“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything” -Vincent Van Gosh



Hi, I am Rob Youness, owner of Great Lakes 1-800 Painting. Here is my story.


I began painting on the weekends with my Uncle Mike’s company at the ripe age of 15. I painted with him for almost ten years. After picking up side job after side job through friends and family, I decided to start my own business in 2007.


From 2007 until 2011 I was on the job. Like any new company, it was up and down. Feast or Famine. I thought many times about moving on to a new career.


And then, in 2012, an opportunity of a lifetime slapped me in the face. I had the opportunity to buy Hilgendorf Painting a very well respected residential company in my hometown with a track record that exceeded 20 years in business. I accepted the challenge.


Great Lakes Painting went from about $150,000 in revenue to $350,000 in just one year. Even with the growth.


The Problem: I was still just an average painter. I was working in my business and not on my business. I didn’t have a clue how to make my business profitable with professional branding.


That is when in 2014 I was introduced to Steve Burnett through his YouTube videos, the Ask Steve B Show. He has forever changed the way I run my business.


I signed up as a member in the community and Steve sent me a free copy of his book. The past two years, our team has implemented his systems and process.



I can honestly say that with the help of Steve Burnett, April Burnett and the entire DYB COMMUNITY I am working a 30 hour work week and we have doubled our business since starting our membership in 2014.


I have learned and taught my team the DYB System and I would love to help you do the same. Are you tired of wearing too many hats? Are you tired of working 70+ hours each week to keep afloat?

Let us help you become the next success story!

About the Author

Rob Youness, of Great Lakes 1-800-PAINTING, implemented the DYB System, and the 30 Hour Work Week, to double his profits, and get his time back, and now helps other contractors do the same.