PatchMaster Expands to Wentzville, MO with U.S. Air Force Veteran Franchise Owner

PatchMaster Expands to Wentzville, MO with U.S. Air Force Veteran Franchise Owner

PatchMaster Serving Wentzville opens its doors, bringing top-notch drywall repair services to the community under the leadership of an accomplished Air Force Veteran with a passion for excellence and service.

WENTZVILLE, MO, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2023, PatchMaster, the nation’s fast-growing drywall repair franchise, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location, PatchMaster Serving Wentzvillie. The franchise will be owned and operated by U.S. Air Force Veteran Zach Howell, showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to service that makes him an ideal addition to the PatchMaster family.

Zach Howell
PatchMaster offers high-quality drywall repair services for both residential and commercial properties. The company’s proven business model allows for scalability and flexibility while providing top-notch service to customers in need of drywall repairs.

With Howell’s diverse professional background and dedication to community involvement, he brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the PatchMaster team.

Zach Howell’s professional journey has been marked by his exceptional expertise in Military Operations, Aerospace, and Automotive manufacturing, focusing on quality assurance and safety. As he takes on the role of PatchMaster franchise owner, Howell is eager to leverage his skills to deliver superior drywall repair services to homeowners and businesses in the region.

When asked about his decision to become a franchise owner, Howell shared, “I found PatchMaster through a franchise consultant agency. What appealed to me was the non-traditional ‘man in a van’ approach, which I saw as scalable and community-oriented. I believe in the business model and am excited to be a part of it.”

PatchMaster CEO Paul Ferrara welcomes Howell to the PatchMaster team, recognizing his exceptional background and service to the country. Ferrara states, “We are thrilled to have Zach Howell join us at PatchMaster Serving Wentzville. As an Air Force Veteran, Howell brings a wealth of experience and a strong work ethic that aligns perfectly with our core values. We believe his dedication to excellence and service will be invaluable in delivering top-quality drywall repair services to the Wentzville community.”

PatchMaster takes pride in supporting Veterans who seek entrepreneurial opportunities, and Howell’s addition further solidifies the brand’s commitment to those who have served. With over a dozen Veteran-owned locations nationwide, PatchMaster understands firsthand that the skills acquired during military service are a natural fit for running a successful business. The company’s franchise-first model empowers Veterans like Howell to learn a trade, operate their franchise, and find financial and personal independence in the civilian workforce.

As part of its commitment to Veterans, PatchMaster offers a special discount to honor their service. Veterans who join the PatchMaster franchise receive a remarkable 50 percent off royalty fees for the first 12 months of business. Additionally, they benefit from extensive technical and business training at the corporate headquarters in New Jersey, ensuring that they have all the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive in their new venture.

As a veteran with military experience, Howell values discipline and determination, traits that align perfectly with PatchMaster’s commitment to excellence. Additionally, he plans to join the Wentzville Chamber of Commerce to foster valuable connections and contribute further to the local community. Regarding his family’s role in his journey as a franchise owner, Howell expressed heartfelt gratitude, stating, “My family has played a significant role in me becoming a franchise owner. Their unwavering support motivates me every step of the way.”

Howell enjoys spending quality moments with his wife and children in his free time. Whether playing golf or video games with friends, Howell’s passion for balance in work and leisure resonates with PatchMaster’s dedication to providing efficient and reliable drywall repair services.

PatchMaster Serving Wentzville offers a fast, professional solution for drywall and plaster repairs in residential and commercial spaces and services the communities of Arnold, Eureka, Fenton, Gray Summit, High Ridge, House Springs, Imperial, Labadie, Pacific, Villa Ridge, Washington, Dutzow, Flinthill, Foristell, Marthasville, Moscow Mills, New Melle, Treloar, Troy, Truesdale, Warrenton, Wentzville, Wright City, and others in East-central Missouri.

For more information on PatchMaster Serving Wentzville visit or call (314) 399-9661.

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.

Visit or call (973) 944-1192 to learn more.

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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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