Slide: Contractor Induction – Introduction
James Stroud: Good day and Welcome to the Stroud Homes Sub-Contractor Induction
Training Video. My name is James Stroud. We’ve got some big goals at Stroud Homes, we want to become the best building company in Australia and we’re going to need your help to get there that’s what this video is about.
Slide: Contractor Induction – Our Background
James Stroud: Just to give you a little bit of background. I’m a Canadian boy that came
across Australia about 15 years ago. I married one of your lovely Australian girls. She’s an architectural draftsman. We started doing carpentry work and built our way up until we bought a new home building franchise in 2005. We were the youngest and least experienced in that group and within five years, we were still the youngest, but had the highest market share and won Franchisee of the Year; basically, done pretty well at it. So, we decided to start up our own brand and that’s where Stroud Homes come from.
We’ve been going really well since then and we’d like you and your business to be part of that success story.
Slide: Contractor Induction – Representing Stroud Homes
James Stroud: When our sub-contractors visit our building sites, they’re representing me.
Frankly, it’s really important that you know how I’d like you to behave on site and you understand the things that I’m trying to achieve because I know you’ll help me with it.
Slide: Contractor Induction – Our Goals at Stroud Homes
James Stroud: One little goal we have at Stroud Homes, well, it’s a big goal. We want to
create a building company so good that someone would write a book about it and someone else would buy the book. We’ve set some pretty high goals here; we need to talk about how we’re going to reach them.
Slide: Contractor Induction – Our Commitment to Continuous Improvement
James Stroud: We’re looking to create a very professional team of trades here and we’ve
got some specific requirements about how we believe where we will need to go about achieving those goals.
The Stroud Homes Sub-Contract Team are committed to constant improvement and constantly improving the level of professionalism that they bring to their trade, whether it would be concreting, tiling, painting, whatever it is.
Slide: Contractor Induction – End of Part 1