Selected Best Painter 2011 by Angie's List - as seen in Angie's List Magazine 2011 Best & Worst Contractors-January 2012
The Finishers painting - Angies List
The Finishers painting - Angies List
The Finishers painting - Angies List
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The Finishers painting - Veteran Badge
The Finishers painting - Veteran Badge

Testimonials

I have been wanting to have my kitchen cabinets refinished, as they were a honey oak color that had become yellowed. I got several bids on both re-staining and repainting the cabinets. I selected Brad for many reasons – he was very professional and friendly the day he came out for the estimate. He took the time to discuss the pros and cons of stain vs. paint on my older cabinets. I decided to have them repainted white to brighten up the small kitchen area. I did have to wait about 6 weeks for him to start, as he was in the middle of a large job. But, I decided it was worth waiting after seeing all the other positive reviews on Angie’s List.

Brad removed all the cabinet doors and drawers and painted them off-site at his shop. He sanded down the cabinet frames and cleaned them, and was very careful to cover all floors and kitchen surfaces from the dust. He even brings his own vacuum to clean up each day! He applied the primer and then sanded everything down again until the frames looked new, then applied 2 coats of this beautiful white paint. Over the next few days, Brad completed the same process with the doors/drawers off-site. Today he came back to install the doors and drawers and do any touch-up work. He also installed new hardware and hinges and took care to ensure everything was hanging correctly.

Brad always arrived when expected and kept in contact with me frequently by phone if there were any delays. I appreciated always knowing his plans and what to expect. He is a very neat refinisher – cleaning up each day before he left. I am very careful when I hire a contractor in my home, and Brad put me at ease from the start.

I am extremely pleased with the result, and plan to hire Brad again in a few months to repaint both bathroom cabinets as well. He uses a very high quality paint and is very meticulous, so the cabinets now look new. I would recommend anyone to use Brad for their painting, even if they have to wait a few weeks because he is so busy!
Catherine H. Rowlett TX

Full kitchen remodel that included refinishing of our 20 year old custom cabinets as well as a bult in entertainment center, stair banisters and front door. These cabinets had been refinished before.
Based on the reviews on Angie’s List we selected Brad to totally refinish our custom kitchen cabinets as well as a built-in entertainment center in the den, two stairway banisters and our front door. This refinishing process included stripping existing stain, sanding, staining and lacquering. He gave us a very detailed bid outlining the scope of the project, estimated time lines for completion of the job, and the cost. In discussions about the job, we were made aware of the what to expect during this process, which included the mess and inconvenience involved. All the drawers and cabinet doors were refinished off site. The cabinet bases however had to be done in place. Our process included a penetrating stain that was sprayed as was the lacquer finish. I would recommend that any carpet in the areas where the refinishing will be done be removed prior to the start of the process. Since we are replacing the carpet this was not an issue for us. Because we were coordinating with other contractors, the job spanned a total of ten weeks. Brad willingly accommodated the other contractors’ time lines. Brad matched the color we wanted despite the fact that we had at least four different woods which absorbed the stain differently and in some areas didn’t accept it at all. Being a perfectionist, Brad worked with technical stain specialists to bring out the beautiful grain in the wood and minimize color variations due to the wood. He was very knowledgeable and professional and found a solution that gave us beautiful cabinets. He demonstrated his willlingness to do whatever it took to satisfy us. We would recommend him to anyone who seeks an exceptional cabinet refinishing professional
Judy S. Lewisville TX

Refinished (painted) my dark-stained kitchen cabinets, using color of my choice and paint brand of his choice. Doors and drawers were removed and finished off-site. Also had hardware holes filled in and re-drilled in different location on each door. Total of 43 doors and drawers were removed.

About five years ago I had my then 15-year-old cabinets refinished to a dark color of stain. Bad choice on my part, as my kitchen then became too dark for my taste (we have dark granite countertops). After reading many reviews for several businesses on Angie’s List, I selected Brad’s company for an estimate (based on the positive feedback from other Angie’s List clients). I had already decided that I wanted to paint my cabinets an off-white color (cream), and Brad told me about the type of paint he prefers to use. It is not cheap, but definitely worth using because it goes on evenly and dries smoothly, Brad explained. I could see how much Brad loved his work and what professionalism he brings to the job. This guy really, really loves cabinets!! I ended up calling him The Cabinet Whisperer once the work was completed. Truly, he is an artist. Brad carefully explained how he would progress through the job, provided me with a written estimate, and gave me a start date. He was extremely careful about working in my home and cleaned up every evening. My husband and I never felt like we were living in a mess or a nightmare (compared to other interior jobs we have had done). Even when the rainy weather caused a slight delay in getting my cabinet doors/drawers returned to the house and installed (due to high humidity slowing drying time), Brad made sure we were ok with the delay and understood the reason. Brad is a true perfectionist; if there were such a thing as “museum quality cabinet workmanship,” Brad would be in the Louvre! I’ve asked Brad to use us a references, and even encouraged him to allow us to show our cabinets to potential customers. That is about the highest compliment I can give a business, as I am a somewhat private person. I really worried that my cabinets would look like a DIY job, since they were being painted, but Brad left us with a look that makes the finish appear factory installed. No streaks or marks or any brushed-on looks. It’s amazing. This guy really knows what he is doing, and his talented work left us totally enchanted.
Victoria H. Colleyville TX

Brad is a perfectionist and a true master at his craft. He communicates every aspect of the job to make sure you’re satisfied. The job site was always clean. I highly recommend him.
We had some unexpected complications with our job which Brad handled in a professional manner. My cabinets look like they were painted in a factory and are awesome!
Marilynn R. FT. Worth TX

Stained office and painted closet cabinetry . (sizable project)
Brad scheduled a time to come out and scope out the project. He was backlogged at the time and provide an initial estimate a week later and we took our time deciding (and waiting for the rest of the work at the house to complete). We selected Brad and he was able to start early November and finish almost 5 weeks later.

The process was paint the closet fixed shelves and frames, paint the closet doors and drawers, stain the office doors and drawers, and then stain the office frames. With a prime coat and two finish coats, the drying time was substantial.

A couple of things that we appreciated with Brad. First, he communicates and provides updates so we weren’t left wondering what is going to happen when. Brad also has an attention to detail that we have not found with other finishers. There were a few spots that we (and he) weren’t happy about before the final coat was applied but before we had even said anything, Brad had resolved it.

We also appreciated that he wanted to provide a sample of the finish and paint prior to starting the work so that there were no questions going into the process about colors or finish.

The finished product looks great. We would not hesitate to have Brad back to do additional work at the house.
Bryce L. Murphy TX

Brad came out and gave us an estimate to paint our builder grade cabinets. After approving the bid, he began work in approximately 3 weeks. He works alone and we had to wait for him to finish an existing job. He arrived promptly, and began by covering all surfaces in the kitchen. He stripped, primed, and brush painted the frames over the course of 3-4 days. He took all the door fronts and drawers to his shop and stripped, primed, and sprayed them there before returning to reinstall them. The entire process took just over 2 weeks.
Brad is very detailed oriented and was helpful in selecting the best color. He provided a sample and painted one of my cabinet doors with my color options so I could select the color I liked best. He was professional, prompt and courteous of our home. The cabinets look great. It is better than I had hope and well worth waiting for.
Bethany R. Rockwall TX

Wow! We are still awed and gobsmacked at the wonderful job these guys did. Their attention to detail is incredible. Our popcorn texture was coming off the ceiling & it was past time to repaint. So we got 3 estimates. This was the highest of the three by a couple of hundred bucks but well worth it. I can’t name all the prep work they did but here is some of it. (They don’t just paint around the little stuff, they move it.) They removed the switch-plates, curtain rods & holders, blinds, door knobs and anything else that might get paint on it. They caulked the windows and removed and painted the air flow registers. They sanded window sills and de-glossed the doors to prepare them. Several wall cracks (one was very large) were repaired and re-textured also. The crew moved most furniture out and wrapped the rest to protect it. The hall and kitchen entries were covered in plastic prior to removing and replacing texture because these are messy jobs. By the way, texturing equipment is extremely loud (In case you have babies at home). We selected one paint color for 3 walls and another color for an accent wall, with the ceiling and trim being white. They use Benjamin Moore Regal paint. It’s a little more expensive but it’s a Consumer Reports recommended paint and it’s the best. The first coat of paint looked terrible-much too bright, but when the finished walls were dry the color had deepened and looked much better. The new tile floor laid two weeks later helped the color look warm & cozy & great. But the real star of the show is the texture. You can’t tell where the wall cracks were repaired and the ceiling looks fantastic. Even the neighbors agree! The crew consisted of 3 people who spoke perfect English. This is a plus if you’ve ever gotten stuck with a crew who only speaks limited English. They were more like friends you would invite over than hired hands. They laughed and joked while working. They kept the area tidy, and were punctual. They did not require any supervision from us…they respected our property and were careful not to let our dogs escape. About being punctual…this group is a little weird. They like to start at 7 am and leave by 3:30 pm. I’m not much of a morning person, but I survived. They were at our house for 3 days. They might have finished sooner but it was very humid and caused the texture/paint to dry slower than normal. Of course they replaced all the blinds, switch-plates and all that other stuff before they left.

Kimberly P. Denton, TX

They were prompt, polite, trustworthy and responsible as I had to leave the house while they were there. They were always aware of our small dog and took care not to let her outside. We added the living room and dining room after they had started the project. They were able to get everything done within 5 days. They were willing to work with us as we had already purchased the paint. We will use them again and would recommend them. Price of the job was middle of the road – some bids we received were lower and some higher, but Brad sold me on his company and was able to get the job done on my time schedule. I found them at BBB where they also have a good rating.

Virginia S. Murphy TX

Did what he contracted to do and did it well!

Linda K. McKinney TX