ProTect Painters Ranked as One of Nation’s Top Military Friendly Franchises®

ProTect Painters, a national professional painting contractor franchise, was recently listed as one of G.I. Jobs’ 2012 Military Friendly Franchises®.

Online PR News – 03-June-2012 – Ann Arbor, MI – ProTect Painters, a national professional painting contractor franchise, was recently listed as one of G.I. Jobs’ 2012 Military Friendly Franchises®. The company was recognized for its continued efforts to recruit America’s veterans as franchisees, including providing veterans with an increased discount, from $2,500 doubled to now $5,000 off of their initial franchise fee.

The list honors the top 10 percent of the nation’s franchises providing veterans a clear path to owning their own business, while satisfying veterans’ need to know which franchise they should pursue.

“We are extremely grateful for the men and women who dedicate their lives to serving the US every day,” said ProTect Painters Vice President of Marketing and Development Anne Nemer. “Being awarded with this recognition is truly a great honor. We want to continue to have veterans and candidates with strong leadership and a high level of customer service play a critical role in growing the ProTect Painters brand.”

ProTect Painters is taking part in the first-ever Taste of Franchising Pavilion at the National Veterans Small Business Conference & Expo June 26-28 in Detroit. The event is through the International Franchise Association (IFA) VetFran program, which helps returning service members access franchise opportunities through training, financial assistance and industry support.

“After serving in the military for 32 years it was nearly impossible to find a decent job,” said Buddy Rhoades, owner of ProTect Painters in Salem, VA. “After attending a job fair for vets it seemed obvious that becoming an owner of a franchise like ProTect Painters was the answer. I’ve always wanted to be self-employed and my military background helps greatly with the logistics of running the business.”
The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® will be published in the June issue of G.I. Jobs, the July/August issue of Vetrepreneur Magazine, and on, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose.

ProTect Painters is a professional painting contractor franchise specializing in interior and exterior commercial and residential painting projects. The brand’s strong foundation is built on franchisee training and support created by founder Wayne Scherger, who started the company in 1994. In 2009, ProTect Painters was acquired by Service Brands International to join its forces with Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman, and 1-800-DryClean brands. All four of these SBI brands were listed in the 2012 Military Friendly Franchises®. Under the SBI umbrella, ProTect Painters is expected to grow to 200 units during the next five years. For more information about ProTect Painters services, please visit For more information about the ProTect Painters franchise opportunity, please visit

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