About EarthTone Decorating, Inc.

EarthTone Decorating, Inc. strives to make your experience as stress free as possible. Our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of all our customers and we promise to achieve this by doing the following:

  • Always using high quality and proper materials including Benjamin Moore products to assure consistency and excellence.
  • Being responsive, punctual and courteous.
  • Triple checking our work for quality
  • Taking extreme care to protect your home and belongings. We leave the work area clean and orderly – all furniture is wrapped in plastic and floors are adequately protected to prevent any damage.

Michael Kussmann, Owner

Michael started painting and building while studying at the American Academy of Art, Chicago and the University of New Mexico. In 2001, he received a Bachelor of Art from Columbia College where he also was enrolled in a graduate studies Art Education program. While working towards his Master’s degree, Michael started to create faux finishes and found an appreciation and satisfaction in it. He began to receive a lot of interest in his work, ultimately resulting in the conception of EarthTone Decorating, Inc. in 2003. Michael has turned his attention to detail, craftsmanship, and background in Art into a full-service decorating company, focusing on customer satisfaction and perfection.

Fully Insured

EarthTone Decorating, Inc. focuses on safety and takes every precaution making sure your home and belongingsare protected. In the extremely unlikely event an accident occurs, you can have peace of mind that the situation will be completely handled and resolved. EarthTone Decorating, Inc. has both contractor liability  and workman’s compensation policies through State Farm Insurance. You can count on our extreme care and preparedness in case the unexpected occurs.

Environmentally Friendly

ETD makes certain it uses and disposes of toxic materials in the most responsible way possible. All Plastic and paper we use is recycled. All excess paint and thinner are disposed of in accordance with Illinois and Federal Laws. It is very important to us that we do our part to help preserve the resources for present and future generations.

In 2011 Benjamin Moore released a low VOC paint and primer in one Regal Select. This product is low odor and outperforms their previous line of paint. We use Regal Select on a standard basis for its low VOC compliance.

Upon Request we can utilize a zero VOC paint by Benjamin Moore called Natura that has little if any noticeable smell. We use this paint for expecting mothers and clients with children when desired.