You will spend your time marketing, recruiting, doing estimates and supervising production. The Owner / Operator role is not to paint but to manage the success of the overall business. In fact, an Operator painting is detrimental to his or her business.
A day at the busiest time of the summer:
7:00 wake up
7:30 paint store visit for daily supplies
8:30 visit crew #1, drop off supplies, set goals
9:30 visit crew #2, help painting technique
10:30 commercial market
11:30 paperwork, return calls, call DM
12:30 commercial estimate
2:00 collect cheque at Smith job, referrals
2:30 interview potential painter
3:30 visit crew #1, evaluate progress
4:30 visit crew 2, clean up, pickup cheque, referrals, reference letter
5:30 job site area market with crew
6:30 residential estimate
8:00 call clients, setup appointments
9:00 call crew chiefs, plan crew moves, determine supplies needed, plan tomorrow
Payroll and Services
Every two weeks you meet with your DM, hand in your payroll and have a Business Planning Meeting.
- depositing client cheques into account
- detailing your painters payments
- planning the next two weeks on-line
A week later you receive your painters’ cheques, a financial statement and your profit cheque (the average person cashes their first profit cheque after four weeks of production or about $10,000 level of production).
All employee payrolls, taxes and book keeping services are contracted out. Student Works provides a phone answering service, arranges liability insurance coverage and workers’ compensation coverage.
Student Works provides a Three Year Guarantee to all of your clients once the job is completed
Starting Your Own Business is a Stroke of Genius
Be A Business Leader
Student Works is in the business of creating leaders by recruiting, training and coaching the best students across Canada
Studentworks Painting has created many successful Canadian business leaders while providing summer employment for students
Previous Operators Speak
Learned a lot of valuable lessons, and had a positive change in the way to deal with things. Money aside, even just for the experience, it’s incredibly well worth the time.
If you listen to your DM, put in the effort and follow the systems that are clearly laid out for you, it is nearly impossible to fail. Make a conscious effort to direct all of your work effectively.
Bryson, Prince George