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Sharpton Painting Adhering to “Phase Two” of Reopening IN Compliance and NOT reopening to on-site until past “Phase Two”. 

Our Algorithms and meetings were run twice, with a 3/4th capacity. Same results as shown below in our chart for phase one. As a result, we are waiting for phase three before any on-site duties. 

If you see or interact with any Painting business or business, in violation of the “phased order”, you can report them.

If you see or interact with any Painting business or business, in violation of the “phased order”, you can report them here: https://hub.nashville.gov/s/request-type/a0ut0000000vgMUAAY/covid19-report-violations?language=en_US

Or by calling: 311

Sharpton Painting Adhering to “Phase One” of Reopening IN Compliance and NOT reopening to on-site until past “Phase One”. 

On May 7th 2020, Mayor Cooper lifted the stay at home order or “safer at home”, effective on Monday May 11th 2020. And in replace of that order he instructed we all go into “phase one”, of his plan.  Phase one is essentially the most restricted and limited capacity to operate under the reopening guidelines.
While many business are getting back to work under the new order to the extent they can. Many simply cannot under the strict conditions. Especially considering what line of business they are in.
Sharpton Painting has completed multiple algorithms, held meetings and spoke with clients and employees. We are NOT able to open to any onsite under “phase one”. Sharpton Painting is not doing any on-site bids, work or otherwise insight of this order, while it’s in effect.
Here is the biggest issue: •1/2 capacity of clients = 1/2 capacity of employees. This is undoable. Our employees are full time employees. We cant work them full time while constantly being in compliance. There is no way to separate these two without falling out of compliance.
Put it this way, if we work our employees full time, we are working at full capacity and we are not in compliance. If we work employees part time, we are not in compliance or willingness with our employees, clients, or our own policy. Even those using subcontractors can’t effectively obtain this compliance. Workers need steady, regular flow of work. Hourly or not. “Phase one”, in this line of work doesn’t provide this while being in compliance.
An alike business would be hard pressed to prove this compliance under investigation.
Separating our workers in half was considered. However, this becomes another issue with scheduling, fairness to our employees, violating our own policy and not effective in whole. It also provides a situation where the risk of operation under half capacity to the business is heavily outweighed by the risks to our employees, the massive schedule issues and the overall logistical problems of operating, while being in compliance. It just isn’t feasible under “phase one”. Our employees are currently furlough, and our employees currently don’t and won’t agree to part time work.
We have helped with and ongoing assisting in, reporting with enforcement of these orders. Attempting to deceive these orders, and defy these orders have consequences.
We have created an algorithm to show the 3 main criteria for reopening under “phase one” for your convenience. We are going to be evaluating phase two, three and four in our same process. And we hope those “phases” will allow us to operate in compliance. You may see these “phases” here: https://www.asafenashville.org/roadmap-for-reopening-nashville/#phaseone
We are still readily available to set up on-site proposals tentatively set at a future date. Because, no “virtual” bid or estimate is accurate and only leads into problems. We caution getting any “virtual” bids or estimates. Not being on-site to view in person, a project, is riddled with issues. The price is almost certain to be wildly off what it should be. Overcharging or even under charging the consumer, is never good. If you would like to set up a proposal, we will set it for you at a future date. Please call or fill out our GET ESTIMATE form.

Sharpton Painting continues to adhere to the Stay at Home Order. More specifically the Davidson County order.

Sharpton Painting continues to adhere to the Stay at Home Order. More specifically the Davidson County order. It was clear as we previously outlined, that the language in the state wide order by our Governor, did not permit painting companies to continue non-essential service. All of which we confirmed. And we are confirmed again. Davidson County is still under a similar order. As many of you know, this won’t lift until certain guidelines or stepping stones are met. As seen here: https://www.asafenashville.org/roadmap-for-reopening-nashville/
Since a significant portion of our work in is Davidson County, and since most of our employees actually live in Davidson County.  Sharpton Painting will adhere to Mayor Coopers and the Metro Health Department order. This order is clear. As we have highlighted. We have already previously assisted in reporting violations as all Tennesseans were encouraged to do so. We will continue this as the Mayors office encourages the same. We encourage you to do the same for safety of us all from this virus. If you would like to report the violations you find, see here: https://hub.nashville.gov/s/request-type/a0ut0000000vgMUAAY/covid19-report-violations?language=en_US
We DO NOT provide services for safety, security, sanitation, health or well-being. Painting services or any of our painting contractor package of services, are simply NOT essential. And NOT necessary at this time. We all need to get back to work. However these orders are placed for a reason. Please adhere to the orders. We will reopen to full capacity when Mayor Cooper and Metro Health of Davidson County lifts the order. We are still readily available to set up on-site proposals tentatively set at a future date. Because, no “virtual” bid or estimate is accurate and only leads into problems. We caution getting any “virtual” bids or estimates. Not being on-site to view in person, a project, is riddled with issues. The price is almost certain to be wildly off what it should be. Overcharging or even under charging the consumer, is never good. If you would like to set up a proposal, we will set it for you at a future date. Please call or fill out our GET ESTIMATE form.

Sharpton Painting adheres to the Stay At Home Order. Painting Companies are NOT exempt. We are however still available to set your bids / estimates.  And we caution against “virtual” or offsite proposals.

Residential and Commercial Painting companies ARE NOT critical trades, or essential business, under the stay at home order.

As part of our last message, in part, “No hidden greed / No Gimmicks”. Sharpton Painting is again giving you information with our “NO BS” approach. The Stay at home order gives way to allow critical trades for essential operation. And yes it does mention “painting”. But let’s get real here.

It also says “painting service providers who provide services that are NECESSARY to maintaining the SAFETY, SANITATION, and ESSENTIAL operation of residences”. In a very limited and rare circumstance would this apply.

Sharpton Painting is not doing any on-site bids, work or otherwise insight of this order, while it’s in effect. Simply, getting a paint job or any of our other great services during this order would be hard pressed to be justified under this order.

We encourage Middle TN, and consumers to adhere to this order.

We are still readily available to set up on-site proposals tentatively set after this order expires. Because, no “virtual” bid or estimate is accurate and only leads into problems. We caution getting any “virtual” bids or estimates. Not being on-site to view in person, a project, is riddled with issues. The price is almost certain to be wildly off what it should be. Overcharging or even under charging the consumer, is never good.

We are all encouraged to report those violating for safety. And we will be doing just that.

Concerning Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Unlike some of our competitors, Sharpton Painting says keep your priorities and protect your family. We DO believe in supporting small business. But all agree your family is priority. Sharpton Painting will be here when this is over, we will never ask for you to hand over funds for our great services if it may compromise you and that you may regret later at these uncertain times. Our clients love our “no BS” approach. No hidden greed. No gimmicks. When you are ready, hire us. That’s your call and your family is more important than any service during this time. We will be here for you, when you’re ready, and when this is over.

10+ year “warranties” are a marketing ploy!

Shopping around for a qualified painting company to paint your exterior? Hearing about 10+ year warranties as part of the “deal”? Does it sound to good to be true? The choice is ultimately yours. However, be cautious of exterior repaint warranties that exceed 8 years. They are certain to fail. We at Sharpton Painting offer the max allotted warranty time for your exterior project and giving us a 2-year buffer. Frankly, there isn’t a company on this earth, using any preparation technique, application technique or any product that could give anyone a *Failure Free paint job for more than 8 years. Mother Nature simply wont allow it. For more information on this, read the “NOTICE” section near the bottom of this homepage.

*Failure Free – means;  ABSOLUTELY NO cracking, peeling, bubbling, blistering, chipping, flaking, or in any other way detaching from the serviced surface.

 

Most frequent questions/concerns are…

  • No Sub Contractors. Sharpton Painting has ONLY Hourly paid painters. Never once hired subcontractors, never once worked as one, never will. 
  • Not a Franchise or Corporate out of state company. Sharpton Painting is Private Owned, founded HERE in Middle TN, by Kevin Sharpton – Established year 2000. Remember, If a company has a “headquarter” or “main office”, in another state. It is NOT truly a local business.
  • No undocumented workers. Sharpton Painting only employs Legal American workers. All our hourly team members are good ole fashioned born and raised, right here in the U.S.A. 

Want to paint your brick?

Want your brick painted? Please take notice that almost every other painting company is totally skipping the most important step in painting brick. After the thorough power wash and cleaning of your brick to be painted, and of course hole filler needs, the must have step of masonry bonding primer is being skipped by most other painting companies entirely. Why? There are two main reasons why. First, the masonry bonding primer / block filler is expensive! Not only the material but the labor. So, in order to save the appeal or to keep the bid attractive to the potential client, most painters skip it all together. The second reason is most painters claim “the paint has built in primer”. Well, this is true for many high grade exterior paints by many different manufacturers. HOWEVER, it is not the correct primer and is totally different from the masonry bonding primer. So while you shop around, if your painting contractor doesn’t provide you a one coat masonry bonding primer / block filler and two coats top finish coating, then your missing out, and the job will not be done properly. So what’s the big deal? Well, skipping the masonry bonding primer will leave you repainting in just a few years! Sharpton Painting will not bid on brick to be painted unless it is done properly. So while yes, in most cases our bid will be higher, it’s for very good reason as listed above. If we can’t do it right, we just don’t do it at all.

Sharpton Painting – Serving Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin and all of Middle TN, since year 2000. One of the Oldest Residential Painting Companies, in all of Middle TN.

The Results are in and we are NOT shocked! Blue = Must Have!

If you think hands on years of trade experience from A to Z isn’t important for a Painting Company Owner. Think again. We spent 15 business days asking 4,500 clients 3 questions. This was one of them. This was a Must Have, for 95% of them. Sharpton Paintings Owner has over 20 years onsite experience.

If you think being able to do a simple thing like talking to the person working at your home isn’t important. Think again. We spent 15 business days asking 4,500 clients 3 questions. This was one of them. This was a Must Have, for 98% of them. Sharpton Painting only employs legal American workers.

If you think having a sub contractor doesn’t bring a slew of problems with them. Think again. We spent 15 business days asking 4,500 clients 3 questions. This was one of them. This was a Must Have, for 89.5% of them. Sharpton Painting has never and will never hire sub contractors. Hiring sub contractors is inherently dangerous for everyone involved for many reasons. We have employees only.

We are All-American!

Sharpton Painting is proud to be an All-American Company. While all of our team members may not be from the wonderful state of Tennessee originally, we are ALL, each and every one of us, good old fashioned 100% born and raised Americans from various states of this great country. Our All-American team is proud to call Tennessee our home, and we are proud that our tight-knit team, are all born and raised right here in the United States Of America. We are proud to serve you, and love our Middle Tennessee home.

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We are NOT a franchise or corporation!

With so many other Middle TN painting companies being franchise bought or a corporation painting company, you need to know that – We are NOT a franchise or corporation!

One of the most common questions we have from our current and potential clients is whether or not we are a franchise or corporation company. We believe this is an important question to ask, and we are happy to explain why we are not a franchise or corporation. These are the three top reasons why Middle Tennessee consumers are not hiring franchise or corporation companies:

1) Lack of Ownership – when you hire a company that is franchise purchased or a corporation, 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. Also known as a “main office” or “headquarters”.

2) Outsourced Work – most franchise or corporation companies outsource their work to others, which is a typical bait and switch move used by most franchise/corporation companies, also known as sub-contracting.

3) No prior experience from franchise owner or corporation representative – many franchise or corporation 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 they place all trust on their sub contractors, 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.

We are the 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.

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…

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 20 years.

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.

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.

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.

Subcontractors?

Sharpton Painting does NOT use subcontractors. All of our employees work directly for the Sharpton Painting Company. Hiring a company that uses subcontractors 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.

Let's sum it up!

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.

If this Hummer is on your job, then you have hired the best of quality and value.

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sample gallery

Sharpton Painting has the largest and 100% legitimate before/after project completion gallery! With over 500 samples of before/after pictures of our work located right here in Middle Tennessee! Please click on the residential or commercial tabs to see for yourself! No other painting company can show you so many samples of their work, and we hope to add your project to the gallery!

Have you noticed all the generic names?

Have you noticed that 99.9% of all other painting companies use generic names? Whatever happened to the time when all businesses proudly used their actual name? Well, Sharpton Painting is very proud to use the last name of the Owner, Kevin Sharpton. Our actual name is a sign of just how serious we are. We put our name on our business because from day one, 20 years ago, every job we do is our name. Slapping a generic name on a business and the jobs it completes, holds very little to no sentimental value and that is not a good mix for you in the long term.

Do they use subcontractors?

Companies who hire subcontractors in most cases have the reputation for rushing through projects to hurry to the next. To the subcontractor, quality is rarely on their radar. Practically all franchise and corporate companies use subcontractors, if they say they don’t, that usually is not the case. Subcontractors generally have no real reputation to protect or care for and they jump from one “prime” or “general” contractor to the next looking for subcontracts. Generally, their only focus is getting paid, and getting paid quickly! Subcontractors answer to no one and are impossible to find or hold accountable. They roam around getting what jobs they can to line their pockets.

Sharpton Painting HAS NEVER and WILL NEVER use, associate, affiliate, or in any other way, deal with any subcontractors. Our employees are hourly paid team members, and always will be. We promise you this.

Don’t gamble your hard earned money, invest it!

Over the past 20 years, we have developed a wonderful reputation that holds many great qualities. There is one in particular that we could have never imagined and it was manifested by the thousands of clients we have served. Out of thousands of clients, we have reported many times that we were hired above all other good reasons because they didn’t want to gamble. We simply couldn’t be more flattered by this. So while shopping around you will be faced with many choices, just know many of those who choose us don’t gamble. Many of those who choose us want a sure thing for their money and we take pride in that. Your money is hard earned, don’t gamble with it, invest it with Sharpton Painting.

Investing in your home is a big deal. Choosing the correct Painting Contractor is a bigger deal. Sharpton Painting has serviced middle TN consumers for 20 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.

NOTICE

After 20 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 can only hurt the competition in the long run. However, there are 2 main issues that are commonplace among many of our competitors and we would like to share with you what they are, so you can protect yourself from them.

Offering 10 or even 15 to 20+ year warranties.

A warranty is a promise, a guarantee, that your paint job will be *Failure Free, for that set of time. How can you trust what simply CAN NOT be? Or maybe the better question is, how can you trust someone who is trying to convince you it can be. A promise, a guarantee, that will always fail, is simply a lie.

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 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. Frankly, there isn’t a company on this earth, using any preparation technique, application technique or any product that could give anyone a *Failure Free paint job for more than 8 years. Mother Nature simply wont allow it. Finally, consider this, take a look around at the age of painting companies, 99% of them are not even 10 years old. And if they are, take a look at whether or not they are a franchise or corporate. If they are a franchise or corporate, the original out of state company does not count as age to Middle TN. Franchise and corporate companies come and go. So even if somehow your exterior paint job lasted for more than ten years *Failure Free, (which it can’t) most companies are not even to be found to back it up. Sharpton Painting is proud to offer you the max allotted warranty time, for your peace of mind.

Many paint manufactures (the actual paint used) promise bogus “life time” or “10-30 year” warranties. But this is something different, this is not what we are warning about. In fact, most of them only supply the actual paint if you have a proven case of *Failure Free warranty claim.

In order to hold a paint manufacturer accountable for a liable claim, you would almost need to professionally document the entire process and have 3 expert witnesses ready to testify in front of a jury. The “manufactures” will make you  jump through many hoops, deny you every step of the way and there are hundreds of fine print words on that paint can that will void your “warranty”. There is simply no such thing as a paint that last more that 8 years *Failure Free. Its a great selling point for them and unfortunately people think they can paint once a lifetime, only to be surprised 9 years later when it must be repainted.

On the other hand, using paint that have longer lasting “warranties” generally and inherently have better compositions in their product, like self priming, mold resistant and better flex, sun (UV) and temperature resistant, etc. So choosing a high grade paint despite the misleading “warranties” is still a good choice.

Sharpton Painting has been in business for 20 years. We offer the absolute maximum amount of time for your exterior repaint warranty. In 20 years of business we have only had 3 warranty claims, that we quickly honored out of over 4,500 clients.

*Failure Free – means;  ABSOLUTELY NO cracking, peeling, bubbling, blistering, chipping, flaking, or in any other way detaching from the serviced surface.

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.

Signs in your yard may not seem like a big deal, but many clients went from saying yes to a sign, to it becoming a nuisance when the company forgets or doesn’t pick it up. Not to mention having to mow or landscape around it. Now all the sudden that little sign is your responsibility, not to mention most H.O.A communities do not allow these kind of signs. You did your part, you paid your bill. Don’t go to work for the company, you owe them nothing besides what you obligated to per the contract.

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.