Picky Indianapolis painter loves seeing improvements

Picky Indianapolis painter loves seeing improvements

David Fine says he's one of the lucky few who enjoy what they do. In 1976, after leaving the Army, he started his own painting business after working as a painter for a friend. "Fortunately, I found a trade I enjoy," Fine says. "I enjoy painting and I love seeing the improvement it makes."

To the benefit of his customers, Fine and his crew take those improvements one job at a time. "Every job is important," he says. "Because you never know where it will lead."

In fact, many of Fine Painting's customers, such as Angie's List member Paul McClear of Carmel, have hired the company more than once. "I'm no painter myself, but they do an excellent job - it's their quality of work and the way they leave everything cleaned up when they're finished," he says. McClear says the company has completed both exterior and interior painting work for him.

Angie's List member Katherine Russell of Carmel cites the company's experienced staff. She hired the company to perform interior painting and drywall repairs. "They do the best work and their entire staff knows their craft," Russell says.

Fine attributes his veteran staff's experience - most have painted with him for about 10 years- to his extremely selective hiring process. He says he picks only painters who reflect his own work ethic.

"Someone who enjoys their work will always do a quality job and show concern, not only for the work, but for the customer," Fine says. Communicating the details of every job, he says, helps keep the customer happy, which translates into providing quality work and a job well done.

"There's a lot of satisfaction in it, especially a real challenging job," he says. "To see the owner come in and be really happy when it's all done - it's a neat privilege."

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