Ron started his painting business in 2003. For the next 12 years it was rocky.
There were lots of fuck ups. (his words, not mine)
He did a lot of painting himself, especially in the early days.
Then he started hiring.
Ron told me, “That was tough. Even if you have some good painters the bad ones ruin it.”
For those 12 years, he did between $75,000/year to $240,000/year depending on how many people he had working for him.
This is what Ron told me on the phone… I wrote as he talked.
“If it was just me and a crew we did about $75k. My best year with a couple crews was $240k. In 2012 I had one guy running everything. He was managing everything ... I mean everything.
Office employees, crews, scheduling... everything
I thought I had figured it out. So I stepped away. I wasn’t managing anything.
Then it blew up. I went all the way back to zero. It really messed me up.
For the next 5 years I didn’t know what to do. I thought I could maybe just sell for somebody. Get a good sales job.
I gave up on the painting business.
I was done with painting. Done with service business.
So I bought a BBQ stand. Got out of the service business.
I still did side work. I didn’t ever want to hire people again. I would power wash in summer… paint interior in winter. Just enough to get by.”
Whether you can relate to Ron’s story or not, this is the story of many business owners. It’s a constant struggle to get to “the next level”. At some point, people give up on going to the next level.
Maybe try another direction like Ron did. It might not be a BBQ Stand.
Ron knew something had to change though. He was scraping by. He wasn’t loving what he was doing. He told me “my wife didn’t leave me thankfully”. Ron loves his wife. They’ve been together forever.
But it was putting strain on their relationship.
Something had to change.
He went to YouTube. He found my videos.
He remembered why he got into business to begin with.
“I just want to be able to go to Caribbean anytime I want. I want to be comfortable. Serve others. Provide for my family and my wife.
Don’t want to work for someone. When I wanna go to the Caribbean I wanna go.”
Freedom. He wanted freedom and control in his life. To live the life HE wanted to live.
He saw one of my videos about how to structure this business… the really basic model of marketing, sales, and production.
For Ron, he realized that’s what was missing.
He got his license back. He decided to do this again.
He started all over with a couple of guys who started with him… Some old crews that came back to work with him.
It was March 2017 when he found my YouTube channel and course. He got the Painting Business pro course in June.
July 2017 is when he started following this model and the program.
He hired a production manager. Hired a marketing guy.
Followed the system.
Ron grew his business in a big way.
In 2018 he did $1.6M in revenue.
In 2018 Ron and his wife went to the Caribbean 6 times. They eat jumbo steamed crabs 3x per week (those aren’t cheap, but he loves em). All his bills are paid. Ron and his wife eat out 5-6 nights a week.
His business is growing. He has a clear direction. His business is becoming turnkey.
Ron insisted I share this part of his story… The first time Ron and I spoke on the phone.
He called me at 5am my time (7am his time).
I answered the phone.
We talked for 1.5 hours. He hadn’t bought my course yet. I wasn’t even talking to him to sell him a course. In Ron’s words “it was about serving people”.
Ron was able to do amazing things with his business because he has all the knowledge he needs… He just needed a better business plan, and better systems to execute the business plan.
He knows his trade.
He understands his customers.
He knows what it looks like to deliver a great paint job.
He just needed the business model. The fundamentals.
That’s what the Painting Business Pro trainings provide.
And Ron brought the hard work, the commitment, the work ethic. He brought the hustle.
Check out Ron’s review below.
Now the question is… Are you ready to take your business to new heights?