Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hey, it's Brandon Lewis here and I cannot tell you how many guys I'm talking to through email and on the phone who are processing tons of work during the hectic summer repaint season, which is where we really rake in our net income harvest, yet they are not generating the profits that they want to be, meaning it...
Hey, it's Brandon Lewis with Painter's Weekly. Are you experiencing the summer slump? You know, that thing that happens when all the kiddos go back to school, that for some reason causes everyone to put all their decisions on hold and the phone stops ringing for estimates and people quit booking. Or perhaps you're going out to see people,...
I’m embarrassed! I went 20 years without doing this... This weekend, I did something I should have done almost two decades ago: I reconnected with my good friends Cory and Mitch who I was very close with 7th-9th grade. Separated by elements like starting a family, joining the military, and heading off to college, we just lost touch. Frankly, I should...
How is it some start ups do better after four months than most painters do after four years? Frankly, it’s all about what you know and what you do – and it has nothing to do with the technical skills of painting. Trent shares his story in this recent video that I was surprised and excited to get last...
Hey, it's Brandon Lewis coming to you high up on a ridge, and it is an 80% chance of rain today. I've got about eight more miles to go, but I'm committed to making this hike happen regardless of the circumstances, regardless of external stimuli, only what I can control. Someone once told me that the true hallmark of...
Hey it's Brandon Lewis here, and if you look behind me you can see the ruins of a once fantastically appointed mansion that is out on Cumberland Island that was taken by fire. They call it the Dungeoness Ruins. And I will tell you this, as I talk to owners of painting businesses I discovered that a lot of...
Hey, it's Brandon Lewis here with Painters Weekly. Yesterday, I had a very interesting conversation at the beach about something you probably wouldn't expect, and that's hiring and recruitment. I...
Hey it's Brandon Lewis. And during the busy, hectic repaint season, like right now, it's super easy to get overwhelmed by things to do, and to try to do more and more of it yourself, and to work longer hours, or to let things fall through the cracks. I'm going to encourage you, as you move into the busy...
Hey, do you have painters that are currently exhibiting behaviors that you do not approve of? It could be showing up late, it could be going over budget, it could be the way they do their work. If you do, you're not alone. Most painting contractors struggle with this. I'm Brandon Lewis with Painters Weekly and Painters Academy, and...
Hey. It's Brandon Lewis here. As you can see behind me, there are lots of rapids here at the Conasauga River, because recently, it rained a lot and there's whitewater, right? Noise, turbulence, is what they also refer to it as. It's interesting. I work with hundreds of painting businesses, lots of owners, and I've discovered that the same...