Stop Wasting Time “Running” Painting Equipment!

Stop Wasting Time “Running” Painting Equipment!

If you want to manage your painting business more effectively, you must use simple paperwork and procedures to eliminate common, recurring problems. Remember: If a “problem” happens week after week – it’s not a problem. It’s a CHOICE! Choose to build a better company starting with this simple operational tip…

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For Those Who Would Rather Read Than Watch, Here’s the Video Transcription:

How many times have you been in the middle of something very important, productively making sales follow up calls, productively working on generating commercial repaint leads, productively running customer reactivation campaigns, sending out newsletters, running referral routes for other referral sources et cetera, and you get a call right.

You finally sit down, you get some peace and quiet to do something that’s actually going to make you money and you get a call that Jose or Joe or Earl forgot the 30ft, 40ft, 50ft ladder on the Johnson job that is clear across the country. Forgot to pick up the packet of drywall mud, forgot to pickup the ladder jacks.

So you get to leave your thousand dollar an hour, five hundred dollar an hour work to go be a ten dollar an hour employee and spend two and a half hours in the car. Is this a good idea?

I’m gonna submit to you that it isn’t. I’m Brandon Lewis with the Academy for Professional Painting Contractors, I’ve got a quick tip for you. Create an equipment checklist and make certain that it is in each and every job packet before people go out to the field. Here’s how this works.

Every time you estimate a project, right then, whether you close the project or not, you simply take an equipment checklist and you look around at the project and you go, “Huh 24, six foot, eight foot, ladder jacks, pressure washer, roto tip.” And you simply take a little piece of paper and a pencil and you check off everything that if you were gonna get that project, that a painter would need. You do it immediately, right then while you’re at the project whether you get it or not, before you even know that the sales are gonna close.

It takes maybe three minutes, probably not three, probably takes 60 seconds an estimate. You put that in the file and when the job closes, now on the day that the job starts, you can stand out in your warehouse or at your home or whatever, you can look at the scope of work along with all the supporting documentation that’s in your job packet, you can hand it to Jose, Joe, Earl whomever, and make certain that their truck has everything on that checklist they need.

What that two or three minutes of time invested does is it just about virtually eliminates the need to ever run equipment to anyone. So if you’ve got a continuous and constant problem in your painting business with running equipment then this is the process and the paperwork that can almost eliminate that.

There are other things you can do to help with this on the rare occasion that it happens, but I promise you if you institute this, you’ll get rid of 80-90% of any of this equipment running stuff that’s taking you away from sales marketing and operational improvement and hiring, recruitment, things that are actually gonna make you money.

So I’m Brandon Lewis with the Painters Academy saying, get a checklist, okay? Let’s not make the same mistakes over and over again for 10, 15, 20, 30 years. Let’s identify the common mistakes and put paperwork and processes in place that eliminate them. Until next time, go get ’em.

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13:36 14 Sep 18
Been working with this marketing coach for 3+ years and seen phenomenal results. This Painting business coach has helped me keep painters in Missouri busy through the slow winter season and more than tripled our painting company's size. Don't settle for online painting leads that go nowhere. If you are a painting contractor who wants to leave more for your family than a garage full of used paint and some tools for a garage sale after you are gone, I recommend you contact Brandon ASAP. When it comes to help with marketing for painting companies, this is by far the best investment I have made in my painting business.read more
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Stephen Blauert
13:21 13 Sep 18
Brandon definitely does A+ work! We met Brandon at a conference where he held a workshop on marketing for painting companies. We signed up for his coaching program on the spot, and he has helped us steer our company out of low-profit new construction to higher-profit repaint and residential work. We have always struggled to generate commercial painting leads, and Brandon has made that process simple and streamlined for us. We wholeheartedly recommend Brandon and his team. If you are a painting contractor you NEED to check out what he offers.read more
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Brent Coffy
01:41 07 Sep 18
Amazing organization that is quickly moving to the forefront of the painting industry! Brandon KNOWS his stuff. He is innovative, yet has a keen knack for combining every form of marketing and sales techniques. He truly understands the power of utilizing everything from the latest in social media marketing, to video, to "old school" mail. Speaking of mail.... he will "read yours" if you give him 5 minutes...lol! But, he will also quickly set you on a path that takes you from struggling in your business - toward success!read more
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01:15 17 Sep 18
The APPC is a fantastic source of information, tactics, techniques, and procedures that will prove invaluable to any paint company owner who is interested in growing his business and increasing profitability. I highly recommend Brandon's programs, and as someone who has attended his invaluable presentations on marketing and recruiting, as well as his education about the "business end" of paint company ownership, I can give my highest and unconditional recommendation for these business development services. There is no better source of paint-company specific business information out there.read more
Jeff Nestle
Jeff Nestle
23:00 07 Sep 18
The materials for the Academy for professional painters is top notch. I have found this information to be helpful for anyone in the painting industry. If your brand new to the business you will be miles ahead if you follow the program and instructions as given. As a seasoned painting contractor with over 40 years experience I have found that Brandon's information has been helpful and many ways and I would recommend to anyone looking to improve the quality of work and the bottom line to definitely be part of the program. J A Nestle with champion decor and Coatings Phoenix AZread more
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Tim Perryman
17:50 22 Sep 18
We are a Platinum member with the APP. Brandon Lewis is an outstanding coach! I have ran a painting business for more than 25 years and I wish I had a resource like this when I first got started. He has changed my view and given me the tools to improve two key areas of our business - How to implement a professional sales process and how to recruit quality painters. We attended the professional painting summit last January in Florida. We were surrounded by painting contractors willing to share proven solutions to just about every problem painting contractors will face in their businesses. I'm looking forward to the one In Tennessee this coming January! Whether you are just getting started or have been running a large painting business for years, I would highly recommend you look into how the APP can help you fix those nagging problems we all face.Keep up the good work Brandon!read more
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22:39 21 Sep 18
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02:29 20 Sep 18
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18:45 19 Oct 18
Been working with this marketing coach for 3+ years and seen phenomenal results. This Painting business coach has helped me keep painters in Missouri busy through the slow winter season and more than tripled our painting company's size. Don't settle for online painting leads that go nowhere. If you are a painting contractor who wants to leave more for your family than a garage full of used paint and some tools for a garage sale after you are gone, I recommend you contact Brandon ASAP. When it comes to help with marketing for painting companies, this is by far the best investment I have made in my painting business.read more
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Matthew Rathgeb
01:38 14 Sep 18
I had contacted the APP sometime in April of 2018. After 7 years in business I got tired of always running into the same issues in my painting business so I was looking for a “coach” of sorts to get some systems in place to promote growth for my business . After a lot of research I decided to join the APP and I am glad I did !!!! I can’t even put into words how helpful Brandon has been !! My business has increased 35% in the last 5 months and implementing his systems has made everything go much smoother . Especially the sales process !! I have never been so confident selling paint jobs in my life . Looking forward to continued growth and I would highly recommended the APP to any painting contractor !!read more
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