, Derry, New Hampshire

July 4, 2013

Derry welcomes new painting business

Derry News

---- — DERRY — The town recently welcomed the state’s first Five Star Painting franchise.

Local owner Georges Harb has opened the business and offers a big list of summer house-painting needs. Harb has more than 30 years in the construction and management business.

“I have spent the bulk of my career providing construction services for a variety of clients,” Harb said. “My service contract background combined with years of management experiences have prepared me for this new endeavor. I am excited to serve the residents of my community with Five Star Painting.”

The company’s mission is to change the perception of the painting contractor by providing professional and dependable painting crews, Harb said.

Harb is no stranger to private companies and construction.

“I had the opportunity to work with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan as part of a private company providing construction services there,” he said. “I’ve always found satisfaction in offering services to others, but never had the opportunity to operate as my own entity and provide home improvement services to my own community.”

Harb has a highly trained crew of painting professionals who, along with Five Star Painting CEO Scott Abbott, are excited about opening the franchise in Derry.

“Georges is joining a family of franchises who have all left some part of their lives in order to start a new chapter in small business management and home improvement services,” Abbott said.

Five Start Painting is Derry’s first location and specializes in interior/exterior painting, along with deck and fence refinishing and staining.

Five Star is part of an international franchise system with more than 100 locations in four countries. For information, visit