Big Ideas Copy

Every session will provide a list of the Big Ideas that you can take away from the audio or video content. This is not an exhaustive list of ideas, so remember to take your own notes!

Project Manager


  • Hiring input
  • Training employees
  • Change orders and add-on sales
  • Project scheduling with office
  • Team management
  • Project management
  • Employee reviews
  • Supply and project material management
  • Customer communication
  • Meeting with office manager 2x/week 


  • $500 week base
  • $250 car allowance (per pay period)
  • 3% commission on managed projects (3% can be lost with project complications that lead to loss)
  • 10% on any change order adds



  • Split up north and south
  • Estimating
  • Sales follow-up
  • Client communications
  • Project scheduling with office
  • Networking
  • Attend at least one production every other week


  • $25 per lead appointment
  • 2% base commission
  • 2% bonus commission (can be lost if it is determined that the project was improperly bid)

Logistics Manager


  • Delivering trailers and equipment
  • Some material management
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Managing schedules with office
  • Miscellaneous repairs on vehicles, trailers, and some office


  • $50 per trailer move
  • $25 per hour for repairs and other projects

Successful sales people and successful project managers have very different skill sets.

A more efficient form of documentation and file organization is to eliminate hardcopy paperwork and move everything online to digital forms that are password-protected and can be easily accessed by the entire team. Copies of forms are sent as communication to the office and customers.

Forms for project managers

  • Project checklist
  • Project review
  • Project start
  • Change order

Forms for painters:

  • Daily report
  • Project completion
  • Walkthrough
  • Supply order
  • Change order
  • Test day (for new hiring)