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“We are an Illinois based network of Painting, Drywall & Glass Commercial & Industrial Contractors. We make sure you get the Best Quality work at a Fair Price!”

Introducing Bid Evolution

New name. Same great service. The Finishing Solutions Network name served us well for 4 years, but we realized it was high time to branch out and establish our own identity. And so, we are thrilled to unveil Bid Evolution to you. When it came down to it, the FSN name didn’t do the best job accurately depicting what it is we do here, and

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Trade Volunteers Help Build Home for U.S. Veteran Tony Chobanov

Recently, FSN was lucky enough to be involved in a heartwarming project building a new house for U.S. veteran Tony Chobanov. The new home was made possible by A Soldier’s Journey Home, a program that builds brand new homes for veterans like Tony. For over 10 years, Tony has struggled with the effects of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) due

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Fighting Corrosion – How Finishing Can Save Billions

In the United States, there are an estimated 610,000 bridges. Replacing all of them when their useful life cycle has expired would cost American taxpayers billions of dollars. Thankfully, with proper maintenance, bridges and overpasses can fight off corrosion. All over the country, bridges and overpasses are susceptible to the destruction of corrosion. It’s the enemy of all things metal. Proper finishing is a huge

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How To Properly Quote Finishing Work

When you spec out quotes to finishing contractors, what’s the best way to go about doing it? How do you ensure a smooth bidding process and make sure you’re comparing apples to apples? When bidding, a clear scope of work is essential so you get proper comparisons in labor and material costs. To get that scope, the easiest thing to do is to reach out

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Elevating Drywall to the Level of Fine Art

At FSN, we know plenty of drywall professionals that are considered artists at their craft. Seemingly effortlessly, they create incredibly smooth, clean surfaces, sometimes even adding decorative features like crown molding or wainscoting for texture and depth when requested. But there are a group of contractors that are taking the idea of drywall as art quite literally. The result is stunning 3D murals that could

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The Best Roller Covers for the Job

Roller covers seem simple, but they’re a vital part of any paint job. The abundance of cover options can often overwhelm shoppers, and they’re often left with no choice but to trust the questionable expertise of home improvement store employees. Episode 9 of the FSN podcast will tell you everything you need to know about roller covers. Steve Kulovits, our Director of Business Development, once

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