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Rough seas make skilful sailors

Brad Halcrow   22 November, 2018

Synergy Fire and Security are an electronics Fire & Security company founded in 2008 by Steve Trassari and Gerard Ashelford. We interviewed the 2 directors along with Business Manager Emma Higgins, who has been with the company since the beginning, playing an active role in integrating simPRO into the business.

The flexibility to grow several revenue streams

Brad Halcrow   31 October, 2018

Independent Locksmiths & Security was started in 1971 by Michael McGovern in the traditional man-in-a-van style, with partner Stephanie taking care of customer calls and invoicing at home.

Today however, the family-run organisation employs 64 staff and is leading the security industry through their development of several brands under the one roof - bringing state of the art technology to the security trade in Australia.

This is their story.

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.

How a complementary partnership struck triple digit growth in 2 years

Brad Halcrow   18 October, 2017

After selling his IT business and taking extended time off it was time for Karl Gaines to take on a new project. Enter Garry. Garry had been finding it difficult to grow his security business, IQ Security and was therefore ready to sell.

After several discussions Karl bought in. The complementary partnership enabled Garry to continue excelling with his technical skills as Karl stepped in to organise and streamline the business infrastructure. As a result, in the last two years, they’ve seen triple digit growth.

Fewer hours & more productivity

Brad Halcrow   29 August, 2017

Frank Bauer's, Proguard Protection Services has seen significant improvements since implementing simPRO in 2016. In the following story VP of Operations, David Divine and VP of Finances and Human Resources, Cheryl Bach outline the extraordinary savings that have been made since the software’s implementation.

With simPRO embedded, the ceiling of growth has been lifted

Brad Halcrow   25 August, 2017

Frank Bauer II is the CEO of Proguard Protection Services in Aspen Colorado. The company has a total of 23 employees, 11 of which are in the field. Frank realized Proguard had hit a ceiling of growth. New infrastructure was required to lift the ceiling in order to continue building the company. As luck would have it, Frank found simPRO.

The pros and cons of using contractors over employees

Brad Halcrow   1 May, 2017

In 2016, the owner of BLUi Security, Boz Jovanovic, learned a lifetime of lessons. His company had just had its biggest quarter after five years of being in business.

It’s not uncommon to hear stories from trade business owners learning the hard way what it takes to ride the roller coaster of profit and loss. Boz learned a lot last year, and he’s come out the other side with a fresh approach and some fresh ideas.

What to do when all your projects hit pause

Brad Halcrow   19 August, 2015

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.

BLUi primed for growth

Brad Halcrow   4 November, 2014

It was two years ago when Boz sat down with his wife and mapped out their dreams. They soon realised that if their two girls were to attend a nice school, if they were to own a house, two cars and travel annually the business needed to grow.