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Hester Painting & Decorating


About Us

Hester Painting & Decorating has been providing homes and commercial establishments with painting and decorating services since 1968. Family patriarch, Tom Hester, founded the company, wanting to be known as the “best painting contractor around. ” Now, after four decades and three generations dedicated to his goal, Hester Painting & Decorating recently received the Best of Houzz 2014 and 2015 and "Make It Better" magazine Best Painter 2013, 2014 and 2015. Our painters and supervisors also regularly attend seminars in order to keep up with the newest products and safety training. Hester Painting & Decorating provides distinctive finishes for walls, ceilings, doors, cabinets and furniture. From Venetian plaster to silver and gold leafing to crinkle paper, Hester applies an endless palette of faux and decorative finishes to create elegantly inspired rooms that clients often refer to as works of art. Hester Painting & Decorating boasts more than 60 skilled painters and craftsmen who provide interior and exterior painting, staining, faux and specialty installation, and cabinet and furniture refinishing. By instilling pride in our concept and services while providing year-round work to our painters, we retain the brightest and best painters in the industry.

Services Provided

Cabinet Painting, Cabinet Refinishing, Ceiling Painting, Color Consulting, Deck Staining, Decorative Painting, Door Painting, Drywall Repair, Epoxy Flooring, Exterior Painting, Faux Painting, Interior Painting, Mural Painting, Paint Removal, Plaster Repair, Popcorn Ceiling Removal, Texture Painting, Wall Stenciling, Wall Texture Removal, Wall Upholstery, Wallpaper Installation, Wallpaper Removal, Wallcovering installation, Staining woodwork, Furniture refinishing, Home Maintenance

Areas Served

Bannockburn, Chicago, Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, River Forest, Riverwoods, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Long Grove, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast


Over 30 national awards and honors for our craftsmanship, service and safety. Best of Houzz 2014, 2015, 2016 Make It Better Magazine - Best Painter 2013, 2014 & 2015, 2018

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Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest Residence

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Contact Hester Painting & Decorating
7340 N. Monticello Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076
Typical Job Cost $1,500 - 1 million
We work on high-end projects - think faux finishing, specialty wallcovering, color matching and perfectly applied paint. We look forward to meeting you!