Chicago House Painters

in Chicago, IL

House Painting Reviews in Chicago


Our first estimate from Fortune in May 2013, included brickwork for the entire house. We decided that all four parts of the proposal were beyond our current financial reach. Fortune contacted us in February 2014, to see if we had taken any action on the proposal. We had not and met to refine the scope of the project to meet our current financial availability.
Fortune was very agreeable to modifying the proposal and combining some parts together while deferring others to some time later. We quickly OK'd the new outline and made the deposit on the recalculated cost.
Work began as soon as the extreme winter weather subsided, in late March, 2014. Fortune called a few days ahead to let us know what their schedule was--arrival and departure time, days of work, phone number contacts. Upon beginning, a Fortune management person was on site to get things started and answer any questions we had--duration of work, needed parking, days of the week working. The obvious grinding involved in the job produced some noise for a few days, but the crew kept it to a minimum and arrived on time went to work and finished each day by cleaning up to the point that, except for the equipment they left for the next day, you could hardly tell there had been dust and dirt everywhere all day. This punctuality and follow-up continued throughout the entire process.
We are extremely satisfied with how well the work was performed, the performance and personalities of all the crew members and even our neighbors have commented positively on not only the quality of the work , but also on the quality of the workers.
Bill &

- Susan B.

I called
. 3 times within a span of 2 weeks, without receiving a call back, to arrange a time to receive an estimate. When they finally called me back,
told me he would charge me $150 to provide an estimate on the home repairs. I have never had a contractor charge for an estimate before. He stated that because we had not closed on the house I could be using him for a home inspection and really not an estimate. I explained that we had an inspection and now needed an estimate on the repairs he told me that he would credit the $150 towards the repairs if he got the job.
I should have taken the hint when they did not call be back, that this is not e a company I would do business with.
- Khalilah J.

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House Painting reviews in Chicago


After a fire on the roof of our condo building (including water damage from putting the fire out), we had a number of projects that needed attention, including all of the original trim in our living room and foyer. Those rooms had to be gutted and re-plastered. But we really wanted to preserve the original integrity of these spaces. So we hired
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to carefully remove all the old trim (baseboard, picture moldings, and crown moldings), strip it down to bare wood, repair it, then prime and paint and reinstall it. They did a stunning job! They even had a special knife made so we could reproduce the original shape of the shoe molding. (It was too fragile to be removed without breaking and was cheaper to reproduce than to strip and repaint.) You could never tell, by looking at it, that the trim had been removed…except that it was in pristine condition! Given the fact that our building has a
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, thus translating into half of our living room being circular in form, this was no small task. And many problem areas that had existed from prior to the fire (where the trim had pulled away from the wall, especially in the rounded areas) were corrected. So the trim looked like new—new-old, that is. It looked new, but like it belonged there. It just looked like someone had done a really good job of maintaining it (which they hadn’t)!
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truly brought out the vintage beauty and elegance of these rooms.
We also then hired Oak Brothers to do plaster repair and painting of four rooms besides the living room and foyer, the bathroom and a bedroom.
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was careful to select high quality materials and helped me choose colors that were perfect for what we needed in these rooms.
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has done a lot of work in our building, including the restoration of all the 10-light casement windows on the facade of our building (a total of 53 windows). While this project is ongoing, the five sets of casement windows in our apartment (10 sashes) are finished. As with the trim, they look like new windows, except that they are the original windows! And they actually close and open freely now! Having the hardware stripped clean and realigned, and weather stripping installed on the exterior side of the jamb also makes them feel secure and be airtight. The result is both functional and absolutely gorgeous.
What I liked most about working with
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was his honesty and pride in his work, which meant I could feel at ease letting
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take care of the project while I was out-of-town on business trips or simply too busy at work to check up on things every day. There were a number of times when I received calls from
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to inform me of issues that needed attention for which he wanted my direction (rather than just doing what was expedient and later telling me he had to keep moving on the job), or to provide suggestions about how to resolve a problem that had arisen. He made many thoughtful decisions which gave me confidence that he had my best interests at heart.
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even dissuaded me from a few projects that he felt were not necessary to achieve my goals, even though that meant reducing his own profit -- that's integrity.
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is trustworthy, skillful, detail-oriented, and thoughtful in their approach to their craft. And craftsmen they are -- while they
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’t do things on the cheap, they have long-term investment in mind in the quality of the work they do. And boy, does that quality ever show in the final product.
- Marjan M.

Everything about
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and the work they performed was professional and perfect – no exceptions.
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came to the house and prepared a very detailed proposal outlining all the work that was to be performed. The work entailed painting windows, storms and screens as well as railings, stairs and doors.
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also tuckpointed a severely damaged chimney and did repair work on another chimney and all the limestone joints around the house.
They surpassed every expectation I had.
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showed up bright and early on the day we agreed upon. The crew were exceptionally friendly and pleasant people who looked very professional and businesslike. They went right to work – no lounging around or starting the day with a coffee break. The supervisor explained the job to me and politely asked if they could use a certain area to store their ladders and materials. The prep work was painstakingly detailed and thorough. They carefully scraped and sanded areas I never thought would need prep work. They even replaced a rotted sill in the front window. The tuckpointing and masonry was also amazingly thorough. Every day when they finished their work, they picked up all of the paint chips and masonry remains and left the property spotless. My wife and I hardly knew they were there. When the prep work and masonry work were completed, they began to paint. WOW! What a difference that made. The team also washed all the windows and cleaned all the gutters. The house sparkled and looked like a million bucks.
Throughout the job I had opportunities to speak with many of the team workers from
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. They were all very friendly and more than willing to answer any questions likewise and ask if there was anything they could do for me. These were real quality people. They had worked for several years with
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and were very happy with their job and their company. I sensed that they felt they were part of a family. They took great pride in their work and wanted to the delight my wife and me with their work. They did just that. Their professionalism was top drawer. They surpassed every expectation we had. It was a pleasure to have them working on our house.
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Fortune also stopped by the house regularly to inspect the work and insure that we were satisfied with the job. We had nothing but praise for the workers and the job they were doing. I would strongly recommend Fortune Restoration for any residential painting and masonry work. I have also had the opportunity to see some of their commercial and industrial work and it is also exceptional.
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- James S.

I requested and estimate to stain a fence and they took my information down and said they'd be in the area later that day. They never called or came to the house. Just another flakey contractor.

I have worked with a number of contractors/vendors over the last several years and
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has impressed me the most. I employed the services of
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to restore the trim in my condo after the roof above my condo had caught on fire. Because the walls in 3 rooms were to be removed,
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could not restore the trim in place. He carefully and methodically removed all of the trim and catalogued it to be certain it was returned to its original location. Because I have half circle transom windows, this required the removal and reinstallation of specific pieces of wood. Thus, this step was critical and then also it should be noted this required a particular level of skill to reinstall the wood in a specific way. Overall, I was thrilled with the level of detail
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and his
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put into their work, the consistency in their work and the quality of the products which they used. If you hire
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you should be aware that you are hiring a careered craftsman or artisan as other reviewers indicate. And there are benefits to this like the quality of the work which I have already mentioned but I would also like to also mention that the very best benefit is the piece of mind that comes with knowing you’ve hired the very best person for the job and it will be completed in the very best possible way. Yes, as the other reviewer indicated it might be a bit more expensive than other quotes but the time saved by not having to chase up after anyone will make it completely worth it!!!
I should also mention that our building association hired
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/Oak Brother to restore 27 casement windows and 7 half circle transom windows and he did a fabulous job at that. He resuscitated windows which were withering under years of neglect. They are so beautiful now.
- Elizabeth H.

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responded within 24 hours that he was booked until August, which didn't fit my time crunch. He wished me luck on my project and was very timely and respectful. I would contact him in the future.
- Laura B.

The work took a little over two days, and the results looked great. They painted before we moved in, so the unit was empty and we were not there during the majority of the work. They will be returning next week to finish our dining room (we had a recent fireplace demo project), kitchen (after installation of a backsplash), and living room (after TV hardwire). Overall, the paint looks great, however we did notice some slight streaking in the guest bath and the area behind the toilet was not covered completely. When we brought this up to
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, he apologized and said he would touch up those areas on his next visit. We recently had a contractor in to do some odd jobs and he asked for
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's number so he could refer him to his own clients. We had several painters come and give estimates and eventually chose
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because their bid was one of the lowest, but also because we felt we had the best contractor-client interaction with
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during the walk-through. He was very personable and knowledgable, and asked and answered a lot of questions, which is something we look for in a contractor.
- Phillip M.

The condo needed extensive patching, big holes everywhere, and a giant opening that needed to be walled over (a mirror had concealed it
The patching was great, you can't tell where the patching was done. High quality paint job, all hardware was taped off, and after the work was done they cleaned up after themselves and left extra paint for future touch ups.
Very high quality work, will be using them again for other project.s
- donald M.

Highly recommend the
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team. Each member was professional, thorough and helped us see around corners for solutions. The team treated our home (and us) with respect and great care, delivering on budget and on time.
- mark K.
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All Exterior Painters in Chicago, IL

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A & R Construction

2643 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL

A & T Painting Inc

410 Elgin Avenue
Forest Park, IL

A & W Painting & Decorating Inc

4950 W Main St
Skokie, IL


Geneva, IL

A And A Quality Painting

1740 N Wilshire Ave
Arlington Heights, IL


Chicago, IL


1915 183RD ST
Homewood, IL

A B Decorating Inc

4620 Elm Street
Downers Grove, IL

A Better Way of Painting

2643 Canyon Dr
Plainfield, IL


85 E Burlington St
Riverside, IL


Chicago, IL

A Design Painting

4526 Concordia Court
Midlothian, IL


Lincolnwood, IL


Lincolnwood, IL


6365 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL

A Good Man Painting and Remodeling

204 Hickory Terrace
Island Lake, IL

A Hammer Home Improvement

335 Bramble Ct
Schaumburg, IL

A New Look Remodeling

2123 N 73rd Ave
Elmwood Park, IL


Villa Park, IL

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