"I've Never Run A Business Before!"
Most candidates to the program are concerned about their lack of experience. It can be intimidating to think of running all aspects of a small business including hiring employees, estimating projects, controlling costs, and managing a profit. The good news is that very few of the hundreds of successful past participants had any more experience than you. Our highly selective interview process screens applicants based on their demonstrated ambition, work ethic, interpersonal skills, and desire to learn. With those foundations in place, our proven training process ensures a successful summer.
The Training Process
Classroom Manager Training
Classroom-style instruction with small group role-plays. All fundamentals are covered. Extensive question-and-answer sessions.
Richard MelnickManaging Director, Financial Administration
Harvard Business School
Field-Training with District Manager
Your DM teaches you how to apply what you learned in training. Every time you do something new, your DM helps you.
District Manager Support
Strong and structured mentorship, in-field training and supervised learning. You will work closely with your District Manager all Spring and Summer. Expect formal meetings every week and drop in attention a few times per week. Weekly phone calls for progress updates, goal setting, and additional training. Calls continue throughout the program.
Learn to paint houses with a DM and other members of your team. Emphasis is on jobsite management.
Training before summer. Thorough review of management techniques and production management.
Company-wide meeting every two weeks to turn in customer checks and paperwork. Two hour training led by Vice President and by successful interns.