Does your contractor have insurance?

March 24, 2009

Honestly the question alone says alot. Anyone working on your property should have workers compensation and general liability (for 1,000,000). A million dollar general liability policy will go much quicker than you might think if something catastrophic happens, it sounds like alot but it could be used very quickly.

If a company does not have insurance, they are likely not very reputable and may not be in business for very long.

Always ask!!


Will the company you hire be doing the work or will they hire subcontractors?

March 23, 2009

There is a scam out there that a few companies are pulling. I call it a scam, but it is just they are not being honest with the customer.

You call to get an estimate, and the company comes out and gives you one. They do not tell you that they do not actually own any painting equipment, they hire subcontractors to do the work. Next they have you sign contracts committing yourself to use them.

When the workers show up you will hardly ever see the guy who sold you the job, if ever. The workers will have a score card with them, and each step of the way they will be asking you to sign off on their card (prep work, caulking, painting) As you sign off on these steps you are releasing the company you hired from being responsible for what is done.

So what happens if you don’t notice that the prep work (caulking) was poorly done prior to painting, and I am here to tell you after the new paint is put on you will find something. You are left with no recourse to get the job done correctly.

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS ask if they hire sub contractors if they do RUN  

When you hire Frisbee Painting INC you will never have a subcontractor, and you will always have a direct phone number to the founder of the company (Corey Frisbee)! Not to mention you will see Corey at your job during the work.

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How to Hire a Quality Painter (Part 2)

March 16, 2009


This is something that is often overlooked by many people. Your painter should have references readily available. Most people do not want to field calls all day giving a reference for the company that painted their house, however, most will write a letter of reference. Ask for a letter and a picture of the job at a minimum!

Rick Ionello

Rick Ionello


You should see a picture of the job to make sure that it is not the chicken shed behind grandma’s house.


If you still have any reservations, trust your gut, and ask for reference with a phone number so you can call a talk to the person giving the reference. We all have references that will be happy to answer questions for a potential customer.


Frisbee Painting INC does not distribute the phone numbers or personal information of customers who give us a reference. In most cases this is not at all necessary.


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How to Hire a Quality Painter

March 16, 2009

Here is a quick check list of things to ask a painter BEFORE you hire him or her to paint your house:

  • Do you have references?
  • Will your company be doing the work or do you hire subcontractors?
  • Do you have insurance?
  • What type of paint do you use?
  • How many mills thick do you apply the paint?
  • What do you do to prepare the house for paint?
  • Do you spray or brush and roll your paint?

These are all very important questions to ask and understand if you are getting ready to paint your house. I will cover each of these in detail in future posts. 

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