Meet The Team

Richard’s Painting Franchise is led by an executive team that knows how to grow a successful painting business

Richard Gould, Owner

Richard Gould believes that painting is the best job in the world. As a longtime painting veteran with over 30 years of experience in the industry, Richard started his career in New Jersey where he eventually bought an existing painting business. In 1999, Richard relocated to Salisbury, North Carolina, where he started Richard’s Painting from scratch. After more than two decades in business, Richard’s Painting continues to grow. In 2021, Richard made the decision to franchise his concept to help entrepreneurs own painting businesses that succeed by doing everything the right way. With multiple locations in North Carolina and New Jersey, Richard’s Painting is growing fast.

Brett Larrabee, VP of Franchise Development

A seasoned veteran in the franchise world. Brett started his career 35 years ago as a multi-unit franchisee. His passion for the franchise business drove him to learn every aspect of operations, marketing, and sales. Transitioning to represent franchisors in the area of development has led Brett down a path of learning and growth that has served as the foundation of his current success. Brett has been responsible for more than 1000 franchise sales. These numerous relationships and developments have enriched his ability to ensure prosperity to his clients and partners for years to come. Brett has been a national speaker, an advocate to the International Franchise Association, Sales leader and trainer, Consultant, Franchise Development Expert, International Franchise leader and a sincere friend and business partner to many.

Tom Murphy, Franchise Recruiter

When you decide to learn more about Richard’s Painting franchise opportunity, Tom will be there to guide you through the process, answering your questions, and helping to discover if we’re a good fit for each other. As a franchise consultant, Tom is passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership. Tom lives in Nashville and spends the majority of his free time coaching hockey.

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