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Old 12-16-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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I see in the local paper that one of the local gaint painting/wallcover companys is failing for bank forcloseure. It is sad to see a 90 year company go under. Good People just bad times.
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Wow. I just looked that up in the Blade. That is so sad.

The neighbor kid worked for Mahn. He loved it. But quit when they wanted to ship him to Texas. He was too much of a Ma Ma's boy to move that far. Probably a good thing he didn't go.
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One of the nice things about being smaller is the ability to adapt to changes and having a better control over your future. I'd be willing to bet thats why the majority of us here went on our own.
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One of the nice things about being smaller is the ability to adapt to changes and having a better control over your future. I'd be willing to bet thats why the majority of us here went on our own.
Yeah - but no matter how you slice or dice it, painting is not a trade priced high enough for the single lone wolf owner/operator kind of guy. My folks electrician just billed them $85 man-hours, no estimate, just time & materials. If we got paid that same rate, we could work on our own - we still wouldn't be rich - but it would be doable.
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I charge 85 bucks an hour.
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At times I have looked back and thought how easy it was just being on my own. I made a good living. Through trial and errors (<<notice it's plural), I found out what just the right size of company I could run with my style of management. I've had plenty of people tell me if I changed my style, or even changed the type of person I was, I could be bigger. I chose to remain true to myself and I think the customers I have know and appreciate that.

Sure I make more money running crews, but there's a big trade-off in doing that. Eventually it takes it's toll some where / some how or another. I think there are a number of factors that come into play whether you decide to be a one person show or expand. Alot of the guys here are very honest in telling why they decided to be single person operations and I honestly understand why they chose to do so.
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I see in the local paper that one of the local gaint painting/wallcover companys is failing for bank forcloseure. It is sad to see a 90 year company go under. Good People just bad times.
David
Thats really sad. Richard Mann (Chas F Mann Painting) is a great guy. I had actualy met with him a few weeks ago but I didnt know things were that bad.
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