John Webber and crew have just completed a major job in my house and I could not be more pleased. We have 8 rooms, 3400 sf, vaulted ceilings and many details to challenge a painter. We also needed to do something about our faded oak cabinets, so as I interviewed painters I also sought their recommendations for cabinets.
I was impressed by John from the start, it was clear he had a command of his profession and was able to provide a detailed description of his work plan and an instant quote (and subsequently a matching, detailed, formal quote). He offered alternatives for the cabinets (paint and refinishing) including detailed description of pros/cons and techniques of both methods.
I interviewed another painter whose technique and work description seemed inferior yet his price was higher. It caused me to worry that John might be underestimating or would do an inferior job. John readily provided multiple references that gave glowing reviews. One of them invited us to see their finished home and when we saw the quality of the paint job we were convinced and awarded the business to JRW.
John negotiated a project schedule that tried to minimize the impact to our family while accounting for the paint job, cabinets in kitchen and bathrooms and the other remodeling work we added (floors and lighting) via contractors recommended by John. We had 3 colors in the majority of the house, plus 2 others in kids' bedrooms. John and his friendly crew did a masterful paint job with close attention to detail especially the tricky business where two colors come together in a corner. John is a perfectionist and while the crew does great work John provides close supervision to make sure all is done flawlessly.
The cabinets turned out to be the most difficult portion of the job. John's crew worked tirelessly to strip the original finish but we had trouble finding the right stain to convert the original "golden oak" of the 80s to a more modern look. John patiently tried our original choice and then subsequent methods and stains looking for the right combination. Eventually he went to a stain-mixing specialist with sample wood and came back with a stain that covered well and looked natural.
As John's hardworking crew inspired confidence and our choice of floors changed our decor, we enlisted John for additional work including railing/bannisters, dining table and sliding door. John quoted fair prices for these "add-ons" and the results were excellent.
We were glad to get John's recommendations for other contractors that specialized in hardwood floors, kitchen tile and some lighting work, and I will review those separately. But they proved to be reliable, competitively priced and extremely diligent in producing high quality results. It was clear why these contractors worked well together as they all had the same high quality standards.
We're still putting the finishing touches back together (hanging pictures, etc.) so not able to post photos yet, but they will be coming soon. I would heartily recommend John for any size paint job. Based on my many interactions with him I am fully convinced of his expertise, integrity, intention to detail, and his management of crew / job-site.