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6 Things to Ask Your Commercial Painting Contractor

August 29th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “6 Things to Ask Your Commercial Painting Contractor”

Know when to call for help

First impres­sions are every­thing in busi­ness. When poten­tial clients pass by a place of busi­ness, a pos­i­tive first impres­sion from a qual­i­ty paint job done by a com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tor is key to grab­bing and keep­ing their atten­tion.

Curb appeal includes invest­ing in qual­i­ty work, done by qual­i­ty con­trac­tors who have proven results. When it comes to find­ing your next com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tor, know what to ask when you begin your research.

These fol­low­ing six ques­tions are a great place to start when iden­ti­fy­ing who will be doing the next paint­ing project for your shop­ping cen­ter, mul­ti-fam­i­ly com­plex, or retail store.

  1. Is your com­pa­ny licensed?
    1. Is the com­pa­ny prop­er­ly licensed to per­form com­mer­cial paint­ing? Does each of the con­trac­tors work­ing for the com­pa­ny have a valid, up-to-date license for them­selves? If the answer is not Yes, move on. You are not pro­tect­ed in main­tain­ing a qual­i­ty of work with an unli­censed work­er.

      Each com­mer­cial painter and com­pa­ny has a lot to lose if the job is not com­plet­ed to terms as not­ed and signed in a con­tract.

      At Ren­ovia, our peo­ple make a dif­fer­ence. Our promise is to deliv­er con­sis­tent, qual­i­ty ser­vice from peo­ple who strive to make an impact on you and your cus­tomers’ lives. This includes us keep­ing our team ful­ly licensed and trained on all ser­vices we pro­vide. 
  2. Does your com­pa­ny have the prop­er insur­ance?
    1. Is the com­pa­ny bond­ed and insured in case of any prob­lems or acci­dents while they are work­ing at your busi­ness? While you may have insur­ance for your busi­ness, they should be respon­si­ble for any mishaps or prob­lems which occur dur­ing their work.

      Go the extra mile and request their insur­ance infor­ma­tion and con­tact them to ensure the insur­ance is cor­rect and valid. You will want to ensure they have com­pre­hen­sive busi­ness lia­bil­i­ty and workman’s com­pen­sa­tion insur­ance in place.  
  3. Does your com­pa­ny have ref­er­ences reviews and war­ranties?
    1. Many com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tors will have a list of ref­er­ences from pre­vi­ous projects and often times con­tacts at those loca­tions who have reviewed the qual­i­ty of work which was com­plet­ed.

      If you are able to speak with past cus­tomers, they may be able to share any pos­i­tive or neg­a­tive feed­back. If there has been prob­lems, it will help you iden­ti­fy them and poten­tial­ly avoid future issues.

      Always ask about war­ranties offered. If there is a war­ran­ty, it can help save you mon­ey in the long run, rather than have to pay more to have some­thing fixed, which wasn’t your fault in the begin­ning. 
  4. How long with the project take and who will be my point of con­tact?
    1. You will always want to get as detailed a report as pos­si­ble when it comes to the time it will take to com­plete a project. Own­ing a busi­ness, you must have com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tors who are up front and hon­est about project time­lines.

      Com­mu­ni­ca­tion is also a key part of ensur­ing project time­lines are fol­lowed and cus­tomer ser­vice is a key pri­or­i­ty. Our ded­i­ca­tion to improve­ment and ensur­ing you always receive the high­est lev­el of cus­tomer ser­vice is why we’ve adopt­ed the Japan­ese busi­ness phi­los­o­phy Kaizen.  
  5. What type of prod­ucts will be used on our build­ing?
    1. The types of prod­ucts are always a con­cern when invest­ing in a com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tor. At Ren­ovia, we iden­ti­fy the best prod­ucts based on the type of project.

      Nev­er assume the con­trac­tors you speak with are plan­ning on using the high­est qual­i­ty of prod­ucts. Often times you will get a low quote and if you accept and the job is done with low­er qual­i­ty prod­ucts, you will be back redo­ing the project much soon­er than need­ed.

      When Ren­ovia had a project to paint an NFL sta­di­um, they knew a high qual­i­ty paint was going to be need­ed. They chose to use a mil­i­tary grade paint com­mon­ly used for bat­tle­ships to ensure the client received the best qual­i­ty paint last­ing as long as pos­si­ble in all weath­er con­di­tions. 
  6. How much expe­ri­ence does the com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tor have?
    1. Begin the con­ver­sa­tion with ques­tions around the company’s back­ground to learn more about them, how long they have been in busi­ness. Com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tors who build qual­i­ty teams with expe­ri­enced work­ers who love what they do, great results will fol­low.

      Don’t be afraid to ask how many jobs they have com­plet­ed, if there have been any high pro­file jobs or how many years of ser­vice they have in the indus­try.  

Find­ing a qual­i­ty com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tor can at times present a chal­lenge. Hav­ing a list of ques­tions to start will help you nar­row down, elim­i­nate and hope­ful­ly iden­ti­fy the top one to three can­di­dates for the job. Once you have nar­rowed down your search, then ask for a quote so you can do a full com­par­i­son based on the job at hand.

Ren­ovia imple­ments core val­ues in every job for every client. They focus on serv­ing first while mak­ing sure their clients get treat­ed the way they would want to be treat­ed them­selves. When it is time to hire your com­mer­cial painter, you will want some­one who lis­tens intent­ly and focus­es on what will be and has been accom­plished rather than tak­ing cred­it for a job or accom­plish­ment. This ensures your voice is heard and your vision is cre­at­ed.  

If you are ready to speak with a com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tor who will be open, hon­est and direct in answer­ing all of your ques­tions about a com­mer­cial paint­ing project, con­tact us today. We would love the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak with you, if only to answer your ques­tions.

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Commercial Painting Nightmares When A Roof Leaks

August 23rd, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Commercial Painting Nightmares When A Roof Leaks”

Don’t Get Caught In The Rain

Some peo­ple may blame it on the rain. On the oth­er hand, com­mer­cial painters say prop­er roof main­te­nance of a busi­ness or home will help cre­ate dreams instead of night­mares. The sim­plest of prob­lems may cause the biggest of issues when it comes to com­mer­cial paint­ing and repair.

Com­pa­nies like Ren­ovia have often received calls of dis­tress after a roof leak caused mold, mildew, health and safe­ty vio­la­tions, loss of busi­ness rev­enue due to closed doors and oth­er gen­er­al water dam­age.

Mold + Mildew

The lit­tlest of leaks in a roof can cre­ate a steady flow of water into the walls of your busi­ness. You may not see water com­ing into your build­ing direct­ly, and need to look for oth­er signs you have a prob­lem.

Ceil­ings and walls may become dis­col­ored with stained spots, which could be a water leak. You will also want to check around doors and win­dow frames for poten­tial leaks.

Paint may bub­ble up or peel away from the wall if there is water dam­age in the walls of your busi­ness.

When these issues aren’t addressed ear­ly by con­tact­ing a com­pa­ny who works in com­mer­cial paint­ing and gen­er­al restora­tion ser­vices, mold and mildew may become present. The costs will begin to rise in total repairs when these issues aren’t addressed or missed in dai­ly rou­tine caus­ing com­mer­cial paint­ing night­mares.

Con­tact­ing a com­pa­ny like Ren­ovia who has man­aged these types of issues before will help pre­vent long term issues.

Health and Safety Violations

The Occu­pa­tion­al Safe­ty and Health Admin­is­tra­tion or OSHA notes a com­mon cause for poor indoor air qual­i­ty is “damp­ness and mois­ture dam­age due to leaks, flood­ing or high humid­i­ty.”

Orga­ni­za­tions like Ren­ovia who focus heav­i­ly on inte­ri­or and exte­ri­or projects are avail­able to iden­ti­fy your prob­lems and help pro­vide solu­tions. In the case where a water leak is present and your orga­ni­za­tion uses any chem­i­cals, mate­ri­als or oth­er prod­ucts which can cause indoor air qual­i­ty issues if wet, you may be in vio­la­tion of OSHA guide­lines and stan­dards and cre­ate a night­mare for your com­mer­cial paint­ing repairs.

When busi­ness­es are faced with chal­lenges like leak­ing roofs caus­ing inte­ri­or or exte­ri­or dam­ages, find­ing a com­pa­ny with a suc­cess­ful track record is impor­tant.

Suc­cess is mea­sured in our abil­i­ty to con­sis­tent­ly deliv­er time­ly, pro­fes­sion­al, qual­i­ty work allow­ing us to con­tin­ue strength­en­ing these rela­tion­ships.

Loss of Business Revenue

Com­mer­cial paint­ing night­mares are pre­ventable and in the case you face one, loss of busi­ness rev­enue can hap­pen in addi­tion to hav­ing to pay for a com­mer­cial painter.

If a roof leak isn’t noticed from ceil­ing or wall stains, paint bub­bling up on the walls, mold and mildew being present or dif­fer­ent odors in the air, oper­a­tional down­time can occur while look­ing for con­trac­tors and iden­ti­fy­ing what needs repairs and what doesn’t.

An apart­ment com­plex with a leak­ing roof could cause a need for major ren­o­va­tions and lost rev­enue from emp­ty units. Hotels could lose entire floors to water leaks. There would need to be major fix­es includ­ing inte­ri­or and exte­ri­or paint­ing.

When it comes to leak­ing roofs, busi­ness lead­ers and facil­i­ty man­agers need to keep an eye on the signs of grow­ing mold and mildew, health and safe­ty con­cerns and spot­ting water leaks. These actions may help iden­ti­fy if a roof replace­ment or repair is need­ed and may save time and mon­ey.

The lead­er­ship at Ren­ovia believes in uncom­pro­mised char­ac­ter, deliv­er­ing on com­mit­ments, build­ing rela­tion­ships, and mak­ing the right choic­es when it comes to rebuild­ing their customer’s busi­ness and liveli­hood.

Ren­ovia imple­ments core val­ues in every job for every client. We focus on serv­ing first while mak­ing sure clients get treat­ed the way they would want to be treat­ed them­selves. They lis­ten intent­ly and focus on what will be and has been accom­plished rather than tak­ing cred­it for a job or accom­plish­ment.

If you have faced a leak­ing roof and need to speak with a com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tor who will be open, hon­est and direct in answer­ing all of your ques­tions, con­tact us today. We would love the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak with you, if only to answer your ques­tions.

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How to Match Your Building to Your Brand

August 15th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “How to Match Your Building to Your Brand”

It has been said that image is every­thing. First impres­sions are key in busi­ness. Whether it is a brick and mor­tar store in a shop­ping cen­ter, an apart­ment com­plex, or a high rise hotel over­look­ing the Gulf of Mex­i­co or Atlantic Ocean.

When a poten­tial cus­tomer walks up to your build­ing, what do they think? Are they impressed, skep­ti­cal, eager, or left with a wan­ing feel­ing they made a mis­take stop­ping into your place of busi­ness. Often times, busi­ness­es will make great efforts to brand their com­pa­ny in all sorts of mar­ket­ing efforts includ­ing print, online, and addi­tion­al­ly on TV or radio.

Renovia’s years of expe­ri­ence and lead­er­ship equips them to cre­ate an eye-catch­ing first impres­sion as poten­tial cus­tomers pass by your busi­ness.

Choosing The Colors

First, know your audi­ence. Do you have a spe­cif­ic demo­graph­ic which fre­quents your busi­ness? Do you live in a spe­cif­ic area of the coun­try or a city which has dif­fer­ent themes? These are a few ques­tions you will want to speak with your com­mer­cial paint­ing com­pa­ny when mak­ing these deci­sions.

You will want to be noticed and if you are a com­pa­ny mak­ing a state­ment in your com­mu­ni­ty, ask an expert what will work best. This may save you time and mon­ey when design­ing and paint­ing your build­ing.

Make sure your col­or choice match­es the char­ac­ter of your com­pa­ny, team, goals, and val­ues. Speak­ing with experts can help ensure all aspects of your com­pa­ny are con­sid­ered when choos­ing the col­ors. This will help teach you how to match your build­ing to your brand.

Chain or Independent Business

Whether you are a chain loca­tion or inde­pen­dent busi­ness will have great impact on the brand­ing of your build­ing. Often times as a chain, every­thing is already set up and picked out for you as a fran­chisee. If there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to be cre­ative, this is where you want to bring your fla­vor into the mix.

As an inde­pen­dent busi­ness, you have the free­dom to cre­ate an orig­i­nal and authen­tic feel for your busi­ness. You have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be bold, dar­ing and inno­v­a­tive in your building’s brand. Our com­mer­cial paint­ing team will work with you to make sure there isn’t a repet­i­tive mes­sage seen in every aspect of your busi­ness.

Cre­at­ing an exte­ri­or to com­ple­ment the inte­ri­or will keep the sto­ry mov­ing for cus­tomers who are vis­it­ing to make a pur­chase.

Stop Them In Their Tracks

A build­ing brand­ed with thought, cre­ativ­i­ty, and inno­va­tion will do sev­er­al things for your busi­ness. Whether a cus­tomer dri­ves, walks or rides a bicy­cle past your place of busi­ness, your brand needs to be mem­o­rable.

Mem­o­rable is where we start and solu­tions are what we want to pro­vide. When a per­son trav­els by your office, they should be aware of your solu­tion to fit a need they have in their life. At times you will need to speak to them with­out words and a prop­er­ly brand­ed build­ing will help accom­plish this goal.

Does your brand have some­thing you feel stands out amongst the com­pe­ti­tion? Do you have the Nike Swoosh of your indus­try? Your build­ings brand needs to have a strate­gic place­ment of your logo, com­pa­ny slo­gan or oth­er signs.

Team­ing up your team’s cre­ativ­i­ty with Ren­ovia indus­try experts can move your busi­ness ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion and keep your ser­vice or prod­ucts top of mind for those around your com­mu­ni­ty. Get peo­ple talk­ing with a well brand­ed build­ing by bring­ing it back to life.

At Ren­ovia, we imple­ment core val­ues in every job for every client. We focus on serv­ing first while mak­ing sure clients get treat­ed the way they would want to be treat­ed them­selves. They lis­ten intent­ly and focus on what will be and has been accom­plished rather than tak­ing cred­it for a job or accom­plish­ment.

If you are stuck and know you need a rebrand­ed office space, com­plex remod­el, and paint refresh it’s time to pick up the phone or get online. We are open, hon­est and direct in answer­ing all of your ques­tions so con­tact us today. We would love the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak with you, if only to answer your ques­tions.

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How to stay on top of your commercial painting project

August 8th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “How to stay on top of your commercial painting project”

Project Management Planning

Poor per­for­mance often comes from poor plan­ning. A com­mer­cial paint­ing project will not always find suc­cess based on if a painter has the right tools, skill set, knowl­edge or expe­ri­ence. Those who are best at their job will have a detailed sched­ule accom­pa­nied with a bud­get to match.

At Ren­ovia, our focus is your sat­is­fac­tion with a job done right. The pas­sion of our team is focused in build­ing rela­tion­ships along the way to build a life­time cus­tomer. A com­mer­cial paint­ing project must address and solve a cus­tomer prob­lem.

Fol­low these sug­ges­tions when plan­ning your com­mer­cial paint­ing project and suc­cess is sure to find you.

Establish A Detailed Budget

Hav­ing a bud­get in place will not only help a com­pa­ny focus on the prof­itabil­i­ty of their orga­ni­za­tion, but also iden­ti­fy oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn more about project man­age­ment and over­all costs they haven’t con­sid­ered. Busi­ness lead­ers should engage with their project man­agers from com­mer­cial paint­ing com­pa­nies to ful­ly under­stand the bud­gets and what all they entail.

Consider Comfort

Effi­cien­cy in any project is the vision­ary goal to reach. The most effi­cient projects can pro­duce great results while not expend­ing too many assets. One way to increase effi­cien­cy and at the same time, focus on com­fort, com­pa­nies can and should con­sid­er stag­ger­ing sched­ules if at all pos­si­ble.

This approach will allow your team to con­tin­ue work unin­ter­rupt­ed dur­ing work­ing hours. Addi­tion­al­ly, the com­mer­cial paint­ing crew will be able to get their work done with­out hav­ing to work around a team or cus­tomers mov­ing through­out a work­space.

There will be more free­dom for each team to get work done quick­er, bet­ter and with­out delay. Don’t hes­i­tate to ask about this approach when sched­ul­ing your com­mer­cial paint­ing project.

Ask The Expert and Listen

You pride your­self on being an expert in your line of busi­ness. The same is said for those work­ing on your com­mer­cial paint­ing project. There is no doubt you want to hire a com­pa­ny with a stel­lar rep­u­ta­tion and great track record with oth­er projects sim­i­lar to yours.

While you know what you envi­sion being done in this project, always take the time in the begin­ning to con­sult with your project man­ag­er and get their opin­ions and sug­ges­tions. Their exper­tise is why you hired them in the first place. They may be able to pro­vide tips to save you time and mon­ey while still accom­plish­ing what was planned.

Conduct a Final Walk-Through

The experts at Ren­ovia want noth­ing more than to reach the end of a project hav­ing accom­plished every task required for per­fec­tion. When near­ing the end of a project, it is imper­a­tive to walk through the project one final time.

Final walk-throughs should be sched­uled from the begin­ning. Account­abil­i­ty is a major part of a busi­ness rela­tion­ship and project man­age­ment. Dur­ing the final walk through, the com­mer­cial paint­ing project man­ag­er should walk through with a facil­i­ty man­ag­er or busi­ness leader going through a check­list of spec­i­fi­ca­tions to ensure every item was com­plet­ed to ful­fill­ment.

Ren­ovia imple­ments core val­ues in every job for every client. They focus on serv­ing first while mak­ing sure their clients get treat­ed the way they would want to be treat­ed them­selves. They lis­ten intent­ly and focus on what will be and has been accom­plished rather than tak­ing cred­it for a job or accom­plish­ment. Each of these val­ues are a part of build­ing a busi­ness rela­tion­ship where you can stay on top of your com­mer­cial paint­ing project from start to fin­ish.

If you are ready to speak with a com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tor who will be open, hon­est and direct in answer­ing all of your ques­tions, con­tact us today. We would love the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak with you, if only to answer your ques­tions.