16 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Redlights and Rowboats! the importance of Teamwork and checklists
Today I am sharing the summary of a team meeting we had with two of our guys that work in the field. Do they like working here?Why do they like working for D'franco Painting & Wallpaper?Do they know the process?Are they sure of their job description? We took the time to debrief some jobs and see the common issues we need to fix; meeting customer expectations, better communication, and using paper to write a list so we don't forget to do things.
24 minutes | Mar 5, 2022
Episode 41 Employees want to be Heard, Valued and Empowered
In today's podcast, we are talking with Chris Hewitt from Hewitt and Sons, out of Des Moines, IA. Chris is great at listening, hearing what you say, teaching how to execute better, and just the best at bringing out the best in others. He has been to our work location and spent some time with us to interview our employees to see where we have gaps in our business, our culture and the wants and needs of our employees which revealed to us how Employees want to be Heard, Valued and Empowered He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and their website is https://www.hewittandsons.com/
23 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Episode 40 Drifting off course and using Extreme Ownership to correct our course
In today's podcast we share our review of February as a business in some of the frustrations we have had - or I have. So looking at what we do and how, it was shown thanks to our Business coach Michael Murray from Nolan Consulting on what we need to look at better- ourselves. I mentioned another coaching consultant we use, who is also one of my best friends, Chris Hewitt, from Hewitt and Sons Consulting. Love to hear any feedback you have, ideas etc. Have a great day and God bless.
12 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
Episode 39 Rethinking goals from growth mindset
Well here is a podcast, long overdue, where we are going to refocus how we think about our business- Rethinking goals from growth mindset The first thing is to not focus on goals but growth. We need to spend the time on energy to think more about the people we serve and employ vs. the numbers we want to reach. Don't get me wrong we still have to earn a certain dollar amount, but if we turn the why we do things, and how we do it, I believe the money will follow. So we are now hiring promoting our core values and mission statements. Developing our employees, in 425 homes/business and that we can be found guilty of our core values this year would be a great year indeed.
14 minutes | Jul 7, 2018
What is Wallpaper?
People either love or hate wallpaper because of their experience with it. But somebody else's bad experience does not necessarily have to be yours, too. Discover what is wallpaper and understand what you need to achieve the best results with different wallpapers! "If you had a bad experience with wallpaper, it's usually because of some bad installation." - David Cook Wallpaper for Your Home Wallpaper is no longer something that you can stick to a wall in your home. It comes in various designs and can be used for your bedroom, living room, kitchen, ceiling -- almost anywhere. It is also made up of different materials. Some can be made of paper at the front and fabric at the back, while others are made of the opposite way around. Different Types and Sizes of Wallpapers Wallpapers come in different types. The most popular ones are commercial vinyl. They are heavy and wash well. The other two other types are digital graphics and grasscloth. "How wide [a wallpaper] is can help determine how much you are going to need." - David Cook Typically sizes are 20.5 inches x 27 inches and 30 inches x 36 inches. It varies on the manufacturer of the brand supplier. So as you can see, not all wallpaper is the same. Nailing It With the Right Primer Not sure how much you will need for your home? You can work with a designer, paint store, and/or installer to help you out. Apart from the type and size, you also need to consider the primer you need to use. Wallpaper primers are different from paint primers. Understand what you need to do first and follow the instructions. To hear more about What is Wallpaper, download and listen to this podcast episode. Be empowered, make the best decisions for your home. Contact Paint and Paper D'franco Painting & Wallpaper email@example.com Got any questions or feedback? Want to be in a future episode? Send us an email! And if you enjoyed this episode on What is Wallpaper, leave us a 5-star rating and review. Tune in again next week for another informative and exciting episode!
3 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
Introducing the Paint and Paper Podcast
Welcome to the Paint and Paper Podcast with your host David Cook! This show is your virtual guide that seeks to empower you with tips and insights to help you make the right decisions for your home decorating projects. "You should love the house that you live in." - David Cook on what they believe at D'franco Painting & Wallpaper Answer to the Homeowner's Dilemma David is the owner of D'franco Painting & Wallpaper. He has spent many years in the industry. Many homeowners would ask about what's the right thing to do when decorating their homes. That is what this show is about. Every week you will hear expert information and advice on topics, such as painting and wallpaper finishing. You will also get to hear about the trends in decorating. The Digital Advantage Not enough time to watch existing home finishing shows on TV? With this podcast is you can tune in anytime and anywhere you want. You don't have to miss an episode. You may download any of our Paint and Paper episodes from this website or from other platforms, and listen to it at a later time. Listen to Paint and Paper Every Week Download or subscribe from this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. Show notes and links are available to help you get the most out of the resources available. Tell others about this show, and don't forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed it. Contact Paint and Paper D'franco Painting & Wallpaper firstname.lastname@example.org Got any questions or feedback? Send them to the email above and you might have a chance to be featured on the show!