Robert Durand is quite a guy, he has the most incredible eye for seeing things that need to be done,for impeccable painting He is the absolute only one Whom I will call. Robert has become a special friend, he is someone on whom I can depend, it is a pleasure to write on his behalf.
P.S... He has the most contagious laugh.
If you have longed for the "good old days" when people you hired to work in your home were people of integrity, honesty, knowledge, and skill-who took pride in their work and a job well done and believed in customer satisfaction above all-then Robert Durand should be on the top of your call list. For 15 years or more Robert has painted, papered, repaired walls, and even done small, related carpentry jobs to enhance the final product in my home. He not only applies paint and paper, he KNOWS paint and paper. Robert also understands that in his profession, prep work is the key to a beautiful finish. No skimping, no shortcuts, no mess left at the end of each day-just quality service and a quality outcome-all for a fair price.
When we moved into our new home almost six years ago, I told you I was on the "five year plan." My goal was to have the entire house repainted inside and out in that time.
With your help, it's done!! Though I have thanked you along the way as various projects have been completed, I want you to know that each room gives me great pleasure-not only for the colors and wallpapers-but for the quality of the workmanship, which is so apparent. Compliments abound as guests come and go, and I always mention your name.
Remember some of these "highlights?" My hall wallpaper was delicate; it tore easily. I'm still not sure how you managed to get it up intact, but it looks great and the seams are invisible. After taking the chair rail off in the dining room, you had to make new ends for my window sill. The stain matches perfectly and the paint on the radiator matches the stain. Well done. My three bathrooms were a challenge. One wallpaper had imperfections. You were so kind to set up your table and go through at least a dozen rolls to find enough unblemished panels to paper the lavatory. You knew how badly I wanted to use that paper!! You took mirrors off the wall in another, then repaired and painted. The list of your accomplishments here and your kindness along the way could go on and on.
Please know that I respect your work and your work ethic. I am so appreciative of your advice on rooms in my home and on my do-it-yourself projects. You have been so generous with your time and expertise. Many thanks for all that you have done, and I look forward to working with you in the years to come.
We are absolutely thrilled with your work inside and out on our new (to us) home. You have completely transformed our entire house while maintaining the historical accuracy of our 1932 home. The detailed trim work, especially around our beautiful original windows, is most impressive. It is a delight to walk down the street toward our house and just to admire that this is in fact our home.
Most importantly, you were wonderful to work with. You were always available via phone or email to offer information and even guidance on tough decisions regarding colors and trim work. Every member of your staff was polite, courteous and professional. Each time we modified or added to the plan, you responded immediately and positively to our evolving ideas. As to the inside, our original intent, as you know, was to have you paint only one room. After seeing the work that you completed, we had you paint more than half our house inside with more to come! We also appreciated your work on the screened-in porch, which included taking down an old ceiling fan and installing the new one, including the new switch.
Thank you also for your suggestion to strip our painted brick fireplace in order to restore it to the original. That small detail worked a total transformation in our living room. Similarly, you noticed that our deck could be integrated better into the house by being sanded and painted (for a very affordable price). This has made a world of difference in ensuring a good flow between the outside and inside spaces.
Our favorite thing, however, was probably that even though the job was already completed, you returned a few days later to personally hang our new front lights that had arrived late from the manufacturer. That type of attention to detail and pride in your finished product is rare these days. We have recommended you, and will continue to recommend you, to everyone looking for a reliable, professional, fair-priced, high-quality painter. Thank you!
Elizabeth and Gregg
P.S. Please feel free to share a picture of our house on your website.
Thanks for the beautiful job you did on the bedrooms and the whole place. Wallpapering is a true art and you are a true artist. It's great to find someone who is meticulous and careful and takes such pride in his work. I also appreciate that you show up on time and work diligently until the job is done and clean up perfectly. Whenever I have more wallpapering to do, I will definitely call on you.
Michele U. Farley
Robert recently completed papering my kitchen and bath. I couldn't be more pleased...the workmanship is wonderful and he had some great suggestions along the way. The rooms feel transformed. I hope to do some painting in the next year or so and will call Robert as he's shown he is truly a professional. I will also recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
Thank you, Robert!
I just want to say thank you and tell you how much I absolutely love my new bathroom.I thought I was going to have to totally gut the entire room to achieve the look I wanted, but that was not the case at all. Removing the wallpaper - which you most likely put up many years ago - and painting the walls in the wide striping was amazing. The colors are perfect, the stripes are exactly even and the bathroom looks completely different. And even though your crew also did my hallways, trim and doors, they left my house neat and clean every day. It didn't look like anyone had been working there at the end of the day. If anyone ever wants to see any of your work, especially painting in stripes, please feel free to call me. I'd be happy to show them. Seriously, the old wallpaper made me want to close the door, but now I walk by and turn on the light to look at it and it makes me smile. I can't wait to do the next one - start thinking of colors!
Hopefully talk to you soon -