Production System

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Once a customer signs with us, they go into our production form. First, customers need to choose their colors. Once colors are selected, they need to get approval from their Home Owners Association, if they have one. Once they have colors chosen and approved, they are ready to schedule. We select a tentative start date for the customer.

We follow up with them until it is time to get the house painted. We assign the job to a sub-contractor and send them out to start the job. Sub-contractors collect the final payment, and then we pay them in full upon completion of the job.

We keep all of our clients in one excel sheet to be sure we are keeping in good communication with them at all times.

At the end of each month, we confirm that we collected the correct amounts from our customers and that we paid our contractors 50% of the job. We account for any losses at that time. We consider a loss anytime we don’t collect the full payment, or we pay more than 50% to the contractor.


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  1. Ralph Staples | September 7, 2015 at 6:41 am

    I am enjoying reading how you run your business

    • Eric | September 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

  2. Rob | December 14, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I’ve been in business for 8 years, and all I can say, after watching a couple of your videos, is, what the hell have I been doing? Not living up to my potential, to say the least. Granted, I live in a small isolated area. I have one employee. Him and I do all the work, when I get busier, hire on more part time help. But after watching a couple of your videos, I just think that I’m definitely not doing the business end of things the way they need to be done, if I ever plan on breaking out of this current phase of production. Thanks for waking me up.

    • Eric | December 15, 2015 at 5:37 am

      Glad you got woke up Rob! Time to make some changes and take your business to the next level.

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