Letters of Reference
Dave, I can see why you pay your workers better. I can’t speak for your other workers, but Steve like you, are the most professional workers we have ever had the privilege to work with. Obviously, that is why most everyone on our block used you and that is why you already have most of your spring and summer already scheduled. Please believe me when I say this, as I truly mean what I am saying. You can always use us as a reference because we LOVE the work you did on our house, but mostly, we appreciated all the little extras you did for us. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!!
Great news! I called six of your references and every one of them just
raved about you and the quality of work you do. I called Akright, Mckee, Sherman, Denning, Alfers and Sullivan. The words they used to describe you were: highly recommend, trustworthy, does not cut corners, can’t say enough about him, best contractor we ever had, great to work with, extremely satisfied, he’s wonderful, perfectionist, great job!
Wow, these are very impressive accolades from your clients. I feel very fortunate to have you working on our home and look forward to a long-lasting, mutually rewarding relationship.
FYI, I did get two other bids and called the references. None came in as glowing as your references. The comments were more like “job was alright,” “fine,” and “I would consider using them again” but nothing like the great feelings you left your clients with who truly consider you a member of their family and a friend. I was very, very impressed with how they spoke not only about your work product but your personally. Your competitor’s references spoke like it was a business transaction and I didn’t get the feeling they got what they paid for. Kind of a “ho, hum” attitude towards the job.
The professional estimates I received came in at $1200 and $5500. I also had a friend of ours offer to paint it for $1000. Yes, money was a consideration because if no one worked out, I was going to do the painting myself. When you and I met, you highly recommended I check your website (which I already had done) and was incredibly impressed that you had the education and talent to take on any painting request.
Yes, your experience painting Monticello truly impressed me and the faux finishes you display on your website are quite remarkable. It is obvious you are very talented.
I also feel your estimate was very fair and I appreciate you not overcharging the job like one of your competitors (they hype that they have “artists and master painters” who would paint my home).
I am very excited to see your finished product. I know my home is not
one of the showcase homes you are probably used to working on but I am looking forward to you providing the enhancement it so desperately needs.