#1. "RE: what's the deal with collegepro?" In response to Reply # 0
LAST EDITED ON 03-20-02 AT 09:41 AM (CST)
>saw some of these signs in NC thought it was local. Whats the scoop on this company? Guess I'll nab their signs as well.
They are a legitimate company that's been around for a least twenty years, I think. They do what they say: Hire college kids on summer break to paint houses.
NONE of that gives them (or any other company) a right to use spam signs to advertise.
However, it might mean that they'de be responsive to a POLITE (the first time) phone call pointing out the illegality of their signs. Legitimate companies do usually respond better than MLMs. You may want to make this call to the company headquarters, rather than the local franchisee.
If they start spamming here, their signs come down just like all the others. Let's nip this one in the bud.
#2. "RE: what's the deal with collegepro?" In response to Reply # 0
LAST EDITED ON 03-20-02 AT 06:25 PM (CST)
"College Pro Painters" appears to be a legit operation but with multiple franchises. The worst I can find on them is that their painters have little/no experience and so might do a crappy job; and certain of their franchises may or may not have good standards.
I have seen spam signs locally for "Student Painters", "Tuition Painters" , and "Certa Pro Painters". This type of business sure seems to enjoy spamming, so I wouldn't trust them too much.
#4. "RE: what's the deal with collegepro?" In response to Reply # 0
LAST EDITED ON 03-27-02 AT 11:28 AM (CST)
Last Year 081401 I spoke with Liz Freedlender and advised her of the Illegal signs.(510) 872-6362 She was the Sacramento area's rep at that time. We are seeing the StudentWorks signs now. (Same Company) TOTL INCORPORATED dba: STUDENT WORKS PAINTING in Santa Anna Their workers comp ins shows exp.
#5. "RE: what's the deal with collegepro?" In response to Reply # 4
I went to the Dallas Home and Garden Show today ath the Dallas Convention Center. Well............I found a booth that advertised "Collegeworks Painting". They had two signs there that are just like the ones that are pulled from poles all the time. I politely informed the two young folks that they have to be careful where they place their signs or cities and other people will remove them. The response was that they wouldn't ever do that. Our sign removal work continues and never give up.