Jason McCool

Pro to Pro with Jason McCool: Strive for Balance

For 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades. This time: Jason McCool, President, Executive Coatings & Contracting, Inc., Denver, Colorado.

“Once I asked someone how to avoid getting too high when things were up and too low when things were down. He said if you want to have any sort of a balanced life, you have to know the difference between possible and probable. To be great at this business, you have to try to paint every single apartment complex that ever goes up for bid. To stay sane, you have to admit you’re not going to get them all. But that doesn’t stop me from trying.”

Jason McCool was interviewed and photographed by Mike Starling, PPC Editor, for the Spring 2008 issue of PPC magazine. Read more of what pro painters have discovered on the job in the PPC What I’ve Learned archive.