FOUNDERS

Adam Bechtel

Founder & CEO

Adam (BS ’12, Industrial Management) oversees daily operations of the company’s three branches, and is behind the original vision for Crisp Painting. While in school, Adam realized the lean production principles he was learning about could be applied to the painting industry. Being a seasonal business, Adam’s vision was to spend the off-season developing equipment that could allow his team to operate more efficiently. In turn, this equipment would allow him to do a better job and charge a lower rate than the competition, helping the company grow faster. So far his strategy has paid off.

Brandon Bechtel

CFO

Brandon (BS ’07, Ag/Bio Engineering) handled operations of the West Lafayette branch for the first two years, and now oversees the company’s technological development and finance matters. Brandon has a strong background in engineering R&D and international business, having worked abroad on two separate occasions. Brandon authored two of the company’s three patents, and has played a major role in the design, development, testing, and production of all Crisp Painting equipment.

PROFILE

Crisp Painting has a research and development division that has applied for two non-provisional utility patents (and one additional provisional patent), developed an in-house job management software system to streamline managerial operations, and has functioning prototype equipment of a proprietary painting system that achieves a 50% increase in labor efficiency compared to current industry standards. The company’s first patent, the Crisp Painting Tarp Box, helped us achieve a 20% increase in labor efficiency during the first two years of operations, in addition to contributing to our company’s growth. The patent application is still pending, but claims have been allowed by the USPTO. The product was featured in the August 2015 issue of Paint and Decorating Retailer Magazine, and is ready for market. In the coming year, the company plans to finish development on their proprietary painting system, continue to expand their operations, and begin exploring franchising options.

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