Our History

Swell Contractors ™ is a high quality residential painting company serving the metro Atlanta area.  We were founded in Tucker, GA in 2017 by Tim Pratt.  Prior to starting the company Tim had been working as an apprentice painter since 2015. He worked under the supervision and instruction of master painters like the Garcia brothers of New Image Painting who have a combined 40 years experience. Many of the projects he worked on were homes in Decatur and Dunwoody that were listed for sale by brokers such as Natalie Gregory & Co. and Karen Cannon Realtors.

An emblem of our core value.

                      Our Core Values

  • Quality – always strive to do our best
  • Ability – always make the best effort
  • Honesty – always be transparent
  • Integrity – always do what is right
Tim Pratt the General Manager of the painting company asking the question need a painting estimate and providing the phone number (678) 790-9612

Our Service Categories

Our Service Area

  • Atlanta
  • Buckhead
  • Druid Hills
  • Decatur
  • Sandy Springs
  • Dunwoody
  • Brookhaven
  • Chamblee
  • Norcross
  • Duluth
  • Suwanee
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lilburn
  • Tucker
  • Stone Mountain
  • Snellville

What Is Swell?

The dictionary definition of the word Swell.
A tidal wave swelling toward a man excited about his swollen self image standing in front of a house sitting on a mountain of money that represents an increase in home equity with the Swell Contractors logo

History Of The Word Swell

Throughout the years between the 1930’s and 1960’s the word SWELL was popularly used to describe something good or great.  Since then there have been many trends that have come and gone.  Words like groovy, far out, rad, awesome, cool, fresh, or dope were used in a similar context.  Today words like gucci are used.

Why We Are Swell

It is true that all of these words may be similar to the word SWELL.  However, the word SWELL is the only word that also depicts an increase in size.  How can you get any better than a word that describes something good or great that also depicts something that is growing in size? We thought about Swell Contractors and the name just fit.

Old School Craftsmanship

People often refer to others who do things or say things the way people used to do as being “old school”.  Back when the word SWELL was in use, suburban communities began to grow.  The mid-century modern house that has gained popularity today was probably built by a SWELL contractor back then.  

Swell Contractors is a painting company that represents that old school craftsmanship in providing great work that will grow equity for Atlanta homeowners who value a high quality image.