Geordie McBain presented himself as an alert, focused and professional painter. I had, after meeting the other two area painters recommended on Angies List, mentally selected Mr. McBain as the only one I would trust to do the best job on my beloved little house. I even solicited a second opinion from a painter outside of the Paradise-Chico area as to McBain's qualifications. The other (distant) painter was hoping to do the job himself, but after he heard who I had in mind (McBain), he wholeheartedly recommended I use Geordie McBain. Geordie worked closely with me during this time of intermittent rain and clear days to attempt to fit in the required week or so of estimated time to complete the paint job. Geordie also recommended a local carpenter to fix the problem areas that were above his expertise. The carpenter (Jeff Friendshuh), also did excellent work. My house was ready a couple of days before the weather break occurred in late January, 2011. When the weather break occurred, Geordie was there! He agreed to prepare, prime and (double-coat) paint the entire exterior of my house. He also agreed to "BACK ROLL" all the painted surfaces. Back rolling is the use of a roller AFTER the paint is sprayed onto the surface. Back rolling forces the paint, or in my specific case, the primer application, into the "pores" or open spaces of the wood surface. Back rolling is very important for the first coat on a wood or porous surface to weather-seal it. He was the highest bid by a few dollars, but as I have already stated, he was the most competent of the three painters I met. I wanted Behr's Premium Plus exterior used because of the excellent ratings received in Consumer Reports (June 2010). I agreed to purchase the 2 -3 five gallon containers of body paint and 2-3 gallons of trim necessary.