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Production Time: The Art of the 6 Hour Strategic Strike

Production Time: The Art of the 6 Hour Strategic Strike

| October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Time Flies Another summer is racing to its inevitable conclusion as we all push through the fall season to wrap up projects. This always makes me reflect on the concept of time. I think about how we use time, how we make time and, of course, how we lose time. The most general observation […]

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Managing Painters

Managing Painters

| April 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

Not all contractors are good at managing painters. Those who embrace managing tend to be excellent communicators and high achievers. Others are reluctant managers who find it easier to accept mediocrity than to create accountability. Mediocrity is the enemy of any paint contracting company – or any business, really. While it is better than flat-out […]

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Retired Painters Tweeting from Some Beach

Retired Painters Tweeting from Some Beach

| February 12, 2016 | 6 Comments

That’s a headline that isn’t online anywhere. We don’t hear much about retired painters. It makes us question their existence at times. We sure wouldn’t want to think that painters are happy to work themselves to death. Ruling out poor planning, what factors are really working against a painter’s ability to reach retirement? If the […]

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Paint Customer Retention: the Trap

Paint Customer Retention: the Trap

| January 16, 2016 | 16 Comments

We scratch our heads over paint customer retention. Customers disappear sometimes – they become unresponsive and fall off the radar. We thought everything went well. The paint job looked good. Customer seemed happy and PAID fast. They even gave a testimonial. It’s reality, though. Anything can happen. We have to be students of human behavior […]

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Paint Contractor Estimating Skills: Communication and Listening

Paint Contractor Estimating Skills: Communication and Listening

| January 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

Video: P2F Unplugged at Sherwin Williams University on Paint Contractor Estimating Please enjoy video highlights (above) from our Dallas presentation on estimating. If you like it, please “like” it and subscribe! And here are some more thoughts on estimating… Nothing Gets Sold until Something Gets Estimated Paint contractor estimating is a challenging topic because many […]

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Why Paint Contractors buy Paint

Why Paint Contractors buy Paint

| January 13, 2016 | 13 Comments

Over the holidays, our digital network put out an online survey to paint contractors asking two practical and critical questions: Who buys the paint for your projects? Why? While we were not surprised by the answers to the first question, we were impressed that 96% of paint contractors surveyed could agree so strongly about ANYTHING! […]

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