Painting Industry Gets Much-Needed Touch Up

Demand for Nationally Trusted Painting Brand Fuels Growth of ProTect Painters Franchise

May 20, 2011 // // ANN ARBOR, MI – ProTect Painters, a growing franchise that's backed by a prestigious international multi-brand franchisor, is stirring up competition as the frontrunner in the highly fragmented $40 billion residential and commercial painting industry.

With the housing market and general economic climate continuing to encourage people to keep versus sell their existing property, professional painting contractors are in high demand. Yet with few trusted national brands, the painting segment is up for grabs. ProTect Painters, with more than 30 locations across the country and growing, is gaining traction by providing business-savvy entrepreneurs an opportunity to get a share of the marketplace – without ever having to pick up a paintbrush.

Specializing in residential and commercial painting projects (exterior and interior), ProTect Painters is one of four brands owned by Service Brands International (SBI), a privately held, multi-concept franchise system with worldwide headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to ProTect Painters, its portfolio of home-services brands includes category leaders Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and 1-800-DryClean.

"ProTect Painters has built a reputation of providing home and business owners across the country with exceptional value and the highest level of customer service," said ProTect Painters President Alex Roberts. "Our franchisees benefit from being a part of the SBI brand family. With nearly 100 corporate professionals at our home office, ProTect Painters franchise owners are armed with strong support, including marketing and technology tools that drive consistent jobs from the get-go."

In order to make each painting experience as professional as possible, ProTect Painters franchisees offer customers on-time, in-person estimates that includes a complete walk-though of the job. All painting jobs are conducted by an insured team of painting professionals, who wear ProTect Painters branded attire. According to Roberts, customers are pleasantly surprised by this level of professionalism, having been accustomed to much lower standards through independent painters they've hired in the past.

ProTect Painters also use the highest quality products and materials and back their work with a two-year warranty.

About ProTect Painters

ProTect Painters is a professional painting contractor franchise which specializes in interior and exterior house painting, as well as commercial and residential painting projects. The brand's strong foundation is built on franchisee training and support created by founder Wayne Scherger, who started the company in 1994. In 2009, ProTect Painters was acquired by Service Brands International to join its forces with Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman, and 1-800-DryClean brands. Under the SBI umbrella, ProTect Painters is expected to grow to 200 units during the next five years. For more information about ProTect Painters services, please visit For more information about the ProTect Painters franchise opportunity, please visit


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