Local Veteran Kenneth Bartells Opens Fresh Coat of Olympia
Olympia, WA (PRWEB) March 10, 2015 - Throughout the two-and-a-half decades Kenneth Bartells spent in the military, he earned a reputation as someone who looked out for his fellow man and put others first. Bartells is looking forward to bringing that same mentality to his new business, Fresh Coat of Olympia.
Fresh Coat of Olympia offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations, and detailed quotes. Bartells’ Fresh Coat Painters franchise serves Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, DuPont, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Yelm and the surrounding South Puget Sound communities.
Prior to opening Fresh Coat of Olympia, Bartells served in the Air Force for 24 years. He served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star for actions during an IED attack in Iraq.
"When I left the military, I was looking for a new opportunity that would allow me to have a positive impact on my community and have a career with an ethical company. I liked that Fresh Coat is highly rated by multiple veteran organizations and that, with their franchise system, I can be in a management role working with clients instead of on a ladder painting," he said.
Fresh Coat is committed to quality products and services and the company offers a 3-3-3 customer service pledge, so calls will be answered by a live person within three minutes, a quote will be delivered within three days (customer schedule permitting) and the job will be started within three weeks. All Fresh Coat of Olympia employees are professional painters who are insured, trained and background checked.
"Fresh Coat of Olympia hires professional painters and we’re not some fly-by-night company. We take pride in our business and you can trust that your job will be done right the first time," Bartells said. "As part of my personal mission, I’m looking forward to bringing on other veterans as painting apprentices. My goal is to give those veterans an opportunity to learn a skill while earning a fair wage. My hope is that they’ll stay with me long-term, but the point is to help them start a new career."
"I’ll be looking out for my clients, just like I spent my military career looking out for my guys and my country. I go all in on any assignment or project. I’m looking forward to bringing that to my new business," he added.
Bartells has been married to Bonnie for 21 years and the couple has an 11-year-old son Corbin.
Fresh Coat was founded in 2004 as part of Strategic Franchising Systems. In the last year, Fresh Coat has been included in the Bond’s Top 100 and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list. Fresh Coat is also part of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Association’s Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran.
To learn more about Fresh Coat of Olympia, call (360)207-6466, email KBartells(at)FreshCoatPainters(dot)com or visit http://www.FreshCoatOlympia.com.
About Fresh Coat Painters
With more than 100 locations nationwide, Fresh Coat Painters brings quality customer service, top-notch painting products, professionalism and affordable pricing to the residential and commercial painting industry. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations, and detailed quotes. All painters are bonded and insured employees. For more information, visit http://www.freshcoatpainters.com or visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
The company was founded in 2004 as part of Strategic Franchising Systems. In the last year, Fresh Coat has been included in the Bond’s Top 100 and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list. Fresh Coat is also part of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Association’s Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran.
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