Geoff Sharp painted houses as a college student, so when he graduated and started working as a sales associate, he kept painting to earn some extra cash.
But one day as he left his day job, the receptionist told him he had four weeks worth of paychecks he hadn’t picked up.
As she handed them to him, he reviewed them and realized they totaled less than one-tenth of the money he had earned for his last painting job. The next day he gave his two weeks’ notice and started his own painting business, Sharper Impressions Painting Co.
Sharp targets young professionals who simply don’t have the time to paint their homes but want them to look nice. He has a 10-minute sales presentation and shows them a “before” and digitally crafted “after” shot of their house. He also provides them with a map of the area that details all the houses his company has painted and provides references. On top of that, he provides a one-page quote for them.
His level of service and attention to detail do not stop once he’s on the job. If customers have special requests, such as not painting or using radios during certain hours so as to not disrupt, say, a child sleeping, he caters to those requests. He concludes each job with a 22-point inspection with the customer to ensure they are satisfied.
His efforts have garnered a 97 percent customer satisfaction rating, which will help him paint future success.
HOW TO REACH: Sharper Impressions Painting Co., (614) 889-8383 or www.sharperimpressionspainting.com