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Old 10-25-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

i have a painting company called Bauer Painting in Georgetown, ON, Canada, and i've been painting since i first started running a student painting franchise in 2002. I'm on my own now with 8 years experience (though not always full time), and early this year i decided to grow my business and branch out to learn about other areas of painting.

Most of my experience is in interior and exterior repaints, and exterior deck/fence prep and staining. I've started to get into exterior spraying (barns, commercial buildings, siding, etc.) and would like to expand this part of my business. I'd also like to learn more about: painting new houses, all the various industrial and specialized coatings, barn spraying, and restoration of older/century homes (the painting aspect of it only).

Basically i'd like to build a painting company that can do it all. Currently i've got 2 painters working with me (trained from scratch) and would like to have 6-8 painters working for me next summer. Marketing, sales, building trust, and customer service are definitely my strong points, but i fear that it will be too difficult to find/manage painters of both excellent skill and character...

Any tips or advice would be appreciated!

Kevin Bauer
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!
You will find a lot of great information here from like minded members. Take some time and read through some of the posts, especially the stickies. Feel free to comment and add what has been working for you.
Finding a good painter is a battle many face, there have been several discussions like this with some good advice.
Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you!
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Welcome to the forum, RCP, pretty much nailed it with her post above.
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Welcome Kevin,

You will find lots of opinions about the subjects to ask.



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