The Story of RefreshA Revolution In Apartment Make Ready

The Refresh journey began back in 2016 with the founding of Refresh Refinishing in Northeast Ohio. The systems and processes developed during the infancy of the company introduced many welcomed improvements to the service industry for the multi-family space. The needs of our clients were being met with new efficiency and at higher quality standards than what had been previously expected. The company rapidly began to grow and prosper. By 2019 Refresh had become a leader in the Ohio refinishing industry.

Due to requests from existing clients in late 2019, Refresh decided to tackle more of these challenges. The multi-family space needed a full make ready solution. One company that they could call to turn a unit quickly and affordably without absorbing all the Property Managers and Maintenance Supervisors time in the process. The leadership at Refresh had the experience in the areas necessary along with the resources to offer this solution. The process of expanding the service offerings now also includes Painting, Janitorial, and Carpet Cleaning aiding both commercial and residential clientele.

By the end of 2021 Refresh successfully expanded its offerings and established the processes to save homeowners, renters, and property managers time and a whole lot of headaches with these services. The only logical step at this point was to share the solution with the world. This is where Refresh Franchising was born. Throughout 2020 and 2021, we documented the processes, built systems, and designed the first franchise prototype of its kind. A franchise business model that is created to serve the single home up to multi-unit buildings. An opportunity developed for franchise owners to move from being employees to business owners while creating the atmosphere and culture small businesses are known for. Our customers get the best of both worlds, the centralized support they need combined with the love and attention they deserve.

Mission Statement

The Refresh mission is to provide the best workmanship in the most efficient manner possible. In turn this rewards our clients with a valuable solution and our teams with a sense of purpose, pride and job security.

Adam Ferracane

CLEVELAND, March 17, 2022 (

Refresh, an Akron Company, Ranks No. 60 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Midwest Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest list had an average growth rate of 147% percent.

Inc. magazine revealed that Refresh is No. 60 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest list, with a two-year revenue growth of 169%. This award is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest region economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses.

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