Tag: paint contracting

Growth Gap: No customers = No business

Written by on January 9, 2011 in Business Strategies with 1 Comment
Growth Gap: No customers = No business

Where ever you fit into the great supply chain that is the paint industry (raw materials supplier, manufacturer, dealer, rep, contractor), this is a simple equation that sometimes gets lost in the daily grind. As a surfer of many online trade related forums (painting, carpentry, pressure washing, small business), one of the recurring questions is […]

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Paint Craftsmanship

Written by on November 26, 2010 in Publications with 17 Comments
Paint Craftsmanship

Anywhere that hands and minds come together in the execution of a skilled trade, in our case painting, there is the potential for excellence or true craftsmanship to occur. I have told my painters for years that the only thing standing between the surfaces to be painted and a very nice job is them and the […]

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Complacency…Still at Large

Written by on November 26, 2010 in Publications with 1 Comment
Complacency…Still at Large

“Within my own paint contracting business, the focus has been much more on networking, sales and marketing, scheduling, differentiation, and retention than on which paint roller cover spatters the least. That is to say, we are really good at painting houses, but the challenge of growing during a historical recession is uncharted territory.” Read “Complacency […]

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Human Resources (2009)

Written by on November 26, 2010 in Publications with 0 Comments
Human Resources (2009)

Just a little reminder that more important than all of the products, processes, tools and tricks of the trade are the people involved in all aspects of a contracting business, both internally, externally and on the supply side. It requires a tremendous amount of resources to build a paint contracting company. The human resources are […]

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Review your Product (2009)

Written by on November 26, 2010 in Publications with 1 Comment
Review your Product (2009)

“Fickle markets, lowball painters and rising material costs further complicate our field. Talk about a perfect storm for paint contractors. What better time to re-evaluate the product and service we deliver? The knee-jerk reaction to this market condition is to use cheaper materials and lower labor prices to stay competitive and busy. The more methodical […]

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