Get All American Initiatived?
All American Initiative stands for an experience. When you see a painter in green you know its a highly skilled and highly selected painted. We do our diligence so you don't have to. That's the job of your Home Adviser. Your local Home Adviser will learn the market from suppliers to tradesmen to deliver you a high quality paint job.
During many of my projects I noticed that the home owner seemed on the look out for something to go wrong, for some way to complain, or some reason to point out what wasn't done right. I often assumed it was my young age. Maybe the client questioned my abilities but if so why hire me in the first place? However, I began to realize that it wasn't just my relationship with the home owner that the client questioned it was contractors in general. During many circumstances in the past, the client either had or heard of a negative experience. In most cases, it came down to a fear for a lack of integrity. Was the work being produced to code (who's cutting corners), would the company be around in five years, would I ever see the person again who took my deposit? It was at that moment when I realized that the contracting industry had a glaring NEED. A need to for a company to raise the standard. A need for a company to deliver high quality for the same price. A need for a company that a client could trust. A need for a company to deliver all of these important details, every time. If so, it would force all contractors to meet the level of quality. Otherwise, they couldn't compete. So there you have it, that is our objective. We have set out to deliver quality. Every time.
Something has to change. There is a glaring need for good business principles to become the norm. For everyone's sake: the employee, the owner ship, and the client. So our solution is the Home Adviser, an unbiased expert who works within the field for the employee and the client who provides genuine management and advising for practical and cost effective solutions to your project.
I set out on a mission to instil integrity within my business. From the personality of my employees to their outlook on what quality truly represents every employee would have an emphasis to show up to do their best, every day. Our culture is wrapped around one statement, "Job security is not a privilege, it's earned. Everyday."
There is a lot of time and effort that goes into recruiting, hiring, training, motivating, and retaining highly qualified tradesman and it comes down to one simple principle, the genuine willingness to put in the time to deliver quality - it is an ongoing and never ending mission. Our company stands for quality and we've made it recognizable in our color, green. Green stands for quality and it's the limed experience. Hence, the catch phrase: Get All American Initiative.
Basically, the general labor market has a problem doing two things that are very fundamental to business. The first fundamental is quality delivered with a pleasant customer experience and the second fundamental is replicating the first business fundamental, every single time.
During the biding process, there will always be a market price for what it costs to repaint your property - about a $1500 price range created by those bidding on your property. In fact, the three components that go into the price are very straight forward: materials, labor, and overhead i.e., insurance, advertising, supplies, equipment, fuel, etc. However, there are plenty of instances that exist where the price for painting services seem high and/or low. There are several reasons as to why this price fluctuation happens. On one side of the spectrum a price may seem low because the contractor markets himself as a one man shop with “no overhead”.... well what does no overhead mean? In most cases, this is a representation of a guy who paints 20 houses a year and hires family/friends and sometimes a “random” when the family/friend option is limited. The main problem is that this is not a “business.” For many reasons this model has flaws. To name a few: at any particular time the company can go out of business, scheduling is limited with a short staff, and customer service is at the mercy of higher stress levels due to the “one man show.” There is a fine line between production and business (sales/customer service). Just like any other line, it should draw a division that creates balance. For this reason, the “Superman” model isn’t the ideal situation. Meshing production and business creates a false sense of “Superman.” In reality, it’s creating a simmering kettle.
On the other side of the spectrum lies the home run hitter. This is the highest price that you have been bid at. Typically, its framed as “we do things right, and because of that you pay a premium.” Sometimes you get what you pay for, right? In actuality, the bidder is relying on the law of averages, which if history repeats itself some clients will pay the high price and the bidder laughs all the way to the bank. Keep in mind, in most instances the business model is the same as the one man show - nonexistent. However, with the home run hitter, the batter seems a little more confident, with a better outfit, and a more rehearsed pitch. Great, the batter has experience and it just so happens that the batter has been on a long hitting streak but it doesn’t change the fact that there isn’t a business in place.
As we all know the old school way of doing business through a hand shake doesn't exist anymore. The contracting industry has become very flooded with start ups and one man shows. Unfortunately, the small business model doesn't allow for the best service possible and with so many models wrapped around this concept, the contracting industry gets a bad reputation.
small business is an illusion - not what it used to be... labor market is flooded. Need systems/processes to ensure quality every time.
Big - stability/growth/consistency/reputable track record
little - personable/the experience/highly responsive and constant contact
Quality Management is a high priority if you’re a high end residential and commercial paint company. We use the industries best tactics and materials (link) to ensure durability. Most importantly we invest in our tradesman. After all they are the face of our business and the lifeblood of our culture. By working closely with our tradesman we can instill systems and processes which are constantly tested and improved internally through evaluations to ensure quality every single time. Our service is further improved by improving our customer experience through surveys, feedback but in most cases a friendship and trusting relationship gives the best insight.
At All American Initiative we are constantly working to improve our talented tradesman so that we can better serve you.
What makes All American Initiative unique is the Home Adviser. The role of the Home Adviser sets All American Initiative apart from any other contractor.
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