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Dale Thomas

Dale Thomas is a second generation paint contractor, running Family Professional Painting, he was recognized by American Paint Contractor Magazine in their "Who's Who In The Paint Industry 2011". Also a member of Benjamin Moore's Contractor Advisory Board and occasionally tests and evaluates products for the industry.

Three Weeks with a Blackberry Playbook

Three Weeks with a Blackberry Playbook

Small business people are always juggling. Small Paint Businesses my even be worse because you probably work in the field, in the office, estimate, pick up supplies, answer emails, manage social media, set appointments and so much more.  Many of us try to carry all the tools we need plus a small mobile office. In most […]

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Say goodbye to drywall dust!

Say goodbye to drywall dust!

We build plastic rooms, cover furniture, tape over duct work and cover the floor all in an effort to keep the jobsite (and self) clean. Especially hard to manage in an occupied space.

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Sorting Through the Estimate Trap

Sorting Through the Estimate Trap

By on December 7, 2011 in Customer Service with 5 Comments

         “There is an endless amount of people willing to waste your time.” Unknown. As a paint contractor, performing estimates is as certain as buying paint, it is going to happen and its part of the job. When estimates are free, people have no qualms about asking you to come out. While estimates […]

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Dale Thomas-Family Professional Painting

Dale Thomas-Family Professional Painting

By on June 30, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Just one of those guys who grew up around the paint business. Am a second generation painter and took over my father’s business in 2005. Lucky to have a mentor with 50 plus years experience and a support system to boot. Like many contractors we have downsized. Currently one full timer and one part timer and a few guys to […]

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“Nothing gets done, ‘till something gets sold”

“Nothing gets done, ‘till something gets sold”

By on June 12, 2011 in Marketing with 1 Comment

“Nothing gets done, ‘till something gets sold” –Zig Ziglar Nothing is more accurate for your painting business (or any business) then the above quote. Problem is that many people have a problem with being or becoming a “salesperson”. They cringe and conjure up a mental image of a slimy used cars salesman. They figure that […]

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It’s not the problem; it’s how you handled it

It’s not the problem; it’s how you handled it

By on June 12, 2011 in Solutions with 2 Comments

Life inevitably throws you a curveball. If you are in the painting industry and have not made a mistake, trust me, you will. Spilled paint, broken items or even applying the wrong color, it happens to everyone. Being on the front line means no matter who makes the mistake, you will be perceived as responsible.  […]

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