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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#397 Ranked #401 last year
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Initial investment
$54K - $77K
Units as of 2020
158 28.5% over 3 years

Company Overview

Fresh Coat franchises offer interior and exterior residential and commercial painting services. Fresh Coat will paint a whole house or just one room, is referral-based and eco-friendly. Franchisees don't need painting experience; instead, they hire and manage experienced painters. Fresh Coat franchises are located in the U.S. and Canada, and the company is expanding internationally.

About Fresh Coat

Industry
Home Improvement
Related Categories
Painting
Founded
2005
Parent Company
Strategic Franchising
Leadership
Tara Riley, President
Sponsored Content

More from Fresh Coat

Two Fresh Coat Employees

What is it?

  • Fresh Coat is a full-service, interior and exterior, residential and commercial painting company. Fresh Coat also offers disinfect and protection services that keep your home clean and healthy.
  • Additional services: Wallpaper removal, pressure washing, fence and deck painting and staining. Deck and exterior surface sealing.

How does it make money?

  • Customers pay Fresh Coat Painters franchise owners directly for services and supplies.
  • Fresh Coat Painters Franchise support staff provides lead generation support for their owners through digital marketing efforts, national alliances, commercial accounts and other referral sources.
  • Fresh Coat Painters receive exclusive discounts from national paint suppliers like Sherwin Williams.
Low-cost Investment

Who is it for?

  • Successful Fresh Coat Franchise owners are entrepreneurial, driven to succeed and passionate about providing world class service. Business management experience is a plus. No painting experience is necessary.
  • People seeking an affordable and home-based business
Franchise Oppurtunity

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Hire, manage and provide guidance to professional painters
  • Network, market and promote your business within your community to drive leads
  • Bid on residential and commercial painting opportunities
  • Nurture and maintain positive relationships with customers to encourage recurring business
  • Ready to Give Your Life a New Look? It’s Time for a Fresh Coat!
  • Over 175 Fresh Coat owners have invested in their lives and futures by becoming a Fresh Coat Painters Franchisee. When you join the Fresh Coat franchise system, you are entering into a partnership with a proven business system. You become a small business owner, but, you get big business support, training, marketing and technology. Franchising provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch a nationally recognized business without the hassles of a start-up. Fresh Coat Franchise owners are provided with hands-on training, business coaching, marketing and technology support.
Fresh Coat Employee

Why Fresh Coat?

  • The People – Our franchise owner network of peers, the business coaches and operations support staff are a really strong community. From on-boarding and business coaching, to marketing, technology and operational support, the Fresh Coat support team is there to guide new and existing owners to success.
  • Marketing Support & Operational Support – At Fresh Coat, our franchisees are constantly surrounded by support from both our Marketing Department and our Operations Team. We provide national and local marketing assistance through digital marketing strategies, national publicity and local lead generation support. Our operations team includes regional dedicated business coaches, a commercial and national alliance team as well as various other resources and referral sources.
  • Technology – Fresh Coat home office support staff works diligently to provide their franchise owners with the best technology in the industry. From quoting tools, to marketing automation, Fresh Coat is an industry leader in technology.
  • Strategic Start – Fresh Coat Painters is part of Strategic Franchising Systems which includes four other service-based brands including The Growth Coach. An added benefit to joining the Strategic Franchising family of brands is complimentary business and sales coaching from a member of The Growth Coach team. In addition to your dedicated Fresh Coat coach, a Growth Coach will also be available to provide business strategy, sales coaching and accountability for the first six months after launch.
Fresh Coat Employees

The Winner’s Circle – Franchise Fee Reimbursement Program!

The Winner’s Circle is an incentive-based program that allows new franchise owners the opportunity to gain full franchise fee reimbursement within their first year of operations. Franchise owners who enroll in the Winner’s Circle program will become eligible for initial fee reimbursement after obtaining required milestones. This program truly incentivizes our new owners to utilize all of their resources to reach their first year goals to reach the Winner’s Circle. Winner’s Circle members will be recognized at the yearly Franchise Conference.

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2005 (16 years)
# of employees at HQ
29
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
158 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4755 Lake Forest Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Fresh Coat franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$44,900
Initial Investment
$53,945 - $76,845
Net Worth Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
$2,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Fresh Coat has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
48 hours
Classroom Training
40 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #397

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #74

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #72

Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021