Paint and Switch

How one contracting company paints a pretty picture of a risky venture.

In 2008, a Yale senior made close to $60,000 in one summer painting houses. As fantastical as it may sound, especially to the many Yale students who see enervating banking and consulting internships as the only way to make money over the summer, the story of Max Rhodes ’09 is no fairy tale. In an article, seductively titled “Rhodes ’09 earns big with paint,” published in the Yale Daily News last February, Rhodes described how he spent summer 2008 running a painting business through a. . . Read more
Haley Cohen