Building new foundations becomes key to award winning business growth

Brad Halcrow   5 December, 2017

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.

simPRO helps you grow: Laser Plumbing secure $20million in tender win for Grafton workers

Caitlin Maynard   18 October, 2017

Innovators and early adopters are leading the way in all industries. We are at an exciting point in the evolution of technology.

You gotta dig the No Dig method

Brad Halcrow   20 September, 2017

Dennis Yarrow began Yarrow Plumbing back in 2003. Before that, he cut his teeth in the plumbing industry working in Papua New Guinea where he learned how to manage a team of 50 (and some other life skills he hadn’t bargained for).

Time to take that holiday

Erin Haywood   20 February, 2017

‘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...

How the travelling man runs his electrical business from overseas

Brad Halcrow   18 December, 2016

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.

Using tablets for national expansion

Brad Halcrow   25 October, 2016

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.

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.

The story of a family, a refrigeration business and a part we played

Brad Halcrow   24 March, 2015

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.

How one engineer banished spreadsheets with simPRO

Brad Halcrow   18 March, 2015

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.