Starting to understand what it’s like to have a business working for me
I had a good business running a team of four and working part-time on the tools myself. Although I was busy I knew that I was not at my full potential and that to reach it I needed to invest in learning more about working with staff and leading teams. I also wanted to improve the business systems. So I started working with the Successful Builder Coaching program.
It's taken time and effort but in 9 months I have grown in my understanding and built the team up to 8 builders (and growing) and a part-time administrator. Also I am about to install a project manager*.
As a result I am now starting to understand what it feels like to have a business that will work for me while I take time away to spend with the family.
Grant Ashton | Ashton Build http://www.ashtonbuild.co.nz November 11, 2015
From $350k to $1.5m in just over one year
When I started my own building business I was working on the tools. I wanted to build a large business but knew I couldn’t do so without employing people. I needed to learn how to recruit staff, how to market to great customers and how to price and sell effectively, I really needed to master the basics of business.
Now just 13 months later the business has grown to one and a half million and I am off the tools (well - most of the time). My team has grown to 9 and includes a project manager an office manager and a contract QS. I am focused on selling and growing the business to the next level.
Recently I took my family on holiday for 10 days - and the business continued to run without me - smoothly!
Rich Abbott | Building Lifestyle NZ http://www.buildinglifestylenz.co.nz November 11, 2015
Less than 6 months to Revenue of $1.5m
When I started out with The Successful Builder I was in debt, working long hours and spending very little time together with my wife. I was being run around by everyone, suffering stress and earning very little. The Build your Building Business program helped me focus on important tasks and ensured I stayed on track to building my business. The going was tough and I was tempted to give up many times, but the coaching helped me stick with it. Now less than six months into the program revenue has increased to almost $1.5m (annualised), I have enough work to employ four builders, and I am almost fully off the tools. But best of all I am now paying myself a decent salary. I am well on the way to reaching my first business milestone.
Craig Kellington | MK Projects Ltd http://mkprojects.co.nz October 1, 2015
Revenue has increased 1197%
When we first started with The Builder Business Coach we had a team of 3. I was only 22yrs young and knew little about business. Graeme has taught me in-depth knowledge of sales, marketing, recruitment, finances, and operational systems. In 2009 our annual revenue was $167k. Three years later our revenue has increased 1197%, to over $2m*. We now have a team of 15 and are still growing. All this during the recession where many builders are sitting around at home waiting for the phone to ring. Success didn't happen overnight, but The Builder Business Coach had the knowledge and experience to turn our company around.
Mark Berryman | So Renovate http://www.sorenovate.co.nz November 11, 2015
*Disclaimer – results are individual and vary from person to person.