The team at Daltons are specialists in their field. In fact, this has been the niche for Daltons since the outset back in 1966 when now Managing Director Bruce’s father began the business. Nowadays, their services remain in high demand. A strong investment in staff has kept Dalton Electrical at the top of their game.
With 74 staff all over the district, Managing Director of Parr & Co Damon Odey was dedicated to finding a solution that could keep everyone in the company connected across the board and sharing live, up-to-the-minute data. The ‘magic button’, as it turns out, exists – enter simPRO.
In the video interviews below Ben Smith, then General Manager and Damon Odey, Managing Director outline their experience in building the business and integrating cloud software across a widely dispersed team all with an emphasis on work/life balance.
Remember our friend Adam Bell?
Before simPRO he was getting into the office at 5:30am to dish out job cards to his field staff. Next thing we know, once simPRO is up and running, he’s rolling in at 7:30 on his pushbike. The pushbike led to a run, a swim, then next thing we know he’s a triathlete!
Dropping in to see these Journey goers, you never know what news awaits.
Matt Harriden for instance has changed his business name (more on that in an upcoming update), Adam Bell was last seen getting back on the tools, now Boz from BLUi Security has evolved his own model of service delivery brought about by necessity after a string of unexpected events.
From corporate to the trades
The story of Road Runner Mobile Tyres is quite different to the Journey case studies we’ve done before. In fact it's the opposite to that of a tradie-turned-business owner.
John Shim and Steve McCarthy have known each other for more than ten years, both fresh from a long career in a corporate environment. Backed by an extensive history in consulting and running much larger companies John and Steve decided it was now or never to begin a startup, and what a disruptive startup it is.
Too much work is always a nice problem to have but having no-one to do the work isn't exactly what you want at a time when you could be making hay while the sun is shining.
Original Journey-goer, Paul Christie dropped in this afternoon to take care of some business. He’s been doing that bit lately since, well, he’s part of the team now! Literally.
With an exit in mind, Gavin Walton, owner of Condamine Electric Company wanted to build the business into a genuine SME. Alistair Green joined the business to look at the business structure. It wasn’t long before they realised in order to build structure, more robust tools were required, particularly if they were to effectively manage their projected growth.
Recently the business escalated from 15 staff to 30, next they’re aiming for a century.
In the early days
Stimson Plumbing are a family owned business based in Dalby, QLD. They've been around for years, becoming Stimson Plumbing as it's known today back in 2003. They service the entire Surat Basin, currently with a team of ten.
When Jody and Damian Stimson joined their father Greg, just like most other trade businesses not too long ago, all the company work and data was being managed with paper.