Skip to main content

Mission Vacation: How Structure Builds Succession Planning

8 January, 2019

Because vacation shouldn't be impossible

As we've said many times in the past, Mission: Vacation is about more than just going on a vacation. The ability to go on vacation is among the first indicators that you are building a structured, sustainable, sellable business. This week, APC's publisher Andrew Dwyer talked to Brian Nolan of Nolan Consulting Group about how taking these first steps affect the ultimate end goal, which is a succession plan that allows you to one day retire with money in your pocket. Aside from a few laughs, listeners can plan to take away:

  • Things that belong in your ops manual.
  • The first position you should hire after you've built out your crews.
  • How you control the common sense of those you think don't have it.
  • Daily Double -- A tool that sets your crew leaders up for successful customer relations.

Listen now to hear some valuable advice from Nolan Consulting Group (all free!). We are entering our final week for entries for Mission: Vacation. If you feel that you are too busy to go on a vacation during the busy season, we can help! One winner will be choosen to take the Mission: Vacation challenge where he or she will receive free personalized consulting for three months with the end goal of going on a vacation during the busy season. 


Listen to the podcast on Succession Planning

 

 

Add new comment

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

If cost and liability were not an issue, what's your one must-have at the company picnic?

Paintball Feld
39%
Axe Throwing
30%
10-Foot Nacho Trough
12%
Potato Salad
19%

Dang it's hot! Does your work vehicle have an orange water cooler?

Yes
22%
No
43%
It's not orange
35%

Did you work for a painting contractor prior to owning your company?

Yes
61%
No
39%

Why haven't you hired a business coach?

Not worth the money
30%
Too difficult to find a good one
19%
I don't need one
30%
I did hire one!
22%

Has OSHA ever inspected your jobsite?

Yes
53%
No
48%

Who Buys the Paint Brushes?

We do...the company
69%
Our painters buy their own
31%

What's the most paint you've ever spilled?

Brush-full
12%
Gallon
54%
5 Gallons
23%
An Ungodly Amount
11%

Did you take a week-long (or longer) vacation this summer?

Yes
45%
No
44%
Not yet, but I'm gonna
11%

If you had to rename your company one of the following, which would it be?

Flapjack Painting
19%
Porkchop Painting
7%
Half Slab Painting
10%
Whole Hog Painting
64%

You meet someone new, and they ask what you do. What do you say?

I'm a painter
12%
I'm a contractor
5%
I'm a painting contractor
52%
I own a painting business
31%

On the job site, my painters mostly listen to...

Classic Rock
29%
Country
10%
Hip Hop
4%
Who knows. They got headphones
56%

Which social media platform is most effective for marketing your business?

Facebook
34%
Instagram
11%
LinkedIn
6%
I don't use one
49%

What do you drive for work?

Pickup Truck
51%
Van
28%
SUV
13%
Other
9%

How long ago did you redesign your company hat?

Choices

Do you have a spray booth?

Choices

If you've bought a used sprayer, was it a good decision?

Choices

Will your crews be working the week between Christmas and New Years?

Choices

Do you accept credit card payments from customers?

Choices

Will you be giving end-of-year bonuses (not gifts) this year?

Choices
Post

Safety Inspections Stop Work in New York

New York City is clamping down on safety violations by increasing…

Read Now
Post

Paint Polls Results: Winter Crew

Last week we asked contractors, how do you manage your crew…

Read Now
Post

Jobsite of the Week: Cabin Fever

Read Now
Post

Is construction worker shortage affecting paint industry?

As you’re fully aware, there’s a lack of construction workers. But…

Read Now
^