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You did a beautiful job tiling my 2 bathroom floors! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! I will be contacting you in a few days about the master bathroom. Thank you again! This was the best Xmas present I have gotten!


      - Sharon Bond

We hired Tom to paint the interior of our home, which was no small
task; altogether 10 rooms! From our first contact with Tom, we found
him to be very professional, timely, and reasonably priced. During our
initial meeting Tom laid out the estimated cost of each room and gave us
suggestions for the best type of paint to buy. Tom's work ethic is
exceptional and he we above and beyond to complete the work prior to our
out-of-town guests coming to stay with us. Tom is punctual,
trustworthy, and a quality painter and a pleasure to work with. We
highly recommend Tom for any job that you may have. We certainly plan
to have him back to help us with other projects in the future. Thanks

John & Laura —-May 2008

      - John & Laura

Tom was timely in his response to our initial contact and visit to our
home for an estimate. He knew what he was talking about and laid out
all expenses up front. Tom's work quality was very satisfactory and he
went beyond what was discussed with some of the jobs without increasing
his fee. In other words, he lived up to his promise of quality work and
did the job right. We found Tom to be trustworthy and a pleasure to
work with.


      - Joe & Rachel Russell

Tom did an incredible job of coming to my rescue to correct a renovation job that had been done by another contractor. He gave excellent advice and counsel as he walked through my home. He also arranged to fit me into his schedule with very little notice.

Tom painted my master bedroom, upstairs hall area and the windows and trim . He also put the finishing touches to my master bathroom by installing new lights and mirrors. He realigned my powder room lights and mirror so that they would be centered correctly. His attention to detail was absolutely great and it goes without saying that his workmanship is impeccable.. I was impressed by the manner in how Tom took over and fixed some of the smaller items in my home without being told. More important, he cleaned the work area each day... something not always done by others.

I will most definitely recommend Tom to others ... only sorry I did not know about his superb services before.

      - Angela Berry

Tom did an incredible job painting my master bedroom. His attention to detail is second to none! I will definitely use his services again for future renovations. I enthusiastically and unequivocally recommend Tom's highly detailed, extremely thorough, professional work.

Thank you again Tom! I am very pleased with my bedroom, just can't wait for the furniture to arrive.

Best regards,


      - Givanni

My wife and I realized we were in a little over our heads with our
ambition to paint the interior of our entire house ourselves. We
contacted Tom with the hopes that he would be able to handle lofted
living room ceilings and stairs, a kitchen full of edges, a breakfast
area, a hallway, multiple doors and lots of trim. He responded quickly
with a walk through that included some very good advice, a very
reasonable estimate and a flexible schedule. The day came and Tom
showed up promptly and proceeded to knock out a very thorough job in 2
days. He was very pleasant to work with and my wife and I were very
comfortable going about our days activities both in and out of the house
while he worked. We couldn't be more pleased with the results, would
certainly hire Tom again and have already recommended him to our work

Joe and Jamie

      - Joe and Jamie Shorey

First of all my wife and I wanted to thank Tom for the
great work he did on painting our living room molding.

This was no easy task with all the taping and the
nooks of the dentil molding, and would have taken my
wife and I (more my wife) weeks to complete. And not
only did he do the painting he went the extra mile to
caulk the cracks around the molding and fire place and
even let our dog out while we were at work.

Tom completed the work in 2.5 days of work and my wife
who hated the out dated brown loves the bright and
fresh look of the room now. Makes a huge
Thanks again Tom, and we will be sure to reference you
to our friends who are need of any painting needs.
-Rachael, Mark, and Molly

      - Mark and Rachael

"I am so thankful that I found such a commited and dedicated worker as Tom to work on different projects around my home. He is a very trustworthy individual, offers reliable advise in any situation, and puts in well over 100%. Tom came to install new interior doors for me and during his visit helped with several other problems I was having around my home. It is nice to have someone come into your home and treat it with the same level of respect they would treat their own home. Everything Tom has done in my home looks wonderful and I know that anytime I have a future project I will call on Tom knowning that the job will be done right."

      - Vicki Flaherty

From the beginning of contact Tom was efficient and extrememly timely in response of the quote to the end result of the paint job. The paint job was seemless! It was great to trust a person in your home everyday working and to have them respect the home the way you would! What a great feeling and a great person to do the job...affordable, timely, respectable, and good craftsmanship!

      - Stacy Kessler

"When Big Brothers Big Sisters needed help to prepare
a computer lab in downtown Durham for local at-risk
children, Tom (The Educated Painter) was more than
kind and generous with his talents to come to our aid.
The new offices and computer lab look marvelous. He
was committed to making sure hundreds of children
every year would have, not only a safe, but beautiful
facility to go to after school for support.

I found Tom to be extremely professional, personable
and very meticulous. I truly enjoyed working with him
and found his work to be of good quality. It is
evident that he takes pride in his work; his attention
to detail and focus on quality ensures the job will be
completed with integrity and to the satisfaction of
the customer."

      - Andie Thomas-Young

Just want to thank you for doing such a great job! I love the paint and will
recommend you to all of my friends. If you need to show my house to anyone just let me know, I would be proud. I think
you are the best!

      - Pat & Jack Cline

" WOW, What a difference an Educated Painter
makes. Tom was not only professional and generously more than fair in his pricing, he was contributory to my over all goals of the project. I had Tom paint a large
first floor including a Kitchen and Family Room that was extensive in trim and detail. He offered valuable insight as to color combos and paint types best for each room. He further offered creative suggestions to make the whole rooms just pop with life and color! He was even kind enough to share with me many tips of
the trade for my future paint projects. Next
time I have a paint project that I want done right the first time, I will be sure to call the Educated painter.
I have already recommended Tom to 3 other friends"

      - John Tedesco

I would highly recommend hiring Tom to paint any room in your home. I found him to be very reliable, trust worthy and an excellent painter

      - Jill Nicholson

My husband and I recently bought our first home and I was eager to repaint several rooms. I was very reluctant to have (and pay) another person to do any of the work, but caved in once I realized how time consuming a good painting job is. In just two days, Tom finished a room that would have taken us more than a week to paint. This particular room probably has as much trim as it does wall space, and Tom took his time to tape every last corner and to remove hardware on the windows, etc. before painting. Tom showed great integrity in his work and fairness in his pricing. He even went out of his way to come back to the house to help us install new outlets - and he taught me how to change a light fixture - just out of the goodness of his heart. We will definitely have Tom help us with several more projects as we settle into our new home.

      - Alex

The room came out beautifully! The richness of the color really makes the crown molding and other trim pop. Believe me, every time I walk by the room, I stop to take a look. Our friends have also complimented us on how great it looks. Thank you for taking such pride in your work, I know that due to the color choice (red), it was a difficult project. The room looks wonderful and we are looking forward to calling you when we are ready to paint our son's room. Please put my name and number down as a reference as I will happily and confidently assure others as to the quality of your work. Thank you again Tom and God Bless

      - Allison

Mr. Crudele was professional and friendly. He was fair in his pricing and gave realistic and reasonable timelines. We were extremely pleased with our finished room and I will certainly use him for future projects! I would highly recommend him to any friend (or other).

      - Amy Barco

I found Tom on Craigslist, after receiving a high quote from someone else to paint my nursery. He called me back immediately after I emailed him, and offered me several references which were all very positive. After giving me a very reasonable quote for the job, Tom began painting a few days later. He turned out to be a diligent worker and, luckily for us, a perfectionist. My husband and I are thrilled with our new nursery and have lined up Tom to paint our guest bedroom next.

      - Kate Healy

Tom is very friendly and went above and beyond just painting, he was very helpful and knowledgeable in many areas of handy work. The price was fair and most importantly because of his detailed nature, the finished job was amazing!

      - Don

Tom did a very thorough and professional job on the painting in our master bedroom. I appreciated the extensive taping and touch ups that he did on his own initiative. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone.

      - Tracy Campos

Thanks so much for the great job you did in painting my house. As you know, I am very particular about quality and a bad paint job makes me crazy. Everything you did was perfect. In fact, I have already recommended you to several people, including my daughter who hired you to paint her new house. And I would never do that unless you were a top quality painter. Feel free to use me as a reference anytime.

      - Suzanne O’Hanlon