Ep 21 - Eric van Overbake: From door-to-door to TikTok fame: Eric’s adventures as a painter
In this episode of Titan Talks, host Jonathan Stern interviews Eric van Overbake, the owner of Prime Painting, a painting company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Eric shares his journey to success, starting with his college gig as a painter and eventually branching off to start his own business. He talks about the instant gratification he experiences with painting and how he fell in love with the work. Eric also discusses the biggest mistake he made in his business, which was hiring people without first seeing their work firsthand. He emphasizes the importance of quality over quantity and the need to synchronize the work across all jobs. Eric also opens up about his recent investments in marketing, including TikTok and a new website, and discusses his goals for the future, which involve generating more income while working less by hiring trustworthy employees. He shares his advice for new painters, such as trusting your gut with homeowners and building a social network around your location. Eric concludes by expressing his excitement for future collaborations and the steady growth of his business.