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S4 E12 – Breaking into Retirement Homes with JP Carlton

This week, on the Business Brush, Nick learns about how to contractors work in certain kinds of medical facilities. J.P. Carlton is a Virginia-based contractor whose focus is not entirely on paint. After leaving the company he started at right out of college, he launched Carlton Building Services. With his own company, he eventually found a niche in retirement communities and assisted living facilities where Carlton is often the only bidder on contracts that last months at a time.

S4 E11 – 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.

S4 E10 – Where Paints Come From with Mike Mundwiller

Experience is Key

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. 
Mundwiller shares his 32 years of experience and explains how Benjamin Moore develops new paints and how painters figure into that process. He takes Nick through the inception and production of Scuff-X, the paint on the walls of the IMayMedia office.

Visit Benjamin Moore’s website www.benjaminmoore.com to learn more about their products and process or to find dealers in your area.

S4 E9 – Logan Hall and Scott Bondy from Vivax Pros

Leads, Leads, Leads

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. Nick asks Scott, the director of marketing, and Logan, VP of production, about how a business that size collects and converts leads and the best ways for paint contractors to turn work into more work.

Also on this episode, Nick talks to Benjamin-Moore creative director Ellen O’Neill about their 2019 Color of the Year: Metropolitan, the value of neutral colors, and how Benjamin-Moore chooses a color to fit each year.
Visit Vivax Pros’ website at www.vivaxpros.com to see how they do business and check out Benjamin-Moore’s Color Trends 2019 palette.

S4 E8 – Instagram + Paint Mastery: Zach Kenney

Jack of All Trades

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 zkpainting.com/ and at @zkpainting on Instagram,