I'm from Southern NH, been painting for about 12 years, the last 4 have been on my own and l LOVE it. I work in both MA, NH and occasionally VT. I do pretty much mostly new interior, at least lately while times are good, hate exterior and do it as little as possible. I run a small crew, me and my main guy and lately another guy. I'm glad to be a member of a site where us painters can toss around advice and ideas to each other, god knows we all have different ways of doing things ?. All the different input is very valuable as a business owner/craftsman.