Spray-Net CEO Wins IFA’s NextGen Competition

Since the launch of Spray-Net in 2010, our team has taken substantial pride in delivering fast, efficient, lasting results to homeowners looking to spruce up the exteriors of their homes. With the goal of bringing factory-quality results directly to the homeowner­—coupled with our combination of exceptional ongoing training, multi-level marketing, public relations support, mentorship and flexible financing—
our franchise model has attracted top quality franchisees.

“As a relatively new Canadian franchise looking to break into the U.S. market, brand awareness can be a great challenge,” said Carmelo Marsala, CEO of SprayNet. “That said, winning the IFA’s Franchise Education & Research Foundation’s NextGen in Franchising Global Competition has plugged our brand name into the IFA and has truly taken our business to the next level. The advice, recognition and relationships we’ve built with high-level members of the organization have been unparalleled, and I’m excited to stimulate business ownership as we expand in the U.S.”

This year, I had the honor of representing Spray-Net in the IFA’s NextGen in Franchising Global Competition as well as the FranShark Competition. I can’t say enough how much our participation in these competitions has helped our business. After finding out about the opportunity through an IFA newsletter, we thought we would be a great fit and a serious contender for both events given our strong track record of growth and passion for what we do.

After sharing our innovative permanent exterior paint concept and growth trajectory with the panel of judges, we were thrilled to have been awarded the top prize at the IFA’s annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. As a result of the NextGen and FranShark Competitions, nearly everyone we spoke to this past month at the IFE Convention in New York instantly knew who we were. The exposure we’ve received through the IFA and within the global franchising community has been unparalleled.

On top of winning for the Spray-Net team back home in Canada, we were able to make valuable connections with well-established franchising professionals and continue to solidify our brand as an industry leader.