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And the Pendulum Swings

Nothing is perfect in business. On the contrary, perfect is the arch nemesis of business but, that’s another story . . . The business pendulum, at least in the service world, is forever swinging from sales to capacity.

In the Vancouver painting business, capacity has been an issue for years. Painting in Vancouver is seasonal, finding and keeping qualified trades people is a perpetual challenge. At Wolfgang, we have been focusing on our capacity/operations and working to develop a fun and dynamic culture amongst our field staff that rewards performance. After years of hard work, word seems to have spread amongst Vancouver’s painters and we are starting to see some results, starting to attract more talent.

Vancouver’s weather was amazing this summer and most painting companies got ahead of the production (unheard of in the Vancouver’s seasonal painting world). At Wolfgang, the sunshine coupled with our focus on training and systemization allowed our crews to gain some serious traction. This is a very good thing!

And now, with the hopes of an Indian Summer we are ready for more exterior work. And so, onward with a big marketing and sales blitz! Look out Vancouver property managers and building owners, we will be showing up at your doorstep offering all sorts of goodies. No doubt the Wolfgang sales team will deliver.

You got to laugh, just as you figure out one aspect of your business, another bites you. That’s what makes business so fun. Stupid, pendulum!

Dave Notte

About the Author: Dave Notte

Dave Notte is the founder of Wolfgang Commercial Painters, one of Metro Vancouver's largest commercial and strata painting companies.

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