There’s been a boom in real estate in the state of Tennessee over the course of the last 6 years, and it’s speculated to only get better. In particular, Davidson county is home to the largest competition of house painters in the country due to the large influx of people who have migrated to Nashville TN. That’s what brings us to this point: Tennessee house painters are making a fortune where they’ve managed to get exposure.
When it comes to the state of Tennessee, the humid weather in the summer, and the harsh winters have a tendency to take a toll on homes across the beautiful state. This means business for house painters who have an expertise in exterior house painting.
For the average Tennessee painter, a home exterior can be stripped or cleaned, prepped and painted over the course of anywhere from 3 to 5 days and pull in a good $2,000 – $10,000 for the labor and equipment. Although that’s typical for just about any house painter, there’s more to this when you consider that on a yearly basis a large majority of the land covering Davidson county is being bought and used to build new homes to accommodate the many people who are moving in town.
Now, factor in the possibility of 20,000 homes in Tennessee have been built and you can see that the demand for painters has increased significantly in comparison to any other city. If there’s 100 painters in the city of Nashville and 8,000 new homes built, that equates to 800 homes per painter (of course those figures are just made up, but you get the idea).
Given the above mentioned statistics, you can see why house painters hold so much competition in Nashville and Davidson county TN. Everybody wants all the work! However it’s important to know that some of the guys who are getting all the work are trying to hire new help. It’s fortunate that the painting industry doesn’t require much education or practice.
When it comes to home improvement, painting is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make money because it doesn’t necessarily require formal education and training. Although that may come across as a somewhat mean statement toward painters in America, it’s true. However, that doesn’t mean to say an uneducated person will excel in painting. In fact, formal training and education in the field of painting is important in order to produce a competent painter.
Unlike plumbing and electrical, painting is much less likely to create a life-threatening situation if done incorrectly. So in Nashville it’s very easy for a person to pick up a paintbrush and a bucket and call themselves a painter. That’s why it’s important to go with a painter who has had some training. This can usually be verified through online reviews or recommendations. Of course if the painter is licensed, that usually says a lot about where they’re at professionally.
With that being said, if you’re a contractor who is struggling to make money in your city, move to Nashville and take advantage of the booming real estate. And of course, if you liked this article and would like to hear more about home improvement and painting in Nashville, be sure to leave us a comment or send us a message! We love to hear your feedback. Thanks again!