Scholars Edge Operator of the Year 2018 & 2019

Recipient of Scholars Edge Quality Award

Scholar Mentor

Galen Malthouse

District Manager

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My name is Galen and I am entering my 6th year with Scholars Edge. I studied Economics at the University of Victoria, which is where I began my journey with Scholars Edge. I originally planned on running my business for one summer to gain work experience and to earn enough money to pay for school. At the end of the summer in 2018 I had the same feeling that I have since seen countless operators feel - the desire to return and surpass what I had acheived the previous summer.

This reoccured for three consecutive years in which I produced over $920,000 worth of paint jobs and employed more than 30 people. In 2022 I took on the role of District Manager for Vancouver Island. This gave me the opportunity to mentor students who, like myself, were drawn to the idea of running their own businesses. The experience I have gained since I signed up on a clipboard in my Economics class is incomparable to anything I could see myself doing at this point in my life.

I am extremely fortunate to be working with a group of exceptionally driven individuals who push me every day to be a better version of myself. This year I have taken on the role of General Manager. More specifically, I will be supporting students in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan. I look forward to coaching this year's group of operators and helping them have the experience of a lifetime.

Call me today for a free estimate and more information on how my team can meet your painting needs.