Our Team

Our core team at Connect is a small group of highly motivated and creative people. We are problem solvers. 


Torlando Hakes, CEO

CEO, Torlando Hakes has spent his entire adult life in the painting industry and is an expert and authority in the field of color and paint. Torlando is a well practiced Color Consultant and Master Craftsman Painter. He is the author of Scrum Theory For Painters and the upcoming book Bike, Truck, Airline.


Area Developers

Our Area Developers are highly qualified business leaders that work directly with our partners to craft a plan for short term and long term growth. They are completely invested in your growth and success because their success depends on it. You'll often meet with them at a lunch meeting or on job sites to help field questions and identify points of improvement. You'll also have coaching calls over the computer to help with things like finances, marketing strategy and software use.


Marketing Team

Our marketing team is comprised of web/graphic designers, content writers and marketing strategists that help develop national and regional campaigns for you to have inbound leads coming to your phone and inbox. They will work with you to craft the perfect message across multiple mediums to make sure you are in front of the right people. That means you get to focus more of your time and energy to selling jobs and getting the work done (i.e. making money)!