Episodes

S5 E2 – Revisitng Kansas City Painter Ryan Toelkes and how Benjamin Moore supports Painters with Craig Bunting

Welcome back to the Brush. This week, Nick chats with Craig Bunting from Benjamin Moore about what he does as director of end user marketing and what services the company offers to build relationships with its end users- painters. And he invites Ryan Toelkes back onto the show to discuss how he handles the winter months and what he hopes to implement in 2019.

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S5 E1 – Following Best Leadership Practices with John Neubert

Welcome back to the Business Brush. To start season 5, Nick gets back to the Brush’s marketing roots in a chat with John Neubert, who’s been running Neubert Painting since 1975. They discuss all the ways marketing for paint contractors has changed and the best ways to engage potential clients and convert them into actual clients.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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S4 E8 – Instagram + Paint Master: 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

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S4 E7 – Organic Website Growth: Dana Tucker

Bring Me the Money! Today on The Brush Nick interviews Dana Tucker Co-Owner of Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes. Dana talks about how she has grown her painting business by organic growth of her website. She brings in over 90% of her business through her website. Dana also talks about how

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S4 E6 – Hiring & Training Millennials: Nick Slavic

Millennials? Today on The Brush we have the one and only Nick Slavic. The conversation starts with hiring the right people and how to train millennials. It then goes to talking about statistics and the importance of implementing systems. If you have not listened to Nick Slavic ask a painter

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