How Much Should We Charge
Some of the best estimates use production rates to calculate man-hours of work and then multiply those man hours by how much a painting business should be charging per hour. But, how much should a painting business charge per hour? We will talk about how to figure that out and how often to revisi...
Estimating in the Field
Nick Slavik of Nick Slavik Painting And Restoration takes viewers on a real estimating tour through a house with a new customer! This is a useful glimpse into the estimating practices that competitive contractors often keep so closely guarded. Nick pulls back the curtain on a process that could h...
The Modern Apprentice
The needs and interests of job-seekers in the 21st century are changing, and the hiring and training practices of painting businesses need to adapt to attract and retain new talent. In this video, Nick provides an overview of the hiring and training practices he implemented in his business.
Investing in Training
Get an inside look at Brick City Painting & Drywall in Mexico, MO with our new docuseries called Business Anatomy. Chad Jeffries and several of the Brick City crew discuss their training program and how it has improved the company.
My Path to Freedom
After a brief stint in the corporate world, Jason asked for only one thing in a career - happiness. He found it in entrepreneurship.
With no formal blueprint, he often felt as if he was struggling. Through a combination of passion and dedication, he built a multi-million dollar business by deve...
Tools & Storage
Noah’s interior painting tools, storage, and organizational system. From how it fits in his van to the color-coded tools and totes.
Van organization: 00:46
Load In/Out: 03:46
Wall Repair: 09:14
Disposables Inventory: 16:22
Paint Failures and How To Avoid Them
If you’re interested in learning about avoiding costly paint failures from someone who literally wrote the book on paint failures, then you don’t want to miss this video.
Bob Cosumano holds degrees in Metallurgical and Corrosion Engineering, and he’s a corporate consultant for specification wri...
Safety as the Competitive Advantage
Alpine Painting is known within the industry for its commercial and industrial work, but they didn't get there overnight. When the Scaturro brothers took over their family business, they began to strategically focus on safety in every aspect. As a result, Alpine Painting has now effectively elimi...
Estimating Like a Boss
PCA technical expert and estimating guru Bob Cusumano is here to lead you through the basics of "Estimating Like a Boss." ! If you’re interested in learning about estimating and job costing at any level, Bob is your guy. He holds degrees in Metallurgical and Corrosion Engineering, and he’s a corp...
The 5-Step Staff Training Program
You've got so much experience in your industry, but how do you pass that knowledge onto your team so they can deliver quality jobs on time, and on budget....every....single....time?
Download BTA resources: https://pca.so/bta5step
Successful businesses use standardized training processes that en...
What Service Business Should I Take to a Million?
I want to find an answer to a burning question in my heart - what would happen if I start a business from scratch? And what are the exact steps I will take to grow it to a 7-figure-fully-automated business that runs without me.
So let's start this incredible journey with picking what service bu...
Jon Bryant, CEO and Co-Founder of PaintScout, walks you through PaintScout's estimating software!
*PCA Members receive 50% off 3 months of PaintScout's Estimating Software. Email [email protected] for your promo code.
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Beyond Gallons and Square Feet
Estimating is a unique balance of science and art. The science consists of calculating "price" which needs to be based on facts. Meanwhile, the art is in the presentation of that price and the services you have been asked to provide. Tom Droste, President of Logical Engine (Estimate Rocket), shar...
Building the "A" Team
Hiring an all-star staff first starts with knowing your own strengths and weaknesses. Danny Kerr, Breakthrough Academy, discusses how to identify business partners who excel in areas you don't and how to turn to hire and recruiting into a sales and marketing opportunity.
Learn more about PCA EXP...
DESTROY Your Competition!!
What REALLY sets you apart from your competitors in your service business??
This is a really important question to ask yourself if you want to grow your business. Its a must to establish some key competitive differentiators, along with my menu of services early on - so you can completely destro...
How to Make a $1M Growth Plan
How do we get to a Million Dollars revenue in 12 months? Math is the Path!
$1,000,000 definitely doesn't happen by chance. It takes hours of planning and execution. And in this episode I lay out the breakdown of my exact budget plan for building a million dollar company - Warning! Some really ju...
Your Role and Your Crew Leader
How do you make sure your crew leaders are effective in managing a team, keeping people on schedule, and delivering results? Brandon Lewis of The Painters Academy talks about the processes you need to have in place to make sure your team is doing their best work on a continual basis.
The Gifts Flowith
The podcast hosts' faces are finally revealed. Chad Schirmer, Creative Director and Prithvi Rakhyani, Digital Project Manager at PCA, talk about how the association is NOT slowing down during the holiday season. December is full of articles, virtual events, and new content on PCA Overdrive.
Looking Ahead: Epoxy Flooring
Because of its heat resistance, durability, and antibacterial properties, epoxy flooring is becoming increasingly popular. Are you ready to expand your services to include floor coatings? These panelists weren't when they started!
Learn about the floor coatings market, differences in flooring p...
Grow Your Painting Business NOW
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Ugh... Let's Talk About Sales
Contractors and salespeople are often considered necessary evils and have negative stereotypes in the eyes of potential clients. To flip this narrative, Allan suggests a shift from focusing on "closing" to a mindset of helping and providing value.
Download Allan's Action Sheet: https://hubs.ly/...
Chris Moore, an Executive Advisor of Elite Business Advisors, explains how to utilize your current resources to create an organic marketing strategy!
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The Process of Professionalization
Professionalizing the painting trade doesn't only involve training painters on skills, but also advocating for a successful understanding of business management. In this episode, Nick Slavik describes the painting industry's professionalization process and answers questions about how to run a suc...
Creating a Killer Brand
Designing a multi-million dollar BRAND - and how to get the VANITY phone number of your DREAMS!!
Brands are never less - In fact, since we are starting up with a small amount of cash, getting a killer brand will sure be a sizable chunk out of your budget. I hope that communicates how I find it i...