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Old 01-31-2009, 10:38 PM   #21
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Exactly what I was starting to write. Modern Style appeals to the older crowd in the retro way, but will appeal to the 25 yer old because Modern Style represents the latest trends. It's a fantastic name, if your avatar is your logo, just sand off a little of the harshness and call it a day. You have a lot going for you there.
Ditto that. I wouldn't lose the name, just revamp the graphics and you got a solid moniker there.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:39 PM   #22
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Exactly! Back in the days of quality when painters drove around in rigs like this:
My dad has a '55 Belair, I think I would be dead if i threw a ladder on top of it.
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I dont think the name matters much for the commercial work that I do, I just feel that if I advertise with a catchy logo and name that I will get more residential repaint work. I see all the vans around town with (Bill's Painting) on them and I am not impressed, but every now and then I see a good one and start to think maybe mine could use a little work.
Do you want residential? Interior? Exterior? Both? I'm just a few miles down 24 from Fort Wayne, we do quite a bit of work there. I run into a lot of people looking for painters. Maybe we can trade out the OMama coins.
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Exactly! Back in the days of quality when painters drove around in rigs like this:

Yup....but that thing would probably cost a small fortune nowadays.
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My dad has a '55 Belair, I think I would be dead if i threw a ladder on top of it.
Wow! 55 Bel Air, that's a good one.

'53 Chevy sedan delivery in the photo if I'm not mistaken. I remember many a painter and handyman back in Ohio that had one of those with the ladders on top.
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Do you want residential? Interior? Exterior? Both? I'm just a few miles down 24 from Fort Wayne, we do quite a bit of work there. I run into a lot of people looking for painters. Maybe we can trade out the OMama coins.
I do residential interior and exterior, lately more and more commercial. Just about anything but industrial.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:31 PM   #27
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'53 Chevy sedan delivery in the photo if I'm not mistaken. I remember many a painter and handyman back in Ohio that had one of those with the ladders on top.
Sounds right to me.


So does Modern Style.
You already have a stand out
name, it's just because you are
used to it.
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You sound like you have a couple to invest. Let me make a suggestion since the name SHOULD match your domain name. Big in SEO talk and ranking.
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Look around for 'register domains', and find the drop down menu and select "Bulk Register", or something similar.
C &P your list there and select your extension, then enter any code needed.
Register ALL that are available! There is usually a discount offered too.
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...how 'bout MALCO PAINTING INC., and the picture of Bruce Lee?
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...how 'bout MALCO PAINTING INC., and the picture of Bruce Lee?
Malco would sue me, or do some karate on me. I think I would rather catch the beat down, anything less then a broken bone I can fix at home for free with duct tape.
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I am about to dump some cash into advertising and am thinking of changing my company name first. Right now I dont advertise, so only my customers have ever heard of me, and I will have the same phone number so I figure what the hell. I will be out some business cards, a few shirts and about 6 yard signs, not much at all really. I am looking at getting a new van and having it lettered, thats what got me thinking maybe Modern Style isnt a great name. Any suggestions ? $
I hate thinking that I am losing work to guys who have catchier names and lettered vans, but do crap work. So I am going to sell all of my Obama coins and do some advertising.
I would probley go with" no name construction " People would remember that!
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I guess I am sticking with Modern Style Painting, now I have to come up with a logo for the vehicle lettering and new flyers and cards. One of my best friends is a tattoo artist so maybe I can get him to draw me up something.
The wife is dead set against me buying a new van, she wants me to have my truck cap lettered and then if work picks up this summer to buy a new truck and just transfer the cap, which I guess aint a bad idea. Anybody ever try any of these websites that will send you the lettering in the mail and you apply it yourself ?
Things were alot easier when work was everywhere and nobody needed to advertise.
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I guess I am sticking with Modern Style Painting, now I have to come up with a logo for the vehicle lettering and new flyers and cards. One of my best friends is a tattoo artist so maybe I can get him to draw me up something.
The wife is dead set against me buying a new van, she wants me to have my truck cap lettered and then if work picks up this summer to buy a new truck and just transfer the cap, which I guess aint a bad idea. Anybody ever try any of these websites that will send you the lettering in the mail and you apply it yourself ?
Things were alot easier when work was everywhere and nobody needed to advertise.
Here's one member's experience with that:
http://www.contractortalk.com/f12/si...x3/#post533736
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I agree, I likle the name Modern Style- a catchy logo, some wraps for your van with a great logo and you're sorted. also look into some branding efforts both traditional PR and online marketing. They helped me a lot. A Google search for my company name Fence Authority, now dominates the entire first page of Google!

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I agree, I likle the name Modern Style- a catchy logo, some wraps for your van with a great logo and you're sorted. also look into some branding efforts both traditional PR and online marketing. They helped me a lot. A Google search for my company name Fence Authority, now dominates the entire first page of Google!

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THat's the benefit of having the correct dotcom.
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You know what, modern, I recognize your post as soon as I see your avatar and I know EXACTLY who you are. Not sure where it comes from but if that were your logo, I would bet people would remember. Its all about the exposure.

(Not that kind, guys. )
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I say stick with the classics. Something like Michael Angelo's Painting

Logo could be little difficult though
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Whatever you change your name to, you have to stick with it! Make sure you get someone to design the logo for you unless your a graphic designer or artist. If you aren't 100% on the design, all of your marketing material including a lettered van will have to change. Spend extra money so you won't have to change everything 5 years down the road. I have a lettered van, trailer and in a few weeks a truck. I hired it out to a profession who does amazing work. Ask some companies who have impressive vehicle wraps and see who they used. You are a painter, not a decal guy. Let a professional do it.
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