South Canterbury News

  • Couple take floor care in their stride w...

    Cleaning grubby floors from heavy foot traffic goes with the territory when you’re a school cleaner. But the extra effort put in by CrestClean couple Joy and Nilo Pombo to bring back a shine to the corridors at Ashburton Intermediate School has not gone unnoticed. Their hard work had been

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  • CrestClean team’s expertise brings a s...

    A CrestClean team faced a race against the clock to ensure a landmark New Zealand company’s new extension was spotless for the building’s handover. The contract to build a new cafe and upmarket accommodation for Barkers of Geraldine went to Shore Construction. But before the finished renovation could be officially

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  • Couples’ van rivalry has a surprise sp...

    CrestClean business owners are vying to outshine each other in some friendly rivalry over who has the best looking vehicle. Robert Glenie, the company’s South Canterbury Regional Manager, says his teams set the bar high in all aspects of their work and the eye-catching vans were attracting a lot of

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  • Following in their footsteps inspired by...

    They were eager to join CrestClean after seeing how another young Timaru couple’s fortunes had changed through becoming business owners. Although they had never met them, Tej and Samreen Dhillon got to discover a lot about Kiran and Randeep Singh through following posts on social media and reading stories about

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  • Friends and family help CrestClean coupl...

    Krish and Deedee Kumar on their wedding day. Photo: Sandeep Kumar.

    For Krish and Deedee Kuma it was their dream day but for their boss it was also a very significant occasion. “It’s our first marriage within the South Canterbury CrestClean family,” says Regional Manager Rob Glenie. “I felt very privileged to be invited along to help them celebrate their big

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  • Moving to the regions allows couple to l...

    They’ve had a remarkable change of fortune since taking a big leap of faith and relocating to the South Island from Auckland. After moving to rural Mid Canterbury and investing in a CrestClean franchise, life has never been better for Sandeep and Richa Kumar. Now, two years on, the couple

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  • Couple overjoyed as business paves way t...

    Getting the keys to a place they can finally call home was a joy-filled moment for Randeep Singh and Kiran Kaur. The Timaru couple have joined hundreds of other CrestClean franchisees whose business has brought them financial freedom and the ability to become home owners. Randeep says taking possession of

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  • ‘Happiest cleaner’ thrilled at offic...

    It might have been several months since he appeared on TV screens across New Zealand but people are still recognising Cicero Calzada’s cheery face. The CrestClean business owner, from Ashburton, was dubbed the nation’s happiest cleaner when he was filmed for TV Three’s The Project in the show’s weekly roundup

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  • Principal impressed by CrestClean’s Cl...

    A pizza prize was the incentive that kept these kids on track to win a tasty treat for having the tidiest classroom. The Methven Primary School youngsters impressed CrestClean’s Sandeep Kumar by ensuring their classroom was not left in a messy state at the end of each school day. 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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  • TV show features New Zealand’s ‘happ...

      He’s been dubbed New Zealand’s happiest cleaner and there’s no mistaking that Cicero Calzada loves his work – the evidence being loud and clear. The CrestClean business owner, who just can’t resist breaking into song at every opportunity, appeared on TV Three’s The Project in the show’s weekly roundup

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  • Tasty pizza treat for school’s Cleanes...

    Room 2 (Master Guard Room) at Ashburton Borough School were the lucky winners of Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award. Handing out the pizza is CrestClean business owner Cicero Calzada.

      There was a big cheer for CrestClean’s Cicero Calzad when he delivered a tasty treat to Ashburton Borough School. The Room 2 youngsters were rewarded with a pizza lunch for winning Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The competition is run at many of the 500 schools throughout New Zealand that

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