Utah’s Top Rated Local® Painting Contractor Award Winner: EmeraldPro Painting of Salt Lake City

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that EmeraldPro Painting of Salt Lake City is a 2018 award winner due to their phenomenal online reputation!

“We had a great experience with Seth and his painters. We had them power wash and paint our house while we were out of town. When we got back, Seth wanted to come over and go over the job with us to make sure it was to our satisfaction. Honestly, we really had to look hard to find anything, and what we found was extremely minor. We can’t say enough good about this company. We’ll use them again for any painting projects we have!” -Debbie R.

“Seth and his crew are true professionals. I had several rooms that needed attention, some more complex than others, but the end result is amazing. Every room showed special care was taken to maximize the best possible outcome. I’m having them back to paint my massive-sized fence in the spring!” -Sue P.

These are just two of the many positive reviews EmeraldPro Painting of Salt Lake City has received, contributing to their exemplary 93.00 Rating Score™. Because of that high Rating Score, they’ve scored a spot in the top five painting contractors in the whole state of Utah.

Not Your Average Painting Company

Seth Watson, the owner of EmeraldPro Painting of Salt Lake City took a few minutes to speak with us about his business and what drives him and his team to be one of the very best at what they do. “I thoroughly enjoy working with people and helping them to improve their house. Some people are painting to sell their house, but most of the time, they are painting because they want their house to have a certain feeling about it.” He said, “They want it to feel fresh or new or modern, and that’s always the most fun part — being able to provide them a living space that they can enjoy and be proud of.”

Because of their awesome online reputation, Seth and his team have been able to gain a ton of business just through word of mouth. “Online is one form of word of mouth. If you don’t know someone that is a good painter, you go online and you look at reviews. Word of mouth is probably the strongest way to get work, but when other people rate you online, that’s a type of word of mouth, where they’re voicing their opinion publicly.”

Building Success Through Work That Speaks For Itself

We’re sure you want to know EmeraldPro of Salt Lake City’s secret to success. We certainly did! Turns out, it’s relatively simple and all about customer service. When we asked Seth, he said, “I don’t know if it’s necessarily a secret it’s just treating your customers the way they should be treated and doing quality work that kind of speaks for itself.”


Congratulations to the team at EmeraldPro of Salt Lake City for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Painting Contractors Award Winner: Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting is a 2018 award winner for painting contractors in Colorado!

If your home or business in Denver could use a fresh coat of paint, there’s no better painting contractor to turn to than Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting.

Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting has earned more than 100 online reviews with an average rating of 4.78 stars, an astounding Rating Score™ of 97.79 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 painting contractors in all of Colorado!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from their happy clients:

“We were extremely pleased with Colorado [Commercial & Residential] Painting, from the bid process to the final product. They recommended the correct type of paint for our stucco home, and their price was much lower than a competitor who painted many homes in our neighborhood. Every aspect of the job was on time and done well. The crew did a fantastic job and finished our house in less time than expected. My husband and I were extremely impressed with this company, and we would highly recommend them.” – Mary D

Not Your Average Painting Contractor

The team at Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting focuses on quality and professionalism in everything they do. Their goal is to provide their clients with a superior experience from start to finish.

From the initial point of contact to the end of the transaction, Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting is committed to providing the best possible customer experience, educating their customers and delivering a job well done.

Although Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting is a community-based company, they have the resources of a much larger company. They utilize the latest technology and have effective systems in place to ensure a flawless execution.

We asked the owner of Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting, Trevor Marshall, why they do what they do. Here’s what he had to say:

“We do what we do because we love helping businesses and people in Colorado protect their homes and property.”

Building Success By Exceeding Expectations

Trevor credits Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting’s impeccable online reputation to his team’s commitment to exceeding their customers’ expectations with every interaction:

“Our goal is to consistently earn five-star reviews with every client we serve.”

In addition to building a strong online reputation, Trevor has worked to build his business by staying involved in the community and volunteering throughout the Denver Metro area. Furthermore, they are affiliated with industry associations and are active members.

We asked Trevor what advice he has for other business owners looking to build their business and grow their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“Pay attention to your customers’ needs and listen. Be transparent, and let your customers know your purpose. It takes work to build a great reputation, and engaging with your customers is key. It is essential that you actively follow up with your clients and respond when they reach out. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for a review. It only helps when you get feedback from your customers on how you can be better. Additionally, it is important that you resolve issues in a timely manner.”


Congratulations to the team at Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Trevor, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a great painting contractor in the Denver area, we highly recommend Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting. Visit their website today!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Painting Contractors Award Winner: Valdez Painting Inc

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Valdez Painting Inc is a 2018 award winner for painting contractors in Utah!

If you’re in need of a professional painting contractor in Utah, there’s no better company to turn to than Valdez Painting Inc.

Valdez Painting Inc has earned multiple online reviews with an average rating of 4.94 stars, an impressive Rating Score™ of 89.41 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 painting contractors in all of Utah!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews their happy clients have given them:

“The pricing for sandblasting was good and comparable to other local businesses. What sets Valdez Painting apart is their personal dedication to fantastic service. I will use them again for sure!” Cameron R

Not Your Average Painting Companies

There are many things make Valdez Painting different from other painting companies in Utah, but according to Jennifer Valdez, the Vice President of Valdez Painting, the biggest thing that sets them apart is the materials they use.

Most other shops use water-based industrial enamel, which gets the job done but doesn’t last. Valdez Painting, on the other hand, uses an epoxy primer and a urethane finish, ensuring professional, long-lasting results.

Valdez Painting was founded in Hawaii in 1995 by father and son, Fred and Tony Valdez. What was only meant to be a short-term stay ended up stretching to 20 years, and the first job the company ever took on was a power plant in Hawaii. Tony followed in Fred’s footsteps as an industrial painter, and he continues to provide the same integrity and high-level of service that his father did before him.

Building Success Through Great Service

Jennifer credits the company’s strong online reputation to their team’s commitment to providing great service for their clients.

“We don’t ask people to leave reviews; we just do quality work. We’re not the cheapest — and we’re not the most expensive — but we always try to provide the best service!”

That same commitment to quality service has also led to numerous referrals for the business. And because of the company’s great location, they get a lot of walk-in business from the foot traffic around them.

We asked Jennifer what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s what she had to say:

“Stay true to what you do, and do it well. We could easily lower our prices by offering cheaper materials, but we know they won’t last, so instead, we do it right.”


Congratulations to the team at Valdez Painting Inc for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jennifer, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re in need of a professional, experienced painting contractor, we highly recommend working with Valdez Painting. Visit their website today!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Painting Contractors Award Winner: Goodwin & Sons Painting

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, thanks to their phenomenal Rating Score™, Goodwin & Sons Painting is a 2018 award winner!

With dozens of positive reviews across multiple verified review sites, an incredible 96.21 Rating Score and the 2018 Top Rated Local award for painting contractors in Arizona, no other company can compare to Goodwin & Sons Painting.  just one of the many five-star reviews that helped them get there:

“Justin and his crew did a great job with the interior painting and drywall fixes in my house. From the start, their bid was very competitive and [my] questions were always answered quickly. On the day of the project, the crew worked very efficiently and did A+ work. Highly recommend.” – Glenn L

Not Your Average Painting Company

Unlike other painting contractors, Goodwin & Sons Painting takes on a lot of unique jobs — not just strictly painting jobs. In addition to painting the walls, they’ll also take care of the trim and take steps to ensure that the paint lasts longer and looks better, even if it takes more time.

When asked why they do what they do, Justin Goodwin, owner of Goodwin & Sons Painting, says that he wants to build a solid foundation for a business that he can pass down to his family. He enjoys interacting with people in the community, including making friends and building relationships with local business owners.

Building Success Through Great Work and Never Cutting Corners

While Goodwin & Sons does spread the word about their services with a local billboard, the majority of their business comes from reviews and word-of-mouth referrals from their satisfied customers. Justin credits their online reputation and referrals to the high-quality of work that Goodwin & Sons provides, as well as their dedication to never cutting corners.

When asked what advice he would like to pass on to other companies who are looking to grow their business and build a solid online reputation, Justin had these words of wisdom to pass along:

“The biggest secret to success is keeping the lines of communication open with both your employees and your customers. If you never leave anything unanswered, it will make life and business much easier.”


Congratulations to the team at Goodwin & Sons Painting for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Justin, for sharing your secrets to success with us!

If your home or commercial business in Tucson is in need of a fresh coat of paint, we highly recommend that you work with Goodwin & Sons Painting. To learn more about this amazing company, visit their website today.

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Painting Contractor Award Winner: Mansour Valley Painting

Introducing Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Painting Contractor Award Winner — Mansour Valley Painting

We are thrilled to announce that Mansour Valley Painting is a 2018 Top Rated Local® award winner, due to the many terrific reviews their customers have left for them all over the internet. These reviews have earned them an impressive 95.69 Rating Score™. Here are a couple of our favorites:

“We hired James and his team to paint a few interior rooms, and we couldn’t be happier! [The team] demonstrated incredible craftsmanship and care in our home and exceeded any other paint contractor experiences we have had in the past. They carefully patched and prepped the rooms before painting, and they pointed out a few areas that I had not included in the job but needed to be touched up. Great communication, awesome attention to detail and they left the place spotless. I can’t recommend them highly enough!” -Keith D.

“It is not every day you work with a company that can really communicate and give you exactly what you are looking for, even if you didn’t know what you were looking for when you started your project! Thanks, MVP!” -Marina M.

Not Your Typical Painting Contractor

Clearly, Mansour Valley Painting has done quite a bit to impress their clients. We had a chance to speak with owner, James Mansour, about his company’s online reputation and success. With a focus on delivering quality work, the Mansour team treats every home they work in as if it was their own.

There is no shortage of experience on their team, in fact, James himself has been painting since he was 10 years old. With such extensive expertise and wholehearted dedication to their work, you can absolutely count on Mansour Valley Painting to get the job done right the first time.

If you ask James, his business’ secret to success is simple. He says, “We honor our responsibilities as a leader in the painting and protective coating industry. We provide our employees with the highest level of technical training and safety education while providing our highest level of service and quality assurance in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.”

Building Success Through Quality Work and Integrity

At the end of the day, Mansour Valley Painting’s dedication to their customers is abundantly clear. How do they make sure their customer base stays strong and loyal? According to James, “Word of mouth is our major driver. We offer a referral bonus to all of our customers if they refer a new client over to us. We utilize advertising with our customer base, rather than spending it on things we aren’t sure will work.”


Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us, James! Congratulations to you and your entire team on your 2018 Top Rated Local award!

Is your home in need of a great paint job? If so, we highly recommend that you get in touch with Mansour Valley Painting! Find out more about them and the services they offer on their website.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Painting Contractor Award Winner: Karen’s Company Inc.

Top Rated Local® is proud to announce that Karen’s Company Inc. is Colorado’s 2018 winner for painting contractors.

Karen’s Company Inc. is a painting company serving Boulder County, Broomfield County and the surrounding communities with a variety of top-notch painting services. Regardless of whether clients are looking for a simple color consultation or full exterior painting for their home, Karen’s Company Inc. offers a next-level experience from start to finish.

With an unwavering focus on customer service and excellence, Karen’s Company Inc. has earned countless positive reviews and a 98.2 Rating Score™. Here’s an example of just one of their many outstanding reviews:

“I moved into my home a year ago and have had several painting projects. Karen’s Company is absolutely the best! I had to learn the hard way (with two other companies) to find a professional, organized painter who truly cares about their work and their customers. I’ll never hire any company but Karen’s!” – Lisa B

How do they do it? We took a few minutes to talk with Business Manager Jeff Van Dehy to find out.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

Unlike other companies, every single review we get is organic. We do good work, and the community wants to support us because of that good work. It’s that simple.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

There are many different painting companies out there, but the one big thing that sets us apart is that we were founded by a craftsman.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

When Karen founded our company, it was almost a social contract. In short, if she could find other people who shared her passion, she wanted to be able to provide them with employment and a good living.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

We start by figuring out how many jobs we can manage throughout the year, and then we build our marketing strategy from there.

Our number one source for business is repeat customers, followed closely by warm referrals, which is why we always call and ask for referrals. We also have branded vehicles and apparel.

Furthermore, we have a website, and we are always trying to add fresh content to it, as well as to our Facebook page. When we feel the need to throw more money at marketing, we run an Adwords program.

Last but not least, we get a lot of leads from third parties, like Thumbtack, Porch and HomeAdvisor.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

We treat our customers as our neighbors, and we encourage other businesses to do the same. When you combine this approach to customers with quality service, it’s easy to ask happy customers to spread the word. When you make an impact on your customers, good or bad, they’ll share their experience.


From all of us at Top Rated Local to the team at Karen’s Company Inc., congratulations on being a 2018 Top Rated Award Winner and for providing such spectacular service to your clients.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Painting Contractor Award Winner: Paint Pals

We are excited to announce that Paint Pals has won a Top Rated Local® award due to their terrific 98.5 Rating Score™!

Paint Pals has certainly made a positive impression on their countless happy clients. Here are a couple of our favorite reviews:

“The Paint Pals team did a great job from start to end. Justin came out and gave a detailed estimate. He was friendly and knowledgeable about all of my questions. The crew came out and power washed the house. They did a great job on all the prep work. The crew came out and painted the house making sure they got done everything that was asked. They made sure to get all the touch-ups done on walkthroughs. The whole staff was very nice and courteous through the whole job. I would recommend them to [paint] your house.” – Jon P.

“We had another great experience with Paint Pals! We decided to move forward with an exterior paint job. Justin was prompt, professional, and discussed their process at length. The painters came a week early, did a great job of matching the color, and completed quality work in a timely manner. We were so excited with the finished product — they helped make the exterior of our home look new again. Justin, Julian, and the team paid close attention to the small details and we are forever grateful for their services!” -Adam F.

Owner, Shane Walter kindly sat down with us and told us how his company built up such a great online reputation. Here’s what he had to say:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

The secret to our success is the unique design of our business with an infrastructure centered around our customers. Word of mouth is our bread and butter, so we do whatever it takes to make sure we’re giving the best to our clients.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We can boil this answer down to two main things: our people and our willingness to adjust. The people on our team really make us who we are. They all truly care about the work we do. As for our flexibility, we believe it is a vital part of running a great business. We look at everything from the customer’s perspective.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

I worked for a painting company while attending Colorado State University and discovered I had a passion for the industry. I really enjoyed the work and realized that it provides so much value to our community. I know I wouldn’t be happy pushing papers in a cubicle somewhere.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

Our marketing, like everything else we do, is approached with a ‘customer-first’ mindset. We are really good about asking for referrals and writing thank you letters to our clients. Since the bulk of our business comes from word of mouth, we also offer a referral reward program.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Make sure you are 100-percent passionate about the work you do, keep an eye on the big picture, and remember that you and only you determine where your company goes. Also, always ask for the referral.

Thank you, Shane, for taking the time to speak with us! Congratulations to you and your company on your Top Rated Local® award.

If you’re looking for excellent painting services in Northern Colorado, we highly recommend Paint Pals. Learn more about them on their website.