Merit Professional Coatings

Merit Professional Coatings is a commercial painting and waterproofing subcontractor. We work for medium to large general contractors. We only engage in commercial work. No residential. Merit has been in business since 1994 and the principles have been in the industry since 1986. Our annual sales have ranged from as little as $3,000,000.00 to as much as $12,000,000.00. And with an average 33% gross profit.

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Merit Professional Coatings

Merit Professional Coatings Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


A strictly business to business enterprise that can be run out of your home. With possibly the largest territories of any franchise, this business has the potential to be scaled up to be doing millions in gross sales annually.

Merit Professional Coatings was founded in 1994 and built on a commitment to do whatever it takes to exceed customer expectations.

When you join the Merit team you can expect:

  • Personal attention to learn from an operator with 19 years experience in the field.

  • To leverage the legacy of a large number of nationally recognized signature projects.

  • Support to estimate and undertake projects typically only considered by seasoned veterans.

  • To have the opportunity to participate in nation wide projects.

  • To use our professional marketing materials and website exposure to separate yourself from your competition.

  • Use our experience and qualification to qualify for bonding on premier projects.

  • To focus in on a niche market proven to being the most profitable.

Company Details

Established: 1994
Franchised Units: 3
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Support and Training Offered By Merit Professional Coatings

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Site doesn't matter as long as it's in a light industrial park.
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: 3 weeks in Tampa plus 5 days at franchisees location. Ongoing and constant support.
Other Info: We review all estimates and proposals free of charge for our franchisees during the first year.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Merit Professional Coatings Franchise.

What does a Merit Professional Coatings Franchise Cost?

Merit Professional Coatings franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $150,000
Total Investment: $150,000
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Royalty: 4% - 6%
Ad: 1% Local Marketing spent by franchisee
Average Number of Employees: 1-2 to begin.  10-20 when mature.
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Possibly

Is Merit Professional Coatings a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Merit Professional Coatings is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Merit Professional Coatings a Home Based franchise?

No. Merit Professional Coatings is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Merit Professional Coatings Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Merit Professional Coatings does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Merit Professional Coatings a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Merit Professional Coatings is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Merit Professional Coatings Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Merit Professional Coatings franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Merit Professional Coatings Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Merit Professional Coatings franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Merit Professional Coatings Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Merit Professional Coatings franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Merit Professional Coatings Looking for International franchisees?

No. Merit Professional Coatings franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Merit Professional Coatings's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Maintenance, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Merit Professional Coatings Franchises for Sale

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