Networking, Marketing, Sales, Business Coach



In this episode of DYB Podcast, Steve interviews the inspirational Scott Sheldon, owner/operator of Sheldon and Sons, Inc.

Scott started his business from scratch, only to grow it to a successful company that focuses on the satisfaction of his customers.

Scott discusses thoroughly how other paint contractors can go above and beyond to make their customers happy, ensuring they come back time after time.



  • Scott’s Processes for Recruiting & Hiring Outstanding Labor.
  • Why Hiring doesn’t stop after the interview, and the importance of Training & Re-Training staff to maintain quality.
  • How Scott is able to stay top-of-mind with his customers and close more sales.
  • How shortages of labor has affected Scott, and how he’s been able to overcome those shortages.



“Hire all-year around. Keep recruiting, keep hiring.”

“Ongoing training reinforces everything. The more it becomes second-nature and they don’t have to think about it, the more seamless things are.”

“After the initial sale, it’s so important to follow-up.”

“I think a lot of people have to get past that psychology … it’s okay to make money.”



[01:53] Scott Sheldon’s journey to becoming a paint contractor

[08:09] What Scott is doing to find employees during the American labor shortage

[10:31] Where Scott generates most of his leads and how he keeps his customers satisfied

[20:46] The biggest challenges Scott has faced in growing his business

[26:23] The struggles Scott sees other painting contractors facing and the strategies they can use to close more sales



Contact Scott Sheldon

Sheldon and Sons, Inc.

American Society of Interior Designers

Maryland Multi-Housing Association

Premier Painting and Construction

The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley

Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

Rework by Jason Fried

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller  

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker

Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin


Join DYB

DYB System PDF

EP01 9 Steps to Doubling Your Business Part 1

52 Blog Post Ideas PDF

YouCanBookMe VIDEO

Pre-qualifying Questions PDF

Video Testimonial Checklist PDF

3 Steps To Get Leads From FB PDF

11 Interview Questions PDF

9 Ways To Get HOA Work PDF

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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