Orland Park, IL (PRWEB) March 30, 2013
It’s an all-too-common problem when hiring a painter; homeowners have little insight into whether or not the person they hired is a skilled professional - one who will complete a project on time and on budget. Steve Juveland aims to remove the guesswork for his clients. Upon launching his new franchise, Fresh Coat of Orland Park, in the near west suburbs of Chicago, Juveland said he sought out the most experienced, qualified professionals, knowing that their work will serve as the embodiment of his business. “They’re very talented. I know when they go out on a job they’re going to present a very positive view of Fresh Coat,” he noted. “They are a reflection of me as the owner.”
Fresh Coat owners hire their own personnel, and never use sub-contractors. As a result, they can more effectively guide the operation and provide more support to the painters. All Fresh Coat painters undergo drug testing and background checks are fully licensed and bonded.
“Steve’s success is not an accident, it’s the product of our history and system,” said Bernard Brozek, president of Fresh Coat Painters. “We showed him how to use his talents to his best advantage and to hire painters to do the painting. We know from experience that our business model works very well not only for our owners, but also for their painters and, most importantly, their clients. They get the best skills of all involved.”
After 25 years in the pharmaceutical sales industry – specifically sales and contract management, with a sales territory spanning most of the Midwest – Juveland began looking into franchises. He did his due diligence, researching nearly every aspect of available franchises, when he became aware of the Fresh Coat name. What finally solidified his decision, he said, was the advice and expertise given to him by other successful Fresh Coat owners. “They gave me insight into what to expect from a market standpoint. You have the freedom, you have the autonomy to run your own show, although everything still falls on you as the owner,” Juveland said. “It looked like it was an industry that is always needed, it’s recession-proof. Yes, it does somewhat depend on the economy, but there is always somebody who needs a layer of paint on the inside or outside of their home.”
With Fresh Coat, owners have a range of corporate offerings that support their clients and make the process smoother, including 24/7 live answering, a proprietary estimating system, available financing options, an Automatic Touch-Up program for businesses, and fund-raising opportunities for charities.
The Frankfort, IL resident draws on his marketing and sales proficiency and clearly relishes his role as business owner. After launching his Fresh Coat franchise early this March, Juveland has hit the ground running, securing several jobs right off the bat. “I’m always looking to get as many contracts as possible. Now that I have several painters on my payroll, I feel very responsible for them.”
“Painting is a high-demand industry, but there are way too many fly-by-night operators,” Brozek said. “Steve and most of our other franchise owners have their own stories to share. They know how important it is to focus on client service because that’s what leads to repeat business and referrals. Our business model allows our owners to promote their businesses while the staff does the projects. That way clients get the best skills of all involved.”
The Fresh Coat brand assures quality and consistency, Juveland noted, and he’s ready to be part of the company’s history. “If somebody wants to repaint their house in five years, they will still get me. Not many subcontractors can say that.”
To learn more about Fresh Coat of Orland Park or to schedule an on-site quote for residential or commercial projects in South West Chicago, Frankfort, New Lenox, Mokena, Orland Hills, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, Palos Heights, Palos Hills or their surrounding Illinois communities, call 708-290-0264 or visit h ttp://http://www.freshcoatorlandpark.com.
About Fresh Coat
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, call 866-708-9355 or visit http://www.freshcoatpaintersfranchise.com.