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Who We Are

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The Company

Scholars Edge

We've been training students and producing quality jobs since 2006, and have more than 35 years combined experience in the industry. Our students take matters into their own hands by successfully running their own business during the summer months. This has developed into a professional student network, which has provided hundreds of opportunities for student operators and painters each year. Our commitment is focused on delivering a premium experience for students in our competition as they deliver the very best service in the painting industry. We achieve this through training, excellent products and consistent communication, ensuring customers an excellent service and relationship experience.

The Company

Scholars Edge

We've been training students and producing quality jobs since 2006, and have more than 35 years combined experience in the industry. Our students take matters into their own hands by successfully running their own business during the summer months. This has developed into a professional student network, which has provided hundreds of opportunities for student operators and painters each year. Our commitment is focused on delivering a premium experience for students in our competition as they deliver the very best service in the painting industry. We achieve this through training, excellent products and consistent communication, ensuring customers an excellent service and relationship experience.

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An Experience of a Lifetime

The Culture

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We Stand By Our Scholars

We know the painting business very well and we take pride in every job that we do. We believe in the quality of work that we provide to our clients - so much so that we confidently offer a Three Year Written Warranty on all workmanship.

We Stand By Our Scholars

We know the painting business very well and we take pride in every job that we do. We believe in the quality of work that we provide to our clients - so much so that we confidently offer a Three Year Written Warranty on all workmanship.

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Awarded A+ by Better Business Bureau

We believe in accountability and working hard to build a reputation that we are proud of. We are proud to have earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We have been able to earn and maintain this through our "Follow Through" company initiative and "We Are All Accountable" attitude.

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Full Workers’ Comp Coverage

Full Workers’ Compensation Coverage is provided to cover all painters on all job sites in every province that we serve. Additionally we operate with $5,000,000 in Liability Insurance coverage per occurrence.

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Environmentally Conscious

We are a team of people very concerned about the impact of our actions on the earth. We have strict guidelines in place about our practices and try to only use paints with low or no volatile organic compounds. We also recycle our paper and plastics whenever possible.

The Visionary

Jamie Wilson

Jamie Wilson, who founded Scholars Edge in 2006, has always had a thing for running his own business, and taking on responsibility.

Like many budding entrepreneurs in small towns throughout Canada, his experience began with a newspaper route. Before long he was experimenting with ways to increase readership on his route.

Everything he did in his early years was about wanting to make things happen and take on more and more responsibility. Whether it was playing hockey, training or going to school, Jamie always had the fire to challenge himself and the desire to excel.

During his late teens he took on the challenge of running a small painting business in his hometown of Lantzville, BC. That’s where he truly discovered his passion for running a business. Though he was barely twenty, he was immediately marketing, hiring, selling, managing customers and having to control costs. He enjoyed the experience so much he decided to create Scholars Edge, to provide the same responsibility and challenge to students across the country.

Jamie has shaped and branded Scholars Edge into the "The Business Ownership Experience", a competition designed to challenge students in a way they never have been before. Along the way, it will provide the students with an online platform to showcase their talents to the world for their future careers.

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The Visionary

Jamie Wilson

Jamie Wilson, who founded Scholars Edge in 2006, has always had a thing for running his own business, and taking on responsibility.

Like many budding entrepreneurs in small towns throughout Canada, his experience began with a newspaper route. Before long he was experimenting with ways to increase readership on his route.

Everything he did in his early years was about wanting to make things happen and take on more and more responsibility. Whether it was playing hockey, training or going to school, Jamie always had the fire to challenge himself and the desire to excel.

During his late teens he took on the challenge of running a small painting business in his hometown of Lantzville, BC. That’s where he truly discovered his passion for running a business. Though he was barely twenty, he was immediately marketing, hiring, selling, managing customers and having to control costs. He enjoyed the experience so much he decided to create Scholars Edge, to provide the same responsibility and challenge to students across the country.

Jamie has shaped and branded Scholars Edge into the "The Business Ownership Experience", a competition designed to challenge students in a way they never have been before. Along the way, it will provide the students with an online platform to showcase their talents to the world for their future careers.

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The Gift of Hope

Every Job Booked Helps Fund Cancer Research

Candian Cancer Society

With every paint job Scholars Edge Painting has committed to donating $10 to help fund cancer research. In addition to this most of our students participate in a company triathlon during the middle of the summer and raise money through pledge donations. Scholars Edge matches every dollar raised to a maximum of $5000.

In addition to these donations we also donate our services to paint a home at the beginning of the summer directly to help cancer research. Instead of the customer paying Scholars Edge, the customer writes the cheque directly to the Canadian Cancer Society. All paint for this project is donated by our good friends at DULUX paint.

Our participation in such a great event and commitment to such a great cause we feel helps foster corporate responsibility within our student leaders.

The Gift of Hope

Every Job Booked Helps Fund Cancer Research

Candian Cancer Society

With every paint job Scholars Edge Painting has committed to donating $10 to help fund cancer research. In addition to this most of our students participate in a company triathlon during the middle of the summer and raise money through pledge donations. Scholars Edge matches every dollar raised to a maximum of $5000.

In addition to these donations we also donate our services to paint a home at the beginning of the summer directly to help cancer research. Instead of the customer paying Scholars Edge, the customer writes the cheque directly to the Canadian Cancer Society. All paint for this project is donated by our good friends at DULUX paint.

Our participation in such a great event and commitment to such a great cause we feel helps foster corporate responsibility within our student leaders.

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