Back in January when I chose to partner with Kachina Lead Paint Solutions I had no idea that we would together, train 2000 contractors. Yesterday we hit 2000 with many more to go. We currently have 7 sold out dates this week and 5 the following week before the holiday. This business has taken on a life of its own. We now have four awesome instructors who have an extensive background in residential construction.
Peter Lawton a former NARI board member and kitchen and bath remodeler has received accolades from Brockway Smith as one of the best trainers they have ever seen.
Mike Cavalaro a former president of an NKBA chapter and owner of a Kitchen and Bath remodeling firm.
Scott Syropolous and Fred Ellsworth both successful painting contractors.
I have been told by numerous contractors that our trainers are the best around. This is evident due to the numerous referrals we receive everyday from our contractor clients and the lumberyards who ask us to put these trainings for them. We are starting to see an increase in the number of sub trades coming to the trainings as more and more general contractors request that they obtain RRP certification.
We are currently expanding our program to other regions with a capacity to train 1500 contractors or more per month. We are working on Long Island in New York as well as Washington DC.
I now have to reset my goal which was only one thousand contractors to something more challenging.
I miss having the time to write blog posts. We are servicing hundreds of contractors every week. Calls come on any day at any time. One contractor called me at 9:30 tonight asking how to handle a project that begins next week. We just wrapped up and he now has his strategy. It is reassuring that we are making a difference helping contractors obtain the best training around.
I am looking forward to finding the time to start writing more frequently. Maybe after we train 10,000 contractors.
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