Crankstart Boston 2022 - Pro Painter Network

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Crankstart Boston 2022

JAN 14-16

Embassy Suites Boston, MA

About the event

Our success Story, Straight To You

Let me guess.  When you started your painting business, you dreamed of a profitable enterprise that allowed you the freedom and money to live your life in the way you wanted. However, now that you’re a couple of years in, you’re finding the opposite is true. 

My name is Nick May and I’ve owned a successful painting business for 22 years. I remember those 60-hour work weeks and days spent putting out fires very well. It took a lot of trial and error, but I finally arrived at a place where my business was secure, and I was able to live the life I had imagined when I started my company over two decades ago.

I would love to invite you to join me and about 40 other contractors from around the country in Boston on January 14th, 2022 for our second Crankstart!

We will share how you can obtain freedom in your business and your life and not only make a consistent paycheck but make more money than you’ve ever made before.

If you’re anything like most painters, you’re good, if not GREAT at painting.  The problem is you were never taught how to run a business.  I want to help you understand the importance of systems, how to know and understand your numbers, and how to effectively market your company. Not only that, but I want to connect you to other painters from around the country who have experienced similar struggles and successes.

Nick May, owner of Walls By Design and Pro Painter Network

Event Details

Just the facts


Business owners and paint contractors who are starting out, ready to get serious about taking control of their business, reduce stress and succeed.


January 14th, 2022 @6P (Friday)

January 15th, 2022 @830A (Saturday)

January 16th, 2022 @9A (Sunday)


Now includes videos of the event!

$499 for the first 10 tickets purchased

$649 for the next 20 tickets

$699 after that

Add-Ons / Alternatives:

subtract $50

additional $100

Videos of the event are now included for everybody in the regular ticket price!

subtract $100

What's included:

(with ticket purchase)

  • Attendance to entire event
  • VOD videos after the event
  • Lunch (TBD)
  • Drinks (TBD)
  • Access to discounted hotel rate***
  • SWAG bag

*Never attended a Crank before
**Remote Access terms coming soon
***Use the blue buttons above to book your stay


Itinerary + Topics

Seasoned Experts, Talking Shop


  • Introductions
  • 6P | Cocktail Social


  • 845A | Introduction
  • 9A | Three Phases of Business
  • 10A | What’s Your “Why”?
  • 1145P | Digital Marketing & Automations w/ Tyler L.
  • 1230P | Lunch (sponsored by Estimate Rocket)
  • 1P | Estimate Rocket Demo
  • 215P | 5 Processes Everyone Needs
  • 315P | Systems I
  • 4P | Writing Up A System
  • 445P | General Q&A + Wrap-Up
  • 5P | End of Day
  • 7P | Dinner


  • 9A | Know Your Numbers: P&L + Job Costing
  • 10A | Walls By Design Panel
  • 1115A | Systems II
  • 1215P | Always Be Marketing
  • 1P | Scheduling
  • 2P | End of Event

Times and content still subject to change.


Past event

Crank 2020, Denver

Here’s a video of our Crank event in Denver 2020, shot and recorded by Pro Painter and longtime friend Eddie Bourbeau (All Island Applications).


Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! It’s just an additional $100 to include a spouse or partner.

This event is really meant for owners and those in an ownership mindset, so if you’d like to bring somebody from your office, we require another full ticket purchase.

We’ve listed our itinerary and will send out an exact schedule closer to the event, but you must be in Boston and at the Embassy Suites by 6PM on Friday to catch our meet and greet cocktail party.

Not at all, but we highly recommend it to get the full experience, and the most bang for your buck. A lot of the value of events like these is linking up and talking with others (including our staff and speakers) throughout the weekend.

Officially, the event will be over by 2PM on Sunday. However! Everyone is welcome to stay longer, and continue to enjoy eachother’s company and explore Boston.

Yes, and we now include that as part of your standard ticket price! After the event has wrapped, we will provide VOD (videos-on-demand) to everyone just as soon as they’re produced and uploaded.