I have been reading on this sight for a while. Been hesitant to post. When I finally did post I got nothing. So maybe this intro will help. I live in the upstate of South Carolina. Been painting my whole life. Running my own business for about a year and a half. Grew up painting, my dad had his own business. Worked in a locally owned Devoe Paint store for about 4 years. I also worked for another local paint contractor for a couple years doing higher end custom homes and cabinet finishing. Finally my brother and I became partners with my dad in his business and tried to help take some of the work load of him. That went along for a few years until they moved back to my home state of Michigan, which left me here. I started a new business with much of the same customer base. My wife is an interior designer which helps pick up a few extra jobs. I try to do higher end work, the mexicans do all the cheap stuff which no one can really compete against. So trying to weather the slower economy and steal as many ideas from this site as I can.