I need the mud room painted in my house.

So I called 3 local painting companies to get a quote.

Here is what I got...for the EXACT same painting job.

- Quote #1: $1,300 all in (Sidenote: I almost fainted)

- Quote #2: $675 for labor, but I need to provide the paint and supplies

- Quote #3: $950 all in but no idea when they can even get to it

Is this some kinda joke? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

So, after picking my jaw up off the floor, I settled on Quote #2.

> I called the company back. No answer.

>> Another phone call. Crickets.

>>> A third phone call, text message and voice mail.

STILL no answer.

I haven't heard from this guy in 5 days.

Tired of waiting, sooooo....I tried calling one of the other two painting companies.


Will someone reading this -- literally anyone -- please buy a dad-gum painting company in Houston???

I'll even bring the paint!

This is your friendly reminder that the world needs more Searchers.

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

- Grant