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Meet Joe Campbell of Arizona Painting Company

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joe Campbell.

Joe, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Ever since I was a little boy I’ve always wanted to run my own business. I first learned the basics of business from my Dad, watching him build his concrete company from the ground up. I learned a lot from him but I never knew which industry I wanted to venture into. One day, while sitting in class at Michigan State University, I saw a flier on the ground that said: “want to learn how to start and build a painting business?” I picked it up to read it and it just so happens that there was a meeting next door right after class. I showed up and the rest was history.

The company I joined was called College Pro Painting, they taught me everything I know about painting. Those first 2 summers my team of college students and I painted over 100 homes in Lansing, MI. It was very difficult but a great learning experience.

I moved to Phoenix in 2006 to do sales for Arizona Painting Company and by 2009 I was able to purchase part of the company. In 2014, my other 2 partners Joe Miller, and Doug Caris and I were able to purchase the remainder of the business. Together, since 2014, we have focused on growing the business and expanding to other markets including Tucson and Las Vegas.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I live by the motto “It’s not a problem, its an opportunity.” There have been many struggles along the way but to me, they are all learning experiences. Every difficult situation we encounter we simply find a solution and implement a plan so it doesn’t happen again. I attribute much of our growth to this mindset.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Arizona Painting Company – what should we know?
Arizona Painting Company was founded in 2001 and specializes in residential and commercial repainting, both interior and exterior. Arizona Painting Company currently services the Phoenix and Tucson markets. Throughout the years, we have been known for our quality workmanship and fair prices, both of which have helped us grow our business through word-of-mouth.

We’re most proud of being a company that paves the way for the painting industry. We are always searching new ways to offer higher quality products and a better customer experience. We view ourselves as a leader and it is our duty to continue to improve our business so our employees and customers win.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
100% of where our company is at today is because of the people we surround ourselves with. Our painters, office staff, production team, and sales team are some of the best in our industry. People make this possible, having the best people allows our company to offer the best services. Arizona Painting Company would not be where we are today if we did not have such a great group of people on our team.

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Duane Darling

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