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Painting Contractors: Why You Must Clearly Define The Scope of Work

Hi there, Greg here from DYB Coach, currently working in one of our commercial jobs here in Greenville, South Carolina.

I wanted to share something real quick about scope writing that is really important.

This job is a government funded job, it is a rehab of an older apartment community, where they are going in and they are renovating.

They were built in probably the 50s or the 60s.

So, we are very specific when we write our scopes of work, and I am going to share with you how we’re going to save ourselves a lot of money.

Originally in this scope of work, the windows were supposed to be fully replaced windows, where they take out the jams, reset them into the brick, and just caulk, and we were supposed to just paint.

Now we are running into an issue because the scope of work has changed, they have ordered replacement windows, which is going to be a lot more work.

It is also going to involve lead remediation or containment.

I am out here inspecting the job site, I have noticed this, it is something that we are catching before we get started on that, and we are able to come back to the contractor and figure out a solution with them before it becomes an issue.

I hope you guys out there that are starting commercial work, understand the importance of making sure that you clearly define your scope and read what it is, and make sure that you follow up on that before you send your guys out here.

You don’t want to mobilize your crew and then get stuck in a precarious situation where they might actually do extra work that you weren’t anticipating, without you communicating so.

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About the Author

As a newly single father of two from MI, he struggled to start over as a paint contractor in FL, going door to door. His situation was so bad, even the IRS had mercy on him.

 Feeling completely hopeless, he remembered the story of King Solomon praying for wisdom. Could it be so easy? 

He felt he had absolutely nothing to lose. So, as a bankrupt, divorced, high school dropout, single father of 2 young kids, now living 1250 miles away from all friends and family, started to pray for wisdom.
 And while he continues to wait for the wisdom to arrive, what did come was an insatiable desire to learn and read books… 
Thanks to God for giving him the burning passion to read books, and attend seminars, (oh and winning the wife lottery) he not only cracks the success code and overcomes the struggle, but also streamlines his painting business in less than 3 years, published a how to book, then sold the company. Now he leads a business coaching company for painting contractors so he can help other businesses, like yours, to do the same. Hear more... Or


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