Comprehensive Painting, Wall Treatment and Coatings Specialists

Brightening your world one paint stroke at a time.

About D.E.S. Painting

D.E.S. Painting, Inc. has been brightening Illinois for over 30 years. Founded in the early 1980’s, D.E.S., a family owned and operated company, rapidly became one of the market’s premier painting, decorating and coating contractors.

D.E.S. Painting’s staying power is deeply rooted in their dedication to customer satisfaction and their commitment to craftsmanship. Devoted staff and experienced tradesmen remain true to the company’s founding values of quality, honesty, safety and above all hard work.

D.E.S. Painting, Inc. places high importance on jobsite safety. Employees are trained and educated on occupational health and safety on an ongoing basis. Awareness of construction safety and health concerns in the construction industry is a top priority. D.E.S. follows the stringent safety guidelines and protocol mandated by OSHA. It is the policy of D.E.S. that injury and illness prevention shall be considered of primary importance in all phases of operations and administration.



D.E.S. Painting, Inc. proudly serves construction management contractors, general contractors, property managers, condo associations and homeowners. D.E.S. Painting specializes in all phases and types of construction from new, to existing/remodeling construction, to industrial coatings, to property decor maintenance, to high-end residential repaints and historic renovations.



D.E.S. Painting, Inc. is licensed, bonded and insured. D.E.S. is a member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America Association (PDCA), the Finishing Contractors Association of Illinois (FCAI) and the Finishing Contractors Association (FCA). D.E.S. is a signatory contractor in good standing with Painters District Councils #14 and #30. D.E.S. is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm (40 CFR Part 745.89). D.E.S. employees have completed training in OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 1926.59. D.E.S. Painting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Company.



D.E.S. Painting, Inc. is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S.



D.E.S. Painting, Inc. recognizes the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain.



D.E.S.’s project approach and methodology draws on the fundamentals of customer satisfaction, quality craftsmanship, timely delivery and competitive market pricing.

a. Free Quote?

Need a price? Send D.E.S. your blueprints or setup an appointment for a site visit. All estimates, site visits and evaluations are complimentary (free!).

b. Accuracy

Blueprint take-offs are done electronically with the market’s latest technology. Electronic take-offs offer increased accuracy, increased productivity and reduces turnaround time. Electronic take-offs significantly help to reduce the environmental impact paper use causes within our office.

c. Needs

Does your project have LEED or BIM needs? D.E.S. has extensive working knowledge with projects that entail these requirements.

d. Color!

Need help selecting colors? Color consultations are free and scheduled prior to the start of your project.

e. Project scope

D.E.S.’s current and completed project portfolio encompasses projects of all scopes and sizes. There is no project too big or too small! D.E.S.’s project approach has garnished us with repeat coating work with customers and general contractors.


D.E.S. Services

D.E.S. Painting offers experienced finishing installation through the applications of brushing, rolling and spraying (airless /hvlp /electrostatic). D.E.S. field installers have extensive working knowledge of electric scissor lifts, articulating aerial boom lifts, scaffolding and swing stages. Our experienced office staff is knowledgeable in City of Chicago, CTA, IDOT, pedestrian canopy, curb lane closure and meter closure permit requirements that may be required on your project.

D.E.S. has extensive application and installation knowledge of:


Latex Enamels, Industrial Coatings, Dry-Fall Applications, Concrete & Masonry Stains, Oil-Based/Alkyd Coatings,

Single Component Epoxy Coatings, Double Component Epoxy Coatings, Elastomeric Coatings,

Moisture-Curing Urethanes, Thin-Film Intumescent Coatings, Masonry Sealers, Anti-Graffiti Coatings,

Resinous Floor Coatings, Integral Cove Base Applications,

Product Specific Manufacturers: Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Valspar, Glidden, Pittsburgh Paints (PPG), ICI, Mythic, Farrow & Ball, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Behr, Devoe, Pratt & Lambert, TNEMEC, Carboline, Rustoleum

Specialty Finishes

Vinyl, Fabric, Wood Veneer, Tackable & Dry-Erase Wallcoverings

Walltalkers, Murals, Stenciling, Sign Painting, Dry-Erase Paint, Green Screen Paint

Metallics, Pearlescents, Multi-spec, Magnetic, Textured Finishes

ArmourCoat ArmourColor: Perlata & Tactite

Scuffmaster: Smooth Pearl, Solid Metal, Envirometal, Burnished Metallic, Ambient Mettalic, Ambient Design, Armor, ScrubTough

Zolatone: Counterpointe, Lluminations, Metal, Polomyx, Polomyx Airless

MDC: LiquaPearl, Slate FX, MicroTex, Ceramic

Substrate Surfaces

Gypsum Drywall Board, Plaster, Wood, Concrete, CMU, Face Brick, Stucco, EIFS, Aluminum, Steel, Galvanized Metals, Acoustical Panels, Laminates, MDF

Substrate Surface Preparation

Sanding, Scraping, Power-Washing, Solvent Cleaning, Hand & Power Tooling, Wallcovering & Coating Removal/Stripping, Power Washing, Sand Blasting, Shot Blasting, Graffiti Removal

Substrate Surface Repairing

Caulking, Puttying, Spackling/Patching, Plastering, Skim-coating, Stain/Scuff Removal

Stains & Sealers

Penetrating /Wiping /Gel /Water-Based Stains, Varnishes, Shellacs, Lacquers



On behalf of the entire D.E.S. Painting Team we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and thank you in advance for the opportunity to submit a quote for your painting project. Since 1981, we have been providing the public and private sectors with comprehensive painting and wall treatment specialties.

Our reputation has garnished us as one of the premier painting, wall covering and coating contractors in Northern Illinois, the Chicago‐land area and in the competitive trade market. Here at D.E.S. Painting, we serve both general contractor clients and self‐direct clients. We are capable, and handle all scopes and various size projects, as our past and current project portfolio displays. We are a union shop, signatory to Painter’s District Councils #14 & #30, and a member of the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America. Our staff and crew place the foremost importance on client satisfaction, craftsmanship and safety.

Recently Awarded Projects!

$342,000 Painting Contract

Oakton Community College Science/Health Building, Des Plaines, IL

$193,000 Painting Contract

NIU Chessick Practice Center, DeKalb, IL


Fogo de Chao (Chicago) • Adobo Grill • Ra Sushi • Jason’s Deli • Buffalo Wild Wings • Chipotle • Longhorn Steakhouse • Panda Express • Chipotle • Oberweiss • Jamba Juice • Pei Wei Asian Diner • Wildberry Pancakes • Gordon Biersch Brewery • Maggiano’s Li le Italy • Potbelly

Sandwich Shop • IHOP • Li le Caesars • McDonald’s


Elgin Community College • Lake Forest College • Columbia College • Northwestern University • Elmhurst College • Northeastern Illinois University • St. Charles High School • University of Illinois at Chicago • Triton College • Waubonsee College • Argo Community High School • McHenry High School • Byron High School • Warren Township High School • Chicago Public Schools • Skokie School District 73.5 • Downers Grove High Schools • Chicagoland Jewish High School  • Bright Horizons • Hubert Humphrey Middle School • Jane Adams Middle School • Oakton Community College • Riverside‐Brookfield High School ($450K) • Metea Valley High School ($825K) • Adlai Stevenson High School • St. Xavier University • Mooseheart Child Care City & School • College of DuPage • Kishwaukee Community College • Sycamore Middle School • Mary Morgan Elementary School (Byron, IL) • Ridgewood High School • Mundelein High School • Special Education District of Lake County (Gages Lake, IL) • Harvard CUSD #50 • Joliet Junior College • Northern Illinois University (NIU) • Ridgewood High School (Norridge, IL) • Mooseheart Child & City School • Reavis Elementary School (Lansing, IL) • Eisenhower Elementary School (South Holland, IL) • Madison Middle School (South Holland, IL) • Oak Glen Elementary School (Lansing, IL) • Mundelein High School • Bright Horizons (Various Locations) • Valley View School District #365U • Oak Ridge Elementary School (Palos Hills, IL) • Roosevelt University • Harper Community College • Oakton Community College • McHenry County College •


WWTP ‐ Village of Algonquinn • WWTP ‐ Village of Huntley •

WWTP ‐ Village of Lake Wood • Great Lakes Naval Base •

General Contractor Clientele

$380,000 Painting Contract

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for Advanced Care, Chicago, IL

$249,000 Painting Contract

Harper College Building D Renovations, Palatine, IL

$54,000 Painting Contract

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital New Cancer Care Center, Elmhurst, IL


Banana Republic • BCBG Max Azria • WalMart • MNG by Mango • Vera Bradley • C.D. Peacock • White House Black Market • MAC Cosme cs • New York & Company • Lucy Activewear • Ultra Cosmetics • Lululemon • Harlem Furniture • Lucky Strike Lanes • Marcello’s Market & Deli • Deer Park Town Center • Z Gallerie • Kmart • Office Depot • GUCCI • Marc Jacobs •


Federal Reserve Bank • U.S. Postal Agency • DuPage County Court House • DuPage County Division of Transportation • Bartle Public Library • Morton Arboretum • Barrington Public Library • Chicago Botanic Gardens • Bloomingdale Park District • Pala ne Park District • Mundelein Park District • Wauconda Public Library • Department of Veteran Affairs • Bloomingdale Park District • CTA South Cermak/Chinatown Station • Hanover Park Police Station • Northfield Park District • Crystal Lake Public Library • Crestwood Public Library • Elmhurst Park District • Gail Borden Public Library • PBC Edgewater Public Library • Village of Elmwood Park Fire Station • Villa Olivia Bartle • Green Farm Barn Rehabilitation • Barrington Public Library • Soldier Field • US Cellular Field •


Weil Cadillac‐Hummer Dealership • Bridgeview Golf Dome • Koenig & Strey • Jewel Osco • Motorola • Fi h Third Bank • Bank of America • Air France VIP Lounge • ALDI Headquarters • TD Ameritrade • MetLife • Scott Trade • PNC Bank • American Community Bank • Old Plank Trail Bank • Navistar •


Hines V.A. Hospital • GE Healthcare • PSI Streamwood Psychiatric & Behavioral Center • Gottlieb Memorial Hospital • McHenry Medical Center • LivingWell Cancer Resource Center • Ingalls Medical Office Building • MacNeal Healthcare • Children’s Memorial Hospital • McHenry Medical Center • Fertility Centers of Illinois • Central DuPage Hospital • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Hospital • Delnor Hospital • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital • CDH Hospital •



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Chicago, IL 60707


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