In 1990, Mike Collard had a vision of a commerical painting company that delivered more than high quality painting and wall covering service.
Originally from Ireland, Mike Collard reflects his Irish heritage in his honest, dependable, friendly, hard-working approach to his business.
Depend Painting & Decorating was founded by Mike in 1990, the same year he relocated to Chicago from Grand Rapids and got married. It was his goal to become one of the leading commercial painting companies in the Chicagoland area, providing everything from exterior painting to restroom wallcoverings.
Since day one, Mike has emphasized the value of quality employees … professionals who not only know their business, but share his honesty, hard-work ethic, and true enjoyment of interacting with all kinds of people.
“I wanted to hire the best, pay them a competitive wage, and provide them with benefits so they would want to make a career with Depend Painting,” says Mike.
His approach has paid off .. most of Depend’s employees have been with the company for over a decade.
When professionals join the Depend team, they quickly realize the passion that Mike has for continuing education. All Depend employees are encouraged to learn new techniques and a new skill every year, as Mike’s mantra is “You need to learn to earn.”
In addition to knowledge, Mike demands anyone wearing the Depend shirt delivers a level of service that far exceeds the norm. It is his philosophy that no customer should ever feel as though they have to “babysit” the workers. All possible issues that may arise are discussed before the job begins, and if there are any surprises, that they are handled in a professional manner. The Depend culture instills a creative approach to solve the customer’s problems.
Safety is extremely important to Depend professionals and for their customers. It is emphasized constantly to all employees through training and discussions.
Additionally, Depend is an EPA certified Lead-Safe company.
If you are looking for a commercial painter that has a proven 20-year track record of outstanding service, highly trained professionals, and satisfied, repeat customers … give Depend Painting a call.
Collard has been a resident of Naperville since 1996, and an active member of the Naperville Exchange Club since 1997. He has been married for 22 years, and is raising his two children in Naperville's School District 203.
our mission is simple
Get the job done and get it done right the first time.
We understand even the smallest interuption in your business is costly. We excel at doing your painting and decorating job as unobtrusively, as quickly, and as efficiently as possible. That lets you get on with what you do best ... your business.
our philosophy is straighforward
Deliver excellence and quality on each and every job.
We hire carefully ...
There are many painting and decorating professionals out there, but not all of them are qualified to be DEPEND painting and decorating craftsmen. We hire only the most highly qualified staff and continue to invest in their training in all aspects of painting, EPA certifications, drywall, and wall hanging.
We inspect constantly ...
Your job is constantly inspected by our on-site craftsmen and supervisors. After it is inspected ... it is inspected again, and again, through every step of the process. If it isn't perfect, it is corrected.
We take pride in every job ...
No matter how big or small a job is, we take extraordinary pride in every step. We look at your facility as though it is ours.
We put customers first ...
We never forget you are our first priority. We will do everything within our means to deliver the highest quality service at the best price for all your painting and decorating needs.
From industrial plant railings to roof epoxy coatings, we specialize in commerical painting needs.
For over 20 years, Depend Painting and Decorating has delivered facility maintenance painting needs for a wide variety of Chicagoland customers. From exterior caulking to epoxy roof coatings, from cement floor systems to multi-story atrium ceilings, we make sure your paint project is a hassle-free experience.
Communities We Serve
Since we specialize in commercial painting and decorating services, we travel throughout the Chicagoland area to provide solutions to all sizes of public and commercial facilities located in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Will County.
Cook County Including, but not limited to the City of Chicago, Chicago Heights, Cicero, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Frankline Park, HIckory Hills, Maywood, Niles, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Palatine, Palos Heights, Tinley Park, and Westchester.
DuPage County Including, but not limited to Addison, Aurora, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Hanover Park, Lombard, Naperville, Warrenville, and Woodridge.
Kane County Including, but not limited to Algonquin, East Dundee, Elgin, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, St. Charles, and Est Dundee.
Will County Including, but not limited to Bolingbrook, Channahon, Joliet, Lockport, Plainfield, Romeoville, Wilmington.