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Rich Whitaker of Fresh Coat Clarksville Wins Guildmaster Award

Rich and Cheryl Whitaker of Clarksville Recognized Among the Top Customer Service Leaders in the Residential Construction Industry

Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville, TN has received a 2018 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality for demonstrating exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry.

Since 2005, GuildQuality, an Atlanta-based third-party customer satisfaction software surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award to recognize and celebrate home building, remodeling, and contracting professionals demonstrating the highest level of customer service within the U.S. and Canada.

Fresh Coat offers residential and commercial painting services including interior or exterior painting, wood staining, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. They have a 24/7 receptionist, online scheduling, free detailed quotes and they only use high-quality materials. Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville serves Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Fort Campbell, Woodlawn, Pleasant View and the surrounding area.

“The recognition means a lot because we want our customers to have a great experience. Hearing from so many customers who recognize the quality work that our painters strive to accomplish on every project is very gratifying. I also feel like this is a big win for our painters who read every customer review and work at continual improvement. The GuildMaster award is a tangible recognition that their hard work is paying off,” Rich said.

In determining which businesses received the 2018 Guildmaster Award, GuildQuality reviewed thousands of survey responses submitted by customers of Guildmaster candidates and considered two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers stating they would recommend the business to a friend and the percentage of customers who responded.

“We try to set ourselves apart through constant improvement in both customer service and in the consistent application of the best coatings in the industry. Our painters are all on a regular payroll, have been back ground checked, and are experienced in delivering consistency and dependability. We never leave a job until it’s complete and our customer is satisfied,” Rich said.

As part of Fresh Coat’s commitment to service, they offer a 3-3-3 customer service pledge, so calls will be answered by a live person within three rings, a quote will be delivered within three days (customer schedule permitting) and the job will be started within three weeks, depending on the customer’s schedule and the weather. All Fresh Coat employees are specially trained, dependable and background checked and Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville is bonded and insured.

Prior to opening Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville, Rich served 25 years in the US Army. Rich and Cheryl live in Clarksville with their three children – Truman, Andrew and Catherine. For more information about Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville, call 931-266-0385, email RWhitaker(at)FreshCoatPainters(dot)com or visit