Painterman Professional house painting
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About Us

  • Fast and thorough service
  • Almost 40 years experience
  • Over 2500 homes painted
  • Thorough training of each employee
Personal Experience:
Jim Grover started painting residential homes in the East Bay of San Franscisco Bay Area, California in June of 1967. During the 80's he started a seamless aluminum gutter business, while maintaining the painting business. He specialized in existing residential homes where he gained invaluable experience painting all types of residential applications for both interior and exterior. He has painted virtually every type of house available: stained wood, painted siding, stucco, block, brick, and shingles. His firm also installed gutters on over 2000 homes during the 80's and he has painted over 2500 homes during his career. His painting crews have logged over 200,000 man hours. In 1991 Jim moved back to the Northwest (where he spent his teenage years) and soon after reestablished his painting business.
Business Experience:
Jim's almost 40 years of experience as a house painting contractor has given him a strong business background. Jim believes in good customer service and actually shows up for estimates and jobs. This is a real business like any other and must be conducted in a business like manner. All estimates and contracts are done on the computer and delivered by email, fax or sometimes snail mail. Mr. Painterman is a DBA of Grover Enterprises Ltd, a privately held Washington corporation.  Mr. Painterman is a national registered trademark and no other company may use our name.
  • Mr. Painterman is a member of the Master Builder's Association of King County, Washington and the Better Business Bureau.
  • Jim has written a house painting guide used to train painting employees. He also wrote a guide to help painting contractors get more business and succeed in the painting business. He has also written books on Choosing Exterior Color and Deck Finishing. These books (except Running a paint business) are available for Homeowners in their own version. They can be purchased in PDF format or hard copy. See for complete details
Employees Training:
All employees are thoroughly trained by the contractor, Jim Grover. They are personally training on all the basics of painting. They are required to study a 100 page professionally written guide (written by Jim Grover) to reinforce their on the job training. Virtually all the painting experience Jim has had is in repainting private existing homes. Jim supervises all work to his exacting standards. The age of employees is not nearly as important as the thorough training they receive and their work ethic.
Office and Estimates:
To assist in giving you the best service, JoAnna works in the office some days each week. She does the payroll, bookkeeping and is Jim's great personal assistant. This gives us an edge in customer service, so not everything has to wait to be handled until the typical contractor gets home in the evening. We encourage use of email (our email is on 24/7), voice (no fax). Most estimates are emailed in an attached Word or PDF file. This is usually more convenient and faster (easier to read) than fax and snail US mail.
Privacy Policy:
This is an Information Only website. Mr. Painterman does not collect, retrieve, store or otherwise maintain any personal data from visitors to this site. We do not sell or give away our customers names, addresses or information under any circumstances