Client Testimonials
"I highly recommend Paintworks! After working with them, I wouldn't trust anyone else to do painting in my house. Phil, and the rest of the crew, are highly professional, friendly, meticulous, unobtrusive, creative, clean, and respectful. Phil problem solved a plumbing problem that wasn't even his area of responsibility...all because of his dedication to a job done right. After what we thought would be six long weeks of painting and repair work, my young boys cried on Phil's last day with us. :-) All my best to my Paintworks friends!"
Laura & Brian Royal Oak - March 2014
"We would highly recommend Philip and Luke of Paintworks from Swartz Builders without the least bit of hesitation. The job entailed painting the exterior of our home, as well as some touch-up work on the interior. They were professional, on time, and paid attention to detail. Philip did a great job communicating with me on a regular basis, and was flexible when I needed him to be so. Their price was competitive and fair."
Bob & Sharon Bloomfield Hills - February 2014
"The painting project was one of the smoothest projects we've ever had done. Everyone was very professional, arrived on time, took great care in their work, and cleaned everything up well. The quality of their work was flawless, they got the job done quickly, they were very detailed and thorough, and overall they were a pleasure to work with. We definitely plan to use them again in the future."
Cassie Shelby Township - July 2013
"The painting started next and with all the new wood work, battered walls, and the holes from the lighting, the painters had their work cut out for them. They did an OUTSTANDING job. I can't tell where any of the holes in the walls were cut to run the wires for the lights and switches. The nail holes from old pictures have vanished. The trim work looks fantastic. I've hired painters before, who I thought did a good job. After Swartz completed their work, I have a new definition of good job."
Angie's List Member Beverly Hills - March 2013
"Last year we employed Swartz Builders to remodel our master bath, which also required some painting. Their exemplary performance led us to employ Paintworks, a division of Swartz Builders, this year for an extensive interior painting project which included the installation, painting and staining of a new staircase on the second floor. Their performance, attention to detail and timeliness was outstanding. While we believe we could have found lower cost painters, we do not believe we could have achieved anything near the quality of the work performed by Paintworks. Their work ethic reminds one of a pride of job performance thought to be long past."
Bill & Hilda Rochester Hills - August 2012
"Over the years my husband and I have hired many different painters for painting projects in our 75 year old home and have received mixed results. In the last few years, however, we have only used Paintworks as we believe we have finally found a painting company that consistently delivers beautiful results, but also brings with them a strong work ethic and passion for what they do. Most recently we had Philip and Luke of Paintworks paint our upper and lower hallways for the first time since we lived in our home, including some 50 plus staircase spindles. They were in rough shape after years of use raising our family, plus two dogs, not to mention all of the use from previous owners. I have to say that with the superb job Philip and Luke did on the stairs and hallways, I feel like I have a new house! The attention to detail was remarkable which truly showcased their superior skill level. Besides the beauty of the finished job, Philip and Luke, as with all of the other employees that we know from Swartz Builders, are the type of people you enjoy having in your home. They were respectful of our schedules, keep their work areas clean and neat and are pleasant and timely. They also offered helpful, thoughtful advice when we needed it. Our complete satisfaction with the final product was truly their primary focus as Philip would often check with me to see if there was anything they could do better. In a world today where we see many workers with a "don't bother me" or "it's not my problem" attitude, it is refreshing to be associated with people that would never have these all too common negative attitudes. My husband and I feel so very fortunate have found such a company. Simply put they love what they do and they do it well!"
Helene & Mike Birmingham - June 2012
"Working with Paintworks and Swartz Builders was a great experience. Everyone was professional and did an excellent job. It is nice to work with contractors that seem to take pride in their work and value their clients. I look forward to working with them again."
Erin & Michael Birmingham - June 2012
"Philip and the crew of Paintworks are our heroes. In the middle of an extensive painting project, our painters abandoned us!!?? Paintworks came to our rescue. Philip and Aaron came into our home, assessed our situation, and have been helping us from that day on. They not only helped in a difficult time, but were more reasonable in their pricing, very expert in their skills, and the nicest and most professional tradesmen we have ever worked with. Subsequent to the first project they rescued us from, they have gone on to paint most of the inside of our home, and the entire outside. We have rarely met people who have such outstanding character and professionalism. Having been disappointed with many of the tradesmen who have worked in our home, it is reassuring to meet the people of Paintworks!!!! When their motto is "The Difference is in the Details”, they mean it. They were always on time, very reasonable in their pricing, and would often call us on their own time to add insight to our project. It is with highest regard that we recommend the people of Paintworks for you and your family.
Ardis & Perry Bloomfield Hills - May 2012
"We used Paintworks for our entire main floor, as well as fixing the beat up mouldings throughout our house. We live in an older house that had a lot of wear and tear on the walls and woodwork. Phil and his team were extremely professional and provided a lot more value than some other, less expensive painters we have used in the past. They took the time to do more than just paint and actually fixed the issues with our walls and mouldings. They always make great suggestions to help improve the end result. We are very happy with our choice to use Paintworks and will use them again for any painting needs we have."
Jackie & Brad Bloomfield Village - May 2012
"We are so thrilled with the work that Philip and the guys at Swartz Builders completed in our home. They were meticulous with details and kept their work space so tidy. We had our staircase repaired, sanded and painted. Our rail and treads look absolutely beautiful and the railing is sturdy once again. Then they moved into my husband's paneled dark office. They painted it with high quality oil paint followed by a beautiful chocolate brown glaze. My decorator came by to see it yesterday and was overwhelmed by how amazing it turned out. The quality of their work is unbelievable, not to mention their kind, considerate ways made the process so enjoyable. They arrived every morning promptly at 8 AM, and contended with a dog and five kids with smiles on their faces. Aaron, the president of the company, called often to check to make sure everything was progressing properly. A wonderful experience!" Michelle & Bob Troy - February 2012
"We interviewed approximately ten reputable, recommended, experienced painting contractors for a large and detail-oriented restoration project at our historic property in Franklin, Michigan. This included the extensive prep and painting of a main house, small guest house, and garage/outbuilding, in addition to significant wood replacement, matching historic trim, restoring window frames, addressing window and door seals, and coming up with various other solutions that complimented old world construction techniques, and addressed our insistence upon quality work. In our estimation, two or three such contractors seemed capable and confident enough for the scope of this job. But Phil from Swartz Paintworks stood above the rest with the most complete mix of knowledge, experience, confidence, communication skills, honesty, flexibility, and the foresight to set realistic expectations with the customer...and then follow through. We both work from home all day, so project management was more important than usual. Loud radios, profanity, yelling, sloppy work habits, inability to mesh with other contractors, and general jobsite chaos would be immediately evident, disruptive to our work, and not tolerated. Thankfully, the standard operating procedures of Paintworks (and parent company Swartz Builders) were a near perfect fit for our needs. The painting and restoration project lasted about three months during Summer and Fall 2011 - through vacations, inclement weather, weddings, funerals, etc. - and we can honestly say that it was always a pleasure to have this company's employees around our home. The work itself is absolutely exquisite and uncompromising; a perfect fit for the needs of this "antique" property. But a construction project should be about more than trading money for progress. This was a three overall contractor excellence. Congratulations Phil and Paintworks, and thanks very much."
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