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Sign Restoration and Painting in West Chester, Pa.

When you think of John Neill Painting, you probably think about painting the interior or exterior of your home, but did you know that we can paint just about anything? From mailboxes to outdoor furniture, and even a totem pole, our team of artists and craftsmen have the skills and expertise to handle specialty projects as well. Most recently, it was sign restoration and painting at Cannon Hill, a twenty-two acre farm in Chester County.

Our carpenter discovered the original sign in the garage while completing repairs on the exterior of the house. He mentioned to the West Chester, Pa. homeowner that our team could replicate the sign that had fallen from it’s post long ago (the original was beyond repair). Using the original as a template, a new sign was fabricated and passed along to one of our craftsman for painting and hand lettering. Once complete, the sign was returned to its original location at the entrance to the property, much to the delight of the homeowner.

Restoration of the Cannon Hill Sign Before Pic

Sign Restoration and Painting Services by John Neill Painting serving the greater Philadelphia area and The Main Line

Antique Sign Restoration by John Neill Painting & Decorating

 

 

 

John Neill Painting & Decorating Voted “Reader’s Choice” as the Best Main Line PA Painting Company for 14 consecutive years

Voted Best Main Line PA Painting Company for 14 years in a row by Reader’s Choice Best of Main Line ~ John Neill Painting & Decorating!

Best Main Line PA Painting Company 14 Years in a Row!

 

John Neill Painting & Decorating Wins MAC Picture It Painted Professionally (PIPP) Award

 

MAC PDCA PIPP Picture It Painted Professionally Award

(Hershey, Pa. October 22, 2015) – The Mid-Atlantic Council of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America selected John Neill Painting & Decorating to receive the Residential Interior PIPP Award for their entry titled “New Residential Construction in Merion, Pa.” Projects qualify by integrating the exceptional use of color, innovation, specialty finishing techniques, safety compliance, technical skills, creativity, project difficulty, and superior execution.

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“When Drueding Builders was commissioned to build the largest private residence in Lower Merion Township in recent years, their goal was to assemble a team made up of the top contractors in the area to ensure the successful completion of the project. After asking several others in the industry who the best painting company was for large high end residential work, the name John Neill Painting & Decorating came up again and again. After reviewing references and confirming the completion of similar projects over eighteen thousand square feet every year over the past decade, John Neill Painting & Decorating was awarded the contract.

Once the interior was ready for paint, our crew worked efficiently and meticulously, following the instructions provided by the builder, interior decorator and homeowners. There were numerous change orders throughout the duration of the project, but the work flowed seamlessly thanks to our highly experienced team of career craftsmen, who met all of the deadlines for the projects completion.

Benjamin Moore paints were used throughout the house on the ceiling, walls and trim. All of the trim was primed, sanded between coats and cleaned with tack rags, before two finish coats of Satin Impervo Oil were applied by brush. All areas that received stain were first treated with a surface conditioner before applying the stain, followed by two coats of wiping varnish, which were applied by hand to create a clean finish with no visible brush strokes. Venetian plaster was applied in the main hallway on the first floor, along with a textured glazed stucco finish on the walls in the sunroom. A custom hand cut three-dimensional stencil was created for the walls in one of the girl’s room before being painted by hand.

Working with homeowners can be difficult, but adding the builder, architect and interior decorator to the list makes for the ultimate challenge. Needless to say, all involved were not only thrilled with the finished product, but also the level of care and professionalism shown by our crew while working in the home.”

John Neill Painting & Decorating Receives 2015 Best of Narberth Award

2015 Narberth Award for Painting

The 2015 Narberth Award for Painting goes to John Neill Painting & Decorating!

NARBERTH April 3, 2015 — John Neill Painting & Decorating has been selected for the   2015 Best of Narberth Award in the Residential Painting category by the Narberth Award Program.

Each year, the Narberth Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Narberth area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Narberth Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Narberth Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Narberth Award Program

The Narberth Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Narberth area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Narberth Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Narberth Award Program

John Neill Painting & Decorating was also the recipient of this award in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

John Neill Painting Receives 2015 Pennsylvania Excellence Award

2015 Pennsylvania Excellence Award in Engineering & ConstructionJanuary 16th 2015 –  John Neill Painting has been selected for the 2015 Pennsylvania  Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Commerce & Trade  Research Institute (USCTRI).

Each year the USCTRI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Pennsylvania is renowned for.

John Neill Painting has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USCTRI marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of Pennsylvania.

About USCTRI
The USCTRI is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.

Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.

John Neill Painting & Decorating Receives 2014 Best of Narberth Award

2014 Best of Narberth Award for Residential Painting Awarded to John Neill Painting for their service to Philadelphia and Main Line residents2014 Best of Narberth Award for Residential Painting

NARBERTH July 22, 2014 — John Neill Painting & Decorating has been selected for the 2014 Best of Narberth Award in the Residential Painting category by the Narberth Award Program.

Each year, the Narberth Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Narberth area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Narberth Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Narberth Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Narberth Award Program

The Narberth Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Narberth area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Narberth Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Narberth Award Program

John Neill Painting Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Angie's List 2013 Super Service Award ~ John Neill Painting

Angie’s List Philadelphia Painters Super Service Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service.

 John Neill Painting has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.

“Only about 5 percent of the companies John Neill Painting competes with in the Philadelphia Suburbs are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to healthcare. More than 2 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List Magazine and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.

John Neill Painting & Decorating Wins Picture It Painted Professionally (PIPP) Award

2010 Picture It Painted Professionally Winner

(St. Louis – March 2010) The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) selected John Neill Painting & Decorating to receive a Residential Exterior Picture It Painted Professionally (PIPP) Award for their entry titled, ”Victorian Mansion, Berwyn, PA”. Projects qualify by integrating the exceptional use of color, innovation, specialty finishing techniques, safety compliance, technical skill(s), creativity, project difficulty, and superior execution. Entries may be submitted in ten (10) categories, which are Residential Interior, Exterior, and Wallcoverings; Industrial; Commercial Interior, Exterior, and Wallcoverings; Decorative Finishes; Restoration; and Charity Projects. Each project entry must have been completed by an active PDCA member in good standing.

Selected as the PIPP Winner for Residential Exterior John Neill Painting and Decorating completed a project servicing the exterior entry of a Victorian Mansion in Berwyn, PA. Two aspects of the project provide specific challenges. The homeowners wanted the paint to reflect the trends associated with the era of the home’s construction. Additionally, the home has a large tower the presented application challenges. The tower was painted the same color as the third floor gables helping it to stand out against the remainder of the house. First and second floor levels were painted with different colors. The end result is a reflection of what the home might have looked like years ago and a very satisfied customer.

The award was bestowed earlier this year during the PDCA Awards Program at the association’s Paint and Coatings Expo (PACE) mega convention and trade show in Phoenix. “PDCA is excited to recognize John Neill Painting & Decorating for their exceptional work.”, Richard Greene, PDCA CEO, Stated.

Founded in 1884, PDCA represents the interests of professional painting and decorating contractors nationwide. Among the most prominent objectives of PDCA are the enhancement and further development of the painting and decorating profession and industry.

Today, PDCA represents the interests of over 2,000 member companies representing approximately 15,000 coatings industry employees across the U.S. and Canada.

Painting Contractor Receives PDCA’s PIPP Award for Excellence in Painting

PDCA's PIPP Award for Excellence in PaintingPDCA’s PIPP Award for Excellence in Painting 2009

Achievement Recognized at National Convention

(ST. LOUIS – February 2009) The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) selected John Neill Painting & Decorating for their work on the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion as recipient of the 2009 Residential Restoration Interior PIPP: Picture It Painted Professionally Award, which annually brings recognition to the outstanding projects of PDCA’s professional painting and decorating contractors.

The award was bestowed earlier this year during the PDCA Awards Program at the association’s Paint and Coatings Expo (PACE) mega convention and trade show in New Orleans. “PDCA is honored to be able to recognize John Neill Painting for their exceptional work.

The awards program is a very special event where members can be honored and recognized by their peers for their craftsmanship”, Beth Horan, CPA, PDCA Interim CEO stated.

The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is the only authentically restored Victorian mansion and garden in Philadelphia. Built in 1859 by the Maxwell family, the mansion included all the available luxuries of that era such as gas lighting, central heating, running hot and cold water, and an indoor toilet. It also boasted all emerging painting and decorating trends of the time, truly showcasing Mr. Maxwell’s many accomplishments as a highly successful entrepreneur.

Threatened by demolition in the 1960’s, the neighborhood rallied to save the mansion and restore it. A leak in the roof had caused extensive water damage throughout the interior, making this restoration a notable challenge. The Executive Director of the Mansion, called for assistance in replicating the original wall coverings. During the course of this project, a total of eight interior rooms were restored. One of the more challenging rooms was Mrs. Maxwell’s Sitting Room, which had suffered extensive water damage to the walls, ceiling and woodwork. The first stage of the restoration was to repair the plaster, allow it to cure, and seal it with an oil-based primer. Next, the elaborate stenciling was re-created by hand and then replicated on the ceiling and walls to restore the damaged areas. Forty-five colors were hand mixed during this process to match and blend seamlessly with the original stenciling. Due to extensive wood rot, much of the woodwork in the room required repair, which was done through the use of a two-part epoxy, followed by a primer and two finish coats of paint. Wood graining, decorative painting and stenciling were then used to recreate the original designs on all the doors, baseboards and shutters. The level of skill and craftsmanship required was unparalleled by any other restoration they had completed to date, bringing this particular project to an exciting and exceptional close. Further repair and restoration to the exterior of the mansion is currently in the planning process.

Founded in 1884, PDCA represents the interests of professional painting and decorating contractors nationwide. Among the most prominent objectives of PDCA are the enhancement and further development of the painting and decorating profession and industry.

Today, PDCA represents the interests of over 5,000 owners and top-flight managers from more than 2,500 painting and decorating firms across the U.S. and Canada.

Front Door Refinishing

One thing you might not know about John Neill Painting & Decorating is that we also do front door refinishing in Philadelphia and The Main Line. If your front door is looking a little dull, you may want to consider having it refinished this summer so it will be sound and properly protected before the colder months arrive. Depending on the condition of the door, it may only require cleaning and applying a fresh coat of varnish. If the door gets direct exposure to the sun however, stripping, staining and applying 2 coats of marine varnish may be the best option. This was the case for these two doors in Gladwyne, PA and Chestnut Hill, PA, and I think it’s safe to say the results are stunning. Let our team of craftsmen update your front entrance with the best and most durable products on the market.

Front Door Refinishing in Philadelphia & The Main Line

 

 

 

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