If you are looking for a superior product and on a budget Protek is the place to go!
I am a 3rd generation painter buying from a 3 generation supplier.
With many commercial jobs every year for small opperations I have to keep the cost down to keep my clients profitable and be able to offer a product and service that will stand up in a competative market.
Randy, being the in the busines all of his life and grandson of the founder not only provides me with a product comparable to top of the line paint and may products that the box stores do not carry the prices can't be beaten.
The counter service is A1 with Gayle, Marc and Bill (dad) they must have more than 100 years of collective experience. If it has anything do to with paint they will have the answer.
The few times I have had any problems with their product it was taken care of right there on the spot no paper work.
In short, they have been around long enough to know what they are doing, small enough to care and still provide a great product at a reasonable price.