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Any of you guys have women painters on your crew? I'm asking because i recently worked with one. She told me she often gets stopped in the street by women needing work done.

makes sense doesn't it? a lot of potential women customers would feel a lot more comfortable with another woman around.

the woman we had didn't stay too long because she felt it unfair to be always painting baseboard.:w00t:

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Any of you guys have women painters on your crew? I'm asking because i recently worked with one. She told me she often gets stopped in the street by women needing work done.

makes sense doesn't it? a lot of potential women customers would feel a lot more comfortable with another woman around.

the woman we had didn't stay too long because she felt it unfair to be always painting baseboard.:w00t:

paul
If you think having a woman on board makes since....... Why have her always paint baseboard. I would have left to.:w00t:
 

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Hey Scott, that ponytail looks familiar! My one helper is a gal, and just in the couple months she has been with me, I have been pleasantly surprised at how good she is. Skill/ability wise, she has completely smoked anyone else I have hired over the years, at this stage in training. Plus, customers seem to warm up to her fast, as compared to men. I would hire 5 more just like her if I could.

 

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I have one, the ponytail is shorter though. She has been with me a year, and like others have said, customers seem to like her. Detail oriented, clean and neat wish I had another one like her.
 

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For interior repaint, i think woman are just at good as men, or even better.

However, the girls are helping you guys with Exterior painting too, I assume.
If so, How much heavy equipments(28',32'...feet ladders) can they handle?

I am a small guy (5'8" 150 lbs) and i know is not easy to handle those tall ladders.
 

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My helper does fine with detail work and it was a real battle getting her to learn about HVAC basics. But it was pretty straight forward. Do this first, then we paint...
 

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We're a women owned and operated business and have incorporated this in our marketing. When we ask potential customers how they heard of us they usually respond with the fact that our ad or cards stated women owned and operated. Most of our customers are single women, stay at home moms and the senior community. We also do carpentry and sub with several GC's and people usually stop and stare when they see two women siding a house, installing windows.........wearing a tool belt and doing carpentry. But we've had a very positive response in both areas. Oh, and we handle ladders just fine. At 5'6" I can stand a 28' Type I heavy-duty ladder. My partner a little more petite can handle the Type II alum ladders no problem. Together we can handle the 32'
 

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This is our third year. I've been doing carpentry for 12 years and my partner has been painting for 18 years and togther we formed a painting & carpentry business.
 

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For interior repaint, i think woman are just at good as men, or even better.

However, the girls are helping you guys with Exterior painting too, I assume.
If so, How much heavy equipments(28',32'...feet ladders) can they handle?

I am a small guy (5'8" 150 lbs) and i know is not easy to handle those tall ladders.
The two women I have are so good on interior and so requested by customers that I would rarely consider having them do anything else. They prefer interior anyways. On the rare occasion I would use one on exterior, I put them on the most important details...formal entries, eye level trim details, etc. The rest of us monkeys can go on the roof planks and ladder hooks.
 

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This is our third year. I've been doing carpentry for 12 years and my partner has been painting for 18 years and togther we formed a painting & carpentry business.
Its great that you are creating an opportunity for women to work together. The trades in general need more women to be entering the workforce, as fewer and fewer young people are coming into it. Good for you!
 

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I've worked with a few women painters. Some we're horrible painters and arrogant. A few we're absolutely fantastic. Hmm, pretty much just like guys...

There are quite a few women owned/operated companies in my area...and pretty successful as far as I know
 

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We're a women owned and operated business and have incorporated this in our marketing. When we ask potential customers how they heard of us they usually respond with the fact that our ad or cards stated women owned and operated. Most of our customers are single women, stay at home moms and the senior community. We also do carpentry and sub with several GC's and people usually stop and stare when they see two women siding a house, installing windows.........wearing a tool belt and doing carpentry. But we've had a very positive response in both areas. Oh, and we handle ladders just fine. At 5'6" I can stand a 28' Type I heavy-duty ladder. My partner a little more petite can handle the Type II alum ladders no problem. Together we can handle the 32'
Welcome to the forum Tiffy...I guess we'll call this your "formal" introduction :)
 

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make sure to check out a guy named Richard over on CT...he's a great guy :whistling2:
 

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There's lot of woman painters out here on Cape Cod
Some woman-owned PaintCos too

I don't see any here on Paint Talk very often though
 
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