We require that all your building work is conducted under the Stroud Homes brand
and you must trade under a name that reflects your builder franchise region
, e.g. Stroud Homes Hawkes Bay.
– many of our builders are running a building related business of some type when they start their Stroud Homes operation (reno’s, inspections or carpentry). We work out a transition plan that allows the builder to supplement startup capital with cashflow from their previous business.
As the Stroud Homes business starts to take off, the previous business can be gradually wound down. If you’d like to see how this works, request a business planning meeting where we can design a transition period.
– some of our builders have a team of carpentry or bricklaying subcontractors who are relatively self-sufficient (leading hands are trained and run the show on their own). They’ve continued their businesses running alongside Stroud Homes because it is easy cashflow and helps ensure trade availability.
If we think your business is going to be too distracting or time consuming to allow you to effectively run your Stroud Homes business, then it won’t work out to run both side by side – either in the transition period or ongoing. Rest assured that, because of our background as a franchise - you’ll find we take a common sense approach.