Hear What Our Raving Fans Have to Say About Us!

It went GREAT! We used Canabe Painting at our home first to paint. They came when they said they would, the painters were quiet, courteous, neat and very pleasant to have around. They did a very good job, the house looks like new. We made some changes along the way and they took cae of everything we asked for. I think the price was fair, as it was ALOT of work. They left the house exactly as they found it, also!

We then hired them for some work at my husbnad’s new restaurant. They worked so quickly, doing some carpentry work, and painting. The place looks fabulous and we could not be more pleased.

Will definitely use them again for more things we want to do back at the house.

Pam S.

Painted 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room and hallways and ceilings throughout the house.  Also painted stair risers and spindles.  They also fixed the crown molding in the living room that was in need of repair.

J. Canabe Painting was very responsive from the beginning.  They answered my call quickly and scheduled an estimate in a few days time.  Jimmy came out to give us the estimate and was thorough in understanding our needs and what mattered to us.  The crew showed up on time the first day and every day after and they worked diligently for approximately a weeks time.  We had pre-selected several paint colors, but needed help matching the colors in a few rooms as we didn’t have any extra paint leftover from the original owners.  This was not an issue and Jimmy’s team did an excellent job in matching these colors.

Upon completion of the job, I was instructed to call Jimmy if I found any items that I needed to have addressed after the crew was done.  I did find a few small items that I wanted corrected and Jimmy sent two guys out the next day.

Overall I am very satisfied with the work done by Jimmy Canabe painting.  They were professional and courteous and I would gladly use them again.

Sandy L.

Jimmy and his guys came as soon as I called for an estimate for a paint job of my new built ins. He ended up painting the built ins and the walls in both rooms, as well as 13 window panes where new windows had just been put in over the summer. Amazing job on all. Meticulous, thorough,friendly, fast. I could not have been more pleased. His guys have now painted a huge set of built ins, spraying them in their entirety, not something easy to find. I originally found Jimmy on Angie’s List, and could it be more pleased.. I would totally recommend Jimmy and his staff. Amazing!!

Danielle N.

My mom and I recently hired J Canabe Painting Company to redo the exterior of our 40+ year old house. From the moment I spoke with Linda in the office and then met Jimmy for the estimate I felt completely at ease. He explained the process, what would and would not be included within our price range, asked what was most important to us and was also very clear about the way his crew works – we appreciated that they start the job and work until completion, weather permitting (on rainy days they even called to say they would not be there.) The crew was very nice and addressed all of my requests/concerns. Our old house has never looked better and all of the neighbors tell us so! If you have a less-than-stellar view of contractors like we did, Jimmy and his crew will change your mind! I urge you to contact J Canabe for your next painting project. You will not be disappointed!!

Dawn G.

I’ve worked with many contractors and have had mixed experiences. Working with Jimmy and his crew was an excellent experience. They keep appointments, follow through, and even sent a thank you note! Their work was neat and they took care to make sure it was done in a timely fashion. They are about to start a project to fix work done by another painter – last time I’ll make that mistake. I have recommended J Canabe to many friends who are all happpy. I highly recommend Jimmy and his crew.

Judy S.

We had our apartment, three bedrooms and two baths painted. Jimmy, was professional and friendly, met me at the apartment the morning of the job. Walked me through what they were going to do, introduced me to his team, who were all dressed professionally and very friendly. They finished the apartment in one day so we could move in the next. I would highly recommend this company.

Carli F.Kearny New Jersey

Painted walls of two bedrooms, 1 ceiling, two closets. Excellent experience from the initial phone call through the estimate to the completion of the job.  Painting crew of three was sent in. They were very courteous, clean and punctual.  All work was performed for the price quoted and within the estimated time frame.  The painting itself was excellent. Definitely hire again.

Aaron S.Glen Rock New Jersey

Exterior paining of house. Front door and 3 sliding doors. Excellent from start to finish. Would hire again.

Brian P.Pine Brook New Jersey

Paint interior walls of living room and bedroom. The overall experience was really good. Mike & William, were very punctual, professional and did a great job with painting my home. Yes I’d hire again.

Disha A.Kearny New Jersey

Removed popcorn ceiling, repaired and painted the ceiling. Very messy job but everything was performed fast (earlier than initially estimated) and clean. Good job overall. Would hire again.

Monica G.West Orange New Jersey

Stain & restore original (100+ yrs) wood work in foyer and stairway. Paint wood paneled wall. Repair dining room ceiling.
Workers arrived when promised and worked continuously through their day. Work exceeded expectations and was completed quickly. Premises were left neat and clean.

John M.Kearny New Jersey

The crew was punctual and worked diligently, neatly, and professionally. Removed one kitchen cabinet. Repaired wall. Removed wallpaper from kitchen and half bath. Painted both rooms. When they completed each workday, they left our home neat and clean. Supervisor came to check how things were going midday. This is my second time using this company and they are the BEST!

Jackie K.Ridgefield Park NJ

Called owner and he responded quickly. Set up day and color choices for painting of 2 bedrooms and 3 ceilings. Workers and owner showed up on time and worked diligently until work completed. Yes, I would hire them again!

Margie M.Wood Ridge NJ

I have been living in my home for 15 years. Fourteen years ago I had all the interior rooms and hallways painted by a local painter. My home was built in 1929 so as with many older homes a fresh coat of paint can do wonders making it welcoming and looking clean. Over the following years I would do paint touch ups when time would permit but with a very busy work schedule and other priorities taking precedence over painting my home was starting to scream ‘PAINT ME’! Being that I operate a home business with clients in and out, I truly needed to spruce the place up and get it back to that fresh look that was now lost with markings and smudges that just naturally occur in any house.

Having met Jimmy Canabe several times via a business networking group and being very impressed with his obvious professionalism at those meetings, I contacted him. I requested that he give me an estimate on certain areas of my house to tackle first as I needed to be budget conscious and noted that the balance of needed painting we would target for the Spring. Jimmy arrived at my home, clipboard in hand, and observed the work to be done. We set up a priority of rooms to be painted and those that would not be included. I got a very reasonable estimate and within a week his brother Fernando arrived to begin the work. After reviewing the rooms to be done, Fernando pointed out some areas where existing spots or drips of old paint were on a couple of doors or floors just to insure when their work was done, I would know that it was not their work that had left those paint spots. He determined the order of moving furniture, preparing the walls and ceilings,
sanding and finally the painting.

Well, this company knows their business. Fernando’s work pattern was methodical and filled with perfection. It was so impressive that I ended up adding more work to be done and switched out some of the work that I had planned for now to be done in the Spring. I do think for most painting companies. changing this course of action would have thrown in a real monkey wrench into their schedule but notfor the J. Canabe’s Painting Co. They have a motto of completing the job start to finish with no interruption. Well, they lived up to their motto and finished in record time. At the completion of all the work, they left my house in great order, vacuuming and placing furniture back to where it needed to be. The words professional, personable and a keen sense of integrity which is all part of their work ethic truly describes this company. You can’t ask for better results from another painting company. I mean it!! Come Spring … I’ll be calling them back and that’s for sure.


Jimmy and his crew were great. Did not need any supervision, very polite and helpful. Work was excellent.


Working with Jimmy and his team- Miguel, his foreman, is awesome- was great. They worked quickly and meticulously. I really appreciated that they wanted to use quality paint, like Benjamin Moore. They were flexible and did what they needed to do scheduling-wise to accommodate my timing as well as working around other contractors coming and going. I knew I could trust them and in fact simply gave them a key and they would take point on letting in others. like my carpenter.

The transformation of my house was amazing- and they clearly understand working on older homes. They made a couple of pretty ancient-looking bathrooms look 100% better and their attention to detail was great. I know I have control freak issues, especially when it comes to my first house, so for me to see Jimmy himself come back repeatedly to point out even the smallest flaw for his team to correct was reassuring and impressive. And that white banister? You’ve never seen natural wood shine like that- you’d never know it was ever painted!

Especially now, after more experience with different vendors, I can truly appreciate the honesty and great work ethic of the J. Canabe team.


Dear Jimmy,

Managing a 55,000 sq. ft. facility is not easy and that is why I hire contractors that I trust and are fair.

You fit that description perfectly.

I have hired and worked with a lot of contractors as the principal of a construction company and also as the Finance and Administration Director here at the YMCA. When l hired J. Canabe’s Painting in August 2008 to paint areas of the YMCA, all I knew was that your bid on the work was the best I had received. By the completion of that first project, I knew I had found the painting company that I would be using for all my painting needs. Your crew worked clean and fast with terrific results, your prices continue to be fair, and your willingness to satisfy our needs is just what I look for in a contractor. That is why I again hired J. Canabe’s Painting in 2009 to repair and paint the locker rooms, member lobbies and day care areas of the YMCA. and why I will continue to use J. Canabe’s in the future.

I look forward to working with you in the future.

Robert R.YMCA of Greater Bergen CountyHackensack, NJ

We had a company in previously to repair water damage from Hurricane Irene that really took advantage of me and treated me very rudely. They didn’t do what was agreed upon and didn’t do a good job with what they did. Jimmy came in really helped me out. He gave me a fantastic itemized estimate that he stuck to. He was very nice and gracious through the whole thing. He was also very concerned about my physical health throughout the process. His crew was the same; they were wonderful people to have around the house. They were polite and nice people to have around. They did a beautiful job. He’s very honest. He was also really helpful in choosing colors.

Cheryl K.West Orange, NJ

The service was exceptionally good. The workers were clean polite and professional.

Carole B.Fair Lawn, NJ

Jimmy and his crew were very professional and was on time. They cleaned up any mess they made. Completed the job on time as well.

Karen F.Chester, NJ

They showed up as planned. Everything in the area to be painted was covered with drop cloths (clean!) and it was sealed off so that the dust from the spackle sanding didn’t permeate the house. The walls were well prepped and the painting was neat, and smooth. The painter was polite. courteous and professional – and the owner showed up with a box of Godiva chocolates for me part way through the day to help relieve the stress of moving!! A thoroughly delightful experience …

Wyndham E.Verona, NJ