Episode 7 - The business of Painting with Sean Hersee

In this episode of the build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Sean Hersee from Sage Painting.

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Sean grew up in Newcastle and is a 5th generation painter.

  • How Sean’s father influence affected the choice to become a painter.

  • The process of moving away from the family business to starting his own.

  • The value of word of mouth marketing.

  • Sean changed his business name from ‘Sean Hersee’ to ‘Sage Painting’.

  • Sean explains what traits are needed to become a painter.

  • We find out why painters wear white.

  • Part of the reason Sean enjoys painting is the mindfulness aspect.

  • As a finishing trade, Sage Painting has process’ to maintain quality assurance.

  • Sean has created a circle of like-minded tradesmen in his network.

  • Sage Painters is a Dulux accredited team and the importance of sustaining good supplier relationships.

  • Sage Painters employs over 35 staff and Sean hares how he keeps them motivated to educate themselves.

  • Repeat business and Sean’s regular customers.

  • Sean’s goals have changed over the years and he now focuses’ on his people vs financial goals.

  • Sean’s routines and passions both in and outside of work.

  • The key to business is knowing your numbers and keeping job management organised.

  • Importance of having a mentor and an accountability partner.

  • The future for Sage and Sean’s advice for new painters.

  • Sean shares stories from the Park Bella Vista restoration.

  • Sean’s advice for being successful in the painting industry.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Sean Hersee.


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