Three ProTect Painters All-Stars Prove Success is Just a Brush Stroke Away

ANN ARBOR, MI – ProTect Painters, a growing franchise specializing in interior and exterior commercial and residential painting projects, has continued to establish itself as the frontrunner in the highly fragmented $40 billion painting industry. 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. With more than 30 locations across the country, ProTect Painters 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. A money back guarantee coupled with a home-based, low-overhead business model in a needs-based industry make ProTect Painters a sound investment for franchisees.

“The general economic climate nationwide continues to encourage home and business owners to retain and improve upon their existing properties, as opposed to selling them,” said Dave McKinnon, founder of SBI. “The ProTect Painters franchise fee is a low $14,900 and is fully refunded if a franchise fails to meet predetermined gross sales in its first 18 months of business. However, as illustrated by three recent franchisee all-stars, that outcome is highly unlikely.”

Greg Witry has owned a ProTect Painters franchise in Minneapolis, MN for just over one year. He attributes his astounding first quarter 2012 sales numbers to several factors: first, the franchise’s national call center and experienced painting contractors allow franchisees to focus on marketing, rather than painting or appointment setting. Second, he said the training and ongoing corporate support allowed him to focus on growing his business. He started with residential projects and, as he became more comfortable, developed larger commercial contacts in the fall of 2011 that came to fruition in the first quarter of 2012.

Dan DeYoung has owned a ProTect Painters franchise in Savannah, GA for less than one year. He attributes his impressive first quarter 2012 profits to a “culture of immediate response” at ProTect Painters.

“I can call corporate with questions about a job and they always answer the phone and walk me through my concerns in real time. I have adopted this service model with both the contractor and customer, following through on commitments and exceeding deadlines and expectations,” said DeYoung.

Chuck Reger launched a ProTect Painters franchise in Covington, WA just over one month ago. His first month sales numbers far exceeded his expectations. Like Witry, he attributes this to ongoing corporate training and support, the current economic climate which encourages businesses and homeowners to revamp their current properties, the national call center and experienced contractors to actually complete the paint work.

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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