Entries by Michele Wheeler

A Puget Sound Exorcism?

At Wheeler Painting and Restoration Services, most days are fairly standard regardless of whether we service our residential or commercial clients. But it only takes one phone call to shift our standard services into the world of unique. Sometimes we get asked to do unique projects and some of them are really out of the […]

Like Bugs to a Light…

As a commercial contractor we encounter many interesting situations – day and night. Several of our commercial accounts use our services for facility maintenance – handling a wide variety of projects, some of which require our services after hours. One would think that when the sun goes down and all is quiet within the Seattle […]

Make it a fair fight…

As a contractor that has commercial clients, many times our professional carpenters and painters will need to work nights in order to accommodate the client’s schedule to have the business open and running during regular business hours. We have several large commercial banks with multiple sites throughout Western Washington that we work for and our […]

“No thank you- I don’t drink coffee”

To all you coffee drinkers out there, you know the value of being well caffeinated particularly for project meetings. Oftentimes, in the construction industry for larger commercial projects, there is a preliminary meeting for subcontractors with the general contractor and client. Many times there are new faces and other subcontractors at these meetings that we […]

Unexpected Surprises are Nothing for Our Interior Painters

Our team of highly-skilled, professional painters have come across many situations throughout the years. Commercial work presents different issues than residential work and one is not better or easier than the other- just different. Before work begins on a project, the project manager has been onsite,  has had meetings with the client, and noted any […]

A Woman in the World of Construction

Being a single woman in the world of construction, I have had some experiences that many others have not had. There was a session where we did a good amount of work for one specific general contractor, with one particular project manager. We were a main sub-contractor and performed a wide variety of work. About […]

Does your Home need a “New Dress or Shoes”?

It is that time of year for exterior painting.  The season here in the Pacific Northwest can start in late April or early May if we have a dry spring, but many times we don’t swing into high gear with exterior painting until after the 4th of July.   The exterior painting season continues well […]

The “Bare” Facts about this Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen remodels are a very popular service we perform for many of our clients.  A great deal of time is spent with the client before any onsite work is performed.  There are onsite meetings, design meetings, consultations at showrooms to assist in material selections, flooring and counter top selections, informational meetings about the best appliances […]

Waterproofing “Naked Alley”

Waterproofing of commercial building exteriors is something we have extensive experienced with.  Many buildings in the greater Puget Sound area are older and have failing exterior envelopes that require maintenance and waterproofing.  At times, it is the wall to sidewalk transition joint that has failed and is causing water damage or it could be a […]

Master Bathroom Remedy

We get calls every day from client’s who need us to come look at a water damage situation that originates in a bathroom.  So it was not out of the ordinary when a client called and asked us to repair a living room ceiling below a master bathroom due to water damage and to source […]