I think the number 1 most important thing that I took from the class and still take throughout my work is the fact that Gary never really gave a firm answer to a lot of the questions being asked during class. This might sound silly but what I mean is someone would say for example “what if I mix this with that or how about if I did this step first then add this” and I cant tell you how many times he would respond” I don’t know , you will have to try it , it might not work and it might be beautiful”.
For almost 40 years I have been doing decorative painting projects for both residential and commercial clients. My business fluctuates between the two, but I would say that it probably averages out to be about 60% residential and 40% commercial over the years. Both of these markets have their pluses and minuses and can be both rewarding and frustrating for different reasons.
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As the recession was just beginning I like many people in the contracting trade was experiencing a slow down in our job leads. Some of my largest builders I had worked with for years were also hit by the downturn in the economy. So like many of the readers of this article I started focusing on networking/marketing/advertising collectively with my established contacts of architects, builders, and interior designers with the goal in mind that we could help each other get with through this difficult period.