Scott Burt & Todd Pudvar are scratching a huge itch in the painting industry: raising up more qualified workers.

Their programs are helping contractors all over the country do better work and make higher profits.

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  • Background:
    • Both Scott & Todd  were teachers at local schools
    • Both started painting full-time while teaching and then they both came back full-time to painting only
    • Couldn’t find good painters in the area which inspired them to start “Prep to Finish” as a vocational class for local high school students 0 now offered to contractors.

  • Future Vision: Changing the vision of “Trades” as positive career.
  • We need to meet Millennials where they are at.  Teach the “why” and give them tools to make smart choices
  • Top Tips:  Put your energy where your passion is. Be the best decision maker, not a best friend.  Instead of focusing just on the quality of job done, focus on the results of those trained and are honing their craft.

  • Sometimes what gets in the way of getting people to improve is themselves and their ego.  Realize that when you become complacent you are stagnant. Be open minded to change.

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Program Overview
    • Technical Students/ High School  – Teaching students and giving them a skill
    • Contractors – helping existing contractors continue
    • Online training program for Contractors & Crews www.PainterTrainer.com

  • Top Traits of a Great Foreman
    • Patience & Understanding
    • Knowledge & Skills
    • Leadership Training
    • Not afraid to enforce the company standards
    • “Give a shit” factor
    • Takes safety seriously

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Owners/Sales unintentionally hurt their Workforce when estimates are sold with a specific scope of work and unknown factors uncovered/realized when the workers start.  Don’t estimate really low to get a job.
  • Re-name “Manual Labor” to “Craftsmanship” and remind people it’s a skill, a trade and a craft you hone. Take pride in what you do.

Check Them Out Here:

Prep to Finish

Painter Trainer