College Pro Painters was founded by a college student in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada in 1971. It is North America’s original and most successful student painting company. We paint homes in the summer months and all our managers – who are franchisees – are full time college students. Each year we paint an average of 30,000 homes in communities throughout North America.
We operate in 29 U.S. states and in 7 Canadian provinces, and every year we recruit, select, and extensively train hundreds of franchise managers to deliver a quality paint job and customer experience, run their own businesses, and uphold the promise of the College Pro Painters brand.
Since 2004, student franchise managers and general managers have participated in charity events and donated services equating to over $760,000 to improve community spaces and housing in underprivileged areas across Canada and the United States. Many of these charitable projects occur during our student manager’s spring breaks, and have resulted in improving the quality of life for many people. Our company’s core purpose ‘together, realizing potentials’ uniquely mentors and challenges students to become successful community leaders.
Our parent company – The Franchise Company (TFC) – owns and operates a number of other franchise businesses around the world. The CEO and Executive VP of The Franchise Company both started their careers as College Pro Franchisees. The Franchise Company realizes that the skills that College Pro franchisees obtain are very special, and they try to have opportunities for College Pro franchisees in our other franchise businesses.