MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- Shawn and his team at College Works were very professional and courteous. They painted quickly and efficiently even though they had to quit several times because of rain. As soon as it stopped they were back painting again. It took a little extra time but the team seemed to work well together. I am very pleased with the new clean look of my house and garage. I will hire them again to paint the house and garage when it needs it again next.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN -- On a Saturday morning my doorbell rang. I went to the front door to answer it and was greeted by very sharp young man who introduced himself as Ben **, a representative of College Works Painting. He explained his business, clearly articulated his business plan, the products and services, and his personal goals in taking on this summer business between college semesters.
Then he asked if I had painting needs. My first response was “no” then I asked if they stained decks and he affirmed they did. I showed him my deck and asked him to give me a quote. His quote was very fair and I accepted it, so we scheduled a date, then selected a type of stain and the color from a huge range of options.
Ben and his crew arrived on the appointed date, they power washed all surfaces to be stained. Staining the deck meant top to bottom, inside and out, a job I had been putting off for months due to the complexity and time and effort required to complete it. The guys dug in and completed the entire project in a day and a half. They did a quality job, covering every inch inside out, up, down, and around. They were professional and diligent in completing the work and exceeded my expectations of the job and how they went about completing it.
Ben and crew can be proud of their work, done on time, at a fair price, and being very easy to work with. I can heartily recommend Ben and his crew of College Works Painters without reservation should you want to work with Ben and his crew.
CATONSVILLE, MARYLAND -- Contracted with Trey ** of College Works in March of 2017 to power wash and paint double-deck, front door, shutters, and concrete surrounding base of house in the spring preferably May 2017. After signing contract, Trey kept in touch as promised to begin work early May.
Color choices were made and guys showed for work as scheduled though the week proved to be one of the hottest for spring in May. All prep work of scraping, pounding nails into wood, etc. performed and finished product left house ready for spring flowers. Workers were prompt and efficient leaving no mess for cleanup by homeowner even though job took several days. I would definitely use Trey and his crew again if the need arose.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA -- We had more downs than ups. I paid extra for a second coat of paint, which I don't feel I got. The guys just sprayed one side and then resprayed that same side again without letting it dry. There is much "flash" showing everywhere. I have a cement foundation and many places it is showing the old paint color. The guys took 4 weeks to finish my house because it was a weekend crew and they had to fix so many things. Some are still issues but I'm trying to touch them up. Austin and I had a serious communication problem. No notifications of appointments and times. Most times, I contacted him. Many more things, but I leave it with "Not a happy customer".
OKEMOS, MICHIGAN -- Eric ** came to my door to sell me a house painting job. I said I wasn't interested. He added that they also do decks. My deck definitely needed to be done. He came in to give me an estimate which was more than I wanted to spend. I was so impressed with Eric and his guarantee that I would not have to pay until I was satisfied, that I decided it was worth paying a couple hundred dollars more. It was totally because of Eric's character and passion for promising to do a great job that I agreed to do it. He didn't disappoint me.
Matt ** was an amazing hard worker. He spent 2 1/2 hours prepping the deck. He was meticulous about prepping and staining. He worked on the 4th of July to finish the job. Ian 100% satisfied with the finished product. My only negative comment is the College Works does not pay their workers fairly. Someone's making a lot of money and the college students work incredibly long hours for very little money.
FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA -- We recently had the exterior of our home painted by College Works Painting. The process from start to finish began in May and concluded just this week, on August 14, 2017. Lydia ** was the CWP contact and acted as the manager/supervisor for our contracted job. From her initial reach out to filling out the contract, to showing up with crew on the job site, listening to the way she managed others, to conducting the final walk through, Lydia was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is friendly, knowledgeable, willing to get answers, a good communicator, and takes pride in her work.
As two business owners ourselves, it is obvious that she has an entrepreneurial spirit and the fortitude to make her dreams and desires a reality. What was also extremely impressive is the way she handled her crew. Through observation I could see they enjoy working for her which is a direct reflection of the respect she shows them. Where it is not uncommon for there to be high turnover in this type of hard labor, I learned that Lydia had kept her same crew the whole summer. She is one of only two CWP Representatives that have achieved that.
Since the job concluded, we have received many compliments on our house. I am fairly certain that Lydia and crew may have opened the eyes of people that may have had their doubts. Without hesitation I will recommend Lydia to those in need of services. It has been a pleasure to work with her and we wish her all the best! Go get ‘em Lydia!
EL DORADO HILLS, CALIFORNIA -- Lydia ** did an outstanding job leading and executing the painting of our home. She led a great crew, and kept them motivated to stay on task and on time throughout the project. Her and her crew handled themselves professionally, and were always very friendly and respectful. I appreciate her attention to detail, and willingness to go above and beyond at making us happy with the outcome.
She also showed great problem solving skill when handed some challenges. These challenges included when Sherwin Willaims instructed me that a paint color was okay for outside of my home, and at the last second we were told it was not. She found a comparable color that we ended up loving more.
Also one side of our house was very worn down from all the sun it gets throughout the day. Lydia had a great idea to use an upgraded paint on that side of the house as a base, and then covered it with the paint that was used on the rest of the house, which will make it last as long as the other three sides if not longer. I am so pleased that we signed up with Lydia at the beginning of the summer. It was a wonderful decision!
TOPEKA, KANSAS -- I contracted with College Works Painting to paint the trim around the doors, windows, garage door and fascia, as well as the front door and side garage door of my house. Montana and the college works crew did a great job with the painting and finished in a timely manner. They even held off painting around two windows at my request as the windows were to be replace just a few days after painting.
There was an issue with the paint on the front door, so when Montana came back to complete the painting around the replaced windows he also repainted the front door until it met my approval. The crew was professional and they did a good job making sure that everything was cleaned up each day of painting.
OWOSSO, MICHIGAN -- We hired College Works Painting to paint our small barn in July of 2017. The job was started one day with power washing, painted the following day, and touch ups completed on the third day. The job was done to our satisfaction and in a timely manner. I'm impressed also with what the student interns are learning from their internships with this company as told to me by the branch manager we worked with (Eric).
MT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN -- Bria ** was very professional and made sure we were happy with the work every step of the way. She made sure her team meticulously prepped the house and the paint job shows that. Though the prep also provided one of the issues. There ended up being much more prep work than expected, which meant the price was quite a bit higher than the quote. There were also issues with some over-spray on the eaves and paint chips left on the ground.