The Story of RefreshA Revolution In Apartment Make Ready

Refresh Companies journey begins 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 its clients were being met with new efficiency and at a higher quality standard then what had come to be expected. The company rapidly began to grow and prosper and by 2019 had become the leader in the Ohio refinishing industry.

Due to requests from existing clients in late 2019, Refresh decided to tackle more of these challenges for their clients. The multi-family space needed a full make ready solution! One company that they could call to turn a unit quickly and affordably but without stealing all of the Property Managers and Maintenance Supervisors time in the process. The leadership at Refresh had experience in all of the areas needed and the resources to offer this solution. So began the process of expanding the service offerings to include Painting, Janitorial and Carpet Cleaning.

By the end of 2021 Refresh successfully expanded its offerings and established the processes needed to save property managers time and a whole lot of headache with their apartment turns. The only logical step at this point was to share the solution with the world. This is where Refresh Companies was truly born! Throughout 2020 and 2021, Refresh documented its processes, built its systems and designed the first franchise model of its kind. A franchise business model built specifically for and around the multi-family make ready industry! An opportunity for franchise owners to move from being employees to business owners well holding on to that atmosphere and culture small businesses are known for. Property managers get the best of both worlds! The centralized support they need and the love and attention they deserve. A true game changer for the apartment industry!

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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