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.

  • Triple excellence for Nelson franchisees

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    They say good things come in threes and that is certainly true for Nelson franchisees Maunghla Pan and Mu Ban Peh. The couple were awarded three Certificates of Excellence in a month, for their ‘excellent customer care and quality of work’ at the kindergarten and two schools that they clean.

  • Amputee turns life around with CrestClean franchise

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    Khua Zanniat was just 17 when he lost his arm in a workplace accident in Malaysia. With no government assistance and little hope of finding a job to support himself, he faced a bleak future. But, 10 years later, having moved to New Zealand as a refugee, he owns his

  • Christchurch franchisee buys first home just in time...

    Cleaner standing by real estate sold sign.

    Fazeel Ali moved to New Zealand with dreams in his head of a better life — but he never dreamt that one day he would own his own home. Now, just two years after buying a CrestClean franchise, Fazeel and his wife Shazia Sazlin have been able to save enough

  • First home dream becomes a reality for New...

    New homeowners stranding outside their home.

    When Kiraren Tirate and Linda Etuati moved to New Plymouth from the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati, they never dreamed they would own their own business or their own home — but six years later they have both. The couple came to New Zealand seeking better healthcare and education opportunities

  • Former bank manager gets his life in balance...

    Cleaner being presented with long service certificate.

    After 30 years in the adrenalin-fuelled world of banking, Richard Kemm craved a different pace of life. With the pressure of long hours and a never-ending workload, he was looking for a change that would carry him through to his retirement — he found it in CrestClean. “The mental stress

  • Franchisee builds property portfolio after swapping accountancy for...

    Cleaners are presented with certificate.

    A career change from accountant to cleaner has more than paid off for Rajju Prasad. Fifteen years after the switch, he and his wife Manorama own four properties, with plans to build another five. The South Auckland CrestClean franchisees, who were recently presented with a 15-Year Long Service Award, moved

  • Kāpiti Coast franchisee pays it forward by donating...

    Cleaner with prize money.

    Kāpiti Coast franchisee Peta Faikimua believes what goes around comes around. So, when she received a CrestClean Excellence Award, including a crisp 50 dollar note, she was quick to donate it to her local church. “We come from a religious background, and as Christians ourselves we believe that the path

  • Franchisees ticking off their wish list with CrestClean...

    Cleaners are presented with award.

    Twenty years ago, Makalita and Afelee Niumea moved to New Zealand from the remote Pacific Island of Tuvalu in search of a better life for their children. But as their family grew — and with it their expenses — they found themselves struggling to pay the bills. Makalita was working

  • Christchurch franchisees build successful futures for their children

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    When a brain injury forced Joseph Sabu to give up a successful engineering career, he and his wife Tency were worried about how they would support their children in their studies. But, by becoming CrestClean franchisees, both their son and daughter, Sagar and Sarangi, have been able to follow in

  • Puppy love for Auckland franchisees

    Cleaners with their dog.

    Harry and Joy Singh always wanted to own a dog, but they were worried having a furry friend would make it difficult to find a rental property. Becoming CrestClean franchisees soon solved the problem! Eight months later they were able to buy their own home… and with it, Laadoo the

  • Seafaring franchisee on board with cleaning career

    Cleaner receives long service award.

    With a maritime career of 30 years behind him, Neville Hall is used to keeping things shipshape — and now, as a CrestClean franchisee, things are no different. “My background on the ships was always in hospitality and housekeeping. As the onboard services manager part of my role was to

  • Successful businesswoman achieves work-life balance

    Juggling family and a career can be a challenge, but Christchurch businesswoman Smita Vaghela was able to face it head on when she changed careers from nurse to franchise owner. Buying a CrestClean franchise has given her the freedom to easily divide her time between home and work, while achieving



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