Five Star Franchisee Expands Into Columbus, Ohio

Ross Gill has purchased the Columbus, Ohio market and will be working closely with Tom Hodgson, Five Star's COO of East Coast operations.

Springville, UT, --( Five Star Painting is excited to announce its expansion into Columbus, Ohio with a new franchisee, Ross Gill. He will work closely with Tom Hodgson, the Chief Operating Officer of Five Star's East Coast operations. With a background in business and finance, Five Star was a perfect model for Ross to leverage his experience. He is a dynamic and hard-working franchisee that will greatly contribute to the growth of both the Five Star Painting franchise system and brand.

Ross is a native of Ohio being born and raised in Ashland, just an hour North of Columbus. Graduating from the Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, and later from Ashland University with a degree in Business Administration, Ross has a great deal of experience to lend. Upon graduation, he and his father started a product development company developing electroluminescent lighting for the succeeding three years. Most recently, he has been a part of the financial service industry working with JP Morgan Chase and New York Life in customer service and sales. In his spare time, Ross enjoys spending time with his family, his wife Jennifer and 1-year old son Christopher, and he also enjoys watching Ohio State Football.

Scott Abbott, CEO of Five Star Painting has commented about Ross and the expansion into Columbus, "We are excited to have Ross join our team. He has some great experience, a great family behind him, and we are looking forward to supporting and helping him succeed through this partnership. We are indeed pleased and honored that he decided to invest in the Five Star system."

Five Star Painting is the fastest growing and second largest painting franchise 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 and is at 70+ franchise territories.

About Five Star Painting

Formed in 2001 and franchising since 2005, Utah-based Five Star Painting Inc. has grown to more than 70 franchises in North America, with operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Five Star Painting offers its franchisees access to software, a 24/7 call center, marketing, training and management support. Five Star Painting Customers 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.


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