New owners, Mark and Patty Pittman, leave corporate world and classroom to open painting franchise
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Mark and Patty Pittman welcome Washington’s first Five Star Painting this month, ready to bring color to the people of Vancouver and the surrounding areas.
The Pittmans decided to embark on a new business venture together after Mark recorded over 20 years in the sales and marketing sectors of the high-tech field, while Patty specialized in aiding special education students. Joining together as partners, Mark and Patty will both be igaolved in the day-to-day operations of Five Star Painting as they grow a business of their own.
“We wanted to be in business for ourselves for years and decided to explore franchise opportunities because the business models have been tested and refined,” Mark Pittman said. “Comparing Five Star Painting with other painting businesses has been a revelation. Five Star is way ahead of everyone else from the quality of the sales center’s professionalism to the technology-based estimating tools and on-site procedures.”
Five Star Painting’s mission to change the perception of the painting contractor by providing professional and dependable painting crews intrigued the Pittmans, who are focused on building a painting business which surpasses the competition in all areas of customer service.
“We look forward to working with people in our territory and helping them with home improvement projects which have the rapid ‘Wow’ factor built right in,” Patty Pittman said. “The gratification of knowing we are making a positive impact, not only in our customers’ homes, but also in their neighborhoods will be a rewarding part of our Five Star Painting ownership.”
Having recently relocated from California to open Five Star Painting in Vancouver, the Pittmans are excited to network with a variety of local business-oriented groups, while strengthening the Five Star Painting brand in the Pacific Northwest.
“The Pittmans are joining a family of franchisees who have all left some part of their lives in order to start a new, exciting chapter in small business management and home improvement services,” Five Star Painting CEO Scott Abbott said. “Our franchisees find satisfaction in providing reliable and professional paintings services to their community, while adding new color to the lives’ of their customers.”
Five Star Painting in Vancouver is Washington’s first location. Five Star Painting specializes in interior/exterior painting, as well as deck and fence refinishing and staining.