It’s officially home show season at Spray-Net!

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The painting season is quickly approaching and that means home show season is officially here! Home shows are a great way to discover local services and businesses and most importantly, get your home renovation questions answered by industry experts! Whether you want to revamp your powdered and faded siding or give your white doors and windows a makeover to boost curb appeal, our teams are ready to help you plan a cost-effective reno! Below you’ll find a list of all of our local home show appearances across Canada. So, find your province and city and come meet your local Spray-Net team to find out what our permanent paint solution is all about!

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QUEBEC:

Montreal:
Montreal Home Expo
Dates: February 11-14, 2016
Location: Olympic Stadium (4141 Avenue Pierre-de Coubertin, Montreal, QC H1V 3N7)

The National Home Show Montreal
Dates: March 4-13, 2016
Location: Place Bonaventure (800 De La Gauchetière St. West Suite 240, Montreal, QC H5A 1K6)

Terrebonne:
Salon Réno Habitation des 3L

Dates: March 3-6, 2016
Location: Centre Expo Terrebonne (2475 Boulevard des Entreprises, Terrebonne, QC J6X 4J8)

Repentigny:
Expo Habitat Lanaudière
Dates: March 18-20, 2016
Location: Aréna de Repentigny (80 Boulevard Brien, Repentigny, QC J6A 5K7).

Laval:
Salon de l’Aménagement Extérieur
Dates: March 31- April 3, 2016
Location: Place Forzani (4855 Louis-B.-Mayer, Laval, QC H7P 6C8).

ONTARIO:

Toronto:
The GTA Home & Reno Show
Dates: February 12-15, 2016
Location: The International Centre (Hall 1 Entrance, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8)

National Home Show
Dates: March 11-20, 2016
Location: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3)

Ottawa:
Ottawa Home & Garden Show
Dates: March 25-28, 2016
Location: EY Centre (4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 1S2)

Hamilton:
Greater Hamilton Home & Garden Show
Dates: March 4-6, 2016
Location: Players Paradise Sports Complex (565 Seaman St, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5Z5)

Whitby:
Durham Home Show
Dates: April 22-24, 2016
Location: Whitby McKinney Centre (222 McKinney Drive, Whitby, ON L1R 3M3)

NOVA SCOTIA:

Goodwood:
Spring Ideal Home Show 
Dates: April 1-3, 2016
Location: Halifax Exhibition Centre (200 Prospect Road, Goodwood, NS B3T 1P2)

ALBERTA:

Edmonton:
Edmonton Home & Garden Show
Dates: March 17-20, 2016
Location: Northlands, Edmonton Expo Centre (7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 4X5)

Calgary:
Calgary Home & Garden Show
Dates: February 25-28, 2016
Location: BMO Centre, Stampede Park (20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1)

BRITISH COLUMBIA:

Vancouver:
BC Home & Garden Show
Dates: February 17-21, 2016
Location: BC Place Stadium (777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8)

Vernon:
Vernon Spring Home Show
Dates: April 23-24, 2016
Location: Vernon Curling Club (3400 39th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2Y5)

Campbell River:
Campbell River Spring 2016 Home and Wellness Show
Dates: April 29 – May 1, 2016
Location: Strathcona Gardens Arena (225 S. Dogwood St, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C8)

 

Spray-Net, the innovative exterior painting company, enters the Dragons’ Den

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Last May, Spray-Net founder, Carmelo Marsala, made the trip to Toronto to introduce our exterior painting company and unique permanent paint solution to the panel of sharp shooting entrepreneurs and savvy venture capitalists on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. By now, you can say that Carmelo’s somewhat used to being in front of the cameras. He’s won the 2015 Air Miles for Business Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and he’s been featured as a business success story on CityTV’s Breakfast Television. Entering the Dragons’ Den, however, where both he and his exterior painting company would be grilled by the fire of the Dragons, was a whole other story.

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Here’s what Carmelo had to say when we asked him about his Dragons’ Den experience:

Q: You look pretty comfortable when it comes to being interviewed in front of the cameras. Leading up to your pitch, would you say you were calm, cool and collected; or a bag of nerves?

A: Haha of course I was a bit nervous because there are a lot of people who watch the show and as a fan myself, I’ve seen entrepreneurs get grilled and it’s 5 against 1. I’m not one to rehearse because I’m best in spontaneous situations. The most important thing anyone can do is be confident in the knowledge of their business… and I definitely know our business inside and out.

Q: How did you prepare for your pitch? Do you have any quirky pre-interview rituals?

A: My usual pacing. Everyone makes fun of me when I talk on the phone because I pace in circles. I should probably get a step meter to count how many steps I take when I’m on the phone. I guess the fact that I have to buy new shoes on an almost monthly basis says it all!

Its true! Carmelo right before his pitch:

 

Q: Was there a Dragon in particular that you wanted to work with? If so, why?

A: Jim Treliving. Spray-Net is a franchise model so it was clear in my mind that the king of franchising would naturally be the best fit for us.

Q: Tell us! Were the Dragons as cutthroat as everyone makes them out to be? Would you say you were intimidated in any way?

A: I personally don’t think they’re cutthroat. They have the right to challenge entrepreneurs if they’re going to invest in them. I would be offended too if I was sitting in their seat and someone came in unprepared by either overvaluing their business or being unable to answer important questions about their business. No one is going to just give you money because they like you and I understand that. For that reason, I was less intimidated.

Q: You had the opportunity to meet and speak to a handful of Canada’s most renowned and accomplished entrepreneurs. What did you take away from the experience?

A: When I first started in business, I felt, like a lot of entrepreneurs, that the struggles were unique to me. I now know what it means to work hard to hit your goals. I think this really allowed me to appreciate the Dragons’ accomplishments because, although everyone thinks having your own business is super glamorous, it’s A LOT of hard work. It was extremely inspiring to meet some of the best entrepreneurs in the nation and it was also reassuring that the dialogue wasn’t one-sided and that we were able to talk business on the same level!

Q: If you could chat over drinks with one Dragon, who would it be and why?

A: I really liked the new Dragon, Manjit Minhas! She was raw, transparent and sharp. Plus, who better to share drinks with than her? She manufactures beer and liquor for companies across North America!

Q: What advice would you give to a fellow entrepreneur preparing to enter the Dragons’ Den?

Q: Know your business inside and out, don’t overvalue your business and don’t be scripted and rehearsed because it’ll show. Just go in, have fun and the rest will just happen!

Watch Carmelo and Spray-Net on CBC’s Dragons’ Den on February 3rd, 2016 at 8:00pm EST. In the meantime, check out our media appearances in the Spray-Net Newsroom and follow Carmelo on LinkedIn!

 

The first annual Spray-Net Christmas drive

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We’re kicking off the holidays by giving back to our community! Join our team in helping families in need this holiday season by supporting the first annual Spray-Net Christmas Drive. Along with our staff’s contributions, we’ll be collecting public donations of non-perishable food and toys at our head office in Boucherville, QC. Stop by our office and drop off the cans at the back of your pantry and the toys your kids no longer play with. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity that YOU get to choose! Visit us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know about a charity that’s close to your heart.

Items you can donate:

  • Canned soup
  • Canned fish and meats (in water)
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Canned sauces
  • Canned or boxed broth
  • Canned beans and legumes
  • Dry foods like cereal, rice, pasta, beans, lentils, etc.
  • Olive oil, canola oil and vinegar
  • Dried fruit (no sugar added)
  • Nuts and seeds (unsalted)
  • Condiments
  • Spreads like peanut butter, almond butter, honey, jam, etc.
  • Baby food and formula
  • Boxed fruit juices
  • Tea and instant coffee
  • Cookies and candy
  • Toys (if used, in good condition)

Address and office hours:
1468 Graham-Bell, suite 100
Boucherville, Québec.
J4B 6H5

Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
For more information, contact us. Let’s make everyone’s holiday a happy one!