Who we are?

Brian Young – Owner and President

Brian Young is the President and Founder of Home Painters Toronto, a leading painting contractor in the Greater Toronto Area since 1991.

Brian’s business career started as a Student Painter back in 1987 while attending York University.   For the next decade, Brian made a career out of actively cold calling clients at their homes and using various ‘old school’ marketing tactics, which kept his business thriving. But with the gradual change to internet marketing, by 1997 his sales started to plummet, and his once thriving business, began to really struggle.

In Sept of 2011, Brian finally hit rock bottom after receiving the ultimate wakeup call – being literally, punched in the face by an irate prospective client for cold calling his house. At this point, change was inevitable paving the way for a new chapter for Brian and his struggling painting business.

In January 2012, Brian hired a business coach, created a website, assembled a SEO team, bought Infusionsoft, and very quickly his business began to soar. In the next 4 years, his revenues skyrocketed by over 500%, all while cutting his work week down by 40%.

The Punch That Literally Changed Everything

In Sept of 2011, Brian finally hit rock bottom after receiving the ultimate wakeup call – being literally, punched in the face by an irate prospective client for cold calling his house. At this point, change was inevitable paving the way for a new chapter for Brian and his struggling painting business.

Our Business Takes A New Direction

In January 2012, Brian hired a business coach, created a website, assembled a SEO team, bought Infusionsoft, and very quickly his business began to soar. In the next 4 years, his revenues skyrocketed by over 500%, all while cutting his work week down by 40%.

Business Now In Hot Demand

Brian is now in hot demand for his views on entrepreneurship and business. He’s been recently featured in many publications including Entrepreneur.com, allBusiness.com, Small Biz Trends, CRM Magazine, Business.com, The Globe and Mail, and various video interviews and podcasts.   In addition, he has just won worldwide acclaim by winning the prestigious Infusionsoft Small Business ICON Award for 2015 – recognizing him for his outstanding digital marketing achievements in small business.

He started Painting Marketer because he saw a need that stymies hundreds of painting companies world wide.   Lack of sales and poor marketing is the number one reason why painting businesses fail. And this was an area that Brian had to personally overcome himself after almost being driven to extinction up to 2012.

Brian’s story is very inspirational and exemplifies what determination, perseverance, and leveraging the power of the Internet and digital marketing can do for your business.

Amir Ghorbani – VP of SEO and webstrategy

Kelsey Bratcher – VP of Infusionsoft and Marketing