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SHARPTON PAINTING

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– Please Take Notice –

Unseasonably cold temperatures are upon us. Sharpton Painting has been forced, as we always put our clients first – to shift some exterior jobs to next year. Whoever you choose for your painter, please don’t let your paint job be done when that morning and/or evening is freezing temperatures, without that contractor taking that into consideration. Sometimes working a half day (coming in late and leaving early) to adjust for these temperatures is a must. And sometimes you simply CAN’T paint the exterior without compromising the application. So, whoever you choose be rightfully cautious of this. If the contractor is unconcerned about the weather, that’s your cue to BE concerned. Also, since the winter weather is upon us this early, watch-out for desperate painters. Painters who will tell you anything, and even turn to scripture or biblical verses in the attempt to capture you, which is HIGHLY inappropriate. Point is, the choice is yours, but we see desperate painting companies and sad tactics used this time of year. Be careful. Sharpton Painting would love to service you. We would be proud to have you as a client.

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.

 

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!

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 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 18 years.

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.

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.

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.

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Sharpton Painting has the largest and 100% legitimate before/after project completion gallery! With over 260 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, 18 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 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 18 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 18 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 18 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. If they are a franchise, the original out of state company does not count as age to Middle TN. Franchise 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 18 years. We offer the absolute maximum amount of time for your exterior repaint warranty. In 18 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.