Invest in Yourself for the New Year

By Alan Knight

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Like many people at this time of year, I’ve been making my list and checking it twice.  No; I’m not talking about the holiday gifts I shared with family, friends and colleagues.  I’m talking about the gift of change. 

It’s a new year, so I’m writing down my list of goals and improvements I want to make for myself in 2015.  You know …  get more exercise, make some dietary changes, stop a bad habit, etc.  I like to think of these positive changes as an investment in myself.  And then there’s the second list of all the “Honey Do’s” my wife is making for me as well.  Can’t forget those, can I? 

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If you’re looking to invest in yourself in 2015, one thing you might consider is to attend Tub King’s Bath and Kitchen Refinishing Training Class.  After gaining hands-on experience over the course of a weekend, you’ll have the skills and know-how to improve your income significantly as a certified refinisher.  Bath and kitchen refinishing is one of the hottest trends in the home improvement industry today.  Once you’ve attended our interactive class, you’ll have the in-demand skills to set up your own part- or even full-time business. Consider the following:   

  • This service/skill set is in high demand (thousands of people want/need your specialized services)
  • It has a high profit margin (50-75% higher than house painting, for example)
  • It provides great income potential (some professionals are earning $200/hour or more)
  • You save customers money (refinishing vs. remodeling can garner a 70% savings)
  • You’re in control of your time and schedule
  • You’re able to work in a variety of different markets (residential, commercial, and antique)

Since Tub King has been offering this weekend course over the past 13 years, our refinishing class has been attended by thousands people from all over the North and South America and even from Europe.  The classes are taught at our national headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. 

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Let’s see, it’s near the end of December and I just looked at our outside temperature … it’s a balmy 78°F.  The class generally runs from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  If necessary, we’ll go into Sunday, depending upon how many students we have.  So you’ll still have some time for Florida-flavored R ‘n’R, if that’s your proclivity. 

FYI: Our HQ isn't too far from the Atlantic Ocean and there’s also a major river, The St. Johns, coursing through the middle of the city. There’s also the Intracoastal Waterway.

Here are some excerpts from a letter we received from a recent attendee who had driven down from Atlanta, Georgia, to attend the class:  

“… Mike’s teaching techniques exceeded my expectations.  The hands-on teaching was on point … I really learned and appreciated the knowledge I received. It was definitely worth the $500 investment (plus travel expenses). I got the same feedback from the rest of the class. Great for networking and sharing experiences. Those in the trade that haven’t taken your course are missing out.” 

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Like many professions, the only way to learn these skills is by hand-on experience. And that’s exactly what you’ll experience throughout the course.  Imagine going to a doctor and learning you need to have an operation. “Doctor,” you ask during your pre-op consultation, “how many of these procedures have you done over the years?” To which the well-meaning physician replies, “None, but I’ve studied the manual.”  Don’t settle for just watching someone else do this.  We insist you get your hands on it, you put your back into it, and you give it your all.  After all, you’re investing in your own future.   

The class is very thorough; no one else offers such a rich and varied curriculum designed to teach you the skills you’ll need.  You’ll personally refinish several antique clawfoot bathtubs, sinks, countertops and tiles.  Here’s an example of what you’ll learn:
  • Overview of the Refinishing Industry
  • Choosing the right equipment
  • Understanding the most reliable coating products
  • Refinishing Porcelain (tubs and sinks)
  • Striking Gold in Antique Clawfoot Bathtubs
  • Refinishing Fiberglass
  • Spot repairs
  • Cleaners that work 
  • Refinishing Kitchen Countertops
  • Refinishing Appliances
  • Refinishing Ceramic Tile
  • Refinishing Cabinets
  • Proper Prep makes the difference
  • Offering multi-speck patterns
  • Refinishing concrete
  • Bedliners for trucks (this is a separate business all in itself)
  • Bathtub conversion for senior citizens (earn up to $700 more)
  • How to set up your business properly
  • How to market & advertise for the best results
  • Strategies that can get you months of work
And it doesn’t stop there.  We also provide Marketing Training with trade secrets that are designed to help you jump start your business.  We also offer assistance with advertising with brochures, ads, flyers and more.  We provide a free lunch during the class.  Importantly, once the class is over, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion as a trained refinishing professional.    

It gets better.  At the end of the course, we’ll add you to our database of professional refinishers. When someone calls us asking if we know of a qualified refinisher near their home or place of business, we’ll give them your number if you’re near them. 

The intensive, hands-on course costs $495 and requires a $100 nonrefundable advance deposit.  For your own protection, you must have a proper face mask in order to participate. If you don’t have one, can you purchase it from our office when you’re here.  

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Speaking of which, we also sell a variety of professional-grade refinishing equipment such as the TK8000 Three-stage Turbine (made specifically for us, hence the TK designation), Apollo SuperSpray Dual Feed Gun, and a wide range of Apollo chemicals for a variety of projects, including bathtub refinishing, countertop refinishing, tile refinishing, concrete staining, truck bed liner coatings, non-slip coatings and more. Everything you’ll need to get started in this potentially lucrative industry. 

This new year, why not invest in your future? Give us a call or send me an email to reserve your space in our nationally recognized Bathroom and Kitchen Refinishing Class today.  

Upcoming class dates:

January: 16-18
February: 20-22
March: 13-14
April: 17-19

Join us! And be the change you want to see in your own life. 

In this article, I talked about Tub King’s acclaimed Bathroom and Kitchen Refinishing Class. I gave an overview of our hands-on approach to your professional education, highlighted the curriculum, and talked about other benefits of completing the course, such as being added to our national referral database, having a near one-stop shop for key supplies, etc.  

Check Out This Video About Our Bathroom & Kitchen Refinishing Course

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Have a question?  Feel free to contact me at the number or email listed below and I’ll personally get back to you. Thanks for reading; it’s my pleasure to share this information with you.  

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Alan Knight is the owner of Tub King, Inc., and  in Jacksonville, Florida. He has many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. His companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” four years running. To contact Tub King directly, call (800) 409-3375, (800)843-4231 or email

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