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Spring Renovation Advice and Warnings

It’s that time of year again, spring renovation season. Whether you are doing the work yourself or hiring a contractor, renovations are stressful. Hiring the wrong contractor can lead to a major headache; but there are some things you can do when hiring a contractor to ensure a smooth process that most people don’t know about.

“Ask any contractor what sets them apart from the next and most of them will say price and quality. Price and quality should be the most basic deliverable for any contractor not a compelling reason to buy. What you really need to know is what sets contractors apart beyond price and quality” says Dave Notte, CEO of Wolfgang Commercial Painters, a local painting company. “We recently developed a seminar to help property manager and buildings owners determine how to select a good contractor and eliminate the bad ones. Now we are making that information available to everyone who needs it through a series of blog posts. This information can be applied to any situation in which you need to hire a contractor, not just painting projects and can help avoid major headaches.”

“The series of posts have been really successful so far,” says Dave, “and we have had several requests to present the seminar to various property management firms in the area. We are really excited at the opportunity to be able to help out, if we can help even one person avoid the bad contracting experience we would be happy.”

The blog series can be found at and currently consists of 3 parts with at least 2 more to come. So far posts have covered classic mistakes, red flags to help eliminate a contractor and key expectations to set with contractors.

Wolfgang Commercial Painters is a major commercial painting company located in Burnaby BC. Wolfgang Commercial Painter’s has made Business in Vancouver’s Fast 100 list the last 2 years running. Both owners, David Notte (CEO) and Kevin Parenteau (CMO), are active members in the Entrepreneurs Organization as well as their community.

Erin Gray

About the Author: Erin Gray

Erin Gray is the Office & Marketing Manager/Finance Assistant for Wolfgang Commercial Painters, one of Vancouver's top commercial and strata painting companies. On a daily basis she could be responsible for doing back end maintenance on the website, organizing marketing campaigns, building videos for the website, paying suppliers and painters, collecting on outstanding invoices, ordering office supplies... just about anything that needs doing to keep the office running smoothly.

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