As founder and president of Spray-Net, Carmelo’s role is to not just come up with all the good ideas, but to create a climate conducive to innovation and the success of his partners.
He started Spray-Net after running his own student painting franchise and experiencing first-hand the limitations of commercial latex paint and the traditional brush and roller application. He saw there was a void to be filled in the exterior painting industry and he jumped at the opportunity. His goal was to save homeowners the cost of replacing their siding, doors and windows by giving them a like-new factory finish with paint.
Spray-Net’s exterior painting solution is ultimately a combination of his prior exterior painting experience; and his education and training in relevant industry areas such as industrial coatings, paint formulation and exterior spray application.
His innovation and consistent hard work paid off when he was named the 2015 Air Miles for Business Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He was also nominated for the 2014 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Carmelo’s entrepreneurial journey and the Spray-Net solution have also been featured on CityTV’s Breakfast Television, The Globe & Mail and The Montreal Gazette.
While he over-sees company-wide management, Carmelo is also an active coach and mentor to our new franchise partners.