PatchMaster Expands Presence in Western New Jersey and Bucks County with New Franchise Owner

PatchMaster Expands Presence in Western New Jersey and Bucks County with New Franchise Owner

Craig Lutzca Launches PatchMaster Serving Western New Jersey and Bucks County

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, UNITED STATES, June 1, 2023 – PatchMaster, the nation’s leading drywall repair franchise, is thrilled to announce the addition of Craig Lutcza as the new franchise owner of PatchMaster Serving Western New Jersey and Bucks County areas. With over 25 years of experience as a professional chef and Culinary Director in the hotel, restaurant, and retail sectors, combined with a background in chimney cleaning and repair, Lutcza brings a wealth of expertise and a customer-centric approach to his new venture.

Craig Lutcza
Lutcza’s extensive experience in the service industry has honed his customer service skills and instilled a commitment to ensuring complete customer satisfaction. His passion for delivering high-quality workmanship and attention to detail aligns perfectly with PatchMaster’s mission of providing exceptional drywall repair services.

When asked about his decision to own a PatchMaster franchise, Lutcza shared, “After considering several investment opportunities, PatchMaster stood out as the best choice for us. The extensive territory available in our local area, the unwavering support from the corporate team, proven franchise business model, and the value offered by the comprehensive start-up packages convinced us that PatchMaster was the ideal opportunity for success.”

With a strong background in the chimney business and his son Alex’s experience as an electrician’s apprentice, Lutcza understands the importance of providing comprehensive solutions to customers. He expressed excitement about the potential to fill the niche gap in the market, saying, “We’ve encountered situations where customers were left with unfinished jobs and no solution. PatchMaster allows us to provide reliable and efficient drywall repair services, leaving customers satisfied and their homes looking great.”

Lutcza’s family significantly influenced his decision to become a PatchMaster franchisee. He shared, “My son Alex was pivotal in my decision-making process. He expressed a strong interest in joining me on this entrepreneurial journey instead of pursuing a traditional college education. After intense deliberations and exploring various opportunities, he convinced me that PatchMaster was the perfect fit for us. We are confident that we made the right choice in choosing PatchMaster.”

Operating the business as a family endeavor, Lutcza works alongside his son Alex, who will serve as a full-time technician and partner, and his daughter Lena, who will assist part-time with bookkeeping, marketing, and general office tasks. This family-focused approach reflects PatchMaster’s commitment to fostering a supportive and collaborative working environment. Beyond his professional pursuits, Lutzca enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and boating.

“We are delighted to welcome Craig Lutcza as the newest franchise owner of PatchMaster serving Western New Jersey and Bucks County,” said Paul Ferrara, CEO of PatchMaster. “Craig’s extensive service industry background, commitment to customer satisfaction, and attention to detail make him a perfect fit for PatchMaster. We are confident that Craig and his dedicated family members will provide exceptional drywall repair services to homeowners in the area. We look forward to supporting Craig on his journey as a PatchMaster franchise owner and witnessing his success in delivering top-quality drywall repairs and outstanding customer experiences.”

PatchMaster Serving Western New Jersey and Bucks County offers a fast, professional solution for drywall and plaster repairs for residential and commercial structures. Lutzca proudly serves Sussex County, Warren County, western Hunterdon County, western Mercer County, Bucks County, PA, and others in western New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

PatchMaster is a sought-after franchise known for its quick ramp-up period, making it accessible to aspiring business owners without prior drywall experience. The franchise offers comprehensive training, tools, and resources to equip owners with the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful business. Franchisees receive dedicated support for various aspects, including marketing, job pricing, hiring, managing technicians, and financial management.

The initial franchise fee for a PatchMaster franchise territory, which comprises a population between 300,000 to 350,000, is $49,500 USD. Royalties start at nine percent, and a technology fee is included in ongoing expenses. In addition to strong margins, the ability to scale, and proven business development tools, franchisees complete training at the company's New Jersey headquarters, where industry experts teach them technical and operational skills to assist in their success.

For more information on PatchMaster, visit or call 844-PATCHMAN.

About PatchMaster

Headquartered in Chester, New Jersey, PatchMaster is a home services franchise brand offering customers a fast and professional solution for drywall repairs. The company provides high-quality drywall services for small holes, dings, and dents, typically finishing jobs in one visit. Launched in 2016 and offering franchises since September 2017, PatchMaster has sold over 150 territories to more than 75 franchisees across the United States and Canada. PatchMaster is positioned to revolutionize the home services industry as a pioneering drywall franchise.

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Bev ThorneChief Marketing Officer

“I am honored to be a part of the PatchMaster team, focusing on elevating our marketing initiatives. My goal is to enhance brand visibility and attract more customers for all of our franchisees, creating a win-win scenario for everyone. I am eager to work with you to achieve remarkable success in the drywall repair market.”

Bev Thorne, an award-winning CMO with deep experience in both sales and marketing at AT&T, JP Morgan Chase and Century 21 Real Estate among others, serves as PatchMaster’s Chief Marketing Officer

Bev oversees all franchise marketing operations, including brand messaging, social media marketing, demand generation and franchise marketing support. She is passionate about people development, with a history of implementing marketing initiatives that fuel impressive revenue growth results.

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 Franchise Administration & Support
“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 Franchise Administrator. 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.

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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