Biography Rich Wilson

Rich Wilson

President & CEO
Paul Davis Restoration Inc.

Rich Wilson began his career in franchising in 1986 with College Pro Painters. He was attending Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and needed a substantial amount of income to pay for tuition. Owning a painting business that operated in the summer seemed the best way to afford Rich the opportunity to stay in school. Fortunately, the business was successful and the tuition was paid.

Upon graduation in 1988, Mr. Wilson accepted a position with the franchisor and eventually worked his way up to Vice President in 1993. He expanded his division into New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, doubling its sales over eight years.

In 1997, Mr. Wilson was recruited by AAMCO Transmissions in Philadelphia. He served in several senior positions in Franchise Sales, Operations and the Parts Department. It was during this time that Rich learned many of the skills necessary to run a full time franchise organization.

In 2003, Mr. Wilson accepted a position with CertaPro Painters as Executive Vice President, where he focused on improving franchisee productivity and profitability. He took over day to day operations in 2008 and named Chief Operating Officer. In 2010 he was appointed President and CEO over seeing $313M in System Wide Sales in his final year at CertaPro, 2014.

In March of 2015 Rich was named President and CEO of Paul Davis Restoration which produces $750M in System Wide Sales.

Mr. Wilson and his family reside in the Philadelphia area.