Washington, DC-based Startup Continues to Gain Momentum in Professional Painting Industry
EasyPaint, an on-demand platform that connects users with professional painting services, has recently expanded into the San Francisco market. After participating in this year’s coveted TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield Challenge in San Francisco, news spread fast about the DC-based startup, which has gained momentum and high-profile projects since launching in Washington, DC just one year ago. EasyPaint was also recently named a finalist in DC Inno’s 50 on Fire in the technology category, recognizing visionary companies across DC’s top industries.
At TechCrunch, EasyPaint presented its plans to change the perception of the painting industry, and the plan is working, with substantial business growth this year and expansion plans in motion. DC-region projects include commercial spaces such as Waterworks’ Georgetown Showroom and The Willard Hotel, as well as private residences of the area’s most in-demand interior designers including Barbara Hawthorn, Michael Hampton and Tracy Morris. In the spring of 2015, EasyPaint donated its services to the DC Design House, painting 11 rooms in the 24-room show house, contributing to the success of the 8th annual event that raised a record $330,000 for Children’s National.
Our business is all about genuine relationships and results—you can’t fake it,” says EasyPaint CEO Marty Cornish. “The success we’ve seen in DC is a testament to how well we understand the industry, product and demand and we’re excited about what’s to come in other major city markets.”
EasyPaint’s contract bookings continue to grow at an impressive rate due to client referrals, increased media coverage and the most enviable type of marketing—genuine word-of-mouth. Over the next few months, EasyPaint will continue to add to their team to keep up with demand, as they are becoming the go-to paint pros for notable interior designers, real estate agents and contracting companies, among other clients.
Cornish—formerly of Sherwin-Williams—formed the company in 2014 alongside former CEO of Benjamin Moore, Denis Abrams, now EasyPaint’s President and COO. Recently, the company added advisors Scott Abbott, former CEO of Five Star Painting, and Aaron Lee, former CTO of The Home Depot. Drawing on unmatched industry experience, Abrams and Cornish established the company’s number one goal: to provide the world’s most trusted and convenient painting experience available.
With our incredibly experienced team and the response we’ve had throughout year one, we’re poised and ready for large-scale expansion,” Cornish adds.
More About EasyPaint
EasyPaint is an online platform offering an end-to-end paint contracting service for general contractors, interior designers, realtors, business owners and homeowners. Founded in 2014 by Marty Cornish, formerly with Sherwin-Williams, and Denis Abrams, the former CEO of Benjamin Moore, the company’s mission is to help people love their homes and places of work through the world’s most trusted and convenient painting experience available. EasyPaint offers accountability, security and comfort in an industry that has been sorely lacking all three. In 2015, EasyPaint was invited to participate in the coveted TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield Challenge in San Francisco and was recently named a finalist in DC Inno’s 50 on Fire which recognizes visionary companies across DC’s top industries. Take the pain out of painting at EasyPaint.com.