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How Do You Know If You Are Getting a Reliable Commercial Painter?

 How Do You Know If You Are Getting a Reliable Commercial Painter?

When you are buying a used car, you look under the hood, and maybe kick the tires. If the potential purchase is a horse, you are supposed to look at its teeth (unless, of course, it’s a gift horse; don’t look them in the mouth!). But when you hire a commercial painter, how can you ensure your satisfaction? How do you evaluate a painting company?

To start with, please don’t kick our tires! Here are a few signs you can look for to help you distinguish between an excellent choice that will serve you well, or a lemon.

Hiring and Training of Employees

No matter what other features a painting company has, the quality of their painters is vital. Part of the question is their training and skill level, but even more importantly, are they reliable, good people?

At MB Jessee, we perform full background checks and drug tests on all potential employees. We want to be sure we are working with trustworthy, honest painters. This gives us peace of mind for our own business, and this sense of wellbeing is one we can share with our clients.

In addition, we also emphasize thorough training. All of our commercial painting employees go through a rigorous initial training period, followed by ongoing seminars for continued skill enhancement and safety tips. Our painters are knowledgeable and talented, offering our commercial clients the best painting in the industry!

Track Record of Excellence on Significant Jobs

When a commercial painter has a long history of applying commercial coating for major facilities and companies, you know you are working with a well-run organization. The track record of successful contracts tells you an important story.

For all of us at MB Jessee, our resume of completed commercial painting projects is something we take great pleasure in! As we drive around the San Francisco Bay area, we can see the tangible ways we have contributed to the beauty and commerce of the communities. From luxury high-rises and exclusive office buildings to local monuments and historic structures, our painters have done it all!

If you are curious to know more specifics, you can browse our portfolios, check out our Facebook page, or give us a call. We would be delighted to speak with you!

Dotted I’s and Crossed T’s

With high dollar projects and complex operations on the line, you need a commercial painter who knows the industry and safely navigates the laws and codes. Licensing and insurance are an absolute must, as well as participation in professional organizations.

MB Jessee is fully invested in keeping up all necessary insurance and licensing. We won’t cut corners to save a dollar, nor will we put you or your project at risk by ignoring protocol. We are committed to professionalism at every level, so that you know you can trust us to do it right.

MB Jessee, the Bay Area’s Commercial Painter

When you need to hire a commercial painting company for your Oakland or San Francisco area project, please consider MB Jessee. We offer unbeatable quality and customer service at a very competitive price. Talk to our previous clients, and you will discover why MB Jessee has been growing and expanding for over 25 years!

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Customer Reviews

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walkthrough experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3-year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch-up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua J.
Oakland, CA

“The completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard
Orinda

“Matt, We are very happy with how all of the painting worked out. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the work in the bathroom. I liked working with Victor, he and Marvin were extremely conscientious about doing a great job, not just the minimum. I know the front door took a lot longer than you'd expected. But they did it PERFECTLY. We never thought it could turn out like that! Thanks again for the great work. We'll be calling you again in the future!”

— Craig
Alameda, CA

“I cannot imagine finer painters--and I have worked with many. They work exceptionally hard. It is a joy to see their workmanship!”

— Alicia R.
Oakland

“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

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walk through experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3 year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua Jansen

“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

“Awesome work by highly experienced, professional painters. They were: Conscious about the amount of time it would take. Ours had a lot of pre-work and took 3 weeks. Accommodating when we added a few last-minute changes Understanding when a heatwave hit and we remove some of the plastic sheeting over windows, which they had to put back up the next day. Accessible, especially the on-site crew (Hi Jose & Victor!) -- always answering questions and checking in. The end result is a perfect paint job that makes our 94-year-old house look brand new. I would definitely hire MBJ again”

— Stacey R.
Oakland, 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

“Dear Matt,You must be so proud of your men! They were fantastic to have around. Polite, courteous and hardworking. I am so pleased with the outcome of our home--in fact, I couldn't be any more pleased than I am!”

— Mrs. S
San Leandro

“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

“The people at M.B. Jessee are great – from the painters to the office staff to Matt. Talk about leadership from the top.”

— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes