ProTect Painters


Professional exterior/interior residential and light commercial painting franchise that focuses on quality, service and value in a fragmented industry dominated by unreliable independents. The Franchisee will own and manage the business; sub-contractor painting crews will do the work.

The service is in high demand even when the economy is down, and it meets all of your key model criteria: franchisee will be able to build an equity business that is scalable, and achieve the lifestyle goals that they have set. Owner will join a team of professionals who care about one another, and who are passionate about their work.

Features of Business:

  • Huge market - $40 Billion plus spent annually 
  • High demand - "need" not a "want"
  • Recession resistant: Necessary spending rather than discretionary spending 
  • Affordable investment level 
  • Strong income potential 
  • Flexible schedule – family-friendly freedom 
  • Minimal inventory 
  • NO employees 
  • Cash business – limited accounts receivable 
  • Limited competition – fragmented market 
  • Affordable investment (~ $100,000)

Desired skills of franchisee:

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to connect with people 
  • Energetic self-starter willing to dedicate full-time best efforts to the business 
  • Customer service and detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ready to manage and lead people
  • Do not paint. Hire sub-contractors to perform actual work


Year Established: 1994
Year First Franchised: 1995
Franchised Units: 10-50
Actual number of units: 44
Projected New Units (12 months): 24 for 2013

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: No


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $50,000
Minimum Investment: $97,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $14,900


  • Vet Fran
  • Minorities
  • Women

Royalty: 5%
Ad: 2%
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: Yes


Total Investment: $100,000 (includes working capital)
Territory fee - $25,000
Initial marketing launch package - $9,200
Working Capital - $50,000 (approx)
Vet Fran: $5,000 off franchise fee

Royalty: 5% of Gross Sales
Ad Fund: 2% of Gross Sales

Sales and Technology Fund (24/7 call center/website/intranet/software/accounting software, tablet pc, etc….): 1% of Gross Sales

Average # of Employees: 0

Earnings Claims: Yes - Item 19 FPR reports: 2009 Average Gross Sales of franchises open at least 3 years is $480,708 with the largest franchise generating more than $856,000. Item 19 FPR reports the average revenue per job in 2009 was $4,126. DO NOT SHARE WITH YOUR CANDIDATES: Typical net profit ~ 20%.


Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: No
Developing outside of the U.S.: N/A
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: N/A
Total Investment: N/A


No International Opportunities at this time


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:No
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


It all begins with our proprietary Right Start training program at our corporate office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Upon completion of our training program you'll be knowledgeable in all areas of the business including:

  • Client Marketing/Networking
  • Subcontractor 


Recruitment & Hiring:

  • People Management
  • Time Management
  • Customer Service/Relations
  • Estimating
  • Goal Setting and Review
  • Database Management
  • Paint Systems
  • Paint Failures
  • Job Costing
  • Financial Forecasting/Projecting Profits

We will make periodic field visits to offer advice and recommendations to grow your business. Additionally, we host regional meetings to facilitate on-going communication, learning and best practice sharing. The ProTect Painters team is available to help you at any time, in any way possible.

Your ProTect Painters support team will advise and assist you in launching your business, establishing brand awareness, generating leads, converting estimates into sales and creating loyal customers. You will have the resources to focus on networking, customer service and managing your painting crews.

Your calls will be answered by our Sales and Technology Center where trained customer service professionals will set all your appointments.

Our ProTect Painters sales and service innovations are digitally connected to improve your operational efficiencies and to enhance your business-building opportunities.


Get Started!

Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development