Home Works Painting, LLC
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Home Works Painting, LLC has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 345 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"We approach every project with the idea that customer satisfaction is our first priority. Our goal is to provide excellent workmanship and service while making the entire process easy for our customers. We also back up our work with one of the longest warranties in the area."

Mike Katounas | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Home Works performs interior and exterior painting; pressure washing; wallpaper removal; drywall installation and repair; color consultations; and carpentry services, including installation of interior trim and doors and replacement of wood rot.
The company provides a six-year warranty on all labor and materials.
Company History
Home Works Painting was founded in 2005 and is a locally owned, family business. Company president Mike Katounas has worked in the painting industry for over 20 years.
The company is a member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. Home Works Painting is also involved with several local charities, including Shelter House and Paint-It-Forward.
Employee Information
Employees wear uniforms, drive marked vehicles, and undergo background checks and training.
Areas Served
Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Manassas, Nokesville, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Aldie, Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling, Arlington

“I had a very positive experience with them. Once they understood what needed to get done, I thought they were fantastic. I can't remember the supervisor who was here, but he was just so great. When I said something, he would say, 'Oh yeah, we'll do that immediately.' They did painting for me. I had a little bit of gapping at the windows and they did that. They painted my entire house. I'd give them A+.”

“They're outstanding. I think they're really superb in the field. They are very attentive to the needs of the customer, and are very careful about their procedural application of the paint. I had my ceiling painted. I'd give them A+.”

“They did some power washing and painted the trim. They were on time, and did the work in the estimated time span. They cleaned up after themselves. It was just what one would expect from a professional outfit. Overall, I'd give them a solid A. The only reason that I don't give them an A+ is simply some things beyond their control. Some of the water seeped out from behind some gutters after they had finished power washing and started painting. They did leave some streaks, but quite frankly you can't go back to power washing once you've started painting. I'd give them a good, solid A. They not only did the trim to the color and match the color perfectly, but when they did the garage door, they took the garage up by steps and painted in between the panel. So when the garage door opens, there is not a flash of white. I've seen some painters who just would tape off and spray the exterior, and when it goes up and down you can see the flashes of the original color underneath. They didn't do that. Home Works Painting made sure about the part that was behind the flashing when it was down. It was a very thorough job and for that I'd give them an A+. It would have satisfied my father, the colonel. They called in advance, and gave us a good estimate. From the first guy out to do the estimate to the last guy saying, 'You want to walk around and look at everything we did?' It was all great. They were right on time. Home Work Paintings were kind enough to call before they showed up at the front door just to give us a head's up. When they left, you wouldn't have known they were here other than the fact that the house was clean and the paint wash shiny. We already recommended them.”

“We love those guys. I liked professionalism and the work that they completed. They were on time. Even the person that answered the phone, they were great. Everybody that worked with us was great. Overall, I'd give them an A.”

“I liked the friendliness of the staff, and they did a great job. They painted the interior of the house. I'd give them A+.”

“They were timely, neat, and did a good job. They painted my house, and they are excellent so I'd give them A+. I would strongly recommend them.”

“Home Works Painting came out and power washed an existing deck. After they got done, and they worked really hard, they noticed that there were some real shiny spots where they put down the transparent stain. They just never went away. They got the head guy to come out and take a look at it. He said he had talked to the folks who made the paint, and they were going to replace the paint. He said there was something wrong and they were just going to redo the whole thing for me, and they did. They charged nothing. Home Works Painting could have just done a few boards or something like that and did a makeover, but they decided to do the whole thing again and make it totally right. This was through no real fault of their own, and that is what made this a real positive experience. I'd give them an A for the overall experience. I thought they did a great job. They were very careful and meticulous. When you do painting, you can get paint all over the place. They didn't. Home Work Paintings knew what they were doing. The quality of the work was very good. They were always here during the day, at the general time they said they would be here. They cleaned up after themselves very well. The team leader that came out, the foreman, really knew what he was doing. He knew the product, and was the one that first spotted the problem with the paint. He looked at it and he looked at it and said he didn't think it was going to change. He knew a lot about the wood. I've recommended them to several people.”

“They were prompt and professional. They were great and were on time. They painted the interior of our house. I'd give them an A.”

“We had them do some trim painting for us. They were very good overall. I'd give them an A. I think they were pretty good.”

“I've used them a number of times and they do a very good job. They did indoor and outdoor painting. I'd give them an A.”

“It was an easy experience. They removed wallpaper and then painted. I'd give them an A.”

“They were very safe—in general—with their work. Home Works Painting were very good about going back and doing the ceiling again when there was something wrong with it.”

“They have done multiple work for me, and just did a good job in a timely manner. We had to do a bunch of drywall repair and the area had a lot of damage. So, it was drywall and painting. I'd give them an A. We have already recommended them to others.”

“Home Works Painting did an excellent job painting our home. The crew was punctual, clean, and completed the job in a timely manner. The paint looks great and will last a long time. We are very glad to have hired them—A+.”

“They were excellent. They were very polite, extremely professional, and attentive to detail. The crew cleaned up everything and did their work in a seamless fashion. I would definitely hire them again.”

“I have used Home Works Painting multiple times at different residences and have been pleased with the final outcome of their work. They stand by their work and deliver a quality service. I will be using them again.”

“The work was more than satisfactory. They were flexible and responsive, and the on-site supervisor was terrific—A+.”

“Great service, touched up areas of concern with no hassle. Great crown molding installation. Friendly nice and great work!!”

“Home Works reported to our home at the scheduled time and completed the job quicker than they had estimated. They were courteous, cleaned up appropriately and we were left with a very professional paint job that we were thoroughly pleased with. We will definitely hire them again!”

“I have had a lot of work done by Home Works. Just great things to say about them. Mike runs a great ship. His guys are great to work with and a job very well done.”

“The painting, staining and carpentry work was excellent. Communicating to them what was needed was easy and the things I requested were done as asked and in a timely manner. The contract structure provided gave me a clear breakdown of the cost for each task. Communications to and from the company itself on scheduling and possible delays was very impressive. Just a great group to work with. I will be using the company again.”

“They were awesome from beginning to end.”

“Home Works Painting definitely stood out for their quality and an overall positive experience. I would work with and recommend them again. Every time I called someone answered the phone and was able to answer my questions - the team members coordinated well together and they showed up on time and stayed late. Their workers were very professional and did a fantastic job.”

“Outstanding service provided.”

“Very happy with the service provided by Home Works Painting. Very professional and completed the job on time. They were quite thorough with their work and cleaned up well after the paint job was completed. Would definitely hire them again in the future if the need arises.”

“I needed my house painted before selling it and Home Works Painting did an excellent job from color selection to execution. My house sold in a week.”

“Work was done professionally and they remembered what I suggested (I was not ignored). Workers were very good and an English speaking person was in charge of the crew.”

“Excellent work, very personable and professional as always. I have used Mike's company on several occasions and have always been very pleased. An excellent company to work with.”

“They were professional and friendly. As far as we can tell, they did a good job. We're definitely satisfied with their work.”

“Excellent work. I would hire them again in a heartbeat!”

“The work they did on the main trim of my house was exceptional. It still looks like new. Their color matching of the window shutters was off and slightly garish. The deck coating they recommended is not the best and is already peeling.”

“Great team starting with the team that did the estimate, to the scheduler to the painters! Have used the HW team time and time again! Absolutely recommend them!”

“They were very professional. They even provided a decorator to help with my paint color choices. We have older solid cherry kitchen cabinets that needed some touch up. They did a fantastic job fixing up the nicks and scratches. The painters were all polite and professional. We have rarely (very rarely) had such a good experience with contractors! We would certainly highly recommend this group.”

“Our painter arrived early and completed the job as requested in a timely, professional manner. He was courteous and respectful during the whole process. This its second time employed Home Works Painting and both times was extremely pleased.”

“Home Works was on time every day and did great work. I will definitely use them for future projects.”

“We have used them several times for different projects and have never been disappointed!”

“They were very responsive to all of our questions and to any orders that changed. We had a bunch of change orders during the project, and they were always very, very cooperative and willing to make the changes as necessary and spend the time they needed to spend. They were very thorough and detail oriented. We wanted it to be very precise, and they were excellent about that. There was a good communication plan, a good job foreman, and a good group of people that we were able to work with. We could easily talk to them about corrections, changes, or any of that kind of stuff throughout the job, and they were always in touch with us. They made some big changes—we ended up having to do some drywall work that we weren't expecting to do, and we ended up having to do some construction on our fireplace during the course of the job. They were great about helping us with that. They did a couple of things for us. It wasn't a massive job; it wasn't a big renovation, but it wasn't just a standard paint job either. They did some trim work and carpentry for us. They painted the upper and main level; they did all the trim and all the walls, and it was a lot of work. We changed our mind about a couple of things along the way, and they were just great about it. It looks great—it looks really, really good. We got a lot of compliments on it, and it's very, very well done. We're very pleased, overall, with how it came out. It looks beautiful.”

“The painters that were out here said that they weren't scheduled to paint the top eave of the house, so I called the guy who gave me the estimate, who was the owner of the company, and he told them to go ahead and paint it. They said they would have to buy more paint, and he said to go buy more paint and paint it—he wanted it all painted. I'm not sure whether that was officially part of the estimate when he figured out the overall cost of the job, or whether he overlooked it and didn't charge me because he didn't tell these guys to do it, but either way, he stood behind it. It cost him more money and more work, but he stood behind it and did it to satisfy the customer. I really appreciated that. After they were done, they sent another man out to check the details on things—for example, to make sure that the little railings, which had to be taken down to paint, were up properly. He checked to make sure all the different corners and areas and things were done properly. I thought it was pretty nice that they sent a guy out afterward to ensure that their work was completed. Everything was picked up, put away, and cleaned up. The work is looking great. They did an excellent job. I think they got most of it done in a day, and then they came back, did a little more checking, and finished it out. I was just very satisfied. I will always use Home Works Painting while I am here in this area.”

“They do additional work that is not necessarily quoted in their estimate—they did a lot of additional prep work that we did not get a quote for, but because they wanted the job to be done right the first time, they went ahead and did a lot of prep things. They patched up a lot of things and spent a lot of time doing prep work to make the job right. They didn't charge me for the extra work, because if the base work wasn't done correctly, then the overall paint job would turn out bad because of it. We did it because we were getting ready to move, and everything was so perfect. I really think that we were able to do things in our home a lot more easily because of the paint and because of the job that they did. They just did a really good job painting. There weren't any messes or paint splatters or anything like that, and we didn't have to go around and fix any holes or overpainting or anything like that. They did a really good job the first time without having to come back and fix anything. I would absolutely recommend Home Works Painting. The owner, Mike, is easy to work with and very flexible. He gives you an honest opinion as far as how much work is going to need to be done and how much it's going to cost.”

“They painted all the exterior trim on the house. The work performed was excellent, and the company was easy to work with.”

“Home Works painted the entire main floor of my home. This included the kitchen, family room, dining room, foyer, laundry room, and powder room. Our experience with Home Works Painting was fantastic. Mike, the owner, was extremely professional and informative when he came out for our initial estimate. We were very happy with their competitive prices. All of the work was completed within two days—faster than the estimated three days—and with only two workers. The workers were very professional, their work was fantastic, and they always cleaned up before leaving.”

“They painted the outside my house as well as replaced some fascia boards. They also painted the first floor and installed crown molding. They were efficient and neat, and they did a very good job.”

“Home Works did exterior painting and drywall repair. The job was done quickly and correctly.”

“Home Works has done work for us several times. At first, they painted four of our rooms. Then, we had them power wash and seal a multistory deck, and their last work was to paint two large built-in closets. They sent someone to survey the work, offer suggestions and advice when asked, and provide an estimate. The work was performed by experienced workmen, and it was well supervised. Their crews did an outstanding job, from preparation to work execution to cleanup.”

“Home Works did interior painting in the townhome I sold in 2010 and painting in the interior of the single-family home I bought the same year. They painted the exterior of that home in 2014. There was some work before 2010, but I don't recall the details. I have been very happy with their work. Home Works does a very professional job. Their work for me was done on schedule, and the crews were not sloppy. We had a couple miscommunications on one of the jobs that were immediately corrected.”

“They repaired stress cracks and larger nail holes and painted multiple walls in the house. They were very quick to get the work done. They also understood what we were trying to accomplish, and they did a great job working to meet our goals and not trying to sell us on stuff that didn't need to be done.”

“They repainted my living room, dining room, and kitchen, which is essentially a great room. Then, they painted my bedroom walls two colors, as I wanted an accent wall. They repainted all the trim, too. They were on time, accommodating of my schedule, clean, and thorough.”

“The Home Works crew painted the lower level of our two-level home. They also repaired a large crack over the fireplace where a large-screen, flat-panel HDTV hangs, and they put up crown molding in our living room. The crew arrived on time and took very few breaks. They cleaned up at the end of each day. They were very careful moving furniture, and they were always polite and courteous to my wife and myself. Of course, most importantly, the quality of their work was impressive.”

“They painted the outside trim of the house, removed wallpaper in a bathroom, and painted the bathroom. They had great workmen; they were very professional and concerned about keeping the area clean.”

“They prepped and painted the kitchen, living room, hall, and bathroom. They replaced the bathroom mirror, cabinet, and sink fixture. The president was warm and communicative, and the team was efficient and helpful. Plus, they worked very quickly.”

“The job Home Works did looks beautiful. It looks really, really good. We wanted it to be very precise, and they were excellent about that. We get a lot of compliments on it, and it's very, very well done. We're very pleased overall with how it came out.”

“I've done work with Home Works Painting twice now, and I've been impressed both times. They did a beautiful job and communicated clearly with me. Everything is holding up great today. Everyone was really friendly and helpful, and it was just a totally pleasant experience. They did a great job.”

“They did an excellent job. The work is looking great. After it was done, they sent someone out to check the details. I was very satisfied, and I will always use them while I'm in the area.”

“Home Works did a really good job painting. Everything was so perfect. I would absolutely recommend them.”

“They took down, replaced, and painted all the trim on the outside of the house, and they painted several rooms inside as well. They had done a project for me a few months earlier, and I thought they did excellent work. Another thing that they really excel at is communication. They make sure everything is clear up front in terms of the quote. They review it, and they send notifications and reminders about the upcoming appointment. I also liked the communication between the project manager and the workers who were here. They're really impressive. I would give them an A+ grade.”

“We had painting done. They did some drywall and trim work for us. The quality was excellent, and it was all done in a timely manner. I would use them again if I needed to. The communication with the crew was wonderful; there was no miscommunication at all. It was great. I found them through our neighbors. They earned an A+.”

“They stained an exterior door, and last year, they did some maintenance work on my deck. They do what they say they're going to do, and they stand behind their work. Their cleanup was perfect—no problems. The workers seemed fine. I interacted with the supervisor, who was on top of things. They get an A.”

“Home Works Painting was great. They managed to exceeded expectations. The communication was terrific, and the quality of work was excellent. I'd rate their business as an A.”

“They did a little bit of both interior and exterior painting. They did all the woodwork outside, including the garage doors and windows, and they painted the small half bath downstairs. I was very happy with them. They were very good, and they did a lot of things that they didn't have to do. The guy who was painting around my windows actually cleaned them. They did an amazing job. I would use them again—they're A+.”

“Home Works fantastic. It was great. They were very professional, and the survey was nicely done. They took a really close eye and explained how much every little piece of the job would cost, and they broke it down in pieces—where they would do it and what the parts were. That was very helpful. They did a good job. That survey was critical to my choosing them to go forward with the work. The work was done on time, and I liked the detail that went into the painting. There was a lot of follow-up and asking if the workers did a good job. They were on top of everything. They did such a nice job of getting the place rented. I think it was good. I have some more work to get done on the deck, and I will call them about it. I would give them an A+, for sure.”

“Home Works Painting took care of the interior. They were able to help me, and they were on time. Their quality of work and attention to detail were good. I'd give them the highest grade I could—A+.”

“They painted my interior. They were on time, they did excellent work, and they cleaned up before they left. I used them about ten years ago. I would give them an A+. I'd use them again if I had the need to, and I would recommend them.”

“They painted the interior of my home, and so far, it's been good. They were on time, and they cleaned up behind themselves. They did a good job. They were very professional, and there was a site supervisor who came out to inspect the work during the process and at the end. I would use them again. They did A+ work.”

“They painted the kitchen and the hallway, and they repaired the ceiling and took the wallpaper glue off the wall, too. They scheduled and did the job quickly, and they were done when they said they were going to be done. The work was good. This was my first time using them, but I would use them again. I'd give them an A+.”

“Home Works was wonderful. They painted the interior of our house. They did great work, and they were easy to work with. I would grade them an A+.”

“They showed up on time, told us what they were going to do, and followed up. The salesperson delivered what he said was going to be delivered from the quote. They just loved painting. I would probably give them an A grade.”

“They were doing some repairs and some painting on our rental property to get it ready for sale—just general repairs in the bathroom and the laundry room. It was very good. They were easy to work with and easy to schedule. They came and went, and they left everything clean. We were considering referrals from friends, and that led us to Home Works. They're definitely an A. We would definitely use them again.”

“They did interior and exterior painting and carpentry. I thought their time frame was excellent, and everything has held up very well. What I liked best about their service was their people and the quality of their work. The workers were great because of their communication and quality, and they were clean. I'd give them an A.”

“Home Works Painting just did a wonderful job with the painting, the cleanup, and everything. I liked that they included a free interior designer to help me pick out the colors. This was my first time using them, and I would use them again. I would give them an A rating.”

“I think the service was phenomenal, from start to finish. They set me up with an interior decorator who helped me pick the colors, and the painters were phenomenal. Everything was great. They took care of anything that we asked them for. I would use the company again, and we have recommended them. I'd give them an A.”

“Home Works Painting did fine. I liked the fact that they came in with minimum fuss and knocked out the work quickly, and it was neat and clean. They cleaned up after themselves, and they did an excellent job. I'd give them an A.”

“They were timely, and they did an excellent job. They did little things that I wouldn't have expected people to do—odds and ends that made the project better. I was very pleased with their workmanship, professionalism, and courtesy, and I would recommend them. If I need any work done, I will certainly contact him.”

“They painted the outside of our house, and we were very happy with it. They were wonderful. They did a great job. They were neat and clean, they showed up when they were supposed to, and they did everything better than we anticipated. We had previously had a bad experience with another painter, so we were a little nervous. They calmed all our fears, and we will certainly be calling them again. They suggested a certain brand because it was an exterior surface, and my only request was that they match the color up and get something that was durable. It wasn't exact, but I actually liked the colors they picked better. They earned an A grade.”

“Home Works did drywall repair for me, and they did a nice job. I chose them through a friend of mine. I did not have to clean up behind them, and they did not have to come back and touch anything up. They get an A+.”

“Home Works redid the kitchen for me. The work has held up just fine; they did a great job. We did not have to clean up after the workers. I chose the company through a friend of ours. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did everything on their list. There were a variety of things that we had them do, and they walked through when they were done to make sure we were comfortable with everything. They repainted our deck, and they also did some minor exterior door repairs. They had great customer service. They were flexible, they completed the job on time, and they were clean. All in all, it was really positive. I would give them an A+.”

“Home Works Painting painted the trim on my house. They gave quality service, and they were on time. They were professional—A+.”

“They're the ones who painted our condo. The quality was good, and they met our time expectations. I just talked to Mike via email because we wanted to get another small project done. I would give them an A+ grade.”

“Home Works painted my living room, my dining room, the hallways, and the stairways. It was just very efficient, and the cleanup was great. I got a recommendation from my realtor. I'd rate them as an A+ company.”

“Home Works Painting took care of the interior painting for me. It was my first time using the company, but I would give them an A+ rating.”

“It was interior painting and some exterior wood repair in preparation for selling the home. They were great. They did what they said they were going to do, and they did it within one day. The workers were very professional. I've recommended them to a lot of my friends. I thought they were A+.”

“Home Works painted the house's interior. They were quick, efficient, and diligent. They were an A+ business.”

“They repainted nearly the entire interior of my home. They also installed some backsplash, moved some lighting in our kitchen, and completely gutted and reinstalled our bathroom, including plumbing. They were prompt to respond, and they followed through on everything. They did a great job on all of it. It looks great—very professional. I'd give it an A+.”

“Last time, I had them patch up a hole in the wall from an electrician. Then, they painted over that, and it looks great. I've had them do work at a townhouse that I own as well. I have been using them for maybe four years now, and I'd give them an A+. I like the fact that the owner comes out and does estimates, and he's easy to communicate with. Companies tend to grow, but theirs still has that mom-and-pop feeling, and I appreciate that. They've been a company of their word; if they say they're going to come out at a certain time, they always try and meet that expectation. I'd always tell my friends to go with Home Works. I think Mike does a great job, his guys are professional, and it's just an all-around great company to spend money with.”

“Home Works did painting for me. He kept me updated as far as the schedule and as far as when they'd be able to get someone out. They got my job done ahead of schedule. I would use the company again if I needed some additional work done. They did everything in a timely fashion, the cleanup was great, and they answered any concerns I had. They deserve an A+.”

“They did drywall and interior painting. He was very friendly. He worked around my schedule, and he took care of anything that we really needed. They completed the work on schedule, and the cleanup was good. I would use them again. I would give them an A+.”

“They mostly did interior painting, and they also did drywall. They were on time, gave accurate estimates, and did quality work. I am a local real estate agent, and I have done a lot of work with Home Works over the years. I've just consistently had good work with them, and every time, they clean up the debris properly. I'd give them an A+, hands down.”

“Home Works Painting painted inside and outside the house and put together a porch railing that was starting to deteriorate a little bit. I thought they did great. I would grade them an A+.”

“Home Works Painting is excellent—wonderful beyond words. This was my second time using them. They painted the bathroom and ceiling of my entire apartment, and it was absolutely brilliant. They're great guys, and I would give them an A+, absolutely.”

“They're absolutely terrific. We bought a home that needed some work, so we used Home Works to make the house look new again. They painted several rooms, installed trim baseboard, and installed and painted baseboards in the laundry room. I liked their professionalism. They definitely earned an A+.”

“Home Works has done work for us for several years. They painted the interior and exterior and did a lot of drywall patching. The cleanup was absolutely perfect every single day. They're wonderful.”

“I had an outstanding experience with everything they have done. We've already used them three different times. If a friend asked about them, I would say they not only do a great job, but the people they have working are so friendly and so helpful. I'd grade them the highest thing you can give them, an A+. They're just great.”

“They were very efficient. We had them do painting. They came in, always cleaned up, did the work on time, and were great. The quality of the work was excellent. The workers were great, they were very polite, and they showed up on time every day. I'd recommend using them. I'd say they're an A+. We had a wonderful experience.”

“I had a positive experience. I believe they did exterior painting. They did a beautiful job. I'd give them an A+.”

“He did some work on my trim, and he was really good. It was outside repair work. He finished the work in a timely manner. It looks wonderful. It would be an A+.”

“I thought they were excellent. It was my first time using them. I heard about them through a friend of mine. I had my whole house's interior painted, and I had work done on some drywall that needed to be refinished. They were very punctual. It was an A+.”

“We had a wonderful experience with Home Works Painting. I would recommend them, and I already have. A friend of ours happened to recommend them to me. I would give them an A+ because they exceeded our expectations—not what I expected at all—they brought their own broom and dustpan, and I didn't expect that.”

“They did interior painting. They were excellent, professional, and did the work on time for what they quoted me. It was the first time I used their services. His professionalism when he came to do the estimate is why I chose them. The cleanup was excellent, and the time frame was exactly what they told me. I would rate them an A+.”

“The quality of the work was great. A lot of people have commented on how nice the house looks. The workers were fine—I had no problem with them. They did an excellent job, they worked well, and they were very courteous. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did painting, and they did an excellent job. My experience was most definitely positive. This was my first time using them—A+.”