What to Expect
For any business to succeed, you, as the owner must continually be focused on its success. You must have a plan, but more importantly, on a daily basis resolve be fully committed to its execution in order to reach and exceed targeted goals. Throughout the training process we will spend time exploring and developing your goals and the best way to achieve them. Along with the subjects below your first week of training also includes a focus on leadership, and personal development.
Core Training Items
Estimating—Proper estimating is crucial to protecting your profits and that’s why we have generated two different ways of estimating cost. Our estimating system is based on real jobs and it includes many photos to illustrate clearly the subtleties and details of the process.
Video Training—We are the only franchise of our kind with over 32 video training classes designed to not only develop, but to perfect the skills of you and your employees. Having a proven process from over 26 years of experience will save you from making countless mistakes, greatly increase productivity, and considerably reduce your customer complaints. And if and when customer complaints do arise, we will teach you how to effectively resolve them, more often than not turning a negative into a positive.
Confidence—Upon completion of the initial training you will not only possess the knowledge required to professionally and efficiently perform all necessary tasks, but you will also be able to speak with confidence about all phases of our painting and related services. Though we will not teach you how to paint, you will know the proper techniques and how to identify and keep the best painters.
People—We will also show you how to find and interview skilled painters and carpenters. Finding excellent help is always a challenge, but drawing on our 26 years of hiring experience I will show you our system for identifying potential risks and quickly spotting poor and unproductive painters.
Marketing/Training—With over 26 years of experience I will personally help you to grow and market your business to meet and exceed your goals. Whether you prefer to specialize in the areas of commercial, residential, property management, government, or some mix, we have proven marketing strategies to ensure your success.
Here at Klappenberger & Son our training incorporates a focus on your personal business goals from day one, so that when your training is complete, together we’ll have already begun to establish contacts and potential customers, thus laying the groundwork necessary for your continuing success.
- One-on-One Training with Founder David Klappenberger
- Online Training Videos for You and Your Painters
- Comprehensive Marketing Plan
- Quickbooks, Scheduling, and Estimating Training
The Franchise Goal
My goal is to have the most satisfied and successful franchisees in our industry. My commitment is to provide the tools, mentoring, and support they need to achieve that goal. We have a support staff that has been in the industry for decades and knows the obstacles and challenges that franchisees face. With a commitment from the franchisee to follow the system and work the business, I know we can do great things together.
What’s the Secret Sauce? Why Choose a Klappenberger & Son Franchise?
Klappenberger & Son is the only painting company that has training videos for everyone. Whether you are an owner, estimator, or painter, everyone is following the same process. When a customer asks about the time, process, and products we will all be singing from the same hymn book.
What Makes for an Ideal Painting Franchise?
If you are all about quality work and exceeding customer expectations, and are genuinely interested in discussing the possibility of building your very own business, look no further.
Qualifications For Position
- Be Honest, Trustworthy, and of Outstanding Character
- Be a High-Energy individual with a Strong Work Ethic
- Have Excellent Customer Relations, Sales, and Managerial Skills
- Have Excellent Communication Skills
- Not Want to Rest on Last Years Salary, but Rather Want More
- Possess Basic Business and Computer Skills
Prior painting or home improvement experience will be considered a plus, and we even offer a compelling program option for existing painting businesses. However, previous industry experience is not a necessity.
Of course, you should love working with people and pleasing customers! You will also need to meet all licensing and certification requirements in the area in which you operate, but don’t worry, we can help you identify those requirements. We are looking for winners to join us, and help us take Klappenberger & Son to the next level. If you’ve got what it takes to meet the high standards of the Klappenberger & Son system and are ready to embrace it, take the next step by completing and submitting the enclosed confidential request form. Upon review, if we think you’d be a good match, we’ll set up a meeting where we’ll discuss the details about what it takes to be on your way toward operating your own Klappenberger & Son business.
We appreciate your interest in the Klappenberger & Son Franchise Program. We look forward to hearing from you!