Podcast: Ep#240 A franchise uniting business owners in the Home Services Sector (Ft. Nick Krest Director of Novus Corporation and a Franchisee for United Home Services Franchises)

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Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Nick Krest who is the Director Novus Corporation and a Franchisee for United Home Services franchises, operating across Victoria. Listen as Nick chats about his professional background, what United Home Services offers, what attracted him to the business, the business potential for franchisees and the training and support provided.

Discussion Points:

Nick Krest Director of Novus Corporation and a Franchisee for United Home Services Franchises
  • The beginnings
    Nick outlines how his cleaning business, Novus Corporation, has been able to grow under the network of United Home Services
  • An easy decision
    Nick explains how the flexibility of the business made the choice to invest clear
  • No systemic restrictions
    With no limitations on the services a franchisee can offer, Nick describes the possibilities of the business
  • Initial training and support
    Unlike some other franchise systems, United Home Services offers extensive and ongoing support to franchisees
  • Systems to support operations
    Nick outlines the systems he uses in the day-to-day running of his business
  • Lofty goals
    Nick reflects on his initial business goals and how he has been able to surpass those with the framework of the United Home Services business model
  • Pandemic resilient
    United Home Services has been an essential service throughout the pandemic
  • Qualities of a great franchisee
    Nick describes the skills and personality traits required for success in the business
  • Advice for interested investors
    Nick offers advice to those considering becoming a franchisee with United Home Services

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About United Home Services:

United Home Services has operated in Victoria since 1995 and presently operates 70 business franchises across Victoria. They are based in Melbourne and are one of the largest franchise cleaning services companies in Victoria. The national group operates 272 business franchises across Australia, are members of the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) and comply with the national code of conduct for business franchising. 

The three divisions of United Home Services are cleaning, ironing & dry cleaning and gardening. The cleaning services include regular domestic and commercial cleaning services (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) and one-off work such as end-of-lease, bond recovery, builders cleaning and spring cleaning leading into window and carpet cleaning. 

They focus on these three divisions because there is high customer demand for them, they involve relatively simple skills that can be easily taught and finally they all involve repeat visits to the same customers. And United Home Services are ABSOLUTELY COMMITTED to providing their customers with a high quality service that will have them coming back again and again., Croydon, Vic, 3136