I decided to get the house painted late in the season, many companies were booked up until next year. I did find 3 companies from Angies list who could try and fit my project in this year. Of the 3 bids, Kurt's (president of Home Transformations Inc.) was the one I chose. I work in the trades and know that you get what you pay for. His contract included the most thorough prep and finishing, along with the best guarantee of 5 years. It wasn't the cheapest, but again, you get what you pay for. Scheduling was the one issue all companies had, since it was late Sept. when I finally got to getting the project done. Kurt told me he promised to get me in this year, it wouldn't be all at once, but when he had crews to spare and the weather cooperated he'd send them my way. It turned out the a large project they had was put on hold so, he sent a crew early Oct. and the bulk of the work was done in less than 2 weeks. The weather then turned against me for a while. But Kurt's guys would come one day here, one day there over the next 4 weeks, as the weather allowed and finally got the entire job done. It looks excellent, and the final bill matches the estimate, he even has a couple of discounts available.