In Business Testimonials. (All originals at Head Office)
The following points are notes from a call received from Mr Neil Draper. Spray Pave, regional Victoria.
Neil phoned H/O to confirm his thoughts about Spray Paving over bitumen. After discussions to confirm his thoughts were correct and receive a few more tips. Neil went on to describe his current business situation.
- He is currently quoting a 1,350 sq mt, Spray Pave over bitumen job for local council.
- A large part of his business is for the local council. Colour sealing their footpaths and malls etc.
- His first council job was after a chance meeting whilst on a domestic job.
- He invested in a Spray Pave business 13 years ago.
- He hasn’t advertised in the last 3 and half years.
- His last marketing was a country field days, when he received 9 jobs.
- As at April 2020, in the midst of Covid-19, he has 14 jobs signed up and ready.
- These jobs will take him past June 2020. (3 months ahead)
- Most of the work he completes is on his own, but has helpers for larger jobs.
- He has 3 young children, so currently home schooling, between jobs.
Attila and Nicole Bihary
Frank and Bashar
Scott and Katie Thompson
George and Diane Christidis
(SPA H/O:- This is a copy of an email sent from Steve Nagy to Andrew Sore asking him about the business opportunity)
Well congratulations, you’re certainly doing your research! I think I know most of the people on your list and let me tell you that you’ll get a different reply from them all! As an example if you’re dirty with a two day growth and wear a black tee-shirt to your days work and look a bit rough with a run down looking trailer then don’t be surprised if you don’t have a lot of work!!
I’ve built my own custom tandem trailer to showcase and carry my equipment and have a display board for almost every colour when I go quoting. Our approach is extreme organisation and forward planning and we are flat out. Currently we have close to 800 square metres of work waiting to be done and are taking bookings for the second week of January onwards. I never have trouble finding work. We don’t advertise too much (1 small ad in the local paper) but it pulls 3 jobs a week, leads come in from Adelaide on a regular basis (I’m not taking any at the moment because I cant keep up) and also my supplier gives me work for free now and then I don’t even have my business cards on his desk!! We’re on 40,000 calendars from the end of December and I’m a little worried that we wont be able to handle the calls. It doesn’t worry me to pay $38.50 for leads (SPA H/O. A;; leads are now free) because one job pays for at least 25 leads and Adelaide leads are usually quite good and 8 out of 10 turn into jobs.
I sold my smaller trailer to a concretor near me who wanted to do spray paving as well (six months ago) and went out on a few jobs to show him the ropes. To cut a long story short, he stuffed up 2 jobs in a row and gave up! Without Spray Pave Australia’s training and ongoing help in the first month of trading I would have done the same! It’s not as simple as some would be suppliers of Spray-Paving materials would have you believe. The S.P.A brand name, the contract and guarantee to the customer and the back-up and training are the main reasons I recommend you to buy a franchise!! OK?
By the way, the work can’t be done in rain and takes considerably longer to dry in cold weather but it is possible to work through winter. Just don’t expect to make $10-15,000- per month, at this time. Yes that’s right you can easily pull in that amount at this time of year. I did it last year and am even busier this year. It’s physically hard work that took me a year to get used to (previously a truckie) but now I find it quite alright and have made a few improvements to my equipment that Chris can tell you about and whilst I thought 30k was a hell of a lot to risk on anything , it’s been well worth it not to make a heap of mistakes and fail trying and I love being my own boss and if I wanted to I could work 8 months of the year and sit on my arse during winter. I start when I want, finish when I feel like it ( at this time of year we do work 10-12 hours a day to keep up) and 10 grand or more a month after paying my worker and expenses suits me just fine!
Don’t stuff around like I did for seven months trying to make up my mind, you can still get your training done and book jobs before X-mas! Good Luck mate!
Regards:- Steve Nagy
P.S. I don’t get anything from S.P.A to recommend their franchise or company.
Michael (Mick) Hunt & Jane Thomasson
(SPA H/O. This is a copy from Michael’s web site home page)
Mick is Australian born and bred and proud of it. He loves a game of golf, thoroughly enjoys fishing, and has been an avid St George Illawara supporter since age 11. Throughout his working life Mick has worked in a variety of outdoor jobs, and spent many years working for the NRMA, providing him with an excellent grounding for the Spray Pave work, and excellent customer service skills.
Mick purchased the Spray Pave Australia franchise because of its national reputation as a leader in its field. There are franchises across all states of Australia and throughout the world, and the company is able to offer top quality products and services to customers in addition to excellent support and training to its franchisees. With the companies ability to keep abreast of all the latest techniques, which it passes on to all its franchisees, Mick felt that Spray Pave Australia was able to offer more than an independently operated business, not only for himself, but for his customers. Concrete re-surfacing is a specialised process, and should not be carried out by people without adequate training.
With his rich experience and knowledge of the products and techniques in this specialty are, Mick provides a top quality service to his customers, and has earned a reputation of excellence and top quality work. Mick is proud to be a part of the Spray Pave Australia team, and is happy to assist customers with any enquiries.
Mark and Tracy Kendrick
Yes we did it again. (H/O, 3rd year with over 50 jobs, receiving the 50 jobs per year bonus). As you can see it would have been 61 if we waited for the year to be up but I’m over it. I have invested a lot of time into this list/dates/names etc, this will be the last time I will be doing a list. Wonder how many we would have ended up with if:
- We hadn’t taken a week off in August
- Spent 2 weeks in Wynyard in April doing 8 units
- A bit over a week on King Island doing their main st in October.
This of course doesn’t include all the rendering jobs we have done either!!
Considering our weather here in Tasmania with rain and extra effort with heaters and things to dry jobs people in other states would find it easy. Maybe I will just keep a count of jobs to see how many we can do.
I hope you enjoyed your trip to Tas and maybe next time we could catch up for a drink and not be out working.
Thanks:- Tracey and Mark Kendrick