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.

  • Business owners have every reason to jump for...

    Malcolm Brown and Alex Lopaz are not only Crest’s rising stars in Tauranga they are polished performers in every way. Jan Lichtwark says the hardworking franchisees rightly deserve top honours and have excelled by having a great attitude to work and going the extra mile for their customers. For Jan,

  • CrestClean’s vision to double in size

    CrestClean’s phenomenal growth is set to accelerate with Managing Director Grant McLauchlan announcing the company is well on track to double in size. The company’s 20th anniversary coincides with major investment in IT upgrades and new management systems as CrestClean strengthens its position as the dominant performer in New Zealand’s

  • Triplets a key part of family’s successful franchise

    When Marta Manicia needs three extra pairs of hands to help her with the family cleaning business she doesn’t have to look far. For the Southland CrestClean team is unique as three of its members are triplets, and the young women enjoy nothing better than rolling up their sleeves and

  • CrestClean turns 20 today!

    Let’s celebrate our big birthday… Crest was launched in 1996, at a time when there was opportunity for change in New Zealand’s cleaning industry. Our vision was to develop a proprietary franchise system with innovative business processes designed to capture a large market share by enhancing service levels. Twenty prosperous

  • Filipino couple create a little bit of Crest...

    Niza and Fredie Dela Cruz enjoy being small business owners.

    Niza and Fredie Dela Cruz feel a sense of pride in that they have helped to make a little bit of history for Crest in the Waikato. Throughout New Zealand CrestClean has 34 different nationalities represented among our franchisees. And although there are Filipinos in other Crest regions throughout the

  • Doing the hard yards pays off for Prasun

    Prasun Acharya has a brand new car and is having a home built for his family.

    Right now it’s just a timber frame on a concrete base several months from completion – but in his mind’s eye Prasun Acharya can already picture the stunning vista he’ll wake up to each day. For Prasun and his wife Diksha are thrilled by their change in fortune since they

  • Banker-turned-franchisee enjoys his new freedom

    Richard Kemm has his vehicle and cleaning equipment checked by Jason Cheng, Crest’s Waikato/Bay of Plenty Quality Assurance Co-ordinator.

    When Richard Kemm decided to quit his senior job with a major bank he had done his homework and was confident joining Crest was the right move. Richard was a Business Banking Manager for an ANZ branch in Hamilton and a number of his clients were CrestClean franchisees. And the

  • Migrants flourish as business booms

    When Glenn Cockroft started with Crest in Invercargill six years ago there were just six franchises. Today that number has grown to 32 franchises, involving more than 70 personnel. Many franchises are husband and wife businesses, often involving other family members. Glenn, CrestClean’s Regional Manager, says the area is booming

  • Sweet treats for a cleaning job well done

    Seshli Anand with the chocolates she and her husband Raj received.

    When franchisee Raj Anand spotted a box of chocolates in a classroom he was cleaning he was more than a bit puzzled. But as he looked up at the classroom’s whiteboard it all became clear … and the six large words in front of him said it all, bringing a

  • It’s more than a job for Crest’s Regional...

    Bill Douglas in front of Rotorua’s landmark museum.

    His cell phone is running hot as Bill Douglas tucks into a plate of salad at one of Rotorua’s city centre eateries. As Crest’s Regional Manager for Rotorua, Whakatane and Taupo, Bill is a busy man and keeping in touch with his franchisees and Crest’s customers is a big part

  • Business is booming but still time for family

    Being a franchisee gives Dimple and Joe Singh plenty of time for their daughter Avleen.

    Joe Singh was on track for a successful career with Countdown. Now he’s counting his blessings that he took the plunge to purchase a CrestClean franchise – and life has never been better for Joe and his wife Dimple. The Rotorua couple are first-time parents and say having their own

  • From fast-food workers to franchise superstars

    Love blossomed for Nancy Nandan and Kent Wilkinson when they worked at McDonald’s.

    When Nancy Nadan took a shine to a fellow McDonald’s worker she soon realised it would be up to her to make the first move. She’d heard from other staff that Kent Wilkinson liked her, so she decided to pluck up the courage to invite him out one evening when



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