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  • Pride of Workmanship Award for Invercargill franchisee

    Cleaner receives Rotary award

    From veterinary tutor, to milking cows, to cleaning, Jonathan Luna has always taken pride in his work — and now he has an award to prove it. The CrestClean franchisee is the proud recipient of a Pride of Workmanship Award, presented to him by Invercargill Sunrise Rotary. The award acknowledges

  • Shine hasn’t worn off for hard floor cleaning...

    Cleaning trainees

    When he first got behind a polishing machine four years ago, Randeep Singh took an instant shine to hard floor cleaning. Since then he has trained all 13 franchisees in the South Canterbury region, five of whom have completed their advanced training to become hard floor care specialists. Randeep’s latest

  • Smiliest cleaner says “cheese”

    He has been dubbed CrestClean’s “smiliest cleaner” and now he’s not only saying “cheese”, he’s eating it, after being presented with a gift from Open Country Dairy. Seby Joseph was given a box of goodies, including a block of Open Country Dairy’s finest cheddar, by Site Manager Scott Houston, to

  • Teneaki and Francis celebrate 10 years of success...

    Spending time together as a family was few and far between for Teneaki and Francis Nawaia when they lived in Kiribati. Working as a deckhand on cruise ships, Francis would be away for up to up to 18 months at a time, leaving Teneaki to raise their eight children largely

  • New Regional Managers fishing for new business

    CrestClean's new regional managers for Whangarei

    As far as fishing goes, trout never held that much of an appeal for Kent Wilkinson. But, now that he’s swapped the pebbly shores of Lake Taupo for the sandy beaches of Northland, he is looking forward to getting his fishing rod out again. And saltwater fish are not the

  • New wheels kitted out for success with innovative...

    When Tauranga CrestClean franchisee Hasitha Heenatigala bought his cleaning business, he wanted a vehicle that was safe, professional and fit for purpose. And, having kitted out his brand new LDV G10 with carpeted shelves to contain all his cleaning equipment, he has achieved all three. Tall enough to stand up

  • CrestClean scores 94% with SiteWise

    CrestClean has achieved SiteWise Green Status, acknowledging the high-quality health and safety systems it has in place. SiteWise is a prequalification system, by Site Safe New Zealand, that grades a contractor’s health and safety capability. The results are published on a database that can be viewed by potential customers. Green

  • New franchisees make clean start

    Cleaners training

    Meet Waikato’s newest franchisees — Arlene and Rimmar Singgo. The couple recently completed their induction training with Dorsamy (Samy) Goundar and are excited to be embarking on their new venture. Arlene was working at Ingham’s chicken processing plant when her friend suggested that she buy the franchise. “I worked at

  • Tauranga manager gears up to take on Whakatane...

    Managing a busy and growing region is like riding a bike for CrestClean Regional Manager Jan Lichtwark. Over the past decade, Jan has increased the number of teams in the Tauranga Region fivefold — and now he is expanding his ‘patch’ down the coast, to Whakatane. As the new manager

  • Clean sweep builds new lifestyle

    Long service award presented to cleaner

    Ten years ago, Gary Mohi traded in a hammer and nails for a mop and bucket — and he hasn’t looked back. “It took me a couple of years to get used to it, but now I’ll be driving somewhere in the middle of the day and it’ll be pouring

  • Sun, surf and CRM for tech trainer during...

    Tech training

    FaceTime was replaced with ‘face-to-face time’ when CrestClean’s CRM whizz Claire Duell visited the Tauranga office this week. With CrestClean spread the length and breadth of the country Claire, who is based at head office in Dunedin, is used to taking staff through their paces via video calls. So, when

  • Meet New Zealand’s largest CrestClean team

    Cleaning team enjoys Christmas function

    In 2007 Srirangitharajah (Sri) Gunasingam fled Sri Lanka as a refugee, arriving in New Zealand with little more than the shirt on his back. Thirteen years later, he is the proud owner of New Zealand’s largest CrestClean franchise, with a turnover of $800,000. A successful restaurateur in Sri Lanka, Sri



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