Resurfacing franchise opens to serve Carson area

William Reyes, left, and Kevin Oddieo established a Get A Grip franchise serving the Carson City area.

William Reyes, left, and Kevin Oddieo established a Get A Grip franchise serving the Carson City area.

William Reyes and business partner Kevin Oddieo have joined the nationwide network of Get A Grip Franchising, expanding the resurfacing leader’s reach to the Carson City, Reno and Sparks areas.

Get A Grip Resurfacing repairs and resurfaces cracked fiberglass bathtubs, scratched or stained porcelain tile and even Formica, laminate or cultured marble kitchen counter tops and cabinets. All at a fraction of the cost of replacing them, the company said.

Reyes and Oddieo spent time in Albuquerque, N.M., where Get A Grip is headquartered, to learn more about Get A Grip’s exclusive products and techniques. Unlike some training programs, Get A Grip puts its franchisees directly into the field, training them on actual customer jobs. This is where franchisees learn to resurface practically every surface in the home: counter tops, showers, tubs, tile, and cabinets.

“I learned about Get A Grip’s exceptional products and turn-key business model when another contractor left a client of mine high and dry on a job. I started researching resurfacing options and immediately saw the transformation that occurs with Get A Grip products on dated counter tops, kitchens and bathrooms. I then contacted the Las Vegas franchise and quickly realized this was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss,” says William Reyes, who also owns Battle Born Painting in Reno. He and Oddieo have been friends for more than two decades.

Oddieo’s background includes estimation/sales in flooring and coatings.

“I’ve always wanted to own my own business, and have seen Will’s success over the years. When he approached me about Get A Grip, and I saw the excellent support from the headquarters and the huge potential to grow in our area, I was all in,” Oddieo said.

Get A Grip’s dedication to researching, creating and implementing new and increasingly efficient techniques and products sets the company apart from others in the remodeling industry. The company even holds a unique patent and several registered trademarks. Unbeatable warranties help Get A Grip back up its claim it has the best products and the best processes in the industry. Get A Grip’s proprietary, breakthrough, and patented products, which are designed for laminate, porcelain, fiberglass, and tile surfaces, cure in just 24 hours.

Get A Grip has 30 locations across 17 other states. It debuted on the Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list of franchise companies in the United States and Canada in 2007.

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