012: Avoid These Mistakes and How To Find the Best Painter for Your Home

Marci Deane talks with Tanja Powell, President and CEO of Powell Painting in North Vancouver, BC.


Tanja Powell is the President and CEO of Powell Painting, based in North Vancouver, BC.

Established in 2006, Tanja combined her passion for painting and business into Powell Painting. Quick growth came from positive referrals and dedicated work. The current team consists of over 40 expert painters. Their commitment to client satisfaction has allowed them to excel in the field.

Tanja shares the common mistakes people make when looking for a painter for their property and how to avoid them.

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Key Points

  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="0:29"]″] How did you get started in the business?
  • [spp-timestamp time=”1:16″] What were you doing before Powell Painting?
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="1:56"]″] As an entrepreneur, I enjoy getting to know the people I work with and giving them new opportunities.
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="2:21"]″] What kind of painting do you specialize in?
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="2:52"]″] What should people look for in a good painter?
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="3:26"]″] How does a buyer find the right painter to work with?
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="4:05"]″] Ask for references and work with trusted professionals.
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="5:44"]″] What should a thorough, good quote look like from a painter?
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="6:55"]″] What is a typical timeline for a job?
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="7:08"]″] We test our products to ensure the best quality.
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="7:32"]″] We use ideal savings to give back to our clients.
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="9:25"]″] Other companies can be unreliable, and here’s some examples.
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="9:55"]″] Sometimes the pricing fluctuates depending on the kind of work or property.
  • [spp-timestamp time=”[spp-timestamp time="10:45"]″] When did you know this was the right career for you?

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