Awards and Recognition

Neighborhood Painting Awards & Recognition

We pride ourselves on customer service, craftsman-level work, and being a company of true professionals who never outsource to subcontractors.  That commitment to excellence is upheld via the awards and recognition we’ve received from leading authorities across the United States based on our small business success, including:

Kansas City Magazine

Kansas City Favorites Magazine has been dedicated to showcasing the city’s top local businesses for over a decade. Each year, passionate Kansas City experts who know the city inside and out create a list of the best businesses in various industries. This list provides readers with invaluable insights and recommendations on the best places to spend their hard-earned money in the area.

In 2023, we had the honor of being nominated as one of the top painting contractors in all of Kansas City! Here at Neighborhood Painting, we take a lot of pride in being KC residents and serving the community which makes this award that much sweeter. Check us out in the latest issue of Kansas City Favorites here!


Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program
The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) was founded by Barnett Helzberg, Jr. in 1995 to match aspiring entrepreneurs with well-seasoned, successful entrepreneurs. HEMP mentors and mentees participate in networking opportunities, trips to local Kansas City businesses, and one-on-one mentor meetings. Ryan Toelkes, the owner of Neighborhood Painting, was chosen to be part of the 2017 Mentoring Class for the program. His strong work ethic and dedicated pursuit of owning and managing his own business made him a worthy candidate for this program. You can read more about HEMP and Ryan’s achievement in the Kansas City Business Journal and the Silicon Prarie News.

Angie’s List

Since 2011, Neighborhood Painting, Inc has been a regular winner of the Angie’s List Super Service award for exterior painting, carpentry, and siding. We’ve added to that list as 2019’s awards have been announced, marking the ninth consecutive year that we’ve won this award. Angie’s List is the leading source of consumer services reviews, offering unpaid and honest reviews from homeowners highlighting their experiences with area vendors. This award means a lot to us, and it should mean a lot to you as a consumer. This is proof that you’ll receive the highest level of service and a great product, at a fair price.

2019 Angie's List Super Service Award Winner

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25 Under 25

The Thinking Bigger Business Media Inc. gives out the 25 Under 25 Award every year, which highlights businesses like ours that employ 25 or fewer people. But that’s not all…to win this award, a business must display financial stability, a dedication to community service and a commitment to their respective areas of expertise. This is for small businesses that operate with the efficiency of effectiveness of much larger organizations. Basically, you get all the benefits of “big business” without paying the price for national advertising and layers of management. We’re proud of the success we’ve had while still employing a local staff and focusing only on Johnson and Jackson county. Read more about the 25 Under 25 Class of 2015 from Thinking Bigger.

Ingram’s 2017 Corporate Report 100

Ingram’s Magazine is a leading business publication in Missouri and Kansas and has covered the local business industry for the last 40 years. Every year, Ingram’s publishes a list of the 100 fastest growing companies in the region, and it is considered to be a prestigious honor to be recognized. This year, Neighborhood Painting was chosen as the 26th fastest growing company in the Missouri/Kansas region, with an average annual growth rate of 63%. We are humbled and honored to receive such a recognition, and are working hard to grow our company and customer service each and every day! You can read more about our business growth in Ingram’s 2017 Corporate Report.

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The Shawnee Dispatch
The Shawnee Dispatch is a local publication that covers all types of news stories throughout the community. Ryan Toelkes, the owner of Neighborhood Painting, was featured in the publication in 2015 for his 25 Under 25 Award, which goes to the city’s best business with under 25 employees. Ryan shared his story of persistence, dedication, and passion for working with homes throughout the city where he grew up. Check out the article, Shawnee’s Neighborhood Painting,Inc. Named as a Top Small Business, in The Shawnee Dispatch.

Professional Remodeler

Professional Remodeler is a print and online magazine that caters to the home building community. They have been a leading publication for designers, builders, and trade partners for the last 75 years. Their September 2017 issue reached more than 110,000 professionals throughout the United States. Professional Remodeler recently featured Neighborhood Painting’s owner, Ryan Toelkes, in an article about the hig-quality PPG Paint products that the company uses to complete their residential painting and remodeling projects. Check out the article, Local Painter Relies on ‘Neighborhood’ Favorite Paint, in the October 2017 issue.

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inPaint Magazine

 inPAINT Magazine

inPAINT Magazine is a print and online magazine written for painting professionals in a multitude of industries including residential, remodeling, commercial, and more. Launched in 2013, inPAINT magazine has been providing business owners in the painting industry tips and tricks from their peers and experts in the field. inPAINT recently featured some expert advice provided by Neighborhood Painting’s owner, Ryan Toelkes where he details our two-step house painting process and discusses why we use exclusively PPG Paints Manor Hall Exterior 100% Acrylic Latex for our exterior work. Read the entire article here in the Feb/March 2018 issue.

American Painting Contractor
American Painting Contractor is a print and online magazine for painting contractors and businesses that highlights some of the premier processes and techniques for high quality painting, whether it’s interior, exterior, commercial, or residential. American Painting Contractor has been at the forefront of application techniques, new products, and painting news for over 90 years. Neighborhood Painting’s unique and effective two-step exterior painting strategy was highlighted in the most recent issue of American Painting Contractor, along with our extensive prep and finishing processes. You can read the article here in the May 2018 issue. Neighborhood Painting’s owner, Ryan Toelkes, was also featured on APC’s Paint Radio in June 2018 where he discussed the benefits of our two crew approach. You can listen to that podcast here.

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Blogger Local Top 10 Painters in Kansas City Award

Blogger Local – Kansas City
Blogger Local is a blog that provides valuable information about local companies in the Kansas City area. Neighborhood Painting was recently recognized as one of the top 10 painters in the Kansas City area. You can read the full article here to learn more about what makes us one of the best painting companies in the area.