Member Spotlight: Sharper Impressions Painting

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

sipsigneditedsmallTell us about your company’s mission and values.
Our company motto is so simple, but catchy: Making paint stick since 1992. Your home and business is your most valuable asset and our respectful painting team will make it look great and keep it protected for a long time. Our mission is to make enhance the overall look and feel of your home or business.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?
We would like more people in the Columbus area to become familiar with our company. We are headquartered in Central Ohio and having a strong local presence is important to us, and we know the Columbus Chamber can help. We plan on using the Chamber as a resource to learn more about businesses and events around Columbus.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?
We listen very closely to what our customers have to say so we can always improve. It is amazing how a company can stay ahead of the curve by listening to customers and pivoting based off of criticism. I am a firm believer in always moving forward.

Although we are a simple painting company, we are very technically savvy and invest heavily in the most up-to-date technology, which allows us to stay on top of the industry. When our customers get a free painting quote, they will be able to enjoy:
• A quick, custom computer generated painting quote
• An interactive sales tablet full of relative information
• A digitally painted picture of your project in new colors before a paint brush is even picked up

What do you think differentiates you from your competitors?
Our owner personally painted over 1,000 houses himself before he started growing the business. When you have a business owner that knows the industry inside and out, it gives your company a competitive advantage. We have over 23 years of experience in painting homes and businesses. When your company has thrived and continued to grow, during the good and bad times, it is a testament of the character of your company.

We know the best way to paint for our customers and we have experience doing this in different markets throughout the country. This gives our managers and painters all the tools to provide the best overall experience.

geoff-sharpWhat is your company culture like?
There is an incredible sense of freedom when employed at Sharper Impressions Painting. We want each Manager to be able to make nimble decisions that are in the best interest of our customers, with zero red tape, or delay.

What advice would you have appreciated hearing when first starting your career?
Be slow to hire and quick to fire. It is crucial to have a strong team that you can rely on to ensure company growth. Trust is of the utmost pertinence- if you can’t trust someone, it is time to move on.

How do you achieve work/life balance?
I have a young family so I make sure my calendar is booked with work appointments and family commitments. I don’t waiver on either obligation.

What business leader do you admire the most and why?
Elon Musk is blowing me away with what he has been able to build, thus far. And, he is only just getting started.

Where is your favorite place to have a meeting outside of the office?
In order of fun, not productivity. Happy hour, a park, patio lunch, walking coffee.

sharper-2Why do you think Columbus is a great place to do business?
Columbus is on fire. Everything is growing at an amazing rate. I am proud to be a part of that. We are hip with a side of Midwest charm. Food trucks, Twenty One Pilots, stiff cocktail bars, technology gurus that are way smarter than me, small businesses that came up with ideas that have left me in disbelief, and this convivial painting company tucked right in to it all.

Watch this video to learn more about Geoff Sharp and Sharper Impressions Painting. 

We paint the interiors and exteriors of houses and businesses…and there is a 96.7% chance you will be happy with us. For more information, visit our website.