Gulf Coast Premier Painting’s owners share 5 things they wish they’d known when they started taking on commercial jobs
Cody Edwards and Matt Fruge, co-owners of Gulf Coast Premier Painting (GCPP) in Houston, Texas, remember the nerves they felt the first time they took on a commercial job. As contractors who had primarily worked in the residential space before, handling a large commercial project was intimidating.
“I remember it well,” Edwards says. “It wasn’t in Houston, so we were on the road. It was going to be an eight-week job: 22,000 square feet of texture on top of painting 142,000 square feet of surface. I don’t want to speak for Matt, but I was scared.” Continue reading How to Break Into the Commercial Sector
In each issue of PPC, we go behind the scenes to interview pro painters about some of their most challenging projects. This time: a large residential property in Brossard, Louisiana by Darrell Benson Painting.
Continue reading Southern Charm: Quality Work Leads to Repeat Business for Louisiana Paint Pro
Of all the rooms in a typical residential repaint, bathrooms are among the most challenging for professional painting contractors. Continue reading Painting Bathrooms Can Be a Challenge. Here are Some Secrets to Doing it Right… and Turning it Fast
Cooler weather, football games, apple picking — and an upsell to Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint? Indeed, the fall season is ripe for many opportunities, and it’s uniquely suited to help you improve project profitability and maximize customer satisfaction with the help of Sherwin-Williams’ odor-eliminating technology.* Continue reading A Win-Win: Improve Profitability and Maximize Customer Satisfaction with a Harmony® Upsell
Prepping the job site properly means your customer’s home will be protected — and so will your reputation. Continue reading Properly Preparing the Job Site
A multiple winner of the Diamond Award in the Parade of Homes of the Association of Home Builders of Brunswick County, N.C., Alex García prides himself on having some of the most important builders of Sunset Beach, N.C., among his clients.
As owner and founder of García and Associates, he says the key to his success resides in his company’s quality work and professionalism and, especially, the Sherwin-Williams® quality products he uses. PPC sat down with García to learn how he has become one of the top painting contractors in his area. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Alex García on His Secrets for Award-Winning Residential Projects
Jaime Henao arrived in Florida from Medellin, Colombia, in 2005, and is now the owner of VIP Painting in Tallahassee, Florida. PPC sat down with Jaime to learn what he did to carve out a new life in the painting trade.
Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Jaime Henao on How He Built a New Career in the Painting Industry
Nick Slavik is a firm believer in the value of master craftsmanship, and he has carved out a profitable niche using “traditional finishing methods to create the best finishes for modern applications.” He’s also a savvy marketer and hosts a popular weekly Facebook Live show called Ask A Painter. PPC had a chance to sit down and talk shop with the owner of Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. in New Prague, Minnesota. Here are some excerpts from our conversation:
Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Nick Slavik on Being a Master Craftsman and Hiring Right to Grow Your Company
Microbicidal paint is redefining what paint can do – for homes as well as commercial properties.
Continue reading Microbicidal Paint Offers Growth Opportunities for Residential Painters
Sean Kennedy has been working as a professional painter since 1993. He is the owner of Kennedy Painting, a residential painting contracting firm in St. Louis, Missouri.
Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Sean Kennedy on Learning How to Structure, Delegate and Let Go
A kitchen remodel, combined with bold paint color and a new best-in-class trim paint, has totally transformed the look of a downtown Minneapolis condo. Continue reading Bold & Blue: Paint Provides the Wow Factor in Minneapolis Condo Remodel
As part of National Painting Week, Harris Poll conducted a survey of homeowner paint color preferences on behalf of Sherwin-Williams. See some of the results in the infographic below. Continue reading Infographic: Survey Reveals Some Surprising Homeowner Paint Color Preferences
Charleston, South Carolina is a great place to be a painting contractor. But it is also a highly competitive market, with plenty of savvy homeowners and top-quality builders who will accept nothing less than the best. Continue reading A Classic Finish: Standing Out in a Competitive Market
What Hurricane Katrina took away, contractors are busy giving back to their Gulf Coast communities.
Ten years after the devastation caused by one of the costliest and deadliest storms in the nation’s history, the rebuilding work still continues across the Gulf Coast of the southern United States. One of the success stories is the new Faubourg Lafitte multi-family community in New Orleans. Continue reading Rebirth: Faubourg Lafitte is Colorful Addition to New Orleans Housing
Whether painting historic Victorians on the east coast or earth-toned stucco homes in the sunny southwest, Doug Noble has been making homeowners happy for more than three decades.
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