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Ron Gerharz of Hi-Tech Painting & Decorating of Sheboygan WI


In this episode of the DYB podcast, Steve welcomes painting expert, Ron Gerharz. Ron has been in the business for 31 years and owns Hi-Tech Painting and Decorating, a successful company based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

In this podcast, Ron shares his inspiring story of working at a factory when he was young and the journey he made that led to founding a million-dollar company. Steve and Ron tackle topics about the workplace, motivation, faith, and family. Ron also shares some insights he has learned along the way by joining DYB and shares some advice on life, tech and even good books to read.



  • Ron’s painting business startup journey
  • Work, faith, and family balance
  • Ron’s insights and lessons learned from DYB
  • Tech in painting





“I started and I kinda faked it ’til I made it so to speak because I’m a go-getter.”

“I was always just telling myself, I’m just gonna do it… and once I did it, I just never looked back.”

“Motivation and determination say a lot and can do a lot for oneself.”

“You know, when we joined the DYB, that was the big paradigm shift.”

“One thing is having the knowledge, it’s knowing what you’re talking about, it’s standing different from the rest of your competitors, that you know what type of product would be best for a particular situation for the customer.”



2:14 How Ron got started in the business

10:40 Ron talks about the early stages of his company

12:08 The workplace, family and faith

13:16 Ron shares some major paradigm shifts

14:44 Ron talks about tech



Lead for God’s Sake by Todd Gongwer (book)

The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone (book)

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

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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