July 02, 2012 // Franchising.com // Oaks, PA - CertaPro Painters ranked fifth on Franchise Business Review’s list of the top 10 most popular franchises for veterans. The industry trade publication surveyed 2,000 military-trained franchisees to find the brands with the highest levels of owner satisfaction.
“We have found that veterans make excellent franchise owners—a number of our most successful franchisees have some sort of military training and background,” said Peter Barkman, vice president of franchise development for CertaPro Painters. “We have very strong veteran recruitment efforts. Veteran franchisees are able to follow a proven system and they possess superior leadership skills, in addition to bringing an honest and disciplined work ethic to their business which harmonizes with CertaPro’s goals and overall mission.”
CertaPro currently has 24 veteran franchise owners. CertaPro provides all honorably discharged veterans with a 10 percent discount off its franchise fee through VetFran.
Founded in 1991, Oaks, Pennsylvania-based CertaPro Painters is the largest painting company in North America and provides a customer-driven painting experience that is unparalleled in the industry (both commercial and residential). The company expects to add 50 new franchises in 2012, working toward its goal of having more than 400 locations by mid 2013. CertaPro franchisees establish large-scale, regional painting companies backed by CertaPro’s proven business system that has made them North America’s most referred painting company. CertaPro currently has more than 350 locations worldwide including the United States and Canada. For more information,visitwww.certapro.com. @CertaPro