Exterior Painting

Anyone can slap a coat of paint on the side of your house. Our team specializes in restoring homes to their former glory.

Jim and Helen Hutton of Wilmette summarized their experience so well, we thought there was really no better way to describe a Ragsdale paint job than to share their April 11, 2016 letter:

“Today is the first day of our second six months enjoying our beautifully restored and repainted exterior of our home of nearly 45 years.  Just six months ago at the end of last week, Ragsdale, Inc. wrapped up a singularly outstanding piece of work that has pleased us beyond our expectations and really impressed our neighbors.  One way Helen and I can describe our deep and sincere satisfaction with your company’s excellent work is that we have both shared ear-to-ear smiles every day for the last 183 days as we were coming and going.  Actually that really means twice the number of smiles, a whole year’s worth!  Perhaps all of our comings and goings were just excuses to get outside to see our cool exterior.

Have I mentioned that we are extremely happy with the outcome of your efforts on our project?

Ragsdale, Inc has built an incredible brand.  We were introduced to your company in an unexpected way.  We ordered from our regular, local garage door firm a custom wood replacement matching our original 75-year-old door.  At first we had no knowledge of your company and no idea that Ragsdale, Inc. was this company’s go to painting contractor for finishing many of their custom jobs.  We learned, however, that we could finish the door ourselves, or we could speak to you, the subcontractor, about the painting products and methods you use.  We chose to have your company finish the door, and within the estimated time agreed upon, an 8 ft. x 7 ft. sample of your work was delivered and installed.  We were absolutely thrilled and, in a matter of days, we contracted Ragsdale, Inc. to do our entire exterior.  We now know we chose the best!

True to your professional reputation that you advertise and stand by, your long term, full-time employees worked with purpose, skill, commitment, reliability and pride to deliver the best work they could possibly do.  They cared about the result as if it were their own home.  These workers were courteous, enjoyable to be around, and paid remarkable attention to detail.

Specific examples of the exemplary work Ragsdale provided us included:

  • Listened to what we envisioned for the final look.
  • Provided and applied multiple paint samples in the range we specified.
  • Freely shared expertise, hints, ideas, and advice on materials and vendors.
  • Thoroughly prepared by scraping and sanding all trim and siding as needed.
  • Replaced major portions of fascia perfectly matching the original design.
  • Procured a perfect replacement for the original turned wooden porch pillar.
  • Restored portions of damaged moldings by rebuilding the profiles.
  • Replicated the original but damaged pair of window shutters and exterior wood-box door.
  • Matched and replaced worn or missing exterior shingles, hardware items and fixtures.
  • Power washed two deck areas and a stone chimney, all needing refurbishing.
  • Met or exceeded all of the conditions of our contract.
  • Quickly responded throughout the entire process to all of our many questions and emails.

We intend to rely on your services for future needs, and we will recommend enthusiastically your services to family and friends.  Thank you for being exactly the kind of company people can respect, admire and appreciate.  Ragsdale, Inc. delivered results we could have only dreamed possible.”

The Hutten’s Residence:

Exterior Painting - House

Close-up Exterior Painting

Here’s a brief list of our exterior services:

Fine Painting & Staining

Paint Removal

Entry and Garage Door Refinishing

Rot Repair and Replacement

Window Restoration

Power Washing

Shutter Replacement

Garden Furniture Restoration

Deck & Fence Cleaning, Repair, and Finishing