Coverage

Coverage

Coverage
  • Four Generations of Painting

    In this episode, we chat with George Apap of George Apap Painting, based in Patterson, New York. We discuss how to run a family-owned business managed by third- and fourth-generation painters, the importance of safety regulations, and how to maintain customer satisfaction over the course of decad...

  • Heart, Hustle, and Painting

    In this episode, we chat with Eileen David from Ontario, Canada, founder of Georgian Bay Painters. The challenges of starting a business during the pandemic, training new talent through work and example, and balancing out a schedule of clients—while still leaving room open for new jobs—are all on...

  • Holding Your Business Accountable

    In this episode, we speak to Jeff Buschhausen and Joel Dryburgh, owners of Aloft Group in Ontario, Canada. They discuss the complexities of holding employees accountable for their workload, give tips on how to mitigate disaster when managing a crew of painters, and take control of managing resour...

  • The key To Hiring Successful Workers

    We speak to Olivia Korth, Director of Marketing and Recruitment at Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry from Westchester County, NY.

    Olivia discusses the trick to balancing staffing needs and budget in the contractor business, determining which red flags to avoid, and which talents to seek ...

  • Shared Experience

    We talk with Nick Slavik, founder of Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Company, serving Minnesota’s Twin Cities region. Nick reveals his winning formula for finding, training, and retaining talent in a painting profession that always seems shorthanded. He also discusses his own search for a ment...

  • It Takes a Village

    We talk with Jeff Dupont, owner of Sound Painting Solutions, serving the Seattle area. Jeff discusses the importance of reaching out and leveraging professional relationships, including sales reps, retailers, consultants and trade organizations. He also explains the importance of retaining his wo...

  • Learning is Earning

    We talk with Kevin Rivera, founder of KVART Florida Construction. Kevin touches on a variety of topics, from pursuing his education to finding the right painters and crew managers—and learning all he can from every experience along the way.

  • More than Just Painting

    We talk with Jason Paris, founder of Paris Painting and current chair of the PCA, Painting Contractors Association. Jason shares valuable insight on many facets of the painting industry that have less to do with paint application and much more to do with business strategies, valuable partnerships...

  • Women Painting

    We talk with Deborah Viveiros and Rafaela Valadares, founders, owners, and operators of Women Painting & Decorating, specializing in a customer-centric painting experience for home and business owners in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Deb and Raffy share the secrets to succeeding in a male-domin...

  • A Family Affair

    We talk with Brian Jurgens, senior vice president and fourth-generation member of W.T. Kenney of Massachusetts. Brian tells us what it’s like to work for his family business—when that business happens to be a successful commercial painting company serving the greater Boston area for more than 80 ...