It was in 2011 Scott Aldridge decided to go it alone as a Sole Trader electrician. Around the same time, Christchurch had begun rebuilding the city following that tragic earthquake that left so much devastation. Work for the trade services was plentiful. In the following months, there was no shortage of work when the growth of Red Electrical began.
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‘There are just not enough hours in the day!’ you cry with a desperation rivalling Tom Hanks’ Wilson-I’m-Sorry and fall to your knees in despair.
Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But if you’re a business owner, I’m sure that sentiment or something like it has at least crossed your mind before. Maybe more than once.
And when you’re working crazy hours six or seven days a week just to get everything done, sometimes a deserted island with only a volleyball for company doesn’t actually sound so bad...
Paul Christie, our original Journey-goer joined the simPRO sales team in the United States back in May – but that didn’t mean he had to leave his electrical business in Australia behind.
Clarksons Electrical is a family owned company based in Albany, New Zealand, now managed by 2nd generation David Clarkson.
Five years ago, David set his sights on growing Clarksons nationally – and that he’s done. In the five years David has been in the General Manager’s chair, the company’s opened five offices across the country and grown to more than a hundred staff.
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.
In January last year Damian Towler of Patrick Refrigeration had simPRO Enterprise implemented into the business. It wasn’t until early April they went live, and he’s glad they didn’t wait any longer.
Network EPS is a family-owned electrical and mechanical engineering business based in Birmingham in the UK which installs and maintains a variety of systems including air-conditioning, commercial heating and plumbing. With up to 10 sub-contractors on the road at a time, managing the business was getting to be overwhelming so director Jeff Scriven stepped up to the simPRO Enterprise job management system.