Hello, my name is Neal Krakow, owner and master painter of Painting by Neal. I started painting in 1995 and quickly realized this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. From the beginning I absolutely loved the work and found out I was very good at it. Early in my career I worked for several large paint companies and I saw how impersonal their custom service could be. Immediately, I had a vision of starting a small company with 1 or 2 employees trained to do things the right way with a personal and engaging touch. I am lucky to have fulfilled that dream and today enjoy a hands-on approach to every job.
I was professionally trained in color coordination and offer color consultations for all of my customers. As a small business owner, my philosophy is simple: provide businesses and homeowners with top-of-the-line interior & exterior painting, spackling and power-washing services at truly competitive prices. After 23 years in the industry, I still have the same passion for this work that I did in 1995. I have enjoyed a growing family of customers over the years through recommendations and I would love to see you join The Painting by Neal family!
I service most of Eastern Pennsylvania, the Delaware Valley region and the Greater Philadelphia Area, along with South Jersey. I offer a wide range of residential and commercial painting services from power-washing decks and homes to interior & exterior painting and staining, as well as spackling, skim-coating and sheetrock/water damage repairs. I hope you find my website to be informative, easy to navigate and a testament of my professionalism, attention to detail and overall presentation.
Painting by Neal Guarantees
Quick Response – From scheduling an estimate to getting the proposal in your hands and scheduling the work, and that’s all before I’ve gotten started. My attentiveness and open communication continues to the completion of the painting project and beyond.
Follow-thru – Once the job is started, I do not stop until it is finished and you are 100% satisfied. I do not run out the door while the paint is still drying. Little things like putting the outlet covers back on, moving the furniture back to their place and wiping the floors are just a few examples of Painting by Neal’s professional follow-thru.
Judgment to Resolution – Every job is unique. Having the judgment to know what is best for your particular project and situation is something that comes with tons of experience. Technical support and product custom service phone numbers are programmed into my cell phone. Why? Because I do not pretend to know everything. If you have a painting situation I don’t have an absolute answer for, or you would like other opinions, I make your problems my own then find the solution.
Consistency – The professionalism of myself and workers, the level of craftsmanship and the quality of the products I use, these things never change. All of the things I listed above are features of my service I take pride in and consider them just as important as drop clothes and brushes when it comes to satisfying a customer.