EP11 John Peek of Peek Brothers Painting, Unpacks Business Partnerships, Mentor Groups, and Knowing Your Numbers.
“Do not discount without budgeting!”
“Get workers worthy of his wage.”
“Ask for help, but at the same time trust in your own ability.”
“Do not shift your responsibilities of your business onto other people.”
“Praise Publicly and Discipline Privately.”
John Peek is the owner and co-founder of Peek Brothers Painting and is
one of DYB’s first mastermind group members.
Peek Brothers Painting, a 37-year-old painting contracting business in
San Diego, is lauded for offering their customers a neat, clean and
well-ordered job site along with a quiet, efficient, well equipped and
John and his brother Ned began Peek Brothers to augment their income
during their college internship period in business school. After doing
so, John realized he did not want to go back to school and continue to
pursue their painting company.
In this episode, Steve explores John’s business journey, successes, and
challenges that he experiences when he became the sole owner of their
business when his brother moved out of the partnership. John also shares
his tech stack that helps him in leveraging his business.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
– The challenge of business partnerships with family members.
– The Importance of finding a mentor group.
– How to treat your subcontractors properly.
– The importance of knowing your numbers.
[01: 56] John’s personal and his painting contracting business.
[06: 06] Importance of having a good service price offer, bookkeeping,
and budgeting system.
[10: 41] John’s experience when he and his brother Ned ended their
[13: 48] How John’s parents instilled his great business ethics and
values, and his father’s impact on him as a business person.
[19: 50] What was the paradigm shift that helped John improve and level
up his business?
[29: 11] What John’s tech stack looks like and what programs he uses in
his business to help him free up his time and focus on production and sales.
[34: 30] John’s business advice and encouragement he can give.
[35: 58] How to connect with John.
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