Client Testimonials

At Hömm Certified Painting Systems, we don’t just get the painting job done, we get the job done right. We believe in clear, consistent communication with our clients and dedication to artistry and expertise. We value work ethic and industry standards, and continually strive to be the leader in the exterior and interior painting services in the Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Customer: Marianna R. Vienna, 22180
Category: Carpentry - Woodworking, Painting – Exterior
Approximate Cost: $10,500
Description Of Work: Homm replaced all the rotten exterior woodwork on window frames, doors, bay windows, fascia boards and soffits, and then repainted all of the above.

Excellent experience, would definitely recommend and/or hire again. Prompt with providing the estimate, kept to schedule, punctual on the job, very professional, friendly and clean team of workers, and great results.

Customer: Lisa M. Vienna, VA 22181
Category: Decks & Porches, Fencing, Pressure Washing, Carpentry - Woodworking, Painting - Exterior, Painting - Interior
Approximate Cost: $15,000
Description Of Work: We needed the exterior of the house painted, small areas on the interior of the house, and replacement of rotted wood on the exterior.

It was great. The staff were experienced and helpful. The estimating process was clear and detailed. The price as competitive with other vendors considering the size of our house I had a reasonable idea of how much it would cost before we started. The work was pristine. The painters had to paint over 40, 12-pane windows. The work was meticulous. When we realized at the end of the process that we had forgotten to add two walk-in closets, there was no problem. They even helped empty them out. I will recommend Homm to anyone who asks.

Customer: James T. Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Category: Painting – Exterior
Approximate Cost: $7,000
Description Of Work: Prepare and paint the exterior of the house. Mostly brick, some wood siding, and wood dormers, trim, and doors. Plus prepare and paint the interior of a screen porch. Replace two rotted boards.

During the first walk around the house, Andres Matheu, was attentive to our concerns. His proposal noted these concerns, and they were passed on the the foreman and crew. He was open to detailed discussion of the primer and paint to be used on the various surfaces. As the work progressed, communication with the foreman was good; he encouraged questions. The crew devoted considerable time and effort to scraping and preparing the surfaces prior to painting them. The crew arrived on time every morning, and cleaned up at the end of every day. Damage to shrubs and plants was minimal. The house looks great. Best experience with a painting contractor ever. Would use them again and recommend them to others.

Customer: Jogues P. Bethesda, MD 20816
Category: Painting – Exterior
Approximate Cost: $1,600
Description Of Work: Painted front porch, exterior wood trim and doors, steel lintels above doors and windows and cupola on detached garage.

From the time of the initial estimate in May through the completion of the project in July, I found Homm Certified Painting Systems to be a highly professional and responsive service provider. The work crew arrived on the scheduled date and was punctual, courteous, industrious and highly competent. They carefully prepared surfaces by scraping and sanding loose paint, primed bare wood and applied two coats of a premium paint. During the work they protected necessary adjacent areas and were careful of plantings. Upon completion of the work, their cleanup of the area was especially noteworthy.

Customer: Mike B. Vienna, VA 22182
Category: Painting – Exterior and Interior
Approximate Cost: $1,200
Description Of Work: Cleaned, re-caulked and applied two coats of paint to the exterior of a sun room at my home

They were timely in preparing an estimate for this work and their price was very competitive with the other estimates we received for this job.  They were easy to contact and promptly returned messages.  They showed up on the scheduled date to start painting.  The quality of the painting was excellent and they completely cleanup up the job site.  There were no paint spills or drops on the adjoining deck.

Customer: Steve C. Fairfax, VA 22032
Category: Painting – Exterior and Interior
Approximate Cost: $8,000
Description Of Work: Great job of preparation of exterior for paint - power wash, sanding, etc. Excellent repair of damaged wood areas. Daily cleanup - all tidy

Outstanding Painting Professionals!  Arrived on time, ready to start.  Team Leader Walter explained all procedures, answered any questions, was polite and helpful. Quality of work - outstanding - house looks great!

Customer: Sasha M. Fairfax, VA 22033
Category: Painting Interior
Approximate Cost: $0
Description Of Work: Provided an estimate to paint my townhouse

Andres was prompt and professional in all his dealings with me.  He answered all my questions as we walked around the house.  He was never pushy, but did make suggestions when I asked or looked like I didn't have a clue. Ultimately, we went another direction only because we got a killer unbeatable deal.I would happily recommend Andres and Homm to anyone looking to do interior painting.

Customer: Phyllis N. Arlington, VA 22207
Category: Painting Exterior and Interior
Approximate Cost: $5,000
Description Of Work: We had the exterior of our 3 story brick house painted. The walls were washed and scraped where needed. Two coats of paint were applied. We also painted the iron railing, small balconies, trim and exterior doors. Walter and his crew also did some minor carpentry work and caulking where needed. A couple of interior walls were also painted.

Andres came out to determine the scope of the work.  I appreciate that details of the work to be completed were listed in the contract agreement.  Walter and his crew were neat and careful and did an excellent job overall.  They were accommodating, working around concerns of our immediate neighbor.  Walter was quite open to feedback and takes pride in doing a good job.  Andres communicated regularly through the entire process.  Overall, everyone was professional.  It was a good experience and I am very pleased with the outcome.  I will not hesitate to call on Homm again, and highly recommend them.

Customer: Kathrine S. Arlington, VA 22207
Category: Painting Exterior and Interior
Approximate Cost: $9,700
Description Of Work: Power wash and paint brick house. Power wash and stain fence. Indoor painting. Carpentry.

Homm's owner spent considerable time meeting with us to understand everything we wanted done and to advise on approaches to doing it.  He gave us a thorough and accurate estimate.   The crew showed up on time and did an excellent job cleaning up every day.   The outside work was power washing and painting our brick house and all trim; also some carpentry.   All was done very well and with attention to detail.   We also had several rooms painted inside the house - also excellent work.   We plan to use this company again.

Customer: Theresa B. Cabin John, MD 20818
Category: Painting Exterior and Interior
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Description Of Work: Painted dining room, master bedroom and two rooms in an upstairs loft. Repaired ceiling in loft.

Great crew. Always on time. Nice and clean. Very helpful crew and owner is great – Andres came by on day 1 to check on the progress of the job. Everything was very professional and I'm hoping to hire them again to paint other rooms in my house and next spring, hire them to paint the outside of my house.

Customer: Melissa M. Alexandria, VA 22314
Category: Painting – Interior, Acoustic ceiling removal
Approximate Cost: $3,500.00
Description Of Work: removal of a particularly unsightly popcorn ceiling and painting of the ceiling surfaces.

I used Homm Certified Painting Systems for my first contracted job — the removal of a particularly unsightly popcorn ceiling — in my first new home.  I couldn’t have been happier with the experience and the end result.The owner, Andres, responded very quickly to my request for a quote. We arranged a time at my convenience for him to inspect conditions and take measurements.  He arrived on time, was friendly and efficient  in his work and took the time to explain to me how the work would be done.  The quote that he issued shortly thereafter was reasonable and I particularly appreciated that he issues a warranty for his firm’s work.The team who showed up to perform the work — Walter and another gentleman, whose name I didn’t catch, could not have been more professional.  They were polite, courteous, cleaned up after themselves very well, and completed the job in 2 days (the projected period of performance was 2-3 days and they stayed until after 5:30 on the second day to see the job through.) And most importantly, the ceiling looks wonderful!Based on my own experience, I would recommend Homm Certified Painting Systems to anyone.  They are very professional and do excellent work.

Customer: John S. Reston, VA 20194
Category: Deck Maintenance, Siding, Painting – Exterior, Pressure Washing
Approximate Cost: $25,000.00
Description Of Work: Entire exterior of house (cedar siding) and three decks (cedar and pressure treated wood) were stripped to bare wood with an approved chemical stripper, then all surfaces treated with an approved brightener, and finally all surfaces were stained with a semi-transparent wood stain. Holes in wood surfaces were filled with wood filler and stained to match.

This was a huge job that spanned several weeks. due to the scope of the job and impacts of weather. Homm worked with me to assess the effectiveness of the process I wanted and that they could deliver with test areas on the house. Once the process was mutually approved, the process began. The team was on time, courteous and knowledgeable.  I was given status reports on a regular basis. Progress was at a good pace, considering the weather.  The final step of staining was initiated with a test patch on the house for proper color match. Once approved, the staining stage went forward on a timely manner. Final steps of trim painting, touch up and clean up was all complete and in the expected timeframe. The final cost was below the estimate and within our expectations. A job well done.

Customer: Paul J. Vienna, VA 22180
Category: Painting – Interior
Approximate Cost: $4,000.00
Description Of Work: Repainted six rooms on two levels, including surface preparations, two coats on walls and ceilings, all trim, with premium paints. Thorough clean-up.

The estimate was prepared carefully and promptly. It was one of three estimates–not the lowest or highest. The painting team, 4 to 6 at any one time, showed up promptly and worked steadily through most of two days. I was extremely impressed with the care the painters took to protect the furniture and floor. They answered all questions patiently and carefully throughout the work.I’ve contracted with several painting firms over the years and have never had a more positive experience: this crew was extremely professional — no amateurs in this crew! I took time to inspect all the painted surfaces, carrying a shop light. (Painters must hate this!). They did an excellent job.I would recommend them without hesitation.

Customer: Thomas P. Alexandria, VA 22314
Category: Carpentry – Woodworking, Drywall, Painting – Interior
Approximate Cost: $4,000.00
Description Of Work: Had an entire 2br/2 bath condo painted from top to bottom: ceiling, trim, walls and doors.

Andres and Walter and his crew were great. Prompt, courteous, professional, and hard-working, I never saw any of them slacking off. They fixed the shoddy paint job the prior owners threw on, and fixed all the poor sheetrock “repair” the prior owners left us with as well. Stuck to the quoted price and time schedule. They encouraged us to look everything over carefully even after they left, saying they’d gladly return. Called them about a door that hadn’t gotten completely painted (it was being repainted with the same color, so it wasn’t easy to tell it had been overlooked) and they promptly and cheerfully returned. Given the scope of my 2-3 day job, I don’t hold a small missed area against anyone– it’s bound to happen when you’re painting an entire house top to bottom, in some areas with the same colors. They were even able to paint behind the toilet tank as if it weren’t there. Highly recommended. Will use them next time for sure.

Customer: Colin H. Bethesda, MD 20816
Category: Painting – Exterior, Painting – Interior, Pressure Washing
Approximate Cost: $4,500.00
Description Of Work: Paint the exterior of the house, including shutters, door and trim.

Work was delayed for a few months due to a very wet spring and summer. Andres was good about keeping us appraised of where we were on the schedule. Once the crew got started, the job went quickly. First, they power washed the exterior of the house. Then the crew put in several long days to get the painting done. Communication was good, the crew was courteous and did a good job of cleaning up after themselves. We are very happy with the results.

Customer: Michael W. SPRINGFIELD, VA 22152
Category: Drywall, Painting – Interior
Approximate Cost: $3,900.00
Description Of Work: Painted large living room, foyer, downstairs hallway, upstairs hallway, and kitchen to include removal of vintage 1980’s popcorn ceiling coating. All doors and trim were painted as well.  Also painted stairway bannister.

The owner, Andres M., contacted me promptly after receiving my Angie’s list inquiry to set up a time to discuss the project. He arrived on time and we discussed the spaces to be painted and discussed colors. After agreeing to the proposal, we were able to get on the schedule quickly due to the weather. The first day, a six man crew led by Roger arrived on time and began the extensive preparation process. He walked with us through all of the areas to make sure that everything was correct. At the end of the first day all painting was done except for the kitchen as preparation was still in progress. The crew cleaned up before departing. The second day, a two man crew led by Walter arrived on time to finish the kitchen. Prior to leaving, the owner, Andres, arrived to inspect the job and address any concerns. There were none. Look no further. Call these guys.

Customer: Jay R. Vienna, VA 22182
Category: Carpentry – Unfinished, Painting – Exterior, Pressure Washing, Siding
Approximate Cost: $9,700.00
Description Of Work: Exterior paint and stain.

Andres was fantastic from start to finish.  His customer service was outstanding.  He steered us to a good choice of stain and color coordination.  His crew, led by Roger and Walter, were professional and responsive to any questions we had.  They were careful and cleaned up after every day.  The house looks great.  His approach of power washing and then determining the necessary carpentry makes sense and worked out very well.  They replaced only the molding and siding pieces that showed wear.  When I mentioned that I would like a metal attic fan painted to match the wall, they did that without question and without charging extra.  In fact, the total price was very reasonable; not the lowest, but much lower than the high estimate we got.  Without hesitation, we recommend that you work with Homm.

Customer: Joseph G. Alexandria, VA 22301
Category: Painting – Exterior
Approximate Cost: $11,500.00
Description Of Work: Remediation of exterior lead based paint and complete exterior painting of my residence.

My residence is in excess of 100 years old and has wood siding.  It had not been repainted for approximately 20 years prior to EPA Rules regarding lead based paint.  The old paint was peeling and in many places was down to bare wood.  It tested positive in several places for lead based paint.  After interviewing several painting companies, Homm was the only one to describe to me the EPA requirements for re-mediating exterior lead based paint.Andres Matheu, the owner, clearly explained the new EPA Rules and how his company complied with them in practice.  His crew did the most thorough preparation that I have ever seen.  I had independently researched products for encapsulation of lead based paint and was particularly interested in ECOBOND LBP paint to be used as a primer.  Andres took my suggestion and investigated the product from a professional point of view.  He concluded that it would be appropriate for my residence and used it as a pre-primer to seal the residual lead based paint and the many places that preparation had taken the paint down to bare wood.  After completing several exterior repairs, Homm applied their basic primer and two coats of exterior white paint.  I am extremely satisfied with the result.  Considering previous estimates for alternative treatment and the quality of Homm’s work, I’m satisfied that the price was fair.Andres and his crews were exceptionally professional and a pleasure to work with. I have no reservation in recommending the company for similar projects.

Customer: Patricia C. Bethesda, MD 20814
Category: Painting – Exterior, Painting – Interior
Approximate Cost: $3,685.00
Description Of Work: Painted the exterior of our house.

Working with Homm Painting has been a positive experience.  Andres is an excellent manager and pays very good attention to detail and is very thorough in his customer follow-up, from providing a proposal through project completion.  We contracted with Homm on 2 separate occasions this year, the most recent which was the more extensive job of painting the exterior of our home.  Homm had previously painted our home office, kitchen and bathroom, which had also been a positive experience with no complaints.  The Homm painting crew is very courteous and professional and they do an excellent job, from prep work to final cleanup.  I highly recommend Homm Painting and would not hesitate to engage their services in the future.

Customer: Caroline B. Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Category: Painting – Exterior, Painting – Interior
Approximate Cost: $7,000.00
Description Of Work: Painted the entire exterior of our house including our front door

Everything went great! We originally contacted Homm back in the Fall but due to other expenses decided to hold off repainting the house until Spring. Andres contacted us at the very end of winter to start scheduling. Of course, the project was at the mercy of the weather so there were some hold ups but nothing that could’ve been controlled by the company. They were always in touch to keep us posted on any delays. The crew was really nice and very professional. They took their time and the house looks GREAT! We are so happy with Homm and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Customer: Linda K, Alexandria, VA 22305
Category: Painting – Exterior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $7,700.00
Description Of Work: Complete exterior painting: walls, doors, window/door trim, dormer, foundation, storm windows, porch decking. Lead testing and abatement procedures, minor carpentry.

From the initial estimate to the actual work performed through to the final paperwork and payment, we appreciated the high level of professionalism and quality we received from Hömm. Our first contact was with Andres Matheu, who provided the initial estimate, and who was very clear about details, including different types of paint we might use, methods they would use to address existing mildew and wood rot, and procedures that might be necessary for lead abatement (house was built in 1920, and exterior tests were all positive). Hömm was neither the lowest nor the highest bid we received, but we felt they were the most thorough in anticipating the needs of the job, and very up-front about safety and certifications needed.We anticipated there might be delays due to weather, and so the few we had weren’t an issue for us (we had an experience with a different company some years ago that was rushed through bad weather, so we were more interested in having it done right). The Hömm crew was very professional and thorough, and we received an update each workday from Andres summarizing the progress and keeping us abreast of the expected time for completion where weather was a factor.We would readily hire Hömm again, and would recommend to others. We have received numerous compliments on how the house looks. Our final bill came in below the original estimate. Overall, it is a very high quality job, done for a reasonable price and the company was very pleasant to work with throughout the job.

Customer: Richard H, Bethesda, MD 20817
Category: Painting – Exterior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $12,000
Description Of Work: Exterior Painting and extensive carpentry work to repair rotten fascia and wood around windows.

Andres rearranged his schedule to accommodate our need for the work to be done sooner than he first anticipated. Andres and his team are very professional, punctual and cleaned up daily. Their attention to detail is of note. The one disappointment was the metal top of our bay window. The material may not have lent itself to a fresh coat(s) of paint. But otherwise they did work that went beyond the scope of the job, including taking down our gutters, basketball hoop and managed to remove the vines and mask the network of lines that had embedded themselves into our brick.

Customer: Carla C, Burke, VA 22015
Category: Painting – Interior /Exterior
Work
Approximate Cost: $6,700.00
Description Of Work: Painting of exterior foundation, railings and most of the interior of my home. Installed crown molding, sanded all areas needing such and applied two coats of paint on walls, trim, ceilings and selected exterior area.

There was a weather delay in the job immediately preceding mine so I was delayed a week. They were always on time, professional and very neat. The installation of the crown molding was excellent. I purchased it and had it delivered to my home waiting for them. Andres gave me an accurate estimate of what I needed to order and in fact, I had enough left over to do another bedroom which I will have them do on another job. The crew was always very careful and respectful of my furnishings and covered everything with new, clean plastic and used tarps on the wood floors. I moved all of my fragile items and art work to two bedrooms which were not included in this job in order to facilitate a clearer work area for them. You can’t escape the dust from sanding which does drift everywhere, but I was already planning on doing a thorough deep cleaning when they finished. The crew was neat, clean and always cheerful and polite. They worked all day and only took a lunch break. Their attention to detail on the trim work was wonderful and all the walls and ceilings look lovely. I found no sloppy paint drips anywhere. I’m extremely pleased with the outcome and will definitely have them return to complete two bedrooms with crown molding and fresh paint. Worth the price which I felt was very reasonable as it included all paint and labor. The job was completed in three days total. I highly recommend this company for a quality job. They are worth the money.

Customer: Charlene N, Alexandria, VA 22301
Category: Painting – Interior 
Work
Approximate Cost:  $1,500.00
Description Of Work: Painted living room, long hallway, fireplace (included ceilings, trim work, etc.) Outside of closet and room doors.

Andres is a pleasure to work with……very accommodating, professional and responsive. He arrived on time for his estimate, which was provided promptly and with everything detailed. He uses good quality paints (Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams), you decide, supply the paint numbers and that’s it.His crew arrived on time and were very nice, conscientious and worked quickly with great results. I recently had my kitchen painted (not by Hömm) and wished I had. I keep finding places in the kitchen that are bad, but have not found one with Hömm, who did a larger job in the same time frame (granted with one other person, but they prepped). I was very pleased and will use them again!

Customer: Joe H, Fairfax, VA 22030
Category: Painting – Exterior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $12,000.00
Description Of Work: Exterior Power washing Exterior painting multi-story single family home (windows, trim, deck railing and posts, Front door, all shutters to match front door, garage doors, foundation).Considerable amount of wood repair replaced with PVC (front door frame, windows) Windows shutter replacement and installation. Built and installed new PVC based hand railing for deck stairs.

From the initial consultation with Andres to schedule a time for an estimate, the punctuality of each appointment, the accuracy of the provided estimate, professionalism/punctuality of the workers, and the ownership in completing the job which included waiting for a few replacement window shutters to arrive (which were delayed) the entire process was very pleasant. Andres wanted the job done right and to our satisfaction. That was clear from the beginning. The quality of the work was very good and I am a strong believer that you get what you pay for. So be careful with your selection process as taking the cheapest will generally lead to a lot of headaches. I will definitely recommend Hömm to other friends and keep them in mind for future painting work.

Customer: John C, Falls Church, VA 22044
Category: Painting – Exterior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $1,182.00
Description Of Work: First, they did a very thorough pressure washing of our deck. Later, the deck was stained with a quality brand name stain/sealer. Everything was included and there were no extra charges to worry about. They delivered exactly what was promised and the team did a terrific job.

Andres followed up promptly after we purchased this service as an Angie’s List “Big Deal”. He came out to the house to look our deck over, arrived exactly on time and was very professional and courteous. He explained the process, the materials that would be used and the estimated timing involved. Shortly after the visit, Andres called to let us know the work would take place at the end of June and he would get in touch with the specific day. As promised, Andres notified us of the schedule, the pressure washing came first and the person who did it put a lot of time in on it, we were amazed how clean the deck was and how much of the old stain was removed. He was very detailed and made sure all the upright rails were fully cleaned. A couple days later, the staining team arrived, right on time, did a beautiful job applying the stain and they were very careful to ensure complete coverage, checking and double-checking their work. After a full day in the hot sun, they returned the next day for the final coat. All in all, Hömm Certified Painting Systems did an excellent job from start to finish. From the initial visit to the final product, we couldn’t have been more pleased. Andres followed up afterwards to make sure we were pleased and we were! They did a very good job at a great price – highly recommended.

Customer: Marie R, 
Vienna, VA 22180
Category: Interior
 Work
Approximate Cost: $2,000.00
Description Of Work: Repaired & painted two ceilings. Installed crown molding, & painted all interior surfaces in the den.

Outstanding job.  They covered to protect all areas with drop cloths. Left the job site clean at the end of each day.  The crew were true gentlemen and took pride in their work.  I would highly recommend this company.

Customer: Suneel G, Fairfax, VA 22031
Category: Painting – Interior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $4,000.00
Description Of Work: Painted interior of home, walls only.

I was relocating to NoVA from Manhattan and I signed up for Angie’s List to find painters for my new construction townhouse in Vienna, to paint the complete interior. When I called Homm, someone picked up right away, and within 2 days, I had a full detailed estimate emailed to me. The price was reasonable, and I was pleased to see they had really taken detailed measurements to ensure the estimate was correct and there would be no surprises when the bill was due. Also, I emailed Homm the paint colors and they handled getting the paint no problem— I enjoyed it being so hassle free. On the day of the job, three well-mannered gentleman showed up and immediately got to work. It was supposed to be a two day job, but on the first day, I was informed it would take an extra 1/2 day. I was very pleased that they told me the first morning, so I could make other arrangements to allow for this extra 1/2 day. And I was also pleased that they felt comfortable asking for more time up front in order to do the job right. Throughout the job, the painters were respectful of our space, and we felt comfortable leaving them at the house unsupervised while we went to do local errands. We’d come home and find them all working hard (no fooling around) and singing. I also liked that Andres, who ran the business part of Homm, stopped by each day to ensure work was on schedule and that we were happy. A few days after the job was finished, I did notice some minor touchups that were needed, and some paint on the carpet, and Homm immediately responded to my email and are coming this week to finish it off. Talk about customer service! I wish all contractors made me feel so comfortable, were so upfront, and provided such a high quality work. I already recommended Homm to my father in law, and would feel comfortable recommending to others.

Customer: June T, 
Reston, VA 20191
Category: Exterior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $1,600.00
Description Of Work: Power washed and stained our deck.

There were two workers assigned to our work.  We had our deck and two sets of outside stairs power wash cleaned and a stain/waterproofer applied.  They arrived on time, were very courteous, and cleaned up all materials.  It took two days to complete the job, and there was follow-up by the supervisor of the crew to see if all went as planned.  We were very pleased with the results, and would use them again.

Customer: Thomas McCrary, Vienna, VA 22182
Category: Painting – Interior and Exterior
Work
Approximate Cost: $1,915.00
Description Of Work: Homm was called to paint a rental townhouse that I own. I also asked to have the deck pressure washed, sealed and stained.

Andres Matheu called me back the day I left a message regarding painting my townhouse. I had a deadline form the HOA for the community. He said he would try to meet the deadline but then called me back to change the start date due to the fact that he had gotten behind. The start date was only a week beyond the deadline which was totally acceptable. The company did an excellent job of painting, cleaning up after themselves, arriving at the expected time. They chose the correct paint colors required by my HOA which is not always the case with others I have used in the past. They also did minor repairs to my deck, pressure washed it and re-stained it. I am very satisfied with their work and will recommend them to others and use them in the future, if needed.

Customer: Suneel G, Fairfax, VA 22031
Category: Painting – Interior Work
Approximate Cost: $2,900.00
Description Of Work: Homm Certified Painting System painted the interior of my home to get it ready for sale.

Andres, the owner, was prompt for our estimate meeting.  He was professional and very honest.  He told me that only the walls and the trim only needed to be washed.  His crew showed up the next day and were very considerate of all the furnishings in the house.  They finished up the next day and I couldn’t have been happier with the work.  What surprised me was that, in the past I have used contractors who wanted payment immediately at the end of the job.  Andres would not take payment until he knew I was satisfied with the work. I highly recommend Homm for anyone looking for someone to paint the interior of their home.

Customer: Jason A, Falls Church, VA 22042
Category: Painting – Exterior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $1,800.00
Description Of Work: Scraped and painted exterior wood portions of house and shutters as well as cement foundation.  Power-washed siding. Fixed rotten wood on garage door frame.

From the very beginning working with Homm was terrific.  He showed up on time and was very professional. Unlike the two other companies who showed up they did not try to upsell us doing additional work.  In fact, my wife asked about our deck and Andrews said there wasn’t worth paying him to work on it.  He also suggested some creative solutions to some other issues.  
Andres gave us notice via phone and email about the start date and alerted us to a slight delay in the job due to weather (perfectly acceptable).  He called at the end of each day to alert us how the job went.  For work that he felt he couldn’t do or shouldn’t do as it might cause more damage, he removed that from the bill.
I also have to say that their price was far lower than the other two proposals.  Indeed, that almost scared us off because it seemed to good to be true.  We took a chance and everything came out great. 
Could not have been a more pleasant and seemless experience.  I would definitely use them again.

Customer: Jessica B, 
Arlington, VA 22314
Category: Painting – Exterior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $500.00
Description Of Work: Homm painted our fence, trim, and stained our deck.

Homm did a fantastic job.  They were prompt, their estimate was accurate, and they were far, far cheaper than the other four estimates we had received.  Work was completed well within the time frame given and the work was exceptional.  Our fence is on the corner of a very busy street with street parking.  I was very nervous that paint could get on the cars or the new landscaping that we had just put in.  Homm pulled it off without a hitch.  Communication was also very good.  Andres was readily reachable by phone and made several stops to check on the ongoing work.

Customer: Louis R, Springfield, VA 22152
Category: Painting – Exterior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $3,800.00
Description Of Work: The provider caulked, sanded and primed where needed  Replaced a facia board that needed to be replaced.  Gave the house two coats of paint.  Took down the shutters to paint, two coats.  Removed the downspouts to paint and then replaced them.

The painters were on time, polite, cooperative and always cleaned up as they went along.  They were professional in their work, whether it be caulking, sanding, priming, carpentry and painting.
I give them ALL STARS.

Customer: Leslie T, Bethesda, MD 20817
Category: Painting – Exterior 
Work
Approximate Cost: $4,133.00
Description Of Work: prepped, scrapped and painted exterior trim for entire house.  removed wooden siding that had dry rot and completely rebuilt the window surrounds.  also discovered dry rot on trim around my garage and replaced wood and prepped and painted it.  prepped and painted front door.  put stain on fence surrounding outdoor a/c and other equipment.  repaired and stained lattice which covers utility inputs to the house.

The owner was very conscientious in getting back to me after I contacted him (based on Angie’s List rating) and set up a time to meet me and go over the job.  We both recognized that the extent of carpentry work could not be fully assessed until some boards were removed, so in the estimate this was to be billed for time and materials.  Got a comprehensive proposal which fully specified the work and the cost (and estimated cost of carpentry repair) within a day of meeting.  Since the company was very busy as a result of its high Angie’s List rating, the work could not commence for several weeks.  However, when advised that I was having an event at the end of June, Homm went the extra mile and got its crew over at the beginning of the last week of June.  The crew worked very hard and continuously for three days.  Since I was home I could see the level of care and craftsmanship, as well as the extent of the dry rot that was uncovered.  I was very impressed with the professionalism of the owner, his foremen and the workmen.  They did an outstanding job.  The cost was somewhat more than estimated, but reasonable considering the extent of extra carpentry required as a result of the dry rot.  I am very satisfied with the results and my house looked great for the big event.

Customer: Yoon H, Alexandria, VA 22312
Category: Painting – Exterior Work
Approximate Cost: $1,400.00
Description Of Work: Painted Exterior: Trim , Door, Garage Trim, Window Frames, Bay Windows

Homm is a very professional business with amazing detail in estimation and accuracy.  The owner has the estimation down to a science.  Price was not the lowest, but very close to it, but it was his attention to detail in the estimate that won me over.  The contract said exactly what was going to get done, and it was in writing so it protected me from any misunderstandings.  
It took them awhile to schedule me in, so that’s probably a strong indication they were booked up because of the great service and quality.  The finished the entire project in 1 day, while other’s proposed 2 or 3 days.  They finished 2 coats of paint in about 6 hours on a 3 story townhouse.  The results were excellent. The staff was all friendly  and did not make any mess. I would recommend them for all paint matters.

Customer: Caitlin M, 
Fairfax, VA 22030
Category: Interior
Work
Approximate Cost: $2,000.00
Description Of Work: Homm painting painted three large interior rooms and three accent walls in our foyer/living room.  The POC, Andres, was very professional and did his best to accommodate both his schedule as well as ours.  I had a definite completion date as we were expecting our first baby in July.

The work was done very professionally.  The team came in and out in, basically, one day.  Andres is great to work with and I’d definitely use this company again.

Customer: Tricia S, 
Arlington, VA 22207
Category: Painting – Interior
Work
Approximate Cost: $1,800.00
Description Of Work: inished some drywall work and repainted 4 rooms and a stairwell

The company was very professional. They responded quickly, gave an easy to understand estimate, and then performed the work when they said they would. Painting is not impossible, but good painters do make a difference and Homm did a good job. They painted everything quickly, limiting the impact on our home.

Customer: Joan O’Brien, 
Fairfax, VA 22032
Category: Painting – Interior
Approximate Cost: $2,500.00
Description Of Work: Painted 3 bathrooms, one very large, painted large master bedroom, powerwashed house and deck, restained deck, painted front porches, painted front door, did minor dining room repair around crown molding, cleaned sticky mold from window panes, repainted same as well as repainting three French doors on back of house.The men that came as well as the foreman were very very nice.  Cleaned up after themselves over the three days they worked at my house and I felt very comfortable leaving them  while I ran errands.I have already recommended them to several friends.

The Homm painters arrived promptly on Wednesday at 8:30..maybe a few minutes early and immediately set to work with their assigned tasks.  Each day showed a lot of progress and by the end of the third day all the work was completed to my satisfaction.

Customer: Steven Kaplow, 
Falls Church, VA 22042
Category: Painting – Exterior and Interior
Approximate Cost: $15,000.00
Description Of Work: Homm painted my exterior in June.  This involved replacing some rotted fascia as well as painting all of the trim, doors and the front porch.  They also replaced the floor of my deck and restained the deck and a side porch.
Homm painted my interior in November.  This required repair to a ceiling that had a leak as well as caulking the bathtub to prevent future leaks.  It also involved a lot of pre-painting prep work like patching holes and caulking crown molding.  They painted the entire first floor except the kitchen, the stairwell and wrought iron bannister, the upstairs hall and the master bedroom and sitting room.
Andres also helped me with color selection.  When the dining room color was not as expected, they helped with a new color selection and repainted the room.

I needed to have the exterior completed and the deck repaired and refinished in a fairly short time period.  Andres worked with me to make sure that it got done.  He kept me informed at all times about the scheduling and the progress.  The result was a beautiful almost new deck and a great painting job on the rest of the exterior that needed painting.
The interior work was equally great and completed much more quickly that I anticipated.  In addition, they cleaned up thoroughly there were virtually no drops or smears of paint anywhere.  Painters I have used in the past have left little drops and smears all over.  
When they finished with the dining room.  I really didn’t like the color and Roger, the team supervisor, worked with me to select a new color.  This involved getting two samples and painting patches for me to review and then repainting the entire room.  This was done cheerfully and quickly.  They still finished all of the work in two days.
The house looks beautiful and I would highly recommend Homm.

Customer: Jean Carroll, 
Rockville, MD 20853
Category: Painting –  Interior
Approximate Cost: $2,390.00
Description Of Work: We were having the kitchen, foyer, stairway, upstairs hall, master bedroom and master bath painted.

I called to schedule an estimate and Andres answered the phone. We scheduled an estimate date and he arrived on time.  Andres took notes on what we wanted and emailed us an estimate within two days and we scheduled the work. Due to their volume of work we waited approximately three weeks to get the job started. It was scheduled to be a two-day job and it was – both days the crew arrived promptly at the specified time and cleaned up everything at the end of each day. Andres checked in with them multiple times during the day and even called me directly for clarification on the bathroom. 
This crew did the best “prep” work I have ever seen. From fixing any sort of irregularity in the walls and/or ceiling to having to apply a coat of primer, the surfaces were perfect for the actual painting. The painting went without incident and we are extremely pleased with the result.

Customer: Regina Wills
, Arlington, VA 22207
Category: Painting – Exterior
Approximate Cost: $12,000.00
Description Of Work: Homm power-washed our two-story shingled home, as well as our patio and walkways.  They then stained the shingles, and painted the wood trim and shutters.  They repaired and replaced wooden railings and trim as needed.

Based on recommendations we found on Angie’s List, we asked three contractors to provide cost estimates for painting the exterior of our shingled house.  Andres Mathieu, the head of Homm, came himself, examined the exterior very carefully and described in detail how his team would proceed with the power-washing, repairs and painting (actually, staining) of the house:  the process, the materials, and the timing.  
Homm’s estimate was in the middle of the three bids, but was the more reasonable of the bids that promised the highest quality job.
All of the painters and powerwashers were polite, pleasant, efficient and professional, but the team’s lead carpenter, Roger, deserves special mention.  When Andres gave us the estimate, he had advised us that a carpenter would look at the all of the wood and the shutters and that the carpenter’s charges for lumber, materials and labor would be in addition to the estimate, at a published rate.  Roger balanced  cost and quality considerations as we discussed how to replace or repair deteriorating wood in trim or railings.   As a result of Roger’s expertise, we now have railings and trim that won’t need to be replaced every few years, as we have had to do in the past.
We had several questions for Andres in the course of the week, and found that he always responded within the day.  He remained accessible and responsive even after the job was completed.
The Homm’s team did exactly what Andres had described, and did it to perfection.  The staining is uniform and reached into the interstices between shingles, the edges where the shingles meet woodwork are perfect, plants near the house were gently tied back so that the painters could access the house, and no mess was left behind on any day nor at the end of the job.
In sum, the whole experience was pleasant and calm, and the product is top-notch.   And we have a two-year limited warranty should a relevant problem develop.  We recommend Homm most highly.

Customer: Harry Marlin, 
Arlington, VA 22201
Category: Painting – Exterior and Interior
Approximate Cost:
Description Of Work: I have used Homm Certified Painting Systems for both the interior and exterior (at different times) of my townhome and was very pleased with the results.  They came out to take a look at the house and were very professional in their inspection and detail oriented in their quote.  The work they did was completed as expected, on time, and on cost.  Their quote price was excellent (the least expensive of the quotes I received for my exterior – and they came in at my budgeted amount for the interior).  I found Andre, the person we worked with, was a bit gruff at the beginning, but I understood he was being methodical and his results spoke for themselves.  For our exterior, I shared part of a wall with my neighbor, and Homm coordinated with both of us to complete the work.  Their workers started on time and ended on time – and were well supervised.  
I was very impressed by the work they gave and I highly recommend them.  They will be the painters I use in the future for my projects.

Andre came out to give a quote on the exterior of our townhome.  I described what he and my neighbor wanted and he talked with my neighbor, as well.  After he gave us a quote, we compared with the other quotes we received, and not only was the work comparable, if not better detailed than the others, their price was outstanding.  Homm estimated the amount of time it would take, and then scheduled the date to do the painting with my neighbor and me.  I took the day off to supervise, but I really didn’t need to.  The workers showed up on time, along with the supervisor and knew exactly what needed to be done.  Andre came about midday to check to see how things were progressing, and I pointed out a few spots I wanted looked at.  They even came back and repainted my gate, even though I realized it was actually a good job (after it dried).  They handled some additions added by my neighbor easily.  The cleaned up, and everything looked great at the end.  The billing was easy, and I was very impressed with the process from beginning to end.
For the interior, Andre came out again and measured the area I needed.  He offered some advice on the paint scheme and what areas needed paint (he had some great advice).  He quickly followed up with an quote, and then scheduled the date (he came in at the amount I had in mind).  Homm’s worker came and took care of all of the painting (there was one mistake which required some additional paint, but he quickly pointed out – and truthfully, the mistake was my own fault, as I changed my mind at the last minute).  It took a little longer than I expected, but I realized I had under estimated how much time it would have taken.  Again, I was very impressed with Homm, and the results were great.

Customer: Dave Roach, 
Arlington, VA 22202
Category: Painting – Interior
Approximate Cost: $2,700.00
Description Of Work: Prepared and painted interior of one bedroom condo unit.  Fixed or covered many problem areas left by previous owner.

Excellent service.  Estimate and color consultation handled professionally with clear communication.  Foreman and team completed three-day job in two days with superb results.

Customer: Nancy Buchholz; Arlington, VA 22202
Category: Painting – Interior Work
Approximate Cost: $4,900.00
Description Of Work: They painted six rooms for me, two of them large (14×26). Homm also finished a wall paper removal task we had started but couldn’t finish. The two large rooms included a significant amount of built in cabinets and trim. They did this all in three and half days. When we asked them to work on a Saturday to help us meet a critical deadline for other stuff we were doing they gladly came and put in a full day’s work. When we needed them to show up a little earlier one morning so we could get out of the house to make early morning appointments they were here a half hour before that, at 7:30am.

I could not be more satisfied with Homm. Their painters were fast, very efficient and did tremendous quality work. Our house now looks fabulous because of the quality work they did. Mr. Matheiu also helped us with color matching to select the right wall colors to match our new window treatments. His color selections were absolutely perfect. The walls look fantastic with our new window treatments. We will definitely be using Homm again. Our house will need to be fully painted on the exterior in the spring of 2012. While I always competitively shop prices and capabilities, I’m sure I will be using Homm again. Mr. Matheiu is very professional in his work, and his team of painters follow his example. Because it rained on the first day, we were fortunate to have two teams painting our rooms. They worked fast, were always polite and made every effort to accomodate any touch-up changes I wanted.

Customer: Michael Fierro, Alexandria, VA 22304
Category: Painting – Exterior Work
Approximate Cost: $9,361.00
Description Of Work: Homm Certified Painting Systems did exterior painting on my house. It required a lot of scrapping and prep work. Some carpentry repairs were required (replacement of fascia with PVC, replacement of two rotted window sills, replacement of two front porch pillars) and the work was done very well. The cost of the repairs was very reasonable.

I found them on Angie’s List and received a 10% Angie’s List discount from them. They were very responsive and easy to deal with despite the rainy weather this fall. The quality of their work is good. I had got a lot of quotes and theirs was a good quote. I figured that the cost would grow, and it did grow, but I think that I still got value for what I got done. I would use them again.

Customer: Robin McKiel; Alexandria, VA 22301
Category: Painting – Interior Work
Approximate Cost: $1,165.00
Description Of Work: They painted the main floor of my home: my foyer (with high ceiling), living room, home office, ceilings, stairways, and hallways. They prepped before painting, caulking gaps in trim and repairing cracks and holes in the walls.

I purchased an Angie’s List Big Deal coupon for $565 to have three rooms painted. Andres made an appointment to come to my house to measure and plan for the job. My coupon covered the painting for my living room, home office, and hallway – and then I paid extra for the foyer (with high ceiling), stairways, and another hallway, as well as for the paint itself. Andres made helpful suggestions for paint type and colors, as I was having difficulty making a decision. Because of my work commitments, I needed to postpone the work and Andres was very gracious about that. In the interim, he promptly returned my calls and emails, and scheduled the work at a time convenient to both of us. The day of the job, Omar and his two associates arrived on time, and Omar walked around with me reviewing the details of the job they would do. They moved the furniture, and covered everything. They prepped before painting, caulking gaps on trim and repairing cracks and holes in the walls. Andres stopped by in the afternoon to see how everything was going. They finished all the painting in one day – two coats of paint, cleaned up and moved furniture back in place. They even cleaned out the basement set-tub after washing their brushes, and swept my front sidewalk! They were very professional and I am pleased with their service.

Customer: Arthur Dwight, Germantown, MD 20874.
Category: Painting – Interior Work
Approximate Cost: $1,830.00
Description Of Work: Painted three bedrooms and one bathroom; walls only in bedrooms and trim and walls in bathroom.

HOMM Painting has my ABSOLUTE HIGHEST POSSIBLE ENDORSEMENT! I used to dread searching for contractors because it was so hard to find credible data on contractors. Angie’s list has all but eliminated that fear. I chose Homm for an estimate because of the terrific ratings they received and I was not disappointed. In fact, I was estactic. Andres Matheu was responsive and professional through every step of the process. His estimate was thorough and the price was the best I have seen for painting … ever. His crew showed up on time, finished on time and did an outstanding job. During the job their was a question about one of the paints I supplied and Andres called me on my cell and got it taken care of completely.There is no question that I will use HOMM for all my painting needs in the future and I will recommend them enthusiastically to anyone who will listen.

Customer: Jitin Singhal, Reston, VA 20194
Category: Painting – Interior Work
Approximate Cost: $6,000.00
Description Of Work: Painted my old house, replaced some broken doors, power washed and stained the deck.

Fantastic work. No complaints. From estimate to final completion, I didn’t have any problems. Any question I had, it was promptly answered. As we were going through the work, I noticed additional work needed and asked if that could be done. Andres and Roger were more than accommodative and finished the additional work in the same original time frame. I would certainly hire them again for my new house.

Customer: Richard Milner; Falls Church, VA 22046
Category: Painting – Interior Work
Approximate Cost: $2,100.00
Description Of Work: Interior painting of daughter’s bedroom, master bedroom w/tray ceiling, library, dining room w/chair rail and molding, family room, powder room and kitchen. All rooms have 10′ ceilings, powder room has fixtures, K/FR/DR/L have crown molding.

Arrived both days on time, nothing broken when they moved furniture, minimal leftover paint drips (literally I can think of 3 spots, all on highly polished surfaces so very easy to remove), two areas in kitchen where masking tape was left on (probably best anyway since the paint might have peeled based on the area they were left). Team leader, Omar, was very professional and helpful. I was having difficult time deciding how to paint Mstr BR, he and I discussed and re-discussed and he helped me make the right decision but never made me feel like he was pushing his preference on me. Price was unbelievable!! I mean, seriously, that many rooms for $2100? Who does that?! Just an overall excellent experience!

Customer: Frank Oelschlager; McLean, VA 22101
Category: Painting – Interior Work
Approximate Cost: $2,149.00
Description Of Work: Prepare surfaces, prime and paint ceilings, walls, trim and window sills, door frames for three rooms: living room, dining room, family room/den.

We found Homm through an Angie’s list “Deal of the Day”. We then met with Andres for a scope of work review and proposal. We initially thought the price was a bit higher than expected, but the work done was absolutely worth the cost. These rooms are high use areas for our lifestyle and the walls have taken some abuse over the years since the last painting. The house is also 45 years old and has settled a bit, requiring some surface prep work in addition to basic painting. The job was completed to our satisfaction. Communication with the foreman was very professional and easy, even for mid-job issues we wanted to make sure would be addressed (they all were). The Homm team was conscientious about our home and belongings and did a very professional job. The rooms look great! We will definitely consider using Homm as we look to update other rooms in our house in the future.

Customer: Marion Arkin; Arlington, VA 22207
Category: Painting – Exterior Work
Approximate Cost: $4,300.00
Description Of Work: Painted trim and siding. Repaired or replaced rotted siding and trim. Power washed decks and then sealed/stained them. Painted wrought iron railings.

An excellent experience. Andres was responsive and very informed. The crew was prompt and the foreman, Roger, was quick to explain any problem before proceeding. The work was done carefully and neatly and the results are first-rate. Due the the quality of the workmanship and the professionalism of the entire staff, I feel I got real value for the money spent. And my house looks great.

Customer: Benson Chang; Reston, VA 20191
Category: Painting – Interior Work
Approximate Cost: $1,842.00
Description Of Work: contacted Homm to do some repairs to all 3 levels of my home caused by Snowmaggedon 2010 – an ice dam had caused water damage to ceilings and walls. Andres contacted me immediately to come out and do an estimate, using the exact specific paints we had chosen (Benjamin Moore Aura and Natura). He was very accomodating in providing documentation for my insurance company due to this being an insurance claim. Once I was ready to start work, he was able to schedule me within a day. A crew of 3 headed by Omar came out the first day to do the painting and drywall work in most of the rooms, and Andres stopped by to see how things were going (which was a pleasant surprise). The second day Omar did carpentry for the window sill in the basement and repainted that as well. The moved furniture carefully and cleaned up carefully after themselves.

Very well…Omar and his team were very meticulous, and definitely went above and beyond in a couple of areas. He painted some wood trim for me that I had not gotten around to painting myself (about 2 inches or so) and also did a fabulous job refinishing a rather ugly basement window frame, including removing some old silicone waterproofing foam and re-caulking the window. While they were not the cheapest quote I received, their level of service and professionaliism made it worth every penny.

Customer: Eric Braun Alexandria, VA 22302
Category: Painting – Exterior Work
Approximate Cost: $4,000.00
Description Of Work: We have a brick house with a recent addition in hardy plank. When we bought it, the brick was unpainted. We wanted the entire house painted a single color.

Excellent. I can’t say enough good things about Andres and his crew. His price was very competitive and his attention to detail was noteworthy. Highly professional and communicative. Work was done on time and to high standard. Brick portion of my house was very porous and he covered it well. Very pleased with the outcome. Highly recommend this provider.