EP41 Ray Rahni: Computer Engineer from Iran to Successful Painting Company
In this episode of DYB, Steve shares the mic with Ray Rahni, Owner & Operator of Paint Track in New York.
Originating from Iran, Ray Rahni moved to the United States in the early 2000’s to attend college in his early 20’s.
While attending college, he would often paint on weekends and through every summer.
After receiving his degree in computer science, however, he quickly realized that he hated working in a cubicle coding all day.
Ray resolved to starting & growing Paint Track into a huge commercial success.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
-How to establish core values for your company.
-Starting & growing your painting client base organically.
-The importance of developing a company culture.
-The best books Ray has ever read.
“The 8-year war (in Iran) was rough, but it helped build my character.”
“Just because you have a big job, doesn’t mean they’re always profitable.”
“I enjoy helping people feel good about their homes.”
“You need to know how to build a business more than knowing how to sling a brush.”
“I would encourage all painters out there to reach out to other painting companies and contractors. You’d feel like they’re competitors, but they’re really not. We can all learn from each other, and there’s plenty of work out there.”
[4:15] Where is Ray originally from?
[8:32] Why did Ray start his painting business?
[11:15] How did Ray survive the Great Recession?
[13:14] Where does Ray’s drive come from?
[14:57] What’s the biggest paradigm shift Ray has had?
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