, efficient and professional. From scheduling and estimating to the crew managers and crew, they all did an excellent job on a small (but complicated) two room project in my house. I'm already thinking about getting them scheduled for the next project in the spring.”

— Cari Cheney

“I just wanted to thank you all for doing such a phenomenal job on our recent house painting. We are very happy with the outcome and can't say enough good things about the crew. Everyone working on the project was outstanding and made it a great experience. Thanks to everyone.”

— Daylan
Piedmont

“I want to express my thanks for a job well done. The rooms look great and there is no problem with any marks on the all the trim, floor, carpet, etc. The paint job is lovely. I also want to express my thanks for the level of professionalism the foreman showed in running the job. He was very attentive to any changes I needed to make, was extremely careful in getting the faux paint color and effect correct. Thanks so much for a job well done.”

— Suzan D’Arcy

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA

“Matt, Julie & Ricardo, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the three of you for the wonderful job you did in hosting the SFBA NARI Chapter Meeting on Wednesday evening. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Members and guests alike walked away with a truly positive experience. The "painter for a day" and the cookies in the paint cans were an absolute brilliant touch and received rave reviews. What a wonderful way to do such positive marketing. Thanks again for a truly memorable experience for our members and guests. You are valued as a NARI member.”

— Judy Tufo, SFBA NARI Executive Director