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Below you can read some comments from our happy customers, We encourage our customers to add a comment to help other home owners see how happy they will be with the high quality work we provide. Absolute and uncompromised attention is given to the preparation of your home to help you protect your investment and bring your home to its full beauty and value. We drive by and see houses that we get excited to work on. We enjoy every minute of your project from the initial consultation to the final piece of trim. Please take this opportunity to read some comments below. You can read about the fine detail we put into our work. Soon, you will be a happy Gikas customer too.

Lionel Lauture

"I highly recommend their services!"

Dear Gikas painting

        Our experience with Gikas painting was just fantastic. They had a vision for our home that far exceeded our expectations and they completed that vision within our budget. The front of our home was covered with aluminum siding for 30 years which was a look we were in a hurry to change. Gikas Painting removed the siding and restored the home to it's original look and detail with a lot of new updates as well as painting it with some great colors. We discussed the job with four different companies and Gikas Painting was the only one that suggested taking down the aluminum siding and restoring what was underneath. They worked with us hand in glove throughout the entire process and kept us in the loop on every detail. There were many other suggestions they made that we agreed on and were extremely glad we did.

         They possess a very effective combination of painting knowledge and carpentry skill that make for a beautiful job. When Gikas Painting finished our home we were just amazed at the transformation and would catch ourselves just staring at it. Here it is one year later and sometimes we still just stare at it with the same great feeling.

Lionel Lauture
 

Hello George,

Wanted to tell you the house is looking great!

The carpenter did the two banisters yesterday and they're perfect...also, did some other patch work which is very good. I think the stain on the top if a good color and am happy with it. I appreciate your attention and your hard working crew!

Enjoy another lovely day!
Warmly,

Deborah 27 Fairfield Str. Montclair, NJ

Dear Mr. Gikas,

To say our house has been transformed is an understatement. Our "armadillo" neutral
beige house is now a gorgeous old Victorian with the elegance and richness of it's original design. We hired George because he was the only contractor to look at our house and point out what used to be there by noticing the tiny details even we hadn't noticed. He is a true expert in his field of carpentry and the style of the homes in this town. Gikas is an artist that treats painting your home as a process in creating a work of art. You don't just pick a color and let them paint. Gikas has an understanding for personal tastes and that light effects how colors work together, so he can change the colors as they go. Many people who know our house stop to compliment the major improvement.

Thank You for helping us make our dream house come true!

Jodi& Josh Zielinski 17 Jerome Pl. Montclair, NJ 07043

Dear George and Mr. Gikas,
 
 We just looked at your website today and think it is great and shows off the wonderful work you do. Looking at the before and after photos of our house brought back how dreary it looked before you came in. You made such creative suggestions for colors, did a terrific job of preparation and renewal of the shingles that were in disrepair, and opened up and restored our front porch so that now we have the pleasure of sitting outside. Your team was unfailingly pleasant and professional and responsive to all of our concerns. The painting and the carpentry that you did were of the highest quality and we would certainly use your services again another time.

All the best for the future and for making Montclair even more beautiful,

Kay and Bob Miller 20 Brunswick Road, Montclair, N.J. 07042

Dear George and Mr. Gikas, 

The most important thing to know about George and Gikas is that they are gentlemen: honest, hard-working, talented, neat, patient, and fair. Each has his unique gifts, George as a master carpenter, Gikas as a color-genius. Together they are an excellent team. No matter what we asked them to do or change on our house along the way, they did it beautifully. They took our ideas and made them a reality.

 It?s impossible to overstate how satisfied we are with their work, and how enjoyable the process was for us. They painted, put on a new roof, re-built our front porch stairs, renovated our backyard porch, added gorgeous flower boxes, and fixed up the shingles and woodwork as needed. We have ten colors on our house: the men stood outside with me on a daily basis, helping choose and refine the palette. They were always patient and respectful of my vision for a lighthearted cottage-style home, enhancing and perfecting it along the way. I could not recommend them more highly.

Laurie Lico Albanese Montclair, New Jersey June 2006

Dear Gikas,

Thanks for the beautiful paint job. We are still getting compliments on the color.

Rika Alper North Fullerton Ave. Montclair NJ

Dear Gikas and George,

Appreciation and Thought from the Avenias:

Several years ago when we decided to paint our 1893 house we met Gikas and George who considered it a personal challenge to make the house sparkle with personality. Gikas convinced us to remove ugly asphalt shingles to reveal the beauty of our Victorian house. They knelt at the curb and silently contemplated the house, listening for the house?s character to be revealed. Then, after much thought, imagination and collaboration a Victorian Painted Lady was born. The splendor of the many harmonizing colors is a joy to behold each day. The crew who removed the shingles, sanded, repaired, primed and painted the house were very professional. They took the utmost care in all aspects of the work. Attention to detail is second nature to the team. We have been delighted with the house since its rejuvenation and continue to receive many compliments. It is said, you only get what you pay for--not so with Gikas Painting -the quality of the old world craftsmanship provided far exceeds the homeowner's investment in the project.
 

Recently, the porch needed attention. In a very short time, George and the crew of skilled carpenters removed worn boards, strengthened existing beams, laid a handsome new floor and rehabilitated the rail, enhancing its beauty It is very rare to find craftsmen of this caliber and trustworthiness. We anticipate working with these fine craftsmen often on many other projects.


Bettine & Richard Montclair, NJ  bavenia@earthlink.net

Dear George & Gikas,

Thank You for all the great work you did on my house. George and his carpenters did a wonderful job re-shingling /sanding the exterior of the house; with the new railing and stain on the deck it looks like new. Gikas is very confident and helpful with picking out and arranging paint colors, everyone loves the colors. The painters were very nice and hardworking

Thanks again
      Kristin Kronyard
      9 Riverview Dr.
      Montclair, NJ 07403

Dear Gikas,
 

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you and your workmen did painting and repairing our home.  The attention to detail and the general neatness of the crew speaks to the quality of your workmanship.  Our home was in need of a thorough paint job and many repairs, and now it looks almost new!  Our neighbors keep stopping by to offer their compliments, so I pass them on to you. Also, I am so glad you suggested putting a railing on our back deck.  It has literally transformed the entire back of our house.  Your color consultation and design recommendations were invaluable.

 
Thanks again and enjoy the rest of summer.
 
Ruth Sarlin 81 Montclair Ave. Montclair, NJ

We used Gikas to paint the first home we owned in Montclair. He is a real artist. He puts a great deal of thought into the colors and has a great carpentry team!

Tamima B. Friedman Montclair, NJ


Re: Suggestions for a painter & roofer in the Montclair area!

Try Gikas . He has signs all over town. He considers himself a Victorian specialist and has considerable knowledge of historic paint colors. Many of the houses I have seen him paint are Victorians and done beautifully. He also does high quality carpentry, particularly porches and he does roofs. He rebuilt our front stairs and I have seen considerable samples of his work. He is a good contractor and has that rare quality known as house craft. Good luck with your project.
 
Joan and Denis Checa Montclair, NJ


I can highly recommend Gikas Fossilis at 973.835.7775. What makes him particularly good is his work with colors. He is an artist at selecting colors that fit the house, the location, and the architectural details. Amongst his excellent examples is the large multi-colored host with the new copper roof on Park St. between Bellevue and Watchung.

You can look at my house at 19 Melrose Place; please note that I replaced the roof after the house was painted, not before, hence the signs of wear and tear on the paint job. Please note how the colors work with the color of the house's roof and with the landscaping. Also the color scheme helps draw attention to the house's architectural details and all the colors are coordinated with the various tints Gikas used..

Gikas is the artist, carefully testing colors before final selection. His partner, who's name I've forgotten, focus's on the preparation and getting the work done. His price is a little higher than the painters that are prepared to paint the house only a couple of colors. If you want distinctive colors or your house has the architectural details, I think he his worth the money.

For all of these reasons, next time I need a painter, I'm calling him.

Rich C Wyatt Home: (973) 783 - 5261

Dear George,

Being someone who takes the time to get estimates and expects quality work, I would recommend Gikas Painting highly. George and his men, Alfredo and Ren? did more than what was expected. They took a hundred year old porch and trim, that was not well maintained, and restored it to give our house a beautiful new look. Some contractors estimates I received were not very assuring and said the porch could only be slightly sanded and painted yet again. George knows his craft. Gikas sanded the porch down to bare wood which was in much better shape than other contractors led me to believe. They were very helpful with picking out colors (which was the hardest task of the whole job) and coming up with ideas.. Alfredo and Ren?are very hard workers, very courteous and polite, and felt very comfortable with them around my family.

Finding quality workmanship is not easily done with the amount of contractors that are around. My wife and I could not be happier and plan on using George and his men in the future.

Sincerely, Dominic of Glen Rock, N.J.



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