June 09, 2011 // Franchising.com // ANN ARBOR, Mich. – ProTect Painters, a national professional painting contractor franchise, was recently listed as one of G.I. Jobs' 2011 Military Friendly Franchises®. The company was recognized for its continued efforts to recruit America's veterans as franchisees, including providing veterans with a $2,500 discount off of their initial franchise fee.
The list honors the top seven percent of franchises providing veterans a clear path to owning their own business, while satisfying veterans' need to know which franchise they should pursue. The list includes franchises ranging from restaurants to tax services and home-based opportunities.
"We are extremely grateful for the men and women who dedicate their lives to serving the US every day," said Alex Roberts, President of ProTect Painters. "Being awarded with this recognition is truly a great honor. We are excited to continue growing and expanding the ProTect Painters brand and having our veterans play a critical role in this."
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.
The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® will be published in the June issue of G.I. Jobs Magazine, and onhttp://www.MilitaryFranchising.com, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose. Additional resources are posted on the Military Friendly Franchises® Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MilitaryFranchising.
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 www.protectpainters.com. For more information about the ProTect Painters franchise opportunity, please visit www.protectpaintersfranchise.com.