Hiring Small Businesses that Retaining Quality Control

Once you have received estimates from 2-3 contractors, how do you compare each estimate? What distinguishes a local contractor from a franchise? Is a local company definitive enough to justify hiring them over someone else? What should I look for in an interior or exterior house painting contract?

The unspoken truth is that price is usually considered first when homeowners are comparing estimates.


You may ask, “Why is there such a wide range of house painting costs pricing among contractors? Is one company offering better quality applications or products? Or is it simply overhead that I am paying for?”

The fact is, you want a company that offers quality without overpaying. The remedy for this is usually found in a mid-sized company. Midsized companies typically have less overhead.

But don’t hire too small!

Hiring One-Man Crews Or Side Workers

Hiring a company that consists of one man and a truck usually ends up being a seemingly never-ending project. This results in you wishing you had hired someone who could have handled the job.

Choose medium-sized companies with a proven portfolio of quality and expertise. Wait and turnaround times vary among all companies. However, companies with larger offices, several middlemen, and multiple locations always result in more overhead for the company.

Hiring The Big Boys

The presentation and the mere size of a large company are impressive to some people. However, a substantial price increase is commonly associated with companies with heavy overhead! If you have received several quotes, it will be easy to conclude that you are paying a premium for a larger company that offers that attractive platform.

For some homeowners, larger companies offer the pretense of confidence and security they seek. Certainly, no one will complain if you simply like the feeling of a large company and don’t mind paying the extra money!

A Franchise Compared to Real Local Business

We don’t view a franchised company as a truly local business. A franchise derives from someone who has the money to purchase a business model within the desired location. In terms of painting and other contractors, most franchises are established near where the franchisee lives.

To us, the true definition of a local business stems from one individual or (individuals) pursuing an idea, which involves commitment and dedication.

These individuals usually have experience in the field related to the business they will start. These local businesses also stem from an idea and are executed from the ground up. You may ask, “Why does this matter”?

The one statement that will answer that question and should be the center of how you are comparing painting contractors is “quality control.”

Quality Controlled Businesses

A midsized company can manage quality better. Also, mid-sized businesses sustain a higher level of consistency generated from the integrity found in each employee. As a result, a midsized company that prioritizes quality inherently is better positioned to retain it, setting the platform for a more personal experience.

The level of experience a hands-on leader provides is far superior to someone with only a business plan. Simply put, experienced leaders are always better than non-experienced leaders.

Companies with the knowledge, experience, portfolio, and warranties to guarantee their work with little overhead usually offer the best overall value. However, they are not always the cheapest. We are your local company that offers service that you can count on! Contact us today!

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