Darrell Hale’s Fresh Coat of Allen & McKinney Named Franchise of the Year

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Less than two years after opening, Fresh Coat of Allen & McKinney is named the Franchise of the Year.

Darrell Hale

When Darrell and Marie Hale opened Fresh Coat Painters of Allen and McKinney in the summer of 2012, it was a chance to start a new chapter in their lives together. The couple worked so hard to build their business that this February, just a year-and-a-half after their opening, Fresh Coat Painters of Allen and McKinney was named Fresh Coat’s national Franchise of the Year.

“We decided about two years ago that we wanted to open our own business, but we wanted something sustainable. Painting is one of those things you need, regardless of the economy, and it’s not a fad. Fresh Coat stood out to us because of the solid business model,” Darrell Hale said. “I knew that we were off to a good start, but I had no idea we’d be named Franchise of the Year. I was genuinely surprised and excited.”

Fresh Coat Painters offers interior and exterior painting, wood staining and refinishing, wallpaper removal and many other services for nearly every protective coating application. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a live 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling and free detailed quotes. Fresh Coat Painters of Allen and McKinney serves Allen, McKinney, Plano, Murphy, Wylie, Lucas, Fairview, Garland, Richardson and parts of North Dallas.

“It’s been an extremely busy 18 months and getting into the routine of owning your own business and balancing life has been a challenge, but we’re thrilled with how things have gone. In fact, our business is so strong already this year that I’m bringing on a part-time estimator to help with the quotes,” Hale said. “In fact, our December numbers were double our 2012 total and I’m confident we’ll grow another 20 percent this year.”

To ensure excellent quality services, Fresh Coat Painters works with employee painting teams rather than contractors. Fresh Coat Painters also offers a 3-3-3 promise, which means calls will be answered within three minutes, a quote will be delivered within three days and the job will be started within three weeks, customer schedule permitting.

In addition to the numbers, the Franchise of the Year Award also recognizes a franchise owner’s contribution to the Fresh Coat franchise system.

“Darrell and Marie have a knack for marketing and their business growth is phenomenal, but it’s more than that. Darrell has really become an informal leader among our newer franchise owners. We can always count on him to help other franchise owners and to offer advice when he can,” said Bernie Brozek, President of Fresh Coat Painters. “We’re very proud of Darrell and Marie.”

Fresh Coat was founded in 2004 as part of Strategic Franchising Systems. In the last year, Fresh Coat has been included in the Bond’s Top 100 and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list. Fresh Coat also is part of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Association’s Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran. Fresh Coat Painters has more than 100 franchise owners nation-wide.

To learn more about what Fresh Coat Painters of Allen and McKinney can do for your home or business, visit http://www.freshcoatallen.com, email dhale(at)freshcoatpainters(dot)com or call 972-PAINTING.

“I know PAINTING is too many letters for a phone number, but in Texas, you can leave off the G. Paintin’ is the same thing,” Hale added.

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