“So you want to be a Painter?” That was the comment my father made to me in 1999 when I went to him with my new idea for a business.
I had a friend in San Diego who had a CertaPro franchise and I was looking around for my next adventure. I had a secure job at Rockwell Collins but felt the need to be out on my own. I had owned a business right out of college, but I had closed it 4 years prior to joining Rockwell for being too limited in the Iowa area. So when I went looking for a business, I wanted a business that would allow me to grow with my community.
What I really like about CertaPro is that almost every homeowner looking to keep their home current needs painting services. Plus I have a franchise with systems, policies and procedures to create happy, satisfied customers. And the professionalism the franchise helps me offer in the Eastern Iowa market is second to none. So I made the leap in 2000 and after 14 successful years CertaPro of Cedar Rapids has painted over 4,100 homes and 400 business/commercial properties.
I am very proud of my company, the community we serve, the people who work for us, and most importantly, the thousands of customers we now call friends!