• Although painting knowledge and skills would be an asset in this business, it is not a requirement.
  • Elite Trade Painting provides training and training materials that will enable a full understanding of painting procedures, products and paint systems.
  • Franchise success is based more on possessing management knowledge than the franchisee’s ability to paint.

Elite Trade Painting provides numerous forms of ongoing franchisee support:

  • All franchisees utilize the Customer Service Centre located at our Head Office. Calls are answered professionally by our customer service representatives and dispatched swiftly via email or text message.
  • Our proprietary Management System is a web-based tool that allows franchisees to manage all aspects of training, correspondence, customer information, job tracking and accounting and keeps franchisees apprised of the latest corporate news.
  • A business coach is available to all franchisees.
  • A national marketing program that has been developed based on 25 years of customer demographic information is available to all franchisees.
  • National suppliers and discount programs are available to all franchisees.
  • Professional branding and marketing materials including clothing, signage, flyers, letters and business cards are available to all franchisees. Elite Trade Painting extends its group buying power in order to make marketing materials cost-effective.

Training will be carried out with the use of an Operations Manual, workbooks, seminars, videos, online assignments, and field training. The following are some of the topics that will be covered during the training:

  • Customer Service
  • Accounting, Planning and Budgeting
  • Production Management
  • Time Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Personnel Management
  • Stress and Conflict Management
  • Administrative Training (MIS, Accounting)
  • Paint Systems
  • Painting Procedures
  • Paint Specifications
  • Estimating
  • Safety and Environmental Procedures

Without a Production Manager, an average day will be structured as follows: Schedules may vary by time of year with the seasonality of the regions market.

Time Task
7AM – 10AM Crew set up
10AM – 4PM Estimating / Marketing or administrative work
4PM – 5PM Crew checks
6PM – 8PM Optional: In peak Seasons the Estimating and call backs may require a longer day
(varies by season and market demands)

With a Production Manager, an average day will be structured as follows:

Time Task
7AM – 10AM Crew setup / Production Manager(s) briefings
10AM – 3PM Estimates / Marketing / Sales / Administrative work
3PM – 4PM Production Manager(s) briefings, Crew checks (if necessary)
4PM – 5PM Estimates / Marketing / Sales / Administrative work
6PM – 8PM Optional: In peak Seasons the Estimating and call backs may require a longer day
(varies by season and market demands)
  • Please note that we highly recommend that you have at least one or more production managers. Most franchisees will implement the use of production managers within the first year of operations.
  • Production managers will not only enable more flexible working hours for the franchisee but will also allow for the implementation of a larger sized outlet. With the hours that will be freed up by a production manager, the franchisee’s attention can be focused on marketing, estimating and sales efforts. It is well worth the time necessary to find and train a strong production manager.
  • The time spent on marketing, estimating, sales and administrative work will vary by season and by the franchisee’s sales target. In larger outlets, a franchisee may find it necessary to employ a part-time or full-time administrative person.
  • Yes. Franchisees are required to set up credit accounts with franchisor-approved suppliers ensuring group buying power and the use of high quality products.
  • Franchisees are also required to use professional grade equipment and to use a vehicle that is well maintained and properly insured that meets ETP’s requirements..

Supplies and Materials:

  • Elite Trade Painting’s current national suppliers are Dulux (PPG) and Sherwin Williams.


  • Equipment can be purchased through Elite Trade Painting’s national suppliers. If franchisees would like to purchase equipment elsewhere, the quality must equal or exceed that provided by the national suppliers.


  • All vehicles in a franchisee’s fleet must meet the minimum standards established by Elite Trade Painting. Vehicles must display Elite Trade Painting logos and artwork as per the specifications provided by the Franchisor. Vehicles must be well maintained and properly insured.
  • The Franchisor manages a National Advertising Fund to which franchisees are required to contribute two percent of gross sales on a monthly basis. This fund is used to promote and create awareness of the Elite Trade Painting brand on a national level.
  • In addition to this fund, franchisees are required to make an annual investment of a minimum of three percent of gross sales into their own marketing efforts. While marketing materials and group pricing benefits are extended by the Franchisor, these marketing efforts are to be managed, initiated and funded by the franchisee.
  • The Elite Trade Painting contract term is 10 years with a right to sell or transfer ownership within that period pending Franchisor approval.
  • There is also an option to renew at the end of the 10-year term if the Franchisor and the franchisee agree on the terms of renewal.
  • Territories will be specified by postal / zip codes and should have a minimum population of 50,000 residents unless a smaller territory is deemed viable based on market studies.
  • Market studies are performed on a selected territory. This study is based upon population figures and other demographic statistics.
  • Yes. Financing terms are available. Please contact us for details.


Elite Trade Painting is currently offering contractor franchise opportunities throughout Canada and the US. Our system is based on over 25 years of franchising and painting experience. We offer exclusive territories with great training and support for our contractors.

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