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12413 Copperfield Drive
Austin Texas 78735



We hired 78 Painting (Mike and his son Marco) to repair drywall and paint the interior of our home. He quoted us a very reasonable price and discussed any problems he might experience, as he could tell, and helped set reasonable expectations for the drywall repairs. They started repairs/painting while we were out of town and worked around our dog who can be a hassle to say the least! Although we told him it was cool to leave the dog in the cage, he let the beast out several times. I'm pretty sure they bonded, our dog wasn't even excited when we came home :) ! Mike was extremely understanding and cooperative for several changes throughout the process and told us the additional cost upfront (also very reasonable). Our job took longer than expected, but Mike honored his price and didn't complain. Their painting was flawless. The drywall repairs were as good as they could be for the budget. If flawless drywall repair is what you desire, make sure you communicate this upfront. I highly recommend 78 Painting. There are many skilled tradesmen in Austin, but I am often surprised by the lack of communication from contractors. Mike was EXTREMELY responsive and did what he said he would do. We had to reschedule the estimate several times but let me know hours in advance allowing me to change my own schedule. My wife and I are very happy with their work and feel it was money well spent. Keep up the good work Mike!

richard c.

We received a referral from a friend to use 78 Painting at our new home in Austin. Mike and his crew did a fantastic job. He repainted our condo and refinished our kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. His suggestions and craftsmanship on the woodwork transformed an ugly kitchen to a modern kitchen that I'm proud of. He was wonderful at working with us around our schedule and was extremely helpful in giving us referrals for other jobs needed since we are new to the area. Kudos to Mike!

Susan H.

Again 5 stars for 78 painting and only because it doesn't go higher. Mike is a great guy he is honest and dependable. They did an amazing job, our house, it looks like a new house! Thank you Mike for your professional advice and all of your tips that helped so much. Looking forward to more project to come.

kathy k.

The shortest summary is absolutely perfect paint work, with an amazing price. Now, that's not all, Mike is a fantastic guy to know and work with. He is very detailed and does everything with a smile and professionalism. Everything was done on time with exactly the way I had wanted. He is no bullshit, to the point guy who you get for any kind of work. I'd hire him every time for any paint job. He went out of his way to connect me to few other strong resources for other types of remodeling work. He gives good advice and a great human being. And I'd give him a 6 star if I could, just because he is super funny! Good man, good work, good price.

Saquib H.

Thanks to Mike, my bland looking house looks amazing. He's very patient and very communicative informing me of any situations that occur. When I sent out for a quote, I got a really quick response. He came out, walked around the house, did some estimates and gave me a really good deal. I had other contractors come out for estimates and his is one of the best. With the job completed, I'm simply amazed on how well it turned out, even better than expected. I really do hope that people take the time and get to know him. He's got a lot of experience and he's very easy to work with. Highly recommend him!

Allen A.

Mike did a great job to our kitchen cabinets. The whole process went very smoothly. He finished the whole project on time and fixed my long dining table side for free. The cabinets look like brand new now. Initially, I went to several painters for quote and got the lowest from Mike. Looking back, I feel I've made a good decision to have Mike do the project.

Ying W.

Yvonne (below in Oct 2016) - I find your review pretty unrealistic and probably never happened! This company goes beyond to satisfy the customer. Mike & Mika did an incredible job in the last 30 days on our investment property. Removed all popcorn, shellac to seal, textured, and painted the entire interior. We had an issue from previous tenants being inhouse smokers. The smell was overwhelming! Krud Kutter was used first to remove all the nicotine from the walls. We had a short timetable to get the next tenants in - and 78 Painting met our needs! I definitely would consider them for our next project hands down!! Now a smoke free home! Happy Investor, I am!!

Patty M.

I hired 78 Painting to stain my deck after reviewing companies in the area on Yelp. I contacted 78 Painting and Mike responded the following day with an offer to stop by and provide an estimate. He was friendly, provided a reasonable estimate, and recommend Sikkens brand stain from years of experience protecting wooden structures along the coast. As it was a small job Mike scheduled to power wash the deck one day and stain it the next. He was efficient in his work and did a great job. The deck looks better than it ever has. I found 78 Painting to provide a good product and be both friendly and honest in their dealings. I recommend 78 Painting for wood staining and will likely use them for house painting in the future.

Mike C.

Mike and his team (family) were great. He went the extra mile to help us get our house ready to put on the market. It was a bit of a leap of faith as we coordinated while traveling but they did a great job, and were reasonably priced. They painted the entire interior of our house walks, trim, cabinetry. Our house looks brand new! We highly recommend.

Angela L.

Where to start... I just recently purchased a house this past June (my first house) and it needed a paint job done thru out the house(3 bed 2 bath). A friend of mine had her condo painted not to long ago and referred Mike Parreno to me. I called Mike i think it was on a Monday wanted to get an estimate, he said sure i'll be out Wed, we set up a time and sure enough the guy was on time. We did a walk through of the house, all he did was listen to my suggestions and then suggested (the man has 32 years of experience) what colors would look good based on the type of furniture i was putting in to kinda match the wall paint. We agreed on price and color schemes. He did mention he was booked till early august, which made me to believe this guy was the best of the best. (I mean who's a one man team and is booked for almost a month) He was the first and last quote i needed to get. He came back out early august started the job. The guy is neat, clean,honest, hard working, pays attention to detail, offers his opinions even if you don't notice something. His 16 year old son was the only helper he had, Mike rolls and puts two coats of paint on everything he paints. I keep going and going about this guy. If you need something PROFESSIONALLY DONE!!!! HE'S THE GUY YOU WANT DOING IT! To add to this, Mike was ever so kind to invite me over to his house and meet his family for dinner (which his wife cooks and amazing Philipino dish) If you hire Mike TRUST ME, you're getting a hell of a deal! i've read a lot of his reviews and can't believe that some people out there try and degrade such a good craftsmanship this gentleman has to offer. On another note- MIKE! GET READY TO PAINT THE OUTSIDE OF MY HOUSE PRETTY SOON! Sorry it took me this long Mike I've just been traveling and busy with other projects.

Carlos G.

Mike did an absolutely gorgeous job on staining our cabinets. They look stunning and you would never know they are stained. He was reasonable, reliable and extremely professional!

Lauren L.

My husband and I hired Mike Parreno to paint the exterior and interior of our newly-purchased home in Bouldin Creek, as well as all of our kitchen cabinets. We had gotten his information -and an enthusiastic endorsement- from our former neighbor in Travis Heights whose house Mike had just finished painting. When I contacted Mike about giving us a bid, he was prompt in responding. He showed up on time and gave us a fair quote. However, what really impressed me was his passion for painting -he brings an expertise and dedication that I hadn't observed in the other bidders. Hiring him was a no-brainer as we wanted to partner with someone who knew and cared about his craft and could provide insights beyond just getting the job done. Mike brought more value to this extensive project than I ever imagined. For example, he recommended extending the bright blue paint used in our study to our entryway ceiling (genius!). He suggested we go with a darker grey for our backyard fence to contrast with the lighter grey used on our home's exterior. He also pointed out (and fixed) warped wood on our roof -just a few of the many ways in which he went well beyond the job we'd hired him to do. We have already recommended Mike to several of our friends -all of whom were blown away after seeing the work Mike did on our home. I found Mike to be very personable and easy to communicate with, and I felt completely comfortable around him at all times. We will absolutely hire Mike again!

Jennifer E.

I contacted Mike after reading his reviews and contacted him to paint and apply a faux finish to my kitchen cabinets and stain my banister as well as repair some drywall. He showed up exactly at the time we arranged and gave me a quote for everything, which was very affordable. His communication was excellent during the entire project and I was very pleased with the finished projects. He even took an old gallon of interior paint that was crusty and color matched it for us to keep. I highly recommend Mike and my neighbor has already contacted him to paint the entire interior of her house. I promise that you won't be disappointed. I would hire him again and will be referring him to all my friends.

Nicole Z.

Mike Parreno is amazing! I've been referring my clients to Mike for several years now. This is the first time I've used him personally. What an amazing job and attention to detail plus he has great ideas. I can't wait for the rest of my house to be done so I can show it off.

Cristen F.

Mike was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I was selling a condo after finding out my tenant was moving, and needed to have a part of the ceiling repaired, re-textured, and painted. Mike showed up right when he said. When he overheard my tenant and I talking about some holes in the cabinetry and a door that needed to be replaced upstairs, he took it upon himself to fix the cabinet holes with puddy (or whatever it was!) and stain, and get door measurements for me so I could go order a new one. Plus he fixed a separate cracking spot in the ceiling. All of this, and he didn't even change the price! Everything looked great when he was done, and I couldn't be more appreciative. I can't wait to utilize him for painting and pressure washing at my current house. Hands down, I would recommend him to all of my friends and family.

Megan J.

My wife and I bought a new house in Austin, and we weren't exactly thrilled with the colour of the interior. So we popped into the Benjamin Moore shop and they gave us a few painters they recommended. I got two bids, and chose 78 Painting based on his great Yelp reviews, fast and efficient communication and honest opinion of what needed to be done, and what was overkill. He started and finished the work as promised and it looks amazing. And to boot, his pricing was very reasonable and he used top products. Thanks Mike!

Piet V.

Mike did such a great job painting the interior of our home. He is a true professional. He returned my calls or emails promptly, showed up on time ready to work and did an amazing job. He painted the interior common areas of our home. I was so impressed with his work ethic, attention to detail. He was happy to accommodate my last minute changes. He was doing such a good job, I just kept adding things for him to paint! I would definitely recommend him and will be calling him again for a few other projects.

erin h.

Mike and team did a fantastic job on painting the exterior of our home. We received a number of bids from top reviewed painters on Yelp and are SO happy we went with Mike. His price was way more reasonable than the other top rated companies (some bids were more than twice is bid, which is just insane to me). Our house had some major restorative work to be done, as there was a significant amount of peeling and some rotting of the siding. Our home looks fantastic now. Mike was also super helpful in helping us choose the color of the siding, front door and trim. We were going to choose a color from Benjamin Moore that the store said would be fine for the exterior, but he knew from experience that this particular color would not maintain good quality over time. That advice alone saved us thousands of dollars in having to redo the house in a couple of years. He also has a good eye for which colors go well together and was more helpful than the guys at the paint store with this. Mike is also a great communicator - the bid came back quickly, I always knew where the project stood, what time they'd show up, etc... He is professional, courteous, and I can also tell he's a family man, so it felt good to support a family business.

Kara S.

Mike's service and expertise is phenomenal in this business. I got his recommendation from a neighbor. After other painters flaked on price or timing, I decided to give him a call to repaint my deck. He gave a competitive price for the job including the paint and precisely described the process of how he is going to get the job done. He did an excellent job power washing the old paint off the wood, a very labor intensive step in prepping the wood. Then we were going out of town for the holidays and I was thinking he was going to finish the painting after we come back. He did the job while we were gone and texted me photos of the completed deck right away. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I have hired other painters before but I know who I will hire again, because I know he is so pro at what he does--Painting!

Jenny C.

Mike did a great job on the interior of our home. His attention to detail was superb - he is a real pro. We will definitely use him again (my wife is already planning his next project) and highly recommend him.

Joel P.

78 Painting is the best. Great results, careful, precise, professional, reliable & fast. I have a beautiful home now thanks to 78 painting. I would give them more than 5 stars if I could.

Maisy L.

This is the third time we've used Mike to paint our home. He's done both interior and exterior painting for us. This time he painted almost all of the interior of our entire new construction home. His attention to detail really shows especially on the arches and architectural details in our house. We've gotten a ton of compliments on his work from friends. He's very professional and left our home clean each day after painting. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mike and will be using him for any other painting needs we have.

Janice H.

I've hired Mike two times to do some interior painting in our homes. His work ethic is excellent! He's professional, has a eye for detail, is trustworthy, and always get back to me either through email or phone. I feel well taken care of with 78 Painting and highly recommend him!

Kathleen S.

I hired Elite Painting to paint the entire interior of my house. Mike was professional all the way through the process from the bidding to the finishing touches. He worked with me on what needed to be done to make the house look the best for showing as I was selling my house for the most reasonable cost. Also I had some last minute items after I had moved out of my house including power washing that he helped with and did a great job. Elite did a great job and I recommend them.

Todd C.

Mike is proof positive that Home Improvement Professionals exist in this world. I hired him to repaint my 1930's condo. A previous painter had painted latex over the oil base on the trim and baseboards so, this was a huge, messy job to scrape the latex and properly prep and repaint. In addition, I had several mismatching textures from years of poorly patching etc. Mike showed up in his shiny clean Van to bid the job, PROMPLTY followed up with a written estimate and did a stunning job!! As a Realtor, my buyers, sellers and fellow agents are always asking me for quality, reasonable people for their home improvement projects. Mike is the ONLY person who I send to them. In addition, I'm a member of Broker Underground-a group of 3000 Austin's best Realtors. We keep and share a Recommended Vendor list. Mike is at the very top of that list! When it comes to painting, Mike and 78 Painting are #1!

Bill M.

Mike Parreno is the very best contractor I have worked with bar none. I flip houses and have worked with different contractors and Mike was focused on the big picture to make sure the house came out perfect. He provided feedback on color choices with flooring and cabinets, had great ideas that improved the look of the house and saved a bit of money. I think the best part was he cared about the outcome of the project. . . And if he saw something wrong or concerning being done by another contractor he would call me or just talk with the contractor directly and let me know. He was always there when he said he would be and if there was an issue always called to let me know. He understands that his job is not to just get paint on the walls, but rather ensure when walks away from the job I am very happy. I will only use 78 painting in the future.

Robert W.

Simply the best painter in Austin. If you have found 78 Painting then stop you have the best. Mike is one of the increasingly rare contractors who cares. Cares about the work that he is doing, cares about how it looks, cares that it lasts and most of all, cares about the people he is working for. We have had strangers come knock on our door to tell us how good our house looks. People actually stopping and taking pictures. If you need a painter, go with 78 Painting..... Period.

dan c.

Super job, really great price and a nice guy! Mike does all the work and keeps his space and your things clean. He takes pride in his workmanship and doesn't contract out. Very highly recommend him.

Gato P.

We had a great experience with Mike. He stained our ugly oak kitchen cabinets and painted the kitchen. Mike pays attention to every detail and does outstanding work. We look forward to having him back for some other jobs!! Great guy!

Jennifer T.

I hired Mike Parreno to get rid of the wallpaper in the bathrooms and add texture and paint. He was always prompt and kept me informed on where he was in the process. His pricing is extremely reasonable. You can tell he loves what he does because it shows in his work. I will hire him again for any other painting project that comes along.

Lynda S.

I hired called Mike and needed to get a consultation right away on our newly built home. He dropped everything that day. He painted my whole house in a day a half as promised. He was very professional and my walls look amazing!! He promised "lines so straight it would make me go crossed eyed" and that's what he delivered. I 100% recommend 78 Paint!

Kay B.

Mike is a true master and we would highly recommend him. We are very particular and pay close attention to detail, yet Mike exceeded our expectations. He patched and textured with proficiency and speed many holes left from rewriting our 100 year old home, then painted the entire inside and out. His prices were fair and we didn't experience any cost over runs. Mike is prompt to return calls and texts, and is very dependable. Mikes son Marco worked with him on weekends and is quickly living up to his father's reputation.

Kathy L.

Did great work on our kitchen, and even fixed some warped shelves there were not part of the original agreement. Really went above and beyond. Very responsive to calls, texts, and concerns. Professional painter beyond compare. Old world work ethics.

L F.

We recently purchased a new home, larger than we were used to, 3100 sf and two story. Painting was more than we wanted to take on ourselves. We got bids from 3 groups. Mike provided a competitive quote, uses premium paints, he was easy and fun to communicate with. He did a fantastic job that transformed our home! Working with Mike was a great experience. Mike (and occasionally his son Marco) painted all walls, ceilings, wood work, and even stained our cabinets, banister, front door, and mantle. The stain work he did, took dated light honey-colored stain to a new deep darker modern stained result! Everyone that comes in our home thinks we replaced our cabinets! I highly recommend Mike, he is a true craftsman, you can't go wrong!

Mark F.

My wife and I have moved many times through the course of my Career, as a home builder and home seller, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many Great people in the trades during my 65 years in this business (some very good and what they do), but I must say Mike of 78 paint has been the most efficient of all the painters I have ever worked with, he is fast, clean, extremely punctual, trust worthy , and honest. He has turned painting into a art form as well as a science, he keeps you informed on progress and is always keeping in touch with the latest products and techniques on the market from the best dealers on the market, We forever recommend his work and talent to our family and friends, hands down.

Richard M.

Description Of Work:
Mike Parreno and his assistant taped and textured the drywall in an 18' x 16' room that had been covered by plywood paneling. The two then primed and painted the ceiling which vaulted from 8' to 18', and primed and painted the walls of this room and the adjoining hallway and staircase.

Member Comments:
From the beginning of the project, we were impressed by Mike's professionalism. He had some unforeseen delays on other projects which caused him to push the start date of our project back a couple of weeks, but he kept us informed the entire time. As time was not really of the essence to us on this project, we had no problem with the delay. Once he and his assistant began, though, he remained on schedule. Mike took the time to thoroughly clean up after each day's work, so we were not tripping over drop cloth, dodging paint buckets, or ducking under ladders. After they finished the job and the paint dried, we noticed an area on one wall where the paint did not look even. We called Mike back, he gave us a date and time when he would be here, and he showed up as promised. Mike touched up the area and even looked at the rest of the job to see if he could find something we all might have missed the first time. We would not hesitate in recommending Mike to anyone looking for high quality work at a fair price. Mike was in the process of changing the name of his company,
and his new Web site is www.78paint.com.

Roxanne Hackler

If you are planning to improve the appearance of your home look no further than Mike Parreno!

When my husband Greg and I decided to paint the interior of our house we had a few ideas about what we wanted on our walls but our painted over fireplace desperately needed help.  We had heard about Mike Parreno and decided to have him come take a look and see if he had any ideas about paint choices and what we could possibly do with the fireplace.  

What we noticed first about Mike is that he is not only a professional in every sense of the word, but he is also an artist.  His ideas for our home were spot on and we loved his every suggestion.  Mike has worked extensively with interior designers and it shows.  His ideas were to create a flow from the front door to the back.  All colors blend from room to room and his thoughts and suggestions for contrasting colors were brilliant.  We hadn't thought about anything more than one color throughout the house.  Mike added accent shades creating a rustic look which was exactly what we were going for.

His idea for the fireplace was to put a stain over it.  Then with his skill and knowledge added different layers to create a terra cotta brick that is stunning.  That painted white fireplace is now the focal point of our family room.  In contrast to that Mike helped us choose a warm shade for the rest of the house and suggested which walls worked best for accent colors.  

When Mike said he'd start at 8 a.m. he was at our door at 8 a.m.  If he ran late he always called ahead of time to let us know.  We've had a lot of work done to our home and never have we left workers here without one of us being home.  Not the case with Mike.  We trusted him completely and often both of us left to run errands.  At the end of each day when Mike was finished he left every room and work space spotlessly clean.  

We are so happy with the finished result of our house.  When friends and family come over they are amazed at the transformation.  To say we are pleased is an understatement.  

Thank you Mike for your hard work, talent and professionalism.  

Wishing you all the best,

Linda Mann

We recently had the outside of our house painted by Mike Parreno of Elite Painting Services. This work entailed cleaning and caulking the outside of the house as needed, as well as an additional cleaning service. Mike conducted himself in a very professional manner. His paint work was done with a great deal of care and we are very satisfied with the results.
Al and Shari Favela

"Mike recently completed painting the downstairs of our home. It was a big job and I was so pleased with his attention to detail. He provided input in making paint selections and helped us make choices to keep the cost of the job reasonable for us. I was so thrilled at how neat and clean he was at all times. I'm very meticulous and a tough customer, but I was impressed! I even talked my mom into using him just this month, even though he was actually slightly more costly than another quote she'd received. But, I felt it was well worth it for a job well done. We'll be hiring him to do the upstairs of the house as soon as our budget allows. I can't wait! Thanks, Mike!!!"

Mrs. Aneka Lilya
Austin, TX

After receiving quotes from several painting companies to paint our home we chose Mike with Elite Painting Services. Not only did his quote come in the lowest, but his knowledge of painting and professionalism shown when I met him, made me confident I'd made the right decision. I was 6 months pregnant at the time he painted, and he made sure to use low VOC paint to minimize the lingering fumes to me and my 2 year old. Mike painted about half of our house including 3 bedrooms, hallways, a 2 story entry way and all of the trim, baseboards and doors in the house. Mike was very easy to communicate with and get a hold of. He always answered the phone and was prompt in returning emails. We couldn't have been more please with the quality of his work. He also left the house so clean after each work day that we didn't have to feel like we were living in a construction zone. I highly recommend Mike for your interior painting needs. He provides quality, dependable, timely painting services for a very reasonable price.

Janice Hillenmeyer
Austin, TX

Elite Painting Services really took care of us. We had our entire home interior painted and Mike did a wonderful job. He was always very professional and answered any questions I had in a timely manner. He was always on time and put in a full work day. Mike kept my home very clean during the painting process. So clean that my friends came over one day after Mike left and commented on how there was no mess at all. Nice, straight ceiling lines were very important to me and Mike did a fantastic job in every room. I highly recommend Elite Painting Services and will use them again when the need arises.

Kristina Buettner
Austin , TX

We were referred to Mike by a local paint store after we had gotten a couple of other estimates. Mike came over and gave an estimate to repaint our master bedroom and bath that was very reasonable and his knowledge and experience were evident. After selecting him he was prompt, and reliable unlike other contractors we have worked with for other types of jobs. We are very satisfied and pleased with the results and will be using him in the future as we repaint other rooms in our house. We've already recommended Mike to some of our friends.

Barry and Stacey Rieger
Austin, TX

"We met with 6 other painters and we are extremely happy with our choice to go with Mike Parreno. Not only were his prices completely reasonable, he was professional, communicated well, and did outstanding work. He is very
concerned about quality and not one to let any mistakes slide by. We feel like we have found our painter for our future painting needs. We highly recommend you save yourself a lot of time and choose Elite Painting."
Kathleen & Scott SpielmanYou did an outstanding job!! Thank you for all your hard work!

Kathleen & Scott Spielman
Austin, TX

Thank you so much for making our dining room look beautiful ! The ceiling and walls came out great and we are really happy with the work you did.
It has been a pleasure working with you. We look forward to calling you for other projects in the house.

Thanks Again !
Pam Klein
Austin, TX

Mike just completed some interior painting for us and we couldn't be happier with the quality of the work and professionalism. He made multiple trips out to our home in Steiner Ranch to discuss my "vision" and to assure me we were on the same page before he even started the work. Him and his helper came in and painted while we were away at work and we had no problems what so ever. I am very picky when it comes to my home, and I must say I am 100% satisfied with the finished product!

Stuart Wills
Austin, TX

I was recommend Mike of Elite Painting Services by my neighbor who used them to do a job. I had the opportunity to meet Mike and his son as he was finishing up their job. After talking to Mike, I found that he does a quality job with the top material from Benjamin Moore. I did hire Mike to do my entryway and large family room that has very high ceilings at a fair price. We scheduled the time to get the job done. He showed up as planned and did a great job bringing those rooms in my house back to being my home. I have used some contractors before where they were not dependable and were not on time and took longer than expected to get the job completed. They did not personally lead the crew on the job. Mike has exceeded all my expectations on the quality of his workmanship to how he took care of my home while he was there. He did a thorough job cleaning up the work area returning it to normal. Mike of Elite Painting Service works to ensure that he has exceeded the customers' expectations before he finishes the job. Before, I would recommend someone, I need to know them very well and the quality of work they do. For Mike, I give him the highest referral and would recommend him to
anyone who is looking for a painter that cares about the work he does and not cut corners to produce a quality results.

Ray Freer, Owner/Agent/Broker, RF Insurance Masters
Austin, TX

Thank you so much for doing such a great job on the texture! I feel very fortunate to work with someone with such outstanding workmanship, professionalism, and provides his services at a very reasonable price.
It was a pleasure to have you in my home and I will be recommending you to family members for their projects.

Ryan Edwards
Austin, TX

We strongly recommend Mike Parreno and his talented crew for both interior and exterior painting needs. His prompt and courteous service is matched by his quick, professional results--the sharp finish lines and top quality paints are sure to endure. Mike's guarantee offers the customer peace-of-mind that cannot be matched. His attention to detail(Window seals, door trim insulation, etc.) and full service make Mike the #1 contractor to have. Mike's great prices make him the only choice for your painting needs.

K. Barnett
Austin, TX

We recently purchased a large fixer in NW Austin. Its most glaring problem? The color. Sea-foam green siding, hunter green trim, and a red front door. On a gray brick house. Each time we met a new neighbor, they'd ask, "what color are you going to paint?"
Years ago we had a next-door neighbor who managed construction sites. He told us that the way to find a good painter was to walk into a local paint store and ask them which painter gave them the most business and paid their bills. When I walked into my local Benjamin Moore store and asked them which painter they recommended, the manager handed me Mike's card without hesitation
Mike came out right away to give us a quote. He was professional, thorough in his explanation and candid in his assessment. He's personable, well-spoken and clearly knows what he's talking about. We hired Mike to scrape popcorn texture and float ceilings downstairs, paint our two-story foyer, complete stuccoing begun by a previous owner, and paint the exterior.
He started when he said he would and finished on schedule. He manged his time well, shifting between interior and exterior jobs to accommodate weather and curing time. He kept us apprised of delays and conflicts. He worked cleanly and never left a mess. We hadn't moved into the house at that point, and I felt comfortable giving him a key so that he could come and go at will.
Mike has high standards for his work. He re-floated seams that looked fine to us. He patched a hairline crack in the foyer that I'd never noticed, then textured the patch to match the wall before painting it. He works very quickly, but he doesn't cut corners or take chances. He tested the stucco with a special spray to make sure it was fully cured before he primed it.
If you want a painter who takes pride in a job well done, I highly recommend Mike Parreno of Elite Painting Services

Amy Bumgarner
Northwest Austin, TX

We hired Mike Parreno to stain our deck that was sun damaged. He responded promptly, assessed the problem, and gave us a great estimate. He purchased the stain at a well known store and gave us the receipt to show what he paid. The stain failed on the deck and without asking, he came back on his time and at his expense to redo the deck, even purchasing the new stain out of his own pocket. We highly recommend Mike for his honesty, do it right attitude, and competency. The deck looks great!

Len and Nancy
Round Rock, TX

Mike and Elite Painting Services did a great job with quick turnaround on 4 rooms that we needed painting. We contacted Mike for an estimate and he was able to come out quickly, listen to our ideas and provide feedback about what would work best in each of the rooms we wanted painted. He even listened to our 12 year old daughter and what she wanted in her room. He provided a quick and affordable estimate using low fume paints since he knew that two of the rooms being painted needed to be slept in that same night. He suggested the paints he has always used, Benjamin Moore, but informed us he would use whatever paint we desired. We used the Benjamin Moore paints and could not be happier with both the colors and finish.
The great thing was that Mike knew we wanted the work completed as quickly as possible and he was able to work us into his schedule and completed the painting the very next week. The work was professional and he even moved the furniture before and after painting each room.

All in all it was a great experience and we will definitely be calling Elite Painting Services again for our next painting project. Thanks Mike.

Ken, Jaime, and the girls
Austin, TX

Mike was recommended to us by a friend who is always remodeling, renovating, or redecorating so I knew he would be good! But I can honestly say I wasn't prepared for the level of professionalism and integrity that Mike gave us. The fact that he always showed up on time every day and gave us constant updates throughout the project are only the beginning. He was neat, efficient, and painting the entire interior was virtually 'painless' and non intrusive. Even though our home is only 6 months old, Mike detected and corrected numerous flaws created by the previous 'professionals'! Many being of several trades. His workmanship is unmatched and his attention to detail was impeccable. Mike's experience and knowledge of the painting profession is so extensive that it has saved us time as well as money. My personal policy has always been, "refer only the best of the best"! We have given Mike's number to numerous people (even my picky interior designer!) and we will continue to do so.

Kristal & Jack Rubin
Scottsdale , Arizona

After we decided to take over our own home remodeling project, we met and interviewed many different contractors that represented a variety of construction trades. While most of the contractors talked a good game - one contractor stood out from the rest. It was Mike Parreno and Elite Painting. Not only was Mike on time for all of our meetings and bid proposals, he is professional using only quality paint and being second to none with the quality of his work.
Mike did an excellent job in all phases of painting for us, from detailed trim work, to outside block walls. Not only is Mike a master painter, but he is a master at matching drywall texture. Many contractors claim they can "match" an existing wall or ceiling texture, but they really can't. We actually had to have Mike fix another contractor's work.
Mike Parreno and Elite Painting are affordable, easy to work with, and the quality of work is excellent. We would highly recommend Mike and Elite Painting Services.

Rob and Sandy Kukla

It is my pleasure to recommend Mike Parreno of Elite Painting Service (EPS). I recently went through the process of identifying a painter for my elderly father's home in Gilbert Arizona. His home was in the end days of a very poor previous paint job and he had received the dreaded HOA notification to 'comply or else'. So I took the baton from him in an effort to locate an appropriate painter for this residential job. After a lengthy process to find someone suited for the job I found Mike Parreno. Mr. Parreno was a breath of fresh air in this world of toxic paint fumes. He understood the issues and time constraints, bid the job properly, showed up as promised, and completed the work to a level that exceeded my expectations. He and his employees were courteous at all times to my father, respectful of his home and that of his neighbors, did exceptional work, cleaned up beyond either of our expectations, and went above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction.

Jay Pirouznia
Gilbert , Arizona

I met Mike Parreno in November of 2001 while he was painting my new office space. I was so impressed how clean cut he is and his neatness as a painter. Shortly after he went into business for himself I hired him to paint some rooms in my house and he did such a beautiful I asked him to return to paint the outside, working for me is not easy as I am very particular , I found Mike to be patient, always polite and he helped me figure out what I wanted , from then on he will continue to be my painter, and I will always be happy to recommend his work to friends and neighbors.

Nancy Dixon
Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT
Phoenix , Arizona

I am proudly writing this letter of reference on behalf of Mike Parreno of Elite Painting.My family found Mike in the local Christian Resource Guide and engaged him to paint the interior and exterior of our home. Mike also assisted my family with a plumbing leak repair on very short notice.Mike is a prompt and professional craftsman and businessman. He did beyond exceptional work , took no short cuts , used high quality materials , left a clean work site daily , and provided a prompt lien waiver.Most importantly , my wife and daughter felt very comfortable with Mike working in and on my home while I traveled on business. Mike was kind and considerate to my girls. Mike was especially helpful and fair when an unexpected plumbing leak occurred inside my home. I cannot express my gratitude for his assistance, Mike is truly a Godsend.Kent D Worley
Gilbert , Arizona

We would like to say that Mike Parreno is one of the finest craftsman that we have ever had the pleasure of working with, We and our family became acquainted with Mike back in 2005 before hurricane Wilma, he had rented a house from our in laws and did a lot of work in all faucets for them in several of their property's , it was not until his return to Florida in 2008 that we had the full pleasure of working with him for several of our properties, Mike is a truly fair and honest person whom redeemed our faith in guy's with tools whom we have had
the displeasure of crossing path's with in our venture, Mike shows up! works hard and doe's his work almost effortlessly with outstanding results we are going to truly miss Mike in the state of Florida, but we have all faith that the work performed by Mike will last far longer than anything performed by most guy's.

P&A Williams
Boca Raton , Florida

I would like to highly recommend a dear friend of ours and his work, Michael Parreno was our tenant and service man in 2005 and again in 2009.Our home is part of the before and after picture's trailing his services page, In 2005 I could not find anyone carpenter or painter to open our window's on our 90 year old home , Mike opened and re-roped all 15 windows on our home and did so without leaving a trace of his existence, no debris or dust! we had just had Florida shutter's installed and in able for Mike to resume his job he had to remove and re- install them and did so with perfection , his time frame was shorter then the original installation!Mike is a true , Consummate and gifted tradesman whom treated our home like his own and as of this year he did a 99% percent restoration on or exterior that can not be matched! in a time frame that out paced a crew of 5 working on a home across from ours, he did so and fit the pricing to meet our budget during these tough times , we wish that the questionable county licensing practices would have allowed him and his family to stay here , we are going to truly miss him and his integrity , Good Luck in Texas !

Rosemarie & Michael
BeringerLake Worth, Florida