Sharpton Painting - We are Voted Best Painters of Nashville. 16 years in Business and over 4,500 clients serviced in Nashville and Middle TN. Our 16th year in business and we are now servicing 3 clients per day. Thank you.
Investing into your home is a big deal. Choosing the correct Painting Contractor is a bigger deal. Sharpton Painting has serviced middle TN consumers for 16 long years. We have the experience you need and the trust you MUST have. Sharpton Painting provides the best warranty on the market for exterior repaints and we take each job very seriously. The owner – Kevin Sharpton, is on each job throughout the project and each client matters. “If we want to stay the most successful painting company in Middle TN, I realize all clients both new and old must be and remain satisfied” – says Owner Kevin Sharpton.
What to Trust?
Sharpton Painting - What to trust when shopping for a Service Company?
Nashville Painters - Sharpton Painting, provides tips to consumers. Consider the following when shopping for ANY service company...
1) Length of business success.
Generally speaking, a business will not survive or thrive without treating their clients fair and honest. When choosing any service company, look for those who have 8 years or more of business success. This will provide you with a tried and tested company from the hundreds or thousands of previous clients who has used them and that the company withstood the test of time. We have proudly serviced Middle TN for 16 years.
Sharpton Painting does NOT use subcontractors. All of our employees work directly for the Sharpton Painting Company. Hiring a company that uses sub contractors can open the door to many problems. Including; lack of ownership, hoops to jump through to correct any issues, rushed and sloppy workmanship, and subcontractors have been known to water down or buy cheap paints / products to handle your job. When speaking of Subcontractors, generally their intentions are to complete the job as fast as possible to maximize their profits and that is not a good mix for your home or business.
3) Live reviews.
Online reviews are semi helpful, but do not translate into the most reliable referral. Requesting referrals from a service company is the most accurate referral system, generally 3 of similar and recent projects. This system has been used before the days of internet and is tried / tested and proven. Please feel free to ask us for 1 – 3 referrals of recently completed projects.
4) Reviews on company website?
This is NOT something we do. Although we have good reviews on the internet, we find it to be discourteous and frankly insulting to the consumer to post reviews on our website. Any service company will “cherry pick” reviews to be posted to their website and obviously companies with “reviews” or “testimonials” on their website, will be nothing but over the top great reviews. We believe in being honest and providing live reviews as mentioned in number 3, as the best and most honest way to provide our clients reviews.
5) Overall professionalism.
As part of number 1, a company in business for 8 years or more should have a good system that provides you with professionalism and attentiveness. We have a great reputation on providing our clients with a custom made system that allows us to be focused on just you and your project, start to finish of your job.
So these are the 5 top concerns you should have when shopping for a service company to preform work in or at your home. Follow these steps and this will help guarantee your experience will be a good one.
We are Painters!
We are not a jack of all trades - master of none. We are a master of ONE.
Sharpton Painting is a full service, interior and exterior painting company; we are NOT a jack-of-all-trades. If you want your interior or exterior painting project completed right and on time you need to hire a professional painting company that is focused on just that. Why hire the same company you used to install a new roof or conduct "handy man work" to paint your walls? Don’t sacrifice the quality workmanship offered by a painting professional for the convenience of a "handyman". Our main priority, our only focus, is providing you with professional full service interior and exterior painting. Painting is our passion and it is what we will always be doing – and we do it well. So trust us for all your painting needs, not your general contractor.
Why deep winter discounts could be dangerous.
Now that winter is here, most painters ( including painting companies ) offer unbelievable deep cut prices. Be careful while shopping for interior painting. Many of these painters offer prices so cheap they make very little or even no profit, in a desperate attempt to generate winter work. So while you may think you’re getting a great deal, many times these painters after reluctantly starting your job try to add or look for any reasons to add extra charges. Remember desperate painters looking for work can be dangerous to do business with.
So what is the difference between genuinely trying to gain your business and being desperate?
1) Deeply discounted prices by 40% or 50% or more, could be a sign of desperate needs.
2) Being able to start immediately or within just a few days, could be a sign of desperate needs.
So this winter protect yourself from desperate needs of business, because being desperate could mean being dangerous.
Sharpton Painting has a healthy amount of work all year round, and we do not participate in "seasonal discounts". We always provide great value no matter what season and we always have a healthy and normal waiting period. So when you choose Sharpton Painting, you can be at peace knowing your dealing with a healthy and stable company.
We are NOT a franchise!
With so many other Middle TN painting companies being a franchise bought painting company, you need to know that - We are NOT a Franchise.
One of the most common questions we have from our current and potential clients is whether or not we are a franchise company. We believe this is an important question to ask, and we are happy to explain why we are not a franchise. These are the three top reasons why Middle Tennessee consumers are not hiring franchise companies:
1) Lack of Ownership - when you hire a company that is franchise purchased, you may find many "hoops to jump through" when it comes to resolving a problem, since typically those companies have a corporate office located in another state.
2) Outsourced Work - many franchise companies outsource their work to others, which is a typical bait and switch move used by many franchise owned companies, also known as sub-contracting.
3) No prior experience from franchise owner - many franchise companies are purchased by a person or persons in a investment decision and only care for the profit to be made. This is dangerous since owner(s) place all trust on their employees, who are likely to cause many problems.
Owner Kevin Sharpton started Sharpton Painting Company in 2000 as a local, Middle Tennessee company. Kevin has no intentions to franchise this company nor will we ever outsource or sub contract. Kevin schedules all clients in such a way so that he has time with each and every project and client, and this will never change. Kevin is an experienced painter by trade, and has only hired employees who have many years of experience as well.
*** Notice ***
After 16 years of business we have seen many painting companies come and go, while we have survived and thrived! Over the years many competitors have used all kinds of tactics to try and catch your attention or win you over. Historically we ignore these whether they are scams or not. Since they really are none of our business and they can only hurt the competition in the long run. However, there are 2 main issues that are commonplace within many of our competitors and we would like to share with you what they are, so you can protect yourself from them.
1) Offering 10 or even 15 to 20+ year warranties.
Please be aware that even with the top of the line products and top notch prep work and all things done by the book, this kind of warranty is almost certain to fail. You don’t have to be a painting expert to realize this, its common sense for most. We at Sharpton Painting offer the max allotted warranty time for your exterior project and giving us a 2 year buffer. We wanted to share with you taking any other offer for more warranty time is highly risky and likely a scam or in many cases unenforceable. So while shopping around be cautious and rightfully skeptical of 10+ year warranties.
2) Pressuring clients to promote their companies by signs in yards or videos.
While most of our clients would be happy to do both of these things, be careful letting anyone record you and your experience. Many competitors milk these videos for years, and most reasonable people will not want themselves all over websites and you-tube, years after their job is done. But honestly, the biggest issue is, the client at the time feels obligated to participate but then most often regrets the decision later. We at Sharpton Painting will never burden any of our clients to make promotional videos or place signs in your yard. We appreciate our clients business, and when the job is done we don't want to invade into their privacy. We will see our clients the next time they need us and we take all our clients privacy very seriously.
As mentioned, normally we ignore what competitors do, good or bad. But since many of them are participating in the above issues we wanted to bring them to your attention. Thanks for reading and please take a look around our website.