At Shelby Paint, we are often asked for referrals to professional paint contractors. We are fortunate to work with many excellent contractors, including Joe Zappella of Bella Paint & Design.

Joe Zappella has been a professional paint contractor since 2003. His company, Bella Paint & Design, specializes in new construction and custom residential painting. But it doesn’t stop there. Bella Paint & Design also has a great deal of experience in all aspects of painting, including commercial, industrial, and residential re-paints, both interior and exterior.

Joe has many reasons why he recommends Shelby Paint & Decorating. He cites the exceptional relationship he has with Dan Kearns, the store manager in Rochester Hills. Joe believes that loyalty is an important aspect of successful business management. Joe also says that the entire staff at Shelby does a great job of helping his clients in a professional manner. He appreciates the referrals he receives, too!

When it comes to choosing paint, Joe recommends Benjamin Moore Paint because of the company’s reputation and quality. Using a known brand like Benjamin Moore makes Joe’s job easier. His customers recognize the brand and feel comfortable using it. The company’s different price points also help with pricing different projects. Listen to what else Joe has to say in this YouTube video.

Joe recommends that customers learn as much as they can about the all-around quality of the contractor before hiring them. By following up on the references provided, the customer will learn a lot about the contractor’s reputation and work habits. Do they complete their work on time? Do they keep a work site clean? Do they behave in a professional manner? Is the contractor competitively priced? Getting the answers to these questions before inviting a contractor into your home or business is a must.

Once contracted, there are many things a customer can do to support the paint contractor. Joe recommends removing breakables, disconnecting cables and phone lines, and having their colors selected and ready to go.

Bella Paint & Design offers a one year workmanship warranty (flaking, peeling, etc.), and should the customer need to pursue the manufacturer’s warranty, they will assist.

You can reach Joe Zappella at (248) 561-6969. You will find more examples of Bella Paint & Design’s work on their website and on Facebook.

Whether you hire a contractor or do-it-yourself, Shelby Paint & Decorating’s team of design experts are ready to help. Whether it’s color selection or paint finish, the team at our stores in Rochester Hills, Shelby Township and Grosse Pointe are ready to help you seven days a week.