Why These Franchisees Bought Into Fresh Coat

Corporate Support From the Fresh Coat Brand
It’s All About The Painting Industry
Connection With Other Owners
The Resources for Project Management
The Support Drives Success
Beneficial Networking in the System
    Corporate Support From the Fresh Coat Brand
    It’s All About The Painting Industry
    Connection With Other Owners
    The Resources for Project Management
    The Support Drives Success
    Beneficial Networking in the System

Corporate Support From the Fresh Coat Brand

Darren Mungkhalodom, Rochester, NY

What stands out to Darren Mungkhalodom about Fresh Coat is the brand’s best business practices for customer service. Efficient calculations and planning systems streamline estimate and labor efficiencies, which proves to be a game-changer for business owners looking to succeed and expand. Mungkhalodom can move forward and build off of the brand’s efficiencies to better develop as a business owner with future growth opportunities.

It’s All About The Painting Industry

Sarah Ross, Lakeway & Marble Falls, TX

Even in a varying economy, painting is one of the most cost-effective home maintenance practices that homeowners turn toward, whether they are selling a home or maintaining their home’s value. The industry is one that can be considered recession resistant, a plus for business owners such as Sarah Ross. Even through economic flux, Ross’s business has flourished.

Connection With Other Owners

Paul Thompson, Charleston, SC

Finding the support of a franchise and networking within the system was a huge benefit to becoming a franchisee with Fresh Coat for Paul Thompson. Connecting and collaborating with like-minded business owners in the same industry allows for more efficient business ownership, problem solving, and scalable growth without having to do it alone. Colleagues with experience in the industry and the brand itself lend to a collaborative environment of shared experiences and support.

The Resources for Project Management

Eddie Jones

The difference between other paint industry businesses and Fresh Coat, is the resources available to franchise owners. The passion, enthusiasm and dedication to the best customer service allows for each member of a Fresh Coat team to deliver to clients beyond expectations.

The Support Drives Success

Jennifer Burgh, Monrovia, CA

The support was everything. Fresh Coat supports its franchisees, whether they are new business owners or years into the industry. Proud of the work they do, Jennifer Burgh recommends this business model for anyone considering a new business venture. With a proven track record of existing franchise owners, and an established support system in place, new Fresh Coat owners have a pathway to success in the painting franchise industry.

Beneficial Networking in the System

Brian Santos, Cincinnati, OH

Purchasing a franchise was about joining the franchise community for a network of experts that were able to help with problem solving and support as Brian Santos ran his community business. Santos’s only regret was not becoming a Fresh Coat owner sooner. The benefits of having a community of experienced professionals with similar experiences help the business owner each step of the way.

Why Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat Painters, the residential and commercial painting franchise under the Strategic Franchising Systems umbrella, offers a low-cost, high-margin business model that gives entrepreneurs from all walks of life the chance to become successful business owners in the communities they serve. Since starting in 2004, Fresh Coat has expanded to over 170 franchise locations nationwide. Thanks to its unparalleled professionalism and affordable business model, it has become one of the leading concepts in the booming residential and commercial painting segment. With continued year-over-year growth, Fresh Coat is well on its way to achieving its overall goal of becoming a truly iconic painting brand. Entrepreneurs enjoy a low investment opportunity ranging from $66,150 to $96,250, including the $44,900 franchise fee.

A Recession-
Resistant Offering

Even during market downturns, demand for painting remains strong. Over the past two years, Fresh Coat has proven to be a uniquely pandemic-proof business, especially as homeowners spent more time investing in home services during the lockdown. In fact, the brand grew its systemwide sales by 44% year-over-year, saw six record-breaking sales months and opened 31 new locations in 2021 alone.

A Booming
Demand

Home services represent a $506 billion market in the United States. Painting makes up most of these home renovation and decoration projects, with the industry expected to hit a whopping $212 billion by 2026. Whether it’s just a repaint or a full remodel, painters will be part of the process.

Multiple
Verticals

As the real estate market continues its meteoric rise, the demand for painting has never been higher across both residential and commercial clients. With Fresh Coat, franchisees get the rare opportunity to invest in not two but three franchises for the price of one — the right to serve both residential and commercial markets, as well as the ability to tap into a robust portfolio of government contracts. Unlike other concepts, there are no extra fees for these services, and the franchisee’s exclusive territory includes all three red-hot markets to maximize their profits.

Lisa Hudson

President, Fresh Coat

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The Origins of Fresh Coat Painters

The original idea behind Fresh Coat Painters arose when one of the co-founders struggled to find someone reliable to paint his 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom. None of the contracted painters were willing to do projects that small, and it was clear there was a business idea there. After opening the first location in Cincinnati and vetting the business model, the brand officially started franchising in 2005. In the nearly two decades since then, Fresh Coat Painters has grown to become one of the leading national painting companies, largely because the brand brings a level of professionalism, customer service and marketing that is unmatched in the industry.

A White-Glove
Customer Experience

Fresh Coat is committed to leading the painting industry by driving platinum-level customer service delivered by a team of professionals and painting experts. To do this, our franchisees only hire the most skilled and experienced painters, allowing their franchise businesses to offer six unique services: interior painting, wallpaper removal, popcorn ceiling removal, exterior painting, cabinet and deck staining, and pressure washing. Our painters provide positive experiences from the initial quote to the final touch-ups.

An Iconic Brand

Fresh Coat is the flagship in the Strategic Franchising Systems’ portfolio of five national brands and benefits from that track record of franchising expertise and success. Most relevant, we’ve mastered the art and science of marketing and staffing home-service brands. As one of the largest and fastest-growing painting companies in the world, Fresh Coat proudly continues this legacy of success, innovation, financial strength, and franchise owner satisfaction.

An Inclusive Business
Opportunity

Fresh Coat Painters was born from a radically simple concept: create a professional painting business for everyone, not just people who know how to use a brush. Today, that approachable business model has allowed us to attract a uniquely diverse group of franchisees, including veterans, women and others from underrepresented communities. Franchisees don’t need to be painting experts or focused on reinventing the wheel — we provide the business model, trusted brand name and support so they can be successful with Fresh Coat.
There Is Power Within a Franchise Network
The Individuals Are What Makes It An Iconic Brand
Fresh Coat is Different – Here’s Why
    There Is Power Within a Franchise Network
    The Individuals Are What Makes It An Iconic Brand
    Fresh Coat is Different – Here’s Why

There Is Power Within a Franchise Network

Tara Riley, Brand President

The brand is there to guide business owners along the way, certainly, but there is a value in working alongside other Fresh Coat owners, including brainstorming and conversation at conventions, to learned experiences Fresh Coat owners can share with one another, that you won’t get outside of franchising. Joining a franchise offers major benefits for those considering opening their own businesses.

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The Individuals Are What Makes It An Iconic Brand

Leo Harley, Vice President of Sales

The individuals are what make up the brand. Owners that are driven to be decisive, provide leadership, have a strong work ethic and ultimately share the same Fresh Coat vision, are what make up an iconic brand worth being a part of. Those who match these characteristics and find themselves in a position to leverage these qualities into business ownership, are a welcome addition to the Fresh Coat brand.

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Fresh Coat is Different – Here’s Why

Leo Harley, Vice President of Sales

1. National and Commercial Accounts
2. Industry Leading Technology
3. Employee Recruiting & Retention
4. Marketing-First Company
5. Winner’s Circle

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Investing in Fresh Coat Painters

With minimum overhead and low start-up costs, Fresh Coat is also one of the most affordable painting franchises available.

The Total Investment Required To Start
A Fresh Coat Business Ranges From

$66,150 to $96,250

Including A Franchise Fee Of $44,900.

Certain Fresh Coats Franchise Owners Open For One Or More Years Saw An Average Gross Revenue Of

$632,895*

Between January 1, 2021 Through December 31, 2021.

To see the brand’s full reported financials, please reference the Fresh Coat 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document.

To learn more about financials associated with owning a Fresh Coat, please schedule a call. (855) 682-9446

Fresh Coat Support

The Fresh Coat team understands that when franchisees win, everyone wins. That is why franchise owners are provided with everything from training, business coaches, digital marketing, PR, estimating/quoting technology, painter-recruitment systems, regional/national conferences, online seminars, peer-to-peer educational programs, national supplier/vendor alliances and more.

Marketing
First

The Fresh Coat team is proud to be a marketing company first and a painting company second. A key focus area for the brand is lead generation for our franchisees, compelling them to grow their staff and profits over time. Fresh Coat’s dedicated HQ marketing teams drive residential leads and provide access to National Accounts that are already signed, sealed, and delivered. The team will also vet commercial projects in a franchisee’s local area to help them bid and win lucrative painting jobs for stores, restaurants, businesses, and medical offices.

The Winner’s
Circle

Although the costs to start a Fresh Coat franchise are already much lower than competitors, owners can lower their investment further through our Winner’s Circle incentive program, which allows franchisees to earn back their entire franchise fee as they hit different benchmarks with the business.

Business
Coaching

Each franchisee is assigned a business coach to help them navigate the business. They will answer questions, evaluate strengths and weaknesses, look at KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and create a strategic plan for the future. Franchisees will also have access to industry experts to help them overcome any and all hurdles along the way.

Proprietary Quoting
Software

From day one, Fresh Coat franchise owners have access to the brand’s unique quoting software, which is integrated into every aspect of the Fresh Coat business, including a CRM that seamlessly interacts with the brand’s website. This helps owners bring in profitability right away and satisfy customers in their market.

Available Markets

Fresh Coat Painters has identified available white space in prime markets across the country and is seeking qualified, passionate franchisee candidates to help expand the brand’s footprint.

Research Stories

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