It doesn't take long to discover that there are many commercial painting contractors out there, even just here in the Indianapolis area. So how do you decide between them? How do you know which commercial painting company will best meet your needs and won't leave you with regrets?
We all know that it's not the flashiest website or the lowest commercial painting rates that determine the best choice. Instead, you need the contractor that offers the most value in their commercial painting services. That value includes the professionalism of their organization and the quality of their work.
Here are what we consider to be the four most important qualities that you should expect in commercial painting contractors:
The biggest headaches with commercial or industrial painting services are related to poor communication. You need to know that your needs are being understood clearly, and you need to be able to rely on the things told you by your commercial painting company.
Here are a few things to watch for:
- Do they return your calls or emails in a timely manner?
- Are they proactive about getting you the information you need?
- Do they show signs of good internal communication regarding your project?
- Is it easy to reach someone?
- Are the employees cheerful, friendly, and helpful in their communications?
If you are unhappy with the communication you receive during the opening stages of consultation and estimates, there is a good chance you will not be happy with their commercial painting services.
Some commercial painting companies attract customers with a low initial estimate, and then they later surprise their clients with extra charges for items that were not included. That’s why, when you compare commercial painting rates, you need to look for detail in the estimates.
- Does the cost include a breakdown of labor and materials?
- Are the different aspects of the project itemized?
- Are applicable taxes and fees clearly noted?
If your commercial/industrial painter does not give you a clear view of what you are actually paying for, it is difficult to know if you are getting a good value, or setting yourself up for frustration and needless expense.
Dependable Reputation and Credentials
Some companies that offer commercial painting services are neither reliable nor legal. Look for a company that has an established reputation in their service area. Do they have photos of past projects you can look at? Or even better, do they have genuine reviews from previous clients? Best of all, are any of their previous clients willing to talk to you as a reference? If the company’s website doesn’t offer these things, you could ask their office staff.
Additionally, you want to make sure your commercial painting company is legal to operate in the Indianapolis area. Are they properly licensed with all applicable agencies? Do they have proper insurance? This is an area where you don’t want to make any assumptions, since an unqualified contractor could cause very big problems.
All other questions aside, once the project is over, you want to make sure you will be happy with the results. Does the commercial painter actually do good work? Do they use quality materials and proper application techniques? Are they thorough in their surface preparation and careful to protect any non-painted surfaces? Will they be contributing to the longevity and attractiveness of your facility?
This is another area where it can be very beneficial to look at the contractor’s previous work, read previous client reviews, or talk to their prior customers.
Commercial and Industrial Painting in the Indianapolis Region
Our commercial and industrial painting services include:
- Commercial interiors
- Commercial exteriors
- Pressure washing
- Epoxy flooring
- Electrostatic painting
- Dryfall ceilings
- Hi-lift painting
If you have any questions about our services, or if you would like to schedule an estimate, please don’t hesitate to contact us.