How to not do a painting estimate

July 29, 2015 at 9:14 pm | Category: Business, Commercial Painting, Company, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

Painting Estimate

Painting Estimate

We get so many calls looking for a price over the phone for a painting estimate and this is the absolute worst thing I can hear when I get back to the office. You should never choose any contractor based on price alone ever without meeting them in person.
How do you know who will be working in your home and around your family? When I hire anyone I like to look them in the eye and make my decision that way, price is never the only issue. If the first contractor comes in and I love him or her and I trust them that is who I choose. There is no need for other estimates in my mind if I feel totally comfortable with them. Of course we can always find someone lower and cheaper but guess what? That cheaper price will reflect somewhere, either under or uninsured workers, no taxes being paid or they will cut the quality somewhere either on materials or labor. There is no way around that, do not fool yourself thinking someone just has lower prices. For painting they are all similar, where it changes is what if that worker falls or trips in your home or business? You think they are covered but guess what they are a subcontractor and have no insurance, guess who is responsible? =U Not the company you hired and thought would be doing the work. People lie and cheat all the time, we fight this battle each and every day, many big and small companies in our area use subs, they will not admit to that but it is true. They have nothing to lose and are solely looking for that profit margin.
We are one of the only companies in the area that uses no painting subcontractors ever, all our painters are employees of the company and you can be assured we will not rush through your home and job and if there is ever an issue we will make good on it.

If you are looking for an experienced Northampton & Lehigh County painter then please call (484) 821-7112 or complete our online request form.




Ryan Amato - Amato Painting and Power Washing

ryan amatoRyan Amato is a man driven by his values, first and foremost. As manager of Amato Painting, Ryan’s leadership is one of trust and commitment. His relationships with his team are as important as those with his clients. His motivation to provide professional service is driven by a dependable workmanship that secures their reputation of being the best at what they do. No matter the size of the project, Ryan is adept at meeting deadlines and budgets.

As an award winner for his outstanding painting work, Ryan’s projects have been featured in the Sherwin Williams Quarterly Industry Magazine. You can find his contributions to the painting community across numerous blog sites and on his YouTube channel. With a true passion for his craft, Ryan is driven by so much more than the bottom line. He lives in Easton, Pa with his fiancé Michelle, his two teenagers, Preston and Ryenn and his dog Duncan who stars on the company logo!

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