Why Choose Klappenberger & Son Painting and Handyman Franchise?

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Why Choose Klappenberger & Son?

Why choose a Klappenberger & Son franchise?   I am fully aware that many painting and handyman franchises are on the market, and my franchise needs to be better than my competitors. 

In the end, you will be the judge and jury, but this is what I came up with:

  • Huge territories that are three times large than our competitors.
  • One-on-one training with the founder who operated his business for 29 successful years!
  • The lowest ongoing fees and start-up costs.
  • A Franchise Fee Guarantee
  • A system was so complete that someone without experience could operate and thrive!

Why did we offer a franchise fee guarantee when no one else in the franchise world does?

The franchise fee guarantee shows that we trust our system and processes. We believe that you will succeed in our system regardless of where you live or previous painting and repair experiences. If not, we will give you back your franchise fee in full!

Are we crazy? No, we have 29 years of running a painting and repair person business, and we have learned what to do and what not to do in any market or economy. 

                          “I had no prior experience in the painting or handyman industry.”  -Daniel Tucker

Huge territories that are 3 times large than our competitors.

Why Choose Klappenberger & Son? Because we Have large territories.

Because we offer a guarantee we need to give our franchisees room to grow a business.  Our typical territory size is 600,000 people and our competitors are typically 200,000.

To get a franchise as big as ours could cost you an additional $100,000 if you were to buy from a competitors.

We Provide Ongoing Support and Complete Systems for Your Business

Bookkeeping Services

Bookkeeping for painters organizes your records and performs job cost analysis. This feature is unique. Additionally, it gives you time to grow.

CRM Platforms

Our cloud-based customer management system is easy to use. Notably, it has complete online access from your phone or tablet.

Marketing Systems

Our marketing systems are proven to generate ROI. In fact, we have multiple proven systems to help you in the marketing realm.

Why Choose a Klappenberger & Son Franchise? One -On-One Training

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Training – we offer one on one training that is six weeks long.  The last two weeks of training is at your location.  Our competitor’s training programs are typically two weeks at their corporate lolocationCan you teach me how to do your job successfully in two weeks?

First of all, we help our franchisees out in the following ways during the training:

  • find customers,
  • give estimates,
  • identify and hire their staff, and
  • start doing actual jobs in their territory
  • marketing campaign.  

We are with you every step of the way.

Why Choose Klappenberger & Son? Ongoing Support

Ongoing support – being able to call “someone” and ask them questions is good. Contacting the franchise owner who has seen it all is like having a golf pro as a caddy.

Here is a brief list of the ongoing support you get when you join our franchise family:

  • A 24/7 call center prevents you from missing calls
  • Call Center Sets appointments for you
  • Quick estimating systems
  • CRM system – if you are not familiar with a CRM, it automatically keeps you in touch with new and old customers
  • Estimating assistance
  • Coaching and continuing education
  • Bookkeeping service
  • Successful Internet Marketing Tools such as Facebook and Google Ad Words
  • Your landing pages inside our robust website

When you have these tools, you can run the business instead of the business running you.  If having your own business is a desire that won’t let go, give us a call, and let’s chat.

Klappenberger & Son Franchise Training

Certainly, for any business to succeed, you, as the owner must continually be focused on its success.  Throughout the training process, we will spend time exploring and developing your goals and the best way to achieve them. 

Core Training Items


Proper estimating is crucial to protecting your profits and that’s why we have generated two different ways of estimating cost. Our estimating system is based on real jobs and it includes many photos to illustrate clearly the subtleties and details of the process.


We are the only franchise of our kind with over 45 videos loaded with best practices. Having a proven process from over 30 years of experience will save you from making countless mistakes, greatly increase productivity. These videos are loaded with valuable tricks of the trade for you and all the workers in the field.

Building Confidence

Upon completion of the initial training, you will not only possess the knowledge required to professionally and efficiently perform all necessary tasks, but you will also be able to speak with confidence about all phases of our painting and related services. Though we will not teach you how to paint, you will know the proper techniques and how to identify and keep the best painters. Thus, you will have everything that you need to succeed.


We will also show you how to find and interview skilled painters and carpenters. Finding excellent help is always a challenge.  I will show you our system for identifying potential risks and quickly spotting poor and unproductive painters.


With over 32 years of experience, we will help you grow and market your business.  You will meet and exceed your goals using our processes. Whether you prefer to specialize in the areas of commercial, residential, property management, government, or some mix, we have proven marketing strategies to ensure your success.


Included in our training:

  • One-on-One Training with Founder David Klappenberger
  • Online Training Videos for You and Your Painters
  • Comprehensive Marketing Plan
  • QuickBooks, Scheduling, and Estimating Training32

The Franchise Goal

I aim to have the most satisfied and successful franchises in our industry.

We encourage you to call our franchisees and ask them directly about their experiences. 

As you progress through the steps of owning our franchise, we will provide you with the cell phone numbers of the franchisee owners. 

My commitment is to provide the tools, mentoring, and support you need to achieve your financial goals. 


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What’s the Secret Sauce? Why Choose a Klappenberger & Son Franchise?

Klappenberger & Son is the only painting company that has training videos for everyone. Whether you are an owner, estimator, or painter, everyone is following the same process. When a customer asks about the time, process, and products we will all be singing from the same hymn book.

What Makes for an Ideal Klappenberger & Son Franchisee?

If you are all about quality work and exceeding customer expectations, and are genuinely interested in discussing the possibility of building your very own business, look no further.

Franchise Opportunities for Veterans

Today, there are a lot of franchises for veterans in the marketplace. And yes, Klappenberger & Son is one of those franchise opportunities. However, the training you have received in the military can give you an upper hand in whatever franchise you choose. 

I believe a veteran-run franchise makes perfect sense.
Why? Because discipline, willingness to follow a process, and leadership development are the necessary tools to be a successful franchisee.

Klappenberger & Son is a recession-resistant painting and handyman franchise. Forming the company in 1989, David Klappenberger launched his first franchise in 2015. We created our franchise for veterans in mind. Accurate, time tested procedures (30 years) and step by step instructions.

Having the founder teach you the systems and processes to have your successful franchise is a real benefit. David Klappenberger built his business to be one of the largest in Maryland. His crews worked at
the Pentagon, Smithsonian, and even the White House. Having one on one training from someone who has done the work for decades is a real advantage.

Kenny Lee is a great example why Klappenberger & Son is a best franchise for Veterans
I Had no previous experience and was able to grow my business just shy of a million dollars in my third year! - Kenny Lee, Baltimore MD

Qualifications For The Position

Prior painting or home improvement experience will be considered a plus.  We even offer a compelling program option for existing painting businesses.  However, previous industry experience is not a necessity.

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