Economic Recession Brings Family Together

Brothers Open a Five Star Painting Franchise in Durham & Chapel Hill, NC.

Durham, NC, February 27, 2011 --( Starting a business to combat the economic recession might raise a few eyebrows, but for brothers Taylor and Tanner Green, starting their own Five Star Painting business has been a long time coming.

Both brothers developed independent careers in building product distribution, but the economy did not fare well for their ventures. Tanner’s career in Real Estate slowed, and Taylor moved his family out of Michigan to evade the “terrible” economic conditions suffered by the entire community. Tanner explains, “We were both struggling with our jobs in the economy, trying to find our way.” Instead of simply waiting while the economy slowed their industry, they decided to delve into an industry that thrives even in economic downturn: painting.

Starting a business in this economy can be very scary, but the brothers know they have a few advantages.

There is a lot of trust and security that comes with being in business with your family. Tanner and Taylor know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Both have experience in various aspects of home development and are excited to help people improve their homes and businesses through painting. Taylor and Tanner even enlisted their father to help with the business, noting that he is one of their greatest inspirations - “(Our parents) believe we can do anything we want to do.”

Many house painters are not great businessmen. Having the many years of knowledge provided by the corporate Five Star Painting team gives the Green’s confidence. From website development to a 24-hour call center, the Green’s have a full team behind them so the Green’s can provide their customers with the best service possible.

Scott Abbott, C.E.O of Five Star Franchising, expressed confidence in the Green’s ability to succeed in the business. “I’m excited to see Taylor and Tanner succeed in their community. They are smart and experienced, and have the strength of a family to help them. Their customers will benefit from that.”

The Greens are providing the following painting services to the Durham and Chapel Hill communities:

- Residential interior and exterior painting
- Commercial interior and exterior painting
- Deck refinishing
- Staining
- Wallpaper removal
- Pressure washing
- Texture and drywall repair
- Epoxy flooring
- Graffiti removal and cover-up

About Five Star Painting
Five Star Painting is a franchise specializing in residential and commercial, interior and exterior painting. Formed in 2000 and franchising since 2005, Five Star Painting has expanded from its Canadian origins to the United States, Mexico and Brazil, with 43 active locations. Five Star Painting, Inc. is the second largest painting franchise in North America (Franchise Business Review).

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Michelle Burnett