Retail store success: Painter's Supply
Paul Olson III opened his fourth Painter's Supply store in 2002 in Bridgeport despite critics who told him he would fail. Two years later, Olson's going through a $200,000 renovation because business is great. The investment in the 43,000-square-foot building will help him serve customers. The stores mainly serve professional painters and have expensive color-matching and mixing machines. He works to improve his service to his niche market and isn't overly concerned about a nearby Home Depot. Story from the Connecticut Post.