CertaPro Painters of Northridge-Granada Hills, CA
11 Reviews

11 Reviews for CertaPro Painters of Northridge-Granada Hills, CA

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Relationship: Client
Project Date: October 2018
Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999
John Villar
CertaPro Painters

As I approached finding a painter for two painting projects I felt confident in my abilities based on my five prior house painting experiences. Out of all of the bids and interactions John Villar Took the most time and was the most accommodating of all. He had to meet with me on two occasions and my wife on the third to select the color and finalize our agreement. John was extremely patient and professional and had to revise the bid at least three times for additional painting.


At the time of our initial consultation we were under a very tight timeline and budget. Regrettably we did not contract CertaPro painting in our current residence which will be a rental. Due to our time and budgetary restrictions this was our best option at the time but time will tell. You get what you pay for!

Our painting job began as scheduled and after John was accommodating to move his original scheduled start time because of flooring contractors needed the dates. Phil Schatkowski, the foreman/site supervisor met with my wife and I, listen to all of our concerns and questions regarding the job. Throughout the majority of the painting I was on site outside and was with an ear shot of the crew the entire time. I could hear how Phil‘s direct and gentle management style with his subordinates worked.

I soon realized the complexity of our painting job, we had many dark colors that had to be converted to light pastel colors. I constantly heard and saw Phil taking extra care with his preparation and to my knowledge not one spill occurred. Phil and his supervisor Tony were extremely accommodating when an unplanned electrical contractor conflicted with his space and time and caused additional patch and repair.

Throughout the entire process I do not believe that our level of communication could have gotten any higher and I felt comfortable in understanding the progression of the job and it’s intricacies. Phil and his entire crew, Fernando, Angel, David and a few others treated my house with dignity and respect.

At the completion of the job Phil walked over every square inch of every room and worked until the last second he had to make this job as close to perfection as possible. I had a house cleaner one time and she asked me to forgive her for her OCD, I told her when are you coming back. I like a supervisor who has those qualities when I contract them to do such detailed work. Phils 30 years of painting experience showed through the entire job and I could hear him guiding, supervising and teaching at the same time.

I would like to thank everyone in this crew for their professionalism and commitment to excellence in their work. We own two rental properties in Valencia and John of CertaPro will be the first we will call on our next painting project.