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12335 Deer Brook Trail
Austin, TX 78750


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