By: Max Olson – Vice President, College Pro Painters, US West Coast
My first summer running a business with College Pro, my family and friends thought I was crazy! It’s very hard for people to wrap their heads around how a 19 year old college student could learn the ins and outs of running a painting business. I was ready to work hard to be a College Pro success, and they were worried that I had walked into what they called a “College Pro Painters Scam.”
Not everyone was immediately convinced. My mom was the first one to start realizing how seriously I was taking my business and what it meant to me to get this type of experience so early in life. It helped that my General Manager, who originally interviewed and brought me onboard, had opened up the lines of communication with her and answered any questions or concerns. She saw me coming back home on the weekends and building my business into a College Pro success. I would call her when I booked work and the excitement in my voice helped seal the deal.