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This opportunity is NOT about picking up a paintbrush – It’s about running a professionally managed business.

CertaPro Painters® is the largest residential and commercial painting company in North America. Our customers know that they are working with professionals who respect their businesses and homes. This consistent experience has made CertaPro Painters® the most referred painting company in the US and Canada.

Hear Our Franchisees’ Extraordinary Stories

Our #1 goal is to provide a business opportunity for our franchisees to succeed and love what they do. Your local and independently owned and operated CertaPro Painters® team strives to deliver on our promise of care and quality. Watch how we do it.

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Why Choose CertaPro Painters®

When deciding on what type of a franchise the initial investment is a major factor. Starting a painting franchise can be done with low overhead, no real estate and an extreme room for growth.

$56 Billion Market

$60 Billion Market

As the largest painting franchise in North America, CertaPro Painters® makes up only 2% of a $60 Billion Market.

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Low Overhead

Starting a painting franchise does not require a physical office or a lot of inventory. You can get up and running quickly.

Support & Lead Generation

CertaPro Painters® enables you to run your business without needing to cold call for leads. We make affordable to you a strong inbound marketing strategy that brings customers and inquiries to your phone and inbox.

Management Support

As a business owner with CertaPro Painters®, you will be assigned a General Manager and a Regional Marketing Manager to help with all aspects of your business planning, staffing, growth, and strategic goals. The GMs can be available to franchise owners as much or as little as needed. Some owners will not need as many calls or visits as another. It is in this way, we make sure we are addressing to the needs of each individually owned and operated business.

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Vendor Discounts & Recommendations

At CertaPro Painters®, we work to build relationships with vendors that have the ability to support the system as a whole. By engaging with vendors on this scale we help franchisees connect with resources that they may not have otherwise known about. In addition to exposing franchise owners to entities who have continental scope and perspective, we can leverage the CertaPro Painters® system's collective volume to be able to offer franchise owners a pricing scale that may not have been available to an individually owned business.

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Lead Generation

Get assistance with qualified lead generation via certapro.com and pay per click advertising campaigns. In addition to providing a website for your business, we invest in certapro.com lead generation and marketing support on the local level. Our software processes submissions from certapro.com and distributes them to your business based on the zip codes provided by potential customers.

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Branded Materials & Uniforms

The CertaPro Store is available to all franchise owners. Items ranging from apparel, to signage, to branded corn hole boards. With nearly 3 decades of business we have covered just about any item you could imagine.

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What Differentiates Us From the Competitors

CertaPro Painters® provides a support system that delivers fantastic field training, online training and support that enables you to launch your business. The brand awareness of CertaPro Painters® really helps you stand out in a fragmented industry.


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Technology and Training

These are just a few examples of how we will support you and your business with technology and training. Franchisor support includes sourcing marketing materials, leads management software, scheduling software, advice about staffing, management techniques, and business processes. Fill in the form to get more details on the CertaPro Painters® franchise support system.

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Online Courses and Materials

There are a multitude of online courses and curriculums for owners, staff, and painters to enroll in which provides valuable training on topics such as: Sales, Production, Technology, Communication among your team and with customers; even our strategic relationships , Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore have added content.

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Software & Tools

Customer relationship management software and estimating tools that can run on mobile devices or laptop computers provide best-in-class business tools in the office or on the go. The CertaOne platform gives you all the tools you need to run your business efficiently and effectively.

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Estimating Software

Estimating can be done on tablet or PCs. Most businesses are using tablets for ease of handling and display. Our business owners are also equipped with printers so that estimates can be provided for customers on the spot. This has given us a competitive edge in the market and has helped our owners increase the amount of landed jobs to nearly double the industry average.

Strategic Relationships with Paint Manufacturers

We have built relationships with Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore to provide special rates for CertaPro Painters® franchises.

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Sherwin Williams

No matter where you are in the world or what surfaces you're painting or coating, Sherwin-Williams provides innovative paint solutions that enable your success.

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Benjamin Moore

Premium Benjamin Moore paint and stain for home interiors and exteriors. Find the perfect paint colors and products for your project.

What Our Owners Are Saying

At CertaPro Painters® we are confident that our owners have the best tools in the industry to create a successful franchise. Hear what Jeff Brown from our East Tennessee franchise has to say about the support we provide.

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Strong and Consistent System-Wide Growth

In 2023, the average gross sales for a CertaPro Painters® Business was $2,086,740.

*These are Average Gross Sales for US CertaPro Painters® franchisees who were in operation for at least 12 months in the years listed. All figures are based upon information provided to CertaPro® by US franchisees, who operated a CertaPro Painters® business for the full 12 months of the respective year, including those that are certified to perform commercial services. Some franchisees own more than one territory. The information for the respective period January 1 through December 31, 2009 through January 1 through December 31, 2023.

The Best Report Card in Franchising

CertaPro Painters® is highly ranked and reviewed by some of the most respected publications, including Franchise Business Review and Entrepreneur. Learn more about CertaPro Painters® and franchise opportunities by filling out the form on this page.

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Ranked #1 by Entrepreneur Magazine

CertaPro Painters® was Ranked #1 in their Franchise 500 List in a category we established.

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CFA Awards Franchisees' Choice

2011-2024 CertaPro Painters® earned the CFA Franchisee's' Choice award for 14 consecutive years.

CFA Bronze

CFA Awards of Excellence

Awarded to CFA member franchise systems for their solid rankings in franchisee satisfaction.

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Named a Most Innovative Franchise

CertaPro Painters® was recently named a most innovative franchise by Franchise Business Review.

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Top Franchise for Veterans

CertaPro Painters® was recently named a top franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review.


5-star Veteran Member

CertaPro Painters® is a proud member of Vet Fran.

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Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Hall of Fame Member

CertaPro Painters® earned its place in the Hall of Fame by ranking in every Franchise 500 for the last 25+ years.

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Franchise Journal Top 400 Brands

CertaPro Painters® earned the Franchise Journal Top Brands award for 2023.

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Fran-Tastic Brand Award Winner 2024

CertaPro Painters® earned the Fran-Tastic Brand award for 2024.

Franchise Owner Reviews

Franchise Business Review knows how important it is to get feedback from franchisees. To expedite this process, FBR conducted an independent survey of CertaPro Painters® franchisees on their satisfaction. All active franchisees were invited to participate in the survey. 226 franchise owners elected to participate (68%). The survey was completed in January 2017 and you can see the results of the overall report below.

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