Kenneth W. Axt & Associates
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Kenneth W. Axt & Associates has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 189 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Kenneth W. Axt & Associates has been painting Atlanta's fine homes for over 40 years. We maintain high standards of workmanship and use only the highest-quality materials. Our office staff is very service oriented and friendly, and they love getting to know our customers and their needs. We stress fairness and honesty with our customers."

Ken Axt | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Kenneth W. Axt & Associates is a residential painting company. The company gives detailed, thorough painting and carpentry estimates on-site. Kenneth W. Axt & Associates also offers free color and design advice. In addition to these services, the company performs stucco repair, siding replacement, and gutter installation.
A ten-year warranty is available to customers.
Company History
Kenneth Axt started the company in 1973, and it is still family owned and managed.
Employee Information
With only 25 painters, Ken is a very hands-on owner. He and his brother, David, do all the estimates and oversee the daily operations of the company.
Areas Served
Canton, Waleska, Woodstock, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Roswell, Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs, Smyrna, Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Decatur, Tucker, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Snellville, Suwanee

“They were very professional, they arrived on time. They get their job done when they say they'll get it done. They meet the estimate and never go over. They're just very nice kind people, and they also do an excellent job, high quality. They did interior painting and it looks wonderful. I would grade them A+.”

“They were fantastic, they did interior work. The home looks great, I would grade them A+. I would highly recommend them.”

“I think Kenneth were absolutely fantastic. They are one of the best groups I've ever worked with. They stood behind their work. They are A++. We are really satisfied. We were really careful about who we chose, and they just did a phenomenal job. They did exterior work, and it looks phenomenal.”

“It was definitely positive. They scheduled and showed up when they scheduled it. They communicated very well with us about what they were going to do and how they were going to do it. They did an excellent job of evaluating the house ahead of time and got some really good structural work done before they painted. It just was a very positive experience. It was exterior work. It's looking great. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did exterior work. It looks gorgeous, they did an amazing job, and we are so glad that we went with them. They get an A.”

“They were painting my house. The work was done very well and timely. They did the exterior, and it looks excellent. I'm going to rate them A.”

“It was absolutely positive. What made it positive was their estimator, the time in which they came out, their responsiveness, their professionalism, and the end result—the product. Exterior painting. The exterior looks great. I'd give them an A+. I'm about to call them this week to do our interior.”

“I would grade them an A+, they were very good.”

“They did some painting work I'm thinking a year ago. I thought that they did a good job. They explained what they were going to do, and they did what they explained. I had an interior hall done, but the bulk of the work done was staining an exterior fence and deck. I'd rate them A+. I have recommended them and will probably continue to do so.”

“They painted the front of our house and the front porch. Good. And they cleaned up. I liked that they cleaned up afterward. They were neat. They met our timeframe. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were really good. I have no hesitation. They did interior. They did my master bedroom, my kitchen, and my hallway and ceiling. They did a really good job. We had a misunderstanding about something I thought they were going to do, and they did it for me. They're very good. I have no trouble. I'd rate them A+.”

“It was exterior work, and my home looks fine. I would grade them A.”

“They did interior painting. We've used them before, so we are repeat customers. I would grade them A.”

“They did interior work. The home looks good. I'd give them an A.”

“They painted the exterior. The exterior looks good. They get an A.”

“They were very good.”

“They were very good, and we were extremely satisfied. They painted the inside and outside of our house, and they were extremely thorough. They were very attentive to detail. I would give them an A+. They were incredible.”

“They did an excellent job. They painted several rooms. They were absolutely on time, they were very courteous, and they did exactly what they said they were going to do. It was an excellent experience all around. I'd definitely give them an A.”

“We've been very happy with their services. This is the second time we've used them, and we would highly recommend them. I like that they are very thorough and detailed. It's always about service and quality for us, and they exceeded in both of those. I would give them an A.”

“They were excellent. They were on time and professional—A.”

“I think they do an excellent job, very professional, and I've used them to do the outside of my house two times. I would grade them an A-, only because the last time they knocked my grill over and messed it up.”

“They were very nice and very helpful. I would grade them an A.”

“It's been a couple of years, and they did well. I would grade them an A.”

“I think they did work outside for us. They did a very good job, they were very responsive, the gentlemen cleaned up very well after, and we were very pleased with them. I would grade them an A. They were great. I think we wrote them a note afterward.”

“They did what they said they were going to do when they said they were going to do it. I would grade them an A. Of all the painters that I've used in the years, they showed up when they said they would and did what they said they were going to do—they did their job. I have already recommended them.”

“I was very pleased with them. I would grade them an A.”

“I liked the owner. He did a good job with assisting with what needed to be done and was knowledgeable.”

“They did fine. They were fast, prompt, and accurate. I would recommend them.”

“They do great work. I've done business with Kenneth Axt & Associates over the years, and they are wonderful people. They came one day and prepared, and then came back the following day and painted. They didn't waste any time. They got it done very promptly. The customer service was perfect. I had used them in the past to paint the exterior of the house, and the paint job on the house has held up over ten years at this point. The only thing I've had to call them back for was to repaint the deck, but that's not their fault because the deck absorbs a lot of paint and has to handle the rain and everything. They're an A+ company.”

“They are the best. They have painted the inside and outside. I'd give them an A+.”

“We used Kenneth Axt & Associates. They're in Best Pick Reports. They're wonderful. He came and gave us the estimate, and they didn't make any messes. They cleaned up after themselves, and they were all very polite. I'd give them an A.”

“I used Kenneth Axt & Associates for outside house painting, and I loved them. They get an A from me.”

“Their crew is wonderful. They did painting, and they are very conscious and clean up and all that. They did interior and exterior painting. They have the same interior crew that they had when we lived here before, which was seven years ago.”

“We got a painter years ago out of Best Pick Reports called Kenneth Axt & Associates, and we would hire them again in a heartbeat. He painted most of the interior rooms and probably the whole house, including the outside. I'd give them an A+. I like them a lot.”

“I liked their attention to detail, especially in carpentry and the fixes that are required before the actual painting. They painted the entire exterior of the house. There were some areas with wood rot or whatever that they actually had to fix before they did the painting. I found out about them through Best Pick Reports. They deserve an A+.”

“They're very professional about it. They come when they say they will, and the quality of the work is very good. This year, they did interior painting, and in the past, they painted the exterior of our home. They were recommended to us by a friend who had used them in the past. I would give them an A+ because they were very good.”

“I recently used Kenneth Axt & Associates, and I had really good results with them. They did exterior painting for me. I liked the quality of the work that was done. When they initially came out to do the estimates, they were early. A lot of companies wouldn't come at all, or they would be really late coming out. I have a lot of reservations about doing business with companies that are late. However, Kenneth Axt & Associates was very professional. They had quality inspectors that came out daily to inspect the work that was done by their personnel. They did a final walk-around review to make sure that we were satisfied with the work that was done, and I was very pleased with the work that they did. They get an A rating from me.”

“They have done work for me twice in the past, and I have always been very happy with their work.”

“I have used him multiple times—I've got a history with them. Most recently, they did exterior painting. They do what they say what they are going to do, and they do a quality job.”

“So far, it has been good. I have not gotten around to inspecting what they did, but things seem to be good so far. They painted the exterior of the house. They did the job and that was it.”

“They painted the exterior of the house, and I would recommend them to others.”

“Kenneth Axt & Associates did a good job.”

“The number one thing was I liked was how Kenneth, the owner, was involved. When there were issues—and for any project, you're going to have something—he was attentive to it. His interest in making sure we were happy with the work was probably one of the big reasons we went with him. They did painting and wood trim repair and replacement. It was a complete exterior job; they were repainting the house. I think that we found him through Best Pick Reports. I would give him an A.”

“I liked the communication level as far as keeping me updated with what they were going to do and at what time, and I liked the quality of the work that was performed. They did interior painting, touching up drywall, and touching up some wood damage. I have used them for many, many years now. I would give them an A.”

“Kenneth Axt & Associates painted the exterior and interior of my house, and it was good quality of work. I had them do two different jobs. They were pretty good with follow-up and keeping us updated with what was going on. They were recommended by a neighbor.”

“I liked their work, and they were very cordial and very professional. They did painting and some carpentry work. I had seen one of my neighbors use them, and I was looking to get some work done, so I used them twice. I chose them the first time because I saw them at my neighbor's house, and I used them the second time because I saw their work and was satisfied with them.”

“We have used them twice. They're a great crew, and he's a nice guy. They did good work, and they were clean and efficient. Most recently, he painted several rooms in the house and the ceilings throughout. Prior to that, they did the outside of the house. They also do carpentry work. Wherever there was dry rot or anything like that, he had a team that knew how to fix it. I have recommended Kenneth Axt & Associates to several people.”

“Kenneth Axt & Associates has done painting outside for me. I liked that they did not try to upsell me. They were recommended to me by a friend.”

“Kenneth W. Axt & Associates is wonderful. I've done business with them over the years. They do great work, and the customer service is perfect. They don't waste time, and they get it done very promptly. In the past, they painted the exterior of the house, and the job has held up for ten years—A+.”

“We would hire Kenneth W. Axt & Associates again in a heartbeat. They painted probably the whole house, including most of the interior rooms and the outside. I like them a lot. They're an A+ company.”

“We used Kenneth W. Axt, and they were great. They were all very polite, they didn't make any messes, and they cleaned up after themselves. It was wonderful. They deserve an A+.”

“I love Kenneth W. Axt & Associates. They painted the outside of the house, and they get an A from me.”

“We had our house painted by Kenneth Axt & Associates, and they did an excellent job. I'd definitely use them again. They scraped the whole house and replaced the rotten wood. Then, they repainted everything and did a beautiful job. I'd rate them as an A+.”

“Kenneth Axt & Associates painted the exterior of my house, and they were fantastic. We really, really enjoyed working with Kenneth Axt and his brother. We've made several recommendations and referrals since then. They did a really, really nice job. We liked their attention to detail on the initial quote. One of the Axt brothers—I think it was Ken—came to the house. We'd gotten several quotes, and the other companies were here for 10 to 15 minutes. I think he was on site for over an hour, and he gave me probably a three-page written quote. He took the time to show me exactly where I had wood damage and exactly how they were going to be painting. I had some woodwork that was replaced with PVC, and he was meticulous. I'm pretty anal when it comes to that type of stuff, and he really took the time to explain what they were quoting me for and how the work was going to be done. On top of that, they pressure washed my driveway and sidewalk. It was just a very nice extra touch. I can't say anything but positive stuff about them. They would definitely get an A, if not an A+.”

“I have used the paint service twice, and I would highly recommend them. They've painted the outside and the inside of my home. I'd give them an A rating.”

“Kenneth Axt did the work, and he subcontracted a freelancer. It was super. He said he'd be here at seven in the morning, and he was here at seven in the morning. He said he'd leave at 3:30 in the afternoon, and he did. He got it done in the time allotted, and he did a great job. I would rate Kenneth Axt as an A.”

“They did a great job. I think one of the brothers came initially to do a walk through. Their portfolio was very professional—everything was. I was impressed by the customer service. The crew that came was good, and they were very considerate of the house while going in and out and doing the work. Everything went well. There were a couple of things that stood out. I called their office, and they took care of it the next day, so I would definitely go with them again. I think I found them in Best Pick Reports. They did everything on the exterior, and they earned an A.”

“They removed the shutters. We bought new shutters that were supposed to be hung while I was away, but they had nailed the shutters into our stucco. I told Kenneth, and he took care of it. He fixed it up and did a great job. I would highly recommend him. A friend of mine was the president of a paint store, and he always used Kenneth Axt. We used him a couple years ago, and then we used someone else that we didn't think was very good. We had Kenneth do our whole house. He painted everything. I would say they deserve an A. They stepped up and took care of it when they made a mistake. They did a good job, and he had good people. They showed up on time, they were conscientious, and they cleaned up afterward.”

“I thought they were awesome. The bid was very detailed—I think it took him an hour. I think it was two pages, and I don't think he left anything undone. I had other companies come out, and it took them five or ten minutes. He took a long time, and he really looked at everything—he got his binoculars out. Right from the start, he was off on the right foot by paying attention to detail. From there on, everything else was like that. I had a lot of carpentry work done, and I think that took about a week. Everybody always showed up. They were always working the whole time. Even when they got to the painting, they were very detailed, and they did a great job. They'd get an A from me, and I don't normally give A-grades. Everybody was great—they were really, really good. I didn't have any complaints at all.”

“It took a little longer than I thought it would—not because anything they did, but because we were battling the weather. Once they were done with the outside, we were so pleased with their work that we decided to have them do some interior work. We originally had a couple of rooms done because we were going to put it on the market. We liked the work of their gold crew so much that we had them come back and complete the interior of the house. We have nothing negative to say—they were excellent painters. Both sets of painters did an excellent job, so I would use them again if I needed some additional painting. They did excellent work, and I have no complaints.”

“Kenneth W. Axt did exceptional work. They were dependable and very friendly, and they cleaned up. They did interior and exterior work. I think I found them in Best Pick Reports. I'd give them an A.”

“They were top-notch. They did exterior painting. They were actually recommended by our next-door neighbor, so it was a word of mouth referral. I would say there were absolutely no complaints—they're an A.”

“I think they did a really thorough job, and they did a very thorough job during the estimate. They identified rotten pieces of wood and things like that. There's nothing that I thought should've gone better—everything was fine. It was exterior trim painting and gutter replacement. I would give them an A+. I got Kenneth Axt out of the Best Pick Reports book.”

“Everything's fine. I'm satisfied with the porch painting—they did a great job. There's really nothing they can improve upon. I'd give them an A or an A+.”

“It went very well for me. It was all exterior work and painting. For the most part, it was painting and carpentry. I'd give them an A rating.”

“I've used that Kenneth Axt for painting. They've painted a couple times for me, and they are very good. They painted the exterior and replaced some boards on the chimney. They've done our house twice over the years. I would give them an A grade. I found out about them through Best Pick Reports.”

“I thought they were very professional and just did a really, really good job. It was exactly as they reported it would be. They did exterior painting for us. I think I found them through the Best Pick Reports book. I'd rate them as an A.”

“They had a little difficulty getting started because of the weather and stuff, but when they finally got started, the guys did a very good job. We needed to have all the trim painted on our home. We also needed some wood replaced where it had rotted. They did both of those jobs. They replaced all the wood, and then they came back and did the painting. I talked to several different painters before I chose them. I guess I'd give them an A because they did a good job for me.”

“They have a lady who's a decorator. She came out before the work just to kind of consult with us about the color selections and give us some advice, which I thought was a unique feature—for a painter to have their own decorator on staff to help people make decisions. They painted the kitchen cabinets, walls, and ceiling. They pretty much did an entire paint job in the kitchen. I think I may have seen them in Best Pick Reports. I would say they're an A.”

“We had some issues, but once we addressed them with Kenneth, they were taken care of immediately. It was something to do with the caulking, but they were very responsible. I'd give them an A grade.”

“They were very thorough and very conscientious. Since they've done the painting for us, they've come back and reworked some of the house. We had it painted three or four years ago, and they came out this year and did a touch up for us. I'd strongly recommend them. I don't remember how I chose them, but it may have been with Best Pick Reports. I'd give them an A.”

“Kenneth W. Axt & Associates did great work. We were very pleased with them, so I'd give them an A.”

“They did exterior painting, and I was very happy with it. I found them in Best Pick Reports while shopping around. They deserve an A.”

“We haven't had any painting done recently, but they did a great job when they did exterior painting. I think they were thorough, and they did the job pretty quickly. I think somebody in the neighborhood had used them and recommended them. I'd give them an A rating.”

“They were on time and thorough, and they cleaned up well. They came when they were supposed to. They backed up their work. They were easy to deal with. They painted the interior of the house. They were recommended by a friend. I'd rate them as an A.”

“Some touchups needed to be done after it was finished, but the painters came right back and did exactly what we needed done. We were very pleased with that. It still looks good, and it's coming on a year and a couple of months. It's good. My husband was familiar with the company, so that was why we chose them. I would give them an A.”

“Kenneth Axt did interior painting, and everything went the way I expected. There were no problems at all. I'd say they're a middle A grade company.”

“We're very happy. They were very meticulous and paid attention to detail. They painted the exterior of our home, and they just did a really good job. We did a little bit of research and looked at the ratings of different companies, the awards they'd won, and things like that. Of course, we had price quotes, too, but several companies would not give us price quotes. We liked the fact that they had a color consultant who would come to our home to help us decide on the color. I'd would give them an A.”

“They repainted the exterior trim, which had been painted several years ago. I had a tree fall through my house, so the house was repainted. The trim on the paint was molding and turning black, and it looked absolutely disgusting. I called the company that had done the paintwork a while back, and they had said that it was painted with an oil base, and oil attracts mildew. I said, 'Well, why would you paint with oil-based paint?' They told me it was because of the insurance—they wouldn't pay them to coat in between it, so they put another layer of oil on it. They caused me is a big problem because now, I probably have a mold and mildew problem. It molded, peeled, cracked, and turned black. When I was calling for paint estimates, I was looking for someone who would not just come out and paint, but could understand my problem and then fix it. I really liked Kenneth. When he came out, he was very, very meticulous with his estimate. He was very, very detail-oriented, and I just felt like I needed somebody who was going to be detail-oriented on this job. Obviously, he's a super guy. The difference between Kenneth Axt and a lot of these companies is that a lot of them will come out, walk in the house for 20 minutes, and give you an estimate that is totally different from what they actually charge you at the end of the day. I had a lot of wood trim that was rotting and needed replaced, and if you don't go poke each and every board and know what really needs to be fixed, then the actual cost versus the estimate can be quite different. He was very meticulous—he was out at my house for two to two and a half hours doing the estimate. He didn't charge me a dime for the estimate, and it wasn't as if he was trying to sell me 7,000 other services. He was there to address exactly what my concerns were. He did offer me other services. He said, 'We can pressure wash your driveway for this amount of money,' and I was like, 'Done—I'll take it.' He offered me other things, but he wasn't pushy or anything like that. He seemed very knowledgeable, and he was honest with me, too. He told me, 'You're probably going to continue to have problems with this. We'll do what we can, but you're just chasing the problem. Hopefully, we'll get rid of 90 percent of the problem.' He didn't try to tell me this was going to solve everything forever. He gave me a three-year warranty, and the job that they did looks really nice, and, so far, it is holding up really nicely. I would definitely give them an A.”

“Kenneth Axt was fantastic. We have a hard coat stucco house, so we're very cautious. They did a phenomenal job, and the color was perfect. They were nice to deal with, too. We'd use them again in a heartbeat. They're A+.”

“They were outstanding. I liked everything about them. They were punctual and professional, worked all day long, and cleaned up after themselves. The quality of workmanship was excellent.”

“Kenneth Axt painted our house, and they gave us an extremely detailed estimate—right down to every board they were going to replace. They also sent a color consultant out to talk to my wife and give her advice before they came out and painted. They were very professional, and they finished the work on time and on budget.”

“They were outstanding. They did what they said they were going to do, they were very efficient, and they cleaned up after themselves. All of the workers were very good and polite—it was just very good. I'd give them an A+.”

“They come when they say, they're on time, and they clean up after themselves. This is the second time I've used them. They did the exterior the first time, and the second time, they did all of the rooms inside. They sent a decorator out to help me choose the colors, and the work was finished in a reasonable amount of time. I would rate them an A++. I'll use them again, and I have already recommended them to other people.”

“I liked their attention to detail. They did a great job. They did exterior work, and I'm having them back for interior work soon. Everything was good. The technicians were good—they answered all my questions. I would rate them an A+. They were fantastic. I would recommend them to anybody who asked me.”

“They did a fantastic job. They were right on time, they worked like heck, and they got the job done. I would give them the top rating.”

“A few years ago, they painted my whole house, and they did an excellent job. They actually gave me an hour of consultation to pick paint, which was kind of a nice, little thing. I was really happy with them, so we've had them come and repaint something in the last six months. They're very professional, and they did a great job. I'd give them an A. They did a really good job.”

“I think they're number one—a high-quality painter that uses good materials. I'm in the building business, so I know a good paint job when I see it. They were careful, they didn't make a mess, and they were neat with their work. They matched colors very well, so I was very happy. I've had them do other work as well, and I'd give them an A.”

“They did a medium-sized exterior job for us. We had questions about some work that was done, and they addressed the issue quickly and to our satisfaction. They were timely, and I have not had to call them back to touch anything up. They were super to work with. I have no complaints, and I will definitely be looking to use them again.”

“I used Kenneth Axt for painting. I had a positive experience with the company. They painted the exterior of the house, and they did an excellent job. They did good-quality work. He did an A-grade job.”

“They're very accommodating, and they follow up on what they say they're going to do. I think they're a good company—I would rate them at the top of the list.”

“They did exterior painting for me. They were detail-oriented and clean—they're very good. I would give them an A+, I would recommend them, and I'd use them again in the future.”

“They were excellent. First of all, they did a really good job. Then, when they were doing the work, they found that they had missed replacing a board on the deck. They brought the board out, put it on, and didn't charge any extra for it. After the job was done, it had rained, and there was a spot that didn't dry well, so it bubbled a little bit, but they came back and fixed it—no problem. I'd rate them an A+ on everything. I would recommend them to others.”

“I liked the quality of the work they did. They did exterior work for me. The technicians were fine, and their work quality and attention to detail stood out. I'd give them an A+, and I'd recommend using them.”

“I thought their work was good quality. They did a very good job—no issues whatsoever. I would use them again, and I have already referred them on two or three occasions. I would rate them an A+.”

“There were no hidden fees, they came out and told me what they were going to do, and they did exactly that. They cleaned up after themselves, and they were very professional. I liked the quality of their work. I'd give them an A+.”

“I had a positive experience with Kenneth Axt. They were very thorough. I would grade them an A+.”

“I liked their willingness to go the extra yard to make sure the job was completed to our satisfaction. They did the entire exterior, and they also did the interior landing area. They assisted me with picking the colors, too. I would rate them an A+.”

“They're very professional and thorough. They painted the exterior. The technicians were very competent. They get an A+ from us—we had no problems at all. We've already recommended them to other people.”

“They did a very good job, they were responsive to my needs, and they were very efficient. They did the exterior. They got it done quickly, and they helped us pick out the colors. I would rate the company A+, and I would recommend them.”