Gutter-Vac

Service Mobile Business

Gutter-Vac is an outdoors service industry based business with a focus on client contact and engagement. A Gutter-Vac franchise can be both a lifestyle or an asset to grow and sell. Our safety processes make it very attractive to corporate clients, and our combination of machinery based operations and strong emphasis on customer service make it an interesting prospect for potential franchisees.

topfranchise Award Highlights

#2 franchise Overall on topfranchise.com.au #2 franchise in Support on topfranchise.com.au #2 franchise in Lifestyle on topfranchise.com.au #8 franchise in Passion on topfranchise.com.au #10 franchise in Expansion on topfranchise.com.au #2 franchise in Marketing on topfranchise.com.au #4 franchise in Brand on topfranchise.com.au

Area
Service Mobile Business
Business Established
1995
Units / Locations

71

FCA Member
Yes
Multi-Unit Ownership Allowed
Yes
Agreement Terms

5 years

Royalty Fee
Minimum 10% then capped
Average Set up Time
4 weeks
Ratio of Support Staff per Franchisee
1 staff to 6 franchisees
Last Surveyed
August 2016
Participation Rate
90%

Initial Investment

$79,400 + GST + Freight

Training

7 day training course with ongoing equipment support and ongoing business coaching

Awards

2011 Top Franchise No 8 for Australia

Business Model

-To provide a business to the community that will support honest service and reliable technicians that value the customer -To provide the Franchisee with an opportunity to go into business for themselves and not by themselves, have a business that allows for a quality life style and never feel they are alone.

Main Cost

Initial franchise cost

Main Products or Services

Gutter cleaning Gutter flow gutter guard Ceiling cavity cleaning

Future Plans

Continue expansion to over 100 units in Australia and to continue with our expansion into America.

Testimonials

My wife and I have been in this franchise system for 10 years, it has given us a wonderful lifestyle, but more importantly, we have a wonderful working relationship with our franchisor, both directors are very approachable as well as all of the office staff. I had a brother involved in a food outlet, and when we compared the 2 systems this one wins hands down. I would recommend it to the point where another one of my brothers has purchased a franchise area within this team.

Philip Valencour, North Brisbane, QLD

A mature and thoroughly tested business model running successfully for over 20 years now, with an excellent reputation for quality. Family owned and operated franchise since the beginning, with old fashioned values and a fair (not greedy) royalty structure that rewards franchisees for their hard work.

Colin Asplin, South West, WA

I have already introduced a friend of mine to the Gutter-Vac franchise system. He's quietly delighted with his results, thinking originally to have just bought himself a job, now realising the profit and lifestyle potential of this business.

Peter Hayne, ACT

Work from home, low overheads compared to most franchises. Work when I please and Head office staff are friendly and helpful.

Kit Aeschliman, Bayside Melbourne, VIC

Seamless integration with the franchisor on all aspects of the business as laid out clearly very strong control of territories to insure integrity of each owner product worked as stated and business model allows for strong returns.

Norm Dodds, Southern Highlands, NSW

The Franchisor and Head office team are very friendly and responsive. Royalties are fair and reasonable. Our Franchisees very willing to assist new franchisees.

Mike Downey, SA and NT

This is a great franchise to own and we have excellent support from the franchisor.

Chris Dobson, Tasmania, TAS

Having owned and been involved in some stand alone business situations in the past, I would have to say that the Franchise situation gives a lot more support and direction overall. Our head office is very available at all times. Additionally, the presence of the other operators is just great. You can bounce ideas off each other, invite them to help you with large jobs or just simply get advice on techniques or past situations they have had to deal with. Also, I would have to say it has been great meeting lots of delightful customers both existing and new.
 
Julia and Paul Reinsch
Cheltenham, Victoria

The systems in place are more than reasonable, head office provides all support required, best of all I am left to run my business with all the support I need.

Adam Isaacs, Bendigo, VIC

The system is very good, and the product very simple. The Head office back-up is excellent and fellow Franchisees are very good to work with.

Eric Kuilder, Campbelltown, NSW

The Gutter-vac system is a comprehensive franchise with a great training structure, support from the head office and other Franchisees and provides the tools required to create a profitable business.

Justinn Curan, Port Stephens, NSW

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