Timeline

Get A Grip leads the resurfacing industry with proven products and cutting-edge techniques, which makes it one of the most sought-after companies today. Whether the job calls for repairing and resurfacing a fiberglass bathtub, bringing new life to stained or scarred kitchen countertops, or turning tired, worn cabinets beautiful, Get A Grip continues to revolutionize the industry. We serve homeowners, property managers, apartments, hotels, motels, resorts, and government institutions. Our focus on ingenuity and safety is evident in the quality delivered to our clients.

2017
arrow Added Instagram to the Social Media mix
arrow Get A Grip makes franchiseranking.com’s Best Home Maintenance and Service Franchises list
arrow Get A Grip makes Entrepreneur Start-Up Magazine’s list of the Top 277 Low-Cost Franchise Opportunities
2016
arrowAlbuquerque Journal, New Mexico Top Private 100 Business
arrow Get A Grip debuts on Entrepreneur Start-Up Magazine’s list of Top Budget Friendly Franchise Opportunities
arrow Qualified Remodeler ranks Get A Grip in the top 500 CPA-audited remodeling firms again
arrow Get A Grip debuts on American Registry’s America’s Most Honored Businesses list
2015
arrow Get A Grip Introduces Get A Metallic® Solids™ color series
arrow Get A Grip introduces Get A Metallic® Gun Metal™ color series
arrow Second National Sales Meeting at Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico October 16th
arrow Remodeling Magazine, Top 550 Franchises across the country
arrow Qualified Remodeler Magazine, Nation's Top 500 Franchises across the country
arrow Makes franchiserankings.com list of Best Home Maintenance and Service Franchises in the country
arrow Albuquerque The Journal, New Mexico Top 100 Business
arrow ABQ business first, Top women-owned businesses for the fourth year running
arrow Google My Business accounts set-up for all franchises across the country, helping give us national presence
2014
arrowGet A Grip introduces Countertop Clear Base™, a faster, simpler way to finish Get A Metallic™ colors
arrowImproved packaging for the Porcelain Kit to enhance resurfacing of tile and bathtubs
arrowNew EUROSTONE® logo debuts that reflects the professional Get A Grip brand and image
arrow Launch of our new site, www.getagripfranchise.com for those interested in franchise opportunities
arrowCreated new OSHA forms 300 & 301 for better safety understanding and compliance
arrowGet A Grip introduces Countertop Clear Base™
2013
arrowAlbuquerque Business First ranks Get A Grip No. 19 among 50 Women Owned Businesses
arrowQualified Remodeler Magazine, ranks Get A Grip No. 430 on its industry franchise list
arrowLine of training videos debuts to enhance field training for technicians. These videos complement the hands-on training each franchise receives when they join Get A Grip
arrowGet A Metallic® registered with U.S. Patent and Trademark office on July 2
arrowGrip Gear website for the Get A Grip clothing line, www.getgripgear.com launches. Get your own Get A Grip logoed caps and other merchandise.
arrowGet A Grip Franchising, LLC named a Military Friendly Franchise® for the fourth year in a row
arrowGet A Grip introduces four new products: Wipe-On Bonding Agent™, Wipe-On Clear™, Concrete Primer™, and Heavy Duty Primer™. These products allow Get A Grip techs to resurface countertops, bathroom and kitchen surfaces more quickly and with better results
arrowFranchisees now access their own exclusive site, full of proprietary information, ideas and insight into doing their business better
arrowFirst National Sales Meeting at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 15th
arrowPurchased domain www.getagrip.com. Can you believe it took us this long to secure this domain name? Now customers have an easier time finding Get A Grip online
arrowAlbuquerque Business First, Women-owned Businesses, ranked No. 19 among 50 companies
arrowQualified Remodeler Magazine, ranked No. 430 on Franchise list
arrowGet A Metallic® registered with U.S. Patent and Trademark office on July 2
arrow Get A Grip Franchising, LLC has been named a Military Friendly Franchise® for the fourth year in a row
arrow Get A Grip introduces four new products, Wipe-On Bonding Agent™, Wipe-On Clear™, Concrete Primer™, and Heavy Duty Primer™
arrow National Sales Meeting at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 15th
2012
arrow Added Pinterest and Houzz to the social media mix
arrow Google My Business was created to boost our presence online
arrow Albuquerque The Journal, New Mexico Top 100 Business
arrowQualified Remodeler Magazine, ranked No. 458 on Franchise 500 list
arrow New Mexico Business Weekly, Healthiest Employers
arrow Entrepreneur Magazine, ranked No.18 in Top New Franchises
arrowEntrepreneur Magazine, ranked No. 316 on Franchise 500 list
2011
arrowNew Mexico Business Weekly, Top-Performing CEO Judge
arrowEntrepreneur Magazine, ranked No. 33 in Top New Franchises
arrowEntrepreneur Magazine, ranked No. 393 on Franchise 500 list
arrowAttends National Apartment Association Education Expo as sole resurfacing company
arrowIntroduces Porcelain Glaze, a new, acid-free porcelain-specific product
arrowAttends Franchise & Business Opportunities Expos across the country
2010
arrowLaunched a new blog site, www.sharonjustsayin.com CEO, Sharon Dillard columnist for the New Mexico Apartment News 
arrowNew Mexico Business Weekly, Best Places to Work Award
arrowNew Mexico Business Weekly, Top-Performing CEO Award
arrowReceives the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Duke City Dozen Innovate Award
arrowRemodeling Magazine Top 550, listed among the nation's largest renovation companies in the franchising category
arrowNew Mexico Business Weekly, Women-owned Businesses, ranked No. 20 among 50 companies
arrowAttends National Apartment Association Education Expo as sole resurfacing company
arrowQualified Remodeler Magazine, highlights Get A Grip as a good franchise opportunity
arrowEntrepreneur Magazine, listed with Franchise 500 for the second year in a row
2009
arrowEntrepreneur Magazine, Start Ups – Be Your Own Boss lists Get A Grip as one of only seven in the surface refinishing/restoration industry on franchise opportunities
arrowJoins the social media revolution with a fan page on Facebook, and begins telling the world about how Get A Grip can make a difference on Twitter
arrowGet A Metallic® modified high-performance coating system using real metal pigments debuts
arrowOTTESEY® registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 6
arrowEntrepreneur Magazine, ranked No. 467 on Franchise 500 list
2008
arrowEuroclear™ high-performance clear and matt finishes for surfaces introduced
arrowNew Mexico Business Weekly, Fast-Trackers lists Get A Grip as one of the fastest-growing companies
Bio-Inlay® registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on June 17
Eurostone® registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 15
2007
Franchise Programs – Get A Grip Franchising, LLC offers franchise opportunities across the county
New Mexico Business Weekly, Fast-Trackers lists Get A Grip as one of the fastest-growing companies
2004
Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico, Showcase Winner for Most Creative
2003
The Better Business Bureau assigns Get A Grip with AAA rating
GETAGRIP® registered with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on November 18
2002
Poly-Fil™ reconstruction polyester filler for repairs introduced
2001
Getagripinc.com goes live
2000
Grip-Cote™ for porcelain and tile resurfacing debuts
Grip-Gear™ promotional material becomes available
Dealership Programs become available in cities across the country
1999
Por-Etch™ etching compound introduced
Grip-Guard™ micronized polymer for slip-resistant surfaces debuts
Grip-Tex™ permanent clear vinyl surface bathtub mat debuts
Bio-Inlay® patented fiberglass repair system that eliminates weak tub bottoms introduced
OTTESEY® unique one-of-a-kind spray system debuts
Eurostone® multi-color fleck design debuts