Franchise Business Success Stories

Read on and celebrate success with our people from around New Zealand. Milestones reached, awards won, recognition from our customers - success comes with many faces - a smile from a positive comment, a home purchased through business success and confidence, a smile to the camera while receiving a long service award. Let’s always share our success together.

  • Successful business owners thrilled to t...

    Two experienced CrestClean business owners in Wellington have risen through the ranks to take up senior training roles. Naval Gupta and Naseem Shariff have been appointed as Regional Trainers for Master Cleaners Training Institute (MCTI) in Wellington and Hutt Valley. But before being selected the pair had to meet strict

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  • It’s a fond farewell after 12 successf...

    Close colleagues turned out to farewell Owen and Carolyn Smithson who have recently retired after more than a decade of being CrestClean business owners. A special lunch was held for the Dunedin husband and wife team, where Regional Managers Tony and Nicky Kramers thanked them for their hard work and

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  • Quality is key for Esther in her new rol...

      She might be a relative newcomer to the industry but Esther Venkataiya has achieved a lot in the three years she’s been with CrestClean. Esther is the company’s new Quality Assurance Co-ordinator covering Christchurch and South Canterbury. It’s a role she loves. “I’ve always had an eye for the

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  • Colleagues share success with CrestClean

    It was handshakes all round when two colleagues celebrated reaching their three-year milestone with CrestClean. But for Robert Glenie and Randeep Singh, the pair’s pathway to success couldn’t have been more diverse, each having worked in different industries before joining the company. Robert had been a builder before being appointed

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  • Accolades flow as couple celebrate 10 y...

    Hilda Whatuira-Davies with Dunedin Regional Managers Tony and Nicky Kramers.

      In 2008 Hilda Whatuira-Davies found herself at a crossroads in her working life when she was made redundant. After five years at Sealord Dunedin, Hilda decided to seize the opportunity to do something completely different when the company announced it was shutting its fish processing plant. She considered becoming

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  • Floor care goes chemical-free with revol...

    Customers are the big winners after one of CrestClean’s most experienced operators invested in new technology that provides a totally ‘”green” approach to floor care. Tauranga-based Pinakin Patel, who is also a regional trainer for Master Cleaners Training Institute, has purchased a multipurpose machine that is capable of handling a

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  • CrestClean couple fulfil home dream with...

      It was an occasion that just couldn’t pass without a photo to celebrate receiving the keys to their brand new home in one of Auckland’s fastest growing and sought after suburbs. And their beaming faces are a picture of pride, as Jeevan Gundampati and Mitra Kancharla pose together in

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  • Excellence shines bright for business ow...

      It was a big thumbs up for these Dunedin business owners whose dedication and hard work has been impressing their CrestClean customers. Each was presented with a Certificate of Excellence at the company’s recent annual team meeting by Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director. The award is testament to the

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  • Jumbo-sized van ticks all the boxes

    Praneel Prasad is delighted with his Toyota Hiace Jumbo. It means he can carry all his specialist cleaning equipment in one vehicle.

      His new van is turning heads in Hamilton with its distinctive livery acting like a giant mobile billboard. Praneel Prasad’s Toyota Hiace Jumbo is the perfect fit for his business. The roomy vehicle means he can offer a quick response to his customers’ needs by having all the necessary

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  • Celebrating 15 successful years in busin...

    Pinakin Patel was the first franchisee in South Auckland when he started with CrestClean 15 years ago.

      He didn’t need his accountancy skills to quickly figure out that cleaning could be a lucrative and rewarding career. When Pinakin Patel moved to New Zealand in 2002 he had “an open mind” on which career path life would take him on. He picked up a part time cleaning

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  • Secret to a happy marriage? Become a Cre...

    A married couple who bought a CrestClean business discovered a surprise bonus – it’s been a real tonic for their relationship! Vikashni Prasad says working with her husband Atish Kishore has brought them even closer. “I think CrestClean has changed our life.” During the daytime Atish has a job as

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  • Put customers first: Top tips from a suc...

    A new chapter is about to begin for successful CrestClean business owner Rakesh Bhan. After 12 years at the top of his game, the Tauranga franchisee is hanging up his cleaning gear for good to start a new business venture with his wife Mohini. The couple, who fled Fiji in

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