For more than 10 years, he worked in sales and finance. But as his family grew, he realized this type of job didn’t really allow him the freedom and time he wanted to be able to provide to his wife and two kids—the world of sales had proven to be busy and non-stop.
Starting his own business seemed like his next best move, but to narrow his options, Fisher established two important guidelines that would make or break his decision—of course, it had to give him ample family time, but he also wanted to break into an industry where he could make a difference, too. When he discovered Fresh Coat, he quickly realized that this was his opportunity to bring a better painting experience to his community.
“I was at a point in my career where I was ready for a change, and I was impressed with the quality and professionalism of the Fresh Coat franchise,” Fisher said. “I loved the dedication to quality that Fresh Coat embraces, too. And that commitment runs through every single one of their franchisees. I’m proud to continue to honor that tradition.”
While the painting industry is a crowded one—there are an estimated 259,775 companies throughout the U.S.—Fisher believes that Fresh Coat is different. Their professional painters are employees—not contractors—and they are bonded, insured and background-checked. This means that there’s a better satisfaction guarantee for clients, and they feel more comfortable letting Fresh Coat painters into their homes.
“Unlike a lot of other painting companies, all of our painters go through a hands-on training. Our painters are part of the Fresh Coat family, and that means we can assure that they’ll be on time, courteous and do the best job possible. This takes out any and all room for doubt—and that piece of mind for homeowners can make all the difference,” Fisher said. “It’s my job to personally guarantee that each and every client is 100 percent satisfied with Fresh Coat.”
In October 2015, Fisher officially traded in his corporate desk and launched Fresh Coat of West Chester, Pennsylvania, which serves West Chester, Downingtown, Exton, Newtown Square, Malvern, Chester Springs and the surrounding areas.
Founded in 2004, Fresh Coat has more than 120 locations nationwide. The brand has established a reputation for itself as the painting company that offers top-notch products and professionalism at an affordable price. The brand also uses quality, environmentally safe materials and offers a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations and detailed quotes.
To franchise with Fresh Coat, the brand asks for an initial investment of $47,350 to $74,950, with a franchisee fee of $42,900.
“I would highly recommend Fresh Coat to anyone looking for a business with tremendous potential. At the end of the day, you can feel good about the work you’ve done, too. How many other careers allow for that kind of opportunity?” Fisher said.