Specializing in finishes applied to:
- architectural features
- inside or outside
- also… I can
- repair damaged walls and trim
- give advice on color
- last but not least…
A few things you may want to know.
When looking for a professional finisher there are a few things that you should keep in mind:
First, they should have experience and training. A good finisher should have taken a host of classes to specialize in their trade and increase their knowledge base. Many have not.
Second, do you like what you see? Have they shown you samples that look professional? Sample boards are part of the process, they should have a portfolio to show you.
Third, if they don’t measure how do they do it? I can’t imagine giving a quote over the phone. I base my estimate on measurement to ensure the amount of product I buy is correct.
Fourth, they need to be insured to protect your property. Basic liability coverage would cover you up to 1 million. A professional will have it, I know I do.
Fifth, Communication is key. Being on time, communicating well and listening to a client is so important it really should be first.
I hope these things help you when looking for a professional finisher. To me they are a fundamental part of my business.
Here in Charlotte it has become difficult to find a professional artist that can meet the needs of designer, client and builder. My extensive portfolio showcases finishes suitable for walls, cabinets, ceilings, architectural features, furniture, medallions and trim packages. I take pride in offering superior craftsmanship at an exceptional value.
My name is Jon Gustafson. I was an Art Teacher for many years. While teaching I began to experiment with
decorative painting as a business. It wasn’t long before I decided to receive training in Atlanta using Faux Effects products. This young company (est.1989) was highly regarded for its innovative and quality products in Decorative Painting. They were also ahead of their time with waterborne technology and low and 0 V.O.C. materials. I have also trained with Michele Nadi, “Best Artisan of France, ‘94″ and hold a certificate as one of the first in United States to receive training from him in Tromp Loil.
Through ongoing seminars in Atlanta I continue to stay on the cutting edge of our industry.
Some more of my background…
Since moving to Charlotte in 1996, my associates and I have done work all over the Southeast region. We boast a combined experience of over 50 years in the decorative arts and never charge a consultation fee.
I am a four-time ASID symphony house finisher, two-time Mint Museum tour finisher and finisher for many well known persons in the Charlotte community. During the two years I participated in HomeArama all three homes in which I worked received awards for my builders.
In 2008 I was asked to participate in Charlotte Magazines Dream Home benefiting the Suzan G. Komen Fund, and will be featured on the PBS Series, “For Your Home” as a guest Artisan. In 2009 I was the finisher for the areas first LEED Registered High Performance Home by Schreiner Custom homes. This house was Awarded 2008 Best Single Family Home by the NC Home Builders Association.