New mobile automotive paint repair franchise set to lead the way *
Franchise Central’s Nick James and BumperTech John Cowan taste the first morsels of franchising success with the launch of BumperTech, a new mobile automotive paint repair franchise opportunity.
Franchise Central senior franchise consultant Mr. Nick James caught up with BumperTech Franchisor Mr. John Cowan in Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast to present the completed franchise system documentation package and talk strategy for launching and expanding the franchise network.
“We recently completed the BumperTech franchise system development and with new and existing franchise territories now available, we look forward to expanding the BumperTech franchise network. Ideally BumperTech would like to concentrate on the Queensland market first up with the Sunshine Coast area available for franchising however, enquiries from all states of Australia are welcome”, Mr. James said.
BumperTech Franchisor Mr. John Cowan says that the BumperTech business has established a well recognised mobile automotive paint repair reputation in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane areas with a steady and rapid growth of new and returning customers.
“We are inundated with work! Although we currently operate several mobile units in the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane areas, franchising presented itself as the best way to expand the BumperTech business”, said Mr. Cowan.
Mr. Cowan said that he spoke with several franchise specialists before choosing Franchise Central. He believes that when choosing a franchise specialist it is paramount that ‘you get a gut feeling’ of synergy and trust before investing in what is fundamentally a partnership to help grow your business.
“The great thing about the people at Franchise Central is that they are down to earth, personable and very much on the ball when it comes to all things franchising. At first contact with Nick James and then Mary James, I knew instantly that they understood where we were at. Once we received the Franchise Central proposal and franchise feasibility, it was a no brainer. Although during the franchise development stage we worked predominantly with Mary, the Franchise Central crew have made the whole franchising process fairly simple”, said Mr. Cowan.
BumperTech works on the philosophy that customers shouldn’t have to go through the hassle of lodging a claim with their insurance company, pay the excess, tarnish their rating one and then have to wait for their car to be assessed and go through the inconvenience of being without whilst it gets repaired. Quite often the damage to be repaired costs far less than the average insurance excess thus, making these kinds of repairs not worth the time or effort to claim. This is where BumperTech fits in beautifully.
“We save our customers time, money and the inconvenience of going through their insurance company. Being mobile also means we save our customers the hassle of taking time out of their day to take their car to a traditional panel shop – we go to them whether it’s at their home or workplace – and can complete most repairs within 2-3 hours. Of course, we also make it our business to always stay cost competitive as well as offer a 5 year guarantee on the work done”, said Mr Cowan.
Considering the 2011 Census indicated an average of 1.7 motor vehicles per home in Australia with 35.8% having one registered motor vehicle, 36.1% having two and 16.5% having three or more, the BumperTech mobile automotive paint repair franchise allows for a generous exclusive territory.
BumperTech currently operate mobile units in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane areas. Expansion plans for BumperTech include growth in other Australian capital cities and major regional areas.
“The ideal BumperTech franchisee has to be a people’s person with an outgoing personality and have attention to detail. A trade background and/or an alignment with the automotive industry (panel beating, spray painting, etc.), is a huge advantage. We seek franchisees that possess the desire to succeed, a confident manner, good communication skills, customer service focus and the willingness to work along with enthusiasm in what is essentially, a people orientated mobile lifestyle business”, concluded Mr. James.
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