The R&J crew were perfectionist. They painted 3 bathrooms, kitchen, family room, stair walls (upper and basement) and guest bedroom. Finished the job within the projected time frame. The color consultant arrived a few days before the project started and suggested paint colors that flowed with the other rooms not being painted. Very pleased and they cleaned up after themselves each day.
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Stacy McCormick
I'm blown away by the quality of the painting! They made the walls look perfect before they painted and fixed goofs from before I bought the house that I thought would always be there. Brandon's attention to detail is equal to mine, which I so appreciate. I can't say enough positive things and will definitely be asking them to paint the rest of the house over the next year.
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Jennifer Werthman
Very professional - Brandon painted our living room/dining room/kitchen and was very attentive to detail and very careful around the molding and cabinets. We would definitely use R&J again in the future!
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Valerie Predenko
Shaun was very professional and excellent work. I would request him again for additional painting and repair I need done.
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gloria jones
We had our home interior completely painted. The entire process was extremely productive and went flawlessly well. The team, starting with Craig Mitchell and the workers under the guidance of the foreman Darin performed their jobs efficiently and effectively. I will be looking to have some additional work done in spring and I am hoping I can get the same crew. All in all they did a great job and R&J should be happy to have all of them under their employment. Respectfully, John Henry Sena
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John Sena
I needed exterior stain applied before winter and they accommodated me nicely. Brandon arrived on time, was a pleasure to work with and did a nice job. Thank you!
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mark hartmann
Very professional painting crew with great attention to detail and high quality work!
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Eric Nott
Positive: Professionalism , Punctuality , Quality , Responsiveness This is the second time we have had R&J Painting to our home. The experience is great from start to finish. Brandon is a miracle worker with drywall issues. We had two ceilings that needed repair, one being a pretty big repair. Our ceiling looks amazing! We also had our railings painted, two bathrooms and our front door. Brandon and Christian did great work for us. I would have them back in a heartbeat and would highly recommend R&J to anyone without hesitation.
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Professional and conscientious painters. Would use again.
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John Mazzeffi
We hired them to paint the interior of our new house, and we couldn't be happier! We worked with Brandon, our team leader, and he was fantastic - thorough, kept us well informed throughout, and great at what he does. He repaired some old 'patch' jobs we found throughout the house, and it now looks like the patches were never even there! Craig, Ray, and Tonya were fantastic to work with as always - they happily accommodated us with some unexpected changes to our project, were very responsive, and a pleasure to work with. We've used R&J for previous projects as well, and we will continue to recommend them to everyone! Thank you all!
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Anjali Talwar
Painters we’re very courteous and professional. Replaced porch LED lights as a courtesy.. the exterior looks brand new. I will recommend R&J painting to my family and friends
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Trish Overly
Our experience with R&J Painting was wonderful. All of the personnel involved were helpful, thoughtful, courteous, skillful, and responsive. I highly recommend this firm for any of your painting needs.Services: Power/pressure washing, Door painting, Exterior painting
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Chan Baldwin
Our experience with R&J Painting was wonderful. All of the personnel involved were helpful, thoughtful, courteous, skillful, and responsive. When I asked a neighbor how our house looks after the painting, he said, "It's beautiful." I highly recommend this firm for any of your
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Chan Baldwin
From start to finish - R&J has done an awesome job, very professional crew (Darin and Johnny). While painting exterior of house, the guys tested all wood for rot and identified 2 boards in need of replacement. Darin also being a carpenter was able to source replacement materials real time and install new boards without any interruption to project time line. The team went way above and beyond for us. Highly recommend R&J (and ask for Darin and Johnny).
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Chris Dombkowski
Big shout out to R&J Painting LLC for the excellent job they did painting the trim and front door on my house today. I forgot how good they look with a fresh coat of paint! Everyone was very friendly, and very professional, from start to finish. They even power washed my gutters when they were prepping things yesterday. Excellent work! Highly recommend them!
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Eric Austin Randle
The company had good communication, the crew was always on time and picked up after themselves. Very friendly and hard working. They started and ended in the promised amount of time.
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Meghan Hayes
We contracted R&J to paint the paneling in the last home my father built back in 1974. As the daughter of a perfectionist carpenter and customer service corporate trainer, my expectations were set high from the start. I’m thrilled to report that everyone at R&J exceeded those expectations! Professional, courteous, integrous and adaptable...R&J sets the standard by which other competitors should be measured.
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Gina & Matthew Bilder
Had the pleasure of working with R&J on a project around December and was blown away by their responsiveness and dedication to their customers, would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get some painting done!
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R&J has now painted our new house laundry room, living room and kitchen. We have had different crews for them, and they have all been outstanding. Darin just finished painting our living room, and I couldn’t be happier! It looks so fresh and new! The estimate process was easy, and Tonya and Ray kept in contact with us to make sure we were satisfied and happy with the work. We are beyond thrilled to have our house looking SO much nicer than when we bought it! Thank you R&J! I would give you 100 stars if I could!
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Dawn Galway
We had a wonderful experience with R&J painting. We had our stairs painted and they did a beautiful job. They were very friendly, professional and completed the job in a timely manner. I would highly suggest R&J painting!
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Jordon Carrillo
Since their very first job for us MANY years ago (when Ray was still part of the crew), we have not allowed any other company to paint our home! R&J is the best contracting company we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Five stars isn't enough! They are prompt, courteous, professional and exceed our expectations from a quality perspective time and time again. Every member of their team has done outstanding work. We just had Brandon out to fix drywall issues from a kitchen renovation. We had previously called the drywall contractor back twice to fix the issue and finally gave up and called R&J because we knew they would fix it right. We were not disappointed! Brandon did an amazing job! When you choose R&J, you are making a great decision! They show up as scheduled, treat your home with the utmost of care and provide premium professional service and premium customer service. Ray and Tonya are the "dream team" combination!!
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Donna Steinberg
We are very satisfied with all the work performed by Darin, Kyle & Dan! They were extremely professional & efficient. We could not be more happy, with how the Entire House looks. We definitely recommend R&J Painting; and would ask for Darin, Kyle & Dan, as Our Crew! And, a “shout out” to Tonya, for all her help!
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Jerry Halgren
Brian painted and stained our newly remodeled sunroom. The project required custom stain which he matched perfectly. The paint job was very tedious but Brian took the time and detailing needed and the outcome is beautiful. I’m so happy with the work they have done. I can’t wait to see what they do with our exterior next summer.
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Thomas Jenkins
Our experience we had with R&J painting exceeded our expectations. Customer service and reliability are qualities we value and R&J delivered on creating an ideal client experience. We would like to thank the whole crew but especially Paul and Andrew who showed professionalism, respect and care as they were in our home. With having to navigate 4 young children around our home on a daily basis, they were sensitive to our routine and made it easy for us to operate. The work is flawless and we will hire them for our future projects!
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Kevin Dwyer
The entire process from estimate to execution was seamless. Clear communication, professionalism and punctuality. I’m very satisfied with the end results and will be using this company again in the future.
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Jennifer Cherry
Excellent Service Start to Finish. Crew arrived on-time, every day! Polite, Professional, Took great care of our furnishing and left our home clean and functional at the end of every day. Easy to work with and paid a lot of attention to detail. I would request them for future work and recommend them to anyone in need of painting. They take great pride in their work!
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I requested a quote for exterior stain on my home in McHenry. Ray responded quickly, coming out to my home to inspect the work site and ask detailed questions regarding the scope of the project, my preference of color and how to address additional issues we found during the inspection. Ray was courteous and gave professional advice on how achieve the best results. He provided a detailed quote the same day and an estimate of when the project would begin.
The start date was accurate and the work was done by Paul and Dan. It took about a week to complete and the results were pretty amazing. The home is pretty old and the old stain had faded badly. When completed, the house looked Iike new! My thanks to Paul and Dan for their courteous and professional work. They were on time every day and completed the job in a timely manner.
Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the attention to detail that was shown by R&J Painting

David Henry
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David Henry
We highly recommend R & J Painting. A lot of rotten wood and stucco board on the exterior needed to be replaced and painted and it all looks new again. Ray and his carpentry team and Darin and his painting team did an outstanding job. A pleasure to work with everyone, great communication.
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Jeanne Slater
Want to thank Tonya, Ray, and especially Darin and his crew that just completed our exterior painting "challenge"! Our difficult project was assessed, planned and completed meticulously by the team! Excellent work guys! Thanks again!

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Bob Rosin
Ray and his team were fantastic and we would highly recommend them. The team was prompt, courteous and did a great painting job and awesome clean-up! They even accommodated a paint change after they had started. We are looking forward to using them for all of our future painting needs. Give them a call - they will exceed your expectations!
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Holly Zoellner
Thank you R&J Painting. I interviewed a half dozen painters prior to selecting R&J Painting for the job of painting the exterior of my home. R&J was the only organization who stuck me with confidence they could deliver the end product I was looking for. R&J delivered a superb final product and excelled in communication, attention to detail, and a very courteous and friendly staff. My house looks new again and we couldn’t be happier! Thanks again Ray and our main crew Darin & Kyle.
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Kevin Kovarik
Ray and Tonya are professional, kind, enthusiastic and thoroughly skilled. They even helped us with random questions about resources when we moved from California to McHenry (huge thanks!) Darin and his R&J crew did a fantastic job on our MAMMOTH project. In the very best of ways, our house was unrecognizable from its “before” state after they were finished. We will work with them again and highly recommend R&J!
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Mary McClelland
If you choose R & J Painting you will not regret your decision as they provided high quality service with amazing results. From the start, it was a pleasurable experience setting up an appointment for the estimate. Ray came over, spent a lot of time and also gave an estimate that was very detailed which was very helpful during the planning process. The entire interior of my home was painted which included a lot drywall of holes in the ceilings that needed to be patched and painted post recessed lighting installation. Brandon and his team were outstanding. He and his crew were professional, hard working and their final results were absolutely amazing. Ray and his assistant Tonya were responsive, kind and professional. I also thought the color consultant Linda was so friendly and helpful in selecting final color choices. I definitely highly recommend R & J Painting for your painting needs.
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Heather Thompson
Darin and Jeff from R&J did an amazing job on our interior walls. Very professional, courteous and conscientious of their work. They made sure everything was done to our liking. Everything was put back in place and they cleaned the area before leaving. With working from home it was so nice to have someone so respectful and attentive to when we were on calls. We are very pleased with the job done and will definitely use them again! Thank you R&J Painting! You definitely deserve10 out of 10!!😊
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Monica Carroll
I had a great experience with R&J painting. They were responsive, attentive and very professional. And I give them a 10 out of 10 for communication. I had a unique situation where I needed the brick on a 100 year old fireplace painted and Ray worked with me on the best way to seal the brick and paint it. It looks lovely! Darin the painter who was assigned to our job was a pleasure to work with. He was professional, clean and pleasant. When everyone is working from home during the pandemic it was nice to have such a respectful person in my clients home.
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Nicole Montgomery
I had a great experience with R&J painting. They were responsive, attentive and very professional. And I give them a 10 out of 10 for communication. I had a unique situation where I needed the brick on a 100 year old fireplace painted and Ray worked with me on the best way to seal the brick and paint it. It looks lovely! Darin the painter who was assigned to our job was a pleasure to work with. He was professional, clean and pleasant. When everyone is working from home during the pandemic it was nice to have such a respectful person in my clients home.
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Nicole Montgomery
The entire experience with R & J Painting has been nothing but amazing. Starting with the initial request for a quote for an interior painting job at our home, I requested an appointment online which was promptly responded to and scheduled. Ray, the owner, visited to learn what we were looking for. We toured the house, he carefully noted what work would be done in each room (some drywall repair, etc.), which sections to paint with what type of paint. He really took his time and I felt there was real care being taken to understand what we wanted as well as getting to know us a bit on a personal level, not in a nosy way - it was just a nice touch and made us feel valued. It also was just so different than any other company we asked for quotes from.
Once the walkthrough was completed, Ray left for a few minutes to enter all information into his laptop in his car and then came back with a detailed PRINTED (!!) quote – mind blown 🤯! The timing of when our job would start was made clear from the start (~6 weeks out at the time), and pretty much on the dot we received a follow up to schedule the job with a reminder of details (how many people in the crew, hours of the day, COVID protocols, etc.). All scheduling and "paperwork" is managed by Tonya, who was also so kind when I asked for a few tweaks to be made to the quote to clarify scope. We ended up having to move the job back about another two weeks due to a COVID scare on our side, and both Ray and Tonya were very understanding.
R & J Painting also offered a complementary color consultation which we took advantage of with Linda helping with the color choices and suggesting ideas (e.g. accent walls in a different shade, etc.). Super nice and immensely helpful!
The day the job started, a crew of 3 all arrived at the same time (not trickling in one by one) at the time that was promised. The crew, led by Paul (and included Dan, with Victor/Corey alternating) introduced themselves by name and were all wearing face masks which they kept on during the entire job because it is their standard business protocol. They were all polite and courteous – they answered any questions we had. They were so considerate while working and I was just surprised how little noise they made; every time I walked through the area they were working in, they were doing exactly that: working! They had ear buds in and were just “at it” from the time they walked into the time they left every day. They protected all surfaces and furniture that could not be moved out of the room and at the end of the every day vacuumed and picked up all debris and their tools leaving them in a small dedicated area – with previous contractors I would often find a Gatorade bottle on the counter or a candy wrapper in the garage, etc., which is not a big deal at all to pick up a couple of things but with this team it was just noticeably different, their work ethic and conduct were exemplary. When they were done, Paul walked me through every room to review the work done and asked if anything else could be addressed. Of course, it was no surprise to find their quality of work to be flawless.
I would 100% recommend R & J Painting for any painting job and would hire them again in a heartbeat – their pricing was fair and worth the investment. The job done was done exactly how we wanted it and their customer service is exemplary.👌
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Sandra Rieger Kruse
R&J painting continues to impress me. After purchasing a home 2+ years ago, I had Ray Orist and his team practically paint the entire interior of the home . I recently needed some drywall patch work and cracks ( old home ) touched up so I immediately thought of R&J . Ray always gives me a fair value quote and his crew is SUPER clean and their attention to detail is spectacular. R&J will ALWAYS have a loyal customer for all my painting needs . I strongly suggest Ray an the team at R&J painting LLC for all your painting needs !!!
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Jacob Klaustermeier
R&J painting recently completed painting our family room and foyer, including drywall repair to 18’ ceilings and walls. They did an excellent job. Ray Orist and his employees were so easy to work with, very professional, and do great work.
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David Keahl
Highly recommend very professional do a wonderful job painting. Showed up on time when getting estimate explained everything in detail.
Great job cleaning up after painting complete.
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Cheryl Diane
We had our kitchen cabinets painted and what a transformation! Our kitchen is now light and bright! Will use this company again.
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Stephanie Roberts
Amazing interior painting in our home. Turned out better then I expected. We will definitely be using them again.
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Don McGowen
When Ray came out to look at the painting we wanted done for our family room, he was absolutely wonderful to work with! He took his time to hear our questions & to explain what his workers would do. We had an estimate within 20 minutes! Communication in the following days was exceptional. He went the "extra mile" to have the project done soon for us.
Brandon & Victor were professional, polite & expedient in their work. They repaired all nail pops & cracks perfectly. Their clean up was amazing. I would highly recommend R&J Painting!
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Donna Albert
Ray, Darin, and Scott were awesome! I’m so happy with how everything turned out. Very professional and their work was very clean and just looks perfect. Now I need to have them come back to paint the rest of my house to make it look as good as the area they painted today!
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Karyn Hauser
From initial contact to the finished product, working with R & J Painting is a great experience! Their work and customer service are top notch. I am a repeat customer and would not hesitate to use them again.
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Manessa Monson
Ray and his crew are very professional and did an exceptional job! We had both the interior and exterior done and are very pleased. We highly recommend.
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Carrie Schuett
Highly recommend R&J Painting! Everyone was friendly, considerate of my furniture and floors, on time and did a remarkable job. It is so nice to work with a company that is truly customer focused. I will continue to use Ray and his staff for future painting projects both inside and out.
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Mary Linda Keller
I had a huge project for R&J Painting. Multiple rooms: family room, bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, bathroom and 2 story foyer. I also had tile and carpet being installed and an unexpected surgery to throw into the mix of scheduling. Ray and Tonya were great with working with me to find a time suitable for all of us to begin the project. Brandon was the lead on my project. He and Mike were awesome! Brandon was so knowledgeable and was very meticulous. He let me know what his strategy was for working their way through the house without minimal disruption to the household. They were completely professional: on time every morning, cleaned up every evening and the painting was phenomenal! They made it look so easy!! My house looks fantastic!! I am completely satisfied and will use R&J Painting again in the future.
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Lori Samet Kotleba