Hilton Garden Inn

How Hilton Painted their Externals Within 4 Weeks


Commercial painters


Exterior storeys


Worksite injuries and near


Weeks to complete

The challenge

Hilton Garden Inn is an established name for business travelers in Dallas, TX. They create a open, warm and well maintained feeling in all their establishments. The asset management firm were contractually obligated to repaint the external facade, prior to closing the sale to new owners within six weeks.

The project scope required exterior cleaning, caulking, high reach access, repainting as per color consultant’s schedule.

Shareholders were under major time constraints to meet closing deadlines as the exterior painting was a prerequisite for the sale. They partnered with Omega Industries to handle the project delivery.

Key problems

  • Working with multiple large man lifts while hotel operations remained open.
  • Hotel guests, staff and other people are not to be disturbed or effected by works.
  • Complete works within 6 weeks regardless of weather constraints.
  • Site is facing a busy highway (I-35) where spray application could be disastrous.

Case study date 15 Aug 2018

Type of services used

  • Projects
  • Exterior Painting
  • Hospitality

Our Approach

Omega set a game plan strategy to tackle all the reasons why other contractors either refused to quote the project or submited a sky high bid.  Through extensive product training and effective project management skills, our field team were successful based on a few main points.


Application of Sherwin-Williams Dryfall paint eliminated overspray risks whilst maintaining high labor production rate. 


Collaborated creating work area schedules with the hotel manager to minimize guest disruptions. 


Used a combination of 2 x 135 ft man lifts and scaffolding for safety and efficiency. 

we find solutions not problems.

4 competitors recommended to scaffold the entire building which would

  1. 1)  Add unecessary labor and material costs. (over $150k)
  2. 2) Create new liability & safety hazards
  3. 3) Require hotel entrance shutdown for 1 week
  4. 4) Add 3 weeks to the project timeline

Our project manager and estimator strategically devised a plan to only scaffold parts of the building. The other areas could be reached using large man lifts with experienced and licensed operators.


Exterior painting project finished in 4 weeks.

Omega took advantage of ideal weather conditions by doubling down on site personnel and an additional man lift to increase production rates.

The full project was delivered 2 weeks ahead of schedule, without a single guest complaint, site injury and to satisfaction of the new buyers. 

Breaking down our strategy


Redesign the methodology

Our project managers carefully design a unique methodology and product specification for every project. We do not have a “One-Size-Fits-All” approach, which is why all key problems were addressed whilst delivering well below the budget Hilton Garden Inn had estimated.  


doubling down

Omega made use of two great weather weeks by adding more equipment and painters. This project was based on funding deadlines with no excuse for delays regardless of weather, therefore every opportunity to increase painting production was taken. 


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