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How to Become a Manager of a House Painting Company


Have you always dreamed of someday being able to run your very own company? If so, then what is stopping you? If you are already in the business of house painting, now could be a great time to rise through the ranks and become a full-time manager. Of course, this is not something that will necessarily happen overnight; you will likely have to prove your worth to the company that you are working for or even consider the option to start your own company that you can manage. Regardless, there are some important responsibilities and duties that you will need to keep in mind before you become a manager so that you can know what it takes and what to expect during your time on the job.

Responsibilities of a Great Manager When it comes to managing any company, especially a house painting company, offering the best customer service should be a top priority. Therefore, as a manager of a house painting company, it will be necessary for you to carefully monitor the work of your employees. Make sure that they are treating your customers well by greeting them with a smile and being friendly while on the job. Furthermore, ensure that their overall job performance exceeds industry standards by taking the time to inspect their painting jobs once they are completed. This will involve some time and dedication on Page 2


your part, but it will be worth it for you to know how your employees are performing.

If you are unhappy with any worker's performance, be sure to address the problem sooner rather than later. This should not mean simply firing the employee immediately, but consider speaking with him about his or her performance and even offering additional training. Always hire employees who have experience in the field and a friendly demeanor.

Aside from being sure to offer the best customer service, you should also be careful to research reasonable pricing for house painting services in your area as a way of staying competitive. Ideally, you will be able to offer the hands down lowest prices on house painting services in your area, but be careful to do the math and ensure that you will still be making a profit.

Benefits of Management Internships If you are really serious about managing your own painting company in the near future, be aware that there are a number of management internships out there that can provide you with the experience and know-how that you will need to be successful in the field. Perhaps one of Page 3


the most well-known of these is the College Works internship, which offers college students a great experience in helping to manage a painting company and to learn the ins and outs of the industry first hand.

Overall, managing a house painting business takes a lot of knowledge about the industry and about basic managerial skills in general. So if you are interested in getting into this as a part of your own career, then be sure to explore the internship options that are available for you to best prepare.

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Resources

Sherman Williams Management Program http://careers.sherwin-williams.com/careers/opportunities/

TextbookPainting.com – http://www.textbookpainting.com CollegePro.com http://www.collegepro.com

College Works – http://www.collegeworkspainting.com

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How to Become a Manager of a House Painting Company