Blog Category: Dealer Profile


Fast, Easy, and Yesterday

By Jerry Rabushka,

Summit Paint & Decorating is built for speed. Aspen, Colorado evokes a certain type of lifestyle, even if you’ve never been there. Snow, skiing, mountains, tourists, healthy snacks, and clean living. High priced living too, while we’re at it, which is why business owner Sam Taylor moved Summit Paint and Decorating out of Aspen and  … Read more

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Strength In Paint

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Because he really likes it Every retailer has a strong point. For Chris Davis, it’s paint. Some folks are all about paperwork and numbers, but Chris will fold up the spread sheet for a good talk about coatings anytime. We’d like to say he just fell into paint, but that’s messy. Just like with  … Read more

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Texas Trilogy

By Jerry Rabushka,

A Three Store Chain Along the Rio Grande Here’s an interesting business model: open a store that only caters to half of your potential market. When Matt’s Buildings Materials first unlocked its doors in 1969, a lot of its competition was doing exactly that. San Benito, TX is just a few miles north of Mexico,  … Read more

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A Win For Lynden

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Local paint dealer plays key role in town’s revitalization. by Eric Andrews-Katz   The little town of Lynden is nestled in northern Washington, not far from the Canadian border. The town’s central road, Front Street, could belong to any Small Town, USA. After a devastating fire in 2008, the hamlet suffered a major setback and  … Read more

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Write Your Own Future

By Jerry Rabushka,

Independence is everything to this Joplin, Missouri dealer. There’s a cemetery across the street from Joplin Rental Center & Paint, if nothing else to remind you to operate rental equipment safely, but also to say that that now is as good a time as any to live life to the fullest. Curtis Shepherd has landed  … Read more

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A Young 116

By Jerry Rabushka,

Klinger Paint runs strong in Cedar Rapids. Water’s comin’ in, let’s run everything upstairs! The Iowa flood of 2008 doesn’t stay in our consciousness as much as Hurricane Katrina’s visit to Biloxi and New Orleans in 2005, but take a walk through downtown Cedar Rapids and you’ll find many recovered buildings with a sign showing  … Read more

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The GRAND Scheme of Things

By Jerry Rabushka,

Dealer, painter, and contractor team up to paint a landmark hotel. Delivery. Easy. “Sure, we’ll throw it in the truck and be right over!” There are still places where that’s not an option—where you need to use the horse or the boat. Don Thompson, store manager at Complete Paint & Supplies in Harbor Springs, Michigan,  … Read more

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It Matters, Still

By Jerry Rabushka,

Concord, New Hampshire dealer celebrates 37 years of good service. It was presidential primary season, that time of leap-year where everybody stops what they’re doing and pays attention to New Hampshire. Yet in almost four decades, the candidates have made zero effort to woo the folks at Capitol Paint & Wallpaper Co. “They’re all over  … Read more

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It All Comes Around

By Jerry Rabushka,

Pittsburgh area dealer partners with Pittsburgh area paint company. For over 30 years. D.L. Richie Paint’n Decorating has been on the same busy corner in Bethel Park, PA, a suburb south of Pittsburgh. The company put up its paint (and wallpaper and carpet and flooring and window treatment) store in 1984, and that was after  … Read more

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Great Customer Service—Since 1881

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A look into Wilhelm’s Hardware store, Meyerstown, PA by Barbara Swartz Kauffman The original old building is there, having been added to, renovated and at times, remodeled. The old floorboards creak when you walk the aisles, which are laden with nuts, bolts, garden tools, plumbing and electrical, paint and sundries, plus canning and other kitchen  … Read more

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