By JORGE ARBOLEDA
Pintor Pro Senior Editor
It is hard to measure the huge magnitude of the contributions of Hispanics to the American economy and to our society. Despite being less than 20 percent of the total population, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, already in 2020 Hispanics made up 30 percent of all construction workers. And their role is even more vital in the commercial and residential painting industry, where Hispanics comprise 59 percent of the workforce.
Continue reading Never-Ending Progress: The Sky’s the Limit for Hispanic American Painting Contractors
Welcome to this special issue of Pintor Pro magazine! In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, in this edition we celebrate the essential contributions made by Hispanic painting contractors to the U.S. economy and culture. Continue reading Special Issue: Celebrating the Prosperity, Progress and Power of Hispanic Paint Pros
Sherwin-Williams recently launched the Job Board to help painting contractors find and hire talented painters to their teams. The free platform comes in response to the labor market shortage, one of the biggest hurdles facing many painting businesses today. Continue reading New Job Board Launched to Help You Find the Right People for Your Team
The next PCA Expo is set for February 26 to March 1, 2024 in Orlando, Florida.
Continue reading PCA Expo Coming to Orlando in 2024
Once again in 2023, Pintor Pro is teaming up with the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) on a series of articles to help you grow and improve your painting business. This year’s theme: Productivity is the path to profitability. In this article, Jon Bryant, CEO of Paint Scout, shares his secrets for foolproof estimating.
Continue reading The Foolproof Way to Estimate Painting Projects
Think of it as a welcoming committee.
The folks at Sherwin-Williams are always looking for ways to better serve painting contractors. A perfect example is their new Latino Pro Shows.
Continue reading Breaking Down the Language Barrier with Latino Pro Shows
Running a successful painting company. It’s more than just how to hold a paint brush or how to cut in a wall. There’s estimating, sales, marketing, accounting, managing people, and so much more. Sharing ideas about how to excel at the business side of painting is the concept behind the new PRO+ Training Series on the Sherwin-Williams YouTube channel.
Continue reading Build Your Business Chops with Free PRO+ Training Webinars
Sherwin-Williams is committed to supporting the economic growth of the Hispanic business community. That’s one reason why The Sherwin-Williams Foundation has collaborated with the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development (NEOHCED).
Continue reading Hispanic Business Growth Supported by The Sherwin-Williams Foundation
Want to get the job done faster? Want to save money and time with services and tools that make your entire business run smoother? Want to build your business with the services and tools you need today plus cutting-edge solutions for tomorrow? PRO+ductive Solutions is an ongoing initiative started by Sherwin-Williams to help contractors save time, complete jobs quickly, and save money to generate more profit.
The latest additions to this part of the company’s PRO+ program include a time- and labor-saving pressure washer, virtual color consulting resources for homeowners and an advanced weather-adaptive paint that helps you be more productive on exterior projects.
Continue reading Three More Great Ways to Work Smarter with PRO+ductive Solutions
Difficult customers can come in all shapes and sizes. Spend any time as a painting contractor and you’ll run into one eventually. Every contractor can probably recall a customer who made their work so difficult that they started to regret taking the job.
Unfortunately, these situations aren’t only frustrating, but can potentially hurt your business’ reputation if not handled correctly. As such, you need to be prepared for these customers in order to stay successful. And in a competitive marketplace where word-of-mouth is king, retaining customers and generating repeat business can grow your bottom line. In this article, we offer suggestions for how to professionally respond to three of the most common types of difficult customers.
Continue reading Difficult Customers? Here’s How to Deal with the Three Most Common Types
Sherwin-Williams has launched a new paint store concept catering to the Hispanic community.
Continue reading New Paint Store Model Puts the Focus on Hispanic Contractors
This article by Benji Carlson is the fourth in an ongoing series from Pintor Pro and the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) designed to help you understand and prepare for the challenges of business growth.
Continue reading Business Tips from the PCA: The 4 Building Blocks of a Scalable Project Management Infrastructure
A new year means a new opportunity to find fresh ways to expand and improve your business. Whether you have been running your own business for decades or you’re just getting started, you likely want to know how to take your team to the next level.
Thankfully, Sherwin-Williams offers several productivity-enhancing tools that can help you make 2023 your business’ best year yet, with unique services that can help contractors recruit talented employees, train them in best practices, and save time on the jobsite.
Continue reading 3 Proactive Ways to Build Your Business in 2023
Sherwin-Williams has launched PRO+ductive Solutions as part of its PRO+ program. These PRO+ductive Solutions are designed to help contractors save time, complete jobs quickly, and save money to generate more profit.
Continue reading PRO+ductive Solutions for Your Company