Fit to be Sold: Summer Means Demand Spikes for Home Prep Services

Fit to be Sold: Summer Means Demand Spikes for Home Prep Services

This article was first published in the May 2022 edition of the Franchise Journal.

More than the weather heats up in the summer: it’s also when many families scramble to finalize home purchases and get settled before the new school year starts. This leads to high demand and mobility, which means both home sellers and buyers are motivated to whip their houses into shape for the summer. Whether it’s drywall repair, plaster repair, or painting, PatchMaster Franchisees are ready to step in and provide hassle-free services to get homes ready for the upcoming demand spike in the market.

Especially during the stressful time of moving, homeowners often don’t have the time or expertise to fix dings, dents, or holes in walls; that’s where PatchMaster technicians come in. As North America’s #1 Drywall Repair Specialists, PatchMaster does the work that drywall companies, plumbers, contractors, and homeowners don’t want to do, while offering customers same-day services. PatchMaster has over 40 years of industry experience with their proven and scalable business model. During that time, PatchMaster has created the most streamlined and efficient job processes in the industry because they understand time is money. With their simple and efficient business concept, homebuyers are able to make their new house feel like home, and home sellers are able to make their homes ready to be sold.

A Home Service Business Built for Growth

Franchise Owners love PatchMaster because of their niche market, low competition, and high margins. They utilize their franchising experience combined with proven processes to streamline their business model, allowing a fast path to profitability.

With multiple business tracks, including Owner-Operator, Executive Model and Investor, PatchMaster offers a scalable concept that includes their proprietary tools, operational support, and small business financial acumen. The business model offers today’s entrepreneurs the perfect opportunity to build a thriving, home service business that is built for growth and backed by some of the most successful and experienced team members in franchising. PatchMaster’s services not only appeal to homeowners, but to home service professionals and businesses. As the “drywall repair specialists,” PatchMaster’s Franchise Owners offer both consumers and businesses a convenient, affordable, and professional option for repairs. Having more than one business model creates benefits like unlimited customer potential, increased brand awareness, in-demand and essential service, and high referral revenue.

The Fastest Growing Retail Category

Overall, the recession-resistant home improvement industry is a $394 billion industry, projected to increase to $465.5 billion by 2023. The booming industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4-5%, in the coming years. According to Forbes, home improvement is the fastest-growing retail category because of three factors: total homeowner equity has nearly doubled in the last five years, the average age of current homes in the U.S. is 20+ years old, and the millennial demographic is entering the housing market. As the industry continues to grow, PatchMaster will also continue to grow and is well-positioned to become a household name for drywall repair due to their efficient and affordable process.

A Brand Worth Investing In

PatchMaster has a business model for every type of entrepreneur and their Franchise Owners are as diverse as their backgrounds. People looking to have their own business and people with hands-on or construction experience will thrive with the brand. Individuals with a strong attention to detail and a positive attitude are the kind of Franchise Owners that will be able to build and scale their business quickly. Do you fit the description for an ideal Franchise Owner? If so, visit or contact today!



About the Author
Abi Pepin, one of FranDevCo’s Content Writers, is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University. With a degree in communications, and journalism, she is using her writing skills to create content that promotes brands.



Kevin Gray
Kevin GrayExecutive Business Coach
“I am truly honored to be part of the PatchMaster, undoubtedly one of the best Franchisors in the industry. Working alongside our franchise owners, who bravely venture into entrepreneurship, is a humbling experience. It is extremely gratifying to share in their successes as they build their business with the support of such a devoted team.”

Kevin Gray brings a wealth of experience in business development, sales management, and strategic partnerships to PatchMaster. With a proven track record of driving revenue growth and nurturing client relationships, Kevin is an ideal guide for our franchisees as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey.

Kevin’s consultative approach and knack for fostering strong business connections are valuable assets in helping our franchisees thrive.

Katie Longmore Onboarding Specialist
“As a part of the PatchMaster team, I have the opportunity to help individuals succeed as entrepreneurs and build their dreams. It is rewarding to be able to see our franchisees flourish.”

Katie Longmore serves as PatchMaster’s Onboarding Manager. Katie is highly motivated and results-driven, with comprehensive experience in business administration. With her passion for excellence, she brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to PatchMaster.

Katie’s academic background is in Business Administration. She has honed her skills through years of experience in the industry, during which time she has become proficient in project management, business development, and operations management. Her strong communication skills and ability to create and maintain customer relationships make her a valuable asset to the PatchMaster organization.

She is passionate about helping new franchise owners get up and running smoothly and is committed to providing them with the support and guidance they need to succeed.

Christian Clavadentscher

Christian Clavadentscher Executive Business Coach

“I am proud to be part of a company dedicated to providing its franchisees the best possible training, support, and tools to scale their business quickly. It is incredibly fulfilling to help our franchisees unlock their full potential and achieve financial success while building their own businesses with the support of PatchMaster.”

Christian Clavadetscher is a highly skilled franchise business coach and financial expert with a proven track record of success in driving business growth and generating revenue. As the owner of PatchMaster Serving Cape Fear, he understands the ins and outs of franchise ownership. As a former director-level investment banker and entrepreneur partner, he brings a unique perspective to PatchMaster’s franchisees. 

With deep expertise in managing all aspects of new business development, multi-account oversight, deal negotiations, and complex financial transactions, Christian provides PatchMaster’s franchisees with unmatched comprehensive business coaching services that help franchisees achieve their financial goals and succeed in their entrepreneurial dreams.

Joe Eible

Joe EibleVice President of Operations

“Being a member of the PatchMaster family has been a rewarding experience, especially in forming valuable relationships with our network of franchisees and having the privilege of hearing their inspiring success stories.”

As the Vice President of Operations at PatchMaster, Joe Eible brings over 20 years of experience in IT, process improvement, and customer service to his role. 

Joe joined PatchMaster in 2019 as director of franchise support and has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth and success. He oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, including franchise support, training and development, onboarding, and IT.

Samantha Dreger

Samantha Dreger Chief Marketing Officer

“By driving brand growth and positioning PatchMaster as the industry leader in our niche market, I have the privilege of supporting our diverse family of franchisees in achieving their entrepreneurial and personal goals. That franchise-first approach drives every decision I make as the brand leader in our industry. It doesn’t get better than that!”

Samantha Dreger is an award-winning digital marketer and serves as PatchMaster’s Chief Marketing Officer. She brings over 20 years of experience in digital brand development and franchise marketing to PatchMaster.

Samantha oversees franchise marketing operations, including brand messaging, social media marketing, and franchise marketing support. She is passionate about supporting PatchMaster’s franchise network and driving its success through innovative and effective marketing strategies.

Paul Ferrara

Paul Ferrara Chief Executive Officer

“I am incredibly proud of our franchise-first culture, which attracts highly talented and motivated franchisees to our company. Our focus on providing the best-in-class training and support has helped our franchisees to succeed and grow their businesses quickly. With a proven business model and a commitment to excellence, PatchMaster is the ideal choice for anyone looking to start a successful drywall repair franchise.”

Paul Ferrara is a results-driven executive with a successful track record in the franchising industry. He currently serves as the CEO of PatchMaster, a leading franchise business specializing in drywall repair and installation services.

With over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development, Paul keenly understands how to grow businesses and deliver value to customers. He is a strategic thinker with a strong focus on innovation and operational excellence.

Under Ferrara’s leadership, PatchMaster has experienced rapid growth and expansion, with new franchise locations opening regularly. Ferrara is passionate about providing franchisees with the tools and support they need to succeed and maintain PatchMaster’s position as the top choice for drywall repair services. With a focus on innovation and customer service, Ferrara is committed to ensuring that every PatchMaster franchisee has the resources and support they need to build a successful business.

Prior to his current role, Paul held senior leadership positions at several franchising companies, including HouseMaster Home Inspections, Realogy, and Coldwell Banker Corporate. He has a deep understanding of franchising and is passionate about leveraging it to drive business growth and customer success.


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