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Tax Time All the Time with Craig Cody

On the first Business Brush of 2019, Nick sits down with Craig Cody, a certified public accountant who focuses on helping small business do their taxes as efficiently as possible. Cody explains how he runs his business to help other business owners keep as much money as they can at the end of every year.


46- Where Paints Come From with Mike Mundwiller

On this episode, Nick talks to his paint source Mike Mundwiller, who was Nick’s Benjamin Moore sales rep 17 years ago and is now field integration manager, meaning he bridges the gaps between paint contractors, the chemists in the Benjamin Moore lab and the marketing team.


45- Logan Hall and Scott Bondy from Vivax Pros

Today, on the Business Brush, Nick is joined by Scott Bondy and Logan Hall from the Denver-Based Vivax Pros. Vivax was founded in 2004 and, 14 years later, paints exteriors all over Colorado with hundreds of employees and subcontractors.


44- Zach Kenney

Zach Kenney is a young contractor who planned on being a neurosurgeon until the he discovered the best use for his brain was running his own business, ZK Painting. Kenney is a Fine Paints of Europe master certified painter and Instagram whiz who didn’t know to call #s “hashtags” when he started out, until a random video of his painting a fence went viral in Brazil, starting him on the path to master marketing through Instagram to more than 13,000 followers.Visit his website at...


43 – Dana Tucker

Today on The Brush Nick interviews Dana Tucker Co-Owner of Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes. Dana talks about how she has grown her painting business by organic growth of her website. She brings in over 90% of her business through her website. Dana also talks about how she has turned her conciliation services in a money making opportunity. Nick and Dana end with talking about baby steps to turn your business model from subcontractors into employees.


42 – Nick Slavic

Today on The Brush we have the one and only Nick Slavic. The conversation starts with hiring the right people and how to train millennials. It then goes to talking about statistics and the important of implementing systems. If you have not listened to Nick Slavic ask a painter please visit it on Facebook.


41 – Market Analysis With Tyler

Today on The Brush we have our very own Tyler LaChapelle, of IMay Media. Tyler talks about the world of market research. This dives into conducting a Market Analysis, and how this allows you to surpass your competition and increase your ROI.


40 – Eddie Bourbeau

Today on the brush we have Eddie. He is the founder of All Island Applications, in Long Island, New York. Eddie talks about his experiences of becoming a painter and his experiences at Crank Fall 2018. On the Podcast Eddie talks about over coming addiction and his documentary with Camp Campo, please click the link to hear more of Eddie's story.


39 – Tyler Hansen

Today on The Brush we have Tyler Hansen of Painting by Tyler. Tyler and Nick talk about new Facebook marketing strategies, and how to compete as a new painter in your first five years.


38 – Gina Koert

Today on The Brush we have Gina Koert of Shamrock Painting Inc. Gina Talks about running a family business that has now stretched two generations! Gina also talks about the commercial side of painting and gives insights and tips from maintaining employees to commercial practices.


37 – Andrew Gaudet

Today on the brush we have Andrew Gaudet of Raven Painting, in Canada! Andrew is back for his third time on The Brush. Andrew goes over hiring workers on Facebook to his recent re-branding.


36 – How to Sell a Million Dollars on Facebook

Join Nick as he talks live from Denver all about Facebook and how to use it to make more money.


35 – JD Mason

Today on The Brush we have JD Mason of Emerald Pro Painting! JD stopped by the office to check out Nick’s operations at Walls By Design and the two sat down for a great chat on the pros and cons of franchising. JD grew up in Utah, about 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City, and loved being out in nature. He’s got three kids, two boys and a girl, but him and Nick both agree that weathering the teenage years has its challenges. Now, he's based out of North Carolina and is expanding Emerald Pro...


34 – iMayMedia Web and Marketing

iMayMedia Web and Marketing with Tyler and Chandler Welcome back to The Brush! Today we're ecstatic to have two members of Nick's iMayMedia group to talk all things digital. It's a great look at iMayMedia, our new media company specializing in audio, video, web, and digital marketing. Gone are the days of canvassing, mailers, and cold calling. Now, being successful in the digital space is the kicker in getting new clients and growing your business. We're talking SEO, SEM, web development,...


33 – Christian Militello

Today on The Brush we have Christian Militello of Militello Painting. He's a contractor based outside of Philadelphia and a family man with a really interesting perspective on hiring, time management, and building a business. In his free time, Christian is into softball, golf and coaching his kids' sports teams. He loves to hang out with family and friends at the beach and in the Poconos. As for his favorite car, he's partial to '57 Chevys. His family has ties in industry: his grandfather...


32- Dustin Zupancic

Today on The Brush we have Dustin Zupancic of Dreamscape Painting! His firm specializes in high-end, custom, residential jobs and works closely with builders. Dustin hails from outside of Vancouver B.C., and when he's not working, he loves spending time outside with his three kids. He loves to cycle when he has time, but unfortunately he's recovering from a back injury and just injured his knee. Instead, he's planning on brushing up on his salmon-fishing skills. Nick met Dustin at this...


31 – Chris Shank

Today on The Brush, Nick is joined by Chris Shank of the PDCA! He's their education director as well as a deep thinker and overall excellent human being who is here today to break down his philosophy at the PDCA. The Painting Contractors Association, or PDCA, is our industry's membership organization whose mission is to help build businesses and connect folks with each other in a non-competitive way. The PDCA is a non-profit group, which means -- as Chris says -- that the PDCA is not trying...


30 – Linc Bigelow

Welcome back to The Brush! Today, Nick continues his series of speaking to owners of paint stores and chats with Linc Bigelow of Colorize. Here's the episode to learn more about how paint stores operate and how to cultivate a successful business relationship with them! Linc is based in upstate New York, and loves the journey of raising his kids in that beautiful part of the country. Colorize is part of the Benjamin Moore network, and Linc points to a whole host of positives that they have...


29 – Nick LoGrasso

Welcome back! Today in The Lounge we have Nick LoGrasso, the owner of SNL Painting in St. Louis, MO. Nick was born and raised in the St. Louis area and still operates about 30 minutes from he grew up. He loves his business and friends, and two daughters! In his free time he loves to hang out with his kids as much as he can, barbecue, cut his grass, and work on classic cars (when he actually has the time). Nick also jokes that he is "terribly" Midwest. His dad was a painter, and when Nick...


28- Angela Schuster

Today on The Brush we have Angela Schuster. She runs one of the NE's most successful decorative art firms, Faux Time Design, and she speaks at length with Nick about how she's gotten her business to where it is today. Interestingly enough, Angela works with both interior designers and paint contractors in running her decorative art and faux finish business! Angela is based in northern New Jersey, near New York City, and her business services the tri-state area. She's also just ten miles away...