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 $30,000+ in their summers but have developed into amazingly confident and mature people. It is with great pride that I enter 2020 with the hope of seeing the average person produce over $100,000 worth of work. 

I currently reside in the Yaletown area of downtown Vancouver with my wife Yuki and 10 year old son London. We have a very cute black Pug named Q and a six 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

Starting Your Own Business is a Stroke of Genius

Be A Business Leader

Student Works is in the business of creating leaders by recruiting, training and coaching the best students across Canada

Student Works Painting has created many successful Canadian business leaders while providing summer employment for students

Previous Operators Speak

Want To Do Your Job Well

booked jobs because I was simply “more professional” than other companies

Andrew, 1 Year Salmon Arm

Follow The Systems

I learned to follow the systems. I wish I would have followed more. Being organized is a HUGE bonus. Your painters can make you, or break you. DMs have a super weird amount of knowledge that you wouldn’t even think they’d know.

Katlin, Kamloops

Built Confidence

goal was to become less anxious talking to people

Amanda, 1 Year