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PaintED Podcast

Podcast produced by the Painting Contractors Association (PCA). Join PCA as we interview industry experts on how to build stronger businesses.Founded in 1884, PCA is the only national trade association dedicated to the success of painting contractors through ethics, education and excellence. Today, PCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping professional painting contractors improve their business.

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Tips From The Idaho Painter with Chris Berry

Chris Berry has been making waves in online marketing through his youtube videos, social media marketing, and business coaching. You may know him by his now famous title: The Idaho Painter. Chris recently shared how he leveraged his marketing genius and business savvy to become the most-watched residential painting instructor on youtube. His collaboration with other painting contractors around the world has taught him a lot, and he wants you to benefit from the lessons he's learned along the way.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

52mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #1

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Top Ten Estimating Mistakes and Paint Failures with Bob Cusumano

Chris Shank interviews PDCA Estimating Legend Bob Cusumano about the Top Ten Estimating Mistakes and his upcoming webinar, Paint Failures and How To Avoid Them.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

20mins

11 Apr 2016

Rank #2

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Using Industry Standards To Avoid Paint Failures With Bob Cusumano

On this episode of PaintEd, The PDCA man, Bob Cusumano, discusses with us how you should be using the PDCA standards to avoid paint failures and costly mishaps. Bob has been instrumental in the success of PDCA and he literally wrote the book on the PDCA standards. You will learn a lot from this guy! Bob will be hosting a webinar on June 20, “Using PDCA Standards to Avoid Paint Failures” at 4 PM CT. Visit pdca.org to register.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

15mins

19 Jun 2018

Rank #3

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Top 5 Estimating Strategies with Fred Yarur

Estimating paint jobs is a complex task while takes a while to get one's mind wrapped around. It takes some contractors and estimators years to refine their process in a way that increases accuracy and consistency, and thereby widen profit margins. Knowing how to use tools like the PDCA Cost and Estimating Guide is imperative, but the Guide is hard to tackle without help. Enter Fred Yarur of the Painter's Estimating Program (PEP). Fred helps people use the Cost and Estimating Guide, and he will be hosting a series of webinars at PDCA on The Top 5 Estimating Strategies, Foundational Principles of the Developed Area Method, Production Rates and Troubleshooting Problematic Rates, and Blueprint Reading. PDCA Members receive a discount on the C&E Guide and they receive access to all webinars and training videos for free! Learn more at PDCA.org.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

16mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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7 Profit-Killers That Cost Large Companies Big-Time with Brandon Lewis

On this episode of Paint ED, Brandon Lewis from the Painters Academy returns to talk about 7 Profit-Killers that cost companies big-time. This conversation went a little longer than our podcasts usually go, but we really think it was worth it, and we think you will too. Brandon discusses reasons why big companies often slow their roll and experience a plateau in their growth, and he talks about ways to remedy this. You may not agree with everything this guy says, but he will turn what you think you know on its head, and you’ll be forced to look at things from another perspective. If you take even a couple things away from Brandon, you have something that can really get your business moving in the right direction again.Learn more about Painters Academy at Paintersacademy.com.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

54mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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Technology In Commercial Painting Businesses with Dave Scaturro

Technology in the commercial side of the painting industry has changed a lot over the years, and sifting through your options can be as challenging as it can be rewarding. Dave Scaturro from Alpine Painting and Sandblasting led a Commercial Panel discussion at the San Diego PDCA convention, and he shares on Paint ED how he navigates his techno-options in commercial/industrial painting.Watch the episode on PCA Overdrive: PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

19mins

12 May 2017

Rank #6

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Instagramming For Profit with Zach Kenney

Instagram. It’s not so new anymore, but it’s still new to a lot of people, and even newer to businesses. We’ve heard from the experts that marketing on Instagram is the wave of the future, but now it’s time to hear from a painting contractor who’s killing it on Insta. Zach Kenney from ZK Painting in Rhode Island joins us on this episode of Paint ED to talk about how to profitably market on Instagram. Most of Zach's revenue is developed from connections through his Business’s Instagram account. We discuss how he does it at ZK Painting, and he offers some tips on how to improve your Instagram, instantly!Zach will be at the PCA EXPO, and he’ll even be leading a Brain Meld. Register at PCApaintED.org/expo.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

27mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Comprehensive Lead Generation With Chris Moore

On this episode of Paint ED, Chris Moore from Elite Business Advisors talks with us about comprehensive lead generation. He addresses how to source new, organic leads, and how to develop advanced techniques for networking that brings you more jobs.Chris is going to be presenting for PDCA’s first Virtual Workshop on July 30 and August 6. In the 2-session Workshop, he’ll be helping online attendees build a Leads Map which helps companies identify all the possible sources of business leads, and will help you create a customized plan to begin to fill in the gaps. The Workshop is $100 for non-members, and $50 for members, so you’ll want to seriously consider becoming a PDCA for savings like this. Find out more about the Virtual Workshop and register on PDCA.org.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

26mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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The Perfect Kitchen with Nick Slavik

Industry Award winner in the category of Residential Restoration Exterior and host of the weekly Ask-A-Painter show on Facebook, Nick Slavik, brings you tips on painting the perfect kitchen. After delivering a riveting Master's Class at the 2017 PDCA Expo in San Diego on the subject of The Perfect Kitchen, we had to ask him to give away some nuggets from his presentation on Paint ED. You'll never look at people who look at caulk the same way...Watch the episode on PCA Overdrive: PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

21mins

25 Mar 2017

Rank #9

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Building Your Business By Referral...On Purpose This Time! with Art Snarzyk

If you know how to speak the right words, an enormous chain reaction of ideas can be triggered across a large network of brains to bring you a lot of business. Do you know the blueprint for those words? Art 'Mind Whisperer' Snarzyk with InnerView Advisors is back again, this time helping you spread the word about your business through referrals. Want to learn how to hijack other people's brains--in a good way--to tell their friends and their friends' friends about your services? Find out in this fun episode of Paint ED.Watch the episode on PCA Overdrive: PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

28mins

8 Apr 2017

Rank #10

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Leadership and Standards In the Painting Industry with Steve Skodak

Where is the painting industry headed and how are industry leaders assisting painting businesses to adapt? We sit down with Steve Skodak, PDCA's new Executive Director, and talk about next generation trade professionals, the direction of the industry, and new ideas on the horizon that will be shaping association networks.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

25mins

10 Jun 2016

Rank #11

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The Modern Apprenticeship With Ask-A-Painter

Nick Slavik came into the studio here at PDCA to do a simultaneous broadcast of Ask A Painter and Paint ED! One word: unprecedented. Joining us to talk about Apprenticeship and employee hiring and training was Steve Skodak, Executive Director here at PDCA, Nick LoGrasso of SNL Painting in St. Louis, and Art Snarzyk of InnerView Advisors. Of course, we all have such a great time together, which means we’re more open to challenge each other and have fun dissecting the problems of hiring and training in our industry. It was a little longer than a normal Paint ED episode, but it was a special occasion and the content was rich.Here’s something fun you can do…pick out some of the great one-liners from the episode and put them in the Facebook comments. There were a lot of them. Last thing, you do NOT want to miss Mr. Ask-A-Painter himself, Nick Slavik, at the PDCA EXPO, March 6-8, in Savannah, Georgia. He’ll be presenting, “The Modern Apprenticeship: From 0-22 employees in 20 months.” People are already raving about it. Register for the EXPO at PDCA.org.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

1hr 27mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Principles Of Innovation And Advancement with Jason Paris

If you’ve never met a keyboard enthusiast, you’re in for a treat. On this episode of Paint ED, Jason Paris of Paris Painting in Minneapolis, Minnesota shares with us his love for a very small niche of the technology world: computer keyboards. And while we geek out over keyboards for approximately 6 minutes and 37.4 seconds, there is a strong analogy here to the business world. Business and technology progress in much the same way when it comes to innovation. The many iterations of progress we see are very specific to their time, environment, and social atmosphere. There’s a reason the old-style “QWERTY” keyboard arrangement was good for its time. But now, like a lot of things, people have forgotten why it started, and they continue with it—not because it’s still the best way, but because it’s convenient and everyone’s doing it. So, how do we know which things in business are out-moded, and maybe more importantly, how do we know when it will be profitable to innovate? Jason asks the big questions, and even gets started on some of the answers.And of course, Jason’s going to be on panel discussions and leading Brain Meld tables at the PCA EXPO in Glendale, AZ February 19-21, 2020! Register for the EXPO at pcapainted.org/expo.Pictures of some of Jason’s nerdy keyboard accessories can be found at PCA’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PCANational/Learn more about the Paint by Numbers conference at PBNpartners.comPCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

37mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Essential Technology and Apps for Painting Contractors with Brad Bolinger

Brad Bolinger discusses how painting contractors can best utilize technology and smart apps to increase productivity.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

16mins

18 Apr 2016

Rank #14

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Painting Brick and Stone With John Bubenik

Painting brick and stone is a technique that painting businesses can add to their repertoire to get more jobs. John Bubenik, the owner of Color Craftsmen decorative painting, gives tips on how to use brick and stone painting to expand your business' reach and solidify your reputation as an expert.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

9mins

22 Jun 2016

Rank #15

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Simple Systems That Bring Big Change With Kevin Calmes

On this episode of Paint ED, Kevin Calmes from Legacy Painting in Oklahoma, talks about how he developed simple, intuitive systems for big change. Everything this guy talks about is relatable. If you’re banging your head against the wall trying to make your business work, or, your business is working but your trying to break through to the next level and having problems, Keven “Guy-Like-Me” Calmes will not only make you feel better about what you’re going through, but he talks about the simple, home-grown systems that helped him build a better business and that can help you too. But I’d say the single most important thing you can get this from this guy is a restored belief in yourself and your dream. You can tell Kevin has learned to believe in his goals the resources he has to reach those goals, and he can help you believe in yours again too. Hear Kevin speak at the PDCA EXPO, March 6-8 in Savannah, Georgia. He will be presenting, “Growing Simple Systems For Big Change and Bigger Profit.” Register for the EXPO at PDCA.org.PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

22mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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QuickBooks For Contractors: A Love - Hate Relationship? with Monica Muir

QuickBooks can easily become the cure or cancer for every painting contractor's business, but there are some keys to the efficient use of Quickbooks that can definitely improve finances and organization. Monica Muir from Muir & Associates joins us on Paint ED for a discussion about choosing the right QuickBooks version, set-up and troubleshooting, and knowing what you need to know (and what you don't need to know!).PCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

16mins

17 Jun 2016

Rank #17

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Online Marketing Map with Ken Tucker

Get ready for an amazing opportunity to get your arms wrapped around online marketing. Ken Tucker from Changescape Web is here to talk about everything you need to know to make sure people are finding you online and you are converting leads. It’s a pretty big topic, and that’s why Ken is leading a Workshop at the Expo about it. He’ll be helping attendees build a Master Plan to help them level-up their online marketing strategy. He’ll discuss website conversions, content development, social media marketing, Google My Business…you name it.Don’t miss the EXPO Workshop where you can build a Master Plan and brainstorm with other business owners like yourself in the group work portion of the workshop. Register at PCApaintED.org/expoLearn more about Changescape Web at changescapeweb.com, or painterseo.com

19mins

8 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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Better Decisions In Your Business With Morgan Ray

You are making decisions all the time in your business, whether you are aware it or not. 90% of those decisions are intuitive and unconscious, and they’ll land you back in the same place you’ve always been if you’re not careful. On this episode of Paint ED, I talk with Morgan Ray at Bookkeeping for Painters about how business owners can make more intentional and more informed decisions about their business that produces better results. If making progress in your business has felt like a game of Tetris far too often—building a foundation with unpredictable, oddly-shaped blocks—try applying some of the concepts in this podcast and get your sense of control back.Morgan and Bookkeeping for Painters are going to be at the EXPO along with all the other leaders in the painting industry! Register to attend at pcapainted.org/EXPO.Learn more about Bookkeeping for Painters at bookkeepingforpainters.comPCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

35mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Core Values You Can Put on a Poster with Nick Slavik

5 Core Values to define your employee training and customer relations: 1) gain and maintain trust, 2) continuous improvement, 3) quality always wins, 4) discipline equals freedom, and 5) produce. These aren’t your typical values you may have seen on one of those motivation posters 20 years ago. These are the kinds of values that are as adaptable to parenting or the Navy Seals as they are to a painting business. Nick Slavik of Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration in New Prague Minnesota and host of Ask-A-Painter LIVE takes time to chat with us and un-package what his company’s core values mean for his team.Check out the poster "Pathway To Success" which we produced and are releasing with this podcast. Feel free to print them off and hang them in the workplace!Hear Nick speak at the PDCA EXPO, March 6-8 in Savannah, Georgia. He will be presenting, “The Modern Apprenticeship: From 0-22 employees in 20 months.” Register for the EXPO at PDCA.org.Find Nick’s Ask-A-Painter show at facebook.com/askapainterDownload the poster at: https://member.pdca.org/page/PathwayToSuccessPCA Overdrive is free for members.Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after.Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.Become a PCA member: https://www.pcapainted.org/membership/

39mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #20