We hired College Pro Painters to do some exterior painting. The quote was the lowest of all the 3 we requested. We had a crew of about 5 or 6 students come to paint the exterior of our house over 2 days (rain delayed the painting). I'm always glad to support students early on in their careers - however, the completed job was OK but had some deficiencies including interior spackle used to patch up a rough spot in my garage doors. I suspect with professional painters this would have been repaired properly prior to painting. It's not that their taking shortcuts, but college students have limited experience with other aspects of home maintenance that impact how they "repaired" and painted spots around our home.
This particular franchise in Markham was clean, respectful and had good communication. Since our home really just needed a maintenance coat of paint I didn't opt for the more expensive pro painters - however, if I ever needed a more complex job I would likely go with another company.