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EP32 Matt Orme: From Zero to $1M in just 1 Year!


In this episode of DYB, Steve gets the chance to chat with Matt Orme of PR Painting, a company focusing mainly on commercial painting in the Philadelphia area.

In his career, Matt has risen from the bottom of the ranks as a painter to project manager, and eventually setting out on his own.

Steve and Matt cover a wide variety of subjects applicable to any growing painting company; from mindset, starting out, and establishing infrastructure.



-The biggest challenges Matt faced when scaling his commercial painting business

-How making systems helped reduce the man-hours Matt puts into his business

-How Matt was able to overcome the mental hurdles of going out on his own

-The importance of finding a “Tribe of Mentors” to help propel your success




“The whole idea of Personal Record, or ‘PR’ Painting is ‘What’s my best?’ I won’t really know that until I push myself.”

“I think sometimes we don’t step out [on our own] because we don’t see everything ahead of time.”

“I was tempted to go small, because I didn’t know what I didn’t know. But because of the tools I’m given now, I’m not tempted to go that direction.”

“The struggles you’re experiencing — You’re not the only one.”

“Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.”


[2:40] How did Matt get started in the painting industry?

[18:13] How did Matt generate business in the beginning?

[21:52] What were some of the challenges Matt faced when scaling up his business?

[30:01] Matt gives some pointers on how to scale more effectively

[39:33] What does Matt’s tech stack look like?



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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