Established in 1994, ProTect Painters was one of the largest residential painting contractors in the United States. Projects Plus Marketing had the privilege of partnering with more than 50 ProTect Painters owners with local SEO and consultation.
“I’m often contacted by prospective owners for “validation” calls about being a business owner.
They have a range of questions most often centered on two topics: crews and marketing.
Well, Michelle can’t help with crews (I wish she could) but what she can help with is marketing.
She was my first source for all things internet when I opened my franchise.
She was so very patient and offered extensive explanations of what she was doing for me.
Being a consumer on one side of Google is totally different than being a business owner on the other side of it.
She helped me understand PPC, SEO, local listings and organic searches.
I didn’t necessarily want to know this much about the internet but it’s such an important part of my business and my yearly marketing spend that it was essential that I get a handle on it.
Michelle is very thorough, knowledgeable, up on the latest Google updates and invested in all of her clients’ success.
I cannot recommend her enough if you want to start out of the gate with a rock solid internet presence.”
Pam Estabrooke, ProTect Painters in Gwinnett County, GA
“My name is Jamie Cox with Protect Painters. I have been in the painting industry for 20 + years.
In this time, I have worked with numerous advertising/marketing companies attempting to put my company in front of potential customers.
Early on my marketing strategy was very simple – send direct mail, knock on doors, or put up lawn signs – and the leads were there. These days the customer base is much more complex.
This is where Michelle Darling of Projects Plus, LLC comes in. I was introduced to Michelle a year or so ago as a potential accent to my Reach Local online marketing campaign.
I was never fully satisfied with Reach Local. It was a necessary approach initially getting me a degree of immediate internet exposure, but at considerable cost per lead.
Projects Plus, LLC has since replaced my need for Reach Local’s services.
I was very direct with Michelle in our early conversations stating that I am NOT tech savvy nor do I desire to be so!
I have a very busy schedule, and I needed someone that I trusted and felt comfortable with to handle my online presence without breaking the bank.
Michelle filled the order! Her low key friendly approach saddled with her mind-bending knowledge of how things work online has kept my company at the top of internet search results in my production areas.
I could not be more content with my decision to work with Projects Plus, LLC. However, I do have one regret………not finding her sooner!!”
Jamie Cox, ProTect Painters of Canton, MA
“As a new franchisee, we are indebted to Michelle for her guidance regarding the nuances of setting up an online presence for rankings.
Michelle’s expertise in search engine optimization has quickly paid off with ever increasing organic leads in our designated marketing area.
In addition, Michelle always goes above and beyond by providing her insight on how to best combine online and traditional marketing to ensure the success of her clients.”
Mark Maher, ProTect Painters in Eagan, MN
“I have worked with Michelle for the past several months on a variety of projects and highly recommend her services.
As a small business owner, Michelle has become an extension of my team – a trusted advisor to me and strong advocate for my marketing goals.
Michelle offers a broad range of services and her customized approach is thoughtful, detailed, and relevant.
Unlike a big “plug and play” approach she can customize a plan that fits your needs and budget.
If you’re considering any of the services that they offer I unequivocally recommend Michelle and Projects Plus.”
Dan Schaeffer, ProTect Painters in Austin, TX
“I was introduced to Michelle Darling of Projects Plus Marketing by another ProTect Painters franchisee while inquiring how to generate additional leads through SEO.
I hired Michelle after our very first phone conversation and she has been a pleasure to work with ever since.
Michelle is the proverbial consummate professional – hard working, diligent, extremely responsive to phone calls and emails, supportive, loyal and trustworthy.
I know the word trustworthy gets thrown around a lot, but I mention it because in the internet business it’s hard to know if you’re getting what you pay for. However, with Michelle, you’ll get everything she promises and a whole lot more and at a reasonable cost.
If you need some hand-holding through the whole process of SEO as I did and want your organic listings ranking at or near the top of the first page in internet searches, look no further than Michelle and her company.”
John Guarino, Protect Painters in Newton, MA
“Michelle Darling has been doing my SEO for years now. Prior to her coming on board my local listings (Google, Yahoo, Yelp, Bing etc.) was a mess. I wasn’t coming up on searches for painters in Minneapolis and overall was a little discouraged about Internet Marketing.
I met Michelle through a friend who has a business in Minneapolis and he spoke highly of her skill. I can only report now how right he was!
Immediately she got my listings fixed and maximized. She was able to make some tweaks for my home page and within a few months, the phone started ringing with “organic” internet leads.
It takes a while for all the changes to have a positive effect, but it has only gotten busier. It also requires constant attention because the internet landscape changes constantly.
I would highly recommend Michelle and her team to take this project off your plate. None of us have enough time or expertise to get this right!”
Ed Crandall, Protect Painters in Minneapolis, MN