John purchased the franchise in 2016 with Kate, his wife. After a great deal of research, they decided that the CertaPro Painter client-centered approach and commitment to local communities made it a great fit.
Prior to CertaPro, John spent 30 years in corporate America in sales and management for group health and welfare benefits insurance and brokerage companies. John graduated from Villanova University with a BA in Political Science.
John and Kate have been married for 31 years and raised five children. After the death of their son in 2015, they decided to make a change and become small business owners. One focus of the company is to give back to the local community. Each winter, the company markets a winter painting special that directs $50 for every completed job to a local charity. In the past, we have partnered with Good Neighbor Home Repairs, The Lighthouse in Oxford, The Garage in Kennett Square and West Grove and the Parkesburg Point.
John has been active as a board member, youth coach and referee for 20 years in local soccer clubs. He also coached baseball and softball with his kids. He is a long-term season ticket holder for the Philadelphia Union and generally likes all the Philadelphia sports teams.