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last updated 27/06/2017

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by Touch Up Guys

last updated 27/06/2017

Touch Up Guys urgently need people – especially in Wellington

Buying a franchise can be a daunting prospect. It’s normal to ask yourself, ‘Are there enough customers for this business? Will I receive good training and support? Can I make money?’ If you choose a Touch Up Guys franchise, the answer is almost certainly, “Yes”.’ 

‘We’ve been operating in New Zealand for nearly 25 years and several of our franchisees have been with us for over 20,’ says NZ master franchisee Martin Smith. ‘Most of them had no previous experience, which says a lot for just how solid this business is. In fact, demand is still growing, so we want to hear from potential operators right now – especially in the Wellington area.’ 

constant stream of work

Touch Up Guys is a highly successful mobile business that repairs vehicles by removing bumper scuffs, stone chips, scratches and other damage. There are over 130 Touch Up Guys franchisees in Australia and New Zealand, and the company expanded into the USA in 2015. 

‘The number of cars on the road is ever-increasing and demand for Touch Up Guys’ services has never been higher,’ says Martin. ‘Car dealerships know they can add three or four figures to the value of their vehicles by making them look absolutely tip-top. This is where the skill of Touch Up Guys comes in, and why we get such a constant stream of work from the trade, as well as individual customers keen to preserve their vehicle’s looks. 

Martin explains that first-class training and specialised equipment mean new franchisees need only an eye for colour, attention to detail and the ability to chat to people and sell their services. ‘Do that and you can enjoy a business where there is so much variety you can go from working on someone’s Mazda Familia one day to a $400,000 Aston Martin the next.’

why wellington?

‘There’s a lot of solid work available and currently we are looking for new franchisees – male or female – for three major areas which offer plenty of opportunity for people who want to make good money with an enjoyable lifestyle,’ says Martin.

‘The first is Hutt Valley where there’s room for two operators, or possibly one with sub-contractors. The second is central Wellington, and there’s a third area on the Kapiti Coast. Each of these is a high-population, high socio-economic area with plenty of car yards and personal business.’

A complete Touch Up Guys package costs between $90,000 and $120,000 +gst depending on van leasing options. This includes a three-week training course on the Gold Coast. Martin concludes, ‘If you take pride in what you do, are reliable, like working with cars and want to live and work in the Wellington area, I want to hear from you – now!’

See this advertorial on page 61 of Franchise New Zealand magazine Year 26 Issue 1

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