I'm sure everyone has had a "Friend of a friend" try to fleece them on a job, whether it be mechanic work, landscaping, or in this case painting. In our situation It was my wifes girlfriends husband, who just happened to not be busy at the time (should have been a warning sign) and said he'd come do an estimate to paint our walls.
He quoted us 2650 Dollars for walls only. Plus tax. It seemed a bit high to me and he aggressively contacted us to book the job to get started asap, so I called my friend who builds houses and asked him for 3 recommendations, Dana From ADR was one of them. He came out to do an estimate exactly when he said he would, he showed up 10 minutes early actually, always kept in contact with me via text or phone call on where he was.
Did a walk through of the house, answered EVERY single question I asked him thoroughly, there was one particular thing that stood out about Dana and eventually ended up selling me on him and his company: Dana is a no BS straight shooter kinda guy. He was very honest with me and tells it like it is, I really appreciated that, It didn't feel like I had a greasy car salesman trying to sell me a used car, it felt more like someone concerned that I'd receive the best service possible and be happiest with the job quality in the end. I will note, he wasn't the least expensive quote I got, however he was so close and competitive enough that his positive attitude and experience made me decide to hire him. His staff were in and out in exactly the time he said they would be, they're licensed, bonded and insured and I felt comfortable leaving them at my house while I was in and out for work all day long.
The job turned out beautiful, patchwork was good, color was even and sharp around edges, trim and roof. There were no "surprise charges" on the invoice at the end, and his staff were always friendly and respectful with my wife and kid as well. I didn't even realize his quote had included an additional bathroom on it I had asked him to quote separately. If I did the math, it most likely would have worked out to him being the best priced had I factored that in he was so close. Would Highly recommend and have them paint anything I required painted in the future.