About two weeks after the paint is dry, someone from CertaPro Painters of Lake County calls the freshly hued home to make sure the paint job is still up to snuff. This method of checking in with customers is part of the staff's style; its specialists believe in communication and respect, and want to make sure that their painting services are completed as expected. And to prove their confidence in their work, they back their work with a two-year warranty.
Backed by eight years of painting experience, MAC Painting owner Paul Maciaszek makes it a personal priority to quote and manage each of his company's projects. Since 2007, Paul and his troop of color casters have helped spruce up residential and commercial frameworks with an arsenal of services, including faux finishes, deck staining, and garage-floor coverings. The team's precisely aimed bristles also glide across hard-to-reach spots such as ceilings and trim, allowing customers to avoid standing on wobbly step stools or sitting awkwardly on the shoulders of a rented Scottie Pippen. Services begin with initial estimates, which MAC Painting provides for free.
Husband-and-wife team Molly and Kerry Lovell fortify homes’ structures and beautify their exteriors with services honed by more than 25 years of industry experience. The duo’s passion for maintaining homesteads extends to the study of repairing and installing plumbing, fixing electrical systems, woodworking, and constructing undetectable swiveling bookcases. Together with a hand-selected roster of tradespeople—including Molly’s brother, a master tile setter of 30 years—the Lovells venture into homes and battle disrepair. The fully insured and licensed team of wood, fabric, and metal manipulators travels from home to home strengthening pipework and paint jobs after drafting a free estimate whenever possible. Homeowners seem satisfied, since the company was voted one of 2012's and 2013's Best Handyman Services by Northwest Herald readers.
Since 1998, the licensed technicians at Lanaville Contracting have kept outdoor surfaces such as windows, decks, and driveways looking like new. A handful of services aid in this endeavor, including pressure washing to oust dirt and grime, painting to lend a home a pleasing hue, and sealing and staining to prevent a beautiful deck from suffering water damage. These professionals focus on providing a twofold potential benefit: not only do homeowners get to enjoy a more pristine home while they've got it, but also the enhanced curb appeal could help with resale value when they want to sell it.
Perfecting brushstrokes for more than a quarter of a century, T. Larue Painting has adorned the interiors and exteriors of esteemed clients such as Burlington Public Schools and a variety of historical downtown buildings. From the early days using Doug Hozeska's handful of brushes and homemade sign, the company has blossomed into an entire squad of licensed and certified painters with clients throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. The capable crews work diligently to paint, pressure wash, and restore building exteriors, while gussying up interiors with an extensive range of painting, varnishing, texturing, and refinishing services. The company's "Painter for a Day" service pairs customers with a trained staff member for eight hours, employing the expert handyman to complete a variety of household projects including painting, fixing minor repairs, and checking algebra homework.
Babes N'Brushes' pink-clad cast of all-female painters, muralists, and artists executes home-design services with design-savvy eyes and steady brushes. The concept is the brainchild of the company's two founders, Matt and Pamela. Matt, the company's president, is a certified designer whose work has been featured on HGTV. He helms the company with director of operations Pamela Bender, who was inspired to enter the traditionally male-centric field of painting after spending her childhood on a farm working with her hands and watching her mother help run the family farm.
Matt and Pamela make sure each employee is fully trained before sending them to homes to paint interiors and exteriors, refinish cabinets, and hand paint walls and canvases. Large project may include professional design and color consults, and a two-year guarantee to ensure that customers will be compensated if a mural starts coming to life and chewing on the furniture. In support of women suffering from breast cancer, the company donates proceeds from every job to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast-cancer research. Click here to see samples of the company's work.