Harding’s has proudly been serving Calgary and area with quality professional painting services since 1996.

And now, the Calgary-based company is the Gold winner in the Painting category in the 2019-20 Readers’ Choice Awards.

“We are loyal to Calgary and we are incredibly happy to have won this award,” says Harding’s managing partner, Rob Hilditch. “It’s just great recognition for our team to get this award. They work very hard to make sure our customers are satisfied.  …  We stand by all of our work. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed — it’s something we take very seriously.”

Harding’s, which specializes in residential, commercial, new construction and condominium painting, is so dedicated to providing top-notch customer service that the company offers a five-year warranty for interior painting. It’s peace of mind for its customers to know their painting project is in good hands.

As well, Harding’s offers a free colour consultation with a designer to help customers choose their paint colours.

All of this has helped Harding’s grow to become one of the largest residential painting companies in the Calgary area.

As a longstanding business in Calgary, Harding’s makes it a priority to give back to the community. Hilditch is a founding member of Business Fore Calgary Kids Foundation, which sponsors an Annual Golf Tournament, that raises funds to help support several Calgary area children’s based charities.

Harding’s is also accredited with the Better Business Bureau and Hilditch is a member of the BBB’s board of directors.

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Just heard the news on College Pro Painting closing its doors at the end of this year in Canada. This is a sad situation for our industry. Our Founder, many of our Managers and a few of our Partnership group cut their teeth in this industry by starting with College Pro as summer employee’s to pay for their College tuition’s. They loved the industry and working with people so much that they continued with painting and helped start, build and grow Harding’s into the company it is today. You could say our roots were ingrained in College Pro.

I am also sure that we aren’t the only painting company in this city or country that can make that claim. I know many of our competitors started in similar manners. Over the last few years with the change in culture surrounding summer employment, I know that this model became difficult to sustain, it’s sad. So, for those at College Pro whom started this trend in our industry, I say Thank You! Thank you for providing great people into our industry for so many years who saw the value in our industry, thank you for providing me the partners with the painting acumen to grow our business and thank you for the many years of banter and competition.



We are happy to announce that we have become a proud sponsor of the Business Fore Calgary Kids Foundation Annual Golf Tournament. Our President and Managing Partner, Rob Hilditch, has become a Founder with BFCK and we are excited to get involved and help the many charities that receive funding from the BFCK Tournament.

A little about the BFCK and what they do.

A little over 14 years ago several like-minded business people got together to create this Foundation, with  the purpose of organizing a great, fun golf tournament, and at the same time raising some much needed funds for the children in our community.  What started as a small idea has resulted in our raising over $2.5 Million in the past 14 years, and having the ability to support many wonderful children’s charities in the Calgary area.  This result has only been possible due to the wonderful support of all of our sponsors and donors.  We have a very unique model where we, the Founders, cover 100% of the expenses related to our operation, including the golf tournament, with the result that 100% of our sponsor’s funds go to the fulfill our selected charities’ needs.

We have a rigorous charity selection process, and for 2020 we will be supporting seven charities:

  • Between Friends;
  • Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter;
  • Distress Centre Calgary;
  • Inn from the Cold;
  • KidSport Calgary;
  • Nutrition Students Teachers Exercising with Parents (NSTEP); and
  • YMCA Let’s Raise Campaign.

All of these projects are fantastic and we are pleased to fund these great programs and their projects to benefit the children of our community.

We wanted to let you know what we are doing in the community to help kids in need by supporting this foundation. We would be pleased to discuss this with you further, answer any of your questions, and we invite you to view their website at http://www.bfck.ca/

If you are your business is interested in getting involved or in donating a prize, please visit the website.

Thank you for taking the time today to read this and your continued support of Harding’s and the Ditch the DiY movement.

Sincerely, Rob Hilditch – President of Harding’s – Your Improvement Company

Harding’s – Your Improvement Company, a name you can trust as we have been an @bbbcalgary accredited business for 23 years. Established in 1996 in Calgary, Alberta. We are your Residential and Commercial Property Services company that offers an array of home decorating and building improvement services.

After establishing ourselves as a premier Calgary painting company we expanded the professional services to include Residential and Commercial Cleaning, Exterior Services (window washing, gutter cleaning, pressure washing), Ceiling Texturing/Popcorn Ceiling removal, Renovations and Handyman. Ditch the DiY and give us a call! (403)254-4726 or at our Kelowna location for Painting and Handyman Services at 1-833-423-9829.

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From our humble beginnings of starting in a garage in Midnapore back in 1996 we’ve grown into one of Calgary’s largest painting companies. A team of sub-contractors dedicated to their craft with a passion for people and service. Those sub-contractors became Licensee’s and eventually bought the company and grew it to what we have become today. Serving all of southern Alberta in residential, commercial, condominium, interior and exterior paint works. We spread the paint, you spread the word. Ditch the DiY! (403)254-4726 .

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I found this great article on why and when you should consider to NOT do it yourself. It aligns perfectly with our Ditch the DiY mantra here at Harding’s.

Far too many times people think they are saving money by doing it themselves. Granted there is a satisfaction in completing a job yourself, no doubt, but at what cost? Check out the article in the link below, but also consider these items when considering your DiY project.

  • What tools do you need to rent or buy for the project?
  • How much time will it ‘actually’ take?
    Remember travel time to and from the hardware store for tools, advice, materials, damn it you forgot screws!
    Preparation is key, have you masked off painting areas, how much time will that take?
    Demolition, have you considered Asbestos? Lead?
    Material waste management? Where, when and how are you getting all the demo materials and waste to the dump? Can you even take all of your waste to the dump?
    Materials selection; do you have the experience to know which materials are needed where? How much time will watching those YouTube videos take?
    Experience in the vocation you are taking on? This is the big one. Lots of people can watch videos and think they can handle the project but are you familiar with the tools, the trade and the actual work. Check those grout lines!
    As a DiY’er, the old adage of measure twice cut once, is more like measure 13 times and cut it 4 separate times with 3 extra pieces of material.

These are just a few of the many things to consider when taking on a DiY project. Gratification in completing a project is awesome, unless your spouse gives you gears for the next 10 years on those grout lines!

Here’s that link to why you should Ditch the DiY!

Rob Hilditch, President of Harding’s – Your Improvement Company.