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by Touch Up Guys

last updated 22/06/2022

Foot To The Floor

by Touch Up Guys

last updated 22/06/2022

Touch Up Guys needs franchisees for new and existing businesses around NZ

Sonny Singh: sad to sell

Sonny Singh bought his Touch Up Guys franchise in Hawkes Bay in 2021 and, despite the chaos of Covid, has been amazed at the amount of work available to him. ‘There’s more than enough work here just among car dealerships, without even advertising to private owners,’ he says. ‘It’s been so busy I planned to add a second van as soon as possible.’ 

That was before his parents became ill – now Sonny and his wife are returning to India to take care of them, so he’s sadly putting the franchise on the market. It means the established (and highly profitable) area of Hawkes Bay is available to a new owner, along with new locations throughout the country.

Touch Up Guys is a mobile service that repairs bumper scuffs, stone chips, scratches and other damage to virtually any vehicle. As Martin Smith, New Zealand franchisor for Touch Up Guys points out, the ever-growing number of vehicles means increasing demands on current operators and big opportunities for new franchisees in many parts of the country. ‘As Sonny quickly discovered, most current franchisees could work 12 hours, seven days a week – but employing someone to operate a second van means you don’t have to work all hours to make a very good living indeed.

‘You don’t need experience – our highly-advanced equipment makes colour matching a straightforward process – and there’s intensive training to teach you the specialist systems and techniques. All you do need is an eye for detail and the confidence to sell your services when you first get started.’

Nine-to-five hours

Sonny joined Touch Up Guys after running a taxi for 22 years. ‘Night-shifts left little time for my family, so I’d been looking for more of a “nine-to-five” job. A friend was working for the local franchisee, Jason Sinclair, who was retiring after 26 years and, as I’ve always had a passion for cars, it felt like the right fit for me.

‘After spending time in Auckland with Martin and the paint supplier, and then learning on-the-job with Jason, I started on my own in September 2021. The support has been excellent and I have been making good money ever since. The potential of this business is simply huge, and I’m sad to sell it, but family comes first.’

A complete Touch Up Guys package for a new franchisee involving marketing, equipment, training and van costs between $88,000 and $120,000. ‘A van can be leased or bought hence the price range,’  Martin explains. 

‘Right now, we have opportunities for guys and girls all over the country, and an even bigger opportunity in Hawkes Bay where we need someone to take over from Sonny – and put on that second van.

‘So if you’ve got the energy and enthusiasm to build a great business in a constantly-growing market, call me – let’s talk Touch Up Guys.

See this advertorial on page 65 of Franchise New Zealand magazine Year 31 Issue 2

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