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What To Look For When Hiring a Painting Company

Trying to find a reputable residential painting company for your painting project can feel daunting. With so many companies competing for your business, it takes time to choose the right one. But there are some things to consider when researching companies that can set them apart from the rest. In this article, we'll discuss what to look for in a professional painting company.

What To Look For When Hiring a Painting Company

You should hire a painting company that has uniformed, in-house employees. 

Most painting companies hire subcontractors to work for them instead of hiring full-time uniformed employees. Opt for a painting company that employs uniformed, in-house workers rather than subcontractors. This ensures consistent training and adherence to company standards, resulting in higher-quality workmanship.

Choose a company that has an office coordinator. They will be able to address your questions and concerns throughout the project and ensure smooth communication from start to finish.

At Iverson Painting, we pride ourselves on hiring exemplary employees who are dedicated to providing high-quality services. Our employees are uniformed, trained in-house, and uphold the Iverson Painting Commitment to you. 

From your first interaction with office staff to meeting the painters, you can feel assured you are receiving the best service in the area.   

Find a company that has clear project expectations. 

Investing in professional residential painting services can be a huge undertaking. You should be aware and in agreement with the projected timeline. Any reputable painting company will provide you with a comprehensive plan clearly outlining everything your project includes.

At Iverson Painting, we give our customers a comprehensive packet of information outlining the job expectations and our promise to ensure customer satisfaction from prep work to completion. This way, you can be comfortable and confident throughout the project. 

A reputable painting company will provide a workmanship warranty. 

Before you accept a quote, ensure that you clearly understand the terms of the workmanship warranty. Prioritize companies that stand by their work completely and will make things right if the job is not satisfactory. You also want to check that the paint products used are of high quality to ensure lasting finishes. 

Iverson Painting offers a 2-year workmanship warranty on residential projects. We want you to feel completely satisfied with the services you receive. If you notice any flaws after our crew leaves, our office staff will happily help remedy the situation. 

Ensure the company is licensed and insured. 

The state of Illinois does not require a painting license, but they do require a business license and insurance. Hiring a company over a contractor ensures that the company meets the necessary requirements. 

Confirm that the company is licensed and insured. Request copies of their license and insurance certificates for verification to reassure against potential liabilities.

A reputable painting company, like Iverson Painting, will have the right paperwork to provide you with peace of mind that expenses can be covered in the event of property damage, bodily injury, or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Hire a painting company that goes above and beyond to protect your surfaces. 

You should hire a company that takes surface preparation seriously. They should remove furniture, if necessary, wrap everything in plastic, lay down drop cloths, and use painter's tape around trim and baseboards. 

Iverson Painting meticulously prepares the area beforehand to ensure that your floors and valuables remain protected during the painting process. 

Our employees will enter your home wearing booties to protect your floors. After completing the job, our painters will leave your home better than they found it. We will not leave paint where paint should not be. 

Filter through the company’s reviews and see how they respond to positive and negative reviews. 

Research has shown that 94% of consumers will not do business with a company after reading a negative review. However, people also pay close attention to how business owners respond to those negative reviews. 

Reading responses shows how the company values customer feedback and tries to remedy any issues. You might also get an explanation of why a customer left that negative review. This insight into their customer service ethos can inform your decision-making process.

At Iverson Painting, we appreciate the feedback we receive from our customers and do our best to resolve any problems quickly. 

If you’re looking for a reputable and professional painting company, contact Iverson Painting. 

We are a 2nd generation family-owned and operated business in the Rockford area. With nearly four decades of expert service, a strong labor warranty, and countless testimonials, we will breathe new life into your home’s interior. Call us today at 815-395-1560 or visit us at


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