Originally published on The Atlanta Voice
Former Atlanta librarian becomes PatchMaster franchise owner
| December 21, 2020
Former Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System librarian Derek Wilson announced that he’s the owner of the first PatchMaster franchise, a specialty drywall business, in the Atlanta region.
“I look forward to bringing a quality service to homeowners and property managers in my area,” Wilson said. “PatchMaster provides me a fantastic opportunity to build a business and create a lasting legacy for my family within our community.”
PatchMaster is a home services franchise brand offering customers a fast and professional solution for drywall repairs. The company provides high-quality drywall services for small holes, dings, and dents, typically finishing jobs in one visit.
PatchMaster specializes in fixing holes caused by renters, plumbing leaks and DIY projects that just can’t seem to get finished. In most cases, PatchMaster can complete the job in one visit.
Currently, PatchMaster has more than 43 franchises signed in 77 territories with 26 franchises opened and operating. The franchise has opportunities for growth across Canada and the United States.
PatchMaster’s business model offers customers a fast, professional solution for drywall repairs. Most busy handymen, large drywall companies or contractors don’t want to perform small drywall repairs. Service professionals like plumbers and electricians often don’t have the resources to fix holes they leave behind.
“Derek is an ideal owner to help us expand PatchMaster,” said Paul Ferrara, CEO of PatchMaster. “We love welcoming franchise owners who are determined and hard workers — he is through and through a person dedicated to helping others and going the extra mile for his community. He has proven himself to be an enthusiastic business owner and leader who is committed to growing his business. We’re thrilled to provide him the support to grow in Atlanta.”
A Clark Atlanta University graduate, Wilson worked in community outreach as a library director, developing programs for families and individuals in need of all ages, and developed partnerships with community stakeholders.
He worked in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System for over 20 years, which included serving as the branch manager for th the Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton and East Point Branch Library.
Wilson’s PatchMaster franchise will service most of Atlanta, the cities south of Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Fulton County, and segments of Cobb and Douglas counties.
His PatchMaster franchise will The franchise location opened its doors this December.