Season 2

S2 E12- David Cook

Why Are the Bees Dying???

Today on The Brush Nick chats with David Cook of Dfranco Finishes! Dave breaks down why the bees are dying, chats about wallpaper installation, and opens up about the challenges of digital marketing and management. This one is essential for learning how to take your contracting business to the next step!

S2 E11 – Jeff Dupont

Get Online!

Today on The Brush, Nick chats with Jeff Dupont of Sound Painting Solutions on a rare sunny day in Seattle, WA! Jeff’s full of surprises, and the two talk through Jeff’s Guinness World Record travels in Europe in Asia and his journey from a “dark period” of working for his father (even though he still loves him) to independence and success! Born and raised in Eugene, Jeff says he virtually grew up helping his father prep and finish job sites. The two ended up working with each other for a few years, but creative and professional differences led Jeff to set out on his own in his early twenties. Jeff then settled on Seattle, where he built Sound Painting Solutions from a team of two into an esteemed, high-end residential contractor with over twenty employees.

Jeff shares his wisdom of online marketing tips: like the importance of regularly updating your website, using Google’s mobile viewer test to ensure that your website looks great on a smartphone, and maintaining a consistent marketing strategy.

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S2 E10 – Nick on Phones

Undercover Client: How Do You Answer the Phone?

In a special episode of The Business Brush, Nick takes to the phones to go undercover and learn firsthand how paint contractors approach customer service. He even calls his own business and one friend of the podcast, for a fascinating insight into our industry. Thanks for listening!

S2 E9 – Dave Scaturro

 Family Owned Business

Today on The Brush Nick sits down with Jersey-based contractor Dave Scaturro, who discusses the challenges and rewards of growing his family-owned Alpine Painting Company.

S2 E8 – Nick Slavik on Sales

How to Grow Your Business

Today on the Brush Nick chats with Nick Slavik from blustery Minnesota. The two get into the nitty-gritty of sales, management, and best practices to grow a business from the inside out. If you need business management advice in plain English, you’ve come to the right place!

S2 E7 – Garrett Martell

Two Day Painting

Today on the Brush Nick speaks with Garrett Martell, founder of Two Day Painting in the greater Milwaukee, WI area. The two discuss how Garrett became interested in paint contracting and how Garrett doubles and even triples his revenue every year.

S2 E6 – Chris Berry

The Idaho Painter

Today on the Brush, Chris Berry joins Nick on the podcast to talk about his journey from police officer to owner of a successful painting business, as well as his highly popular YouTube channel The Idaho Painter.

S2 E5 – John Neubert

A Million Dollar Business

Today on the Brush, John Neubert of Neubert Painting joins Nick on the podcast to talk about how to build a million dollar painting business in Ohio.

S2 E4 – Nick on Piece Rate

To Pay Performance System, or Not

Nick speaks on the pros and cons of a pay for performance system. Nick goes into why he decided to switch to the piece rate system, how it has affected the efficiency of his business, and just how much his guys are making on this system.