Welcome WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Chicago!

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We are so excited to welcome our newest Franchise Partner: Marc Novak!

Residents and business owners in the Chicago West area can expect to see Marc’s clean, shiny vans and friendly, uniformed painters as he paints up a storm with his residential and commercial painting franchise.

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Marc to find out what made him say WOW! to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING:

Why did you choose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING?

“After leaving my post in the army, I knew I wanted to start a business. But not just any type of business, I was looking for something out of the ordinary. I wanted to be an entrepreneur and more importantly, I wanted a successful and promising career. My cousin and business partner Joe has been working alongside WOW 1 DAY PAINTING for several years and approached me with the opportunity. After learning more about the company, I knew that this franchise would be the perfect fit for me to launch my entrepreneurial career.”

What were your backgrounds prior to WOW?

“Prior to WOW, I played college football at the University of St. Francis and received my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. After finishing my collegiate football career, I enlisted in the US Army.  I did four combat deployments with the 75th Ranger Regiment under the United States Special Operations Command.”  

What are your passions outside of work?

“Sports and fitness have always been a passion of mine. When I am not working, you can find me at the gym! When I’m not working out, you’ll find me spending time with my friends and family.

How are you involved with your community?

“I actively volunteer at the Batavia, IL VFW. Volunteering here allows me to connect with other veterans in my community and together we are given opportunities to support each other.”

What do you look forward to most about being a business owner?

“I’m excited about fostering a successful business. This is an exciting new chapter in my life and I’m really looking forward to being my own boss!”

What makes Chicago unique?

“Chicago is Chicago! It has everything – the best food, loyal sports teams, diverse culture, and active living for those who seek it. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.”

Fun facts about you, or anything else you’d like to share?

“I’m excited to be working with people from the Chicago west area. This is a vibrant place and I’m happy to be a member of this community and contribute to the local economy. As a veteran business owner, I take pride in how my operations are run. My franchise is built on quality craftsmanship and my customers will have a chance to experience that first-hand.”

We’re so excited to welcome Marc to the WOW 1 DAY PAINTING family! Connect with him on his local WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Chicago page here.

WOW 1 DAY PAINTING is your entry point to business ownership!

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At WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, we have the amazing opportunity of working with a family of happy, hungry, hard working, and hands-on entrepreneurs. We love that we’ve been able to provide them with an entry point to business ownership!

Our Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore has a passion for building small businesses, empowering entrepreneurs, and disrupting industries. This passion is the reason why WOW 1 DAY PAINTING is the only painting company in North America to offer to complete projects – projects of any size – in just one day. And it’s that same passion that we see in all of our franchise partners who bring WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and its services to the communities they love to call home – every day!

Here is what just a few of them had to say when asked what it’s like to be a franchise partner with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING:

Interested in owning your own WOW 1 DAY PAINTING? We’d love to connect with you!

Vanessa Woznow is the National Public Relations Manager with O2E Brands. Her love of color is evident in both her paint and fashion choices . Connect with Vanessa on LinkedIn.

The WOW 1 DAY

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At WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, we’re all about people. On Friday, August 26, 2016, we came together as a family and collectively made our communities say WOW!

We hosted the first ever WOW 1 DAY – an annual event, focused exclusively on giving back to the communities we call home. This company-wide campaign saw our WOW franchises participate in projects across the U.S and Canada in an effort to create the biggest possible impact in just ONE day! WOW’s big crews of painters were on location at multiple sites where they helped paint the interiors and exteriors of buildings for several charitable and not for profit organizations.

Here is a glimpse of some of the amazing projects our WOW 1 DAY PAINTING teams undertook to make their first WOW 1 DAY a truly memorable occasion:

Thewow1day_tammiWOW 1 DAY PAINTING Cleveland/Akron painted the exterior of the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties in Akron Ohio. “It was truly an amazing feeling to help an organization that helps women and children during difficult times,” said WOW owner Tammy Ricketson. The shelter is currently in the final phases of renovations.

 

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WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Toronto painted the interior of Rethink Breast Cancer’s head office in preparation of their fall launch in Toronto. Last year the Toronto WOW franchise worked with Rethink to find a mother who was battling cancer and painted her house for free as a Mother’s Day gift.

Thewow1day_yorkWOW 1 DAY PAINTING in the York Region painted the offices and facility rooms for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of York in Aurora Ontario. Local owner Kim Rood and his WOW team were joined by Geoffrey Dawe, the mayor of Aurora, for the event.

Thewow1day_edmontonWOW 1 DAY PAINTING Edmonton helped the Strathcona Place 55+ Centre in Edmonton Alberta paint their kitchen. The kitchen is the nerve centre of the organization’s daily operations and had not been painted in close to 30 years. “It was a humbling experience to see how much this gift meant to them and I’m glad we could help them out,” said Priya Chellasamy, owner of WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Edmonton.

Thewow1day_yvrWOW 1 DAY PAINTING Vancouver and Fraser Valley teamed up to help The Honour House Society in New Westminster B.C. by donating painting services. The home is used as a refuge by veterans and first responders seeking medical therapy nearby.

Thewow1day_sarasotaWOW 1 DAY PAINTING Sarasota helped two local parents with a master suite makeover. Owner Steve Lewis was introduced to the family through his work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He was so touched by their story that he wanted to help out the family in any way that he could.

Thewow1day_ottawaWOW 1 DAY PAINTING Ottawa worked alongside Maid The Day Inc. and gifted a mother and daughter, both widowed, with a top floor paint refresh in their home. Both women are hoping to use the updated space as a rental unit for additional income to help them with their housing costs.

The inaugural WOW 1 DAY was a phenomenal day for all! We can’t wait to see what next year’s WOW 1 DAY will bring and we’re excited to build on the momentum of this year’s event to further our impact and help as many people as we can.

 

Welcome WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Metro Detroit!

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We are so excited to welcome our newest Franchise Partner: Jason Tink!

Residents and business owners in the Detroit Metro area can expect to see Jason’s clean, shiny vans and friendly, uniformed painters as he hits the ground running with his residential and commercial painting franchise.

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Jason to find out what made him say WOW! to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING:

What were your backgrounds prior to WOW?

“I worked in real estate services specifically in acquisitions and management. Prior to this, I spent some time with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING’s sister company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as a franchise owner.”

Why did you choose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING?

“Given my background in real estate, I knew there was a demand to professionalize the painting industry in my neighborhood. I wanted to run my own business and I knew WOW 1 DAY PAINTING would provide me with the support I needed to help my business flourish.”

What are you looking forward to most about being a business owner?

“Being a part of something bigger! I want to build a business that works closely with its customers and lives to WOW their expectations. I’m also very excited about being able to build a team with an exceptional culture first-hand.”

What is your favourite colour and why?

“Any color, if you like it, I probably like it too!”

What are your passions outside of work?

“I enjoy participating in endurance events like trail running, ultra marathons, century rides, and ironmans. I love being outside and take any opportunity I can to enjoy the activities I like.”

What makes Detroit unique?

“We’re a border town to Canada, and we have four seasons. Detroit provides great opportunities for people like me who enjoy all seasons and being outdoors all year round.”

Fun facts about you, or anything else you’d like to share?

“I’m excited to be working with people from the metro area of Detroit. I look forward to joining local business groups to see how we can support each other through these vibrant communities. I’m going to be a busy man and I couldn’t be more thrilled!”

We’re so excited to welcome Jason to the WOW 1 DAY PAINTING family! Connect with him on his local WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Troy page here.

Decorating College Dorms

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There is nothing more exciting than walking into your college dorm room the first week of classes. It may be an older building, a small room, and painted an awful shade of you-would-never-choose-that-color … but none of that matters to you. This dorm represents a fresh start – new year, new opportunities, and new adventures. This fresh start begins with the dorm room you are going to occupy for the next few months.

You will take part in several activities and have a busy class schedule, but keep in mind, a large amount of your time will be spent in your dorm. Whether it’s studying, getting some alone time, or binging on Netflix, this dorm room is your refuge. There are several ways you can make your sanctuary a little piece of heaven.

According to Business Insider, “the average college student is spending a record $907 on dorm décor.” I don’t know about you, but I did not have the luxury in college to spend almost a thousand dollars on decorations. I had to find creative, and cost-effective ways, to make the 550 square feet that was my room, my own.

shutterstock_372145372First of all, if you are allowed to paint your walls, DO IT! There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to mark your territory. However, most dorms don’t allow you to do this. Instead, an easy solution is decorating those bare walls with pieces of art that add a personal touch to your space. At my campus, several times throughout the semester kiosks would pop up selling medium sized photo canvases. These were by no means original or quality photos, however, they were affordable and perfect for my situation. Whether it was a picture of Times Square, or an arbitrary Beatles lyric against a grey background, these canvases made me feel like the room was my own.

shutterstock_326689211Next, and perhaps most important, is your use of space. Most likely, your dorm room is quaint and cozy (a polite way of saying it’s small). Keeping your room clutter free allows you to feel like you have enough space to live and breathe. Storage containers were my personal favorite, allowing me to keep my room clean and relatively spacious. Another way I saved space was hanging up my mirror on the back of my closet door.  I had one chair for my desk, and no others. If people were visiting, we could sit in the communal living room or we could sit on the bed. Additional chairs would have taken up too much space.

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Lastly, have some fun with your room. This is your space – no parents, significant other or landlord telling you how you should decorate. Tumblr and Pinterest are amazing resources for finding creative ways to brighten up your space. A lot of people purchase Christmas lights and string them along their ceilings to give the room extra light. I didn’t have enough counters to place photo frames everywhere, so I just taped photos to the wall above my bed. I used empty jam jars as pencil containers, the possibilities are endless. This is your room. Decorate it in a way that makes you happy to step into it.

 

Kristina Obodovskiy is a Marketing Coordinator with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Shack Shine and You Move Me. Kristina loves to spend her time hiking, reading and planning her next travelling adventure. You can find her on LinkedIn.

 

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