January 27, 2010 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI, OH – At a time when many franchise concepts are putting a halt on expansion, Fresh Coat Painters is implementing a new development rebate incentive program designed to maximize potential growth and offer attractive alternatives for entrepreneurs who may be discouraged by the current economic climate.
Offered to all qualified applicants, the benefits of the rebate incentive program include eligibility to qualify for 100 percent of the initial franchise fee and a cash rebate every 90 days during the first two years of operation. Rebates are paid to the franchise owner when a certain sales goal is met each quarter. This rebate incentive program applies to a single territory and is offered through March 31, 2010. This is the first time Fresh Coat has ever provided a rebate offer to potential franchisees looking to become a new business owner in their market.
"By offering this incredible rebate incentive program to qualified candidates, we are reinforcing our commitment to expanding our proven franchise system and attracting hard working, driven individuals who are serious about owning a successful business that is recession resistant in a multi-billion dollar industry," said Ralph Martin, President of Fresh Coat.
As the only professional interior painting franchise of its kind, Fresh Coat is on a mission to provide home and business owners with experienced, reliable, professional painters, impeccable service and a stress-free home improvement experience. Unlike most independent painting companies, Fresh Coat has a 24/7 live Call Center fielding customer quotes and scheduling, includes the cost of paint in each quote and offers a guaranteed price and a firm paint date.
The Fresh Coat operating system delivers a completely new experience for its loyal clients. Within three minutes of calling Fresh Coat, a free in-home visit is scheduled. Within three days of calling, the client has a written quote. Within three weeks of calling, the painting job will be completed. The company also offers an incentive program to their loyal customers. For every three jobs received based on client referrals, Fresh Coat will paint a room in their home for free.
"We look forward to welcoming new franchisees into our system and continuing to expand the Fresh Coat name nationwide. We hope that the rebate program will be the 'fresh start' that potential franchisees are looking for in the New Year," Martin added.
Founded in 2004, Fresh Coat is one of the painting industry's fastest-growing professional interior painting franchises with approximately 75 locations across North America. As the only professional interior painting franchise of its kind, Fresh Coat is on a mission to provide homeowners with reliable painters, impeccable service and a stress-free home improvement experience. With the introduction of its new Office and Commercial Painting program, Fresh Coat continues to develop and grow to meet the market's needs. Fresh Coat was recently ranked #35 in the Fast 55 by Franchise Times, as well as "Top 100 Homebased" and "Top 25 New Franchises" by Entrepreneur magazine. Fresh Coat prides itself on diversity within its franchise system, as well as the development of small business and franchising worldwide. Currently, Fresh Coat is a member and/or affiliated with the following professional organizations: International Franchise Association, SBA Franchise Registry, VetFran, Minority Fran, PDCA and is listed on the Minority Franchise Guide.