Outback GutterVac Franchise Launches National Expansion
Proven gutter cleaning system lands first franchisees
After a year of rigorous field testing of everything from gutter vacuum cleaning systems to mobile apps for managing business in the field, Outback GutterVac has launched its national franchise brand with the sale of three territories in Duluth, Georgia, and a fourth territory in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Moving forward, Outback GutterVac is focused on bringing in new franchise owners in markets across the nation while providing the most rigorous training and extensive support. These programs position Outback GutterVac as the premier gutter cleaning franchise.
“As we bring on new franchisees, and we’re hoping to bring on a lot this year, we want to make sure the training programs and support systems are in place to help them hit the ground running,” says Gillian Harper, director of franchise development for Outback GutterVac. “We spent a year testing everything from the branding to the business support center, and that’s what stands out — because no one has the brand identity, the technology or the support we offer.”
Outback GutterVac delivers an easily scalable business with multiple recurring revenue streams, rigorous service and safety training programs, and the pride that comes with providing homeowners a vital link between protecting their investment and health. The value of low startup costs ranging from $93,900 to $120,750 are underscored by custom CRM systems and mobile apps, a Business Support Center, and a state-of-the-art customer call center. Territories are available across the country, and military veterans can receive two territories for the cost of one.
Savvy entrepreneurs tested each Outback GutterVac system
The successful launch of the franchise comes on the heels of 12 months of licensee testing, and according to Gillian, all systems are go. New franchise owners will know they’re getting state-of-the-art systems and a turn-key business with proven operations and model, all tested in the field by real, working Outback GutterVac operators chosen because of their business acumen and knowledge.
“We tried to locate entrepreneurial folks to join us in that program,” Gillian says. “We made sure we were testing the Business Support Center and all of the scripting and scheduling over the phone for multiple franchisees and licensees, to really test the extent of what we can accomplish with the center.”
The Business Support Center fields all sales calls, schedules appointments and conducts follow-up calls on behalf of every franchise owner. This alleviates the owner from having to spend time on business development and frees them up to be in the field, providing the services that generate revenues.
Outback GutterVac technology and processes are proven
While new to the United States, Outback GutterVac utilizes technology and processes that fostered a successful concept in Australia for nearly 20 years. As Outback GutterVac ramps up for rapid expansion in America, Australia’s long track record of success demonstrates that they have a proven business model to follow.
Nevertheless, for more than a year, Outback GutterVac tested our proprietary ThunderVacTM Technology Process in U.S. markets to ensure it performs as expected. We also developed training programs to improve job performance and safety, and our roof and ladder safety training meets OSHA and ANSI standards.
The result is a proven business built around well-tested technology and training programs, all designed to deliver customers peace of mind when it comes to cleaning one of the most neglected areas of their homes.
Gutter cleaning franchises are a wide-open market
One trend that emerged during the testing phase for Outback GutterVac was the lack of trusted, identifiable brands in the gutter cleaning industry. There are more than 80 billion feet of gutters in the U.S., yet there are few businesses focused solely on this neglected area of home maintenance.
Outback GutterVac is seeking to change that with a brand identity built for national competition, a franchise model for a scalable business, and a Business Support Center ready to assist franchise owners in growing their businesses.
“No one has seen anything like this before,” Gillian says. “There hasn’t been a player in this market before, and it’s wide open and underserved, particularly from the commercial standpoint.”
Outback GutterVac franchisees provide insights and build the brand
Outback GutterVac is seeking savvy entrepreneurs looking to get in on the ground floor of an exciting operation in a time of impressive growth. Gillian and her team are looking for individuals with the drive and vision for success.
“One of the exciting things about building a brand, and what I love about franchising, is the fresh perspective you get with every franchisee who joins the system,” she says. “I never cease to be amazed that every franchisee who joins our system brings their life, their insights and their knowledge. We work together to make the brand stronger and better.”
As more Americans begin to turn their attention to maintaining their biggest investment, there has never been a better time to get into the home maintenance industry. Outback GutterVac is poised to become the national leader in gutter repair and maintenance.