Five Star Decorating

Five Star Decorating

Painter -
Lemont, IL
Highlights
  • Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Lockport, IL
  • Paint Stripping in Hinsdale, IL
  • Lead Paint Removal in Woodridge, IL
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About this pro

  • 12305 New Ave, Lemont, IL 60439

Detailed Information

Business Categories Painting in Lemont, IL

Services Offered

  • Painting
    • Popcorn Ceiling Removal
    • Paint Stripping
    • Lead Paint Removal
    • Commercial Painting

License Information

  • Licensed inCook County
  • License typePainter

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Business Hours Please call to confirm

  • Mon 8AM - 6PM
  • Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
  • Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
  • Thursday 8AM - 6PM
  • Friday 8AM - 6PM
  • Saturday 8AM - 6PM

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Best Questions to Ask a Painter Contractor

Is your bill for Painting in Lemont an estimate or a final price?

This is very important, since an estimate is just that. Many contractors will submit a "paper estimate", meaning they've written the estimate down on paper. The bill is the true amount owed and will almost always say "Invoice" or "Bill" at the top of the page. The bill should also list the date it was issued, the due date of payment, and a list of services rendered.

How long have you been in Painting business for/How long have been serving the Lemont area?

You'll always want to ask how long the company has been in business in Lemont. While this isn't a guarantee that the company will do good work, companies with longevity on their side must be doing something right. That being said, there are newer companies that do great work. If the company is under three years old, ask where the owner was employed before and for how long. If he/she has a long history of employment, it's reasonable to infer that he or she decided to go into business for themselves after so many years of experience.

Are you insured and/or bonded for Painting?

You'll certainly want to ask them this. Steer clear of any company that is not insured in Illinois, because that means that any incidental damage they may do on your property will be a real hassle to recover compensation for. It is never wise to work with uninsured tradesmen of any kind. Most states also require that someone have insurance in order to be issued a trade license. If they say they're licensed but not insured, they're being less than truthful.

How many contractors do you have working for you? How many vehicles are in your fleet?

This is important mostly for larger jobs. Clearly a two man operation is going to build a home much slower than a 15 man crew. This is also a good indication of the overall size of the Painting company, if that's an area of concern for you. The reason you may want to ask about the fleet is that fleet size is a good indicator of the mobility of the company. Mobility may not sound important, but it's hard for the Lemont contractors to get to job sites if they lack appropriate vehicles.

Do you work with subcontractors?

The question is great for some industries and non-applicable for others. A general contractor, for example, will by definition employ subcontractors. Most Lemont Painting companies do not, but there are exceptions. You should always ask this question to your service providers. If they do use subcontractors, ask if they're all licensed and insured independently.