At the end of 2006, I moved to San Diego, wrote a business plan, and started PaintGreen. For the first year and half, it was just me. I was the sales team, the office manager, and the sole painter. However, over the next several years, I quickly grew my business. By the summer of 2013, PaintGreen had 35 employees. We had grown very quickly in a short amount of time, and I realized I hadn’t put the systems in place that we needed to succeed at that size.
In 2014, I scaled things back to a manageable level, so I could have better control over the experience my customers were having, and the quality of workmanship my team was producing. I worked with just a small team for a couple of years while I read many books, attended business seminars, and learned how to build a solid foundation for gradual, but steady, growth.