Bob and Teri Workman started CertaPro Painters of Arvada 12 years ago in 2009. Bob had previously worked on the manufacturing side with Coca-Cola for 20 years before he was let go. Not wanting to leave Colorado, the Workmans started running the CertaPro franchise out of their home. Bob handled the estimating and sales; Teri ran the office. Now with office space and double the employee count, the ten-year Arvada Chamber members have painted a successful small business story.
“I wish I had done this 20 years ago,” laughs Bob. We talked to the CertaPro owners about starting a business with your partner, generating great reviews, and painting houses in the work-from-home era.