Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, Inc.
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"Since 1995, Benchmark Painting has set the standard for quality painting, carpentry, and decorative finishes. We remain focused on creating lasting relationships with our clients and strive to be each customer's painter for life."

Martin DeVincenti | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, Inc., offers interior and exterior painting, power washing, carpentry, and more.
Minimum Job
The company requires a $400 minimum.
Benchmark offers a one-year warranty.
Company History
The company was founded in 1995.
Benchmark is a past recipient of the Picture It Painted Professionally award issued by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). The company employs EPA Certified Renovators.
Additional Information
Benchmark has experience with all brands of paint, particularly eco-friendly options.
Areas Served
Washington, DC
A selection of 128 homeowner reviews:
“Benchmark painted the outside of the house. They did a phenomenal job. It was very good. They're incredibly efficient. The two guys organized it very well. They did what we agreed upon. It was A+ work.”
“They did interior painting for me. I'd give them an excellent rating—A+.”
“They're great. They've done painting and carpentry for me. They are an A+ company.”
“They were easy to work with. They did the job when they said they would, they did it quickly, and they were polite. They painted the outside of my house. I'd give them an A+.”
“They did house painting for me. They were very punctual, and their cleanliness and expertise were very good. They get an A.”
“They did outside siding, power-washing, caulking, and painting. They get an A.”
“Everything with Benchmark was just fine.”
“We were very satisfied.”
“They painted the exterior of the house. I'd give them an A.”
“They did some extra stuff that they really didn't have to do, but I guess it made sense for them to do it to get the job to look right, so they just did it. They did some extra painting that we didn't talk about. I think when they saw what was going on, they decided that to make it look like it should, they would do it. I have to hand it to them because it was extra. They had to fix the door frame, and they had to paint the trim and the railing—it was stuff that I couldn't get to because it was too high. They did the best. I would probably recommend them again for sure, and I would hire them again. I would give them an A+.”
“Benchmark Painting did a good job. I think it was painting our garage at the beach and then doing some smaller work around the house. They were recommended to us by one of our neighbors. They were easy to work with—no issues. I would say they're an A+. It was excellent; no complaints.”
“They were great, they were very cordial, and they were very professional and willing to listen to our comments and suggestions. They were willing to accommodate our requests. They painted the inside and outside of the house. We interviewed three companies, and for our price range and the professional criteria that we wanted, they seemed to fit. They're A+.”
“They did good work—they painted a bathroom. They were referred to me. I would give them an A.”
“They were on time, they were very clean, and the service was good. The job was painting the ceiling. I would grade them an A.”
“They were on time, and they painted my shutters on the outside. They were very clean and very courteous, and they picked up after themselves. I had a good experience. I had the Best Pick Reports book that was mailed to my house, and that's where I found them. They're in the area. I'd say they get an A.”
“Benchmark was definitely very good. They were efficient, and they did a very nice job. I have been very pleased. Also, they made suggestions and gave me ideas. They did all the outside painting, including the garage, my doors, and my shutters. I felt their representative was courteous and up front. It was just a very professional encounter all the way around—A+.”
“They were professional, and they did a good job. They painted the ceiling and walls of a very large room. The guy who came to the house to give me the estimate was wonderful. I would grade them as an A+. They were excellent.”
“The quality of Benchmark's work was excellent. I had the entire interior of my house painted, and they did the trim outside. They were very customer service oriented, and their project manager made sure everything was done the way I wanted. They're an A.”
“Benchmark did interior painting. We've used them a couple of times, and there have been no issues or reasons to call them back for anything. The communication was fine, and there were no problems. They were excellent. The first time we used them, they had been recommended to us by a friend who had used them and was quite happy. I'd give them an A+.”
“Benchmark Painting was excellent. They did the wallpapering for my bathroom. They have a good reputation, and I think I'd used them in the past. Their customer service was fine. It was difficult wallpaper, so I'd rate them as excellent.”
“Benchmark Painting did a very good job. It was the best removal job we've had. We got rid of everything in our house, and they did the handrail for us. They did a really good job. I would absolutely recommend them. The customer service was fine, and they followed up nicely. I'd say they get an A all the way.”
“Benchmark did a very professional, extremely competent job, and they were very pleasant to have in my house. All of that was good, so I would say they deserve an A.”
“I liked everything about Benchmark Painting. They have done interior and exterior work for us. I liked the guys who did the work. I've had them come over on repeat visits every three or four years. They have high-quality work and good cleanup, and overall, it's just a good experience. I heard about them from a coworker of mine who'd had some work done at his house. Benchmark deserves an A.”
“Benchmark did painting in several rooms. They were prompt and courteous, and they did what they were supposed to do. I didn't have any issues with their work, so I would recommend them. Their customer service was good. I'd give them an A.”
“Benchmark Painting has done some exterior work for me. I liked their attention to detail—they made sure they didn't miss anything along the way. They get an A.”
“Benchmark did a good job painting, and they were very tidy. They definitely did interior painting, and I think they did some exterior painting as well. They're an A.”
“Benchmark did an exterior touchup on wood. It was a very simple job, and I think their customer service was fine. We had used them before. I'd give them an A.”
“Benchmark Painting has done both interior and exterior painting for us over the years. They've always been excellent, and I plan on using them again. I like their quality of work, and they're always professional and very reliable. I like working with them—they're an excellent company.”
“Benchmark Painting was very professional. They repainted our kitchen cabinets, and the customer service was excellent. All the workers are polite, and the work was very well done, meticulous, and very personal. I'd give them an A+.”
“Benchmark Painting has done interior painting for me, and I like them. They're a good company, so I would use them again. My paint looks great, and it's held up beautifully—I'm very pleased with the outcome.”
“The first time we used Benchmark Painting, they did the ceiling of our porch and the gutters, and the second time, they painted our garage. We did have to call them back out, but the customer service was good. They scheduled it right away, and there were no questions asked—they came back and redid it. Benchmark earned an A.”
“They came on time. They were very fast—in fact, they finished faster than estimated. They left the house perfectly clean. They lived up to the estimate that they gave me. They repaired water damage to a ceiling in a room, which included fixing the ceiling. They patched that up, and they painted the room. I also used them for different areas of the house. I think they have excellent service. They get an A.”
“Benchmark Painting did painting on the exterior. This was the first time that I used them. As far as the work itself, they didn't get any paint where it should not go. They did excellent work. I would rate them an A+.”
“We were very satisfied with their work. They did all the exterior trim, and they removed what they thought would be one layer of wallpaper but turned out to be two layers of wallpaper. And they painted a pretty big room. A friend of ours who's an interior decorator recommended them. They have real good, highly skilled workers—they went at the job. Real good guys. They didn't get any paint where it should not go, and they didn't miss getting paint where it should go. They also did some carpentry on exterior woodwork—just a small amount where the boards had gone bad—and they did that real well. A+.”
“Benchmark was excellent. I would say it was a positive-plus experience I had with them. They painted our entire condo. The technicians that came out were excellent, and their customer service was excellent. I'd give them an A+, and I don't usually give that to anybody. And usually, I'm sort of hesitant to recommend anybody, but I would recommend them in a heartbeat.”
“They did excellent work, so I recommend them wholeheartedly. They painted the whole inside of the house. They showed up on time, and the cleanup was excellent. I would use them again. I'd give them an A.”
“They came when they were scheduled to come, and they promptly did the work. It exceeded my expectations. I felt comfortable having them in the house. They did some interior painting. It's held up perfect. I will call them in the future. I feel comfortable recommending them to a relative or a friend. They get an A.”
“They're just professional and clean. They show up when they're supposed to, it's done, and you're happy. You don't have to call them back. They've done both interior and exterior work over the last couple years. They did four rooms on the interior. We're probably going to have them for a few more. I feel like they pay attention to detail. When we bought in the neighborhood, we found a friend who used them and thought they were wonderful. That's why we went that way. We got other estimates, but a positive recommendation from others stood out about Benchmark. I would give them an A. They're very professional and good. We're very happy.”
“They came on time, they worked diligently, and they left on time every day. They cleaned up completely—except for whole new walls, you would never know they were there. I would definitely use them again. It was easy to schedule with them, and their attention to detail was excellent. I'd rate them an A.”
“I had a very positive experience. They show up on time to give the estimate, and you get a written estimate within 24 hours of that visit. Once you agree on the project, they schedule the work soon after. They come on time, and it's high-quality work. I've used them for a lot of things over about 16 years. Last, they painted my living room and my family room. I feel like they paid close attention to the small details and trim. I would give them an A.”
“They renovated our master bathroom. It was three weeks total for everything, including the painting, but we expected that length of time. I am happy with the work. I would give Benchmark Painting an A+. I found them through the Best Picks book.”
“Benchmark did a good job. They came when they were supposed to, and they finished when they were supposed to. The painting was well done and satisfactory; it didn't have to be retouched or anything like that. I had them do projects two separate times. They've done a small amount of work on the exterior, but most of it has been interior. They didn't get any paint on anything. I'd say A+.”
“Benchmark Painting was very responsive. They worked hard, and they got their stuff done. I had a little difference with something that was there, and they fixed it completely with no problem. They painted my downstairs and my upstairs. The overall quality of the work was very good. I'd grade them an A+.”
“The quality of the work and cleanliness made it a positive experience overall. The painters who were here were very professional. I've used them for a number of years; I've continued to use them because I think they do a great job. The last thing they did for me was the home exterior. It's holding up—so far, so good. I would rate them an A+.”
“They were great. They finished a staircase for us. They did what they said they were going to do, and they did it when they said they were going to do it, so the service was good. I think they just came for two days, and they were done. They've come twice. They did some shutters for us as well. The workers were polite, considerate, and professional. I think it was another contractor who recommended them. I would give them an A.”
“Benchmark Painting did a great job. We would use them again. They were prompt. They did a good job—I think that was the most important thing. Their account person that came and always worked with us was very professional. They painted our interior and exterior. The quality of the work is very good. They're an A.”
“They had professional guys, and they were clean and efficient. They did painting for clients of mine. I've used them for many, many years, and they consistently do a good job. I'd rate them an A.”
“The people who did the work were very meticulous. They conferred with us about every issue that came up while they were painting both the inside and outside of our house. They did the full outside and just a section on the inside. They were great. We sold the house, but I'm sure the paint job is holding up. They get an A.”
“We had a good experience. The work was performed as agreed on. We had the exterior of our house painted, and they paid attention to small details. We discussed everything that needed to be done beforehand, and they performed the job completely as we'd like it. I'd give them an A.”
“They did some painting and minor carpentry associated with it. They were fine. So far, I have no complaints. I thought the technicians were responsive and careful. They went quickly to work, and they consistently worked with careful attention to detail and proper precautions for protecting the furnishings and other home goods. I think they were finished in two days. The company's overall customer service was fine. I would recommend them to a friend. I grade them an A.”
“They did fine work for me—very good. They were on time, they were professional, and they did a very good job. They painted a master bedroom and sitting room closet area. They did a very professional job. I would probably use them again. I have nothing negative to say. I think it was very good. It's an A.”
“Benchmark Painting was able to help me with my painting project, and they did a nice job. This was exterior. We've had them before—they earned our repeat business by doing a good job. They're easy to schedule with and pay good attention to detail. I'd grade them an A.”
“They did the work that was expected. They did some outdoor painting. The quality of the work was good, and the workers were fine. The customer service was fine. They didn't leave anything lying around. If I were to mention Benchmark to a friend or relative, I would tell them to expect a decent job. I'd give them an A-.”
“They were very prompt and efficient, and they did what they said they were going to do at the price they quoted me, and everything went smoothly. They've done mostly painting, and they've also done some power washing; those are the two main things that they've done. The quality was good. The painting was interior. I've used them at least three times. I would give them an A. They're efficient, and they do the job they say they're going to do, and there really aren't any issues.”

I love Benchmark. They're terrific. The people are really nice and very careful. They painted and did some carpentry work. They're very, very meticulous. I'd give them an A+. I've had a lot of different painters over the years, and I just like Benchmark a lot.

Benchmark is fabulous. They painted my living room, entryway, and hallway. They were so good. I didn't think my metal closet doors could be painted, and I was totally shocked. I got home and they were done, and the doors look just great. I would recommend them to anybody. I would give them an A++.

Benchmark has been outstanding every time over the past 20 years they've done work for me. Everything's just been perfect. The most recent thing they did was to paint some paneling in my basement. I'd give them an A++.

Excellent experience. Benchmark was great, fantastic. They came and painted when they said they were going to. Everything came out perfect—the whole upstairs, including a cathedral ceiling over steps and a skylight that had to be installed way up high. They had a challenging job, and they did great. I’d give them an A+.

Benchmark Painting did great work. We used them before, and we liked them enough to use them again. They did interior painting. They'd be an A+.

They’re a very high-end painter, and we really liked them. I thought their painters were very skilled. They did a great job. They were always neat and clean. I was really pleased with their work. I’d give Benchmark an A+.

Benchmark was terrific. They were responsible, dependable, and did quality work. I’d give them an A+.

If you’re looking for quality, they’re the men. The results and the process were 100 percent positive. They deserve an A++.

Benchmark Painting did interior painting. It was very long time ago, but they were very good. They get an A+.

Benchmark Painting just came in, did the job they said they were going to do, and left. They did it on time, and it was great. The quality was fine. I would absolutely use the company again. They deserve an A+.

Benchmark Painting did exterior work. The quality was good, and they kept to their price. They should get an A+.

It went very well with Benchmark Painting. I haven't had to call them back for any issues. I thought it was great that they could do some of the carpentry work, too. They get an A.

Benchmark Painting did a good job. They didn't make a mess. There was one room that was hard to paint, and they made sure it was done properly. I'd give them an A.

Benchmark Painting did a great job with painting, and they cleaned up. They did interior painting. Everybody was very personable and very professional. Absolutely, I have referred them many times. I would say they get an A+.

Benchmark Painting did everything that we had requested, and they fulfilled the contract as it was stated. They finished in a very timely manner, and their work was above satisfactory. I would say they get an A.

Everything went well with Benchmark Painting. I think that the work was completed in a workmanlike fashion. It was done reasonably within the time that was anticipated, and I did not have any complaints. I'll give them an A.

Benchmark Painting was punctual, clean, and did what they said they were going to do. They painted the interior of the house. They didn't leave a mess. If there were touch-ups that needed to be done, they did it. Never once had a problem with them. I would use the company again. I'll give them an A+.

All in all, I would give them good marks. I'd say it was A.

Benchmark Painting did a good job with the painting of our house. It was exterior painting. We thought that they would have done the best job with us, and they were pretty engaging with us throughout the process. I think they deserve an A.

I liked them very much fair. I would say. I've been using them for years, and their service is very good. They are a very a strong A.

Benchmark Painting paid attention to detail, and they did everything on time. When there was one little problem with the flooring, they came back and fixed it right away. It's been a positive experience, definitely. They seemed serious about the job. It was a positive experience with them. They get an A.

They got the work done for the price they said they were going to do it for. One of the guys stayed really late to get the work finished. That was good. They took down some wallpaper and painted interior walls. I would say they get an A.

Benchmark Painting was on time, did their work, and cleaned up afterward. They just seemed like they knew what they were doing. I'll give them an A.

We were very pleased with Benchmark Painting. We really liked the work. They did a good job, and they were very professional and thorough. It was a good experience. No outstanding issues at all. They absolutely deserve an A.

Benchmark Painting was very efficient, and they did a good job. I would say A.

Benchmark Painting did work outside, and they showed up on time. They were very neat. The project didn't last longer than they said. If they said it was going to be a two day job, it was a two day job. It was a positive experience. I give them an A. There were no complaints.

They were great. I'd give them an A. They were just very professional, and they did a great job. Although we don't live in the area anymore, I would use them again if I did.

I had a very positive experience with Benchmark Painting. They responded very quickly. I used them on two separate occasions. On the first occasion, they came out and gave me a quote to do some things around the house from repairing rotting wood to painting on the exterior to painting on a room in the interior. I needed the painting done right away, and they met the schedule. They did it within a couple of days. On the second time, I needed to have my powder room painted. I sent an email on their website and was emailed back the next day. The day after that, they were out. They're very responsive. The work was really excellent and good quality. They left the place clean, neat, and tidy. I give Benchmark an A.

Benchmark Painting was amazing. They painted the inside of my house three different colors. They also added a chair rail around the entire house, around the bottom, and I have been so happy with the result. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

They did painting for us, and they did an excellent job. If we need any more work, we would definitely call them. We’ve used them twice, and they’re just really super. The quality and efficiency of their work were excellent on both accounts.

We thought they were wonderful. They were just professional and competent. They painted our house, and they just did a fabulous job. We were very, very happy with them. There was no mess afterwards. We were really pleased with them.

Benchmark Painting did painting work for me. I was happy with the work and the service they provided. They did a really good job. I would give them an A rating.

Benchmark Painting did some work for me in 2007. I would give them a top rating.

I thought they did very good work. They painted the exterior. They did a very conscientious job. A lot of people come in, and they work like mad, like they have a bus to catch or something. These guys were very thorough. In fact, I'm thinking of having them do some more small work for me.

They did some work for me a year or two ago. They did interior painting. I was satisfied with the quality of work they did and the service provided. We were very pleased. I would give them an A rating.

I was very pleased with them. They did inside painting. They were on time and they were neat, and we were satisfied.

I am extremely happy. It was done at least a month ago. They painted predominately inside, although they did some work on the deck.

Benchmark Painting painted my house. They were quite good. They came exactly when they said they would, and they did exactly what we wanted in exactly the time. The quality of the work was excellent.

I was happy. They're a good company. They did exterior painting.

They did a very good job. We were very impressed with the quality of work; it was very good. They were very neat and clean, too. I think that's another aspect we liked—how tidy they were.

We thought very highly of their work. They're terrific. I would recommend them to anybody. What makes them so terrific is the people they have working for them—they're great, they're carefully selected, and they do a great job.

They did both exterior and interior, and they did a very great job for us. I think they finished those jobs in an appropriate amount of time. They did exterior and interior at the same time. I think I would definitely use them again or refer them to others.

They did fabulous. They did interior painting. They were extremely clean. Every day they left things in perfectly fabulous order. All my comments were taken seriously, and anything extra that I wanted added they were happy to help with. They did a fabulous job. They are extremely easy to work with.

They did a wonderful job. They painted my house and did repairs. There were some side boards on the outside and some trim work that were sort of rotting. They replaced trim work and the side boards. And they refinished my deck.

We used Benchmark, and they were wonderful. The customer service and everything was terrific.

Benchmark Painting did the exterior painting about four years ago. They did a very good job. I would definitely use them again.