A quick chat with Michael about his initial experience with the Stroud business setup team.
Interviewer: Hey, Michael. How are you doing today, mate?
Michael: Good, good.
Interviewer: So Michael is based up here in Rodney, up in north part of Auckland. And we’re really, really happy to be working with Michael. Michael’s looking at coming on as our first-round franchisee in New Zealand, and also up here in the Rodney area. So, look, Michael, I just wanted to quickly ask you, quickly, how did you hear about Stroud Homes?
Michael: Very simple. I was just looking through the latest “Build” magazine, New Zealand “Build” magazine. Saw the advert at the…full page advert. Got me thinking, there’s some great opportunities in the Rodney District, just north of Auckland, which I really wanted to capitalise on. So I saw this as a real opportunity to partner up with somebody who looked as though they knew what they were doing, and to make a real difference in the building in the Rodney area, so in my local area.
Interviewer: Cool. So what are the things that sort of attracted you to what we’re doing here at Stroud Homes?
Michael: First of all, meeting and talking with James. And James, so I met a guy who seemed to really know what he was talking about. He was very knowledgeable in the whole franchise sort of model, and that sort of thing, and especially in the things that I didn’t know much about, in terms of sales, processes, and procedures. It looked to be a complete package that had some real good people built around it. So yeah, and that was just an initial phone call to James and to Matt. So yeah, brilliant introduction. Brilliant.
Interviewer: Awesome. So what are the things that you feel that you lack that we at Stroud Homes can assist you with, and helping you grow a really good building company up here in the Rodney area?
Michael: First of all, it’s got to be sort of the top notch sales stuff in terms of merchandise, and that sort of thing. But then the people, and processes, and procedures that come with it. So that’s my real deficit, if you like, which I can…and it’s just the…it’s the ongoing training that I can actually call on and receive on a regular basis. And just to be able to have sort of the strengths behind the Stroud name to be able to call on. I think it’s a real bonus for me to grow a business here in Rodney, and really capitalise on a potential growth that’s, yeah, surely coming.
Interviewer: Yeah. No, it’s great. It’s great to hear, Michael. It’s great. I think what you possess as the builder, being the local guy here, knows lots of contacts, knows what he’s doing around in the area, and then what we can offer in regards to brand, system, process. I think it’s a recipe for success, mate. So I really appreciate your time. We’re super excited to be working with you, shortly, hopefully. And getting some Stroud sites rocking and rolling around the place. So thanks. Thanks for your time, Michael.
Michael: No worries.
Interviewer: You have a great day. See you, mate.
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