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Windy City Painters: Commercial Painting Success 

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“Certainly, in our line of work, time translates directly to money. What I appreciate most about PlanHub is its ability to expedite our quoting process, allowing us to promptly deliver bids to General Contractors.”Alma Giatan, Windy City Painters



Windy City Painters, led by its owner, Cesar, and wife, Alma Giatan, has been a trusted name in the industry for over six years in Texas and has a legacy spanning more than two decades in different parts of the USA. They specialize in providing comprehensive residential and commercial painting solutions, offering services that range from interior and exterior painting to specialized tasks such as tub and tile resurfacing and LEED-certified practices.


  • Transitioning to Commercial Projects
  • Time-Consuming Quoting Process
  • Balancing Residential and Commercial Work


  • PlanHub for Access to Commercial Projects
  • Streamlining Quoting with PlanHub’s Tools
  • Effective Time Management


  • Access to Commercial Projects
  • Efficient Quoting Process
  • More job opportunities



At Windy City Painters, dedication and excellence are at the core of their operations. Like any other company, they face challenges they tackle with unwavering determination. Their commitment is to exceed expectations, delivering more than anticipated consistently. Their journey reflects their perseverance and passion for providing exceptional service in the ever-evolving world of painting and renovation.

“We know that there’s significant potential in commercial projects and painting. Our focus has been on figuring out the most effective way to generate leads in this sector,” said Alma.

Transitioning to Commercial Projects presents Windy City Painters with the aspiration to broaden their horizons by venturing into the commercial painting market, renowned for its potential profitability. However, this endeavor comes with several daunting challenges, including identifying and accessing lucrative commercial projects that align with their expertise and capabilities and devising effective bidding strategies to compete in the highly competitive commercial sector.

The Time-Consuming Quoting Process presents Windy City Painters with significant operational bottlenecks stemming from the laborious nature of this task. Creating accurate and competitive bids for potential projects becomes cumbersome, posing several challenges. Much of the quoting process primarily relies on manual methods, which demand significant labor and are susceptible to errors. 

Windy City Painters confronts the delicate challenge of balancing their current load of residential projects with their aspirations to expand into the commercial realm. In doing so, they prioritize the preservation of their hallmark standards of quality and customer service, which they have built a strong reputation for in the residential sector. This commitment ensures that their pursuit of commercial ventures remains consistent with their dedication to delivering top-notch results and exceptional customer experiences.

As Windy City Painters endeavors to broaden their horizons by venturing into the commercial painting market, they face daily challenges with unwavering determination. Now, let’s explore how they addressed these challenges through strategic solutions.


Windy City Painters confronts the delicate challenge of balancing their current load of residential projects with their aspirations to expand into the commercial realm. In doing so, they prioritize the preservation of their hallmark standards of quality and customer service, which they have built a strong reputation for in the residential sector. This commitment ensures that their pursuit of commercial ventures remains consistent with their dedication to delivering top-notch results and exceptional customer experiences.

In addressing the time-consuming quoting process, Alma Giatan, a dedicated marketing team member, takes proactive steps to streamline operations by learning and implementing PlanHub’s takeoff and bid builder tools. This initiative enhances efficiency, reducing the time needed for quote generation and ensuring greater accuracy, consequently giving the company a competitive advantage by responding to bid opportunities more swiftly and delivering more precise bids.

“What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to quality and cleanliness. We take pride in completing jobs efficiently, understanding that many of our clients are on tight schedules,” said Alma.

Finally, Windy City Painters recognize the importance of effective time management to successfully juggle their residential and commercial commitments. They implement strategies such as website optimization and task delegations. They aim to attract more clients and automate specific processes by enhancing their website and online presence. Delegating tasks and responsibilities allows the team to allocate time efficiently and focus on core business operations. These efforts help free up valuable time, enabling them to explore and engage with commercial opportunities without compromising the quality of their services.

Having implemented these strategic solutions, let’s delve into the results achieved by Windy City Painters.



Windy City Painters’ adoption of PlanHub opens the doors to various commercial projects within their geographical area. This strategic move expands their project portfolio and heightens their revenue potential significantly.

Integrating PlanHub’s tools into their workflow leads to remarkable improvements in the efficiency of their quoting process. The company is now equipped to respond to bid opportunities with agility and precision, strengthening its competitiveness in the market.

Windy City Painters’ commitment to effective time management bears fruit. Their focus on website optimization, task delegation, and process streamlining enables them to handle both residential and commercial projects seamlessly. Importantly, this achievement comes without compromising the quality of their services, solidifying their position in the market as a reliable and efficient painting contractor.

With these impressive results in mind, let’s conclude Windy City Painters’ journey and commitment to excellence.

“Unlike some painters who might delay their visits, we prioritize responding promptly and accommodating our client’s timelines. This dedication has been instrumental in our journey and success,” said Alma.

Windy City Painters successfully addressed their challenges by leveraging PlanHub’s platform to access commercial projects, streamlining their quoting process, and optimizing their time management. As a result, they expanded their project portfolio, improved efficiency, and positioned themselves for growth in the commercial painting sector. One standout aspect of Windy City Painters’ approach is their dedication to maintaining the highest quality and customer service, even as they seek to expand into the commercial market. This commitment reflects their professionalism and focus on building lasting relationships with clients.

Furthermore, when asked about their experience with PlanHub, Windy City Painters affirmed their confidence in the platform. They use it themselves and recommend it to fellow contractors, underscoring PlanHub’s value in streamlining and enhancing their operations.

For more information, visit Windy City Painters.

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