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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

“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

“I can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

— Nora Robinson

“High quality work from a pleasant and qualified staff. Thank you!”

— Paul Markovich

“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

“I highly recommend MB Jesse Painting to anyone looking for a professional team that does an impressive job. They are on time, efficient and clean up well each and every day they are on site. They pay attention to detail and listen to the needs of their clients. In addition, they give back to the community. A Five Star team all the way around.”

— Erin Troy

“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

“Hello Matt,Just another notice of thanks to your wonderful crew, Rigoberto, Javier and John. They did fantastic work, with Rigo providing meticulous and conscientious attention to the details and excellent woodwork finishing, as evidenced by the beautiful fireplace. Javier did a fantastic job in the bathroom especially, it looks "brand new," and John always does quality work, both with the interior and exterior. I can tell they care about what they do. Rigo's "punch out" was very thorough, too. I will call again when I need some more work and will definitely recommend your company and fine crew. I also felt as a homeowner, I could leave my house in their good hands during the day and that took a lot of worry from me, they were honest, prompt and reliable. They were also very kind, respectful and clean in their work, very professional. Thank you.”

— Beth Marx & Melissa Kirsch
Oakland

“Just wanted to let you know that the crew was great to have around the house for the past two weeks. All three of them were professional, courteous, and attentive to my thoughts/concerns and were extremely knowledgeable. They paid great attention to the detail and it shows.”

— Mark & Roberta Gross

“My entire experience with MB Jesse was very professional. The crew were very friendly and super accommodating of my ridiculous schedule and geriatric pets in the house. The finished product, which was pretty much my entire house, far exceeds my expectations. Would definitely work with them again!”

— Heather Jordan

“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

“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

“The kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”