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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

courteous crew.

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.




– 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

business partnership.

[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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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