BUFORD - Alan and Betsy Carleton have opened Fresh Coat Painters of Buford.<br />
Fresh Coat Painters offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. <br />
Fresh Coat was founded in 2004 as part of Strategic Franchising Systems, which has more than 20 years of franchise experience. In the last year, Fresh Coat has been included in the Bond's Top 100 and named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 list. Fresh Coat also is part of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Association's Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran.
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