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Keeping the team together through periods of rapid growth

Brad Halcrow   20 July, 2018

Craig Bowie began his plumbing career back in 2005. To launch their journey into entrepreneurship Craig and wife Sarah bought an existing business in August of 2013. Now, with a Business of the Year award to their name and a team of 36 they’ve found a recipe for success that allows the venture to run itself  when they need it to.

Improved scheduling has huge follow on effects

Brad Halcrow   10 July, 2018

Chris Peebles Electrical specialises in the servicing and installation of commercial food equipment. With simPRO now in place, owner Andrew Stefferts’ scheduling woes are a thing of the past. As a result, the business has gained a 25% increase in output and Andrew couldn’t be happier.

From Fire Safety to Traffic Monitoring - How to manage several divisions using one platform

Brad Halcrow   26 June, 2018

Founded by Paul Sansbury, in 1994, Armitage Group oversees 5 divisions of various electrical engineering operations, and uses simPRO to manage them all with a single system.

The freedom to create multiple streams of income

Brad Halcrow   17 May, 2018

We previously met John not long after he’d implemented simPRO. His focus back then was to build a strong team culture to keep the momentum of his electrical business running at a steady pace.

Well...job done!

Time flies when you’re on the frontline

Brad Halcrow   10 May, 2018

Owning a business can become all-consuming, just ask Matt Daly of Daly Plumbing. Matt had been working crazy hours since starting his own plumbing business in 1996. It wasn’t until 2016, that he and wife Kristen went to Bali for a break. That’s a long time without holidays!

This is their story.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity

Brad Halcrow   18 April, 2018

The title of this story is borrowed from an ancient Stoic philosopher named Seneca.

It reminds me of many stories I hear from owners and operators in the trade industry. There’s often a stoic attitude required to ride the roller coaster that is being in business and seeing opportunity where others may see an obstacle.

What it took to win an air-conditioning job in the 60’s

Brad Halcrow   13 April, 2018

Imagine a time when you had to take the train into the city to pick up the parts required for your next job. Nowadays that seems a little inefficient but of course back then, there was no alternative.

For some air conditioning businesses, waiting for paperwork to come back from the field with information about a job is normal, but for businesses using cloud job management software, paperwork is way too costly and inefficient.

Strong team culture bolsters large electrical contracting business

Brad Halcrow   19 February, 2018

ADJ believe in committing to staff for the long term to provide a stable working relationship. To bolster that stability Raynor ensures company growth remains steady rather than riding the peaks and troughs that often come with this type of commercial work. It means that when a new staff member is brought on board, it’s a committed relationship for both parties.

Big air-conditioning company goes paperless and loving it

Brad Halcrow   29 January, 2018

Boyle & Grigg Air Conditioning has been in business for more than 18 years. That’s plenty of time to learn what it takes to run a successful air-conditioning business, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.

The business has morphed over the years to now become a successful and profitable business model executing projects ranging from $20 thousand to $2 million in value.

Building a better service for the future

Brad Halcrow   25 January, 2018

SFS FIRE implemented simPRO in 2016 to help them build a better business for the future and to provide their customers with a first class service.