DES MOINES, IA – Emergency crews were summoned to the scene of a tragic accident last Saturday, when Frank VanDosten opened a supply closet in his painting company headquarters. An avalanche of partially-used rolls of painters tape cascaded upon him, trapping the unwitting company owner under its crushing mass. Read More
Humor | A David Creation - Part 2
BOULDER, CO – With the legalization of recreational marijuana, one Boulder painting company is monopolizing on a new color palette. Russ Hopkins has found success in mixing his own paints, using hemp oil as a base. “It’s certainly been a joint effort. I mean, I can’t toke all the credit here.”
Russ spoke about the budding new industry: “They’ve got marijuana everything out here. Cookies, candy bars…even pacifiers.” We fact-checked his last statement. They do not, in fact, have marijuana pacifiers.
Russ gathers his staff around to discuss the latest colors. “With the older folks, the classics have always been Ganja Green, Bongin’ Blue, and Mellow Yellow. Today, we’re rolling out a new series. We’ve got ‘I’m Going Acoustic,’ ‘Chips, Please’ and ‘This Was a Mistake.’ We think these’ll be a big hit with the younger crowd.”
Staff Painters Kyle and Moon grab three cans of “I’m Going Acoustic” and set out to paint a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment that houses fourteen local grad students.
Russ eyes his new colors with pride. “If things keep growing like this on the painting side of things, I might have to expand into green construction!”
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND – “I want to show you something,” says Stanley Firth, staff painter at Kingston Interiors. He approaches a mahogany bookshelf in the company office and pulls out a leather-bound copy of Dickens. The shelf slides to reveal a hidden room. Read More
FLORIDA, MO – After reading Mark Twain’s classic novel in his sophomore English class, Sam Clement (18) thought he had developed the perfect business model. Straight out of high school, Clement opened a painting company. And what was his brilliant plan? He didn’t hire any painters!
DEERFIELD, NH – A small painting company in New England is making a big splash. They’ve been family-owned-and-operated for decades, but the demand for house painting has stretched them thin.
“Our reputation as a family-run business is real important to us. That’s the way we’ve always done things, and we’ll do what it takes to keep it that way.” Read More
ASHEVILLE, NC – The clients of Nailed It salon have always been delighted with the service they receive. However, owner and beautician Donna Tello knew there was room for improvement. Even though she used the best nail products and application techniques, the lifespan of the manicure could only be measured in weeks. “In rare cases, a client could eek a couple months out of a nail job. We knew we had to find a way to improve these results” said Tello. Read More
“We’re pretty others-focused,” says Jared Mitchum of Templeton, IA. “So, when Suzie and Greg told us they were buying a house, Jane and I knew we needed to knock their housewarming gift out of the park.” Read More
Eagle Heights, CT – “I don’t like to complain, but this just got out of control,” declares Betty Carbuncle of Eagle Heights. “There’s a certain way we paint in this neighborhood, and it is not like that.” Read More
Eagles Port, IN – A haggard Sophia Dunn sits in the open doors of an ambulance, sipping juice while mustering the courage to recount her harrowing experience in Limitless Paint Supply. Read More