Sunday, February 17, 2019
There are a lot of painful truths about being in the painting business, but this one may be the most painful of all: When the vast majority of painting contractors retire or leave the profession, they liquidate a few pieces of run-down equipment for pennies-on-the-dollar and then close the doors forever. No nest egg. No equity. No nothing. Why does this...
Over the past few days, I’ve been impressed and humbled by the personal and business achievements of painting contractors. I’ve been personally challenged and inspired by them. A small, dedicated group of men and women are redefining what it means to be a successful entrepreneur in the painting industry. They are shattering the typical, largely negative stereotypes and setting a...
Hey, it's Brandon Lewis and I don't know if you can see behind me, but my gym parking lot is absolutely freaking full. And why is this the case when normally my gym parking lot has about half as many cars in it? It's be it's New Year's. I was standing next to a guy who's been a member here...
Today, we are going to talk about three steps to calculating an accurate estimate. Okay? There's so much to selling painting services that has nothing to do with the price that you come up with, but a large part of it does. Today, I'm going to specifically address this in a longer video than I would typically do, and...
Hey. It's Brandon Lewis, and I'm here in front of the house. We decided to do a little decorating this Christmas. I apologize for the noise. We live very near an urban center. Sylvia's six years old and she really wanted us to take the outdoor decorations to the next level. Frankly, I've been pretty skimpy and lazy about...
Do you have painting critics in your life? Do you have people who tell you that you'll never make it in this industry, in this business? Maybe you've even convinced yourself because you've had years where you haven't been able to achieve the financial goals or the personal goals that you want. I'm here to tell you, they're absolutely...
Pictured here, you’ll see a lot of things I’m thankful for... A beautiful, patient wife and two smart, pretty daughters. Scores of successful painting contractors who have placed their trust in me for guidance. A group of friends that have enriched my life beyond measure. However, there are some things not pictured here. Like many of my friends and family I love (hard to...
Who taught you how to paint? Was it a relative? Maybe a friend or your first employer? When I ask owners this question, most brighten up and get excited! They can’t wait to tell me about how they learned the craft. Stories like... “I worked for a guy named Mike. He was an old-school painter. He taught me how to prep, brush, and...
Hey it's Brandon Lewis. Since you are a Painter's Weekly subscriber, I want to give you a sneak peek before the official announcement about Fall open enrollment 2018. Heading into the winter, if you've got issues in your painting business, when you look at your year to date for 2018, and if it's not where you want it to be,...
How Matt Increased Closing Rates and Prices at the Same Time!
Hello, APPC members. My name's Matt and I am the proud owner of Matthew Rathgeb Painting in Philadelphia, PA, home of the Superbowl champion, Eagles. Still, we're still celebrating even though we stink this year. Anyway, I just wanted to talk about module two, about the sales presentation. I'm gonna try to be brief and stick to the point...