Headquarters Irvine, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Private
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance

Our internship gives students a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain management, leadership, and business skills that they can apply to any future job position in any industry while homeowners receive a gratifying house painting experience from ambitious and driven college students.

Mission: The mission of College Works Painting is to provide highly motivated individuals with a premier hands-on leadership development experience in a safe, competitive...More

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high-quality house painting, helping entrepreneurs to manage their own painting business ​​Become a Part of Something Great!​​

Finding a reliable resource for high-quality house painting can be a challenge. So can paying for college. College Works Painting offers a unique solution for both. Training and helping young entrepreneurs to manage their very own painting business, we give them the chance to earn their way through school, while offering homeowners a smart, professional, affordable way to beautify and invest in their home. With College Works Painting, everybody wins.

​​Company Overview​​

College Works Painting gives undergraduate students an extraordinary opportunity to build a competitive resume and gain marketable skills by teaching them how to manage their very own painting business.

We help them develop and demonstrate a strong skillset encompassing business ethics, communication, organizational management and sales, along with a firm understanding of the mechanics of leadership applicable to any profession.

We pride ourselves on delivering quality workmanship at a fair price, on immaculate jobsites and earning the unqualified trust of our customers. We use nothing but top-of-the-line materials. And our team members are always energetic, polite and highly industrious.

Not surprisingly, our customer satisfaction ratings are some of the highest in the industry.

​​Fast Facts​​

  • College works paints more than 10,000 homes annually and hires 2000+ college students every yearFounded in 1993
  • Operate in 19 states
  • Paint more than 10,000 homes annually
  • Hire 2000+ college students every year
  • Unmatched 97% customer satisfaction rating
  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Two- to five-year quality guarantee

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Jeff Gunhus, Spencer Pepe, Jason Reid, Matthew Stewart


Great Opportunity, But Know What You're Getting Into

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Pros: Working with College Works will do more to prepare you for the professional business environment than most internships, without a doubt. Anyone who wants to be successful early in their career should look into an internship that requires the kind of… Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Feb 2011 Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interview Details – 3 step interview process. Interview over the phone, Interview in person, then and interview with the president at some coffee shop. You are hired but not really given the details of the job, which is door to door sales.Full Interview

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College Works Painting Awards & Accolades

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Company of the Year - Construction, Industrial, Manufacturing or Materials, Stevie® Awards, 2012
Company of the Year - Materials & Construction, Stevie® Awards, 2013
Company of the Year - Materials & Construction, Stevie® Awards, 2014
National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™, 2012
Small Business Influencer (Champion), Small Business Influencer, 2013
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