Outback GutterVac Franchise Opens in Georgia
Partners set ambitious goals for growth over next five years
When Ryan Fox and Brett Mattison began looking for a scalable business that would build on the existing foundation they’d created in the Duluth, Ga. area with a tree service and Christmas lighting business, they discovered Outback GutterVac. Still in its testing and development phase, the duo signed on as licensees.
A little more than a year later, they converted that license into a three-territory franchise, becoming the second franchisees to join the Outback GutterVac revolution. For Ryan and Matt, the decision was simple.
“The systems that were in place, such as the CRM Jacksboro portal and the call center, were things we never had the luxury of having in our own business and they were readily available for us to use right from the start,” says Ryan, who took a few minutes to discuss his thoughts about the benefits available through our one-of-a-kind franchise. “That really intrigued us. The branding is great, too. It is catchy and the whole origin story connected.”
Beyond branding and technology, Ryan and Brett were impressed with the growth potential in the American gutter cleaning industry. Every home with gutters is a potential customer, and with little exception, the market is wide open.
“There’s always the fly-by-nights who come in and lowball everything. You’ve got to compete with them, but the quality of service we provide is just so much higher,” Ryan says. “The value proposition is a big attractor for customers, who know they’re getting a value for their money.”
Because Outback GutterVac utilizes the technology and processes of a proven franchise system with nearly 20 years of success in Australia, along with our business support center, proprietary CRM software and franchising expertise, we have established high standards for gutter cleaning as well as safety. Every Outback GutterVac franchise owner is licensed and insured, and technicians receive extensive ladder and roof safety training that meets OSHA and ANSI standards.
When it comes time for the customer’s follow-up call from our Business Support Center, they’re eager to repeat the excellent experience they’ve received previously. Word of mouth grows, and with it your business expands.
“It’s a great business. You’ve got to love being outside, and you’re hands-on unless you have enough capital to hire everyone up front,” Ryan says. “It’s a scalable business offering something people need. The sky really is the limit. As much as you want to take on and do, you can just keep growing it.”
A new Outback GutterVac gutter cleaning franchise was a perfect fit for Ryan and Brett. They divide the operation along their strengths, with Brett managing the crews in the field while Ryan handles sales, marketing and the business management side of things.
The partners have set out a series of goals for their territories in the Duluth area, and Ryan anticipates growing eventually to five full-time crews and more than $1 million in revenues in five years. That’s ambitious, but he believes it’s achievable.
“That’s essentially adding a crew every year averaging $200,000 per crew,” Ryan says.
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Tapping into the more than 16 billion feet of American gutters is an affordable, scalable business opportunity with low startup costs ranging from $93,900 to $120,750 for your first territory. For in-depth details about the Outback GutterVac franchise opportunity, download our free franchise report. You can also learn more by visiting our research pages.