Five Star Painting, a Leading Painting Franchise System, Announces a New Franchise Opening in San Antonio, Texas

Five Star Painting now provides service in 50 major Markets in North America, with operations in 19 states and provinces.

San Antonio, TX, April 20, 2008 --( Five Star Painting Inc, a leading painting franchise system today announced that Richard Ripke has purchased a new location in the San Antonio, Texas market.

Richard Ripke of Seguin, Texas has been an entrepreneur since the age of 18 when he took over the family seafood business after the passing of his grandfather. He has owned two previous franchises including The Athlete's Foot and Subway. Richard currently owns a window coverings business which he feels the Five Star painting concept will work quite well with and drive additional business. Richard noted “I'm quite excited to be serving the Guadalupe, Comal, and Hays county areas with a quality painting service. My goal is to provide a quality product, fair pricing, and above all a superior service. My goal is to grow the business rapidly and make this a real family oriented, highly regarding painting operation.”

After researching the painting business franchisees Richard said his decision to go with Five Star Painting was quite easy. Richard stated “Alex, Scott, Conrad, and the rest of the Five Star team are super people that make you feel right at home from the very beginning. Unlike some franchises they are willing to listen to your needs while not being too restrictive. Their marketing plans shine above all others. Follow their program and one should have tremendous success. I'm really looking forward to a long lasting successful relationship with the entire team at Five Star. I envision Five Star as being a nationally recognized brand due to rapid growth within a couple years and a sound investment.”

Scott Abbott, CEO of Five Star Painting commented on Richard and his new franchise purchase. “We are excited about having someone like Richard help expand the Five Star brand further into Texas. He is an experienced franchisee and just a great guy. His background and his knowledge of franchising and the service industry will be a real advantage for him. Richard has some significant experience in business and entrepreneurship and we are pleased and honored that he chose us over others. We look forward to helping him have a very successful business with our other franchisees in Texas.”

Five Star Painting is now one of the fastest growing, and second largest, painting franchise in North America with operations from California to Florida, and from Canada to Mexico. Five Star Painting is seeing phenomenal expansion from current and new franchisees in order to meet the growing demand of its clients across North America.

About Five Star Painting Inc.

Formed in 2000, Utah-based Five Star Painting Inc has grown to 50 franchises in North America, with operations in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Five Star Painting offers its Franchisees access to software, a 24/7call center, marketing, training and management support. Customers of a Five Star Painting Franchise receive a Five Star job without a five star price. As one of the fastest growing franchises in the service industry Five Star Painting works with industry leaders to deliver business opportunities to entrepreneurs committed to a high level of customer service. To learn more, please visit:

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