Testimonials

“The work Dirk and his people did is really superior. And everyone is so nice and friendly. A great group.”

— J.W., Gold Coast, Chicago


“This is the second time I have used UPW. Once again, their work was excellent; they were punctual, helpful and professional. I would definitely use them again! I have nothing but glowing words of praise!”

— C.B., Glenview


“I cannot say enough positive things about Dirk and UPW! The quote was quick and easy. Their team of three arrived the day they were scheduled and worked hard to complete a lot of work in four days! When Dirk realized the front door was broken, he had one of the guys repair it for us (there was a small charge for the piece/labor, but it did save me trying to figure out who could come fix the door). Dirk is very responsive-both in returning calls and answering questions. Another bonus — Dirk is responsive on email as well, which can be useful if you sit in front of a computer all day! The rooms look great and I would definitely recommend UPW or have them do future work.”

— R.T., Old Irving Park, Chicago


“UPW did excellent work, done as estimated and on time. Exceptional quality and detail. We will have them do other work.”

— C.Y., Lincoln Park, Chicago


“Dirk was out quickly to give us an estimate. He was knowledgeable. He got the estimate to us when he said he would. He was about to go out of town, so he gave us his foreman’s number and we were able to arrange the job with Ivan. Ivan and his crew were terrific to work with. They were friendly, good with our pets, on time and cleaned up every day. They also seemed to work incredibly hard. They did a great job. The woodwork was restored beautifully. They needed extra time and stripper and only charged for supplies. Dirk did not charge extra for the labor. Our house needs a lot of work, and we will be hiring them again and again. I would highly recommend them.”

— D.S., Edgewater, Chicago

 


 

“This was a big job. Our walls were in very bad shape (some areas with very old wallpaper) and Walter and his crew plastered, sanded and repaired everything. The place looks beautiful as a result. Dirk, the owner, is very pleasant, polite and eager to please. The job took several days longer than he anticipated, but he never complained about it or curtailed the quality of the work. The crew even returned for two days to repair some areas that were not up to snuff. They did such a nice job, and they were very pleasant to work with. We will definitely use them again.”

— T.L., Evanston

 


 

“Dirk’s crew came back to touch up an earlier job that they had performed for me in February and I had to comment again how fabulous this company is. A few things needed to be fixed from the earlier job, and although delays on my end kept his crew from returning until July, he gladly sent out the crew then, to ensure that I was completely happy. What great service! The painters were on time (early, even), and finished their work in under the time stated.”

— C.B., Lakeview, Chicago

 


 

“I had a great experience with UPW and plan to use them again in the near future. I wanted a company that was as good at prep work as they were at painting, and UPW definitely delivered. Their team was prompt, friendly, professional and they left everything very neat and clean. They did excellent work, as well. I was especially pleased with an accent wall I had done in my step-daughter’s room. The sample they showed me was not what I wanted, but once I showed them what I was talking about (from a poster background!) they were able to give me exactly the look I wanted. I think their prices may be a little higher than some other companies, but I wanted the work done right and they earned every penny!”

— L.H., Lincoln Park, Chicago

 


 

“I was very pleased with the response, price, and work performed. The work was done soon after the estimate and took the number of days I was told. Walter and his co-worker were very professional and did an excellent job. Another worker came out to help with the stain color matching and walked a block down to look at another building I wanted him to see regarding coloring. He was very helpful. Dirk was easy to get in touch with and very accommodating.”

— M.B., Hyde Park, Chicago

 


 

“Dirk was a pleasure to work with throughout the experience, from the initial consult, to his written estimate, to his follow-up phone calls and email, to completion of the job. We had a unique situation in that a lead-abatement crew came out first to remove the walls and moldings, and they had some delays. Dirk was totally understanding of the delays and went out of his way to meet me at the house to make sure we were all on the same page. His crew showed up on time every day and consulted us when appropriate.”

— C.B., Lakeview, Chicago

 


 

“Dirk helped my wife with selecting colors and advising on finishing, etc. The walls, moldings and baseboards were in terrible shape as were the kitchen cabinets. A lot of prep work was necessary including a bit of carpentry and very minor electrical work. Everything turned out great, even better than expected. In addition, when he came out to touch up a couple of spots, Dirk decided that one kitchen wall needed to be redone even though we hadn’t noticed any problem. This was done, of course, at no charge. A good experience all around and we will use them again if the need arises.”

— M.R., Evanston