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Homeowner Testimonials

Winston-Salem, NC

My wife and I would like to tell you how pleased we are with the job performed by Student Painters on the exterior of our home. When we began the selection process we gathered three quotes for the project. After seeing the signs posted for Student Painters we decided to give them a call as well and we are very glad we did! 

John and Tracy DeBenedictis

Alpena, MI

I know the job you did for me was a small one, but Chad and his crew treated it like it was a major one. They put all their hearts into it. They were very nice to me and very respectful of my property. They did a wonderful job and I would recommend you to anyone who needs a job done. I will also call you if I need anything else done. Thank you!

Nancy Krzisnik

Fairfield, OH

We are returning your request regarding a letter of recommendation for our Student Painter experience. We had a wonderful experience from the time the salesman, Michael Plunkett, came to our door, to the completion of the job. The whole experience was much more professional than we have had from painting companies in general. The whole team was very professional and courteous. Everything was explained fully, before they started, so there were no surprises. They fulfilled everything promised and then some. We have already given Michael Plunkett’s name to several of our friends and neighbors.

Rose and Larry Case

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To whom it may concern:


We would like to compliment the Student Painters crew, headed up by Mitchell Menashe, on the way they painted our home in Aurora, Colorado. We are very satisfied. They were professional, clean, and courteous and addressed all of our concerns and questions. We would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family who have exterior painting needs, and wish them the very best in their endeavors to complete their college education.


The Bundys
Aurora, CO

To whom it may concern,


Natalie did everything she promised to do and the work was well done. Great communication and willing to accomodate us. Highly recommended!!


Steve Andrews
North Glenn, CO

Very diligent! They worked at it and worked at it until the job was completed to my satisfaction. I am very pleased with the overall result. Excellent customer service!


Karen Masaoka

Parker, CO


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Please be advised I have used Student Painters. I find them to be an excellent group of young men. They are very professional and very much anxious to please. They didn’t allow a very complicated and difficult house to stand in the way of a first class paint job. Neither did they allow 90+ degree temperatures to interfere with their work. They started on time every morning, they cleaned and put away their equipment every night. At the end of each day, that I might add, usually ended well after 5 o’clock, they checked with me to inquire if there was anything else that I might want them to do. When the work was complete, they placed all the flower pots into their original positions, they hung the shutters and replaced the shutter dogs.

This home improvement project, that could have been a very trying experience for a 70+ year old widow, has been a good experience. My house looks brand new and very up to date.

With young men like these in the world, we do not have to be concerned about the future of our country.


Carole Bale

Acworth, GA


Dear Sir:

We just wanted to let  you know how very impressed we were with the young college students who did some exterior painting for us this summer. They were all very professional, polite, neat in appearance and furthermore did a wonderful job for us. They showed up when they were supposed to and completed the job in a timely manner. In fact we are already planning to get them to do more painting for us when they start in the spring for next year.

I think this is a wonderful program for college students and my husband and I are happy to help support it.


Dolly Swilley

Don L. Swilley



I worked with Andrew London and the crew from Student Painters on painting my house.  It was a really big job that I needed completed in time for a very big family event.  Andrew showed up almost a week ahead of his original commitment date and completed the job after only three days (one of which they could not work because of rain).  The quality of work performed was excellent.  His team did a great job protecting my landscaping and outdoor furniture.  I cant say enough about the company and would recommend them to anyone needing their home painted.  Great costs, great service, and excellent commitment to what they do- that’s Student Painters!




Leslie Jones

I worked with Nick Macuch and he showed up on time as promised.  The estimate was done and the presentation about the company was done as well.  The work was started a day before scheduled for, the workers were very personable, professional and fun, the team added an extra job and josh was gracious about re-arranging his work schedule to accomodate us.  The work was very well done!


Jo-Ellen Catto

Augusta, GA

Our neighbor used your services and we were so impressed with the work we decided to go through you all.  I am extremely happy to say we were not dissapointed.  From initial contact with Kayla, to the day of pressure washing to todays painting it has been an absolute pleasure to have hired these students.  We were also happy our busy schedule was accomodated and Kayla worked to get us scheduled sooner than expected.  Our house looks wonderful with its new coat of paint on the doors and shutters!


Debbie Hand

Tega Cay, SC

Todd was extremely professional and courteous.  He always kept us informed of any changes and worked with our busy schedule.  The entire staff was very polite and helpful.  We will be using Student Painters again in the future and have recommended this company to neighbors.  


The Koblitz Family

Grayson, GA

Nick and his team at Student Painters are a professional, organized, hard working crew.  From the original proposal, to pressure washing, caulking and prepping our home to be painted, they were punctual, courteous and went about their jobs tireleslly.  At inspection, it was hard to find any touch up areas, but they were completed to 100% satisfaction.  This group was a pleasure to work with and they performed quality work to the satisfaction of the customer.  My wife and I love our "new" house and highly recommend Student Painters.  


The Bowman Family

Cumming, GA

Sawyer did a great job selling us on why we should go with him and Student Painters.  He was very professional and friendly.  From day 1 to the day of completion, he was very helpful and timely with his responses.  His team was very positive and hard working.  Solomon was especially hardworking and eager to touch up anything we asked.  Marquis was very upbeat and helpful as well.  I will be referring all of my neighbors to Sawyer and Student Painters.


Jacqueline Barbour

Atlanta, GA

Calvin and his crew were exceptional!  This is based on timeliness, constant communication and courtesy.  The level of preparation prior to painting was a reflection of detail yet to come.  The final product was nothing short of amazing.  These gentleman sprayed and "hand painted" every brick to ensure complete coverage with no overspray.  Don't let the word "student" fool you, they are as much, if not more professional than any company I have ever worked with.  The fact is they clearly took pride in their work led by Calvin, the clear example.


Johnny Cruz

Peachtree City, GA

From start to finish the Student Painters delivered exactly what they said they would do when they said they would do it.  Everyone was courteous, well trained, and hard working.  They were cautious and worked safe and took the proper precautions to protect parts of the house that didn't need to be painted (i.e. brick, driveway).  The job was delivered on time and not a penny over the estimate.  I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.


Rob Merdlinger

Peachtree City, GA

Outstanding job done by Student Painters.  The deck they worked on is beautiful.  The painters were very careful and neat.  Balon did an excellent job as project supervisor, working a smooth operation and dealing with us-the customers- in a very professional and courteous manner.  I would recommend Student Painters without hesitation.


The Meyers Family

Milton, GA

Nick was very professional and polite. He worked hard to ensure our home was painted correctly and his team went well beyond our expectations. We will certainly recommend Nick and Student Painters to others.


James Cash

Grovetown, GA 30813

Jacob and Josh were very easy to work with, very professional and did an excellent job of pressure cleaning my house, siding, and wood trim. Thank you very much!


Alan Black

Athens, GA 30601

Student Painters were hard working and on time every day. They made my house look like new and left everything clean.


Cheryl Gouin

Athens, GA

Our neighbors used your services and we were so impressed with the work that we decided to go through you as well. Extremely happy to say we were not disappointed. From initial contact with Kayla the day of the pressure washing, to today’s painting, it has been an absolute pleasure to have hired these students. We were also happy our busy schedule was accommodated and Kayla worked to get us scheduled sooner than expected. Our house looks wonderful with its new coat of paint on the doors and shutters. The crew was extremely professional and courteous. We are wanting to paint our siding and will be calling in the future.


Debbie Hand

Tega Cay, GA 29708

The entire crew was hardworking and polite. They were eager to tackle the job in the beginning and it carried through to the end. They demonstrated professionalism and pride in their work. Den did a fantastic job as manager/team leader in keeping me informed as to everything going on with the crew. The house looks great!


Carla & Scott Dutton

Peachtree City, GA 30269

Student painters are a hard working lot. They came to the house expecting a single day job. I asked for enough extras that the job took two days. They never flinched at the extras and in the end my house went from one of the worst in the neighborhoods to one of the best looking. I would use them again for future projects and highly recommend them.


Brunson Family

Marietta, GA 30066

Nick and the entire Student Painters team were fantastic. I was a little hesitant in the beginning but they have surpassed my expectations. I would definitely use them again and I have already told some of my neighbors and friends about them. A+ job!


Lisa Barnes-Powell

Cumming, GA 30040

Nick and the crew were very hard working, showed up early, and left late. Very personable! Thank you!


Witzke Family

Cumming, GA 30040

The painters assigned to my project were absolutely wonderful. They did a great job and stayed very late to ensure everything was completed. Their attention to detail was impeccable. They did a great job with time awareness, using every hour wisely. They made this project fun and special for me by keeping me “away” until the “big reveal.” It was really nice of them to indulge me that way which I’m sure kept me from disturbing them while they worked. LOL! Would recommend them anytime.


Funderburg Family

Marietta, GA 30066

Outstanding job! The deck looks beautiful. The painters were very careful and neat. Balon did an excellent job as project supervisor, assuring a smooth experience and dealing with us the customers in a very professional and courteous manner. I would recommend Student Painters without hesitation.


Meyers Family

Milton, GA 30004

Nick and his team at Student Painters are a professional, organized, and hard working crew. From the original proposal, to pressure washing, prepping our home to be painted, they were punctual, courteous, and went about their jobs tirelessly. This group was a pleasure to work with and they performed quality work to the satisfaction of the customer. My wife & I love our “new” house and highly recommend Student Painters.


Mr & Mrs Bowman

Cumming, GA 30040

Sawyer did a great job selling us on why we should go with him and Student Painters. He was very professional and friendly. From day one, to day of completion, he was very helpful and timely with his responses. His team was very positive and hard working. Solomon was especially hard working and eager to touch up anything we asked. Marquis was very upbeat and helpful as well. I will be referring all of my neighbors to Student Painters.


Jacqueline Barbour

Atlanta, GA 30315

Great job! Very professional. Said they would be here at 7:30 and came at 7:10, which was great. They did a good clean up as well. I would recommend them to anyone.


Tommy Griffen

Easley, SC 29642

Will is an exceptional business manager and rep. Overall, nice work by the crew. The efficiency they showed was much appreciated. I will endorse Student Painters to my circle of friends!


Cox Family

Clemson, SC 29631

Student Painters were very professional and took great strides in making sure the job was done right. It took a little longer than anticipated but was due to the age of our home. Kayla did a great job of keeping us informed. Not only was the job done right, but they wall had worked hard. My neighbors remarked at how great the job looked!


Jason Perry

York, SC 39745

From start to finish the Student Painters delivered exactly what they said they would do when they said they would do it. Everyone was courteous, well trained, and hard working. They were cautious, worked safe, and took the proper precaution to project parts of the house not needing paint. The job was delivered on time and not a penny over our estimate. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.


Rob Merdlinger

Peachtree City, GA 30269

Jacob was very knowledgeable, personable, and courteous. He answered all of our questions, was prompt and reliable. Each painter was friendly and respectful. I would recommend to friends looking for painters.


Carol Ashmore

Athens, GA 30606

The painters were very cooperative and eager to please. Equipment was put away at the end of each day. Work began on the estimated start date and ended on the estimated finish date. The job looks great, thanks!


Joe Turner

Seneca, SC 29672

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To Whom It May Concern,


It is with great pleasure that I am recommending Student Painters. We would like to thank them for the professionalism and expertise with which the team painted the exterior of our house. From the prep work to completion, the team of student painters approached the job with resolve, a positive, friendly disposition, and kept to the daily schedules that had been agreed to. The students were a pleasure to have around. Any issues were promptly addressed to our complete satisfaction. Again, it was a pleasure to work with the students. We wish each of them success in their future business endeavors. If you have any questions regarding their performance, please feel free to call.


Sincerely yours,
David Gornstein
O’Fallon, IL

To Whom It May Concern:


This Spring I noticed that the 10 x 8′ metal shed in my backyard was in desperate need of new paint. The hard winter caused the roof to blister and the paint to peel off. I had contacted a professional painter who was asking for quite a bit of money.

Luckily, as I was driving through town running errands, I saw the Student Painters sign in the front yard of a local business. I immediately pulled over and copied down the phone number. I was familiar with another company who uses college students to paint as I had them paint my exterior woodwork about 10 years ago. They did a good job so I figured I’d give you a try.

I called the number and very shortly after that a very pleasant, knowledgeable young man came to look at my shed and give me an estimate. We set up an appointment for the students to come and start working. They cleaned and sanded the shed and then painted it. I did not have to be home for them to come and work. However, I was home part of the time. They took care to clean up any mess and the painting was neat and met with my approval. They were careful to get the exact colors of paint that I wanted. The price was reasonable for the paint and the work, and I enjoyed talking to these young men while they were working. They were dressed appropriately, pleasant, and tried getting my shed done in the time allotted, although the weather did not cooperate several times over the 2-3 days. I am extremely happy with the young men, they job they did, and the price I had to pay. I would most definitely recommend Student Painters to my friends and family. I will call again if I ever have any outdoor painting needs.


A satisfied customer,
Sherry Fletcher
Highland, IL

Dear Mr. Acorn,


I had a few of your painters on my premise this summer. All were professional, courteous, and tidy. A special remark about John King. He was a pleasure to interact with—professional and well organized in his presentation. He represents you well!


Paula Hellige
Western Springs, IL

We were very pleased with the work done for us earlier this summer by Student Painters. Ryan Bukowiecki, branch manager and his crew were very efficient and professional in their work. They cleaned and stained our deck, painted the railing and stained two benches. They were very pleasant to deal with. We recommend them.


David and Sandra Gobert
Carterville, IL

Dear Student Painters:


We would like to take this opportunity to praise the young men who painted our house. They are polite, prompt, friendly, and work well on the job. They did a really nice job for us and we appreciate it immensely. We will recommend them to our friends and have already recommended them to our neighbors.


Bon and Freda Berry
Edwardsville IL

Dear Mr. Acorn


This letter is to advice you I was completely happy with the cleaning work done on my home this spring. After speaking on the telephone with Landon, I requested that he come to the house and perform work for me consisting of cleaning a large exterior, end wall of my home. This was vinyl siding which had developed a lot of moldy spots—I believe this was on the north side. Even though this was not a large project, Landon knew it was important to me and assured me e would do a thorough job.

Typically, I keep a close eye on people who are working on my home, but somehow I just knew that that would not be necessary with Landon. He patiently answered all my questions ahead of time, and told me what to expect from his services. He was quite professional and I felt very confident that he would take care of the problem for me. He had to get on a tall ladder to reach into the peak of that wall. I was happy that he did not condone the unnecessary use of chemicals. The wall looks beautifully clean now.

Rest assured you have a fine employee Landon. I was impressed with the overall presentation and also the completed work. I will definitely keep you in mind for future projects. Thank you!!


Sandy Wilson
Troy, IL


I would like to thank Student Painters, and in particular Ted Pierce for the excellent job they recently completed on our bedroom.


The workmanship was excellent as well as the attitude and professionalism of Mr. Pierce. He not only performed the painting very well but assisted my wife in an incident that happened with the neighbors dogs and put himself at risk in the process.


He is an excellent representative of your company and we wish to offer our gratitude and thanks for the job well done and especially the extra effort in resolving a tense situation.


Bob and Liz Hemmer
Fairview Heights, IL

To Whom it May Concern:


We decided to use Student Painters to paint our son’s trailer because we knew the family of Bryson Weaver and trusted his workmanship. we were not disappointed. Bryson spent a lot of time figuring the job, prepping the trailer, and with his team doing the work. Bryson came early and stayed late and was very conscientious about the painting.

Thank you for the opportunity to praise Bryson and his team!


Cinda Stocks
Moweaqua, IL

Subject: Reference Letter


In May of 2012 Jon Lehman and his crew of painters from Cape Girardeau, MO painted my house. Their work was excellent. I was particularly impressed with the professionalism they demonstrated in all aspects of their work. jon was very conscientious in keeping me informed about what they were doing. He always called in advance to let me know when they would arrive to work and then showed up as they had promised. The work was done correctly and in a timely manner.

The workers on this team were all nice young folks who were all students pursuing interesting academic majors. Each was interesting person to meet and chat with. I would highly recommend the Student Painters organization to anyone needing their house painted.


John H. Summey
Carbondale, IL

Dear Lee,


Thank you for GREAT work that you and your crew did power washing and painiting my shed.I was especially impressed by the attention you gave to the inspection of the completed work. You found some small misses and you were right on getting them taken care of! Your crew was neat and cordial and they cleaned up the areas they worked in as well.


Thanks Lee, for a JOB WELL DONE!!



Dan Glatz,
St. Joseph, IL

Dear Student Painters,


We are pleasantly pleased with the work of the Student Painters staff. The group did just what we needed to be completed. They washed, scraped and re-stained two decks for us, and did a minimal amount of trim paint on the house. The price for the work was reasonable and having it done in a timely manner and so well was greatly appreciated. When asked if they could put another coat of stain on the floors, it wasn’t a problem, price was negotiated and the job was completed to our satisfaction. We have received many nice compliments on the work and have passed along the name of your business. Should we need further painting done, we will give you a call.


Thank you,

Leonard Craft
Liberty, IL

Dear Mr. Acorn:


Student Painters recently completed painting and staining the woodwork across the front of my house, including three garage doors and trim, window and door trim, and extensive support pillars, a job that lasted most of three days. Brian, my student manager, did an excellent job of discussing the work to be done, document signing, scheduling, keeping me informed and following up. The crew consisted of 2 or 3 young men each day, not necessarily the same ones, but all were polite and good workers, and they did a fine job. I would not hesitate to use them again in the future.


Steve Alfred
Peoria, IL


To Whom it May Concern:


This is to recommend Carlos Benedict, who was in charge of the crew who painted my house late June of this year. We are very pleased with the results. Carols was an excellent supervisor, gave training as needed, and checked all the work. he and his assistant styaed several hours after the basic painting was completed, and did all the touch-up work that we requested on the final inspections. We felt that the estimate that Carlos gave us was fair, and he explained what went into the estimate and what quality of paint we would be getting. The final bill was exactly the amount of the initial estimate.



Stan Johnson
Carbondale, IL


To Whom it May Concern:


In March of 2015 I found a flyer in my front door from Alex Jackman for Student Painters.  I was not planning to have my house painted but was so impressed with his credentials, I kept it.  In April I had some of the wood outside replaced and the carpenter said my house should be painted and to not wait too long.  I got the flyer and called Alex.  We set up an appointment and he called on that day to confirm.  He came over on time , with a nice smile, and shook my hand.  I told him what I wanted and he then did a very detailed estimate.  He went over everything on the estimate and asked if I had any questions.  I accepted his proposal. 


In June Alex called and asked if his crew could start the following week.  Alex came and power washed the house and a few days later Anthony and two other young men came and started the prep work and after that the painting.  They were professional, neat, and polite, and they did a great job.  Alex checked in to see if everything was to my satisfaction, and it was.  


I highly recommend Alex and his crew with Student Painters. I have had a few other, older, painters over the years and Alex and his crew did as good as or even better.


Very Sincerely,


Phyllis Petersen




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Dear Mr. Acorn,


I am writing to express our satisfaction and gratitude to Josh Meier and his team of painters for the work they recently completed on our home. Josh was very conscientious and provided excellent customer service throughout the entire process. From doing the estimate, to helping us select the right colors, to completing the work. He always did what he said he would do and showed a genuine concern for getting everything right. We are very pleased with the completed work. By that I mean the house looks great!


Thank you very much.


Best Wishes,
Jason Wilber
Bloomington, IN

Dear Sir,


Your Student Painters’ did a good job for me. They were all courteous young men who did a very good job. They were prompt and called if our plans changed in any way. Scott Chemma was friendly, efficient, and did an excellent job for the company. I have recommended the group to several of my friends. Thank you for the excellent service these boys provide.


Mrs. Cain
Valparaiso, IN


To Whom It May Concern,


This Spring we hired Student Painters to paint our shed. They were prompt, thorough, neat, and very professional. They did an excellent job and I am gladly referring them to friends and neighbors.


Nancy Vassar
Franklin, IN


Dear Sir,


Your Student Painters’ did a good job for me. They were all courteous young men who did a very good job. They were prompt and called if our plans changed in any way. Scott Chemma was friendly, efficient, and did an excellent job for the company. I have recommended the group to several of my friends. Thank you for the excellent service these boys provide.


Mrs. Cain
Valparaiso, IN


To Whom It May Concern,


I would like to express my gratitude for the services of The Student Painters. I employed them in 2013 and again in 2015. The painters I contracted were under the management of Spenser Suski. I have so appreciated this young man's management skills and training of his crews. When I first employed them, my husband had just passed. All of these things were relatively new to me having had a husband who took care of the maintenance issues. Spenser was alwayers there for me to advise me on the replacement of boards above the upper floor before they could paint, caulking in areas that needed it and other problems. His crew also painted my garage which was more than what they expected. Everything was done in precision, efficiency and always on time. No one slacked. There was never any foul language used. Every crew member including Spenser was curteous, helpful, and hauled heavy things not under contract for them to do concerning the garage. They were all a life saver and reinforced in me great hope in our future generation of workers.


I would like to also express my gratitude for the many conversations Spenser and I shared, not just about painting but life, school, and future. I found him genuine, sincere, and interested in with whom he talked. Even while walking through our community when I would see him, he never failed to make a point to stop and talk with me. At the end of summer, I found a hammer on my steps from Spenser apologizing for the lost hammer they borrowed from me. I'm not even sure if that was the case, there was so much going on, but he made it a point to purchase a new one for me just in case it had been accidentally taken in the clean up. Impeccable honesty is rare now a days, so this only endeared Spenser more to me than ever. He is likeable, genuine, sincere and capable of succeeding in whatever he decides to do in life.


This year reemploying them was no exception to the first year. Again, a new crew but the same skilled training from their manager provided the confidence to expect another good job well done. And so it proved true. Hats off to all the Student Painters. Hats off to Spenser and to those who are managing him. In the future I hope to employ them and will know I'll receive the same good service as before.




Sher Wolf

Granger, IN


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To whom it may concern,


I have been very impressed with Taylor Hafling and the entire crew. Student Painters should be proud to have these young men working for them. The management of Student Painters should also be praised for hiring young people who have the character they they have.Thank you for calling on my wife and me.



Mr. and Mrs. Wosoba

Louisville, KY

To whom it may concern,


Chris was very professional and courteous! He was prompt in returning calls and made sure we knew what to expect with weather delays and timing. We are very satisfied with the job they all did! I would absolutely recommend him and Student Painters to my friends. 



Marci Matthews

Jeffersontown, KY

We were very pleased with the overall performance of the crew in refinishing our deck. It looks great! Cassie, Amber and Connor worked so hard in completing this job in a timely manner. They were so polite and courteous. They were also friendly. It was a pleasure meeting them. Their work ethic was exemplary.



Russel Gadd

Louisville, KY

Very hard working and did a great job of quality work on our external and deck. We are very pleased with the overall experience. Thanks


Daniel Ebert

Burlington, KY 41005

Great, respectful crew. Addressed all concerns to my satisfaction.


Scott Light

Burlington, KY 41005

Painters were focused and diligent while working, and accomplished what was assigned to them nicely. We are very pleased


Michael & Karen Hermann

Covington, KY 41011

The boys did a great job. They showed up when promised. I was impressed


Tom Brinker

Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

They worked very hard and did a wonderful job. We are very pleased and would definitely recommend them.


Mildred Hedrick

Villa Hills, KY 41017

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To Whom It May Concern,


This letter is to recommend Mr. Burtless-Creps as a capable and proficient business leader for his undertaking as a Student Painters Manager.

Sean was very pleasant to work with on the project for which his team was employed for our home. He was extremely professional throughout all our interactions and was impressive in his communication about the plan, completion, and follow-up review of our contract.

We were very pleased with the timeliness and outcome of the project under Sean’s management. We would confidently recommend him to others as a competent and very pleasant young gentleman with whom we would be pleased to employ for future projects.


Timothy J. Dunn
Adrian, MI

Student Painters Customer,


Anyone who paints a house these days wonders if he/she should hire one the the dozens of commercial painting companies hitting their mail and doorknobs or risk hiring a “student painter”. Our house was not an easy project. The house is older, on the lake with wind beaten siding, chimney, fence, shed cover, and obstacles like height, cables, and many windows. John Bonzelaar sold himself and the job during the bidding process. I must say, John, the Student Painter contractor, was impressive, timely, detailed, and in control. I have been an academic dean in my life and this crew was hard-working, customer conscious, and fun to be around. They met their schedule and were responsive to the add-ons. Couldn’t be more pleased and proud of this experience.


Dave and Jane Armstrong
Holland, MI

Dear Mr. Acorn,


I know the job you did for me was a small one, but Chad and his crew treated it like it was a major one. They put all their hearts into it. They were very nice to me and very respectful of my property. They did a wonderful job and I would recommend you to anyone who needs a job done. I will also call you if I need anything else done. Thank you!


Nancy Krzisnik
Alpena, MI

Dear Kris Shafer and Student Painters,


There was so much going on when you were painting my house that I never really had a chance to tell you how pleased I was at the way your crew handled the project. From the day when a young woman came to my door to see if I wanted to have my house painted (I did) to the day when the workers packed up their brushes and other tools at the end of the work, everything seemed to go very smoothly.

My impressions of you are all positive.  I didn’t see anyone wasting time, and all of you seemed to know what to do. I had been told that the job would take about three days. In actuality, the project from start to finish took less than two days. My friends and neighbors were surprised at how rapidly you painters completed the work. People have asked how to contact the painters. I say to visit their website. I was told that the students in many cases are working to pay for their college education, to complete internship programs, and to enhance their resumes. The workers were friendly and polite. Several of my neighbors, seeing how quickly my house paint was updated, hired them for future paint jobs. Now, as I drive around my small village, I am pleased to see signs put up by the Student Painters.



Jill McFarlane
Traverse City, MI

To Whom It May Concern,


My recent experience dealing with Chet Sadowski from the Student Painter organization was outstanding.   Chet was professional, courteous and personable and he listened closely to my concerns and needs.  He made thoughtful suggestions and enlightened me with his knowledge of the entire process from quoting to clean-up.   Although we elected to put off our job for another year or two, we definitely plan to contact Chet and the Student Painters again.  I would recommend to anyone that they contact Student Painters before making their final decision on their painting job.



Blake Berger
Waterford, MI

To Whom It May Concern:


A crew of Student Painters have been at our house since early morning. They exhibit diligence, persistence, skill and patience. We are hapy to have contracted them to paint windows, decks, screens and storm windows. We feel confident recommending them for anyone considering them for painting work.



Marilyn & Jay O’Neil
Petoskey, Michigan

Dear Student Painters,


Jesse and his crew did a great job. the house looks great!! I would have them again. The price was reasonable. your business gives good training for young workers. Hope you will get more business in the Cadillac agea. Good luck in the future.



Roger Anderson
Cadillac, Michigan

Attn: S. Acorn,


It was my pleasure to hire Student Painters this 2012 summer. Very professional college student, Brad Murphy, paid me a visit and looked over the job and what I expected. Quoted in writing on location as we picked a date for completion.

Yes they met our deadline date even with the month of June’s rainy days. The job was completed on time, what we expected, with excellent clean up, and a nice completed finished job.

I’ve posted their card on my bulletin board here at work and would recommend these young people to anyone in our area. Thank you.



J. Phelps
Harbor Springs, Michigan

To Whom it May Concern:


I have used Student Painters on two seperate occasions and I could not be more pleased. My most recent job was managed by Nick Territo and I could not have asked for a more professional job. I was extremely happy with every detail. I will continue to use Student Painters in the future and will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.



Kay Throne
Macomb, Michigan

Steve Acorn:


A note to let you know that John Doyle and his crew did an excellent job of staining our house. They were efficient, hardworking, timely and skilled in performing the job. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again.



Joe Roberts
Midland, Michigan

Mr. Acorn,


Student Painters painted a house that we own in Grand Rapids, Michigan during a few days during this past summer. Every time we see the house we are so happy with the work that was done. All of the work was neat and the clean up was very thorough. Nick did an excellent job of anticipating any areas of difficulty and all of the painters followed the specific directions that we had agreed upon. I would highly recommend Student Painters to anyone who is considering having their house painted.



Marti MacArthur
Grand Rapids, MI

My wife and I recently hired Flavio Castelli with Student Painters to paint the interior of our home. He returned calls right away and went out of his way to accommodate our busy schedules. He was very punctual for our initial meeting early on a Saturday morning. We knew right away we were in good hands by his professionalism. As for the work done on our house, he did a beautiful job! He had great insight on colors and how to use them throughout the house. We wound up taking a lot of his advice and are glad we did. We are already brainstorming some future ideas so we can hire him again next year.

Thanks, Student Painters, for hiring and training such wonderful employees. Our experience was an absolute pleasure. I have already referred Flavio to another friend!



Mike and Darlene
Macomb Township, Michigan

Just wanted to drop a note to tell you how impressed my husband and I were with the Student Painters who worked at our house this spring.I have lots of perennials all around the house and I was quite concerned with all the foot traffic and ladders that would be all around where my plants are. And then, a robin decided to build a nest in the crab tree right next to the house. By the time the boys started on the project, 2 eggs had hatched and 2 more eggs were on the verge.

Well, my worries were totally unnecessary as all my plants survived and the baby robins-all 4 of them-grew up and left the nest!

We chose the color stain we wanted from a large choice of samples and they did an excellent job of painting. No messes at all! They went the extra mile with a mildew issue we had and still completed the job on time.

We would definitely recommend them to anyone considering painting/staining their home.


Sandy and Bob Jozwiak
Bay City, Michigan


We would like to thank Daniel again for a job especially well done.


To Whom It May Concern,


 I am writing to share my second experience with Student Painters.  Seven to ten years ago, Student Painters did a great job painting the outside of our house.  This year, we decided to call on your company again to do the job.  Once again, they did another fantastic job!  We are extremely pleased with the results, as well as the reasonable costs.  Being on a tight budget, we are very appreciative that we are able to receive superior work wihtout outlandish costs.  Daniel Fuller, the branch manager, was professional, courteous, and dependable.  We scheduled an approximate date, and they actually were able to do the job earlier.  If I wasn't at home, Daniel would call me with updates.  Daniel and his team worked diligently to complete the quality job in a timely manner.  It is truly refreshing to have a team of people who care about your home, and put forth their best effort.


Without hesitation, I will recommend Student Painters, as I have already done so, and will hire Student Painters for future jobs.




Maribeth Ruedisueli

Troy, MI

Dear Student Painters,


A Student Painters crew worked on various projects at my home in the late spring of this year.  The projects included caulking needed areas and painting the walls and trim on my shed, power washing my house, sanding and painting Bilco doors attached to my house, and painting my screened-in porch including the screen trim and privacy slats.


This was my first experience with Student Painters and the crew did outstanding work.  They were all professional, friendly, very conscientious and tidy.  The Branch Managr, Dennis Schneider, gave a fair quote that included all paint and supplies.  He was courteous, reliable, established a time frame upfront, kept me informed on progress, and was knowledgeable on all aspects of my projects.


I am writing to give the highest recommendation to Student Painters and would be happy to have a crew do work for me again.




Kathy A. Roschek

Dear Steve Acorn,


I just wanted to let you know how satisfied I was with the work carried out by Student Painters.  I dealt with Matt Haelterman who was extremely professional, poilite and courteous.  The young men power washed, scraped and sanded my deck, then painted it.  It looks great and I would have no hesitation recommending them to others.


Yours sincerely,


Jayne Davidson

Dear Mr. Acorn:


I am writing to let you know how impressed we are with the professionalism of the painting crew who has just finished painting our house.  Mr. Beck was here every morning to help the crew get set for painting.  He answered our questions and followed up with us throughout the project.  We are very pleased with the quality of the job they did and even more impressed with the level of professionalism that each member of the crew displayed.  They took great care to protect landscape plants and were meticulous in their clean up after scraping.  Overall we are impressed and are very pleased with the finished project. 



Maria L Lott

Very professional and worked hard, wanted me to be happy!  Recommend definitely to other!


Todd Marino

Saginaw 48603

This is the second time using Student Painters for our exterior of our house hard workers and the do a professional job. We have already received a lot of compliments by our neighbors on what a great job they have done.


Oscar Gomez

Macomb 48042

Very hard working, and addressed any concerns and fixed all areas without questions.


Anthony Calapoi

Macomb 48042

Courteous and clean, hardworking.


Tim Cosleiu

Clinton Twp. 48038

Excellent work, great price, will definitely recommend to others.


We Li

Troy 48098

Staff worked hard the final project was more than I hoped, impressed with manager Matt Wawiernia. Explained the estimate and the time to complete the job, impressed with his crew. Matt is a very exceptional young man, he is a credit to the company.


Mary R. Pohl

Westphalia 48894

Matt is a very energetic leader, friendly. The crew seemed like they genuinely cared about the work they were doing. Great job and great value, will recommend!


Kim Hess

Eagle 48822

Enjoyed our experience with this fine crew. We are a large museum in a small town all the work and workers were highly visible and positively accepted by all. We plan on helping to advertise this summer on the building.


New Baltimore Historical Society

New Baltimore 48047

On time, did a great job! All staff was very friendly and courteous.


Susan Hackel

Curran 48728

It was nice dealing with please attitudes and the courteousness. I appreciated the ability to do a ‘walk through’ and paint on spots missed and the production manager being very respectful and eager to make sure it was to my satisfaction.


Thomas Lampert

Howell 48843

Very good work and super nice guys! Appreciate the hard work!


Jeremy & Kim Cheaney

Howell 48843

The painters were all very respectful and conscientious with wonderful attitudes. They kept returning to the house until we were satisfied.


Bryan and Eaton Brown

Birmingham 48099

Nice job! Very conscientious, neat, prompt!


Steve Howald

Franklin 48025

Great crew of painters and greatly satisfied.


Gary Bain

Wyandotte 48129

The student painters were friendly, efficient and did a great job.


Jenny Gutmad

Bloomfield 48323

Crew was prompt, timely and thoughtful about keeping things neat. I would recommend them to others.


Emily Malek

Macomb 48042

Great 5 guys, very courteous and hard working! Already recommended to my neighbor and they are getting a quote. Work in the real estate business and will highly recommend this group of guys in our area!


Shana Rea

Rochester Hills 48309

Dear Students;


I am extremely pleased with the job you have done painting my home, It is such a beautiful job and I get many compliments. 


I will and I have recommended anyone to hire you for the job. It was a job exceedingly well done. Best of luck to you all!





June Johnson

Ypsilanti, MI

Dear Steve,


Thank you very much for the nice letter.


The "Student Painters" company has done an amazing job over the years, and has given college students great opportunities to hone their skills, earn money and gain the respect of their community!


Alex and Ethan did a great job power washing and painting our pergola. They were very professional, neat, and timely!


We have already highly recommended you and your staff.



Paula Herschelman

Dear Student Painters,


This summer I hired your painters to paint my garage and an attached portch that was my main focus; I wanted it to turn out just right, and it did! The manager, Travis Ambrosio, was professional and gave me confidence that he would make sure I was satisfied. He came back later to touch up some spots I found after they were done, and I'm quite pleased with the result. An impressive young man, for sure.


Best regards, 


Kyle Pierce

Parchment, MI

Dear Student Painters,


I am writing to express my gratitude and satisfaction after having my home painted.


The team who painted my home, led by Makayla Wyly, was absolutely amazing. Makayla was very professional during my consultation and I instantly was impressed. Her smile lit up the room, her knowledge about the process was impeccable, and I was certainly going to have her paint my home. 


The appointment was set for the end of June and to my surprise, she was able to get to me early. I was excited and ready. Makayla and her team took perfect care of my home and went the extra mile by painting my garage door. Everything she promised was complete. They did an AWESOME JOB! She even came back a few days later to make sure I was satisfied. CUSTOMER SERVICE AT ITS FINEST!


I promised I would write this letter during the summer and just didn't have time. But this morning I went outside to just look at my home -IT STANDS OUT FROM THE REST- because of my paint job!


I am grateful for the service, the attention to detail, and the smiles. Thank you for a great job. I will refer everyone I know and gladly tell how I enjoyed the service.


I appreciate your hard work and wish you well in your business




Robin Wooten

Westland, MI

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Your complete organization is very professional and hard working! So happy to have found them.



Nancy Piper

Winona, MN

The painters were very professional. They completed the job quickly and efficiently despite hot and sticky conditions.



Carolyn and Edward Furley

St. Joseph, MN

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To Student Painters,


We had Student Painters come to our house and give us an estimate. Jacob Hedlund was the manager of the project and presented himself very professionally. Student Painters bid for the work wasn’t the lowest, but we felt they would do a fine job and this would help them financially with their schooling.

They did a very good job and we would call them again if we needed additional painting.


Bill Bowen
O’Fallon, MO

To Whom it May Concern:


We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Patrick Murphy and the crew of Student Painters that did such a marvelous job on our house this past Spring. Patrick was totally professional and reliable during every step of the process—from explaining the quote, providing color choices, getting started on the job and overseeing his crew.


Upon completion of the job, Patrick took care of all final touch-ups, and would not consider the job done until we were completely satisfied. He even touch-up one or two minor areas that we did not include in the original bid. We most heartily gave him an A+ rating. I would highly recommend Student Painters no matter how big or small the job. Our house is a four bedroom, two story, all wood sided house—a major job by an measurable standard. The quality of the work was exceptional, the workers were all professional and the job was completed for the agreed upon price. (which, although we are not always prone to take the low bid, was in fact the lowest).


Finally, as a testament of the job they did, more than once we have had people stop the car as they drove past our house to tell how nice it looked, and ask who did the work. Please feel free to use us as a reference for any future potential customers of Patrick’s and Student Painters.


Tim and Linda Doyle
Kirkwood, MO

Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to have engaged Student painters here at the Perr Counry Sheriff’s Office. We found the students quite willing, indeed eager, to work. They took all appropriate safety measures and finished the jobs in good time.

Considering that they are college students helping to pay for their school, the professional job they did, and the low cost they provided the labor and supplies for, I would highly recommend this group to anyone.



Gary J. Schaaf
Sherriff, Perry County
Perryville, MO

To Whom It May Concern:


Student Painters did a really great job on our deck this summer. It was very no nonsense and the price was right. We are very happy with the work, the price, and the guys who actually did the work.


Tom and Shari Zychinski
St. Louis, MO

We had our house painted in May of 2012 by Student Painters. At the time of the initial bid, we were told to expect painters to start work on our house in May, and they were true to their word. Our house is 30 years old and only had the original paint on it. Student Painters took great care of prepping the house, and even told us of window frames that were rotting and needing replacement. They told us they would paint those windows last in order to give us the opportunity to fix them. They verified with us that the color paint they would purchase was the same as the original coat before starting the job. That was no easy task since the color was 30 years old and very faded on the house itself.


The manager of the job was very particular that no spots were missed ( it was essentially a white color of paint and hard to tell in the bright sunshine whether coverage was complete). He had the crew come back in the early morning when the house was shaded to double check that the coat color and application was even. He was not satisfied even when I could not tell of any discrepanies in the paint job. I could not ask for a more conscientious individual, especially in this day and age of rare customer service. The manager was professional and polite and, at all times, was concerned that I was completely satified.


The crew worked quickly and efficiently and completed my house in no time at all. They cleaned up after themselves each night and stored their equipement out of the way while on the job. They did not leave my yard a mess when finished.

I would recommend Student Painters to anyone wanting their house painted.



Elizabeth Price
Harrisonville, MO

Dear Mr Acorn:


Yes, I was most satisfied with the work of the Student Painters. I found all the team members to be very polite and eager to work. After both days of painting my house, they clearn-up there equipment and left the area around my house very neat. I would use them again, and I would not hesitate to recomment Student Painters



John H. Orem
Genevieve, MO

Dear Student Painters,


We were very pleased and satisfied with the work that your group of young men did on our house. We had them power wash the house siding, and everything was done to our satisfaction. Paul McCaughey was the group leader and was very professional i nsetting up the appointment and finishing the job quickly.

We wish all the students good luck in their future endeavors and studies. May God bless you, too, as you pursue your life’s goals.

Thank you!



David and Camilla Bruemmer
Kirkwood, MO

To Whom It May Concern:


Following a bad hail stom this past April, I needed work done on my house and deck to repair the damage done by the storm. I contracted Student Painters and could not have been more pleased with the results. Monica Horton came and gave me a description of the work that would be needed and an extremely reasonable price for Student Painters to do the job.

The painting and staining was done exactly as promised, despite the extra effort needed to remove the lead-base paint that was on my house. Extra caution was taken to remove the lead-base paint in accordance with EPA regulations. the job took half a day longer than anticipated because the paint had to be removed by hand rather than power washed, and it was several layers old. I thought one and a half days was more reasonable for so much work.

I am beyond satisfied with the work ethic of all of the young people who worked on the job. They were professional, neat, and obviously took pride in doing a good job. Monica made sure that I was always kept informed of their progress, and discussed all activities with me.

I would recommend Student Painters to anyone who needs a professional paint job done at very reasonable prices. I will definitely use Student Painters for any future painting jobs I might need.



Debbie Allen
St. Charles, MO

To James Smith,


Thank you for a job well done. You and your crew did exactly as you promised when staining our deck. You arrived timely, your work was very professional and the entire crew was so poilte. I would recommend the “Student Painters” to anyone who needs an affordable, professional paint job.



Sandy Ellison
St. Charles, MO

To whom this may concern:


I wanted to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the great job the two guys did on painting the trim on my house this June. They were very professional, had great work ethic….called and scheduled appointments, made the appointments on time, were very courteous, did an excellent paint job and cleaned up after they were finished. I would be happy to recommend your painters in the future



Marilyn Hale
Pleasant Hill, MO

To whom it may concern:


I had been thinking about painting my house for some time. It was a horrid color and it was chipping and flaking, looking terrible. I already had colors in mind and what I wanted to do. I came home from work one and found a hang tag on my door from Student Painters and read it and called. Josh came over and talked with me and walked the house with me. I was impressed with what he saying to me. I felt that his crew would do a good job. I knew that they would be thorough and do it ‘right’. They did. I was not disappointed. Black trim was one of my colors and I knew that it would be very hard to work with. They did wonderful.  My gutters, downspouts, vents, window trim, garage trim. I got close up too, went over my house with a fine tooth comb. Anything that I found, they fixed. It came out excellent.

People actually drove by and said how good it looked. I will pay myself on the back a little here; I chose a wonderful color scheme. I love my house! Love it!!! It looks like a new  home. Every time that i turn onto my street and see my home, I have an instant smile on my face.

Thank you Student Painters and you definitely have my recommendation. I have already bragged. An added bonus for me was, I knew I was helping students with their tuition fees. These kids hold high GPA’s as well. they hold up good grades and work hard on the side. That is character!



Michelle Creson
Springfield, MO

Mr. Burke,


Good afternoon.  I just wanted to send you a quick note expressing how pleased we are with the results of Jimmy Smith and his team at Student Painters.

From our first meeting with Jimmy through our final walk-around last Sunday, he remained committed, professional and focused on making certain our expectations had been met.   The weather proved to be quite challenging this Spring; however, the job was completed efficiently along with the workmanship we had been guaranteed.  Since completion, we have received numerous compliments on our home and have been solicited for Jimmy’s contact information by friends and neighbors alike.

Jimmy is a very dedicated manager and made our experience very satisfying and rewarding.  We appreciate his hard work and will consider Student Painters in the future should the need arise.



Jason Lilly & Ashlee McDillon
St. Charles MO

Dear Mr. Acorn:


We were very happy with the work that was done for us by the Student Painters. We had our house power washed, the deck power washed, and the deck stained.

The weather was not very cooperative, but Brock Gettemeier, who was the lead person on the project, was very good about getting in touch with us and letting us know when he would be here. There was also a problem with the power washer, but Brock handled the situation very well. Brock and his assistant, Tommy, were very dedicated when they arrived. They stayed late one evening to get the power washing done.

Brock and Tommy were very efficient when it came to staining the deck. I have to say it was a very hot day and they just kept at it. Brock had to leave now and then to check on other projects, Tommy kept on working and Brock would return and jump right back in to help. Again, they stayed late that evening until they got the work done. They kept their work area neat and picked everything up when they left.

Not only was their work good- but they are both very nice young men. Brock was very professional in the way he handled the paperwork side of the job. We would call them again for another project and be happy to recommend them to others.


Terri Komosny
Chesterfield, MO

To Whom It May Concern:


I hired the Student Painters under the leadership of Ms. Christine Chow to power-wash my two-story house and paint the front porch (the rest of the house is covered with vinyl siding). The job was completed in a timely manner and the house looks great!

In the past I have completed this job myself. My house is 137 years old, so working on it can be a miserable chore. The Student Painters were prompt, polite and neat; the completed job exceeded my expectations. Also in the past I have contracted with another entrepreneurial “student” group to paint my porch. This group was inefficient and used cheap paint which peeled, with no guarantee provided.

If it hadn’t been for Christine Chow’s positive, efficient sales techniques, I never would have engaged another “student” group. For every problem that I had had with the first group, Ms. Chow had an answer: cheap paint- Sherwin Williams paint; no guarantee- guaranteed for a year; painted when it was too hot, causing bubbling and peeling- painted when promised, late May, temperature appropriate; too costly- less expensive than I had thought it would be.

All said, the work completed on my house by Student Painters under the leadership of Christine Chow was a very positive experience that I would recommend to my neighbors and friends.



Susan Perez

Responded to suggestions and requests. We’re very pleased with Student Painters, and especially the manager, Michael Ingenthron.


Nancy Pethit

To whom it may concern:


I contracted Ken Hansell and his crew to paint the exterior of my home.  The areas of the home they worked on were the entire exterior, trim, and shutters.  Ken and his team were reliable, courteous and communicated with me very well throughout the process of working on my home.  My home looks excellent and the service I received from Ken was great.  I would recommend Ken Hansell and Student Painters to anyone in the Charleston, SC area that is looking for a contractor to work on their home.  These young men were a pleasure to work with and have the experience to do a great job.



Marg Cantwell



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Dear Mr. Acorn,


My wife and I would like to tell you how pleased we are with the job performed by Student Painters on the exterior of our home. When we began the selection process we gathered three quotes for the project. After seeing the signs posted for Student Painters we decided to give them a call as well and we are very glad we did!


After our initial meeting with Sean Hamacher we were already impressed with the focus and professionalism he displayed. He provided a list of references which we checked out thoroughly to find each one had high recommendations on the work provided. We were also intrigued by the philosophy behind the organization.


Here we are “post project” and we could not be more pleased. We found them to be a very professional and hard working group. They were here every day bright and early and worked hard until days end. They did not walk away from the project until we were completely satisfied.

You should be very proud to have Sean Hamacher as your Branch Manager. He is dedicated to your program and showed good leadership skill with his crew.

Please feel free to add us to his list of references. We will gladly share our positive views on every aspect of the experience.

Again, thank you for a job well done!


John and Tracy DeBenedictis
Winston-Salem, NC

To Whom it May Concern,


My wife and I had the pleasure of contracting to do business with Tom Walker III of Student Painters. He approached us in March of this year and told us about his franchise. We were in need of the services he offered (exterior painting, house washing, and deck cleaning and painting) so we were intrigued by the concept.


As we spent time that day with Tom, he appeared to be a very forthright, honest, and diligent individual. We liked the concept of helping “trained” college students earn money in this fashion, so we agreed to terms.

In early June, as we’d agreed, Tom contacted us to make sure we were still “a go,” which we were. He came out several days before the start of the job just to go over all of the work which we had agreed upon. He was very professional in his demeanor and we were excited to get the project underway.

The following Monday, several of his crew members arrived (even earlier than promised) and got right to work. They diligently worked all day and stayed until well after 5 PM. They finished up our job several days later and Tom spent a good deal of time going over the scope of work to make sure that we were satisfied, which we were.


Tom did a fine job of managing and supervising his crew and they all were well mannered, eager to work, and maintained a clean workspace. Tom’s ability to locate good, college-age workers, motivate them to be on time, pleasant and hard-working, speaks volumes about his leadership qualities.

I have no doubt that Tom will succeed in his future business endeavors, but for now, I would unconditionally and heartily recommend him and his crew to anyone who wants quality work done at a fair price.


Eric Nystrom
Mooresville, NC

Dear Student Painters,


I contracted with Student Painters in April of 2014 to paint my house in mid May. I had met with Josh Cook who at that time gave me an estimate for my home of approximately 2,800 sq ft. However, as with all my home improvement projects, there was some scope creep, i.e. I decided that there were a few other areas that either needed painting or pressure washing. Obviously, the initial quote had to be adjusted commensurately. To further complicate matters, I needed portions of the painting done at several different dates to allow some other construction remodeling that I was trying to finish. In all cases, Josh and his crew did a great job on time and within quoted budget. They provided all needed tools, ladders, brushes, drop cloths, etc.

I found them to be courteous, prompt, and thorough. A few days after completion, Josh came by to follow up and verify that I was pleased with the job. I was, I am, and I would highly recommend Josh and team to anyone in need of house painting.


Robert E. Yarbrough
Denver, NC

Dear Mr. Acorn,


The Linden Lodge Foundation hired a crew of Student Painters led my Mr. Matt Lorenz to do extensive painting of a back deck and surrounding areas of a group home residence. This was accomplished in May of this year, and we are very pleased with the finished product.

The student painters arrived on time on the appointed date and went right to work. This was a hardworking group of young adults who obviously took their responsibilities seriously and did and outstanding job of actual painting and cleaning up of that area. When they departed each day, the area was cleared of any materials so that the deck remained tidy which was important to our organization.

We have high praise for this group and nothing but praise for Mr. Lorenz for his dedication to ensure “a job well done” and in a timely manner. We would highly recommend he and his crew to others desiring exterior painting.

Our best wishes to all of them in their future endeavors.


Marianne P. Kernan
Chairman, Linden Lodge Foundation
Pinehurst, NC

To Whom It May Concern:


Josh Cook and his crew painted our trim work on our home. We were the first project and we were very happy with the results. We feel they did a great job and succeeded in accomplishing the goal we had. I would recommend them in the future.

Thank you for the opportunity.


Dawn Smith
Denver, NC

These guys were through, careful, neat, and eager to please.  They worked efficently, separting duties and then helping each other near the end.  They asked repeatedly for my opinion and input, and took my wishes into account.


Sharron Armel


Our home looks beautiful and has been transformed.  We are greatful to the entire crew.  Olivia is an effective leader, she commands respect and works long, hard hours.  All the guys on the crew worked hard and made great impressions.  They went above and beyond our expectations.


Mr. and Mrs. Jette

Charlotte, NC

Very professional, neat, and did an excellent job all around.  Anything that was brought to attention was quickly addressed.  I would highly recommend!


Mr. and Mrs. Rowland

High Point, NC

Connor and his crew were very professional and courteous. They showed up on time each day they were scheduled. Service was excellent and I will us again.


Mr. and Mrs. Rogers
Charlotte, NC

Student Painters are courteous, reliable, neat and hardworking. They did a great job on a very difficult job. Thank you.


Kay Solomon
Charlotte, NC

Charlie was always courteous and called with any schedule changes, due to weather on a timely basis. I appreciate all they did to make this a successful effort.


Mr. Himmon
High Point, NC

Student Painters were hard working and patient. They did everything we asked of them and then some! We would recommend them for your painting needs.


Thank you,

Mr. and Mrs. Doll
Raleigh, NC

Sabrina and her team were nice to work with. They were helpful from start to finish. They worked hard on details and is great to see such dedication from young individuals. I would recommend Student Painters to others!


Nancy Carroll
Raleigh, NC

I would like to say thank you to Student Painters. Charlie and his team were a pleasure to work with, they were neat, hardworking and did an excellent job. Charlie and his employee’s were very professional. The house looks great!!


Al Lawles
Cary, NC

Dear Steven Acorn,


Kyle Betts and his painters did a wonderful job on my deck and car port. They exceeded my expectations! They were tidy, cleaned up after themselves, strowed no paint, were courteous. They did a perfect job.



Barbara Eason
Benson, NC

Dear Student Painters,


Thank you for the wonderful program you provided allowing students to learn about painting while earning money. I had the opportunity to take part in your program as a client last summer and was so pleased. I was looking for a painter to help me get my house ready to put on the market. About that time one of your flyers was placed in my mailbox. I called Amanda Snyder, branch manager and was impressed with her level of professionalism over the phone. We scheduled an estimate and I was even more impressed. She and her team painted most of the interior of my 3500 square foot home, all the exterior and the barn. They also refinished my deck. Not only did Amanda and her team do an excellent job, they went above and beyond to accommodate any special needs I had such as working around my pets. I felt very comfortable having them in my home and was at ease to leave the home with key in Amanda’s care. She and the three that helped her were professional, courteous, ethical, and honorable in every way. They did what they said they were going to do, in a good timing addition to doing fabulous job.


I am so grateful for Amanda and her team for all the wonderfull work they did. I have recommended them to a number of people and would be happy to give excellent recommended at any time. I regreat this letter is so long in coming but hope it will be helpful in recognizing Amanda’s organizational and team building skills as well as serve as a reference to anyone considering using Student Painters.

Thank you for sponsoring such a great program!


Joy Shelnutt
Kernersville, NC

Dear Student Painters,


We would like to thank you for the great job you did at our home.  We were very pleased with the finished product.  Our fence, deck, and a shelter were stained.  They boys arrived when they said they would be here, and the only problem we had was with the weather.  All the young men that worked at our house were extremely polite, and helpful in anyway needed to get the job done right and in a timely manner.  Ryan, the student that headed up the crew, did a good job managing the work and other students.  There were just no problems, and these students were of good character, and I never heard anyone complain, and it was very hot that week.


We would hire them again.


Myron and Gwyn Staton
Garner, NC

Dear Mr. Acorn,


This letter is in reference to Trey Gordner and his team of professional student painters. We could not have asked for a more courteous, professional and hardworking team from start to finish on our deck project. We have many “so called” professionals do work on our home and found that the Student Painters far surpassed our expectations. Trey is very knowledgeable and represents your compnay in an outstanding manner. Should he decide to stay with your company, he would be an outstanding addition to your management team. Trey always kept us informed as to when they would arrive, what they would be doing and when we could expect a finished project. The students were such a joy and breath of fresh air. We have been so satisfied with their work and willingness to please that we have recommended them to neighbors, friends and business associates. I only wish we had more projects, time and money to keep them busy all summer. Thank you for the opportunity to have this experience. What a unique idea and opportunity for college students.



Bill and Merrilyn Bowman
Fayetteville, NC

Dear Sir,


I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how much we appreciated the professionalism and work performed by the Student Painter crew that did our house. Ryan Ewert was the person who contacted us about their services – we then called him and asked for a quote. We had already received several quotes from other paint companies, but the price was prohibitive as we had just purchased the home and our house funds were limited. Ryan met with me and discussed what needed to be done (our house is not that old, but had not been painted in quite a while – the colonial blue was actually about 8 different shades due to fading). Ryan suggested a color that would not take two coats – we just wanted the house to look a lot better before we sided it). When my husband came home he had a few questions and Ryan came by once again to discuss the job with him. Ryan was extremely professional, informative and courteous.When it came time for the crew to show up and do the work, they were all very hard working and polite when we came home – moving their equipment so we could get into the garage. Our house is a split level home with the back area basically on the second level due to the lay of the yard. The work was done quicker than I thought it would be, the area was clean, the few areas we asked to be re-painted were done immediately and the house looks great. We let everyone know who did the job!Again, I did fill out the survey, but wanted to convey to you that this crew and leader were one of the most “user friendly” crews that I have worked with in getting things done to our home.Thank you for the opportunity you give them and the service you give to local homeowners!



Patricia Hendrickson
Garner, NC

My business is housed in an historic home in the Historic Oakwood district of Raleigh, NC. I recently had it painted by Student Painters. I was extremely pleased with how well the job was handled. From the prep work, to the painting, to the clean-up; the young men who did the job were professional and conscientious of the coming and going of clients.I was pleased with their communication concerning the days they would be working. They gave me a start date and projected schedule, and they stuck to it.I would certainly recommend the Student Painters. They provide a good service at a good price.



Stan Cunningham
Raleigh, NC

To Whom it may Concern:

I write this letter attesting to Joel Puthoff’s competency and character as a Painting Contractor.As a Manager for Student Painters, Joel entered into a contract to paint my Queen Anne home (c.1890) located in the historic district of Concord, North Carolina. The job involved eight colors, details seldom seen in the present era, and an expectation that the results rise to our demand for the highest of quality.Joel was very responsive to our initial call for an assessment. He invested time and effort, seeking to understand our needs. He met with us twice prior to signing the contract. He provided references and allowed us to review his portfolio, at our leisure. He inspired our confidence in Student Painter’s to meet our exacting standards in a historic renovation.Throughout the project Joel provided support and supervision to his team; despite business travel demands. He routinely visited the sit on weekends and on several occasions spent the day painting; helping move the job along. He was always available by phone and cheerfully accepted feedback and (even) occasional criticism. Joel demonstrated professionalism and commitment to his Customer’s satisfaction.In one situation the contract terms regarding glazing were not mutually understood; Joel engaged in a collaborative negotiation with the homeowners helping to arrive at a satisfactory compromise.Joel demonstrated character and the highest in ethical business practice by fulfilling the contract terms while continuing to focus on Client satisfaction even after learning that the job entailed more labor and materials than he had estimated. Despite this Joel and Student Painters stayed focused on quality and made every effort to meet our expectations.I recommend Joel Puthoff as a business owner and as a Painting Contractor without reservation. I gladly express my satisfaction with the results he and his crew produced for me on my home.



Alan Bartnik

Anchor 39


Dear Mr. Acorn:


I am the owner of a 72 year old Cape Cod home. Over the 29 years I have been in this home, I have had the trim painted several times. The job done by Student Painters brought the best results for a competitive price. I am very pleased. My neighbor commented that the house looks new. This is just one of the many compliments I have received.


In addition to the positive result of my newly painted house, I was impressed with the students working on the home. Each of them was friendly, hard working, and detail oriented. It was not unusual for them to put in nine or more hours on the house in a day. I was most impressed with David Knollman, and highly recommend him. His initial presentation was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and respectful. David managed the painters well, and made a point of keeping me informed of the progress and plans. My satisfaction was obviously important to David.


I have recommended Student Painters and will continue to do so.


Roseanne Humbert
Cincinnati, OH

To Whom It May Concern:


Please allow me to commend Patrick Kurtz on his exceptional skills as manager for the team of Student Painters who painted our house in July of this year. First of all, we were impressed with the skill of the painters themselves and their work ethic at sticking with the project for long hours over the two-day period of painting. They were all efficient with their time and cleaned up their equipment at the end of each day.


Patrick was professional and personable from beginning to end and I would be happy to recommend him to anyone for a job or internship or whatever he was pursuing. He was knowledgeable of his trade and understood the business end of it and explained exactly what we could expect. He answered questions efficiently and phoned to let us know if the team would not be there due to weather issues. He was quiet and in charge in assigning the painters their areas and checked on their work and quickly remedied the very few things we wanted changed. He was accurate in estimating the amount of paint needed and his cost estimate. The team was here early and stayed late to get the work done. They were all focused and we were impressed. I told Pat that my husband and I would recommend him to any employer and that is high praise from someone who is a manager himself.


All in all, we would use Student Painters again and would recommend them to others. Friends recommended them to us and we found the price for the work more than fair. We are pleased with the way our house looks and appreciate your pursuit of excellence in those you hire and the work you do.


Elizabeth Renken
Toledo, OH

Student Painters:


We are returning your request regarding a letter of recommendation for our Student Painter experience. We had a wonderful experience from the time the salesman, Michael Plunkett, came to our door, to the completion of the job. The whole experience was much more professional than we have had from painting companies in general. The whole team was very professional and courteous. Everything was explained fully, before they started, so there were no surprises. They fulfilled everything promised and then some. We have already given Michael Plunkett’s name to several of our friends and neighbors.


Customers For Life,
Rose and Larry Case
Fairfield, OH

Dear Student Painters,


We were very pleased with the work you did on our home this summer. Our student manager, Paul Gutbrod, was very professional and did an excellent job organizing and managing the job. Overall, the quality of work was very good. Crews showed up on time, were courteous and respectful, and completed the work as promised.


We would hire Student Painters again and would recommend them to our friends. It’s a great product – a win-win for students and their customers.


Ellen and Randy Raines
Uniontown, OH


Dear Student Painters,


I recently had the pleasure of working with David Knollman to co-ordinate a painting project on our 91 year old home. David’s professionalism, courtesy, and efficiency came as a breath of fresh air. David’s excellent communication skills and obvious dedication to quality will ensure that he excels in any future endeavors. The team arrived right at the time promised and left the property clean. The project was completed ahead of schedule and has greatly improved the look of our home. I have already recommended Student Painters to family, friends, and co-workers. We will undoubtedly contact Student Painters to family, friends, and co-workers. We will undoubtedly contact Student Painters for all of our future painting needs. Thanks to all for a job well done!


Jessica Williams
Cincinnati, OH

Dear Mr. Acorn,


We were very happy with the quality of the work of the Student Painters. They were prompt, courteous, and they provided an excellent paint job. The area was left clean every day and at the completion of the job. Our particular job was completed by the amount of the preparation that was necessary. Zach Fischer and his crew were excellent and we would recommend them without reservation.



Dr. and Mrs. Becker
Wyoming, OH

To Whom it May Concern:


Your Student Painters team manager, Zachary Miller, provided us with an excellent presentation on what his team could do for us in painting our house.

We hired them to paint our house and WOW!! What a great job they did! We are very proud of the way our home looks and would highly recommend Student Painters to anyone looking for a quality paint job. Mr. Miller was very professional and demonstrated his leadership from start to finish and the final result was outstanding.


Bob and Joyce Moran
Hamilton, OH 

Dear Mr. Acorn,


I would like to thank you and your team for the professional paint job your team of young men provided for my home exterior.  The guys were very efficient, professional, courteous and clean in their manner and they completed the work in an extremely acceptable timeframe.


I have already received several compliments on their work and as such have recommended Student Painters to family and friends.  Keep up the good work.


With warmest regards (and sincere thanks),


Greg Talley



Paul Gutbrodt and his crew came out and painted my garage door and trim around my house.  They were very professional and courteous.  They made suggestions along the way and were very helpful.  I have suggested your company to my neighbors and will continue to do so.  If I need any future painting I will certainly contact your company.  I have seen first hand that your company has taught and is teaching these "kids" the correct business skills and customer relations.  Its really awesome to see that in this day and age.  Thank you for doing that.


Joanie Gilkey

Dear Student Painters, 


I am writing to thank you for the beautiful job you did painting my house.  You painted it approximately one year ago and I wanted to wait a year to thank you to ensure it held up.  It is now just like it was when you first finished it.  No chipping, just beautiful.  I have recommended you to other people.  They are impressed as well.  


Thanks again.



Sharon Goodall

Dayton, OH

Dear Student Painters, 


Thank you to Mason and his crew for a job well done. As a family of Eagle Scouts, we were confident that the job would be done in a timely, organized and responsible manner. We were not disappointed! Mason, who shared that he is an Eagle Scout, made an excellent first impression as a confident leader and his crew respected him and were polite and courteous. We would highly recommend Student Painters to anyone considering an outdoor painting project.





Dee & Pete Moore

Mr. Acorn,


We recently contracted with Student Painters through Mr. Stephen Saxton to repaint our small backyard shed, which we use for storage. Stephen was very friendly and knowledgeable and explained the process and time table very thoroughly. He provided an estimate of charges which was easy to understand and very accurate. The actual work was completed in a timely fashion while we were on a short trip and we were very pleased with the quality of the work done. The painting crew was very neat and left nothing behind.


We are extremely pleased with the quality of work done for us by Student Painters. Stephen followed up with us a week or so after the job finished to be sure we were completely satisfied, and conducted himself in a very professional manner. We are 100% satisfied with our experience with Student Painters and would recommend them highly!




Camille & David Smith

Chillicothe, OH

Kudos to Student Painters!


A few weeks ago Celina based Student Painters power washed and sealed our privacy fence. They did a great job, were professional and we are pleased with the results. Also a few years ago they painted the exterior of another home for us. It was completed in a timely and professional manner, looked great and after 10-15 years showed no wear.


Thank you to your organization for your work. We will engage Student Painters for any exterior painting we may need in the future, and will recommend them to others who have need for exterior painting.




Margie Bentley

Celina, OH

Dear Caleb Tiede,


The first thing I'd like to say is, "Hire Caleb Tiede and his crew to do your painting!" Caleb and his crew painted my home this past June, 2018 and did a wonderful job. I could not be more pleased.


This year I decided to do a major renovation on my kitchen and garden room. I knocked out walls, added bigger windows, and the outside of my house needed painted. Caleb matched the paint, bought Sherwin Williams paint, and he and his crew did a professional job. They are all very experienced painters. If you're looking for a good painter, you need to call Caleb Tiede. The price I paid for everything was very reasonable also.




Darlene Lane


This past spring, I had Porter Milligan, with Student Painters, to powerwash my house and paint my shutters. They did an excellent job. IN fact, I had several friends and neighbors to comment on how good my house looked when they were done. Porter was very professional, as was his crew. Porter was very patient and concerned that we picked just the right color for the shutters and that I was satisfied. They always came to my home at the time Porter told me they would and cleaned up afterward. I was very pleased with Porter and his crew and their work on my house.




Connie Leonette

Cambridge, OH


This letter it to acknowledge the student painters who painted my house this summer. The painters were on time, worked hard and long, and were very dedicated that the job was done right. I have recommended them to a neighbor who hired them to do his house and was also pleased. The manager of the team that painted our house was Mason Johnston, but all of the studentes were excellent.


Happy to recommend,


Leonard W

To: Management & Student Workers


We are very pleased with the work done on our deck. It looks great! The workers and their supervisor did a very efficient job, they were very neat and did the work in a timely manner. We say "thank you" to you, to them, and their supervisor, Dominic Latona. We'll be happy to make recommendations to friends and neighbors.


Alonzo & Marghret Wise

In the spring of 2018 I contacted Student Painters and made an appointment to talk with one of the student managers, Austin Hines. I was very impressed with the young man. Austin was very polite and knowledgeable about Student Painters. Austin came to my residence and inspected the areas to be painted and provided me with a written statement and explained to me the process which included the materials, prep work, painting and clean up. I felt the price was very fair and scheduled the work to be done. There were two groups of two student painters that were used to do the work. All four of those student painters were polite as well. The work site was kept neat and when they finished each day they cleared the area of any trash and or materials. Austin came to my residence when the painting was completed and inspected the work before speaking with me and getting my approval. I was very satisfied with the work and with Austin and the other Student Painters and would recommend them to others as well.



John Barker

Anchor 40


I’m writing to highly recommend Student Painters and to personally recommend Michael Pettinato. Michael and his team of painters did an excellent job on our home. They were quiet, clean, and respectful. For young men they did an excellent job on our property and I would highly recommend them. Michael was very professional and I’m sure has found running your own business is a LOT of work, but worth the investment of time and good management.


Thank you!
Leah Rudolph
Clarks Summit, PA

Dear Student Painters,


On May 27, 2014, Zane Paolini and his crew of Student Painters arrived to power wash, scrape, and paint my white, aluminum-sided Victorian house. I was truly amazed, and very pleased with their diligence, expertise, and professionalism as they labored under the handicap of extreme weather fluctuations.

Zane Paolini was a true “master” of the art of management as he kept their morale upbeat and my nerves calm through the process of getting the job completed in 3 days of rain and sun. He is very skilled in handling all aspects of management, to include getting the most of those under his watchful eye and public relations.


The crew who worked with (and for) Zane were beyond reproach. Polite, respectful, hardworking…I could find absolutely no fault in any one of them. In fact, if they all managed to band together and form their own business in any area of public service, I am sure they would be eminently successful.

I have extolled the Student Painters abilities, and their very reasonable rates to several people and kept your sign outside my house for a month, where it definitely advertised the skills of your workers.


Congratulations to Student Painters management for establishing and maintaining a much-needed service for hardworking students and the public they serve.


Very Sincerely,
Nancy Stotler
Pittsburg, PA

The Student Painters crew did a wonderful job painting the exterior trim of our home. We are very happy with the job. It looks wonderful! The painters cleaned up nicely afterward, too! All of the boys were extremely polite and hardworking! I would not hesitate to call Student Painters for future painting jobs.


Mary Thimons
Natrona Heights, PA

Mr. Acorn:


This is a good program for your college students and for the persons who are recieving their services as well. At a time when finances for obtaining a quality education is steadily rising, it’s good to see young men and women joining hands with their parents or those persons supporting them helping them to provide finances for their own education.


The young people who came to do the work on our home were courteous, disciplined and also made sure that my husband and I both understood our contract (agreement), the time that it would take to complete the work and our satisfaction with the services rendered. We have already told the young men that we would be letting our friends and family know of their services.



Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Patterson
New Kensington, PA

I would just like to say how extremely pleased I am with the painting job that Student Painters did. the manager was very easy to work with, did not overcharge, and the job was completed in 2 days! I have already recommended Student Painters to friends and will continue to do so.


Lynsey Boyle
Pittsburgh, PA

Dear Sir or Madams,


I would like to commend the workers and coordinator for the wonderful job they did when painting the exterior of my home. It came out most beautiful. First, Brandon MacGregor was an excellent salesman. He showed me pictures of previous jobs, supplied references and discussed alternatives. He related the products used and their reputation. Also, he brought a paint wheel that made it possible for me to select a few colors to sample. He later brought samples and applied them to hidden surfaces to compare the colors. I was able to make my choice and it was definitely the right one. The house looks beautiful. Brandon made frequent stops while the work was going on to monitor the progress and quality. I can't speak highly enough of him.


Meanwhile, the workers performed diligently and kept things moving. In spite of a few downpours the work was finished in an appropriate amount of time. The workers took time to ensure that any drips or spills were cleaned up, although there were few. Some of the work was a little hazardous because of my steel roof, but I was assured that appropriate precautions would be taken to follow OSHA guidelines for safety. I was very relieved that no one sustained any injuries on the job.


In summary, I would highly recommend your organization to do future work at other locations and I would use them again if my need should arise. Kudos to everyone involved. My neighbors assured me that I can stay here at least another 5 years. Thanks Brandon and team -- your price fit my budget, your quality was superb and the personalities of your team were friendly and congenial.


With much appreciation,


Dr. Jonathan E. Fennell


I highly recommend the team of students that worked on my home. I am more than pleased with the results of the job they have done for me. Not only is their work without flaw, they were very polite and respectful. In the event that I would need any further painting done, I would definitely not hesitate to call "Student Painters."


The branch manager Ali was fantastic. A great leader with an EXCELLENT rapport. He worked right along with his team as well as keeping me informed. I can't say enough words to explain how happy I am with my home. It looks FANTASTIC! Ali is a great manager and a very dedicated young man.


I am an extremely satisfied customer!!


Linda Parker

Student Painters were great and would absolutely hire them again. Showed up on time every day, ready to work. Stayed until late the last night, just to finish the job. Very respectful of our property and pet. Received many compliments from our neighbors throughout the project. Were very detailed and receptive to our requests. Very respectful and professional, and would definitely recommend to a friend.




Alex & Jena

Anchor 41


Dear Student Painters,


Thank you for the dedication you have shown to your community. Our Nation relies on the faith and determination of the American people, and I admire your commitment. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.


Barack Obama
The White House

To Whom it May Concern:


This letter serves as a reference for Christopher Chase Lawson. Chase served as the leader of a team of student painters. We needed our house painted and were contacted by Chase to explain the Student Painter Program. He provided all the information about the program, and we signed a contract for his team to power wash and paint the exterior of our house. The work went well, and we were very pleased with the outcome. The students were very professional, and the work was well done. Team members indicated that Chase had implemented a reward model. When his team met certain goals, they were rewarded with dinner out on him. He also visited the house while the painting was in progress and checked on how things were going. After the work was completed to our satisfaction, Chase called to make sure we were pleased and then followed with a professional note thanking us for allowing his team to work for us. We had an excellent experience with the Student Painters. Chase Lawson was a strong leader and assured a job well done.


Thanks again!


Bob and Deb King
Easley, SC

Dear Steve Acorn,


Last month my husband and I had the exterior of our house painted by Student Painters. We want you to know how pleased we are with the results. Matt Hahn was very professional throughout the project. He explained the process, and answered calls. he checked regularly on his crew. The crew showed up early each day and worked diligently and quietly, painting the exterior of our house. They were careful and thorough. They did a terrific job in a reasonable period of time.


We love the way our house turned out and gladly recommend Matt and his crew to anyone wanting to have their home painted. Thank you.


Ellen Yaghjian
Columbia, SC

Dear Mr. Acorn,


I would like to take this opportunity to commend the work I contracted from a group of student painters, managed by Dan Smith from the University of South Carolina. Our initial “estimate” interview was professionally presented and any necessary follow-up was conducted prior to the actual initiation of the painting. The group was even earlier than originally scheduled in getting to my projects, which were completed in a timely manner. Mr. Smith quickly addressed any concerns I expressed in a pleasant and efficient manner. I was extremely satisfied with the final outcome, even now, a month after the painting was concluded. Subsequent to this experience, I would not hesitate to use the Student Painters service in the future and in fact, have recommended the group to others in need of outdoor painting. Everyone involved with this concept is to be complimented not only for the service to their customers, but also their efforts toward the small business education of selected college students.


Dr. Linda M. Fowler
Columbia, SC



I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the work that your crew performed. The finished product is fantastic. I have even had my neighbors comment on how good the house looks. Unbeknownst to me, one of my retired neighbors “kept an eye” on your crew. She was extremely complimentary of all that they did.


Thanks for a great experience and kudos to your crew!


Mark Kirlough
Columbia, SC

To Whom It May Concern:


I recently had my home painted by the Student Painters represented by Nick Tennison. There were four student painters doing the job and they finished as they said they would in two days. Each day I was asked to walk around the house and point out any discrepancies. Of course they were “far and few in between” but they were corrected on the spot. I would recommend this hard working group of young men and be glad to speak with anyone who would like a verbal recommendation.


Jim Bailey
Hilton Head, SC

Anchor 42

Dear Mr. Acorn,


A month ago today we had Student Painters paint our fence. We had purchased a new home earlier in the year and wanted to wait for the fence to weather before we had it sealed. Moving from Conway, SC, we were familiar with Student Painters and their excellent reputation. Noah Kramer was the branch manager in Lexington, SC. He brought along Tyler Tidwell as the lead painter and his team of Stephanie Green, Johnathan Bowles, and Kain Robinson. We were very pleased with the results.


Our highest recommendation goes to the Student Painters organization to anyone who wants a first class job completed on their home as far as painting needs are concerned.


Ed & Zoe Ann Cerny
Lexington, SC

We have experienced many painting jobs and vendors over the decades. We recently had a truly, professional experience as Student Painters completed our entire home exterior. When we bought our ranch, cedar home nearly 4 years ago, it was somewhat in need of being painted at that time. We knew it had to be done by this year for our home’s protection. We asked around and an acquaintance mentioned Student Painters. We looked at each other and wondered if it would be done right. Fortunately, we both have worked for Fortune companies in various capacities and as consultants and advisors for many years in Atlanta. In other words, we knew exactly how to screen, question, validate, etc.For such an expense, it had to be done right. With our experience in cost assessment, quality control, and risk management, we had confidence it would be completed right due to several factors.


  • Having a detailed plan discussed from start to finish was great. The tasks mentioned were the correct methods for maximizing the long lasting outcome for years to come of the completed work. The beginning focus was on prep work, the foundation of any painting project lasting long.

  • The business preference for addressing all issues on a daily basis was to deal with the project manager on site directly. We didn’t want to have to manage the individual painters so, we were thrilled to know that their was a project manager. And the Regional Manager was always available, in case there were any concerns or unresolved issues, which we never experienced. Jason was an excellent project manager.

  • The quality control included staying organized throughout the project and all were very considerate for keeping the property grounds clean and presentable at all times. Everyday, they finished by cleaning up and returning their ladders and tools to the back of the house neatly.

  • The costing was fair for the discussed work plans to be performed. They did it all by hand with no sprayers. We also had a 2nd coat put on, since we were changing colors plus it was in bad shape anyway. We have seen vendors such as painters that had no plan such as this team had. This plan was very specific and covered countless detailed items. They had the liability coverage and the 1 year guarantee. We didn’t want a cheap “Painter and Son” painting our home for several weeks and skipping prep work or taking other shortcuts. We wanted a proven, successful team system. These young adults were full of drive, focus, sincerity, and were very, very proud of their work.


When it was done, we had numerous neighbors that would stop and compliment us on the extreme beauty of our home. One told us everything looked new, which is what we were thinking! Sometimes we were actually a little embarrassed because it was noticeably better and a touch more distinguished than the other homes in our immediate part of the neighborhood. We got over that in about 2 days, however. We truly had an overwhelming experience with the Student Painters Team and wish all of you a rewarding, successful future.



Jeff Baygents & Joanne Lawrence
Columbia, SC

Our crew of young men has just finished up the project that we contracted them to do.  I want to tell you what a joy they were for us to have in our home.  They were very efficient and exceeded our expectations.  These five young men led by leader Logan LaMance, Justin Leonard, Destin, Justin B. all gave 100% effort.


I'm proud of our home and now have five new friends.


Kenneth Edlin
Taylors, SC

Dear Steve Acorn,


Nick Dalpiaz brought his crew over to work at our house.  They pressure washed and painted.  I was very impressed with Nicks leadership abilities with his crew and how they respected him as their leader.

I was not expecting the amount of professionalism I received from a group of college kids!  They were on time and diligent in their work ethic!  We have already recommended them and will continue to!



A very satisfied customer!

Dear Mr. Acorn,


Student Painters did a wonderful job on the exterior of our house in Hanover Hills III. They are reasonably priced and have a fine reputation for high quality work.


Our first meeting was with Chase Lawson, the team leader. We found him to be an excellent communicator. His response to our phone request was timely and curteous. He wrote a thorough, complete and clear explanation of the work proposed. He kept in contact to let us know the status of the project at all times and was always available to answer questions.


The project went exactly as he said it would, without delay. The team followed through on everything that was promised. The painters arrived upon the agreed date and time and worked diligently until the project was completed. Each and every team member was freindly and respectful. Their work areas were neat, and they did a fine job of clean up when they were finished.


We have received so many compliments from friends and neighbors on the quality of the work. And, rightly so, the house looks beautiful! We would gladly welcome anyone that would care to stop by and see.


We highly recommend Student Painters and would never hesitate to call thm again.




Terry and Sandra Harbin

To all homeowners:


This letter serves to provide a reference for Sellers Moize of Student Painters. He contacted me after taking over my contract from another student who entered military service. Sellers picked up the contract to stain my storage shed and went above and beyond to ensure I was completely satisfied. Even though it was a relatively small task for them, he ensured that it was completed to the same standard as any other job. The concept behind Student Painters is very sound and should be supported by homeowners and expanded into other areas if possible. I look forward to hiring future Student Painters for other tasks.


Gregory Carroll

Taylors, SC

Dear Mr. Acorn,


We are very pleased with the quality and timeliness of the paint job by Adam Derwitsch and his crew. They were very professional, prompt, and pleasant and did a great job of cleanup after the painting was complete.


We will definitely recommend the Student Painters to our neighbors and will call them again in the future when we have painting needs.



Linda Pelto

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