Spotlights

Rookie Year: 2012 Turfs: Port Elgin & Owen Sound, ON Current Home: Mississauga, ON Education: University of Ontario Institute of Technology Current Role: CEO & Co-founder, iApotheca Healthcare Spencer Turbitt connected with his co-founders, Younis, Rachelle and David while running their College Pro Painting […]
Rookie Year: 2009 Turf: Langley, BC Current Home: The Globe (but also, BC) Education: University of British Columbia, Commerce, Real Estate | University of the Fraser Valley, Business Administration Current Role: Partner, Breakthrough PT Marketing Once Josh signed on to College […]
Rob has friends from College Pro dating back to his rookie year – friends that have stuck with him a franchisee, general manager, and some who’ve even gone on with him to California Closets. He represents the tight knit family […]
John is an enthusiastic member of College Pro’s alumni community, and he believes passionately that having success is less about the profit – it’s about the coaching, training, and work ethic that you develop as a franchisee. He started painting as […]
Rookie Year: 2007 Turf: Vancouver, BC Current Home: Toronto, ON Education: The University of Western Ontario; Bachelor in Management & Organizational Studies / The University of British Columbia; Bachelor in Economics and Political Sciences Current Role: Vice President Business Development & Strategic Marketing […]
Eric is a young alumnus, but he’s not short on experience. He’s headed up multiple entrepreneurial pursuits. Most recently, he’s been at the head of Planswell, a financial planning company that’s really taking off. He’s also been a part of […]
Brand championship embodies many things; you have to be a cheerleader, a protector, an innovator, a coach and most importantly, you have to live the brand. This is what Chris Drucquer has done consistently at CertaPro Painters, College Pro’s sister company, […]
In his first year post-College Pro Jon is (to put it simply) kicking ass. As a young real estate agent, he’s closing deals quickly, on his way to becoming as successful in that field as he was as a College […]
“It was a bit painful at first, but it was an incredible learning experience” is how Hyatt describes College Pro, and I’m sure many of our alumni can relate. After trying a bit of everything, from selling Hawaiian shirts at […]
From franchisee abroad to software startup, Elanna is proof that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Education: Saint Michael’s College, B.S., Business Administration, Management and Marketing Rookie Year: 2013 (turf: Portland, ME) Current Home: Boston, Massachusetts What’s she up […]
Ryan isn’t your typical College Pro alumnus – he’s had the exciting experience of being on the forefront on the Legalization of Marijuana in Oregon. He shared his thoughts on the whole ‘Legalize It’ thing, and what he’s been up […]
Graham’s favourite part about being an alumnus? Knowing that he’s ready to take on the real world because of his College Pro skills, coaching and community. He’s one of our youngest spotlights, so it’s only up from here! Education: University […]
Try, fail, learn, repeat.  Then totally crush things like Cathy did.   She believes that her key to success was her ability to sell. Now, she works in B2B sales with IT giant Cisco and is carrying that experience with her. She’s a […]
In Danny’s world, entrepreneurship is the ability to visualize something, coupled with the ability to execute on that vision. With his College Pro training in hand, Danny set out to execute on his own vision, by helping other companies do […]
John Chayka recently spoke with Naylor & Landsberg on their TSN 1050 – Toronto radio show about his experiences with becoming the youngest ever general manager of an NHL team. Listen to his interview here (Chayka starts @ 14:05!) Naylor: “…how […]
Jason is dedicated to training and coaching, whether that’s as a College Pro general manager, or as the vice president of a fitness company. His time at College Pro is full of memories, some bad, like losing ladders in the […]
Kevin is an owner and operator of MIRA Floors & Interiors, which provides flooring and installation to the insurance restoration, property management and builder industries. He’s certainly familiar and maybe even a downright expert with the franchise system after a […]
College Pro provided Rich with two things that he’ll be forever grateful for: a kickstart to his career, and an introduction to his wife (in no particular order, of course). He’s an advocate for all things College Pro and entrepreneurship, […]
We love the way Matt describes College Pro: “Dynamic and Robust”. Matt faced the same challenge many young people do when entering university; paying for it. He needed an opportunity that would help support him through his education, and College […]
As one of the Top 30 under 30 realtors in the industry, Benn brings an entrepreneurial mindset to his every day work. His business has been in the family for 70 years, but his College Pro background gives him a leg-up […]
Andrew was born an entrepreneur. He started a little landscaping business in high school, and knew he wanted to do more once he got to college. He got involved the way a lot of people do, a class talk, but […]
Julie started her College Pro career “so young and so dumb” (her words, not ours!) but has worked her way up the ladder to become a successful real estate agent. She firmly believes that College Pro set her up to […]
Mary Mowbray is a role model for business and feminism, and all the ways the two can be combined. With early entrepreneurial roots as a College Pro franchisee, Mary has established herself as an incredible leader in real estate and […]
50% Common Sense,  65% Comedic Relief, and 93% Skill Knowledge. This is how Dan describes himself – and while some may argue he’s being too hard on his comedy skills, no one would disagree that he’s winning in the skill development department.  Education: UW-Milwaukee (B.B.A.), […]