At V.I.P. F&HM, we are here to help and are happy to answer all of your questions. Here are a few questions we often get asked.
I have always wanted to work in a business which I felt was fool proof and stable. I have seen lots of new businesses in Perth and Fremantle come and go and didn’t want to be a statistic. We chose to go down the franchise path as there is a support structure with systems and support set in place.
Both myself and my wife Karen, spent quite a considerable time scouring the web for something that we thought we could do together that would bring in a substantial income that would give us a comfortable lifestyle. Some franchises seemed too good to be true and after delving deeper into them we realised they were. You basically get what you pay for.
We came across V.I.P.’s new division of Fencing & Home Maintenance which was available in Perth, Karen and I really liked the fresh overall new image and the fact that VIP are a well-known established brand.
We can assist with finance. We work closely with finance experts who understand our franchise model. Together, we look at how a V.I.P. Home Services: Fencing & Home Maintenance franchise can work for you and your current financial situation.
Yes, you will receive a generous sized territory and in addition to that have the ability to work anywhere you want within your region. So you get the best of both worlds with this offer.
Speak to your local Regional Master to obtain more information on this. The total investment will vary depending on things like tools in your possession already that are suitable, where you are located in Australia and which initial choice you make regarding whether you want to be a fencing specialist or be a home maintenance specialist etc., either way we think that you will be pleasantly surprised at just how affordable the package is!
*Master Franchise enquiries, please contact us to find out more details regarding the investment level required.
We do have a very reasonable flat rate fee, but you do not pay any percentage commissions on your income to V.I.P., the only other fee we charge is a very modest lead fee. And take note that your first month with us is fee free!
The good news is we can teach you how to fence, so long as you enjoy working outdoors and have some natural ability with tools.
Yes if you choose this aspect of the franchise offer initially, you will be trained on how to do the work for your customer and trained in how to run a successful and profitable business. You also receive ongoing training throughout the life of your franchise. Speak to your local Regional Master regarding our comprehensive 8 Week Paid Training Program that is not only generous but tax effective also!
Again this is fine, you don't have to take fencing work, we are looking for people with this experience and established home maintenance skills. You will, however, need to provide proof of "Efficiency" and or "Relevant License(s)" for some of the extensive home maintenance services we offer to our customers.
You will be trained in the IT and Office Administration that V.I.P. F&HM provides you as part of the package – this covers all aspects of running a successful business. You will receive ongoing business training throughout your time with us. Speak to your local Regional Master regarding our comprehensive 4 Week Paid Training Program that is not only generous but tax effective also!
Your franchise includes a one-year cloud bookkeeping package, which includes training, set up and ongoing bookkeeping assistance through out that year.
A good question, and one that we get asked often. During your training, you will be shown not only the efficient way to perform the work but included in training you will be assisted with your initial quotations and how to calculate the jobs.
If you intend to use your current vehicle, it must have at least a 2,300kg towing capacity with a heavy duty tow pack installed. As a rule it is preferred that the vehicle is less than five years old, however an older, with suitable tow capacity vehicle that is in good condition may be accepted at our discretion. If purchasing a new or used vehicle, it must have the same mentioned towing capacity and be five years old or under in the case of a second hand purchase and be white (preferably), or black.
If choosing to operate a Home Maintenance franchise only, you will need a new or used white van or alternatively, a new or used white (preferably) or black ute with a canopy that it is no older than five years old if purchasing the vehicle. An existing vehicle that fits these descriptions will also be acceptable.
We do offer a "job availability guarantee" from $1,500 to $2,000 GST inclusive per week. This guarantee is not unconditional and you should talk to your local Regional Master, who will explain it to you in more detail and at your "Doc-Prep day." Please note: J.A.G. is not available to Corporate or Master Franchise models.
Your franchise package is very comprehensive in its scope and whatever we don't supply you with; you will receive a concise list of those items along with accurate costing. After reviewing your "Local Information Guide" regarding the figures, you will be left in no doubt what is involved in getting "business ready" and started in your new venture.
Yes you can and you will be pleased to know that not only can you expect to be assisted through the process but you will also pay less in fees for doing so than some other comparable franchise systems.
"I used Warren Smith from V.I.P. Home Services Fencing to replace a fence that a tree had knocked down and found his service to be a delight! He got rid of the tree for me and along with his sons had the new fence up for me in no time, the fence itself looks fantastic, so much so I am getting him back later in the month to do another fence that needs replacing. Fairly priced and great service says I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of fencing work."
- Nat Harford (Fencing Services Melbourne)
"I would like to thank Bryan for the quick turnaround in the job he undertook for me. From making himself available to quote the job and then to actually getting on with it and completing the work to a high standard immediately. I will certainly be recommending Bryan to friends and I would not hesitate to call VIP Fencing for any future requirements."
- Peter Lazidis (Fencing Services Perth)
"Thanks Bryan for a great job repairing my fence which was damaged in a recent storm. You took the time to describe what needed to happen, advised me on some things I didn't notice and kept me updated through the whole process, which was completed in a matter of weeks. Great service and a great job. I highly recommend dealing with VIP Fencing - Fremantle."
- Jo McAllister (Fencing Services Perth)
"I initially requested a simple wooden fence with a gate. I worked with Justin who clarified my requests and suggested suitable timber, posting and fence/gate stability requirements. He was reliable, responsive and honest. The end result was above my expectations - and crafted to perfection. The wow factor is always impressive, well done! Thank you again."
- Dionne Shnider (Fencing Services Melbourne)
"I am very delight to recommend Justin from VIP Home service, who replaced the old fence to acoustic wall for us. All my requirements are carefully being considered and all the issues are solved perfectly. Hassle-free! I would not hesitate to hire him again and recommend to all my friends if any fence work happened. Thanks, Justin."
- Wei (Fencing Services Toorak)
"Justin is a very customer-oriented professional with a strong focus on quality. As part of a larger residential landscaping project, Justin built for us 2 boundary fences, a front picket fence & gate, 2 side fences with gates, and a retaining wall for our front garden. Justin worked in well with our landscapers, took care to minimise disruption to our property, and also displayed a lot of patience when interacting with us at times difficult neighbours. He also took plenty of time to understand our needs and, as we were trying to work out what we wanted, provided useful suggestions and advice regarding different materials and styles."
- John (Fencing Services Surry Hills)
"I used another fencing company to do my left fence, and regretted it. A couple years on it's now wobbling and warped. Justin built my right fence shortly after and did a brilliant job - so good that I got him to then build my front white picket fence, which was even more impressive. He said he was building a piece of furniture for my front yard, so it needed to be done well. He's easy to deal with and delivers a quality end product for a fair price."
- Adrian (Fencing Services Malvern East)
"Ours was a challenging retaining wall project requiring 32 steel posts and 132 concrete sleepers, creating a 60 meter long meter high wall. Despite the problems caused by the sloppy site Justin approached the work calmly and methodically and built our wall ruler straight. Impressive! He and his assistant worked overtime to finish the job and left us a very happy customer. We highly recommend this talented, reliable and pleasant tradesman."
- Kirsten (Fencing Services Glen Iris)