I contacted Ace of Diamonds Painting, Pete's Custom Painting, and a few other highly rated painters listed on Angie's List for a request for quotes. Dustin from Ace of Diamonds Painting and Pete from Pete's Custom Painting responded to my query (another painter said he only worked the Colorado Springs area, the other painters failed to respond), came to my house, and provided me estimates. I ended up choosing Ace of Diamonds and had them work on my front & back decks that received some hail damage on 6 June 2012 and paint my garage's interior (I had already primed it). On 11 October 2012, two of Dustin's painters arrived at 11 am and worked until 2:30 pm on my front deck. On 12 October 2012, an additional painter (crew chief) joined the two and they worked (stained the front deck's railing, painted the garage, and scraped/sanded the majority of the back porch) from approximately 8:15 am to 5:30 pm. On 13 October 2012, the three painters returned and worked (sanded/stained the back deck's railing, cleaned up) from approximately 8 am to 10 am. Unfortunately, about two hours after they left, it rained for four hours causing some of the back railing's surface to be rough. Fortunately, Dustin called me back to see if I was okay with the work. When I told him about the rain and a couple of minor issues (e.g., residual paint on the garage door's hinges), he said he'd take care of it on Monday (and he did, personally sanding/staining the non-smooth surfaces). Bottomline: involved owner, trustworthy employees, quality product for a fair price.