This month we featured vendors who are painters. Painting is one of the quickest ways to give a home an update! While many people do their own painting, there is an art and skill to painting the exterior or interior of your home. You may want to consider this resource the next time you have a paint project. We talked this month to Scott and Carey Crowell, who own Willis and Scott Painter Pros, located in Plymouth. We asked some basic questions about their services and are happy to share their answers with you.
How long have you been in the painting business?
Willis and Scott Painter Pros was founded in 2006. We love painting and take great pride in delivering a fresh and updated look to every home we work on!
How did you get started?
Scott started painting during the summers of college. He played soccer in college so it was a great way for him to stay active and moving off the field. When we moved to Arizona after college we started painting together and we realized right away we loved to work together and thought someday the two of us could own our own business.
What are each of your roles with the company?
Scott is the owner, operator and project manager. Working closely with the homeowners and our employees to create an amazing service and product the homeowners love and we stand behind. Carey used to be in the field but now focuses her time behind the scenes with estimating, answering phones, email correspondents, accounting and scheduling.
What is your favorite part of the business?
We love working together and being a small business owner. This business allows Carey to stay home with our two little kiddos and we are still able to run a successful business. We love working closely with homeowners and truly transforming their home!
What painting services do you offer?
Residential, Commercial and New Construction Painting
Interior and Exterior Painting
Fine finish work, cabinets, enameling, wood staining, ceiling texturing, wallpaper removal, deck refinishing, popcorn ceiling removal, wall repair and patching, white/chalk board application
How many employees do you have?
Currently we 6 employees and in the summer we have about 10 to 12.
Do you bid on projects?
We schedule with a potential client a time to meet them at their home and walk through their project with them. We take measurements and pictures while at their home. Then in two or three days send a formal estimate to them via email.
How much lead time should one allow for a painting project?
Typically, the more notice clients can give us the better, however there are times when we can squeeze projects in to accommodate a client’s needs.
Do you assist with selecting paint colors? Or make recommendations?
We do like to leave the color selecting to the experts! We work closely with some interior decorators whom have helped our clients in the past. Also, Sherwin Williams offers a service to come to the client’s home to do a color consultation. They charge a fee of $90 but the clients then receive a $50 gift card towards paint and we use that and deduct it from our invoice. We have had such wonderful success with this service and those clients have been very happy.
We recommend painting your interior every 5-7 years and exteriors every 8-10 years.
Anything else you’d like to share?
We take a great deal of pride in our thorough preparation, top quality workmanship and superior customer service. Our company is 95% world of mouth advertising! A huge percentage of these clients are repeat customers. We have unparalleled experience and award winning quality. We recently received the Angie’s Super Service Award for 2015! The award honors excellence among our service. We have also worked on a Parade of Homes which won a Reggie Award in 2010. Willis and Scott Painter Pros are fully insured and EPA certified.
We have deep roots in the Twin Cities. Scott is a graduate from Burnsville and Carey is a graduate from Wayzata. We both are college graduates from Gustavus Adolphus College. Scott played soccer and Carey played basketball for GAC. We met in college and fell in love! We are now raising our family, Leland (4) and Presley (2) in the Plymouth area. We are very active in our church. Scott is on the worship team and Carey works in the children’s ministry and is the lead teacher for the 4th and 5th graders. We also host a small group in our home and Scott leads an outreach ministry at our church, Harvest Bible Chapel West Minneapolis.
Carey’s parents, Dick and Sandy Willis, are Real Estate agents at Fazendin Realtors® in Wayzata. They have been there for 30 years. They have been a great example for me on how to work with your spouse and how to be successful in your marriage. They will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary this November! Fazendin Realtors® has been a great connection for us with our painting company, with all the selling and buying of houses that goes on at Fazendin a painter is always in need.
Is your house ready for a new look? Call or e-mail today for a free quote.