Klappenberger & Son Painting and Handyman Franchise

The only franchise with a money-back guarantee

Klappenberger & Son Franchise - A Different Franchise

Klappenberger & Son Franchise provides painting and handyman services.  Though we have been providing painting services in the Mid-Atlantic area since 1989, it wasn’t until 2017 that we began franchising.  With over 27 years of experience, Klappenberger & Son has worked in some of the most important places in the world.  In addition to working at places such as the Pentagon and Smithsonian, we also painted at the White House. Because of our experiences,  we decided to share our secret sauce with our franchises. 

We have created a franchise that is turnkey and ready to roll!

A Klappenberger & Son Franchise Is Unique

Few franchises can claim to be taught by someone who worked in the industry that they are now teaching for 30 years.  Founder David Klappenberger grew his business to almost 2 million dollars and was hired to work in some of the most recognizable places in the world such as the White House.  

While many franchises have an educated and well-intended college grad teaching new franchisees, Klappenberger & Son franchises get the real deal.  Learning from someone who has done this for three decades is equivalent to learning how to golf from YouTube versus a  PGA Tour Pro.

The Klappenberger & Son Franchise is so convinced that its system and processes work that it offers what no other franchise in the US offers, – a $500,000 gross sale guarantee.  See details below. 

Klappenberger & Son Franchise Was Created to Be #1 in the Industry

Whether you live in Florida or Washington state, Klappenberger & Son offers more than other painting and handyman franchises.  In addition to large territories, six weeks of training (including two weeks at your location),  we also offer a guarantee!

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Rashed Bowen - Miami FL
Klappenberger & Son Franchisee giving an estimate
Arturo Lacayo Howard County MD
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Alex Mironov - Montgomery County MD

Hear What Our Franchisees Have to Say About the Klappenberger & Son Experience

A great experience.  I have a diverse entrepreneurial background, but the Klappenberger & Son experience is second to none.  David and his team are involved.  Furthermore, David’s knowledge experience, mentorship, and accessibility far exceeds expectations and allows franchisees the opportunity to build, grow, and succeed. 

– Rashed Bowen

Benefits of Owning a Klappenberger & Son Franchise

Support and Training

In addition to the ongoing support, we provide a full six weeks of one-on-one training. Most of our competitors only offer two short weeks.

Largest Territories

Klappenberger & Son offers the largest territories of any painting and handyman franchise in the country. Large territories go fast!

Rewarding Success

In addition to having the lowest overall fees, we reward franchisees with lower royalties as their business grows. Royalty fees drop as gross revenues increase!

Since 1989, we have been the leader in painting and handyman services in the Mid-Atlantic.  After 25 years as a successful independent company, the Klappenberger & Son Franchise was born.    Now, through franchising, the company aims to grow nationwide steadily. 

Besides painting and handyman, Klappenberger & Son offers a variety of services, including: 

Whether you prefer to do mostly painting jobs or handyman jobs, the choice is up to you.  Furthermore, franchisees do not have to provide any handyman services that they are not equipped to handle. 

We’re looking for like-minded entrepreneurs to join our team and grow with us.  Click here to see why you should choose a Klappenberger and Son Franchise.


About Klappenberger & Son Franchise

The franchise with a guarantee

We offer a franchise guarantee of $500,000 in gross sales. We can off this guarantee because we know our system works.  It has been practiced and perfected for over  25 years.
The growth of your company starts during training. We will work with you one on one to show you how to develop new clients quickly.  
If you follow our marketing plan and fail to reach $500,000 in gross sales in your first 20 months, we will refund your franchise fee in full.  It’s that simple.
"Klappenberger and Son is the complete package, with training, support, and marketing expertise."

Klappenberger & Son Franchise Has Mutilple Revenue Streams

The handyman industry is a 5 billion recession-resistant dollar industry.   It’s not uncommon for both handyman franchises and independent companies to charge $100. per hour for services leaving great margins for companies.  

Oddly enough, most painting franchises do not incorporate handyman services but limit the scope of work to just painting.  We feel that incorporating handyman services in our services makes us a one-stop shop for both residential and commercial work.

Having the freedom to be a handyman and a painting franchise is a revenue-generating machine, but it doesn’t stop there.  

Keeping your margins high with the lowest ongoing fees is our goal.  We have compared the FDD of six other painting franchises and four other handyman franchises and found that all have higher ongoing fees than Klappenberger. 

What Does a Klappenberger & Son Franchise Offer You?

Proven Marketing

From SEO and pay-per-click advertising to Angie's List and billboards, we know how to market your Klappenberger & Son Painting business.

Low Royalties

We want you to succeed. Your success is our success so we offer some of the lowest royalties in the painting franchise industry.


Moreover, our unrivaled support directly from the founder, David Klappenberger, sets our franchise apart from the others.

David Klappenberger, CEO

David Klappenberger

CEO, Founder

As a franchisor, I will not stop making improvements for my franchisees.  Whether it is improving marketing material or the cost of paint, it is our job to make the franchisees as profitable as possible.

Furthermore,  I understand that buying a franchise takes a tremendous leap of faith on your part.  So my promise is simple.   No matter if you are in training or your tenth year as a franchisee, I am here to help you and work you through the obstacles and challenges you are going through.  

–David Klappenberger

Klappenberger & Son franchise receives black for grossing one million dollars during 2020
Alex Mironov grossed over $1,000,000 and increased revenue by 47% during the pandemic year of 2020.

Klappenberger & Son Franchise

Steps to Ownership


HAVE AN INITIAL CONVERSATION with our Franchise Sales Director and discuss your background, territory availability, and the financial qualifications necessary to own a Klappenberger & Son Franchise.  Download our informational brochure here.


COMPLETE THE LGA or “Let’s Get Acquainted” form online. Your application will be reviewed by our Franchise Sales Director and Klappenberger & Son Franchise corporate offices.


SCHEDULE A Q & A SESSION with our Franchise Sales Director.  The initial call will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions and start kicking the tires.


DUE DILIGENCE & DISCOVERY DAY in Annapolis, Maryland. Your visit to Annapolis will give you a complete overview of what it is like to be an owner of a Klappenberger & Son Franchise.  After that, we will thoroughly review the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with you and answer any questions.


FINALLY, SIGN THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT and pay your franchise fee. Now that you’re a Klappenberger & Son Franchisee, you will schedule your training program and plan your opening. Congratulations!

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