Serving has always been a part of Kevin Schramm’s career. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he wanted to continue making a difference in the lives of others and looked for a career where he could benefit his community. That career search led him to become a franchisee and owner of LIME Painting in Boise, Idaho, where he has created multiple job opportunities for the community and partnered with local organizations to give back.
Schramm and his local franchise partnered with Make-A-Wish Idaho, which grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. When customers join the LIME Loyalty Membership Program, 50% of the membership fees are donated to LIME Light Outreach Inc., the nonprofit arm of LIME Painting. LIME Light Outreach then gives the donated funds to support Make-A-Wish Idaho and grant life-changing wishes to local children.
“I’ve always had the desire to give back to the community in a big way, and now I have a vehicle that allows us to make a difference,” Schramm says. “When we have a cause that’s bigger than ourselves, we tend to do extraordinary things. That’s my goal with my team and company—to always think about how we can better ourselves and our community at the same time.”
For his work in the community and staying true to the brand’s values of love, integrity, mission and excellence, Schramm was awarded the LIME award for the second year in a row at the LIME Painting 2022 Conference.
“I strive to be part of the big picture and buy into everyone’s success,” Schramm says. “I’m always available to help anyone that asks and participating in conversations on how we can become better business owners and serve our clients and community better.”