Building better estimates is the foundation for building repeat business, says Diane Walsh of ShurTech® Brands. In this article, she shares five best practices to make the most out of every job, before the prep and painting even begins.
Continue reading 5 Ways to Build Better Estimates
Homeowner associations are one of the fastest-growing residential segments in North America. This market niche offers excellent margins for the painting contractor who understands how to work with these customers.
Continue reading Insider Secrets: How to Grow Your Sales with Homeowner Associations
Roadrunner Drywall Corp. was founded in 1977 by Mark and Bev Nuessle. Since then, the Phoenix-based firm has become one of the Southwest’s major drywall and paint companies, building a reputation for integrity and hard work throughout Arizona and Nevada.
Continue reading Teresa McQueen: How Online Ordering is Making My Job Easier
As your company’s leader, you don’t need to know everything. But you need to know who on your team can get you the answers you need.
Continue reading Are You (Really) Listening? And, How to Get Better At It
Professional painting contractors teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to transform community spaces across the continent with paint and color during National Painting Week in 2018. In all, more than 200 community spaces across North America were given fresh coats of paint as part of Sherwin-Williams seventh annual National Painting Week, which ran from May 25 to June 4.
Continue reading Pro Painters Give Back to their Communities for National Painting Week
Paint It Right was founded by Roy Parker in 1981, and has become one of the most sought after painting contractors in the Richmond, Virginia area. Parker has also become a strong advocate of the new Sherwin-Williams Buy Online service. He sat down with PPC to tell us why. Continue reading Roy Parker: Why I Like Buying My Paint Online
Good leaders are hard to find, and great leaders are even more elusive. Whether there’s a team reporting to you or not, you have the ability to lift your level of respect with your peers while also improving your capacity for greater leadership opportunities. Continue reading Top 10 Tips to Lift Your Leadership
Want to build your brand and give something back to your community? National Painting Week is a perfect opportunity to do both. This year’s nationwide event, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, is scheduled for May 25-June 4. Continue reading Get Ready to Paint It Forward in 2018
Do you feel like the only way to make more money in your painting business is to find more clients, but you hate the thought of spending your extra cash on marketing?
This simple upselling strategy can add thousands of dollars (or more) to your personal income each year – without investing tons of money or time. Continue reading How to Easily Make More Money on Every Estimate
What’s the toughest challenge in the painting business today? If you said employee retention, you’re on the right track. A veteran contractor offers advice on how to get better at it. Continue reading Leadership: Chad Jeffries on How to Find and Keep Good Workers
Hotels, resorts and restaurants are an excellent sales opportunity for painting contractors who understand the market and are acquainted with the wide range of products available to keep these properties looking good. Continue reading 4 Tips for Success in the Hospitality Painting Segment
A Q&A with Justin Gripka, who with his wife Lauren owns the Gripka Paint Company in Basehor, a suburb of Kansas City located in Leavenworth County, Kansas. Continue reading Why I’m Buying My Paint and Supplies Online
Sherwin-Williams PRO customers now have a convenient new way to buy paint and supplies online using a mobile phone, tablet or computer. Continue reading Buy Online: It’s Easy, Fast and Efficient
All leaders must understand this simple truth: style does matter. These six leadership styles are the most prominent in the workforce today. See if you can recognize where you fit in. Continue reading 6 Types of Leaders: Which One Are You?
The PDCA Expo is coming to Texas in 2018. The three-day conference will be held February 21 through 23 in Galveston Island, Texas. It’s a chance for contractors to meet other pros and discuss ways to tackle their toughest business challenges and learn powerful ways to build their competitive edge. Continue reading 2018 PDCA Expo: How to Get Early Registration Discounts
Most painting contractors face the dilemma of how to keep a reasonable awareness online primarily through their websites. In most cases, they don’t have the expertise to regularly update their websites nor the budget. There is another way. Continue reading 10 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn For Your Painting Company
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
Too much to do, not enough time? Annie Newton, COO at 4 Seasons Color in Walla Walla, Washington, shares some of her secrets for setting priorities and staying focused. Continue reading Leadership: Annie Newton on Setting Priorities and Staying Focused