Nick Slavik’s Master Class

One Day Event

Nick Slavik

Nick Slavik is the Proprietor of the Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. and Host of Ask a Painter Live.

Ask a Painter Live has aired weekly for more than 5 years, instructing, answering questions and championing the trades as an avenue for freedom. His company employs +35 people, a leadership team and operates a full scale Finishing Shop and Training Facility. He has been a national and international speaker on topics such as entrepreneurship, craftspersonship, trades reformation, recruiting, working with Millennials, harnessing technology for trades business, financial benchmarks, industry standards and coating science.

After High School, he joined the Army as a mechanic and a paratrooper. Shortly after the events of September 11th, 2001, Nick volunteered for two tours of duty overseas: the first in Afghanistan & the second in Iraq. After his service he attended college, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business management and with a double minor of tax accounting and managerial accounting.

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Nick Slavik

Nick and his wife Tootse have four children. They recently sold their fully restored 1917 Craftsman home and built an innovative, energy efficient home on their farm - using the new home as a proving grounds for the simplest, most innovative finishing procedures.

Nick has traveled the US hosting Master Classes for business owners and Craftspeople. He has created one of the most in-depth educational pieces in the areas of estimating, production management, hiring, budgeting, marketing, financial systems, processes, SOP’s and leadership. He has also compiled a wealth of knowledge about coating science - which he uses to create fail-proof, simple finishing systems for his own business as well as others across the country.

Nick has been a craftsman for more than 29 years. His company has been awarded more than 15 National awards for craftsmanship over the last 5 years, including massive restorations of Victorian mansions. He has created a rigorous Apprenticeship program where he finds, trains, inspires and mentors young people in his craft. He is also a family member at This Old House, where he contributes content about his craft.

Master Class Information

Topics to Choose From

  • Modern Apprenticeship Part 1 & 2
  • Job Costing // Industry Benchmarks
  • Estimating
  • Professional Business Basics
  • SOP’s, Job Descriptions, Handbook, Review System, etc.
  • Marketing, and more.

For an extended list of topics and content provided, feel free to download the PDF.

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