This summer, PPC hit the road for two days with Noah Kanter, a contractor serving residential customers in northern Vermont. In this article, we talk with him about why he chose a career in painting, why it’s important for contractors to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and why college and the skilled trades do not need to be mutually exclusive.
Continue reading Noah Kanter on Why He Chose a Career in Painting and Why College and the Trades Aren’t Mutually Exclusive
Forty-five trending colors that bring joy, serenity and focus to the mind, body and spirit. That is the theme of the 2020 Sherwin-Williams Colormix® forecast. Continue reading The 2020 Colormix Forecast: A Perfect Balance
“Customer service is having a policy for dealing with the small percentage of clients that are very, very difficult to please,” says Kevin Nolan of Nolan Painting. In this episode of our Pro on the Go video series, we talk with Kevin about one of the most effective ways his company has found to measure customer satisfaction and improve service.
Continue reading Pro Tips: Use a Report Card to Improve Customer Satisfaction (video)
Based in Parma, Ohio, Paint Medics Inc. specializes in residential and commercial repaints, aluminum/vinyl siding refinishing, and deck and fence staining. PPC sat down with owner Chuck Kocinski to find out a little bit of what he’s learned as a professional painting contractor over the past 30 years. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Chuck Kocinski on Training, Turning Points and Video Marketing
In this episode of our Pro on the Go video series, we asked Chuck Kocinski, owner of Paint Medics, Inc. in Parma, Ohio, about his decision to use job site videos to promote his company on Facebook, YouTube and the company website. Continue reading Pro on the Go: Use Job Site Videos to Win Business, Build Customer Trust
In this episode of our Pro on the Go video series, we asked Nick Slavik, owner of Nick Slavik Painting in New Prague, Minnesota, about the best business advice he has ever received. Continue reading Pro on the Go Video: People Are a Problem. What’s the Solution?
What’s the most rewarding part of being a professional painting contractor? For Gina Koert, president of Shamrock Painting, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, it’s playing a part in shaping the skyline in her home town. Continue reading Gina Koert on the Rewards of Being a Professional Painter
Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint is redefining what paint can do. Here are answers to six common questions about this revolutionary new coating. Continue reading Paint Shield® FAQ: What Painters Need to Know
Every professional painting contractor has his or her own methods for winning the job and closing the sale. For Terry Begue, owner of Begue Painting of Hartville, Ohio, finding common ground with prospective customers is key. Continue reading Best Sales Practices: Finding Common Ground