Franchisee Profile: Oliver Guminski

People leave the corporate world to start a franchise for a number of reasons. Sometimes, people are the victims of downsizing – other times they leave because their jobs simply aren’t matching up any longer with their lifestyle goals. Such was the case with FranNet client, Oliver Guminski.

For the last 30 years, Oliver had been working as a successful global financial sales and trading professional. The only problem was – his commute was a killer. For the last five years, his home and family were in New Jersey but his job was in London. This meant that in order to spend any time at all with his wife and two children, he needed to combine vacation days with holidays and weekends in order to get home.

On average, he was able to get home for a few days once every three to six weeks. Not only was the schedule and commute exhausting, but he was in effect separated from his wife and kids for five years.

Knowing that he had to make a change in his life, Oliver contacted FranNet and began exploring various New Jersey franchises. He settled on CertaPro Painters and opened up a franchise in Hightstown N.J. At age 53, this seemed like quite a big move for many around him, but Oliver knew it was the right choice.

“I left my financial sector career to pursue what I would consider a very good opportunity, which also allowed me to reunite with my family,” Oliver says. “After months of research, I decided to join CertaPro Painters based on the quality of its people, from both a corporate as well as franchisee perspective; its impressive track record; the quality of its training and support; and finally, its business model.”

About CertaPro Painters

The residential and commercial painting industry is a competitive one, but it is large and growing. In fact, it is estimated that the industry in the U.S. and Canada is worth $40 billion.

Interior painting seems to be less affected by fluctuations in the economy than other sectors – in fact, it is estimated by the Bureau of Labor that the number of people employed as wall painters will grow by 38.5% between 2010 and 2020.

As the largest and most referred painting company in North America however, CertaPro gets its fair share of this lucrative sector. Perhaps the biggest advantage that CertaPro has is its best-in-class service model which as earned it an astounding referral rate of over 95! It is little wonder that the company is ranked number 1 in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Is Franchising Right for You?

Perhaps you are reading this thinking that your commute might not be as bad as Oliver’s, but you’re still tired of not being able to have as much time with your family as you’d like. You’re probably wondering if franchising is right for you. If you are, we invite you to FranNet. Whether you’re interested in a business in the painting industry, or something entirely different, we can show you options and help you reach your goals. Contact us today for more information.

Mar 28, 2016