The reviews are in: Customers are thrilled with Ferd Johnson Painting & Decorating


The team at Fred Johnson Painting and Decorating are renowned not only because they are one of the best in the business but because of the unique relationships they develop with their clients.

For Ferd Johnson, clients more than just an exchange of service. They are friends.

“His crew is all fabulous,” Karen Doty, a long time Ferd Johnson client, said. “They have become our friends over the years. When my children where young, Bob, Jesús and Scott would let the children sit near them while they were working to talk to them and educate them on the painting process. Their crew is absolutely fabulous”

Fred Johnson, located at 226 S. Wesley Ave in Oak Park. Currently under Bob Johnson ownership, the company provides painting, specialty wall paper work, faux finishes and wood refinishing. For Doty, their work is especially meaningful.

“(They) worked in the church where (I am) a board member,” Doty said. “The church was a very important project for the community.”

The Ferd Johnson crew has provided Doty with painting and wall paper, wall repair, exterior door refinishing service. Doty asserted that the biggest difference between Ferd Johnson and other contractors the quality of their work and products.

“I have had some trim in my house that was (completed) 20 years ago when we moved in and it still looks great,” Doty said.  

Season Swanson, a reputable Interior Designer in the Oak Park/Chicago-land area, echoes Doty’s sentiments. She has repeatedly recommended the team for the past 15 years to her clients.

“I've worked with many contractors, and Bob is certainly the best,” Swanson said. " Extremely easy to communicate with. Always on time. Sets his schedule efficiently, and all of the Ferd employees are so trustworthy. Every time I recommend him, people get to know Bob for more than just his work.”

Phil Thompson, a customer residing in a 100-year-old house, contends that the Ferd Johnson team are experts from paint and stain to the technical part of each project. The expertise extends to how they treat their clients and their employees, Thompson stated.

“It is clear that he treats his employees with the utmost respect,” he said. “He goes above and beyond to respect and take care of his customers' homes.”

The team’s exemplary service led Thompson to contract them for work on an award winning theater.

“I am the facility manager for (a) 115,000 sq ft architectural award-winning building. We brought (Ferd Johnson) in a couple times to work on the 400 seat theater, the tall ceilings and a Freight elevator,” Thompson said. “His depth of knowledge is endless. He doesn’t overwork his guys. When he has got his guys on the job, they finish at 4 so they can take the time to clean up. The stable rhythm his employees have contributes largely to his business culture that really shows in his work.”

For a full list of services, check out the company’s website or call 708-386-3838.

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