My name is Currie Carmichael, I’m a professional painter who’s been serving the islands between Parry Sound and Moon River since 2016. I’ve been a cottager in the area my entire life and am prepared, equipped, and ready to handle any project on the Bay.

My season generally lasts from mid-May until the end of September.

I offer, for every service, a firm, quoted price. I believe this is the fairest structure for both parties. The customer gets the security of knowing the cost before committing (and thus the ability to haggle or shop elsewhere), and I charge the amount that I think the job is worth. Personally, I find charging by the hour to be undignified.

If you have any doubts about my competence, I’ve included, on this website, my list of references for you to consult. This list contains a reference for each of my past clients. This is because I am confident that every job I have undertaken has been completed correctly and professionally.

Feel free to contact me anytime. I do not charge for estimations.

Cottage Painter is fully insured by Lloyd’s through Martin Merry & Reid Limited.

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Definitions

  • The pronoun I, and all other references to the first-person, refer to Currie Carmichael, the Cottage Painter, as well as any of my employees
  • The pronoun you, and all other references to the second-person, refer to the client who hired me
  • The Jobsite, as well as terms like Onsite, refers to both the time and place where all contracted work will take place.
    • possibly several locations/timeframes
  • The Timeframe refers to the period of time during which all contracted work will take place
    • possibly discontinuous
  • The Estimate refers to the estimate you have received from Currie Carmichael
  • The Invoice refers to the invoice you have received from Currie Carmichael
  • The Daily Charge referred to the daily charge stated on your copy of the estimate/invoice
  • A Season refers to a year that Cottage Painter was active
    • The Current Season refers to 2021

You Expect That

  • The final price will reflect the estimated price
    • in most cases they are identical
  • The work will be completed in a timely and professional manner
  • You will not be required to provide equipment
  • You will not be required to provide accommodation
  • You will not be required to provide sustenance
  • The jobsite will be left in a clean state when the job is complete
  • The jobsite will be left in a tidy state between work days
    • however, if the jobsite is not being used by anyone else except me, or if tidiness, for whatever reason is unimportant, I may leave the jobsite in a less then tidy state purely for efficiency reasons
  • All disputes will be dealt with in a reasonable and responsible manner

I Expect That

Docking is available

There will be a safe place at the jobsite for my boat to dock.

If my boat cannot be safely docked, charges may be incurred on the final invoice to compensate.

  • Examples of charges:
    • cost of extra anchors or ropes
    • docking fees at another dock
Doors will be left unlocked

If I am required to enter a building in order to work, I expect doors to said building be left unlocked.

  • For example
    • I need to paint doors
    • I need to close windows before washing/painting

If I am unable to work due to a locked door, charges may be incurred on the final invoice to compensate.

Example Incurred Charge := 
	(daily charge) * 
	(percentage of day lost) * 
	(number of workers affected)
Electricity will be available

If electricity is not made available, charges may be incurred on the final invoice to make it available.

  • Example of a charge:
    • the daily/weekly charge for renting a generator plus the gas required to run it
Equipment can be stored at the jobsite

I need to be able to leave my equipment at the jobsite for the entire timeframe.

  • Ideally I’ll store it close to the dock
Estimates will be updated every season

At the beginning of every season, the numbers I use to construct estimates are updated. Therefore, I expect that if I gave you an estimate in a previous season, it is no longer valid for the current season and I will make you a new one.

  • This only applies to estimates!
Running water is available

I require running water with at least 20 pounds of pressure behind it at the jobsite

If running water is not made available at the required pressure, charges may be incurred on the final invoice to make it available.

  • Examples of charges:
    • the daily/weekly charge of renting a water pump plus the gas required to run it.
    • the cost of pipe adaptors in case our systems are incompatible
The jobsite will be ready for me when i arrive

Upon arrival, the jobsite should be in a state such that no additional labour, other then the labour agreed upon, needs to be done for me to begin work.

If the jobsite is not in a ready state when I arrive, and if such labour was not known to me at the time of estimation, then additional charges may be incurred on the final invoice to compensate.

  • Examples of extra labour:
    • alot of furniture, newly installed, has to be moved
    • alot of grass needs to be cut
Example Incurred Charge := 
	(daily charge) * 
	(percentage of day taken to complete) * 
	(number of workers involved)
The timeframe will be respected

If I arrive to the jobsite and am asked to leave for reasons which i was not previously made aware of, and am not responsible for, additional charges may be incurred on the final invoice to compensate.

  • Examples of reasons:
    • You have guests and don’t want to be disturbed
    • You decide to take the day off and want to relax
    • You start a project outside which conflicts with my work
Example Incurred Charge :=
	(daily charge) *
	(percentage of day lost) *
	(number of workers affected)