I cannot say enough great things about Gene and his work. I was on a very tight deadline with trying to list my condo on the market. Within three days, Gene did a quote and performed the work. In fact, he was the first painter I solicited that actually called me back. Once he arrived, he was thorough, did excellent work, and was so easy to work with on the project. He took the stress out of a project that could have been a pain. I'd recommend him to anyone and will definitely use him again.
We recently hired Artist Painters last week to paint our condo unit in Bucktown. The price was very competitive compared to other companies and Gene was very easy to work with. His staff was very knowledgeable about paints provided great feedback about upkeep and maintenance. We had a short window to get this job done before we rented out the unit and Gene's team worked us into their schedule and completed the job before our requested deadline. The walls and ceilings look amazing, couldn't be happier with the job. I will definitely be hiring Artist Painters for future jobs needed with this unit, very happy with the experience.
Anat and Guy R.
Our relationship with Gene Pellegrene began in a most inauspicious way. Walking our dog Dylan on Logan Boulevard on a late Spring evening, we were attracted to a large flowering tree. Next to this tree was a light pole onto which was attached a sign that read: artist painters, and little strips of telephone numbers. I tore off one, and put it in my pocket. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I had this idea of wanting to do something in our back yard that would reflect my interests and remind me of my birth country, South Africa. I was familiar with the house decorations done by the women of the Ndebele tribe, and always loved the graphics of this art form. I called the number, and made an appointment with Gene. Our first meeting went great. He listened, he questioned, and then he did his research. Some days later, we met again, and I was completely thrilled with the presentation that he brought with him. He presented us with numerous versions of the Ndebele paintings. His interpretations of this art form were very creative and inspiring. We agreed on the project immediately and he began the process of painting and decorating our entire garage with Ndebele art. We are so enamored with it and with the whole process of working with artist painters, and especially Gene, who threw his and his crew’s total energy into this wonderful project. He has given us great pleasure that will last for a very long time.
We were very pleased with artist painters. They are great painters, reliable, timely, and clean. We will continue to use them for all of our painting needs.
Coming across the flyer for artist painters was, at the risk of sounding dramatic, a miracle! I had just moved into a new house and the people who had lived their prior to me had left a disaster of a paint job behind. artist painters came in and completely lifted the stress of the situation—by the time he was done, it looked like a completely different apartment! A job worth well more than the affordable price. I would use them again in a heartbeat!
artist painters do not do you wrong. They are friendly and clean and the extra creative effort shows.
Leigh Ann M.
Working with artist painters was a terrific experience. From start to finish, they were extremely professional and helpful. Our job was quite extensive—we used several colors for three bedrooms, a living room, a foyer and hallway. Almost every room was painted in a two-tone scheme. It was a huge job that took just a few days. Their attention to detail was amazing. The job was finished on time, on budget, and our home looks fantastic! We would not hesitate to recommend artist painters.
We looked at our 'patio' last night and again a few times today. Gene, we are EXTREMELY HAPPY with your great work. Muchas gracias for listening to my vision and then making it come alive. We very much appreciate your time, effort, and talent.Please feel free to use me as a reference when you bid on future projects. You a good businessman, great artist, and a heckuva nice guy. Again, I LOVE everything you recommended and produced.
Gail Aranda and Ray Schoenfeld
We became familiar with artist painters by the amazing work they did on our neighbor’s garage. We were in the final stages of remodeling our kitchen and needed our cabinets painted. We had installed a new floor and counter top but knew we needed to do something with the cabinets. Gene from artist painters came over one evening with his bag of colors and gave us the direction we needed to make our kitchen complete. Within days, Gene painted the cabinets and transformed our kitchen into exactly what we were looking for. The quality of his work was outstanding. I don’t think I’ve worked with anyone as meticulous as Gene. While it is obvious that he takes great pride in his work, what really made the experience so unique was the added personal touch that he brought to our home. At the completion of the job, Gene presented us with an art piece he created that reflected our our home and style. You don’t get that anywhere else! Gene’s skill, professionalism and personable nature is truly remarkable.
It is not often that I can say that I am truly glad to pay someone’s bill for a service. In your case, it is a pleasure. You did an outstanding job painting my bedroom and onsuite bath! In addition, you really went the extra mile to fix all the cracks in my walls; including the ones you did not originally see. You had invested interest in the outcome of my new bedroom colors; dedicating a lot of your time ordering samples, as well as, stopping by to help me pick out the best colors for that 'warm serene' feel I was looking for in my bedroom. I have had so many compliments on your work. You definitely strive for perfection. You can see it in your work. It seems today that 'service with a smile' is an old cliché. However, I feel that you have reinvented the wheel. You can be assured that not only will I recommend you to my friends and relatives, but that in the future I will use your services again. I truly appreciate what you did.
Gene has become our painter of choice. He and his crew get the job done expertly and efficiently, paying close attention to detail, staying on schedule, and leaving our home tidy afterwards. It’s like they were never here … except for the fact that our new look is amazing!
My husband and I also learned of artist painters and Gene from the amazing work he’d completed on our friend and neighbor’s garage. Our first project together was to paint the interior of our first floor. He showed up with a paint chip deck which promptly overwhelmed me. I countered with a 25-year-old art magazine that had all the colors I wanted. Within a few minutes’ discussion, I was comfortable that he understood my aesthetic and decorating goals. He came back with paint samples that matched my vision completely. If that wasn’t impressive enough, what really won me over was how Gene resolved a problem we had with the textured walls in one of the rooms. Using faux finishing techniques he as able to transform that undesirable feature into a compelling and beautiful effect. Gene’s approach is very thoughtful and methodical. He goes to great pains to commit only to what he is sure he can deliver. He does what he says he will do and he is great about managing expectations by keeping clients updated and informed. When Gene is working on a project for you, oftentimes you will find that he’s done little extra “fix its” that he saw needed doing along the way—at no extra charge I might add. If he finishes under budget his final invoice will reflect that. Who does that anymore? Finally, Gene is developing a reputation for gifting each client with some kind of art piece that was inspired by the project. I think this is kind of value-added feature really speaks to how much he cares and how much of himself he puts into every project. As you can tell, I haven’t got a bad thing to say about Gene and Artist Painters. When you choose them you will understand why.
My husband and I recently had a bad experience with another painter that we hired to paint the interior of our home. The experience was so bad that we had to let him go before the project was complete even though he had been paid in full. We hired Gene in the hopes that he could finish the job and we could put the experience behind us. We were in for such a wonderful surprise! First of all, the professionalism that Gene exemplified was very refreshing. Gene is so clean, he works so efficiently, and his talent and attention to detail left us with such a feeling of comfort and relief following our horrible experience with the other painter. With his background as an artist, Gene was very creative and discovered ways to fix the other painter’s mistakes. The topping on the cake was the final invoice. We were extremely pleased with the pricing as well. I wish that we could have hired Gene from the beginning! We are in love with our home again! We are expecting a baby soon and we have already asked Gene to come paint our nursery. I would personally recommend Gene and Artist Painters to anyone. Our expectations were far exceeded. Thank you Gene!
Liz and Jim K.
I want to thank you and artist painters for your superior service and work. Jim and I appreciate your diligence and attention to detail. You made the experience so much more pleasant than any other contractor has in the past. You assisted us in choosing the perfect color to create the atmosphere we wanted for the space. You gave us a fair and reliable quote and then came in under your bid! Not only did you remove and move the furniture and artwork but you returned it to its proper spot even straighter than it was prior.
Our experience was absolutely fantastic! Not only was the work done beautifully, they also provided fantastic suggestions about colors. I would have done the same old thing, but artist painters gave me a more beautiful home! I plan to use them from now on.
I have used artist painters at least five times and will continue to use them and recommend them most highly. The team is so professional and courteous—you will not find better. They are terrific and choosing colors with me and finding solutions to challenges. They even painted my cabinets and they look brand new. My new home looks spectacular—they did every single room and each are beautiful. In addition to painting interiors of two homes (they cover and move all of your furniture, and put it all back in place!), they have also painted our exterior, restained our buildings decks and painted a decorative old door in multiple colors. They are all so talented and trustworthy. Honestly there is no other contractor I would recommend so highly. Please use them—you will not be disappointed.
We used artist painters this week to paint a number of rooms in our house. I can’t say enough good things about our experience. They were extremely efficient, clean and did an incredible job. I will be telling anyone who needs a painter to use them and we will also use them again for our future painting needs. You must hire them!
Gene [and artist painters] did an amazing job painting my house and garage. Great, thorough job. He really stands by his work. Next time I need a painter, I know who I am calling!
Working with Gene and Artist Painters is such a pleasant experience! Gene really cares about my home and wants to collaborate to make the project the best it can be, while being sensitive to my schedule and budget. He is responsive, helpful, timely, communicative and obviously has a passion for his work and his business. I recommend Gene and Artist Painters very highly and am so happy to have found them.
Jo Ann B.
We recently needed to list a condo in Chicago that belonged to our uncle. The kindest way to describe the unit was "run-down". There were holes in walls, peeling paint everywhere, wallpaper where wallpaper was never intended to be, and shelving constructed just about everywhere. When we contracted with artist painters, I hoped for improvement. What they were able to accomplish with this unit was more of a miracle. After artist painters finished, we listed the property on a Friday and had a cash offer the following Monday for the top end of our appraisal. I would not hesitate to recommend artist painters.
Gene with Artist Painters was very flexible and professional with a repair/paint job I had in my living room. Artist Painters did an excellent job performing plaster repairs followed by a wonderful paint match. It's as if the damage never existed. Highly recommend.
I have a historic home that had a serious problem with exterior peeling paint and poor durability on the porch. I was impressed with Gene's knowledge of the available products and their relative wearability as well as the special care he took to blend old and new paint for a seamless look. They completed the job on time and amazingly did zero damage to my yard and gardens around the house. Artist Painters did a superior job on my home and I am happy to recommend them.
artist painters is a very professional organization. They were timely and got the work done quickly. As a landlord dealing with tenants is make my life a lot easier if everything gets done the way I planned. I would recommend and use them again.
What an awesome guy this is! I contacted him because my husband and I were having trouble deciding on a neutral color for that long wall that connects the living room and kitchen but is almost the whole length of our flat. After looking at interior designers’ prices for a color consultation I knew we needed to go a different route. I looked at some posts on Every Block and decided to contact Gene. He came to our place and gave some suggestions and a handful of tips on painting since we are DIYing it, and did not charge us a dime! I did make a small donation to his charity, he created … did I mention he was awesome? We have not painted yet, but hey, he came like 3 months ago and I’m just now getting around to writing this review. Maybe subconsciously I’m waiting for us to have enough money to pay Gene to paint it for us.
I had the great pleasure of working with Gene Pellegrene on making my recently purchased condo a home. Gene was incredibly helpful during the color-choosing process. Once he got to work, Gene was thorough and professional, getting the project done relatively quickly. I highly recommend artists painters to anyone looking to recreate their home with the help of experts who truly care about their customers. As a fellow Logan Square business owner, I love Gene’s passion for all the things he does and it shows in his work!
A++. Smart, honest, and totally went the extra mile. He knows tools, materials, homes and customer service.
Highly recommended! Gene went over every single step we had to go through, from quotation, choosing colors, process, and invoicing. He gave us a detailed quote which includes every single part of the job, from walls, trims, ceilings, etc. We were very undecided with the actual colors we wanted and helped us pick out which colors we want. He made it so much easier and made everything fall into place. He (and team) did a very nice job and was very detailed in their work, he suggested and walked us through almost every single part that are complicated than usual. If we needed additional work done, it was no problem, he got quotes for the additional work the same day. He also did additional details and sections for free. As well as free touch ups. 10/10 would hire again.
I had Gene and Artist Painters in to transform practically every room in my house. Every room was wallpapered – they stripped away everything and helped me choose wonderful colors. They were the most professional painters I’ve ever used – kind, courteous and a joy to have in my home. I wake up every day and smile at how beautiful my walls look now. I highly recommend using them – you won’t be disappointed with this great team. In a nutshell, they are awesome!!!!
I recently used artist painters to paint my entire condo. I closed on a Friday and wanted to move on the following Monday. The condo had been rented out by my seller’s for the past several years, and the walls and baseboards needed some TLC. Gene and his team were able to accommodate my schedule; they were extremely neat and efficient – they did a fantastic job! On top of it all, Gene has a heart. When I dropped off my keys, he gave me a bag of food items, toiletries and clothing to give to the homeless (care-bags.org). I’ve already recommended artist painters to a colleague, and will continue to spread the word to anyone needing a painter.
Gene and his crew were awesome! They squeezed me into their busy schedule with short notice and then showed up on time! They also got the job done in the time they allotted and the price was very reasonable. They were very tidy too! Gene gave great suggestions for paint colors and finishes and really educated me on the whole subject. Thanks Gene! I would highly recommend Artist Painters.