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How To Select The Right San Francisco Painting Company !

How To Select The Right San Francisco Painting Company

Before selecting a painting company in the Bay Area for your next painting project, consider this question: "What kind of painter should I hire?" Most homeowners want a quality paint job that will last but are unsure about how to select the right company. Knowing the three types of painting companies that exist will equip you to make a more informed decision. (side note: Pardon us if we are a little biased towards the third type of painter!)

MB Jessee categorizes painters into three groups: "the bucket and brush painter," a run of the mill professional, and the genuine professional.

Bucket and Brush Painter

You've all seen a bucket and brush painter. A bucket and a brush painting 'company' typically is not a company but just a guy looking to make a buck. He is notorious for not showing up on Mondays, and when he does show up, it is usually in a classy, rust-bucket sedan. He may also work well into the evening taking long breaks when the surf is good. This type of painter may very well leave you with souvenirs such as a few paint drips on your carpet, floors and windows, though the overall surface will look decent. His prices are below average but warranties do not exist with such a company.

Seen Around Painter, but not as Professional

Your "seen around" painter is normally good at what he does but lacks professionalism. A semi-professional can be identified by their staff of painters but lack of company vehicles, no employee background checks, up to date insurance, uniformed employees, occasional tardiness showing up for appointments, and not always returning phone calls in a timely fashion. Such a company also has their own agenda when it comes to painting your home rather than making you and your needs a priority. This type of painter usually prices jobs that are appealing to most homeowners at a quick glance. One of the main problems we've heard homeowners complain about when using this type of painter is change orders. In other words, many times, the contractor forgets to bid something or estimates one coat, when it really needs two coats. Homeowners tell us they have to spend more money in the end. So look carefully at a price that might look "cheaper" when making a decision and discuss change orders up front.

A True Professional

The painting contractor we hope you will choose is the "True Professional." A true professional will NOT let you down. A quality paint company typically charges a little more up front for their painting services but for good reasons. You will not get hit with lots of change orders and the end result will be backed by a good warranty. A true professional painting company runs his or her business with high standards and is trustworthy. This type of company returns calls and emails quickly, listens carefully to your requests and needs, identifies a solution, and will get the job done with an incredible staff of background-checked and exceptionally clean painters.

If you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area, you have many choices for your painting project. MB Jessee Painting has been known in our area for being a "True Professional" paint company. It would be our privilege to serve you the next time you need any type of painting on your home or office.

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Customer Reviews

“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

“Richard and crew have been great, for sure. As much as I look forward to having the job done and my house back in order, I really enjoyed having them around. You should feel really good about how they represent your company.”

— Jessica Dodson

“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, 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

“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

“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 had my wooden kitchen cabinets painted white. Anabal and Danielle were doing the job. I have nothing but praise for them. They came on time, cleaned up every day, were respective, friendly and helpful. If the rest of Jessee's crew are as great as Anabal and Danielle, this company will go far.”

— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

“Edy and crew are hard at work. They are doing a great job. Very professional outfit you have. Your crew is a delight. You may use me for a reference!”

— Heidi B
Walnut Creek

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
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

“Our paint crew did a great job and the foreman, Gersson was exceptionally great to work with. He was always available to answer questions, good at problem-solving, very patient, kind, and highly professional with great customer service. We definitely recommend this company, and Gersson and his crew.”

— Andrea Y.
Berkeley, CA

“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