Fresh Coat Painters Helps Create a Relaxing Environment for Struggling Teen

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Fresh Coat Painters Partners with Make-A-Wish® North Texas to make wishes comes true.

Center: Tyler Cole with his brother Austin. Second row, left to right: Dylan (brother), Phillip (dad), Kevin (family friend living with TSC), Maria (mom), Darrell Hale and Sara (Tyler's aide).

At Fresh Coat Painters, we know that putting a new coat of paint on the walls can make a huge impact on a home and the lives of those who live there. That’s why Darrell Hale, owner of Fresh Coat Painters Allen and McKinney, wanted to donate painting services to those in his community – to make a difference.

Hale and his team were recently involved in a Make-A-Wish Foundation® room makeover for a 17-year-old named Tyler Cole. Tyler has been living with Tuberous Sclerosis since he was a baby. Two mutated chromosomes cause his body to create tumors and he suffers from severe epilepsy. His condition also causes him to have autistic tendencies – something his mom Maria Cole is hoping will be helped by his room makeover, which includes painting the room a soothing oceanic blue and toning the white trim down with a warmer, creamier white.

“My family, which includes two younger sons, is great and Tyler is wonderful and sweet, but doing things like sitting at the kitchen table can be overwhelming. We’re hoping that, by making his room more of a refuge, we’ll get to have more quality time together when he’s not in his room. It’s important to me that we have family dinners, but it can be a real challenge for him on some days,” Maria said.

“I'm still in awe when I see Tyler's room. Darrell was very organized and professional, and his painters were prompt and tidy. I was very impressed they used NO tape for the edges, yet looked like they did. And the color is perfect – THANK YOU Fresh Coat!!” she added.

The painting was completed on March 10 with the room renovation reveal the following week on March 17. The paint for the project was donated by Sherwin-Williams, Fresh Coat Painters’ national paint partner.

"Working with Maria and her family was a wonderful experience and I hope the makeover we helped complete on Tyler's room will make him more comfortable. I'm looking forward to working with Make-A-Wish and other local families in the future," Hale said.

The color the family picked was chosen through the online service Houzz. Hale said it’s a powerful tool that can really help families with color selection. Fresh Coat Painters Allen and McKinney was actually named to the Best of Houzz for 2014 and 2015

Getting involved with this Make-A-Wish® project is part of Fresh Coat Painters’ national “Paint it Forward” initiative to brighten up the homes or offices of those that deserve a fresh space across the country.

“I have four girls and if we were in a position like Tyler’s family, I’d appreciate the kind of support Make-A-Wish can offer. I’d want people to be there for me and my family. Now that I’m in a position to give back as a small business owner, that’s what I want to do. I’m looking forward to helping make this wish come true for Tyler and his family,” Hale said.

Make-A-Wish North Texas Wish Manager Michelle Gutierrez said partnering with companies like Fresh Coat Painter is part of what makes it possible to grant wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

“We’re excited to partner with Fresh Coat to assist us with painting our bedroom re-do's as well as our playhouse wishes! This alleviates some of the cost so that we are able to grant more magical wishes for every eligible child,” she said.

Fresh Coat Painters offers interior and exterior painting, wood staining and refinishing, wallpaper removal and many other services for nearly every protective coating application. Fresh Coat Painters of Allen and McKinney – which has been recognized as Fresh Coat Painters’ top Franchise of the Year for two years running – serves Allen, McKinney, Plano, Murphy, Wylie, Lucas, Fairview, Garland, Richardson and parts of North Dallas.

Paint It Forward was inspired by Eric Ascencio, previous co-owner of a Fresh Coat Painters franchise in Houston, Texas. Eric had made it his mission to be an inspiration for other cancer patients and to give back to those in his community, leaving behind a legacy when he recently lost his battle with the disease.

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.

About Fresh Coat Painters
With more than 120 locations nationwide, Fresh Coat Painters brings quality customer service, top-notch painting products, professionalism and affordable pricing to the residential and commercial painting industry. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations, and detailed quotes. All painters are bonded and insured employees. For more information, visit freshcoatpainters.com, call 1-855-FRESH-COAT, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

The company 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 is also part of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Association’s Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran.

About Make-A-Wish® North Texas
Make-A-Wish North Texas grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since our inception in 1982, more than 8,500 wishes have been granted throughout the 161 counties we serve. Our goal is to be a unique part of the treatment process. With doctors providing the medicine, and Make-A-Wish supplying the magic, we strive to create miracles in the lives of some very extraordinary children. For more information on Make-A-Wish North Texas, please visit http://www.ntx.wish.org.

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