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
"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.
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!
Deborah 27 Fairfield Str.
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
Thanks for the beautiful paint job. We are still getting compliments on
Rika Alper North Fullerton Ave.
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
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
9 Riverview Dr.
Montclair, NJ 07403
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.
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
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
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.
Angie's List Super Service
winner for the past 5 years
You can trust Gikas painting to provide
absolute and uncompromised attention to the preparation of
your home for painting as we have won Ange's List Super
Service Award for the past 5 years in the New York City