Dog Sledding in the Yukon

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When Paul Harty and wife Jenni started out in electrical business in 1987, during the day Paul would be on the tools while Jenni worked at the supermarket. At night, they’d get together to do the invoicing. Over time, the couple's hard work has paid off.

Putting the processes to work

These days Paul works when he wants to, not when he needs to. He and Jenni both enjoy the freedom to travel internationally, while the business is taken care of by the staff and a streamlined infrastructure.

In May 2004 Paul decided to join the Laser network, and P&J Harty Electrical Services became Laser Electrical Greensborough. Paul saw enormous benefits in joining an international network and he hasn’t looked back.

Nowadays, with 20 staff on the road and six in the office, his international clients would be excused for thinking Laser Electrical Greensborough is a whole lot bigger. Often Paul wins work that would otherwise be a logistical nightmare, but being a member of a large network gives him the means to accept much larger jobs. Paul simply negotiates an agreement with other Laser businesses to share staff who are trained in the same processes and clothed in the same branding – work won.

Outside of work

Paul and Jenni love to travel. Paul's latest adventure was a gift from Jenni and what an adventure! With his own dog sledding team he tackled the minus 20 degree temperatures to be towed at full speed across the Yukon in Canada.

The Laser network and simPRO

The Laser networks infrastructure runs on LaserPro Enterprise, a bespoke version of simPRO Enterprise which is responsible for powering thousands of tradies across the globe.

Read the full story of how the Laser and simPRO partnership came about in our interview with Steve Keil, Managing Director, Laser Systems Ltd.

We caught up with Paul before he left for the great adventure.