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TOP JOB Profile: The Edge of the Earth

Sep 13, 2022

Ben Campbell of Campbell Painting and Drywall tells tales of this magnificent job in one of the most remote houses in Alaska. Airplanes, avalanches and a lot of paint! You can also see stellar drone footage here.

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Running a Business with 2-5 Employees

Sep 06, 2022

A contractor may have the same size business as you…but do they manage the business same as you? Listen to Jeremy Day, Jeremy Bramlett and Brandon Lumby describe their days as owners of businesses with 2-5 employees and see how you compare – from sales and accounting to billing and painting.

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Reducing Turnover

Aug 24, 2022

Boost profit by reducing turnover! (You’ll have fewer headaches too.) Listen as Doug Caris of AZ Ptg Co explains how they cut turnover in half thanks to exit interviews, better onboarding, and advancement opportunities.

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Housing Market Forecast

Aug 16, 2022

Are we looking at another 2008?Danushka Nanayakkara Skillington,AVP of Forecasting and Analysis at NAHB, gives us a look into her crystal ball. What's going to be up? What's going to be down? Do you need to diversify? Find out. Sponsored by Estimate Rocket and Behr Pro

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Prepping for Vacation

Jul 27, 2022

Our superstars from Season 3 of Mission Vacation are back. We catch up with husband and wife team, Lacie and Austin Ilsley, on the business since we left them last October, how culture and training have have increased retention, and learn about how they planned for their first big vacation away.

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Subcontracting Contracts

Jul 13, 2022

Are you considering signing on with a painting service provider as a sub or independent contractor? Here’s what to look for in contract language, from uniforms to payment to non-competes.Karalynn Cromeens from Cromeens Law Firm and Author of “Quit Getting Screwed” shares her advice.

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Bringing New Inventions to Market

Jun 29, 2022

Ever have a killer idea for a painting product? Or any product for that matter? Corey Talbot and Rick Farland discuss the process, challenges and steps for bringing new products to market.

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The Science Behind Surface Prep

Jun 20, 2022

Imagine the stories a 25-year product engineer at 3M could tell. Imagine no more, because we talked to him! Jeff Malmer explains how 3M uses science to tackle surface prep. Glass bubbles, precision-shaped grain technology, dust channels…it’s time to nerd out! (You know you want to.)

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Building Company Culture

Jun 15, 2022

Josh Abramson and Cole Palea share stories of building a strong and healthy company culture anchored in trust, respect and innovation. Get tips on finding your own authentic culture, communicating that culture to customers and new hires, and avoiding “the silent killers”: gossip and subcultures.

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Facts You Didn't Know About Primers

Jun 07, 2022

How much do you really know about primers? We had a fascinating discussion with Greg Williams and Thomas McEvoy from Kilz, and TikTok star and painting contractor Klaudio Dulemata about everything primers: coverage, failures, tinting, prepping…all of it.

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