Hello and Welcome to Paint to Safety.com. My name is Kurt Killen, Founder and 3rd Generation Painter. The picture shown is one of the last jobs I completed before switching to Instructing new Painters. It really shows how far we progressed. We sprayed a $500 a pail clear based elastomeric coating, using an 80 foot boom lift, in November, for Best Buy no less. In fact we completed 5 stores. Just saying.
In 14 years we have painted over 900 000 square feet of homes and businesses, with 50% of those jobs coming from referral. That is the equivalent of 7500 bedrooms with our Professional Painters and a Designers touch.
Seems pretty trivial doesn’t it. I mean I’m a painter – then paint. And 900 000 square feet isn’t that much really. I’d say it was part time from a professional’s stand point. But considering I’d had multiple concussions and crippling mental illness, I feel that I did pretty good.
For my first business I’d say I became an expert at painting and managing my many personal issues. I painted to a point where I could feel satisfied that I had put food on my table. I’m now confident I can teach others with the same issues to manage their head trash, find work, complete that work and get paid as often as they need.
If you landed here and decide to explore what we are all about. It’s really pretty simple. If you have concussions or mental illness, perhaps you cannot focus on things. Fuzzy brained. Dizzy. You have symptoms in bundles. You may be broke or are heading that way. You have trust issues for various reasons. And you don’t know what you can do for work.
If you’re getting upset at deciding what you are capable of doing let me say this. What if you could combine your health therapy, a robust income, an amazing career and preparation for your next big thing all into one?
With painting, you can have a relationship, kids, bills, managed health, a vehicle, a cell phone, improved self esteem, a growing body of work from jobs completed and a small business all your own.
Too much? But I did it! And I took notes. When it became time to move on to something else, supporting others became the ideal plan for me. Maybe it will be for you also.
Kurt Killen 3rd Generation Painter and Owner of Painttosafety.com