Local Bringing Colorful Franchise to North Richmond

New owner Alan Stephens brings project management experience to lead local painting company.

Richmond, VA, January 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Color is coming to North Richmond and surrounding areas, as native Richmond resident Alan Stephens opens Five Star Painting in the New Year.

Stephens decided to embark on a new business venture as a franchise owner with Five Star Painting after charting 20 years of construction management experience and 15 years of project experience as a contractor. Having graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in business management, Stephens looks to make an impact on the local community by transforming spaces through color.

“I was ready to own my own business and have always wanted to work for myself,” Stephens said. “Opening a quality business with a good track record was important to me and I’m excited to bring a reliable painting company to the residential and business community of Richmond.”

As a nationally recognized painting company, Five Star Painting’s mission is to capture customers’ dreams and enhance their lifestyles by adding color to their world. Five Star also strives to change the perception of the painting contractor by providing professional and dependable painting crews.

“The Five Star Painting franchise system fit my skill set and gives me an opportunity to interact with customers, which I’ve always enjoyed,” Stephens said. “I’m ready to bring strong customer service to residents and companies, while beautifying spaces through color and a fresh coat of paint.”

As part of an international franchise system, Stephens looks forward to networking opportunities available with other franchise owners in the Five Star Painting system. Having grown tired of the corporate environment he experienced while working for other companies, Stephens is eager to grow a successful painting business in the Richmond area.

“Stephens is 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 painting services to their community, while adding new color to the lives of their customers.”

Five Star Painting in Richmond is Virginia’s third location. Five Star Painting specializes in interior and exterior painting for both residential and commercial projects.
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Chris Scheitinger