Welcome to Mission: Vacation


Are you busy all the time? Dealing with a task list that never ends? Running in a million directions? Are you starting to think that running a painting business is not what you thought it would be? If you answered yes, Mission: Vacation is for you.

Listen in on the journey of three contractors who were looking to find a better way. Over four months, each of the owners worked with Nolan Consulting to build and implement new systems that removed them from the hourglass. You’ll learn excellent strategies for making business plans, hiring and retention, having difficult conversations and KPI’s. Listen to previous seasons here.


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  • You must be a painting contractor with at least 80% of revenue coming from residential, commercial or industrial paint jobs.
  • Not cannot be currently working with any consulting group or peer group.
  • You must be willing to work hard and make real changes to your business, implement new ideas and be held accountable.
  • You must be willing to be featured in editorial, podcasts and videos produced that report on your business, your challenges and your progress. The coverage of this consulting and your progress will be produced solely by APC.
  • If you are chosen, you must keep your selection confidential until the time that APC releases the winner of the contest.