The International Franchise Association (IFA) named Tyler Fuss, owner of LIME Painting in Northern Colorado as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year. Fuss was honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operator.

“Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “This is the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and local business owners like Tyler Fuss exemplify the power of franchising and its positive contributions to communities around the world.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by IFA’s partner Paychex, recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship, and supporting their fellow franchisees.

“I am grateful and humbled to accept this award given by an incredible organization. Each day, our team focuses on how to better serve our clients, employees, each other, and artisans. We strive for excellence by being intentional and focusing on the activities that will yield the best results. And, we have fun doing it through the LIME way,” said Tyler Fuss. “I’d like to offer our gratitude to God, to the IFA, Nick, our CEO, my parents, wife, employees, artisans, suppliers/vendors, and everyone else who has contributed to our success.