May 23

Would I do it again? College Pro Painters scam…

By: Max Olson – Vice President, College Pro Painters, US West Coast

Would I do it again. College Pro Painters scamMy first summer running a business with College Pro, my family and friends thought I was crazy!  It’s very hard for people to wrap their heads around how a 19 year old college student could learn the ins and outs of running a painting business.  I was ready to work hard to be a College Pro success, and they were worried that I had walked into what they called a “College Pro Painters Scam.”

Not everyone was immediately convinced.  My mom was the first one to start realizing how seriously I was taking my business and what it meant to me to get this type of experience so early in life.  It helped that my General Manager, who originally interviewed and brought me onboard, had opened up the lines of communication with her and answered any questions or concerns.  She saw me coming back home on the weekends and building my business into a College Pro success.  I would call her when I booked work and the excitement in my voice helped seal the deal.

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May 23

Our Customers Agree – There is no College Pro Painters Scam!

By: Brandon Hyland – Senior  Franchisee, Ann Arbor MI

Our Customers Agree – There is no College Pro Painters ScamMy name is Brandon Hyland and I run the College Pro Painters Franchise in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was wrapping up one of my last jobs in September of 2011 when my General Manager calls me asking for help. Apparently, the College Pro franchise owner in Toledo, another student entrepreneur, had started a job and walked away from it before finishing it. My GM gave me a call as I was next closest by location. My GM had never seen the job but the franchise owner said that if I brought five painters with me and worked about a 12 hour day, we would be able to wrap it up. I wasn’t looking forward to the hour drive, but College Pro said they would pay me and each of my painters at a wage higher than they earned at their summer job so I couldn’t deny it.

 

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