About Fivestar Franchising & Fivestar Painting
Beginning as Five Star Painting, Five Star Franchising has today evolved to encompass three brands: Five Star Painting, Five Star Bath Solutions and Five Star Holiday Decor. Having created a proven franchise system through Five Star Painting, Five Star Franchising brings franchise partners the tools and support needed to maximize entrepreneurial potential in growing a home-based business.
Five Star Painting was first started in Canada in 1998. By 2005 it was developed into a franchise and moved to Utah. In 2008 Five Star Painting had 50 locations in Canada and the United States. With the dedication and skill of the Five Star Franchising team, the success of each Five Star Painting location grew. By 2014 Five Star Painting had grown into an international brand with over 100 locations in four countries.
The Dwyer Group, one of the most respected home service franchisors in the world, acquired Five Star Painting in 2015. Five Star Painting’s headquarters were then moved to Waco, Texas. The sale of the Five Star Painting brand is a huge testament to the success of Five Star Franchising’s mission to develop the best home service franchises in the industry.
Today, Five Star Painting has over 120 locations and continues to expand to new locations under The Dwyer Group.
As an undergrad student at Utah Valley University trying to graduate on time, I needed an internship to fulfill my requirements to graduate with a Bachelors Degree with an emphasize in Web Development. To do this, I chose to approach the COO of Fivestar Franchising to see if they needed any Design or Web Development work done for me to do for my internship. It turned out they had room for both and gave me a job to help the Digital Media Team design flyers and code websites for their company and franchises they owned.
While working with the company from May 2011 through August 2011, I did graphic design and web development work for Fivestar Franchising, Fivestar Painting and an ice cream company called Sub Zero Ice Cream.
After my internship was over, I was rewarded with good grades, some cash and the satisfaction that Fivestar Franchising was very happy with my work while I was there.
Project Dates: May, 2011 – August, 2011
Engine/Dev Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, Joomla, FTP Networking, WordPress Multisite
Project Cycle: 4 Months
- Fivestar Franchising
- Fivestar Painting – One of Fivestar Franchising’s franchises
- Sub Zero Ice Cream – One of Fivestar Franchising’s franchises
- Utah Valley University
- Conrad Kolba – COO / Project Manager for my Internship
- Dave Barrington – Lead Web Developer / Mentor
- Zeph Fagergren –Web Development Intern/ Digital Artist