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Residential – Harding’s Painting offers professional “Ditch the DiY” painting services in Calgary and surrounding areas. We do the work so you don’t have to. We understand that perfect preparation makes for a quality finished product. Our highly skilled painters will ensure that every surface of your home gets all the attention required during preparation, for both interior and exterior house painting. Our Painting Managers will provide you with an exact quote tailored to your requirements. Take a look at Sherwin Williams – 2020 Colour Trends for some inspiration.

 

Commercial Painting | Commercial Cleaning Calgary Harding'sCommercial – As a commercial painting contractor serving Calgary and surrounding areas, Harding’s Services strives to offer “Peace of Mind” to all of our commercial painting customers. Quality and customer service is first and foremost.

Services include key steps which ensure our customers receive the best quality every time. Our professional painting managers have over 25 years of combined commercial and residential painting management experience.

 

 

 

Condominium – Harding’s Condominium Painting Services Division offers “Peace of Mind” painting services to property management companies and condominium boards in Calgary and the surrounding areas. We maintain excellent relationships with a majority of the property management companies in the City and serve as the preferred condominium painting contractor for many condo boards.

We specialize in phased painting of large projects to accommodate reserve fund budgets

 

 

 

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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.

How to Work With Your Calgary House Painter to Get the Best Result

Communication between you and your Calgary house painter plays an important role in getting the result that you want. Read on for more tips for best results!

Calgary House Painter

We know you know it already, but let’s say it anyway — Calgary is an awesome place to live.

It provides a great lifestyle for families, with beautiful properties to enjoy and cherish. That said, sometimes our climate can be a little…unforgiving. Our cold, dry climate can mean keeping paintwork in good order takes a little work and planning.

That’s why it’s a great idea to work with a Calgary house painter to keep your home looking beautiful inside and out.

Journey with us to see how you can work with your Calgary house painter to get those finishes you’ve always dreamed of!

Step 1: Know What You Want

Painting is a job that many people decide to tackle themselves. However, there are some jobs best left to the professionals. This includes areas that are tricky to reach, require working at heights or where a lot of preparation is needed to get the finish you want.

Before calling Calgary house painters for quotes, make a list of exactly what you want them to do. Think about areas that need to be painted, paint finishes you like, and the colors you’ll use.

Of course, if you use a Calgary house painting service, they won’t leave you on your own. If you find it difficult to know what would look best, they’ll be able to offer suggestions based on their experience.

Step 2: Understand the House Painter’s Job

There’s a little more to a house painter’s job than simply applying paint to the walls.

They are also experts in the preparation of surfaces and ensuring that paint only goes where it’s supposed to go. If you have wallpaper that needs to be removed, an uneven surface with minor cracks or chips, or woodwork that needs to be sanded back, a Calgary house painter will be able to assist you.

Step 3: Choose Potential Calgary House Painters

Now you know exactly what you want, it’s time to make a few calls. Ask your friends for recommendations. Look online to see which local outfits have the best reviews.

Ask to see references and their portfolio of work. This will give you a good idea of whether they can achieve the finish that you’re looking for.

What About Financing?

Sometimes to get that home improvement project done, we need to call in some extra financing.

Discuss with your Calgary painting team what options they can offer you. Some firms have partnerships with financing companies and can help you to get a quote for a home improvement loan.

What Insurance Do They Have?

It’s crucial that before considering a house painting service, you know they’re thoroughly insured. Ask them about the type and level of coverage they have before you let them loose on your home!

Are There Any Guarantees?

If a workman is proud of the job he’s done, he’ll be happy to guarantee it.

Look for a Calgary house painting service that guarantees their paintwork — and will put it in writing! This will give you peace of mind that your home will continue looking good for the duration of the guarantee.

Some firms are so confident in the job they do that they offer a 60 month — yes five year — guarantee on their paintwork!

Once you have found a service that interests you, call them in for a consultation.

Step 4: Meet the Teams

It’s important to have a face-to-face meeting at your home with the team you’re thinking of using.

Professional outfits employ a painting manager who assesses homes and meets with clients. This visit allows the painting manager to accurately assess the scope of the work. Then a formal quotation can be drawn up.

This also gives you an opportunity to discuss finishes and colors. The painting manager has extensive experience of how both artificial and natural lighting affects the impression certain colors give. They’ll be able to advise you on what would look good.

You can also ask them for samples or look online together to choose the colors that will look the best.

Bear in mind when selecting colors, though, that until you apply the color to the wall, it’s almost impossible to see exactly what they’ll look like. That’s why if you’re unsure, painting a sample patch first can be a great idea.

Once you have your quote in and are happy, you can go ahead and agree on a start date for the work.

Step 4: What Preparation Do You Need to Do?

In a word — none.

The best Calgary house painters pride themselves on leaving only one piece of evidence that they were ever in your home — beautifully painted walls and woodwork.

They’ll ensure that all masking is done, and all surfaces are protected before the first tin is cracked open. For light fittings such as chandeliers, they’ll use specialist protective drop cloths. All furniture that can’t be moved will be fully covered.

If you have some items that you’re especially worried about, by all means, remove them from the room in question before work begins. Other than that, the team will meticulously ensure the safety of all your furnishings and surfaces.

Step 5: Inspect the Finished Job

Before performing the final clean, the team will be happy to invite you in to inspect the job.

This will give you an opportunity to admire the finish they’ve achieved. In the unlikely event that there are any causes for concern, these can also be ironed out at this stage.

Step 6: The Clean-Up

Some teams are out the door before the paint is barely dry — treating the clean-up like it is the owner’s responsibility.

However, choose a reputable firm of Calgary house painters, and leaving an immaculate finish is all part of the service.

Work with Your Calgary House Painter to Get the Result You Want

Working with a Calgary house painter can be a truly rewarding experience. You’ll get a truly professional finish, with none of the preparation, stress or clean-up. Simply return home and admire a job well done!

At Harding Services, we know great painting and great customer service.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Delicious! 9 Popular Kitchen Colors to Paint Your Walls

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How do you find a paint color that fits best with your kitchen? Start with some inspiration from these popular kitchen colors and find a fit for your style.

The holiday season is around the corner. And that means you and all of your loved ones are spending more time in the kitchen.

But is your kitchen painted the right color to serve as your holiday backdrop? Choosing the right paint color for any room in your home can be an intimidating endeavor. With so many popular kitchen colors to pick from, how can you ever make a decision?

The meaning of and feelings evoked by different colors can help. And that’s why we’re guiding you through the best colors for your kitchen this holiday.

Ready to discover the perfect new paint color for your kitchen space? Then keep reading for our guide to the top 9 kitchen hues this season.

1. Go Bold Red

Of all the colors you can paint your kitchen, red might be a bold choice but it’s also a great one. Red is associated with energy, strength, and love. It also has been shown to increase human metabolism, which may stimulate your appetite.

If red is too loud for your quaint little kitchen, you could choose a related color. Burgundy is an excellent choice for any red wine enthusiasts out there. And even magenta can brighten up your space if you’re feeling daring.

2. Choose a Peaceful Blue

Unique and authentic, blue is becoming more and more popular with homeowners. Blue stands for peace, flexibility, and imagination, which is perfect for a relaxing kitchen. This color also offers an exciting range of shades like:

  • Teal
  • Turquoise
  • Aquamarine

Don’t just limit blue to the walls, though. Cabinets and even the ceiling also look great with a nice fresh coat of blue paint.

3. Keep it Neutral with Brown

In direct contrast to red, brown is a nice safe choice that will blend nicely with the rest of your home. Brown is thought of as a dependable color as well as bringing up words like resilience and reliability.

The best part is you won’t have to worry about whether those new kitchen decorations will match your space. And you have so many different shades to choose from. Go for a lighter brown to open up your space or choose a deeper brown for a more mature vibe.

4. Don’t Worry, Be Yellow

Yellow is one of the most popular colors not just in the kitchen, but the entire house. And since this bright hue represents happiness, joy, and energy, it’s no wonder. If you want your kitchen to feel like a breath of fresh air, this is the color choice to inspire you.

However, keep in mind that there is such a thing as too much yellow. Yellow in every room can be extremely overwhelming and has been known to make babies cry. If you just can’t get enough yellow, choose a darker shade of amber or a lighter beige.

5. It’s a Grey Area

Grey may seem like an untraditional choice for kitchen color. But professional painters report that this hue is becoming trendy with younger homeowners. That’s because it’s a neutral that blends in perfectly with the typical kitchen colors and matches smartly with your stainless steel appliances.

6. Grow with Green

The color of nature, green is the perfect color for a kitchen-owner who wants to bring the outdoors in. Green harkens to thoughts of growth and freshness, perfect for the heart of the home. Choose from a variety of beautiful shades, including:

  • Emerald green
  • Mint
  • Apple green

This color is also considered beneficial for both the brain and the body, offering a calming effect like the color blue. But keep in mind that green slows down the metabolism, which means a green kitchen may not inspire a hearty appetite.

7. Go for a Traditional Whitewash

White was once a staple color for the home and kitchen but it’s fallen out of fashion today. We think that’s a shame, though, considering that white walls will go with absolutely any of these other popular kitchen colors.

The color white is most obviously associated with purity, light, and goodness. But it also represents a new beginning and cleanliness. And who doesn’t want a kitchen that screams fresh and clean?

8. Orange You Glad

A double whammy, orange combines the joy of yellow with the energy of red. An orange kitchen will make you feel enthusiastic and determined– even during a full day of holiday feast preparations.

Orange is also associated with the tropics. If you’re prone to the winter blues, a tropical-inspired kitchen may be just the boost you need. Just pull up a chair in your freshly-painted kitchen and pour up a pina colada to feel like you’re sailing away on an ocean vacation.

9. The Little Black Kitchen

Black has long been a taboo color in stylish homes, but this is changing. In a spacious kitchen with lots of natural light, black can really shine. That’s because, in addition to its more negative connotations, black also stands for elegance and formality.

Is your family more interested in sipping wine over great conversations than roasting marshmallows over the fire? Then a black kitchen may just be the perfect dash of style and luxury you’ve been looking for.

Get One of These Popular Kitchen Colors on Your Walls!

Want to spruce up your space with one of these popular kitchen colors? Don’t waste time this holiday doing it yourself. Get in touch with Calgary House Painters and find out how we can help you revamp your kitchen color for the holidays.

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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.

 

 

Business Fore Calgary KidsWe 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

How to Choose the Best Commercial Painting Company

Are you looking to hire a commercial painting company? If so, check out this guide to learn how to choose the best one.

 

Commercial Painting

In this age of DIYs, a business owner may get tempted to do the painting job on their own to save on costs. However, it’s rare that you get to save huge amounts of money doing this. Sometimes, you spend even more.

That’s because you may spend as much as twice the amount of time it takes for a professional to complete the job. This time is better spent on building your business, which gives you better ROI. Hiring a commercial painting company also saves you from having to fix your mistakes.

The key is to find a good company that can provide what you need at a fair price. How do you find such a company?

 

Read on to find out.

  1. Make a List of Painting Contractors

The first thing to do is to find potential contractors for the job. Google is the best place to look. But you can also ask your friends, family, and neighbors for any recommendations.

This is more preferable than getting names off Google. As long as you trust the judgment of the people you asked, you’ll get introduced to a reliable company.

When you drive home from work, look around for ads and physical stores of painting companies.

List down every company name you come across. You don’t have to choose one from these yet.

  1. Get Estimates for Their Painting Services

Next, ask for their quotations for the painting job you need. This step should be free.

You must already have a set budget in mind. Cross out those that get back to you with an estima

 

te that’s way higher than your budget.

However, you may still consider companies that charge a little higher. This may equal to a higher quality of service, as well. This isn’t always the case, though, so use your discretion as you go through the steps.

  1. Factors When Choosing a Commercial Painting Company

The price isn’t the only thing you should look at when choosing a reputable commercial painting company. You should also look at the following information, which you can get by asking.

Experience

The contractor should at least have a few years under his belt for you to ensure that he knows what he’s doing. Contractors who have been in the industry for a while will already have seen most of the problems. If they encounter a problem, they’ll know how to handle it.

This is more important if your project has high stakes. However, we also don’t mean you shouldn’t give the newcomers a chance. If the risks are low and a new contractor has already collected good reviews, why not hire them for a lower price?

License and Certifications

The contractor also has to have the proper license and certifications to operate. Ask for these thing

 

s first to make sure you’re dealing with a legal business.

The painting company must have general liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance. These protect their employees should something happen to them while working inside your property.

A reputable company has no problem showing you the documents to prove they have these things.

Guarantee

What type of guarantee do they provide? They should offer some sort of hassle-free guarantee. You can cash this in if you find a problem with their workmanship after the project.

Most will have a warranty, but that doesn’t mean claiming it won’t be a headache. It depends on their professionalism and customer service.

  1. Interview Potential Contractors

If you still have a lot of contractors on your list, this step will take a lot of time, but it’s worth it. During the interview, you have a chance to get to know their procedures and themselves. During your conversations, you can gauge them if they’re trustworthy.

Make sure to ask the following:

  • What type of paint do you use?
  • How many coats do you use?
  • What is your process?
  • Do your employees use proper protective measures?

Of course, you must have a little background knowledge of the answers to these questions, so resear

 

ch well beforehand. If they don’t feel like answering these questions, cross them off the list.

  1. Ask for References and Check with Them

You shouldn’t only listen to what they say but to what their previous customers say about them. Ask for references and contact them to inquire about their experience with said company. Ask about their professionalism, the quality of their workmanship, and such.

Ask them about the company’s aftersales service, too. Do they follow up on a problem right away?

  1. Assess Their Customer Service

You’ll be able to assess this part as you go through this guide. They should be willing to entertain any questions you have because they know you need peace of mind as a property owner. They should also explain the answers in a way the average Joe will understand.

Assess how fast they respond, as well. Do they have a good response time, or do they take their time before getting back to you?

Their customer service says a lot about how they’ll handle your issues if you encounter a problem with their work. It also says something about their workmanship – they should always be willing to please the customer through good customer relations and quality service.

 

  1. Compare the Painting Companies

By this point, you should only have a handful or so painting companies. Rate their offer, reputation, customer service, and quality of work on an individual level. Then, compare the scores to see which one stands out.

Make sure, however, that you’re at peace with the top company. If something at the back of your mind is nagging you to choose a different one, trust that gut feeling.

Choose a Trustworthy Painting Company

If you follow the steps above, you should be able to choose the right commercial painting company for you. Make sure they fit your budget, have quality work, have great customer service, and can give you peace of mind.

You don’t have to look anymore, though, because we have everything you’re looking for. Contact us now to get a free estimate and to discuss your latest project.

 

This week on Talk Up Tuesday Rob talks about Access 52!

I always find inspiration from Michael, whether it be a short conversation or watching one of his many videos. I am in awe of the work he does and have seen first hand how his style and demeanor can change a child or adults outlook and attitude after speaking with them. His smile and his energy is unwavering. Please check out his links below. I hope he inspires you as much as he does for me.

Access52 started with a mission to reach at-Risk and disengaged youth. Inspiring students to engage in their reality has developed into helping school communities, families and relationships discover a greater purpose. Through years of experience Access52 has created unique, dynamic, high energy and visually attractive events to inspire youth to discover their place and conviction.

Michael has spoken at over 500 events around the world to over 100,000 students, parents and teachers. He was the recipient of the Shepard Leadership Award in 2016, and has spoken at Teacher conferences, schools, grade retreats, parent conferences and corporate events.

Access 52’s content and talks are built to help people better navigate relationships, personal challenges and life’s questions in a world that is ever connected and moving at the speed of light.

Access 52 helps students see the significance of who they are, and how their decisions, actions and relationships will impact everything they do.

www.access52.com Access 52 website
https://www.linkedin.com/in/followmc/ Micheal Chiasson on https://www.linkedin.com/in/followmc/
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Do you find that people and companies seem to lack Grace and Gratitude these days? I have been noticing a trend with a complete lack of empathy for customers and service in recent months and I am wondering what I am missing that is making people so damn irritable.

We always try to act with grace and extend gratitude when possible. And…. it’s always possible! Granted, we fall down sometimes but it’s about being consistent in your efforts. We are challenging everyone to do the same. Let’s show some love for your clients, your cashier at the grocery store, your employees, you family and so on and so on. Tell two friends and they’ll tell two friends.

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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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