Recent Review: Andrew, the owner, used a laser rangefinder to provide an on-the-spot estimate while other contractors wandered around and promised to get back to us. His prices were in-line or slightly lower than others and he seemed to know what he was doing so we hired him. He promised to show up at 8:00am the next Monday morning and was there right on time. He was also on-time for every other appointment we had. As the job progressed I has some opportunities to talk to Andrew and learned that this guy really knows his stuff. From materials to application techniques, to masking, to sequencing he's a real pro and has actually gone through formal training to learn his craft. His equipment is top-shelf (he used a high end Graco commercial airless spray system to prime and finish the textured ceilings and another smaller commercial grade hand-held airless gun to finish some metal baseboard heat register covers). The job involved some drywall work and we were very pleased with the results. The walls were in really bad shape from screw holes, crushed drywall in spots, and even had BB's and pellets imbedded in some places. But Andrew and his crew patiently corrected all the defects and the walls look brand new. Most of the painting was done with brushes and rollers. The crew performed a significant amount of masking, especially for the airless spraying where they covered all the walls with plastic to prevent any overspray. Floors were not an issue on this job since the floor coverings had been removed pending replacement. The new owners made some color choice changes after their original selections were applied as first-coats. Andrew only charged extra for the additional paint since the colors were still in the same hue and the final coat or the new color was able to cover the base coat of the abandoned color. Andrew supplied and procured all of the necessary paint and other materials for this job. He uses products from the Sherwin-Williams company. This job required some disassembly and reassembly of curtain rods and closet bifold doors. Everything was returned to it's original condition after the job was completed. Cleanup was excellent and thorough. This job was underway during an 18" snow event. When we went over to the house to remove the snow on the Sunday following the snowfall and discovered that the driveway had already been plowed. Andrew owns a Ford F-350 with a plow that he uses for such occasions and, since he had a job in the area, he stopped by and plowed us out too! That was a perk that we didn't expect. As with any contractor you should walk through the job well before the finish date and create a "punch list" of any additional work that needs to be performed or defects found. I did so with this job and due to the extensive nature of the damage and repairs required, I did find things to flag. In fairness though, the job wasn't yet finished and Andrew would have probably found most of these items on his own inspections. I point this out because, to his credit, Andrew was very cordial and accommodating when confronted with these issues. He clearly aims to please and you get the impression that he is trying his very best to develop another reference customer when he does your job. And he does have a very long list of references to previous jobs that he is glad to share. The price may seem highto anyone reading this without knowing the initial condition of the house. But keep in mind that approximately three-fourths of the work at this house was repair and prep. If your walls just need repainting, your cost would be a whole lot less. All in all, it was a pleasant experience for me working with this contractor and I would hire him again and recommend him to anyone needing residential or commercial painting services in the Minneapolis area and western suburbs.