Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
Fresh Coat Painters, the high-volume, interior residential and commercial painting service, today announced its inclusion in Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious 2013 Franchise 500®. Fresh Coat ranked 205th among the comprehensive franchise rankings.
“We are proud to once again have been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine. It is an honor to be included in this tremendous accolade,” said Bernard Brozek, Fresh Coat president. “Our continued extraordinary growth and success is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our franchise owners to the Fresh Coat name. Our exceptional business model, dedicated corporate team, and passionate franchise owners show why the Fresh Coat brand continues to build momentum.”
The placement marks Fresh Coat’s fourth showing on the list; in 2012 the company ranked 284th. Fresh Coat last year also ranked within Entrepreneur’s Top 100 for both low-cost and top home-based franchises.
This is the 34th year for the list. According to Entrepreneur magazine, to be eligible for the Franchise 500® ranking, a franchisor must have a minimum of 10 units, with at least one in the United States. Entrepreneur ranks companies based on a number of criteria, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. The magazine also considers the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it has been franchising, among other considerations. Financial data is analyzed by an independent CPA. The company must be seeking new franchisees in the United States.
In 2012, Fresh Coat Painters opened 46 new franchises. The company currently operates 89 franchises in 27 states with plans to reach more than 100 franchise locations by the end of the year.
"As we continue to grow, we always look for ways to better support our franchise owners. I'm proud that the current avenues we offer for assistance are paying off,” Brozek noted. Fresh Coat owners have a range of corporate offerings that support their clients and make the process smoother, including a 24/7 call center, proprietary EPIC estimating system, Paint Now-Pay Later same-as-cash financing, Automatic Touch-Up for businesses, and fund-raising opportunities for charities.
Fresh Coat based its business model on the idea that the painting industry needed a makeover because of the negative stereotypes that often come to mind of workers who arrive late, leave early, provide poor quality or just make a mess.
“Business professionals know that running a painting business isn’t just about painting,” Brozek said. “It’s about the client’s experience from the initial call through the consultation, the job completion and the follow-up. When you’re paying for a job to be done, you want to feel you’re getting quality work at a reasonable price. Our business model helps ensure that outcome.”
Brozek said Fresh Coat’s success in attracting new franchise owners and in earning the praise of industry observers stems from its commitment to professionalism and client services.
“Our owners are business people, not painters,” Brozek said. “They focus their attention on promoting and growing the business while their experienced employees – never subcontractors – complete the jobs to the client’s satisfaction. By hiring our own painters, our owners can assure quality for the client while protecting their brand and reputation. It’s a model that has proved successful repeatedly throughout all our markets.”
Founded in 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fresh Coat Painters provides services for residential, commercial and governmental customers in more than 100 major cities across the United States and Canada. Fresh Coat is part of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Association’s Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran. For more information about franchise opportunities with Fresh Coat Painters, call 866-708-9355 or visit http://www.freshcoatpaintersfranchise.com.
To schedule a free, on-site quote for painting services anywhere in North America, call 888-848-6073 or submit your request online at http://www.freshcoatpainters.com.