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5 Steps to Success In an Uncertain Economy!

Now You Can Build a Recession-Proof Company Using the Secrets & Systems of America’s Most Successful Painters

5 Keys for Finding Success 38During the “Great Recession,” countless painting companies went out of business or watched their profits evaporate... but a select few adapted and even GREW their personal incomes in a down economy.

How did they do this?

It wasn’t their craftsmanship or painting skills that saved them. It was the business systems they discovered, implemented and perfected that allowed them to outsmart the competition and bring certainty to their financial futures.

Is your painting business prepared to thrive... no matter the economic climate?

Don’t wait until the damage is done. Go on the offense and take action now to safeguard your success.

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“We boosted sales by 63% and closing rates by 42%... all while reducing stress and getting out of the field.” Ray and Tonya Orist, R&J Painting

Who Is Brandon Lewis Anyway?

Without any prior painting experience, I launched my painting business in 2008... right at the beginning of the “Great Recession.”

While other painting businesses were going bankrupt, we grew year-after-year to over $1,000,000 in sales. I made a very good income. Five years later in 2013, I even sold my company for $440,000 while the economy was still recovering.

In late 2014, I began passing on the secrets I discovered to other painting contractors when I launched the Academy for Professional Painting Contractors. In the last six years, I have worked with over 450 painting contractors in six different countries.

These companies have ranged from $50,000,000 in annual sales to startups. I’ve worked with commercial-focused companies in metro markets, residential-focused painters in rural markets and every combination you can imagine.

I’ve evaluated the business systems found in virtually every painting franchise... working with owners one-on-one and even at the corporate franchise level for several years.

During this time, I have steadily collected the little-known methods used by the world’s wealthiest painters... and I have found what keeps the nation’s poorest painters permanently poor.

I’ve been lucky enough to share my wisdom in the pages of every painting magazine and on the stage at every major painting industry event. In fact, I personally host the largest painting conference in the nation that’s exclusively focused on increasing the personal income of painting business owners.

Why Tell You All This?

I do not tell you any of this to impress you,
but rather to impress upon you two important things...

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#1 – I have been in your shoes. I know exactly what it is like to worry about the future. To wonder how you will pay the mortgage and the car payment. To have anxiety about providing for your wife and children as the primary breadwinner.

I understand what it’s like to sit at the kitchen table with your wife looking at bills you can’t pay – wondering how you’ll make ends meet. I get how it feels to watch your savings evaporate.

#2 – Most painting contractors are dead-men-walking unless they take action immediately. As an industry, we are woefully behind the times and our painting contractors are struggling. The average size of a painting company is 1.7 people. After conducting 1,087 painting business system reviews, I can tell you the vast majority of painters are not making any money. In fact, most are covered up with personal or business debt. Few painters could ever hope to profitably sell their companies.

Even large, multi-million-dollar companies are often only operating at 10-20% cash-flow to owner. While they think they are doing well, I often discover they are missing what it takes to be successful. They don’t use the 5 key strategies I am about to reveal. As a result, they work their tail off every day, compromise their family relationships and are leaving half their income on the table or more each year. The worst part is this: they don’t even know they are selling themselves short. They think working harder is the answer. When they could get a lot further by working a little bit smarter.

These painting contractors can get by when the economy is roaring (if you don’t mind losing half your money every month), but when the economy experiences a downturn, these painters are the first to suffer and often suffer the most.

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“Thanks to Brandon's PowerPaint Presentation Process, my closing rate increased from 24% to 50%! Because of APPC’s programs, I've moved from being the business myself to running the business as the owner. I make a lot more money and have a great deal more fun and freedom than before.” – Keith Zafren of My Three Sons Painting

The Academy for Professional Painting Contractors 7 Steps to Success


Get a Personalized Profit Protection Plan for Your Business from the Repaint Industry’s Leading Business Mentor

5 Keys for Finding Success 42Many painters spend years or even decades making 1/3 as much money as they could working the exact same amount of hours. They keep “working hard,” but their bank balance doesn’t show it. How does this happen? How can so many years and so much money be lost?

It’s simple if you really think about it. When you only run one painting business, you only have one perspective. You do the best you can, but how can you tell if your marketing, sales, operations, management or hiring practices are really working?

How can you tell what’s broken or missing? The answer is you can’t.

Wealthy local painters won’t tell you their secrets. Your friends who own painting businesses are just as lost as you are – but either don’t know or won’t admit it.

Brandon Lewis has personally conducted 1,087 repaint business reviews and worked with over 450 repaint contractors in six different countries. In less than an hour, he can reveal multiple opportunities in your business to make more money while working less hours.

He will find the hidden problems in your painting business that are making you poorer than you should have to be.

This Profit Protection Plan is tailored to your current needs and you will receive tools, systems and advice to immediately begin making your painting business more profitable.

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“I was struggling to put down the brush, but the APPC helped me grow from $500,000 to $1.3 Million in under two years.” Matt Rathgeb, Rathgeb Painting


Access Plug-and-Play Business Systems That Remove all the Guesswork and Uncertainty from Running Your Repaint Company

5 Keys for Finding Success 44Where do painters get “stuck” when they want to improve their business? To begin with, most painters never become serious students of the “business end” of their painting company.

However, even when a painter “knows” he should fix his sales process, contact his past clients or use a saved-labor bonus plan, he doesn’t know HOW to do it or WHERE to start.

“Ideas” are great, but they rarely ever change a business in any meaningful way. “Ideas” get written down on a legal pad and are rarely implemented correctly. Meanwhile, business problems continue to make your life miserable. “Ideas” go undone for decades while fortunes are lost.

Done-for-you systems, tools, templates videos and manuals kick the crap out of “ideas” every day of the week. Done-for-you systems can be implemented in days instead of months.

Plus, proven templates and tools mean ZERO trial and error. They can easily be used by painters who “hate marketing” or “suck at selling.” They can be used by people who are not “technologically gifted.” They are simple, easy and they work.

At the APPC, our tools tackle your toughest problems in...

  • Marketing for Repeat/Referral Work

  • Increasing Project Profits

  • Finding Commercial Repaint Work

  • Improving Office Administration

  • Estimating with Greater Accuracy

  • Improving Company Cash Flow

  • Running Effective Company Meetings

  • Partnering with Relators & Other Trades

  • Finding Winter Work

  • Closing Sales at Higher Rates

  • Hiring & Recruiting Quality Painters

  • Running Operations Smoothly

  • Incentivizing Painter Performance

  • Newsletter Marketing

  • Neighborhood Marketing

  • Easy Job Costing Solutions

  • Upselling for Larger Projects

  • Ranking Your Website Locally

  • And a Lot More We Can’t List Here!

You get immediate access to these business blueprints in our online Member’s Only Portal upon joining the APPC - and using them will transform your painting business fast!

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“It's been going really good and that's the reason why I wanted to reach out to you - because it couldn't have happened without you, man! $71,600 job booked this month with a 80% success rate, which is crazy high. I don't know how I pulled that off, but I did!” Trent Husky, Smoky Mountain Painting


Surround Yourself with a Community of Successful Painting Entrepreneurs that Can Guide & Encourage You

5 Keys for Finding Success 46It’s great to get advice from a proven industry expert, but that’s not enough. You must hear different perspectives from other painters – but not just ANY painter will do.

Most painters are broke, struggling or only achieving mediocre results. That’s why painters chatrooms online are full of bad advice, poverty-inducing mindsets and “chuck-in-a-truck” telling you if you “do a good job you’ll be ok.”

Never take advice from poor painters on running your business. Instead, seek out those who are successful. Seek out those who invest in themselves and their companies... not on ladders, sprayers and vans, but on business systems and self-improvement.

As a member of the APPC, you will build relationships with owners. Relationships that can last a lifetime. These peers can help encourage you to become the best painting business owner you can be.
At the APPC, we meet through Member’s Only Q&A Screen Shares that are recorded and archived in our Member’s Only Portal. You can also stay connected with our PRIVATE Facebook group.

If you are only as successful as the five painting contractors you associate with, what does your future look like? Change it for the better – today.

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“Whenever I actually had the call with Brandon, he told me the average member in this group ran a $1.4 million company. And for me, I didn't need to hear anything else after that.” Brian Reis, Bella’s Army Painting


Use Monthly, Done-for-You Game-Plans That Reduce the Impact of Seasonality

Even if you are in a warm climate, seasonality still causes serious problems in your business.

To succeed, you must use different strategies at different times of the year. There is an optimal time of the year for client reactivation, client retention, commercial repaint prospecting, recruitment, hiring and operational improvements.

There is also a WRONG time of the year to invest in many of these activities.

With the APPC, you get monthly resources through our Mastery Calendar Toolkits that help you succeed. No matter the economic climate. No matter the time of year.


Ongoing Training Keeps You Years Ahead of Local Competitors

5 Keys for Finding Success 48Done-for-you tools, templates and resources are powerful, but when you couple them with ongoing training – they are unstoppable.

Quality training programs are the backbone of every large, efficient and healthy organization. A well-trained owner is prepared to weather storms and take advantage of opportunities when they arise.

Just as professional athletes never stop training, professional painting contractors continue to invest in themselves to stay one step ahead of local competitors.

Our Mastery Training series happens monthly and all past trainings are archived digitally in our Member’s Only Portal.

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“You need someone like Brandon that just no-holds-barred tells you what you're doing wrong – and how to do it correctly also. Otherwise you're just going to continue banging your head on the wall and nothing's going to change. You're just going to keep stuck in the mud.” Luigi Mancini, LRM Painting


Live Events and Special Discounts Take Your Business to the Next Level of Success


As a member of the APPC, you get access to discounted materials, services and programs that your typical painter never will. 

APPC members also gather annually for the Painting Profits Summit. At this event, lifelong friendships are formed, best practices are discovered and businesses are changed forever. Owners present what really works and you participate in small, peer-driven “hot seat” groups where your fellow business owners help you solve your toughest painting problems. 

Building a profitable painting business is not just a process – it is a lifestyle and a community. You need to be part of it.


Help & Support Is Only a Phone Call or Email Away

5 Keys for Finding Success 50Sometimes, you just need a little help. Maybe you have a specific question about an APPC business process or tool and need to know EXACTLY how to use it.

Perhaps you have a large commercial repaint opportunity and need advice on landing a large account. Maybe there is a situation in your painting business or with a client that you just can’t seem to figure out.

In these cases, you are only an email or a phone call away from getting an answer from the APPC... or a member of the APPC. Don’t do business by yourself. It never works as well as when you align yourself with those who have already solved the problems that are holding you back from being your best you.

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“My business is growing without all the chaos that I used to have. Before I started with the APPC, I was kind of a micro manager and felt that I had to control every situation and run to every client complaint or issue. Working with Brandon has helped me realize that I have capable staff that can do this and that's part of their job.” – Marc Poulus, Marc Poulus Painting

So, What’s the Investment in Your Program?

5 Keys for Finding Success 52When you enroll as a member of the APPC, it’s not about what you “get.” It’s not about the “cost.” It’s not about the tangible training, modules, tools, templates or advice you’ll receive. It’s not about member portals, Facebook groups, audio files or screen share sessions.

It IS about doubling or tripling your personal income while reducing the hours you work. It IS about getting rid of unnecessary stress and being able to focus on your life outside of work.

The investment for joining the APPC is a one-time enrollment fee of $997.00. Thereafter, 30 days later, it’s only $297 a month. No long-term commitments, cancel anytime.

For most owners, painting one good project a year covers their entire membership.

However, an APPC membership pays for itself hundreds of times over with increased closing rates, higher gross profit jobs and a stream of repeat, referral and commercial leads.

It’s not a cost. It’s an investment in your future and your self-worth.

Do You Offer Any Guarantees?

5 Keys for Finding Success 53We offer two guarantees at the APPC.

The first is our 60-Day 100% Satisfaction Iron-Clad Guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with our program or your membership, simply ask for a refund within 60-Days and mail back in your APPC toolkits. We won’t ask any questions or make excuses. We’ll simply refund you.

The second guarantee we offer is a $5,000 in Your Pocket Guarantee and here’s how it works. If you implement our systems during the first 60-days and do not put an extra $5,000 in your pocket above and beyond your investments, well give you your money back as well.

So, whether you do nothing or give it your very best shot, we personally take on all the risk. That’s how confident we are in these tried-and-true, field-tested systems.

You truly have nothing to lose.

The Way I See It, You Have Three Options...

5 Keys for Finding Success 54Option #1: Do absolutely nothing and stay exactly where you are now.

If you already have enough money to wait out the storm, maybe doing nothing will work for you and your family. Maybe your business can survive without making any changes at all.
If so, maybe you don’t need to implement any of the APPC’s programs.

Option #2: Do it yourself.

You can try to develop all these systems yourself.

Then, through years of trial and error, see if you’ve got it right.

If you are willing to spend weeks or even months in front of your computer perfecting it, you might be able to pull it off.


Option #3: Let me do the heavy lifting for you.

I’ll put my expertise and proven systems to work on your business from the moment you schedule your call with me.

I’ll develop all the tools, systems, processes and instruction you’ll need to make more money and build a better painting business – FAST.

All you’ll need to do is take my systems and put them in place.

Then, enjoy running your new painting business in a more efficient, profitable way.

Go enjoy your life.

Of these three options, ask yourself...

Which One Is Going to Be Easier for You...

You see, there are two types of people in this world.

Those who only dream about achieving their business goals without ever taking any action to make it happen...

And those who are ready to take action when opportunity presents itself.

Most painters tell you they want to become rich and successful in business.

But we both know very few actually make it happen.

It’s a natural law of business...

The classic tale of the willful and the wishful.

Most people will keep dreaming...

While the few who are actually serious about their financial future will take action.

Since you’ve read my entire report this far, I think you are one of the special ones. 

One of the handful of painting contractors I’d actually want to work with.

If I’m right and you’re still with me... click the button below and schedule your free call.

In the end, only you can decide.


Brandon Lewis, MBA
Founder, The Academy for Professional Painting Contractors