Just heard the news on College Pro Painting closing its doors at the end of this year in Canada. This is a sad situation for our industry. Our Founder, many of our Managers and a few of our Partnership group cut their teeth in this industry by starting with College Pro as summer employee’s to pay for their College tuition’s. They loved the industry and working with people so much that they continued with painting and helped start, build and grow Harding’s into the company it is today. You could say our roots were ingrained in College Pro.
I am also sure that we aren’t the only painting company in this city or country that can make that claim. I know many of our competitors started in similar manners. Over the last few years with the change in culture surrounding summer employment, I know that this model became difficult to sustain, it’s sad. So, for those at College Pro whom started this trend in our industry, I say Thank You! Thank you for providing great people into our industry for so many years who saw the value in our industry, thank you for providing me the partners with the painting acumen to grow our business and thank you for the many years of banter and competition.