Monday, April 30, 2012

South Carolina Gets Another Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat Painters has added South Carolina’s Low Country to its service areas with the launch of Jimmy and Brandie Zeski’s franchise to serve Summerville, Charleston, North Charleston, Ladson, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island and their surrounding communities.

For Jimmy, starting a painting company was an obvious business opportunity. For Brandie, not so much. She had to be convinced.

“I’ve been in sales for 13 years, most recently as a business manager for a motorcycle dealership, so I understand what it takes to find and keep clients,” he said. “I’d been looking at Fresh Coat for about three years, and I thought the business model made sense. Last year, on a part-time basis, I decided to start my own little painting company to test the market and see if there was a need for the services. Very quickly I could see we had solid potential here.”

You can read more about the Zeski's and their new business here:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tennessee's Getting Another Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat Painters has opened its second painting franchise in Tennessee just weeks after opening its first in that state. The newer one, owned by Merle and Marian Ottenberg, will serve Knoxville, Farragut, Clinton, Mascot and other communities in and around Knox County.

For the Ottenbergs, the franchise offers a way to “recycle and reinvent” themselves, Marian said.

You can read more about the Ottenberg's reinvention here:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Northern Colorado Can Finally Get That Fresh Coat of Paint

Fresh Coat Painters has expanded operations in Colorado with the launch of Fred Crowe’s franchise serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and other communities in Larimer County and northern Weld County.

After 25 years as a management consultant, Crowe understands the risks and rewards of owning a business. He decided he was ready to use his knowledge and experience in his own small business. In researching industries, he was attracted to Fresh Coat because its principles were similar to his own and it offered a proven system for success.

You can read more about Fred and Fresh Coat here:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Off to a Great Start

Fresh Coat Painters is continuing its rapid growth with the addition of 17 new franchises in the first quarter of 2012 in locations all across America.

“We more than doubled our size last year, and this year, we’re pleased to be off to an even bigger start,” said Bernie Brozek, president of Fresh Coat. “More and more men – and women – are approaching us about owning a franchise because they recognize that painting is an essential service that impacts homes, offices and businesses everywhere. The opportunities are significant.”

Founded in 2004, 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.

You can read more about Fresh Coat and how it's starting 2012 here: