The pre-job meeting is when the painting job gets transferred from the estimator to the actual painting crew leader and production team – which will be working inside your clients’ home. This meeting involves the homeowner, the estimator who sold the job and the crew leader. What’s involved? You basically follow a quality control checklist, ensure all the job details and scope of painting work is correctly outlined, establish job hours and determine where you can keep your painting equipment. This helps your customer become comfortable with your team of painters. When should you have this meeting? The meeting should be scheduled before the job starts. The preferred time is a week before the job begins – so that you can order the painting materials you need. This will also help set customer expectations and give your painting crew leader some time to plan the job properly.