Surface Specialists - Tub Repair and Refinishing Experts

The History of Surface Specialists

Originally, the Surface SpecialistsĀ® franchise encompassed the repair/pattern matching of plastic laminate counter tops and spot repairs of damaged fiberglass and porcelain bath-ware surfaces. It quickly became apparent, though, that the potential for the expansion of these services was virtually unlimited. Therefore, as new materials and processes have been developed in the home restoration industry over the years, Surface SpecialistsĀ® Systems has tested, evaluated and refined these materials and processes to ensure our franchises are able to service all segments of this industry. We utilize only the highest quality materials and the most streamlined procedures available, which allow our franchises to be far superior to our competitors.

1981
  • Surface Specialists was founded by Wayne & Jan McClosky offering bathtub and kitchen repair and refinishing services
1982
  • First Franchise Opened
  • Began offering Whirlpool Conversions
1996
  • John & Irene Lucas became Franchisor
1998
  • First Website published
1999
  • Acrylic Tubliners services added to product offering
  • Glass Polishing services added
2002
  • Dan & Miranda Kaplan became Franchisor
  • Multi-Color Countertop Refinishing services added
  • Introduction of Starfire repair coating
2004
  • Franchise Only section added to website including on-line ordering
  • Insert for tub to shower conversions added
2005
  • Repair and Polishing of Real Granite and Marble services added
2006
  • Stainless Steel Scratch Removal services added
  • Improved Glass Polishing System
  • FBR: Ranked #35 in all Units Surveyed
2007
  • Plumbing/Mechanical Repairs added
2008
  • Door Sill overlay services added
  • FBR: Ranked #10 in Under 50 Units Class
2009
  • FBR: Ranked #9 in Under 50 Units Class
2010
  • Entrepreneur: Franchise 500 List Ranked #357
2011
  • FBR: Ranked #7 in Under 50 Units Class
2012
  • Tub Replacement services added
  • FBR: Ranked #10 in Under 50 Units
2013
  • Infinite Stone services added
  • FBR: Ranked #8 in Under 50 Units Class
  • FBR: Ranked #28 in Top 100 Franchises for Veterans
2014
  • Introduced Current Logo
  • FBR: Ranked #10 in Home Improvement
2015
  • FBR: Ranked #10 Home Improvement Services
2016
  • FBR: Ranked #7 Home Improvement Services
  • Military Times Best for Vets
  • Franchise Grade - Made the Grade
2017
  • FBR: Top 200 Franchises
  • FBR: Top 100 Franchise: Veterans & Franchising
  • FBR: Top Low-Cost Franchises
  • Remodeling Magazine: Top 550 Restoration &Remodeling  Companies
  • Franchise Rankings: Best Home-Based Franchises
2018
  • FBR: Top 200 Franchises
  • FBR: Franchisee Rockstar - Las Vegas Franchise
  • Military Times Best for Vets
  • FBR: Top Franchises for Veterans
  • FBR: Top Innovative Franchises
  • FBR: Top Locst Franchises
  • Remodeling Magazine: Top 550 Restoration &Remodeling  Companies
  • Entrepreneur's Start-Up: Top 100 Franchises
2019
  • FBR: Top 200 Franchises
  • FBR: Top Innovative Franchises
  • FBR: Top Franchises for Veterans
  • Entrepreneur's Start-Up: Top Low Cost Franchises
  • FBR: Top Low-Cost Franchises
2020
  • FBR: Top 200 Franchises
  • FBR: Top Home Based Franchises
  • FBR: Top Franchises for Veterans
  • FBR: Top Low-Cost Franchises
  • Entrepreneur: Franchise 500 List Ranked #472
  • Franchise Connect Top 100
  • Franserve Fran-tastic 500
  • Entrepreneur's Startup: Top Low Cost Franchises
2021
  • FBR: Top 200 Franchises
  • FBR: Best in Culture
  • Franserve Fran-tastic 500
  • Entreprenuer Start-Ups: Hotest things in Franchising List
  • FBR: Top Franchises for Veterans

Request Franchise Info

Fill out this form to request our free Surface Specialists Information Report


Next: Learn about