• CertaPro Painters Raises $100,000 for Home for Our Troops

    Published 3/12/2014

    Painting Franchise Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Veteran’s Charity Sponsorship and Announces Plans for 2014 Fundraising Events

        (Oaks, Pa.)---National painting franchise CertaPro Painters is marking the first anniversary of their national sponsorship deal to partner with charity organization Homes for Our Troops, which benefits severely wounded veterans, by raising $100,000. The donation was raised through a variety of local fundraising events hosted by CertaPro franchisees throughout 2013. Franchise owners donated their time, paint and/or painting services to new homes built by the program. 

        “It has been an honor to be able to support the brave men and women who have risked their lives fighting for our country,” said Rich Wilson, president and CEO of CertaPro Painters. “Homes for Our Troops is doing a great service for our wounded veterans and we are proud to help this wonderful organization grow.”

        In their second year of sponsorship, CertaPro Painters will continue community fundraising efforts and painting donations, as well as fundraising internally on behalf of the organization. Local franchisees will once again hold their successful series of 5k races in their communities to raise funds as well. They also plan to host a second golf tournament after the success of last year’s, and have been overwhelmed by franchisees who are donating portions of their sales in the 2014 calendar year to Homes for Our Troops. Recently, the entire Dallas co-op attended a groundbreaking ceremony in Rockwall, Texas, on Jan. 25 and plan to paint the house this year.

        “It’s very meaningful to me and to the community,” said Mike Lane, owner of CertaPro Painters of Colorado Springs, who has been soliciting donations as well as donating painting services and also a percentage of job proceeds to the charity. “Colorado Springs has five military bases and a huge military population representing all branches. I’m working with these families no matter what so being able to give back to them is important.”

        "I am humbled to be able to generate awareness and drive some financial assistance as Homes for Our Troops helps get them into proper homes to help start the next chapter of their lives," agreed Bill Sharp, veteran and owner of CertaPro of East Metro Atlanta

        Homes for Our Troops is a non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. Homes are built at no cost to the veterans, through the donations of companies and individuals.

        This video was created to show CertaPro Painters in action, giving back to disabled veterans. For more information about CertaPro’s partnership with Homes for Our Troops, click here.

    About CertaPro Painters

    Founded in 1991, CertaPro is the largest residential and commercial painting company in North America with over 350 locations. By consistently providing customers with an extraordinary experience, CertaPro has become the most referred painting company in the US and Canada. CertaPro franchisees establish large-scale, regional painting companies backed by CertaPro’s proven business system making it a great fit for seasoned business professionals looking for a franchise opportunity. In addition, CertaPro is proud to participate in the VetFran program by offering Veteran Franchise Opportunities to military veterans (US Only). CertaPro also offers financing at a preferred rate for qualified veterans. For more information, visit www.certapro.com. Or for franchising information, click here


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