For Immediate Release
April 9, 2012
Media Contact: Sanderson & Associates, Ltd.
Baltimore Owner Paints Landmark for Episode of “Kitchen Nightmares” With Celeb Chef Gordon Ramsay
(Baltimore, Md.)—When CertaPro Painters co-owner Lorena Streb was called to paint a Baltimore landmark restaurant by the producers of the popular Fox show, “Kitchen Nightmares” featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, she jumped at the opportunity. Although the project required a quick turnaround, Streb’s crew agreed to overnight production and was on site from 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 to 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7 to paint the perimeter walls in the main dining room and the small dining room of the restaurant, Café Hon.
“I was thrilled when our office received the offer for the job,” said Streb. “Even though it was a last-minute project, my team was able to come together for this amazing opportunity to not only paint a local landmark but also contribute to something that has a nationwide following. I’m a fan of the show myself so it’s very exciting to be personally involved in the makeover process.”
Streb, a first-generation immigrant from El Salvador, opened CertaPro in February 2007 with husband Dave, and services Towson and North Baltimore, Md. Their CertaPro location received the prestigious 2009 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. This particular program is designed to acknowledge and pay tribute to outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Founded in 1991, Oaks, Pennsylvania-based CertaPro Painters is the largest painting company in North America and provides a customer-driven painting experience that is unparalleled in the industry (both commercial and residential). The company expects to add 50 new franchises in 2011, working toward its goal of having more than 400 locations by the end of 2012. CertaPro franchisees establish large-scale, regional painting companies backed by CertaPro’s proven business system that has made them North America’s most referred painting company. CertaPro currently has more than 330 locations worldwide including the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.certapro.com.