Houston Local Leaving Corporate World, Entering Franchise Industry

Stuart Averett, owner of new Five Star Painting location, plans to bring color to Texas, one home at a time

HOUSTON Five Star Painting opens its seventh Texas location this month under the ownership of local resident, Stuart Averett. Among industry leaders in residential services franchising, Five Star Painting will now offer its top quality services to north Harris County. Averett decided to join the Five Star team and launch his own location after many years in the corporate world.

“After a career of working towards achieving other people’s annual objectives, I decided it was time for me to make a change – to take control of my future and work toward my own goals,” Averett said. “I decided it was time to open my own business and become my own boss.”

Averett plans to use the diverse qualifications he has collected during his career to operate his new venture, the most important of which is customer care.

“During my career, I’ve done a lot of different jobs,” Averett said. “I’ve been a welder, a technical writer, a project manager. In all of these positions, I’ve had to understand and address customer wants and needs. I plan to bring that same customer focus to my painting business. My job is to help my customers see the possibilities color can provide in their homes and workplaces, then turn those possibilities into realities.”

When asked why he explored franchising and ultimately decided to open his own Five Star Painting location, Averett responded, “My research told me that the majority of independent small businesses fail within five years. The support provided to new business owners by franchisors, however, allows the majority of franchise startups to thrive long after that five year mark.”

Averett was also impressed with the Five Star executive team and company’s mission to provide a Five Star painting experience without the five star price.

“Our aim is to achieve 100% customer satisfaction on every job,” Averett added. “The support I receive from the national Five Star Painting organization will help me provide much better customer service than I could provide on my own. Together with the Five Star Painting system, I plan to bring color to Texas, one home at a time. I look forward to providing this great service to the community my family and I enjoy so much.”

Five Star Painting specializes in interior/exterior painting, deck and fence refinishing, staining and wallpaper.

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