30?? Doyne Road
Pasadena, CA 91107
Painting – Exterior
Work Completed Date: November 15, 2011
Approximate Cost: $3,000.00
Home Build Year: 1950
Painted (after scraping, power washing and repairing surface) large area retaining/garden walls surrounding commercial building.
James Lee (the owner) called back within a few hours after leaving my message. He arrived within a day or two exactly on time to give estimate. After a careful look at my dreadful peeling wall (stucco “paint” had been applied at some point and several areas were now peeling off the original concrete wall) he showed me his portfolio of work which was AMAZING. He also gave me a printout of hundreds of references with addresses of his recent jobs…VERY impressive. He then took time to explain his estimate and exactly what needed to be done. Abraham and his helper arrived a few days later and proceeded to cover the parking lot and sidewalks around the building (a retail operation which was open for business) with plastic so the scraped paint wouldn’t get into the asphalt and gardens. After scraping and sanding the wall they removed the plastic tarps filled with debris and power washed the entire area to be painted. I was amazed at their fastidious preparation! Minor repairs were done…Abraham resurfaced parts of the wall with a stucco material to match the areas of the wall that had not peeled and several large “chips” of concrete were also repaired. The wall was then primed and painted and it looks like new! The workers were extremely neat and cleaned up completely every day. There was no interference with the busy retail operation and they were so quiet my customers and I forgot they were there! I have been in business for 37 years and James Lee (House Painting Inc.) is one of the best contractors I have ever hired!!