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It may feel like the dog days of Winter but Spring will soon be here, and if you've got a paint project on your mind, it's time to kick things into gear! The first step to turn your paint needs into a reality is to create an RFP (Request for Proposal). We know crafting an RFP can feel like a chore, and it’s hard to know where to start - luckily, Shaker Paintings got your back. We’re all too familiar with RFP’s that don't quite convey your vision, leading to endless follow up questions and back-and-forth with vendors. To save you time and stress, we’ve compiled a few essentials to follow when submitting your next RFP:

  1. Don’t forget the basics! Don't be shy – we need your community's name and address, your name, and your contact information. Starting with the essentials gets us starting on the right track!

  2. No Need for Deadline Drama - Set a bid due date and outline your timeline for getting the work completed, and we’ll do our best to keep up. The more explicit, the better!

  3. Paint us a picture: Provide us with a detailed scope of work, and we'll whip up the most accurate estimate. One or two sentences requesting paint doesn’t quite give us enough information to bid a project. The more detailed you are, the less time you have to spend answering our follow up questions.

  4. Let’s Talk Preferences: If you have a paint brand and colors in mind, let us know. The more specific you are, the better we can tailor our bid to your preference.

  5. Provide us with a visual Roadmap: We like knowing where our paintbrush is headed. Share a map of your community with us so we can get a lay of the land and prepare a project walk.

A detailed and specific RFP will allow us to provide you with the most accurate bid, saving you time and money. If you’d like more guidance on RFP best practices take our fully accredited CAMICB continuing education course, “RFP & HOA Board Best Practices” which includes a free RFP template that can be used on any Capex project. Please email billy@shakerpainting.com to schedule a class or find out more!

So, what are you waiting for? Get your RFP together, and we’ll get painting!

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Our Customers Love Us

Thomas Richard Cruz
Facilities Manager
It is my great pleasure to provide this letter of recommendation for Shaker Painting Inc. Shaker Painting recently completed a full exterior trim replacement and paint of our five-story building, Broadway Junction, at 1165 Broadway, Denver CO. The Shaker team conducted themselves with professionalism and performed in a manner that was the least disruptive to all parties affected by the work. Closing-off parking spaces, managing staging area(s) for materials and the overall safety for pedestrians were some of the challenges presented to Shaker. Not a single complaint was issued for the duration of the work. Communication was excellent as Shaker personnel were required to access the roof and maintain the security setup at the building. As we have worked with Shaker on previous projects, we will continue to work with Brent Rumpf, Ed Gonzales, Jason Moore, and the rest of the Shaker team on future projects and I would recommend the same to any property and/or property management organization.
Susan K Lind
CEO
I have known Brent with Shaker Painting for approximately 3 years and find him to be a business man with integrity and the knowledge to provide excellent customer service. I have spoken to a few of his clients and they couldn’t be more pleased with his professionalism and perfection in his job.
CHRISTINA B.
HOA COMMUNITY MANAGER
The Board and I were very satisfied with the initial presentation provided when bidding on the work. We were also satisfied with the overall work completed. Jason (Project Manager) was wonderful to work with and handled all requests and questions professionally and promptly.
Josh Mariea
Homeowner
I highly recommend Shaker painting to all our friends and family.
Shirley Forbes
Community Manager
I think that the best part of the project was Jason Moore who was the project manager. He was always in communication and completely handled the whole project. He was extremely professional and we enjoyed working with him.
George Johnston
President
Shaker Painting is a valued member of our team. With strong customer services and reliability, they are instrumental in the success of all our projects.
Kenneth M Hofmeister
Homeowner
Everything. From Jason's first bid to the final coat of paint with [the project manager’s] crew, we were very pleased with the communication, the attention to detail and the care with which they protected the house, minimized the sanding dust and cleaned up after the fact carefully. The worry that we would have a major cleaning effort after the fact. We were able to clean and put back all the furniture, pictures and furnishings in less than a day.
Christina Benevides
Association Manager
The Board and I were very satisfied with the initial presentation provided when bidding on the work. We were also satisfied with the overall work completed. Jason (Project Manager) was wonderful to work with and handled all requests and questions professionally and promptly.
JIM T.
President
Their work was instrumental in achieving the desired end results. We highly recommend Shaker Painting.
Britinie Horvath
The crew did an amazing job staining the decks/stairs to our condo complex. They were very nice and did great work. I highly recommend them!
Jim R Tyler
President
Their work was instrumental in achieving the desired end results. We highly recommend Shaker Painting.
Coleen Carlson
Owner
I am proud to recommend Shaker Painting to all of my color customers.
Susan L
CEO
I have known Brent with Shaker Painting for approximately 3 years and find him to be a businessman with integrity and the knowledge to provide excellent customer service. I have spoken to a few of his clients and they couldn't be more pleased with his professionalism and perfections in his job.
Larry Healy
Community Manager
From the RFP to the initial walk through – from the proposal acceptance to the planning session – from the first day of work through the final day – every person at Shaker was professional, thoughtful, friendly and helpful. The project was completed well within the anticipated time frame and at a very reasonable cost. During the quality control walkthrough at the end of the project no deficiencies were noted. Every member of the community had only praise for the excellent job Shaker did. It was the best painting project I have ever been involved in as a Community Association Manager.
Lecia Gill
Director Of Operations
The project went great! This was my 2nd overall property paint job with Shaker. It went smoothly with no issues. It's refreshing to work with a company that meets their promises fully! Thanks for always taking such great care of us!!
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