March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Oaks, Pa. - CertaPro Painters, the largest painting company in North America, has announced that it has reached the company’s goal of $200,000 in the first two years of its partnership with Homes for Our Troops partnership. Homes for Our Troops is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured Veterans nationwide. As of February 27, 2015, Homes for Our Troops has built 182 specially adapted homes nationwide.
CertaPro Painters’ national participation with Homes for Our Troops began in 2013. Local CertaPro franchisees around the country have held fundraising events in support of Homes for Our Troops, including multiple 5k runs, golf tournaments and charity events.
"We are tremendously proud of the contributions CertaPro Painters has made to Homes for Our Troops," said CertaPro Painters CEO and President Rich Wilson. "CertaPro has tremendous reverence for our men and women in service and the contributions made by both CertaPro corporate and by individual CertaPro franchisees alike to Homes for Our Troops is one way we show that."
CertaPro Painters is no stranger to giving back to veterans. A member of VetFran, the International Franchise Association’s program to benefit qualified veterans by providing discounts on franchising fees, CertaPro Painters is recognized industry wide for the level of support it provides for veterans.
"CertaPro has always stood as a business that commits its efforts to giving back to those who have given us so much," said Wilson. "Community involvement is a key pillar of CertaPro Painters, and our contributions to Homes for Our Troops is one example of the many ways we work to ensure we uphold that commitment."
Founded in 1991, Oaks, Pennsylvania-based CertaPro Painters is the largest painting company in North America with more than 400 locations worldwide, CertaPro provides a customer-driven painting experience for both residential and commercial properties that is unparalleled in the industry. The company’s stellar service and proven business system have made CertaPro North America’s most referred painting company. For more information, visit www.certapro.com.
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its founding in 2004, over 90 cents out of every $1 (dollar) donated to HFOT has gone directly to veterans in its program. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
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