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Franchimp Summary Rating

8 /10
Lower than 25% of peers
3 /10
Higher than 71% of peers

Franchise Summary

As a franchisee, you will sell and perform painting and decorating services under the CertaPromarks
Company Background
CertaPro Painters is the leading franchised painting company in the United States. We provide complete painting and decorating services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Our national network of over 5500 franchisees employ more than 10,000 painters nationwide to serve their local communities with CertaPro quality service.
Franchise Opportunity
We all know that painting is hard work, but it can also be stressful if you don't have the right tools or training to do a good job. Painting contractors are constantly having their time wasted by homeowners who want everything done perfectly on the first try. And homeowners need more than just paint and brushes for a quality finish. They need professional painters with experience and supplies like ladders, drop cloths, scaffolding, ventilation equipment, etc... CertaPro Painters offer full service solutions for residential and commercial properties in addition to our franchise opportunities. Our network of trained professionals are equipped with state-of-the-art materials so we can handle any size project from small interior jobs to large commercial projects. You'll get access to this entire network when you join the CertaPro family as a franchisee!
Corporate Structure
Certa Pro was incorporated in Massachusetts on December 18, 1991. Certa Pro’s parent is FS Brands, Inc., formerly TFC Brands, Inc., whose principal place of business is at 150 Green Tree Rd., P.O. Box 1066, Oaks, PA 19456-1066. FS Brands, Inc. absolutely and unconditionally guarantees Certa Pro’s obligations under the Franchise Agreement. Certa Pro does not have any predecessors. Certa Pro does business under the names CERTA PRO and CERTA PROPAINTERS.
Investment and Franchisee Fees
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Certa ProPainters franchise is $129,000 to $158,500. This includes the total amount of Item 5, the initial franchise fee of $52,500 and software cost of $7,500, that must be paid to Certa Pro or an affiliate.
Royalties and Marketing Fees

Royalties : 5.0% of revenue

Royalties : 12% of Gross Sales during your 1st year of operation; after 1st year, 8% of Gross Sales

Royalties : As voted by franchisees in the local advertising cooperative and can range from of 1% to 3.5% of Gross Sales

Earnings Transparency

10 /10
This Franchise discloses far more about the financial performance of their franchisees compared to other franchises in the same industry.

Why do some franchises disclose more than others?
There are many reasons why a brand may choose to not include item 19 on their FDD: they could be a newer franchise, they may be in a unique industry that is not super profitable or well-known yet

Financial Performance of "Standard" Units

Average Revenue Per Unit

Compared vs. Decorating & Home Design Industry

$1,848,138 / unit

Franchise Type: Standard

Average Revenue During 2021

Industry Low
Industry High

Franchisee Attrition

8 /10
This franchise's rate of attrition in 2021 of 3.51% was Slightly Lower than the 6% in the Decorating & Home Design industry. Generally speaking, a higher rate of attrition represents a less stable franchise system and a lower rate of attrition indicates a more successful system
What's Included in franchise attrition?
We define the franchisee attrition rate as the sum of terminations, re-acquisitions by franchisor, non-renewals, and ceased operations, divided by the number of outlest at the start of the year. It is a strong indicator of the strength of the underlying operating model

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Franchise Disclosure Documents

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Distribution of CertaPro Painters Franchisees

CertaPro Painters Franchise System Development in 2021


How much investment do I need to start my own CertaPro Painters business?
Franchisees typically require at least $133,250 to $169,500 investment to get their CertaPro Painters business started
What are the initial franchise fees for CertaPro Painters?
Franchisees typically need to pay at least $57,500 in fees directly to CertaPro Painters in order to earn the right to launch their business
How much money can I make with a CertaPro Painters franchise? What are the average revenues for a typical CertaPro Painters business?
We estimate that the average revenue of an individual CertaPro Painters unit is approximately $1,848,138. We based this on Item 19 in franchise disclosure document
How long do I need to commit to running a CertaPro Painters unit? What is my contractual commitment?
The standard length for an initial franchise contract is 10 years. Renewals are also generally 10 years


3 /10
The Franchisor's investment costs ranges from $156,330 to $233,450 which is Much Lower than the $181,953 to $372,343 average in the Decorating & Home Design industry
What determines the investment cost?
Item 7 of the Franchise Disclosure Document lays out the full list of initial investment costs, including the fee payable to the franchisor, security deposits, equipment, professional fees etc

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