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Winter's Coming with Nick Slavik

Winter is just around the corner and painting business owners are already thinking about how to beat the lull. Nick Slavik from Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration and the host of the weekly Ask-A-Painter show stopped in to discuss marketing options available to contractors that can help develop leads for winter work. Getting creative may or may not involve throwing Reece's at people. Nick answers questions live on Ask A Painter LIVE on Fridays at 12 Central at...

Duration: 00:17:22

Busting The SEO Myths with Aaron Hockel

Our favorite online marketing guru is back to help steer contractors straight on the subject of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). What can contractors reasonably expect to be able to improve on their own in order to be found in online searches? When does one cross over into the need for professional help to improve their SEO, and how much will it cost? Aaron Hockel of Alta Vista Strategic Partners starts with an explanation of SEO fundamentals, and then bravely dives into the murky waters...

Duration: 00:27:31

Tips From The Idaho Painter with Chris Berry

Chris Berry has been making waves in online marketing through his youtube videos, social media marketing, and now business coaching. You may know him by his now famous title: The Idaho Painter. Chris recently sat down with us and shared how he leveraged his marketing genius and business savvy to become the most-watched residential painting instructor on youtube. His collaboration with other painting contractors around the world has taught him a lot, and he wants you to benefit from the...

Duration: 00:52:04

Roundtable Talk: Hiring, Operations Management, and Working With GC's

Every month PDCA will be hosting Roundtables for painting contractors to discuss their goals and challenges, and to poll the group for collaborative solutions. Contractors gather in roundtables focused on their size of business growth, and the month of August brought discussion on the subjects of working with general contractors, hiring, retention, and operations management. This podcast features soundbites from those discussions that will help give you a sneak peak into the real-time...

Duration: 00:26:34

Best Selling Ideas that Contractors Should Know About with Steve Cunningham

Are you wanting to keep your knowledge of business cutting edge, but can’t seem to find the time to actually read? Our friend, Steven Cunningham, creator of, has your solution! Listen to this episode of Paint Ed to find out how can keep you in the know of the latest business books. Trust us when we say, you now have time to “read” several books a day!

Duration: 00:22:54

Working with General Contractors with Gina Koert

On this episode of Paint ED we have Gina Koert with us, president of Shamrock Painting in Denver Colorado. She gave a presentation at the 2017 Expo on the subject of working with General Contractors, and we’re going to have her back on August 30 to talk a little more in depth on the subject. She is a negotiator, par excellence, and she knows how to coordinate with General Contractors in a way that keeps winning bids and future contracts. In this conversation with her, she shares with us...

Duration: 00:23:02

Lessons From Large Contractors with Megan Headley and Andrew Dwyer

To sustain business growth, large contractors have to do something consistently right. What is that 'something' and how does it translate into advice for other businesses large and small? APC (American Painting Contractor) magazine's Megan Headley and Andrew Dwyer join us to talk about their recent interviews with large contractors for an article that will appear in an upcoming issue of APC. Learn the keys to sustained business growth from large contractors, many of them PDCA contractors,...

Duration: 00:17:47

Using Google-My-Business With Aaron Hockel

People are Googling your business all the time looking for the right contractor, but they may be coming up empty-handed if you don't know how to update your online profile. There are options now available to you that allows you to add more detail and even make connections that weren't possible only a few months ago. Is your Google business profile updated and fully functional? Aaron Hockel of Alta Vista Strategic Partners shares with us the new updates and tells you how to get up-to-speed...

Duration: 00:21:05

Industry Standards Have Your Back with Ryan Amato And Kyle Eads

Every painting business owner will sooner or later find themselves in the awkward position of defending their work or demanding their pay as a result of misunderstanding or miscommunication. This is why industry standards in any trade exist. The PDCA Industry Standards for painting contractors are there to prime conversations and contracts so that the painting business is protected. Ryan Amato and Kyle Eads of Amato Painting in Pennsylvania have had their share of instances when they have...

Duration: 00:18:24

Ideas For Steady Business All Year Long with Nick LoGrasso

Get ready for a quick upload of great ideas from a smart business owner. Like a lot of other painting contractors right now, Nick LaGrosso from SNL Painting in St. Louis Missouri is buried in business; but he takes a few moments to share with us how he got to where he's at. He also talks about what he does during the slow months to generate leads and keep his crews working. Get ready for a no-filter, high-speed conversation about ideas to keep business steady all year long!

Duration: 00:19:01

Building A Team That Thinks Like Owners With Rick Holtz

Rick Holtz of H. J. Holtz and Son in Richmond, Virginia made a change in his business a few years ago that revolutionized employee engagement. He had decided to help his team start thinking like owners, and now his company trains each employee as a leader that is motived to add to the bottom-line of the company. This pays off for employees in many ways, including providing real cash incentives. Don't think this could work in your business? Holtz talks with us about why he believes other...

Duration: 00:34:48

Balance and Business Zen with Don Easton

Keeping all the loose ends of business and life from unraveling can sometimes leave business owners feeling fatigued after a few short years. Even when a business is successful, we have to be mindful not to miss the enriching stories of people we come across or the opportunities we have to give back and make a difference. Don Easton of Easton Painting has achieved a unique work-life balance that keeps him happy and fulfilled as a business owner and a person. On this episode of Paint ED Don...

Duration: 00:24:29

Hiring Kick-Ass People with Tom Reber (Part Two)

In part two of "Hiring Kick-Ass People," Tom Reber of Motorhard business coaching delivers a few nosebleeds to outdated notions of managing employees, hiring, and work-life balance. If you haven't heard part 1, you'll want to go back and check it out! Tom is a lifesaver for contractors and business owners who are looking to get their teams in shape and doing kick-ass work!

Duration: 00:34:52

Hiring Kick-Ass People with Tom Reber (Part One)

Tom Reber from Motor Hard is back with tips on how to get your teams on track and doing kick-ass work. Tom doesn't tiptoe around the issues that are causing you problems, and he helps painting contractors identify immediate actions that can bring about positive change. Brace yourself: this may sting a little, but it's worth it.

Duration: 00:23:36

PPG's 2018 Color Of The Year with Dee Schlotter

Have you heard about PPG's announcement of their 2018 Color Of the Year? Their selection might surprise you, but there's good reason for it. Nothing captures world-mood like color trends, and our friends at PPG have brought their global brain together to declare the 2018 color to'll have to listen to find out! Dee Schlotter is the Sr. Color Marketing Manager at PPG and she joins us to talk about color stories and palettes that best harmonize the colors that people want to see...

Duration: 00:17:42

The Science Of Hiring with Scott Lollar And Art Snarzyk

Putting together an intelligent and well-thought-out hiring process can take a lot of time, and it may not always pay off immediately. Is it possible to 'science it' in a way that makes it more efficient and leads to better outcomes? Scott Lollar at Catchlight Painting and Art Snarzyk at Innerview Advisors have engineered a hiring process that they say not only brings in good painters and foremen, but also helps to identify candidates who actually enjoy their work and want to build a...

Duration: 00:32:38

Giving And Growing with Brooke Cambridge

Many painting businesses across the country give back to the community in different ways, and they are passionate about sharing their stories so that other business owners are inspired to give back as well. Brooke Cambridge of BLC Painting in Salem, Massachusetts organizes Habitat builds every year for her company's employees and for women in her community. She shares her insights into how this helps her team congeal, and how it helps to generate new leads for her business.

Duration: 00:15:49

Aaron Hockel Online Reviews

Aaron Hockel from AltaVista Strategic Partners joins us on Paint ED to talk about how you can know what your online reputation is, and how you can control it. Do you know what to do about bad reviews? Do you know how to get more good reviews? Aaron will set you straight and help you get more business!

Duration: 00:30:40

Technology In Commercial Painting Businesses with Dave Scaturro

Technology in the commercial side of the painting industry has changed a lot over the years, and sifting through your options can be as challenging as it can be rewarding. Dave Scaturro from Alpine Painting and Sandblasting led a Commercial Panel discussion at the San Diego PDCA convention, and he shares on Paint ED how he navigates his techno-options in commercial/industrial painting.

Duration: 00:19:17

Paint Recycling with Marjaneh Zarrehparvar

Countries seems to be stockpiling more and more things these days, but old paint shouldn't be one of them. If you're business is fortunate enough to live in a state that has a paint care recycling service or facility, you ought to be making the most of your opportunity to help save the planet and get rid of that unwanted surplus. Marjaneh Zarrehparvar, the Executive Director at Paint Care, explains the importance of proper paint disposal and reveals how you can help your community by...

Duration: 00:23:13

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