About Student Works

Meet Student Works District Managers

I have been involved with Student Works since 1993 when I worked as a Franchisee in the Tsawwassen area of Metro Vancouver while I earned my BA in International Relations from UBC and played varsity rugby.

In my capacity as President of Western Canada for Student Works and Pro Works Painting, I have had the pleasure of watching our business grow by leaps and bounds to become the number one student painting business in North America! We have seen the average Franchisee vastly increase their summer profits over recent years. Many of our Franchisee have remained involved for 3-4 years and have not only made an average of $40,000 in their summers but have developed into amazingly confident and mature people. It is with great pride that I enter 2022 with the hope of seeing the average person produce over $150,000 worth of work.

I currently reside in the Yaletown area of downtown Vancouver with my wife Yuki and 12 year old son London. We have a 8 year old Great Dane by the name of M. Together, Yuki and I have traveled extensively and we take every opportunity we can to get out of the country and enjoy different cultures.

Meet Your Your District Managers

Daniel P. Cripps

President, Student Works & Pro Works Painting, Western Canada

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manage stress and his biggest challenge was staying consistent

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new set of learning curves and had its own challenges and rewards

Jessica, 4 Year

No experience at all

always wanted to run a business and thought he would have to wait a really long time