How to Choose

How to Choose the Right Painting or Remodeling Contractor

Most property owners and homeowners only hire a painting or remodeling contractor every 7 to 10 years — and many don’t know what questions to ask to evaluate the contractor.

The following information is provided to assist property owners and homeowner’s in choosing a painting or home remodeling contractor. This is not an exhaustive list and all of the questions may not apply to your situation. We will be happy to provide you with a complete copy of our consumer guide and step-by-step painting or installation process prior to our first meeting.

Here are 3 areas we recommend you consider in evaluation every painting contractor you talk to:

  1. The reputation and business stability of the painting company
  2. Their experience and methodology
  3. Their service before, during and after your project

For each area, simply ask the questions and ask the painting or remodeling contractor to provide the evidence to support their answers.

Reputation and Business Stability of the Painting Company

  • What is your rating with the BBB of Dallas?
  • Are you registered with each city that you perform work in and will you provide us with proof?
  • Will your agent supply a copy of your current insurance certificate?
  • Will you provide a copy of your business registration for your current company? (This is proof of how long they have been in business.)
  • Can you provide me with a reference list with at least 25 customers?

Experience and Methodology

  • Will you provide a detailed breakdown of the service you are providing?
  • Do you provide in-house painters and carpenters for every project?
  • Do you have a written policy regarding smoking, drugs and alcohol by your crews?
  • How do you verify the eligibility of your crew members to work in the US?
  • How much of a deposit do you require?

Service Before, During and After the Project

  • Will you provide me your warranty in writing?
  • Have you ever repainted or repaired a project that was out of warranty?
  • What is your company phone policy?
  • How often do you meet with homeowner to review job progress?
  • Do you provide a price guarantee?

“At V.I.P. Services, Inc., our reputation continues to grow because we believe that your project is about YOUR vision. By working hand in hand with you through every phase of your project, we deliver a quality product, on time and on budget.”