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by Traffic Group - Oncore Services, Refresh Renovations, We Sort It and Zones Landscaping

last updated 08/04/2024

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by Traffic Group - Oncore Services, Refresh Renovations, We Sort It and Zones Landscaping

last updated 08/04/2024

Four different home and building brands based on the same proven system deliver impressive returns

With over half a billion dollars in sales under its belt, the group comprising Refresh Renovations, Zones Landscaping and Oncore Maintenance is one of the largest franchises in the home & building sector in New Zealand. It’s so successful that they’ve also expanded to the USA, the UK and Australia – a great achievement for any Kiwi company.

Now there’s a new addition to the Traffic Group, which created the three brands. We Sort It is a one-stop-shop for every household’s needs, designed to make life easier by taking the hassle out of those time-consuming little everyday jobs. We Sort It franchisees benefit from the same systems, marketing expertise, support and buying power that are behind the success of the other three brands.

Profit and Loss Oncore Franchise

How successful is that? 

‘Here is the actual Profit & Loss statement for one of the group’s larger franchisees for 2023,’ says Traffic Director Dan Vincent. 
‘It makes pretty impressive reading, and shows that, if you’re prepared to put in the effort and maximise the opportunity, you can get great results from our franchise model. And with our four brands covering everything from Home Services to Property Renovation, we offer a variety of entry levels.’

We Sort It

We Sort It is designed to provide busy households with reliable and professional services. It offers a range of business opportunities, all under the same brand and supported by the same systems. You select which services you’d like to provide; there’s also the opportunity to work together with other franchisees and share customers. Services available include:

  • Lawn Mowing
  • Gardening
  • Dog Grooming
  • Pool Cleaning
  • Rubbish Removal
  • Car Cleaning
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • House Cleaning
  • House Packing & Unpacking
  • Kitset Assembly
  • Building & Renovation Worksite Clean-up
  • Appliance Installation & Removal

‘We Sort It is perfect for anyone who wants to be their own boss, replace or increase their income while doing something they enjoy all day, and build a valuable business asset for the future,’ says Dan. ‘To be successful, you’ll need strong communication and customer service skills, the ability to follow proven systems and processes, and have the motivation to build your own successful business. And there are three more compelling reasons to find out more about We Sort It:

Free Leads We’re so confident in the business that we’ll guarantee you 50 free customer leads to start with, and the opportunity to make up to $160,000 per year in owner’s earnings.

Income Guarantee If your business’s income is less than $100,000 in your first year, then we will pay you up to $500 per week to help make up any shortfall (subject to terms and conditions).

Interest-free Instalments There’s no need to apply to a bank or finance company – you can pay your franchise fee in 12 monthly instalments interest-free. Investment levels start from $19,000 +gst.

‘To help you find out more about We Sort It, we run a 30-minute Zoom presentation where I talk about everything you need to know. Contact us today to register.’

Refresh Renovations

Refresh Renovations was where it all started, when the founders of the Traffic Group recognised that nobody was providing a specialist service to help property owners renovate their homes or rentals. Instead, regular builders would take on renovation work when business was slow, often without having the systems and processes required.

The home renovation sector is now valued at a massive $8.2 billion in New Zealand and, with 44 franchisees nationwide, Refresh Renovations is the clear market leader. There are still areas available for new franchisees around the country.

‘This is an opportunity for people with proven business skills to put together a multi-million dollar asset of their own,’ says Managing Director Lal Meyer. ‘It’s a highly-scalable business using our customer-pleasing, highly-differentiated approach. With support from industry-leading online platforms and technology tools driving efficiency, you will lead a team of trusted specialists and contractors to deliver your customers’ projects.

‘This is for managers, not tradies – swinging a hammer is someone else’s job. Our most successful partners worldwide come from a range of professional backgrounds including finance, manufacturing, military, education, real estate and more. They combine their great customer and business management skills with our proven model to build successful, fast-growing businesses.’

Investment levels range from $100,000 to $300,000 +gst, depending on territory.

Zones Landscaping

What Refresh does for homes, Zones Landscaping does for gardens offering homeowners and developers a range of services including: landscape design; creating outdoor rooms and kitchens; pergolas and deck; planting; installing swimming pools and spas; lighting and lawns – along with elements such as driveways, paths and retaining walls.

‘This is another major industry that had no national specialist brand until we created Zones,’ says Matt Steele, the franchise’s Managing Director. Today, the sector is worth over $1 billion and there are 25 Zones Landscaping franchisees around the country.

‘Like Refresh, we’re looking for people with strong management and leadership skills. You don’t need any prior building or landscaping experience because you’ll have a skilled team around you to provide the expertise in each of the specialist areas. Your role will be to meet the customers, make the sales, and lead the team to deliver with a professional, customer-focused approach.

‘As with all Traffic Group franchises, you’ll stand out from local operators and be supported by industry-leading online platforms and technology tools to help you build and run your business. You’ll also have the benefit of the massive buying power our brands enjoy from some of the biggest names in the business.’
Investment levels range from $100,000 to $150,000 +gst, dependent on territory.


Oncore offers both residential and commercial repairs, maintenance and installations including painting, electrical, plumbing and building work.

‘Our aim is to be the leading provider of repair, maintenance, Healthy Homes and insurance reinstatement work in New Zealand,’ says Dan Vincent. ‘Maintenance is a hassle for many property owners, requiring them to find and co-ordinate a wide range of tradespeople. Oncore solves this problem by providing a single point of contact to stay on top of possible problems and deliver jobs on time and on budget.

‘Our 33 franchisees benefit from strong nationwide partnerships with insurance companies and property managers, and an inherently strong brand which generates a high number of leads and a built-in customer base. Starting in year one with you, a builder, a maintenance person and part-time admin support, within 5-6 years you can enjoy potential net profits of over $300,000 per year.

‘There’s world-class training and ongoing support, and you have the ability to invest in your business as it grows, with no upfront fit-out or premises costs required.

‘We have opportunities available right now throughout New Zealand, with upfront investment from $62,500 +gst. As with all Traffic Group franchises, full training, support and coaching is provided.’

Drivers of success

While the four franchises cover a huge range of services from rubbish removal to home renovation, they share many factors in common.

No industry experience necessary All franchisees are backed up by strong and proven systems and support. Combined with excellent training, these mean that franchisees can concentrate on growing and managing their businesses. If you have the ability to manage people and projects in any sector, you can change careers.

Marketing and sales focus Refresh Renovations, Zones Landscaping and Oncore already have national reputations which bring in word-of-mouth referrals, and are supported by professional and social marketing campaigns. With that level of expertise, We Sort It is likely to grow fast, too. For new franchisees, getting out there and telling people what you can do for them is critical.

Great customer service skills The personality of the franchisee matters. Are you reliable, unflappable and organised? Professional and well-presented? Can you stay on top of the detail? Do you give people confidence?

Driven to achieve The four brands offer different investment levels and different types of opportunity, but there’s one factor that successful franchisees have in common – commitment. Commitment to the system, commitment to the clients, and commitment to maximising the opportunity.

‘If you want to build a business of your own with the backing of one of New Zealand’s most successful franchise networks, contact us today,’ invites Dan. ‘Between them, We Sort It, Refresh Renovations, Zones Landscaping, and Oncore offer a huge range of opportunities, so call us and find out more. We have customers ready and waiting!’   

See this advertorial on pages 42-43 of Franchise New Zealand magazine Year 33 Issue 1

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Contact details for Zones Landscaping

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