What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I generally bid everything by the job. Travel time, materials, time on the job... A typical new car showroom can run anywhere from $800 to $2000. I email the design first and we agree on what the look should be. It is really very simple. Compared to TV, Radio and Newsprint, it really is your most cost effective ad medium. Wanna build traffic...Paint your windows in fluorescent enamels...but get someone who knows what he or she is doing.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Constantly looking at other work in other cities. I have a very wide range of styles and am always on the hunt for a new look. Am computer literate and build websites, as well. My main focus is really on showroom window painting (Splash Art).
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was the GM of a large Chevy store and could not find anyone capable of painting our showroom windows with some ad messages. 22 years ago, I quit and started this. Love what I do.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Mostly showroom windows for new car dealers. Have some 250+ clients all over Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and other states. When it is too cold or rainy, I work on my fine art landscapes or auto paintings.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
300 foot of a wall mural project. Quite a big task for me.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for reliability and talent. I show up when I say...always.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Window painting can be extremely effective in building traffic. A good sign can be the most useful tool in establishing the look and feel for the business. It is really not an area that any business needs to save money on and try to get the best designs. Keep it simple.