Roger & Christine
- Central Whangarei suburbs
Roger & Christine work in central Whangarei suburbs (including Onerahi, Tikipunga, Kamo, Kensington, Maunu, Raumunga, & Morningside), no outer rural or coastal areas. He has Shindaiwer weed eater, a Testa Rossa mower for wet weather, and also a steel Masport mower. Offering services of lawn mowing, pruning, hedges and he also does weeding for a few existing clients. Christine also works on a few commercial garden contracts with her sister. Before Crewcut, Roger was looking for work, and Christine was working for the local RD1. Roger's brother-in-law had a Crewcut franchise and was wanting to sell due to a knee injury which held him back, so they bought the franchise off him. The business is good right now so there are no goals in mind at the moment, just happy to cruise as it is. Roger likes this outdoors work, even though it can add a bit of wear and tear to your body. His wife helps him out with the gardening and bookwork.
Christine is good with customer service from her experience in call centres. However Roger prefers old school face-to-face conversation with his clients. Roger likes to cook, play basketball and would love to get out to a Warriors or Breakers game in his spare time. The biggest learning experience for him with this business is learning to have patience and learning to budget. He says if you are looking at getting a franchise, make sure you love the outdoors. Some people like to get out from the desk and then it can get too hard for them, so be sure you love it.