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CertaPro Painters Ltd.

2014 Franchise 500
#103
At a Glance

Products & Services: Residential and commercial painting

Number of Locations: 452

Total Investment: $129K - $161.5K

Founded: 1992

Began Franchising: 1992

About CertaPro Painters Ltd.

CertaPro Painters franchisees provide interior and exterior painting services for homes and businesses. The Oaks, Pennsylvania, company has locations throughout the United States and Canada.

CertaPro Painters is part of First Service Brands, which includes California Closet Company and Paul Davis Restoration.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 423 29 0 0
2013 411 31 0 0
2012 396 24 0 0
2011 379 24 5 0
2010 369 24 5 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $129,000 - $161,500
Franchise Fee: $52,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee, preferred in-house financing
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 27% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week. Additional training available
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Local marketing materials & support; national & local PR

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #103 (2014), #94 (2013), #176 (2012), #299 (2011), #93 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #21 (2014), #16 (2013), #39 (2012), #96 (2011), #27 (2010),
America's Top Global: #143 (2014), #107 (2013), #140 (2012), #76 (2010),

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