About a year ago, we purchased a “fixer-upper” and got to work. We hired a painting contractor that was referred to us through a local paint store – the price was too good to pass up. The painter told us he was licensed and trying to build and expand his business – so he was giving us a good deal to help us out and he wanted our referrals. The painter showed up 2 days late and only worked 1/2 day on the prep day. Once we were 1/2 through the painting of the interior of the house, the painter told us he needed more time and had under-estimated the job. We told him we were open to more time and offered him more money for the extra time – we just wanted the job done right. The painter walked off the job a day later and left it incomplete with no follow up or return calls when we called or texted him. The painted areas that were “complete” were not done with good quality, consistency, or detail. His masking tape removal ripped off the paper from some sheetrock walls, he had sprayed over cabinets without prepping or priming… you name it, it was a mess. Paint was peeling and bubbling off of surfaces. We reported the painter to CSLB and it turns out he was not licensed and that he got in big trouble with a large fine due to our complaint. Apparently these guys are a dime a dozen. There was a recent sting operation 3 blocks from our house that caught 8 unlicensed contractors in one fell swoop!
When it came time to painting the exterior of our house, we were not going to make the same mistake we did with the interior painter. I found Larson Bros. and reviewed their online profiles on their website and Yelp. Their reviews seemed too good to be true. Having been through the ringer with a scammer prior to Larson Bros, I was very skeptical. What we found when working with Larson Bros. was customer service that surpassed any expectations. Jesse and Sam are the most accessible. personable, accommodating contractors we have worked with to date. Their crew (Edgar) was always on time with a smile on their faces, professional, well spoken, and got the job done with great quality and finished before the time that was budgeted. We have extremely detailed taste, and when it came time to address any nit-picky touch up details that we found, Edgar was there the next day with a smile and a paint brush in hand and waited patiently to ensure we were happy.
We are back in touch with Larson Bros. about 6 months later to book more work. I won’t look to anyone else. The price options are very competitive, their service is excellent, and they stand behind their quality work. Look no further – Larson Bros. are the painters you want!