Merit Professional Coatings

$200,000 Capital Required

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Merit was founded in Tampa, FL, by Jeff Clarke and Ed Repins, in 1994 and built on a commitment to do whatever it takes to exceed customer expectations. We take pride in our work and the reputation we have earned. We have been recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors and AGC for our outstanding commitment to safety and quality. Our many projects represent some of the most prestigious buildings in the community. They include sports stadiums and arenas, international airports, luxury high rise condominiums, 4 and 5 star hotels, hospitals, museums, and manufacturing facilities.



Franchise Opportunities

Do you want to learn to do the kinds of jobs you've seen on our site?  If so isn't it time to start living your dream?  Just some of the many benefits of  owning a Merit franchise are listed below:

  • Access to the finest General Contractors in the United States because of our many longstanding relationships.  This enables you to immediately begin bidding work to the finest GC's in the US.
  • Access to our repeatable estimating and project management systems that bring continuity and professionalism to every estimate and project.
  • Successful candidates are in business for themselves but not by themselves. They have our 172 years of combined managerial experience at their fingertips.
  • The ability to be awarded work based on quality and service rather than just low price. With Merit’s proven system franchisees learn how to win projects based on quality, service, reputation, and, most importantly, trust.
  • True job security. Be your own boss, but with a solid and experienced corporate team behind you. We review all bids and provide continuous consulting.



Is a Merit Franchise Right for You?

At Merit Professional Coatings we know that success is not an accident. Success begins with a dream and having the fortitude to pursue that dream. That is how we started.

The commercial painting industry has a high failure rate for startup companies. They lack business acumen because they have never been trained properly. While many are good craftsmen they don't employ the necessary systems and management tools. The candidates we are seeking understand their importance and the value of a systematic approach to earning business. We have listed some questions that will let each of us know if we have a possible fit and should begin a conversation:

  • Do you have experience in the painting and/or construction industry?
  • Can you read plans or schematic drawings?  If not, do you have the capital to hire a professional estimator?
  • Are you willing to follow clear and concise instructions that will lead to success when employed properly?
  • Do you have sufficient start up capital or a 401K Plan you can borrow against?


If you answered yes to the above questions, we encourage you to Contact Us to begin the process of determining if this is a mutually beneficial fit. It is a tedious process. That is by design as successful candidates become an extension of Merit Professional Coatings and all that we represent. Fill-out the form now.


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