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The Proof is in the Painting

The Proof is in the Painting

  • "The Proof is in the Painting" originally appeared in the April 2024 "20 Under 40" issue of COMO Magazine.
What The Home Pros Know with Jaclyn Rogers

We’re showing our team some love for International Painters Appreciation Day.

The painting industry is heavily focused on recruiting great painters and apprentices to meet the growing market for residential and commercial painting projects. Ai Painting Plus is already a step ahead of that curve, and we’re proud to recognize our team every day, and especially on International Painters Appreciation Day on April 30.

Our company has found great success in our unique approach to hiring individuals without prior painting experience and enrolling them in our Apprenticeship Program. We actively seek candidates with strong customer service backgrounds from diverse fields such as hospitality or the food industry. Our apprentice positions offer a transformative opportunity for individuals seeking a new career path and a platform to realize their full potential.

The job description for our apprentices emphasizes personal and professional growth, highlighting our commitment to nurturing talent within our organization. We prioritize individuals who demonstrate a strong work ethic, problem-solving abilities, and a genuine concern for our clients and their homes. Expectations include a positive attitude, dedication to learning, and exceeding performance standards.

Our Apprenticeship and Training initiative integrates hands-on learning with structured classroom instruction, ensuring comprehensive preparation for a rewarding career in the painting industry. Throughout the program, apprentices receive guidance and support from experienced mentors, both in our facilities and in the field. We maintain a systematic approach to skill development, providing each employee with a clear pathway to advancement.

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Training Excellence

At the core of our training infrastructure is Trevor Judkins, our dedicated full-time trainer with over a decade of experience in the industry. Trevor played a pivotal role in shaping our Apprentice and Training Programs, reflecting our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of skill and professionalism across our workforce.

Even experienced painters joining our team undergo thorough training to familiarize themselves with our procedures and ensure alignment with our service standards. Our comprehensive training regimen encompasses technical skills, safety protocols, and customer service excellence. Individualized coaching sessions are provided to address specific skill gaps and enhance overall performance.

Continuous Learning and Certification

We prioritize ongoing professional development by offering regular leadership, safety, and customer service training sessions. Our team boasts seven certified lead renovators, with multiple members undergoing OSHA training. Our commitment to excellence extends to client relations, with our client relations manager holding a certification as a color consultant.

In conclusion, our Apprenticeship Program serves as a gateway to a fulfilling career in the painting industry, providing individuals with the tools, support, and opportunities for growth. We remain steadfast in our dedication to training excellence and continuous improvement, ensuring that every member of our team is equipped to deliver exceptional results to our clients.

Jaclyn Rogers

Jaclyn Rogers, sales representative at Ai Painting Plus, sees paint as more valuable than simply being an accent in a home. “We are painting joy into people’s homes,” she says. Jaclyn is certified as a Psychological Color Expert, which means she has demonstrated mastery in specifying interior paint in residential applications. 

Ai Painting Plus

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