Ralph Martin, a veteran of the US Coast Guard (where he served as a rescue C-130 flight engineer), is the Co-Founder of Fresh Coat. A graduate of Xavier University’s MBA program, he became the brand’s first franchisee in 2004, and during the company’s first 6 years in operation he also held the title of President. Under his leadership, and ever since, Fresh Coat has been consistently recognized both nationally and globally as a top performing franchising system. Before founding Fresh Coat, Ralph spent nearly 20 years as Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering for Delta Connection, the nation’s largest regional airline serving multiple destinations throughout the US and Canada. While there, he was responsible for the first technical introduction of the Canadair Regional Jet certified for commercial service in the United States. The engineering disciplines developed in the airline industry and Coast Guard engineer were instrumental to his successful build of the Fresh Coat system.
Tara’s vision has been charting Fresh Coat’s course as our President since 2014. She brings over 30 years of executive management and operations experience in franchising from household name brands, such as McDonald’s and Sports Clips, as well as younger, high-growth brands similar to Fresh Coat. Having also owned businesses herself, she understands the challenges and fears new business owners face and her desire to help them succeed as she has guides her leadership goals as President of Fresh Coat. With Tara at the helm, Fresh Coat expects to continue its growth in its quest to be the largest painting brand in the world.
With more than 25 years of Finance and Tax experience and senior management responsibilities with global brands such as Procter and Gamble and Rockwell International, Joe ensures our continued financial success as Fresh Coat’s CFO. His dedication and thoroughness serve as the secure foundation as Fresh Coat continues to grow into ever expanding markets.