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We bought a DeckSeal franchise to escape the drudgery of a four–hour daily commute into Melbourne and to put our future into our own hands. Once we committed to the idea and went ahead with the franchise we have never looked back. Danielle and Brian made it easy to get up and going with great advice and training as well as continuing support to help make our business a success. My lifestyle change has been profound and now get to spend a lot more time with my family, and friends. Another benefit with working in your community, is that we have made a greater connection with the people in this area (Bass Coast). It’s great to set your own hours and reap the rewards from your own hard work. We would recommend this path to anyone keen on working for themselves.
After long careers in the corporate world, we decided to take control of our future and acquired our first DeckSeal franchise. We love transforming outdoor spaces for our customers, especially seeing their reactions to the finished product and the difference it will make to their quality of life. With Brenton running sales and day to day operations, and Jules leading our marketing and back office, we are proud to announcewe have recently decided to invest in a second territory commencing in November 2020. A busy and exciting time ahead.
After years of working in various professions, I was looking for a business that would provide me with autonomy, financial stability, and flexible hours. DeckSeal ticked all the boxes and some of the most appealing aspects of the business included the low start–up costs and how quickly I received a return on my investment. I chose the path of managing the business through dealing with the customers on a face to face basis whilst allowing my fully trained staff to complete the works. I have found this model of business beneficial to my family first lifestyle. DeckSeal has been one of the best business decisions I have made!
I worked as a rigger and scaffolder for many years, but decided I wanted a better work/life balance. I have always wanted to be my own boss and my wife, and I were looking at businesses to buy, and we came across DeckSeal. I really enjoy working outdoors and the type or work DeckSeal does really interested me. The support of a head office was also really enticing, so we made the decision to invest in DeckSeal Geelong Bellarine. We are so busy and love transforming outdoor areas!
I was looking for a change after spending 31 years working in corporate finance. The thought of owning and running my own franchise business was both appealing but also a little daunting given it was a total career change for me. Outside of my corporate role I had always enjoyed and had a passion for building or restoring things. So, when I started looking at new business opportunities and came across DeckSeal, I naturally had a lot of interest. It was in line with what I enjoyed doing and job satisfaction was one of the key reasons I was looking for a change of career. I had never had any experience in running my own business, so having well established systems for managing enquiries, job allocation and customer communication, plus all of the accounting software for invoicing, payments and payroll etc, provided me with the confidence I needed to set up and run my own business from day one. The training materials provided were comprehensive and the initial on the job training undertaken provided me with the knowledge and confidence to start out on my own. The ongoing support is also just a phone call away, whether it be for an admin question or advice on how to treat a particular deck scenario, so you never really feel on your own. The DeckSeal brand and reputation has meant there has always been a constant stream of enquiries and work coming through and the opportunity to build and grow your business is also further enhanced through the large territory allocations. I have been extremely happy with my decision to purchase a DeckSeal franchise and looking forward to driving the future growth potential it has.
I bought the franchise because I am honestly just in love with the job! This is what I am good at and what I really love doing. It is so satisfying to see job the before and then what I have achieved after. I have worked for DeckSeal for almost 2 years, so when the opportunity came up to purchase my own franchise it was an easy decision for me. The support that Brian and Danielle have given me is fantastic.
I am happy being my own boss and love the franchise. There are lots of opportunities and I am looking forward to growing the business. I know firsthand the satisfaction you get out of this work because I worked for the Master Franchise for 4 years, before buying my own region.
Before I joined DeckSeal I was looking for a complete change as I was in the car business for 25 plus years. I have been with DeckSeal now for 16 months and have never regretted a minute. I have never owned my own business, it was a big leap into the unknown, but Brian and Danielle have been fantastic, they have gone over and above what I expected in a franchise business. They are very easy to get hold of for any questions or directions you have regarding a job or admin. The training provided from on the job and admin is excellent there is no surprises as to, what you see is what you get. Yes, the work can sometimes be tiring, but very rewarding in many ways from when you start a job to the end product, and to see how happy the clients are when you have completed. It is a lifestyle change from working for someone to now being my own boss as there are many benefits. There is so much potential with DeckSeal I can see myself doing this for many years to come. I look back now and really feel I should have made the change earlier, so if you are thinking about doing it, go for it!
My name is Carl Farriciello and I own the DeckSeal Franchise – Western Zone 3. I have been married to Maria for 16 years, and have 3 wonderful children – Chantelle 15, Alexandra 13, and AJ 11. My hobbies include playing Golf, following the Football and Soccer. I had spent just over 20 years working the Automotive industry for Holden, but with the downturn in the automotive industry, it was time to start looking for a new opportunity. The opportunity to work for myself, manage my own workload and work hours appealed to me, and the idea of buying a franchise ticked all boxes. After seeing The DeckSeal team at the Small Business and Franchise Expo in Melbourne, and seeing what they had to offer, I knew DeckSeal was the right choice for me. The business setup and training that was provided was excellent and allowed me to learn and build my understanding at my own pace. I was given plenty of time and opportunity to learn how to use the different business software and sanding equipment required to do the job to the highest level. The support and assistance provided by Brian and Danielle has been exceptional. The thrill of seeing a customer’s face when they see their newly transformed deck, the big smile on their face and the thank you that you get when the job has been completed makes it all worthwhile. DeckSeal has provided me with a great opportunity to grow as a person, and to grow and expand my business. I enjoy the work that I do, I enjoy being my own boss, and I believe that DeckSeal is a great franchise. I would recommend DeckSeal to anyone!