Investing in a franchise can be a great way to own a business without having to experience all the hardships of starting from the ground up, but it’s not for everyone. Here are some relevant points that you should consider before buying a franchise.
A large portion of our success comes down to our incredible network of skilled local builders who share Stroud’s values of genuine quality, real service, honest transparency and community spirit. We recently shared the experiences that our NSW and QLD franchisees have had since joining Stroud Homes. Below you can hear from our builders in […]
Deciding to join a building franchise is a significant decision so its natural to have some questions regarding the process of joining, what support you will receive and what is expected from both the franchisee and franchisor. One important question revolves around the cost of starting a building franchise. In this video, James Stroud explains […]
Video Transcript Slade: I have been in the building industry for 27 years. Started building homes right through the states in New South Wales, North Queensland, Northern Territory, before we settled back home in the Wide Bay Area. Patrick: My background starts back in high school, doing a school-based apprenticeship with my dad […]
Video Transcript Matt: Previous to starting with Stroud, my main experience was becoming a tradesman. John: I’ve been in the building and construction industry now for over 20 years. Joel: Previous to Stroud Homes, my whole experience was working for other builders. Yarren: I left school, I did my apprenticeship, I started out doing […]
In this video series, Mark Harris from Stroud Homes takes you through the top 5 reasons Australian builders go broke and offers some sound advice on how to avoid these pitfalls.
Video Transcript: James: What was life like before you joined Stroud? Trevor: Well, before I joined Stroud, building is enjoyable but hard. So, just knowing where you are in the build financially, having no systems and things like that, it just made it really hard, to the point where it made it unenjoyable, wasn’t […]
Tom: I am Tom Sachs from Stroud Homes Lockyer Valley. I’ve got quite a broad experience in the construction industry, I’ve done commercial sites, car parks, but my love is the residential construction and that’s what brought me through to Stroud Homes. I chose a franchise because there’s a lot already set up for […]
Scott: Yeah. So I left school at 15, started my apprenticeship. And from there, I’ve subcontracted. From 20 year old, I was fully qualified. Spent the next sort of 5, 10 years subcontracting, working all over New South Wales. Then decided to get my builder’s license, and, you know, started doing it myself. […]
Matt Lowson: Previous to starting with Stroud, my main experience was coming from a tradesman, then onto supervision, then onto management through some of the major companies, the major building companies in Southeast Queensland. And that experience taught me a lot in what not to do and what to do as well, bringing that […]