Introducing Rakesh Bhan, Tauranga’s Longest Serving Franchisee
Tauranga Regional Director, Jan Lichtwark is pleased to introduce the regions longest serving CrestClean franchisee, Rakesh Bhan.
Rakesh is originally from Fiji and moved to New Zealand in 2001 with his wife, Mohini. He joined CrestClean in 2006 as he wanted a bit of freedom in his day and he liked what CrestClean had to offer. He has since grown his business from $40,000 to $70,000.
He still has a lot of the customers that he stared with seven years ago. “They are all so good to me, they treat me like I’m part of their staff now,” he says.
Jan says Rakesh is great with customers- “He sees them all most weeks and if any extra jobs need doing he is always more than happy to help,” he says.
On many occasions Rakesh has been given excellence awards from customers and the great feedback he is receiving helps him to gain more customers.
Jan says, “Rakesh is reliable and honest and he isn’t afraid to ask for help when he needs it.
He has been very loyal to CrestClean over the years and I sometimes give his number to people interested in buying a franchise so they can hear about the business from a franchisees point of view and he’s always willing to talk to them about his experiences.”
Rakesh has many years of experience and is always willing to share his knowledge with other franchisees. He says he enjoys helping and encouraging others to grow their businesses.
“I like working with CrestClean as I love having the freedom to liaise with customers,” he says, “I can do my work at my own pace and organise it around my family, which is very important to me.
I have a lot of support from Jan and the rest of the CrestClean team. If I ever need help, I know I can turn to them and I really appreciate that.”
Jan is pleased to have Rakesh on his team, saying, “On behalf of the CrestClean team I would like to thank you for all of your hard work over the last seven years Rakesh. We appreciate it and hope to have you around for many years to come!”