S.M.S. Decorating Service

4.76 | 137 Verified Ratings

S.M.S. Decorating Service

4.76 | 137 Verified Ratings


1286 Crystal Shore
Carol Stream, IL 60188
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S.M.S. Decorating Service

Your contractor for as long as you own your home

Established in 1985, S.M.S. Services is a full-service, owner-operated painting company specializing in residential interiors. We provide an outstanding level of quality products and workmanship.


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Service Area

  • Hoffman Estates
  • Schaumburg
  • Carol Stream
  • Palatine
  • Aurora
  • Naperville
  • Elgin
  • Arlington Heights
  • Bensenville
  • Oak Park
  • Downers Grove
  • Crystal Lake
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Algonquin
  • Melrose Park
  • West Chicago
  • Bartlett
  • Wood Dale
  • Saint Charles
  • Glendale Heights
  • Wheaton
  • Batavia
  • Bloomingdale
  • Hillside
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Hinsdale
  • Barrington
  • Wheeling
  • Wasco
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Lake Zurich
  • Cary
  • Willow Springs
  • Clarendon Hills
  • La Grange Park
  • Eola
  • Fox River Grove
  • Geneva
  • Woodridge
  • Hickory Hills
  • Wayne
  • Montgomery
  • South Elgin
  • Western Springs
  • North Aurora
  • Westmont
  • Prospect Heights
  • Hanover Park
  • Addison
  • La Grange
  • Willowbrook
  • Lombard
  • Oak Lawn
  • Carpentersville
  • Palos Hills
  • Warrenville
  • Dundee
  • Maple Park
  • Lisle
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Medinah
  • Itasca
  • Westchester
  • Streamwood
  • Palos Park
  • Gilberts
  • Kaneville
  • Winfield
  • Darien
  • Berkeley
  • Brookfield
  • Sugar Grove
  • Elburn
  • Villa Park
  • Mount Prospect
  • Elmhurst
  • Roselle
  • Mooseheart
  • Lafox
  • Lyons
  • See All >

Services Offered

Drywall & Plaster
  • Drywall Repair
Handyman Services
  • Handyman for Multiple Small Projects

Areas of Expertise

  • Residential Painting, Wallpapering, Light Commercial Painting/Interior Decorating
  • New Home Complete Repaints
  • Faux Finishes, Venetian Plasters, Wax Finishes, Multi-Color Spray Painting
  • Deck Rejuvenation, Epoxy Floor Coatings, Quartz Seamless Flooring
  • Exterior Painting

Product Brands Used

  • Benjamin Moore & Co.
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Cabot's Exterior Stains

Quick Facts

Business Hours
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Free Estimates
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 1985
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Benjamin Moore Contractors Program, Professional Decorators Assoc. of America, Sherwin Williams Contractor Program
  • Awarded "Elite " Status with Home Advisor
  • Voted "Best of Houzz 2014" Satisfaction
  • Voted "Best of Houzz 2015" Satisfaction
  • Voted "Best of Houzz 2016" Satisfaction
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

Donated labor for painting local church, gymnasium addition

Involved in Little League Baseball sponsorship and coaching for over 7 years

Wallpapered over 200 rolls at the local Glendale Lakes Country Club

Wallpapered for the 2005, 2006 and 2008 "Cavalcade of Homes"

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I like helping people with problems and designs.

I love working in the Midwest because people are so friendly and I like the changing climates.

We started in this industry in 1985.

We describe our business as Well established


S.M.S. Decorating Service

My Work
13 Projects
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Ratings & Reviews
S.M.S. Decorating Service

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5.0   |  
Review by in South Elgin, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
great fast service!
Response by S.M.S. Decorating Service: Install of Over the counter Microwave .
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4.0   |  
Review by in Bartlett, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
Had to figure out how to cover gap in ceiling and cabinet . I used duct tape!
Response by S.M.S. Decorating Service: Added rigid plastic 4" diameter PVC pipe to a existing dryer vent location, that was working inadequately . I removed the flexible vent work that had lint completely blocking the pipe. I ended up shortening the system by 8' . The builder ran the setup and wasn't even connected to the exterior vent. The Gap in the ceiling was in a added access panel and needed to be there based on usefulness of access panel. I believe owner was concerned about spiders from ceiling space.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Bloomingdale, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
Very polite, excellent workmanship, and cleans up after each project is done.
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4.0   |  
Review by in Streamwood, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
Quick to respond, work was done smoothly

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.

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5.0   |  
Review by in Hinsdale, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
Great service!
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5.0   |  
Review by in West Chicago, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
Scott was very knowledgable prompt curteous and performed all jobs in a timely fashion. Yes I would hire him again
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5.0   |  
Scott is a great painter. I hired him years ago and my wall still look better than I can do myself. Thinking about hiring him again to refresh everything.
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Review by in Saint Charles, IL
Project: Repair Drywall
Scott came out and gave me a prompt bid. He returned the next day and completed the project that day. He did a great job cleaning up after his work.
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Review by in La Grange, IL
Project: Repair Drywall
Arrived on time and kept promises re dates/times of work.
Response by S.M.S. Decorating Service: This job was the replacement of a 4'x5' Section of drywall with new attic insulation. Flourescent fixture held in with mollies fell and ripped down the drywall . Installed new drywall and fixture. Taped sanded and painted.
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Review by in Woodridge, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
I used Scott to hang two screen doors.Did a great job. He was timely and efficient in doing the job and price was very reasonable.

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