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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.



-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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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