Nelson Exteriors
10th year as a Best Pick
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Based on 369 reviews
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"Our goal is to help our customers by increasing the value of their home. For that reason, we always use top-of-the-line paint, roofing, windows, siding, and gutters. We operate by the Golden Rule, so I only offer people the kind of products that I would use in my own home. We're in the business of making people happy."

Scott Nelson | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Nelson Exteriors provides residential and commercial interior and exterior painting, drywall repair, and carpentry. The company also installs roofing, HardiePlank siding, replacement windows, traditional gutters, and GutterMate Systems seamless, clog-free gutters. A supervisor is assigned to every project to ensure customer satisfaction.
Nelson Exteriors provides written warranties on all products and labor.
Company History
Nelson Exteriors was founded in 1977 by Steve Nelson, who handed over the business to his son Scott in 1996. Since then, the company has expanded to offer a complete line of exterior services.
The company is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm and a Georgia Certified Lead Renovation Firm. Nelson Exteriors is also a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor and employs Simonton Windows Preferred Installers and a Therma-Tru Doors certified installer.
Areas Served
North Atlanta, Cherokee, Dunwoody/Sandy Springs, Gwinnett/East Metro, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek & Cumming, Cobb/Marietta
A selection of 369 homeowner reviews:
“The on-site manager was very thorough, and the crew did a perfect job. They cleaned up, and they were all very courteous. They also have a great maintenance program. Overall, they did a really fantastic job. I'd give them an A+. I have already recommended them.”
“We had an excellent experience. Nelson did a great job. They did exterior painting, and there was some lead paint removal involved. I thought Scott Nelson was great and really up-front about what he was going to do. The workers were really nice, very communicative, and efficient. I would grade them as an A.”
“The exterior, including the deck and gutters, was pressure washed and painted. They were very easy to get in touch with. They did what they said they were going to do in a timely fashion. The job that they did was phenomenal—A.”
“They did some painting and some odd repairs, and they changed the siding for the window. I liked them very much. They did very neat work, and they cleaned everything. If the paint dropped on the floor, they cleaned it very well. I would say they would be an A+. They do a good job. I'd highly recommend them to my friends.”
“I'd say Nelson Exteriors is five stars. They did some interior work. They painted my breakroom, and they painted my bedroom and bathroom—basically the whole main level of the house. They were on time. They made sure everything was done right. They had a supervisor that came in and inspected everything before the crew left, and I liked that. I'd give them an A+. I've already recommended them.”
“The person in charge was on-site most of the time, instead of disappearing. I've had them several years before, and the person who was in charge was never there, and the work was a lot sloppier without him. And this guy was totally different this time, and he was also hands-on. He showed people how to do it, and he was very good at doing the work, and not just supervising. They came out, and they pressure washed and painted my house, including my deck. And they repaired a balustrade railing that was crumbling. And they actually came back and took care of spots that they had missed the first time, without any questions—just immediately came and did that. I was very happy about it, because it was hard to get all of the loose parts. You had to see what would happen when it rained and after they painted. So they were good to their word, and they would come back and fix anything that they missed. I would give them an A-. The only thing they haven't done is, they were giving out a warranty, in case I sold my house, but I never got it from them. They did come back and fix it, and they did do what they said they would do. I just never got it in writing, but they might have just forgotten.”
“They did painting, they put a ceiling on our carport, and they replaced a screen. They were friendly and easy to get along with. They do what they say they're going to do, and if you don't like it, they'll come back and fix it. I would say I'd give them an A+.”
“They painted my house. They did what they said they'd do. They came out here and did a good job. I'd give them an A+. It's very likely that I'll recommend them. Actually, I've already recommended them.”
“They pretty much painted the interior of the whole house. They were pretty professional, and they did a great job with the work. I would rate them an A+.”
“They did exterior painting work on the whole house. They're a good service with friendly people. I'd give them an A+ in all areas.”
“They painted our house. They were fast, and they got it all done in three days—by contrast, our neighbor's house must have taken a week or more to get painted. I'd rate them an A+. We have already recommended them.”
“I had a great experience. They did exterior repairs and painting. I'd give them an A+. I already recommended them.”
“I worked with them some time ago. They did some painting, and it was good work. They were excellent, across the board, and with no complaints. I'm likely to recommend them.”
“They did painting work. They did a really good job.”
“They were prompt, they were professional, and they accommodated all the details I'd requested; and they did a great job. They painted the exterior of my home. I'd give them an A.”
“They did an exterior paint job. They were on time, they did a great job, and they cleaned up. So it was a very positive experience. I'd give them an A.”
“The painting they did is good; my mom says it's good.”
“They did some work in a small powder room and bathroom for us—some painting and replacing of the floor and vanity, things like that. It went smoothly. I'd give them an A.”
“Nelson Exteriors did painting and gutter work. They were punctual, polite, and did what we asked. They did a good job and followed up. I'd give them an A. I already have recommended them.”
“They did painting work. Their customer service was very good. They were prompt. They did everything they said they were going to do. I'd give them an A.”
“They did a good job. They did exterior painting, and then they did some interior painting. They did a good job. They were professional, they got it done, and they did good work. I'd give them an A.”
“I've used them twice. They painted the interior of my upstairs, except for one bedroom. And then I called them back to do a new screened-in porch. They're very professional, and they knew exactly what paint they needed. And time-wise, they told me pretty close to the time of when they would be there and be done. And the estimate was spot-on; it didn't go over or under. I'd give them an A. I didn't have any problems at all. Whenever I get a chance, I tell people if they ever ask about paint, that Nelson Exteriors is who I'd go to.”
“They did painting work. I'd give them an A.”
“They painted the fence. I'll grade it A.”
“I had a very good experience. They did some painting, they re-stained the deck, and they did some pressure washing. They're very professional, and they gave us a price and stuck to it. They showed up on time and did a quality job. I'd give them an A.”
“I liked pretty much everything about Nelson Exteriors. The supervisor was on the job, and they checked with me, listened to me, and did what I asked them to do. They were very nice. They painted the outside of my house and my kitchen cabinets. I think it was pretty excellent. Some of my windows were painted shut, but they've called me and scheduled to come back and get them open for me. I think that's pretty excellent.”
“Nelson Exteriors did exterior painting for me. They did great work, and I highly recommend them. They get an A+. I have no complaints.”
“They were good. They worked hard, and they were fast. The job was painting work on the outside. It was excellent.”
“They were very efficient, on time, and detail oriented. They were doing interior painting and millwork. The job took them about three days—it was in line with their estimate for how long it would take. I chose Nelson Exteriors because of a personal recommendation. They get an excellent grade from me.”
“With Nelson Exteriors, everything was perfect. They did exterior painting for the whole house.”
“They did my gutters, and we had a screened-in deck addition built onto our house that they painted to match the house. They were very professional and did a great job, and the gutters are very high quality. I'll give them high marks—I think they deserve an A. I got them out of Best Pick Reports.”
“They were quick, and I think they did a good job. Their foreman was a good guy, too. They painted the trim on the windows, the gutters, and the downspouts. They also painted the backside of the house. I'd rate them as an A.”
“Nelson Exteriors did excellent work. My wife was particular, but they met everything she was interested in. They repainted the back deck after bad paint had been recommended by another company. The deck looks great today. We went through Best Pick Reports, and we identified a minimum of three estimates we wanted; Mr. Nelson's presentation was the most understanding from the homeowner's point of view. Both my wife and I would give them an A.”
“I ended up going with Nelson Exteriors. They're good. I've used them two other times. They've done interior and exterior painting for me. I like that they're consistent, and they have good workmanship. They're usually in Best Pick Reports. I first used them back in 2007. They're an A+.”
“They did a good job. They painted the inside of my house in a couple of rooms, and they came back quickly when there were a couple of spots they had to touch up. They jumped back on it and got it done, and they were out of here—A+.”
“They were professional, easy to work with, and responsive. They painted the exterior of our home, and they had to do some repair work on the outside of the house, too. There were no time overages. I would say that they're an A.”
“I like the quality of the work that they did in a timely manner. They were painting the exterior of the whole house. I had a few repairs that they did on the exterior also, and everything was fine. I was pleased with their work. I would give Nelson Exteriors an A.”
“They were very thorough, very detailed, and quick. It was exterior painting. They went above and beyond the call of duty. They painted my mailbox, too, which they didn't have to do. They did little things that weren't part of the contract, which was a nice gesture. A couple of my neighbors had used them. I'd give them an A.”
“Nelson Exteriors did a fine job. They did exterior painting.”
“They did some painting on my garage doors. I thought they did a good job, and they came on time and did it in a reasonable amount of time. They painted the garage doors, and they also had to replace some of the wood at the bottom of the doors where the rain began to damage them. Plus, they had to paint it. I would say that they get an A.”
“They were good. My wife said they did a very good job. I wasn't home when they were here, but I believe they painted our entire house. Based on what my wife said, it'd be an A for them.”
“I thought Nelson Exteriors did a great job. They did an exterior trim painting job. They were fine. They showed up on time and cleaned up after themselves. They're an A to me.”
“Nelson Exteriors has done work for me on several different occasions. In fact, I get called for recommendations, and I always recommend them to people when they're calling. I definitely trust them to do a good job, and if there's anything that isn't quite right, I know they'll come right back. That actually happened in my kitchen. I noticed they failed to paint one little section after they left for the day, and then the next morning, they were here first thing to fix it. I feel they're very reliable and very trustworthy. I don't have any problem with the folks they send to my house. They seem to do a good job, and I feel comfortable having them here. They always assign a project manager to me. I've had different ones on different projects over the years, but they always send me somebody, and that's very, very helpful because you know who you can talk to. You feel like you have somebody who will explain exactly what you want done, and if something isn't quite right, that's who you go to, and they take care of it. They painted my kitchen. They painted out front, on the upper and lower halls. They also painted the exterior of my house—that was the first job that they did. They also replaced the gutters and painted the outside. They cleaned them and everything, and then they painted them and did a lot of repairs. When they took down the gutters, there was a number of carpentry-type issues that had to be dealt with, and they did a good job with all of that. I'd give them an A.”
“I used Nelson Exteriors. They did the interior of the whole house, and they were on time and on budget. I'd give them an A.”
“Nelson Exteriors has done work for us. It went very well, and they will be doing more work for us. They did a good job, and I thought they were conscientious. I feel like they knew what they were doing. They did painting for the exterior. I would definitely recommend them to family and friends. They're an A-grade company.”
“We did use Nelson Exteriors, and they did a very nice job. We had a lot of problems, and one was with the weather delays, but that had nothing to do with them. When we finally did get a break in the weather, they were right here. They were very efficient and got things done quickly. They cleaned up well, so we were happy about that. The job was outdoor painting, and then they had to do some repair work on some rotten boards, so they had their carpentry crew in here as well. They did a great job. We were pleased, and we would use them again. I'd give them an A.”
“Nelson Exteriors did good, quality work, and they were professional throughout the process. They did some siding repairs and then painted the whole exterior.”
“Nelson Exteriors was exceptional. This is a rare thing to say, but they did everything they said they would do. They did a very nice, high-quality job, and all the detail work and cleanup was done on time. They made positive recommendations on paint colors and choices. It was a full exterior paint job, and we had quite a bit of wood that was rotted. It was excellent.”
“They were phenomenal. They were quick and thorough, and they did a great job. They painted a door and some shutters. Nelson Exteriors is an A-grade company, for sure.”
“I think they did the best job that could have been done given the situation, and I was just overall impressed with all aspects. They did painting on the interior of the home, and we're looking to have them do other work in the coming months. It was a tough job, but they did a good job with it. They get an A.”
“Nelson did the exterior painting for us. They did a great job—it was a really good experience. They came out to show me the exterior and point out all the issues and repairs that needed to be done. They got my approval for the additional repairs that they needed to add to the quote and everything, and they let me choose the paint. Everything was done to my satisfaction. We found them in Best Pick Reports. I'll give them an A+. Everybody loved it after the painting was done—my friends and my husband. My husband is always particular, but he was really appreciative of their work.”
“I liked them because they were really nice, and they cleaned up before they left. They painted the house and put up new gutters and gutter guards on for us. It was excellent. I was very satisfied, and my son was very satisfied as well. I would rate them as an A+ company.”
“They were timely, and they did a great job. The paint looks amazing. They painted the exterior of the house—the trim and all the wood. I believe I looked at the Best Pick Reports book to find them, and I actually recommended them to my neighbor. I'd give Nelson Exteriors an A grade.”
“They came out to do some painting for me. They were able to come out and give me a quote pretty quickly—I needed to move into the house pretty quickly. They were also able to paint within a day, so that fit right into my timeline. I found out about them through the Best Pick Reports book. They painted the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, and the family room. I'd give them an A+ because they were really good.”
“I was very happy with Nelson Exterior's work—they did a great job, and they kept everything cleaned up. I was really happy with them. That was my first time using Nelson, and from start to finish, I would say my experience was positive—very positive. They did some repair work on the roof, fascia boards, and windowsills on the back. They were also put some gutters up—so they did a good bit of work. They painted, too—they painted all my overhanging fascia boards. When they were done, it looked very good. They had someone come out and check on the work daily, and they finished that work in a timely fashion. I'd give them an A+, and I would use them again.”
“We had them paint inside and outside, and we had them do some other work, too. They're very good about getting the job done. There's no delay—the job is done quickly, and you don't have to worry about whether or not they'll come back to do it. Their customer service is good as well. There were no problems—we did very well with them. I would say they're an A+ company. We were very pleased with what they did.”
“They were prompt, they were professional, and they did a good job. They did exterior painting and replaced gutters. I think I might have found them through Best Pick Reports. I'd rate Nelson Exteriors as an A+.”
“Nelson has good customer service, responsiveness, and good quality. They did outdoor painting for me. I basically just took bids from five or six different companies, and I felt most comfortable with them. I'd give them an A+.”
“They did a good job. Basically, they arrived when they said they were going to arrive, did the job, and cleaned up after themselves. I felt comfortable with them, so it was a good experience. They painted the inside of about half a house—it was like a four-day job. I found them in the Best Pick Reports book. I'd give them an A.”
“Nelson did a great job—I have no complaints whatsoever. They painted the entire exterior of the house, so it was a pretty big job. They cleaned up after themselves, too. I'd give them A-grades across the board.”
“It went very well—they did a good job. I would say it was, overall, a very positive experience. They did some sheetrock repair and some painting in my basement, and their customer service was efficient and all that. I think I probably found about them from Best Pick Reports—this company gets an A from me.”
“We had a problem in the basement—water had leaked through—and Nelson did a good job reconstructing the wall. They were good. Water had leaked through a huge closet from the upper porch, and they reframed the room and drywall, resealed the brick part of the masonry, and painted. They wound up painting the whole basement because I said they might as well repaint the whole thing. I'd give them an A. The only thing is they didn't speak English well, but the work was very, very good.”
“Nelson Exteriors did the work for me, and they were good. We were very pleased. That was my first time using the company. They painted five rooms for me. They did not get any paint where it should not go, and they did not have to touch anything up. I'd give them an A grade.”
“I definitely had a positive experience with Nelson when they painted the exterior of my mother's house. They did a fine job. They even put up some screens that I had taken out years before—they cleaned those and put them back up for me—I didn't even ask them to that. I'd give a very positive report—I'd give them an A grade.”
“I thought they were very good about doing their work. It was really efficient—they actually finished ahead of schedule. We actually had a problem about two weeks later. There were some spots on the paint. We had them come out to look at the issue, and they resolved it really quickly. They seemed to be really curious about what had happened, and they fixed it. They were in a blue book that comes here called Best Pick Reports—that's how we heard about them. Our neighbor used Nelson for painting, as well. I would definitely say they earned an A, for sure.”
“I remember that we didn't have a bad experience with them. Nelson did exterior painting, and I'd give them an A.”
“They were here when they said they were going to be here, and they did the job—they painted my house. My next-door neighbors had used them, and then I used them. I'd give them an A.”
“They just started today, but they also did work for me last year. I had them do work for me again, and I wouldn't had done that if I hadn't had a positive experience the first time. Last year, they painted the exterior of my house, and this year, they're doing the interior. It was done to my satisfaction—the way I wanted it done—and I didn't have to go bugging anyone to finish the job. It was a very satisfactory job, so I would probably say Nelson Exteriors is an A.”
“I think we had our house painted two years ago. It was fine—we had a good time. We had no complaints because it was good—very good, actually. They did everything—they painted the whole outside of the house, and they did what they were supposed to do. I would give them a very good score.”
“I'm one of those old-fashioned perfectionists, and the first day, I was a little bit disappointed because there was paint left all over stuff. When I talked to them the next day, they cleaned all that up. I also had a leak in one of the gutters they were supposed to fix, but they came back and fixed it right away. At first, I was a little skeptical because I painted myself when I was a worker in college, but I was happy in the end. They did it on time, and they did what they said they were going to do. I'd grade the company as an A.”
“I think that they were extremely professional. They really spend a lot of time doing the work correctly from the start, so everything was right. They painted the whole outside of the house. They used quality paint, and they knew exactly what to do and what not to do. Everything was excellent, and we were very happy. They earned an A+.”
“They painted my entire first floor—about five or six rooms—and they did a fantastic job. I couldn't be happier. They have fantastic customer service. Everything had very clean lines. They also patched a couple of spots on the ceiling, and those look really good, too. I'd definitely give them an A+.”
“Nelson Exteriors was wonderful. They painted five rooms in my house. They were completely thorough from start to finish, and the rooms in my house look beautiful. I would give them an A+.”
“Everything Nelson did for me was excellent. Actually, they have done two different houses for me. They have put on a roof, they installed gutters, and they did inside painting for me. I also had a tree fall on my house, and some wood had to be replaced on the outside—they replaced that and repaired it. Those were my first two times using the company. I would rate their work and service as A+.”
“Nelson Exteriors did really minor work for me outside. Some wood had rotted. They painted the eaves, and then they put a little roof in front of my porch door, so it wouldn't get wet. I've got an estimate—they're supposed to do the inside of the house, too. So, we'll use them again. They did really good work. I was impressed with them. I would give them an A+.”
“They painted the outside of the house a long time ago. Nelson Exteriors was OK. I would use them again and recommend them. I would give them an A; not excellent, but good.”
“We had our house painted last year by Nelson Exteriors. They painted the exterior. I was satisfied with the work—they did a very good job. They showed up when they were supposed to, they were thorough, and they were very observant of our plants and things in the yard. We do a lot of work in our yard ourselves, and they were very cognizant and sensitive to that. They finished the work on time and obviously, a little over a year later, the painting job's held up well. We have no complaints at all—it looks like the day that they put it on. I would probably give them an A+.”
“Nelson Exteriors did a nice job. They painted my entry, hallway, and family room. I would use this company again. Their customer service was good. That was the first time I used Nelson. I'd give them an A+.”
“I think Nelson Exteriors did a great job. They replaced some rotten and damaged wood on the home, and they painted the entire exterior. That was my first time using the company. They showed up for the job on time, completed the work in a timely manner, and cleaned up behind themselves. I had no complaints. I would have to give them an A+. They were very professional.”
“We used Nelson Exteriors recently based on a recommendation from Home Reports. My experience was positive. They were very thorough, and they offered a lot of services—they could take care of a broad range of issues we had. They did a lot of exterior painting, they did a little interior patching where there was leaking from some shingles, they replaced some shingles, and they replaced some gutters. The quality of all the work was very good. I would also give them an A.”
“Nelson Exteriors did painting. The quality of work was very good. The workers were very good. I'd grade them as an A. I would recommend them.”
“Nelson Exteriors painted and hung gutters for me around the whole house. The cleanup was good. That was the first time I used the company. I heard about them in Home Reports. I'd give them an A.”
“They did painting. The quality of work was good. The workers were good. I would probably give them an A. I would tell others that Nelson Exteriors gave what they said they were going to give.”
“Nelson Exteriors did outside painting for the entire house. I thought they did a very good job. The technicians who came out were experienced, and they seemed to be clean and on time. So, I was happy with that. I would use them again.”
“I thought Nelson Exteriors was fine. They rebuilt some windowsills for me and painted the exterior of the windows. That was my first time using them. I think I heard about the company from the property manager of my condo association. They arrived on time and completed the work in a timely manner. After they finished, everything was clean. I would give them an A.”
“I think Nelson Exteriors did good work—I was pleased. I had quotes, but I picked them because of the young man that came by the house. I think they did quality work, but there was some communication thing that I didn't particularly care for. They said, 'What color do you want those doors?' We had a lot of different doors and there were a couple different colors, so I said, 'Do the back doors and the side doors the same as the walls.' They painted them in flat paint. I've been in the building business, I've been around, and I've done my own painting. That's the only real problem, but he came back and corrected it. They really did a pretty good job, so I don't have a problem. He came back, they bought some paint, and they took care of it. You can give them an A.”

Nelson Exteriors was excellent. They did a great job. I was very impressed with Scott Nelson. They painted the outside and inside of the house and my kitchen cabinets. I would definitely give them an excellent rating.

Nelson Exteriors painted the outside of my house and put in a new gutter system. I have nothing but incredible things to say about Scott Nelson. He made me feel like an honored customer. He's awesome. I would give them an A+.

They're excellent. They did the painting and some wood replacement; it really came out good. I'd give them an A. They definitely did a good job, and I'd use them again.

They were awesome. The work was high quality. They painted the entire interior of my home, and they did a great job.

“We used Nelson, and they did an awesome job. They were quick, they identified problems, they cleaned up after themselves, and the house looks great now.”

Everything was fine; we were well pleased. They were very thorough. The way I would characterize it is that they did exactly everything that they said they would do, and we were well pleased. We had painting and some repair work done, plus the gutters. I would highly recommend them; in fact, I already have.

They did a good job. It looks a lot better. They did outside painting, and they had some repair work to do also. I was pleased with that.

It was great actually. They painted the entire interior of the house. We had them come in and do the quote and do the work. We had already chosen the color. They were all great. They were very careful as far as cleanup and those sorts of things. We were very pleased with them.

They worked on my mother's house, and they did a super job. They were very conscientious. I met with the owner, so I felt like I was getting the decision man, and my mother is very pleased with it. I visited there recently, and it seems to be holding up quite well. There was quite a bit more to it than just painting. There was a lot of prep work that was required. They did a nice job.

They worked out great. I'd use them again. They were very good. They did the external trimwork paint on our house, and they did a good job. We selected them over the competition because of recommendations we received. I got several recommendations from different people, and so they came highly recommended.

We had a leak in a roof that caused some damage to a ceiling, and they repaired the plaster and repainted. They did good, quality work. Nothing went wrong at all with what they did. They got the work done in a reasonable amount of time. They were open and straightforward with what they could do and when they could do it. They're a reliable company. I'd give them an A, and I would use them again if I needed to.

I used Nelson, and I was very happy with them. They did exterior painting, just the trim. I would recommend them to others; it was very good. The quality of the work was excellent. They're an A.

They did a good job. They painted the outside of the house. They're friendly. The guy who came out and did the estimate was real friendly and seemed honest. That's why we chose them. They worked, did a good job, and didn't goof off.

They did exterior house painting. It was completed a year ago. They went out of their way to do it the way I wanted it, and they weren't happy until it was exactly the way I wanted it to look. What's funny is that—literally—I kept thinking to myself, 'When are they going to start charging me extra to do this?' But you could tell that they were just going to go by their quote, and they were going to do whatever was needed, and they never gave any pushback. It was actually an amazing experience. I can't believe how nice they were. The job has held up since. They're an A.