Repainting your facility or business can seem like a daunting task from going through countless estimates trying to sift through different types of companies that can meet demanding time frames and budgets.
Here are the top 10 tips for property managers when looking to repaint their facility.
- Do your homework BEFORE calling for the estimate: Investigate the company, look at their other jobs in relation to yours, look at the reviews, call and speak to them on the phone
- Know your budget and express it: If you have $1000 to spend but this job really is going to take $5000 it saves a lot of wasted time on everyone’s end and it could be removing some items from the scope or changing things here and there can put the job within your budget
- Know your scope of work: If you do not know the scope of work yourself as the owner, there is no way you will be able to let your prospective painters know, which in turn will give you bids all over the place and no way to compare the
- Apples to Apples : We hear this term all the time and it is confusing sometimes because companies will bid anything to get a job, even though the scope of work may say the same thing , they will then switch products when the job starts to reduce costs or use inexperienced labor.
- Spend time on the estimate If possible spend time walking through the estimate, showing concerns and asking questions, if no one is there on the walk through again it will present issues when you get different proposals
- Give feedback : Give feedback before during and after the job, we love feedback and know how valuable it is whether we win a job or not, during and after a job is also a great time for customer feedback. This can help develop trust and relationships with your painting company and next time may not need to have 5 different companies come out if you can trust one
- Stick with one: If you have had a successful project and by that I mean on or under budget, on time and the quality you expect, the next time a project comes up don’t simply take the lowest bid. Communicate with your go to company.
- Be available: This sounds easy but it isn’t. We are all busy and those annoying phone calls or emails with questions that may sound simple can alleviate a ton of hidden expectations. Answer the phone and touch base a few times a week.
- Give a clear time frame right away: When you call for an estimate the prospective company should be asking for a time frame. If it is unreasonable you may need to do a better job next time getting your rfp’s (request for proposals) out sooner.
- Hire professional companies: When you hire a professional company you get more then experienced painters, your getting all of their experiences from past jobs that build up their skills and knowledge on each job. Always tweaking and using better materials and applications. You get a FULLY insured company, meaning no sub contractors, they have workman’s compensation, pay taxes and are above board. YOu get a fully attentive office and field staff, when you call either someone answers or someone gets back to you. If you couldn’t get them on the phone for an estimate what do you think will happen once you pay them?
So these are our top tips, if you have any others please let us know. If you need commercial painting in the Lehigh Valley area or New Jersey please give us a call at 484-821-7112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ryan Amato - Amato Painting and Power Washing
Ryan 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!