NEWS — Abrakadoodle Announces Newest Franchise Location: Southwest Suburbs of Houston

NEWS — Abrakadoodle Announces Newest Franchise Location: Southwest Suburbs of Houston

Sterling, VA, December 2020 – Abrakadoodle is pleased to welcome new franchise owner Charlie Stapleton of Houston, Texas. Charlie is launching his art education franchise that will serve the Southwest Suburbs of Houston to include Meadows Place, Missouri City, Pearland, Stafford and Sugarland. Abrakadoodle Southwest Suburbs of Houston will be bringing creative, mobile art programs to benefit children in the community. Abrakadoodle’s award-winning visual arts classes, camps, workshops, in-school field trips, special events and arty parties are delivered at schools, community centers, and other community sites. This year Abrakadoodle expanded its offerings to include complete online learning programs to bring virtual art learning directly to students. Having enjoyed a successful career that included owning and operating his own technology consulting business for nearly thirty years, Charlie was ready for a new, rewarding creative chapter in his life. He said that great conversations with Abrakadoodle contributed to his decision to join the art education franchise. Mr. Stapleton remarked, “Abrakadoodle’s proven business model and process art philosophy resonates with me, as does the opportunity to positively impact children in my community with an innovative program that has an educationally rich curriculum.”

Abrakadoodle academic art programs are offered at more charter schools, elementary schools and pre-K programs than any other program. Schools that partner with Abrakadoodle gain from the comprehensive academic art program that provides students with experiences with a wide variety of materials, techniques, styles and more. Students use specialty art materials, learn about contemporary and master artists, explore art from around the world, work in two and three dimensions and much more. A team of experienced artists and educators design the Abrakadoodle curriculum and focus upon providing a balanced program that sequentially builds both skills and knowledge. In addition to its art education programs, Abrakadoodle also offers creative art programs and social art parties and events through its Art Splash program, which is designed specifically for adults. Abrakadoodle also offers face painting for parties and community events. Learn more about Abrakadoodle Southwest Houston and request services by visiting or call Charlie Stapleton at 832.679.3238 or via email at

“We are delighted to welcome Charlie to our award-winning Abrakadoodle franchise system,” said Rosemarie Hartnett, CFE, President and Co-Founder of Abrakadoodle, Inc. “His experience with owning a successful business coupled with a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of children will serve him well in developing a vibrant business.”

Charlie Stapleton most recently was owner of CPS Consulting Services, Inc., a successful project management company he established in January 1991. Previously, Charlie worked in the computer software industry for two companies in that space, where he was responsible for building a technology assistance group and providing global support. During his career, Charlie developed strong relationship building, management skills and operational planning abilities that he will incorporate in developing his new franchise business. Charlie Stapleton earned a B.S. in Finance from Western Illinois University. “Last year when I began exploring franchise opportunities,” Charlie said, “two things were important: A business that involves children and a business in which I can engage my daughter.” He remarked, “I look forward to working with schools and community sites to bring outstanding creative art programming to benefit kids in Southwest Houston.”

Abrakadoodle Southwest Suburbs of Houston is hiring teachers. If you enjoy art and working with children, contact Charlie Stapleton to inquire about employment opportunities. To learn more about creative art programs or to bring Abrakadoodle classes and activities to your location (online or onsite), please visit; contact Charlie Stapleton via email or call 832.679.3238. Visit Abrakadoodle Southwest Suburbs of Houston on Facebook for program updates.

Sterling, VA-based Abrakadoodle ( was co-founded in 2002 by award-winning educators/franchise developers Mary Rogers, MA. Ed (ret), and Rosemarie Hartnett, CFE, President. Abrakadoodle is the most comprehensive creativity and art education company of its kind, offering extensive onsite and online visual arts classes, camps and parties for children ages 20 months to 14 years old at locations across the U.S. and in several international locations. Abrakadoodle’s programs inspire children’s imaginations by immersing them in such art forms as painting, sculpting, drawing, mosaics, collage, stamping, anime, paper & fabric art and much more at schools and other community locations. Abrakadoodle’s Art Splash program features creative art parties and events designed for adults.

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