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Friday, Oct 30, 2020
Five Star Painting Honors Top Franchise Performers During Neighborly’s First-Ever Virtual Reunion, Neighborly United
Five Star Painting kicks off the final quarter of an overall strong year by recognizing standout franchise owners from across its international network
WACO, Texas (October 30, 2020) – Five Star Painting®, a Neighborly® company and a residential painting company, announced its franchise network’s top performers of 2019 during Neighborly United, which occurred earlier this month as the organization’s first-ever virtual reunion.
“Neighborly’s annual reunion may have looked a bit different this year, but the pride we all have to be a part of the world’s largest family of home service brands shone as bright as ever,” said Matt Kunz, President of Five Star Painting. “Despite the challenges 2020 presented to our Five Star Painting network, our franchise owners have risen to the occasion to help make this a year of success and growth for our united team. While we may not have been able to celebrate these outstanding individuals in person, it was an honor to shine a spotlight on the Five Star Painting owners who represented the very best of what our franchise network had to offer this year.”
Top award winners included:
- Franchise Owner of the Year: Terry and Jeanette Koubele, owners of Five Star Painting of Federal Way, Washington: This award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a franchise owner, presented by Five Star Painting to the owner who has consistently grown through proper training and management of their organization with a consistently high level of sales through quality, professional service. Click here to hear from the Koubeles.
- Rookie of the Year: Timothy James Carlson, owner of Five Star Painting of North Kansas City, Missouri, and Five Star Painting of Overland Park, Kansas: This award is presented by each Neighborly brand to the franchise owner who, in their first 12 months, has demonstrated outstanding performance in sales and building their organizations. Only franchise owners in the system for less than 18 months are eligible.
- President’s Award: Tom Sternod, owner of Five Star Painting of Bellevue, Washington: This award is presented at the discretion of the Five Star Painting brand president. It recognizes an individual who lives by the Neighborly Code of Values, is a person of character and integrity and who makes a positive impact in their local community. The President’s Award winner also makes contributions to the well-being of the franchise system as a whole, supporting the reputation of the brand and his or her fellow owners.
In addition to celebrating the noteworthy success of these franchise owners, Five Star Painting also has much to celebrate in terms of development and growth as it heads into the final quarter of this year. As of the close of September 2020, the brand’s growth highlights from 2020 so far include more than 20 new owner agreements signed, all amidst an ongoing pandemic.
About Five Star Painting®:
Five Star Painting® is North America’s premier professional residential and commercial interior and exterior painting franchise. Founded in 2004, Five Star Painting® operates from more than 220 locations worldwide. Acquired in 2015, Five Star Painting is part of Neighborly®, the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 brands and more than 4,300 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. Neighborly® brands are found at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada.
Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 service brands and more than 4,300 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada.