Bud Short is the owner and operator of Classic Paint Contracting, headquartered in Charlotte,  NC. This is a highly regarded Paint Contracting company in Mecklenburg County.

Bud gained ongoing training hands on over the decades. It’s through this he attained knowledge of individual paints in relation to different surfaces. He was educated in various methods and approaches he would need to take, to achieve each clients desired vision. Though he is well versed in all aspects of General Contracting, he settled in on Painting to make best use of his natural attention to detail.

Some of the services Classic Paint Contracting provides include: Residential & Commercial Painting. Corrective Painting. Custom Painting. Light Carpentry..

When it comes to providing expert Paint Contracting services, nothing takes the place of experience. Bud began working in Paint Contracting over 20 years ago and started Classic Paint Contracting in 2001.

One of Classic Paint Contracting’s  goals is to provide their Mecklenburg County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. People often choose Classic Paint Contracting because the thorough approach to the entire project. Bud takes the necessary time to review each clients agenda and then educate them on the ensuing process and procedure. He brings his expertise to the table to suggest options based on the clients individual budget and desires. It is quite clear from the very beginning that you are not dealing with an ordinary company, but instead one that emphasizes absolute quality in every facet of the business, from product to customer delight. Clients also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing only premium grade paints and sealants are used, and applied by experienced craftsmen.

The result, one of the most successful Paint Contracting companies in Charlotte!  


What do their customers think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “My wife and I used Hampton Short (Buddy) and Classic Paint Contracting because of a referral we received from a neighbor. Hampton Short and his crew of painters did a great job for us from start to finish. The workmanship was excellent and they transformed the inside of our house in 3 short days. I would highly recommend Buddy to anyone looking at painting inside or out. They didn’t even ask us to pay until we were 100% satisfied. The best part is I had some of the so called affordable companies in to quote us 2 months ago and Buddy’s price was 25% lower and its always best to deal directly with the owner contractor whenever you can (I feel).”

Another fan of the Classic Paint Contracting publicly wrote, “They moved all our furniture into the middle of the room- took down all our pictures- covered everything with drop cloths, including all of our floors and got busy immediately with their priming. The crew moved together like they had been working together for years. The painters were nice guys and very courteous. Not only were their cuts crisp, but the caulk they used just finished all the woodwork beautifully. All holes were filled with compound and all our pictures were ready to go back on the walls when they were done. I would highly recommend you consider letting them quote your paint job. We are also having them paint the outside trim in June.”

Having owner operated experts, like Bud providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, NC.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Bud Short that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Bud for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need Paint Contracting service? Give Classic Paint Contracting an opportunity by calling them at (704) 287-3000 or visiting www.classicpaintcontracting.com

In addition to running a successful Paint Contracting business, Bud supports Habitat for Humanity and various local charities. He strongly believes in giving back to and servicing the same communities he has the opportunity to serve.


So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Bud Short, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Mecklenburg County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of NC and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Bud Short!


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