Our History

  • together, realizing potentials

Since 1971, College Pro has developed more than 100,000 entrepreneurs and their house painting and window cleaning crews.  Each year, on average, College Pro entrepreneurs serve 50,000 customers in local communities across 28 U.S. states and 7 Canadian provinces.

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College Pro Painters has been one of North America’s best small business success stories, and, in the process, created a new industry: student painting. A college student named Greig Clark founded College Pro Painters in 1971, giving other college students a chance to pay for their schooling and to secure post-graduation careers. That makes College Pro the original student-run painting company.

College Pro Window Cleaning was originally founded in 1988 under the name Action Window Cleaners, and has been delivering exceptional window cleaning services to homeowners for over 20 years, achieving a 97% customer referral rate!

In 2010, Action Window Cleaners merged with College Pro Painters to become College Pro, the largest house painting and window cleaning company in North America.


In 2006, after more than 30 years in business with the College Pro red checkmark, we refreshed our logo to something that better speaks to our vision and values, and the essence of who we are.

At College Pro, our core purpose is “together, realizing potentials.”  We see our company as the coming together of potentials: the potential in our entrepreneurs and their crews; the potential of the home which houses our customers’ most cherished things – the people they love and the treasures and memories of their lives; and, finally, the potential that exists for learning and growth when we meet you. These three potentials are recognized in the new logo as three parts of one line, in three different shades of blue, because to us blue means the open sky, and our openness to possibilities is one of our chief values.