Five Star Painting, a Leading Painting Franchise System, Announces a New Franchise Opening in Chicago, Illinois

Five Star Painting now provides service in 43 major Markets in North America, with operations in 20 states and provinces.

Chicago, IL, February 07, 2008 --( Five Star Painting Inc, a leading painting franchise system today announced that Mike Wilkes and Chris Wilkes have purchased and a new location in the Chicago, Illinois market.

Five Star Painting is now one of the fastest growing, and second largest, painting franchises in North America with operations from California to Florida, and from Canada to Mexico. Five Star Painting is seeing phenomenal expansion from current and new franchisees in order to meet the growing demand of its clients across North America. Mike Wilkes and Chris Wilkes are an experienced father and son team that were both born and raised in the Chicago area. Chris is a graduate from DePaul University with a BS in Organizational Communication with a minor in Sales and Marketing. Mike has worked for 28 years in a variety of management positions for a large, local warehousing and distribution company. Together, they make a strong team with marketing, business, sales and operations backgrounds and an extensive knowledge of their area. Chicago is a bustling and dynamic territory with a lot of opportunity for growth. Mike and Chris will build a strong business and plan to be a significant contributor to the growth of the Five Star Painting franchise system. Five Star Painting has pending plans to add additional franchisees to the area in the coming months as well.

Scott Abbott, CEO of Five Star Painting commented on Mike and Chris and their new franchise purchase "Mike and Chris are a great fit for our entry into Chicago. As native Chicagoans, they know the people and the market very well. They really are a superb team with complimenting business, marketing and operations experience. Mike and Chris looked at a lot of other franchise opportunities, and we are thrilled that they chose to join the Five Star family."

Mike Wilkes, Five Star Painting Franchisee in Chicago, Illinois had this to say about the new franchise they purchased. "Chris and I are ready to take on the painting world here in Chicago. Thru our contacts and area knowledge we felt like we should start a business and Five Star was the perfect fit. They have a great system to help set us up for success and a lot of great people on their team to help us reach our goals." Chris Wilkes had this to say about their new franchise. "I love the Five Star team. We really are jumping into this full steam ahead and have an aggressive plan for building our business. I think we can be very successful using the Five Star system and we are excited to get started."

About Five Star Painting Inc.
Formed in 2000, Utah-based Five Star Painting Inc has grown to 43 franchises in North America, with operations in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Five Star Painting offers its Franchisees access to software, a 24/7call center, marketing, training and management support. Customers of a Five Star Painting Franchise receive a Five Star job without a five star price. As one of the fastest growing franchises in the service industry Five Star Painting works with industry leaders to deliver business opportunities to entrepreneurs committed to a high level of customer service. To learn more, please visit:

Media Contacts:
LaRee Hathcock, Five Star Painting, 801.805.6953(wk)


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