There are plenty of highly qualified, quality and service conscious contractors in the Chicago area who offer work at a “reasonable” price, if not the lowest.¬†painting contractors cape town Many of them have engineering level training in paint and coatings applications and are members of such credible organizations as the SSPC Society of Protective Coatings, PDCA Painting & Decorating Contractors of America and NACE National Association of Corrosion Engineers, just to name a few. The experienced, credible contractor will almost always cost more money than the newer, or inexperienced contractor.

If he is a run of the mill painting contractor without a ton of experience, he may just assume that you are like many others he has crossed paths with. He might give you your low price, but you will end up paying for that with either a lack of good quality or good service. Now, if you know you are giving up either good service or good quality for that low price, all is well because your expectations will not be dashed.

Yes, we all want to get the best deal out there and receive as much as we can while spending as little as we can. This is human nature. Remember, it is a delicate balancing act.

When I first started out in business as a house painting contractor here in the Chicago area back in 1984, one of my best customers told me that there are three things that I could offer my customers. The three aspects were, good quality, good service and a good price.

None of us can expect to finagle our way into having all three things (good quality, good service, good price). No painting contractor in the world wants to, nor should they be willing to work for free … or even for peanuts.

Do you want a painting quote with a good price from a painting contractor who will give you good service? Do you want a good price and good quality? Do you prefer good quality and good service?

You see, most credible, legitimate painting contractors can give you whatever combination of two core aspects that you want. It is not fair to you or to the painting contractor, for you or the painting contractor to pretend, or expect that he is able to provide all three of the above core aspects that go into any painting project. Here is what can happen if you do not let the painting contractor know what you are looking for.

The three aspects were, good quality, good service and a good price. None of us can expect to finagle our way into having all three things (good quality, good service, good price). Do you want a painting quote with a good price from a painting contractor who will give you good service? He might give you your low price, but you will end up paying for that with either a lack of good quality or good service. Now, if you know you are giving up either good service or good quality for that low price, all is well because your expectations will not be dashed.

This economic scenario does not just apply to painters either, but to any profession anywhere. You place a value on the services that you provide and you would not give them away at a loss.

In addition, if that painting contractor pays his painters very little, the same law applies to him. Think twice before you hire that guy who promised you what a great job he would do at half of the price of all of the other painting contractors.