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El Gato – The Experienced Painting Company

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All painting contractors are not the same; find out about us

Many times people ask us, “What makes you different?”
Here are several things for you to consider as you’re evaluating painting companies.

El Gato is established and experienced.

El Gato Painting has been in business since 1977 and has been incorporated since 1980; that’s over 35 years. During that time we’ve completed over 24,000 projects.

El Gato is knowledgeable

We are local residential and commercial painting contractors; we work only in the Bay Area. We not only make it a point to know our products and their applications inside and out, but we only use top-of-the-line materials.

We stay current with the painting industry by continually updating ourselves about new products, by attending trade shows and by talking with scores of manufacturer’s reps. They tell us we are one of their most knowledgeable customers when it comes to residential and commercial painting.

El Gato is professional

We are licensed, bonded, insured and a member of the BBB. We have our Hazardous Waste Generator’s Permit and properly dispose of any and all hazardous waste.

We hold weekly training and safety meetings with all of our people so that you can be assured you will always have the highest quality and most professional painters on your project.

We maintain continuous and effective project supervision. We’ve found over the past 30-plus years that the difference between a good job and a great job is proper supervision. And that’s what we want for you… a great job!

El Gato is cost effective and value focused

We probably won’t be your lowest bid (or your highest, for that matter), but our bid will provide your best value.
Our bid will be thorough, accurate and honest. Our profit is made by working harder for you, not by eliminating essential steps.

We can refer you to many completed contracts right here in California that are over 10 years old and still look great. Those customers chose us for value, not the lowest price. (But measured over many years, our price probably was the lowest after all!). We focus on the concept of “lowest total cost” to you.

What Do You Want From A Painting Contractor?

Here’s a comparison chart that we encourage you to use when you compare us to other painting contractors:

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1. Very Low Price
2. Fair Price
3. Established company (30 years or more)
4. Qualified to do the job
5. Licensed, insured
6. Local business
7. Prompt, concise estimate
8. Legal contract (we don’t take up-front money)
9. References of similar jobs
10. Proper waste disposal
11. Use of only top-of-the-line materials
12. A professional office (with a live person to talk to)
13. Experienced and knowledgeable staff
14. A company that responds if you have a problem
15. 21-step preparation process
16. 6 year warranty