Johanson Painting Co. & Handyman Services
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Johanson Painting Co. & Handyman Services has received 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 85 customer surveys.
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"We strive to meet and exceed our customers' expectations. Our team leaders keep you aware of the status of projects and are there to answer your questions."

Donald Johanson | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Johanson Painting Co. & Handyman Services offers interior and exterior painting and decorating services to both residential and commercial customers. The company also provides handyman services and custom finishes.
Warranty
Johanson Painting Co. & Handyman Services provides a five-year warranty on exterior projects when using Sherwin-Williams exterior coatings with manufacturer's lifetime warranty. The company also offers a one-year warranty on interior work.
Company History
Johanson Painting Co. & Handyman Services was founded in 1985 by Donald Johanson. The company is a first-generation family business.
Employee Information
Employees wear uniforms and drive marked vehicles.
Areas Served
Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Libertyville, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wilmette, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Addison, Batavia, Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Melrose Park, Oak Park, Saint Charles, West Chicago, Wheaton, Chicago, Lincolnwood
Address
119 S Emerson Street Suite 252
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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Johanson Painting Co. & Handyman Services has received 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 85 customer surveys.
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Review by
08/09/2018

“I have used them before and I knew what to expect. They are not the cheapest, so my expectations were right up there. They do a really good job. There is always one guy on the job who tries to get away with doing less. Maybe that was the guy who worked on the window. Everything was done well, and then I would find something, so it was just one of those guys.”

Review by
08/07/2018

“They met my expectations in all areas.”

Review by
08/07/2018

“The protection and clean up met my expectations.”

Review by
08/01/2018

“Both painting and repairing and was very satisfied with outcome.”

Review by
07/31/2018

“Johanson exceeded my expectations with how fast they did the work.”

Review by
07/31/2018

“It turned out to be some college guys and looks less professional than I expected it to be.”

Review by
07/31/2018

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Review by
07/25/2018

“I would like to recognize the salesperson for his exceptional service.”

Review by
07/23/2018

“They exceeded my expectations because everything that we asked them to do, was done professionally and it was perfect.”

Review by
07/23/2018

“They exceeded my expectations because the quality of the work was excellent. The project turned out very well.”

Review by
07/23/2018

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Review by
07/23/2018

“You did a sloppy job, and didn't patch any dents. I had to call you to come back and patch the dents. I'll never use your company again.”

Review by
07/23/2018

“They exceeded my expectations because they were very meticulous and they were very conscientious and careful. They did a superb job.”

Review by
07/23/2018

“They exceeded my expectations because of the job that they did. It really looks nice. I was really pleased.”

Review by
07/23/2018

“There were two painters who worked on our job, were exceptional.”

Review by
07/23/2018

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Review by
06/20/2017

“We had plaster fall from the ceiling in the bedroom, so they came and re-plastered it and repainted the ceiling. The work people were very respectful of the fact that I have a business in our house. They were not disruptive, they were on time, and they did the work that they were asked to do. They also cleaned up after themselves. After a crack appeared in the part of the ceiling that they had fixed, I called the owner who then immediately responded by sending a crew out. I think it was within two weeks. They fixed the crack, and there was no additional cost. He said, ‘This is a part of our service. When we do something, we want it done correctly.’ So, I respected the idea that I did not have to argue with him to come back and fix the crack, when they didn't do it right the first time. I would grade them an A+. I already have recommended them.”

Review by
06/20/2017

“I had the greatest experience of my whole life working with the painter and decorator. They did a perfect job. They painted my whole inside of my townhouse— including a cathedral ceiling, walls, doors, everything. They did an absolutely perfect job. They were wonderful people to work with. We got along well. We communicated well. I was in the home with them the whole time they were working. They were just like a friend to me. It was a real, real good working relationship. I'd give them an A+. I'd definitely recommend them. I would recommend them to everybody that I know because they are just a superior company. They're absolutely A+ superior.”

Review by
06/20/2017

“They were excellent. They painted the exterior of the house. The guys were very friendly and very knowledgeable. They were very fair. The price was fair. They also did some interior work. I had a guy here before who said he couldn’t match paint and these guys matched it within a couple of hours. They also fixed an interior wall and painted it. It looked beautiful. They were great. I’d give them an A for my overall experience. I already recommended them and they already worked on that house.”

Review by
06/20/2017

“They did good work. It was a mix of drywall finishing, electrical work, installing some can lights for the living room, and the ceiling light in the master bedroom. They were easy to communicate with, they were here, and they did the work. Johanson Painting was definitely knowledgeable about the things they were doing. They were doing things constantly, weren't wasting time, knew what they were doing, and got it done. It was a good experience. I would grade them an A.”

Review by
06/20/2017

“I've had them do a couple of paint jobs for me. All of them were good. They did what they said they were going to do. The finished product was the way they explained it was going to be. There weren't any hidden problems or hidden costs associated with it. They got done with it when they said they were going to do it and it looks good. I'd give them an A+ for the overall experience.”

Review by
06/20/2017

“They did some painting for me on the back of my home. I deal with a lot of contractors. I'm a general foreman. They did a great job all the way around. Customer service was great. They were really good. They did a great job. They're the best contractors I've had work here. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
06/20/2017

“They were fast and flexible and did nice work. I'm a perfectionist, so they were not as neat as I wanted, but not too bad. I'd give them a B+.”

Review by
06/20/2017

“It was very good. Johanson Decorating painted the house. They did what they said they were going to do. It looks great. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
06/20/2017

“They painted my basement. They’re extremely responsible, dependable, and very clean. I’d give them an A for the overall experience.”

Review by
07/06/2016

“I would rather not be recorded. They were excellent with no complaints. It was painting.”

Review by
07/06/2016

“They  were excellent with no complaints and I would recommend them.”

Review by
07/06/2016

“They did both interior and exterior painting. I liked the quality of work and good service. We had a couple of places that needed to be redone. They didn't haggle and came back. I would definitely grade them an A.”

Review by
07/06/2016

“It was interior painting for our family room. I liked that their price was very competitive and affordable, and that they could do the work when I wanted them to. I would grade them an A+.”

Review by
07/06/2016

“Most recently, they painted our whole first floor. They do a wonderful job, we had the outside of our house painted seven or eight years ago, and it still looks new. The painters are very clean—they clean up after themselves. The quote was reasonable. I would grade them an A+.”

Review by
07/06/2016

“I may call them to do some more work. Painting and some floor moldings. They were efficient, professional, and did a really good job. They showed up on time and cleaned up after themselves. They get an A grade from me.”

Review by
07/06/2016

“They  were terrific, the best. It was a four sided, seven-foot high, brick fireplace. They painted each brick individually because we wanted it in two tone colors. It was a two-day job, but they did an amazing job. They were clean, quick, and they painted exactly the way we asked them to. They matched the colors and came in at a good price. I would grade them an A+.”

Review by
07/06/2016

“It was OK. They did an outdoor white fence that needed to be painted. They did the job, but I don't think they were super clean. They left garbage and put some garbage loose in my pail, which I never do, I always bag my garbage. I'm not sure they scrapped as well as they could have. I don't think they cleaned up as well as they could have. I got them from Best Pick Reports, but I was a little disappointed because they had such great reviews on there. When they came out, they would drink a can of soda and throw it in my garage with soda dripping into the pail, without the liner. It wasn't a huge job, but for a small contractor with such good reviews, I was expecting a better job. I wouldn't give them a really good review. I would grade them I would grade them a C-. I think it's a great service. I get the book at my home and I rely on it. And I appreciate the follow up so that it's accurate and thorough.”

Review by
07/06/2016

“The paint is peeling. They were suppose to paint the house and the trim, the places on the house where the paint had come off. The walls of the house, outside. And they painted the deck and the paint is peeling over and this was last Summer and it hasn't been a year. I called them and they told me to call when the weather is better. I would not use them again, absolutely not. I just told you the paint is peeling off in less than a year, that is poor quality. They are very friendly on the phone. I can't give say give them a D for the work and then a A for customer service. They were punctual, but again I'm not going to grade them high on punctuality when they did poor quality work. I would not say that they were overly clean. They left a hat in the yard. If they had great expertise, the paint wouldn't be peeling right now. I'm not at all likely to recommend them.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“The windows were closed when painting and now they’re closed again. I don't even try to open them again because I don't think they will open. The guys were very nice. I would grade them a B. No I won't recommend them.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“They  were very professional, unique, and they did exactly what they said they would do. Completed the job on time, so I was very happy with them. I'd definitely rate them as an A. They did a great job. I would definitely recommend them.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“They did good work but they overcharged. The quality of work was good, they were on time, they did what they were suppose to do and there was no issue with it. Like I said they overcharged, it should have been done for several hundred dollars cheaper. I would grade them a C+.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“They did not do any follow up. We asked them to do come do some retouch and never heard from them. They guy called me one day in December and gave me only one shot it was two hours during the holidays. My husband was not in town, we called them, we emailed them five times each, it was terrible. They showed up without confirming appointment in the first place. We still have some retouches in the ceiling that they never called us back. I was so upset that I wanted to call the Evanston BBB because they are accredited there, and they shouldn't be. That's how I chose them. I would give them a D. I had to point out so many imperfections and details. I could not count on this guy to set their own bar. They worked well only if I pointed out they painted a wrong color. I had to complain for them to change it. They were completely unprofessional. I'd give them an F overall. If you manage them and breathe down their necks so they don't get away with mistakes, their quality of work is good, but I'm not a contractor by job. I thought I had hired them to watch over themselves. I should have known that I should have taken time off to watch them. Their customer service was terrible. They showed up without having confirmed, they were late. One guy was able to work, but the other guy said improper things. He was completely inappropriate. It was terrible.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“They were fine. I liked that they got the job done, I don't remember what they did, but they did fine. They wouldn't be my first choice. They were fine for what I needed done at that time. I would grade them a B.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“It was a good value, and the work was completed on budget and on time. We had a project that needed to be executed in different phases and they were able to accommodate our schedule. I would grade them an A-.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“I have no problem with them; they did a good job. I was happy with them. They came in and did what they said they would do. I would rate them an A.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“They were generally on time, they did good work, and I have no complaints. I would grade them a B. Everything was fine. I would recommend them.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“They did what they were supposed to do. I would grade them a B.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“The work that they did was good. They deserve an A.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“They did a good job. They deserve an A rating.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“They did a good job. They deserve an A rating.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“I  was extremely satisfied with them and I would use them again. They earned an A+.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“They followed up unlike the other places that I called. They showed up when they supposed to, I would grade them a B+.”

Review by
06/30/2016

“I would grade them an A. I would have to have someone to recommend them to, but right now, I don't have anyone.”

Review by
07/31/2015

“Johanson Painting came and came on time. They came within budget. They did a good job- exactly what I expected. They painted a couple bedrooms for me. I chose them because I'd used them before. This was the second time I've used them. I'll give them an A.”

Review by
07/31/2015

“They did some work for me some months ago, and I'm actually going to have them do some more work for me. I liked that they were able to do multiple activities on one job. They sent a bunch of guys, and they did a bunch of different things for me. I had them replace a bunch of faucets, they fixed a hole in my drywall, and they did painting—they had to plug the hole, fix the drywall, and paint it. I was referred to Johanson Painting through my interior designer. She'd been researching home improvement companies who could do a whole variety of things—a one-stop go-to place. She referred me there, and I had a very positive experience. Now, I'm going to have them come back and paint all my house trim. I have a brick house, but I need all my trim painted, and I'm going to have them do that for me in a couple weeks. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
07/31/2015

“I like Johanson Painting. They really cleaned up everything and left it nice and clean. Sometimes, you get guys who make a mess when they're working, but these people did a really nice job and kept it clean. They painted some rooms in my home, and they just finished doing some repairs and painting my condo downtown. I'd give Johanson Painting an A+.”

Review by
07/31/2015

“Johanson Painting were very good. They were working hard and they tried to do it as fast as they could. The house looks good except for one side of the house and there's nothing they could do about it. Other than that it's fine. They painted the outside of the house. Give it a B+. They did a very good job except the South side of the house where the sun was shining on it. They had to do it twice and it still doesn't look perfect but it looks better.”

Review by
07/29/2015

“The crew came in very professional. They told me what needed to be doing. They did the work and cleaned up the mess. Everything went as advertised. Johanson Painting did some repair work on my garage and did some painting. The customer service was outstanding. They responded every time I called. I had a little trouble reaching them at an office but I did make contact with them. I'd give them a B for good. It always leaves room for improvement.”

Review by
07/29/2015

“Johanson Painting did a good job with the painting and then the handyman work that I needed. It was reasonably priced. They painted and prepped some hardware in the bathroom. They fixed my windows a little bit because they weren't going up and down- just a bunch of little things here and there. They did some electrical stuff. They've done a lot of work for us. The customer service was very good. Everybody was nice. They deserve an A+.”

Review by
07/29/2015

“Johanson Painting was on time, and they were neat and efficient. They were done when they said they'd be done. They painted a wall for us and cleaned up a few other spots. The customer service was good—we didn't have any issues. They deserve an A.”

Review by
07/29/2015

“Johanson Painting were very efficient. They were clean. The cost was right up my alley: perfectly priced. They painted some built-in bookshelves for me and a wine rack. This was the first time I used Johanson Painting and I actually heard about them through your website. I'll give them an A.”

Review by
07/29/2015

“Johanson Painting was prompt, on time, and clean. They said what they were going to do, and they got it done. They did painting for me. I would recommend them, and I would give them an A.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“Johanson Painting were very neat. The painting job was good, they were polite, and the work was done in a timely manner. This was interior work—it was a ceiling and some woodwork in one of the bedrooms. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“Johanson Painting did a nice job. They did interior work. They gave us a quote, and they did what they quoted. I'll give them an A.”

Review by
07/27/2015

“Johanson Painting did work for me. They were awesome. They were great. They did an awesome job. They did exterior work. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“It was one room, and the work was completed as we had agreed. I found Johanson through a referral from a friend. They're an A.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“They painted the outside of my house, and I was very pleased. They did a great job. I would rate Johanson Painting Co. as A+.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“It was fine. It wasn't stellar but it was fine. I would give them a B grade.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“They were very fast. They painted my whole home, and the painters were high quality. They were very good—inside and out—and they didn’t leave a mess. I was happy. They’re an A.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“The crew from Johanson did an excellent job. They were on time, worked very hard, and did a beautiful job. They painted five rooms for me. I’d give them the highest grade.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“They painted a room in a townhouse, and it involved high ceilings. They did what they said they were going to do, and they were very efficient. They should get an A grade.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“Johanson Painting Co. did a great job. They painted our garage door and the trim around our cement board siding. It was perfect. I’d grade them as an A+.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“They were fast. They painted the whole house. They did a good job. I chose them just because they were going to able to do it fast. I would say they're a B. I would recommend them to friends.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“They did one bedroom last year, and they were great. We were pleased; I think they did a good job. They cleaned up and everything, and we didn’t have any issues. We found a few little things that needed more attention, but they took care of everything. I’d give them an A+.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“Johanson did a remarkably good job painting and straightening out some of the lines that had existed between the ceiling and the walls. They arrived on time, and they were extremely careful. They had very good recommendations. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“He had a great price, his workers were great, they got everything done fast, and they cleaned up after themselves. I'd definitely recommend them to other people. I'd rate them as an A. In fact, I told them, 'We need an exterior painter, too,' and he did the job.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“I had Johanson Painting Co. paint inside and out, and I think highly of them. Everything about them was positive. Their workmanship stood out, and their cleanup was good too. I was greatly satisfied with them. I would give them an A.”

Review by
08/21/2014

“They've been very nice. We've used them for a number of years. They're very neat painters. They're prompt—they were always here on time when we had them—and they really did a nice job. If anything was wrong, they corrected it. They did interior and exterior painting. I chose them because my son used to work with them for a number of years, and he was in the neighborhood where we lived. He moved out of the area, but we still kept up with them. It's an A from me.”

Review by
07/11/2014

“They were good. They did good quality work. Everything has held up fine. They cleaned up after themselves. I'd give them a B. I'd recommend them.”

Review by
03/05/2014

“The work turned out fine; it turned out great. They did professional work on the interior. I didn't have any issues with either the quality of the work or the customer service. If a friend or neighbor asked me about Johanson, I would tell them to hire them. They're great.”

Review by
03/04/2014

“I believe it was Johanson. It was a while ago, but it was within the last three years. They did a nice job painting; that was the point. I haven't had any issues with the work since it was done. It was interior painting—a living room, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. If a friend or neighbor asked me about Johanson, I would tell them to look into the company. I'd probably give them the A grade.”

Review by
02/27/2014

“I thought they did a very good and thorough job for the price. There is not really anything I thought should've gone better. They did interior painting, and I did not have any issues with the work that I can think of. It still looks fine today. Johanson deserves an A.”

Review by
02/27/2014

“Johanson lives by their word. I’m very, very pleased with them, and I think anyone that would hire them would feel the same. They painted the entire interior of the house for me, and the workmen were very good. It was neat and clean work. You couldn’t ask for better. They deserve higher than an A+.”

Review by
02/27/2014

“They were friendly, and they did good work. Everything was fine. They did interior work; they took down paneling and wallpaper as well as painted. I would give Johanson an A+.”

Review by
02/27/2014

“Johanson is excellent. They painted my basement, and they did a great job. I didn’t have any issues. I was very pleased. I’d recommend them to my friends and neighbors. They’re an A.”

Review by
02/27/2014

“They painted my office, and they did a phenomenal job. They were very nice and professional and faster than they said they’d be. I’d give them an A++. I thought they were great.”

Review by
02/27/2014

“Their crews were professional and cleaned up after themselves. All the ceilings, interior, and exterior work still looks good today.”

Review by
12/10/2013

“They came when they were supposed to, they did what they were supposed to, and they left when they were supposed to. They were supposed to paint our exterior. They did some repair, too—fixed some boards that maybe needed some repairing. There may have been a little something, but he came and got it taken care of. This was the very first time I'd used them; my ex-mother-in-law recommended them. I'd rate them an A.”

Review by
04/29/2013

“I used Johanson Decorating & Handyman Services. He would say that he'd be there whenever, and then he'd say he wouldn't come until the next day. He did that a couple of times, which did not impress me. The job he did was good. We referred him to someone else, but he didn't go to give them the estimate. I would give them a B grade.”

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