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Scaling Your Commercial Painting Business with Jim Kaloutas

by | Dec 20, 2021 | Podcasts, Video

Today’s guest, Jim Kaloutas, is the President & Founder of Kaloutas, a leading commercial painting, industrial flooring, and fireproofing company.

Jim has over 30 years of running his company in New England, with headquarters in Peabody, MA.

Kaloutas: https://www.kaloutas.com/

Episode Topics:
0:40 How Jim got started in the painting industry
1:47 The impact that Jim’s father had on him
3:09 How Jim landed his first few clients
4:28 How to build strong partnerships in commercial construction
5:30 Why knowing your business costs is important
7:20 Biggest milestones with building Kaloutas
9:33 How to identify your blind spots as a leader
12:04 How to approach acquiring businesses for expansion
15:02 Structuring a commercial painting company
16:16 How acquiring businesses can help go into new markets
18:03 The importance of showing a leadership presence in the field
19:08 Why it’s important to hire from within
21:33 What Jim looks for in team members who want to transition into the office
23:10 How social media builds relationships at scale
26:35 Why other leaders should leverage social media marketing
28:18 How investing in your employees look like
32:38 How Jim spends his time as the leader at Kaloutas
34:56 The impact Jim’s parents had on him
36:47 What Jim is most proud of at Kaloutas

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