Scott Gibson Painting Contractor voted best with the brush
THE favourite painter in the region, according to our readers, is Scott Gibson Painting Contractor.
We asked our Facebook readers to nominate their favourite Northern Rivers' painter and vote by liking the nomination comments.
In total, 407 votes were cast, with 27 local painters or painting businesses named.
The top five places went to: Scott Gibson Painting Contractor from Goonellabah, who received 136 votes, followed by Chris Slade Painting from Goonellabah with 69 votes, BOE Stewart Painting and Decorating from Evans Head with 48 votes, Tony Turcato from North Lismore with 43 votes and Troy Johnstone from Ballina with 22 votes.
Other honourable mentions went to Ballina Painting Service, Chris and Todd Jones, Jamie Frankham Painting, and Kevin and Scott Donnelly.
Mr Gibson, who has been running his business for eight years, said it was always good to hear their customers appreciated them.
He said they might have received so many votes "probably because we're honest and reliable tradesmen, a good group of young guys. We've worked hard on our reputation," he said.
When asked what he loved about his job as a painter, he said it all linked back to seeing a smile on the face of a customer at the end of a job.
"To see something go from what it was to what it is now, the end result, it's very rewarding," he said.