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EP33 John Neubert Reveals His Unique Strategies for Hiring and Retaining 80 Painters, Despite the Current Labor Market


In this episode of DYB, Steve interviews John Neubert of Neubert Painting; Located in Cleveland, Ohio.

John has been in the painting industry all of his life, since the 70’s when he initially opened up shop at the ripe age of 18.

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Since then, Neubert painting consistently staffs close to 80+ painters at all times.

John reveals his unique strategies for hiring and retaining excellent painters, despite the current labor market.

In addition, John covers how he’s managed to operate a business with so many staff.



-How the painting industry has changed since the ‘70’s

-Tips for hiring better quality painters in a tough market

-How to become a better manager of people

-The mindset needed to break out of managerial dysfunction




“The good thing is we can get high achieving college students that are motivated, because they’re going somewhere with their lives. They pick up our system very fast.”

“With our culture, and the fact we give them everything they need…we’re really there to help them succeed.”

“If you have a problem it comes down to you. It starts at the top.”

“There are certainly companies out there with good strategies and bad cultures that still succeed, but they’re not great places to work. I personally want a place where I go in every day and I like the people I work with.”

“Treat your people really well. THink of them as an asset, not a liability.”



[1:50] How did John get started in the painting industry?

[3:40] John’s method for generating leads when he first started

[7:51] John dives into his unique model for hiring contractors

[12:54] What’s the biggest paradigm shift John had that’s led to his success?



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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