Many small painting contractors across the country haven’t given a painter insurance policy a second thought. What will they do when something goes wrong and their business is threatened? This painting contractor in Boston found out the hard way.
I feel pity for my neighbor in Brighton, Boston. His name is Morgan J. He’s a painter contractor who has had his painting business for more than 5 years without needing a painter insurance policy. Well, nothing had gone wrong in the past years, so Morgan felt there was no need to get any kind of insurance policy. Then this horrible thing happened…
Morgan hired two subcontractors for a small painting project. The job was to freshen up the interior of a local business with a new coat of paint. He was well known to the business because he was regularly hired by them. According to him, the office equipment was simply covered, but not removed because the painters could easily paint around it. The project was quick – it only took three days and the result was beautiful.
But not everyone was happy with the result.
It turned out that when they started working there again, the company discovered that 2 expensive Mac laptops were missing. Unfortunately, the closest suspect was Morgan and his painter. It was the first time anything like this had happened in his business, and Morgan was stunned.
His client insisted that all their computers were there at the beginning of the painting project. Well, Morgan can’t even approach his sub-contractors to ask them because there’s no proof whatever that they stole the missing items.
“I wouldn’t have bothered much if I had been protected by a painter insurance policy,” he says. “The value of the missing laptops took half of my fee for the whole project!”
He says that, as much as he is concerned about his money, he is even more concerned about the bad reputation that this whole dilemma will bring to his painting business. A bad reputation from an incident like this can really damage his ability to get contracts. After all these years, his small business is in danger.
“Before this ordeal of missing Macs came up, my client was so pleased with my service that he told me he was going to recommend me to anyone who needs a great painter. As it stands right now, he will think twice about recommending my painting service to anybody.”
He is seriously looking into getting a painter insurance policy now because he doesn’t want to be caught without the right protection ever again. Are you also taking a chance with your small painting contractor business? What will you do if it happens to you?
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