Initial Contact, Site Inspection, and Estimation

Get in touch with us to discuss your project requirements.

One of our estimators will get in touch to discuss the specifics of the project and schedule a time to view the site. This initial call gives us an opportunity to discuss your project and identify your needs, as well as your ultimate vision of the finished product. We will gather preliminary information such as plans, specs, and/or photos you can email us of the site and the areas requiring attention. We may also provide preliminary pricing during the call to give you an idea of costs to allow you to determine up front if it fits within your budget.

Site inspection means we come to your facility to verify conditions. Getting an on-the-ground look at things is often the only way to know exactly what’s required and how long it will take. We will walk through issues and areas to be covered and present the options available to you for the space, surfaces, materials, and finishes to achieve the best possible impact. We’ll talk timeline, budget, value, phasing, recommendations and how best to get the work done with minimal impact to your business. We’ll take detailed photos and measurements used to produce a final proposal for your review.

Proposal and Project Approval

Getting down to details

We’ll give you a detailed estimate for the work to be done, which will include the proposed “scope of work”, recommended surface preparation, appropriate paint/coating products and application methods. Once you receive the proposal, we’re happy to review it with you to answer any questions or provide further clarifications.

If the proposal pricing is outside your budget, we can provide “value engineering”, if appropriate to the project. This is where we work with you to adjust the scope of work, materials, etc. to fit your needs and your budget while still ensuring a successful outcome, with lasting results. This process helps us to understand what we need to do for you to make the project a success. To do our job right, we need to fully understand your expectations.

Once you’re happy with the complete scope of work, timeline, and budget and have approved the proposal we can move onto materials, color selection, and the work itself.

Material Orders and Work Scheduling

Choosing the materials for the most appropriate aesthetic appeal

Standard paint colors and materials are readily available, but certain specialized coatings can have significant lead times, so the quicker we can order materials, the better. Prior to ordering product, we need approved colors, which is achieved one of three ways: a computerized paint match to an existing paint sample; you select specific colors from manufacturer or designer specifications; or we request large-swatch product samples from the manufacturer called ‘draw-downs’. Once approved materials are in place we provide material safety data sheets and product data sheets to you, the on-site supervisor, and other coordinators for the products we will use.

Once we’ve verified manufacturer lead times, if any, we work with you to plan work around your production schedule. This requires coordinating work periods, site access, site specific safety requirements, weather concerns, and accounting for cure times specific to the materials we’re using.

Project Work & Inspections

Bringing it all together safely and efficiently

  • Teams are mobilized to the job-site to get it done. We work around your needs to complete the work in a safe, timely, and efficient manner. This sometimes means closing off the job-site for safety to the surrounding public, and covering areas not to be painted, such as taping off windows and other areas. Surface preparation can involve blasting, power washing, hand tool or mechanical prep, or other methods of treating surfaces for better adhesion. Product application can be done in one or multiple mobilizations depending on the specific project. Some areas may be blocked off to allow for appropriate dry times as applicable to product specifications.

  • During work, supervisors perform regular safety inspections & safety meetings with the crew. Supervisors report back to the project manager regarding progress, report areas of concern, and meet with you regularly during this phase to discuss progression, concerns, or additions and changes to the scope. Project Managers also make periodic site visits to ensure work quality meets our high standards.

    We are committed to maintaining a clean and efficient work space and take special care to make sure that when the work is done you’ll never know we were there.

Project Completion

We love it when a plan comes together

Upon ‘substantial completion’ of the scope of work, the Super and/or PM perform a final job walk with you to insure all items are completed; if necessary, a list of pending items, called a ‘punch list’, is written down and crews complete/address these items to close out the project.

The Super and the PM ensure that you are completely satisfied with the projects outcome prior to pulling off our crews, equipment, and marking the project as complete.

Judge for yourself – visit our Projects page and look over some examples of our work.