Property Caretaking

If you have handyman skills or are good with outside jobs you may like to consider a Property Caretaking Franchise. Our Property Care teams provide caretaking and maintenance services to schools and to building owners, looking after their grounds, gardens and doing simple property maintenance duties.

Crest Property Care Franchise Opportunities

Crest Property Care offers reliable property caretaking and maintenance services to building owners, tenants, schools, businesses and organisations.

We look after our customers’ facilities and grounds, taking care of presentation and maintenance duties.

We look after…

  • Lawns
  • Grounds
  • Facilities Care
  • Maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Recycling
  • Boiler Operation
  • Pool Care
  • Water Blasting
  • Scheduled Duties

A New Approach to Caretaking

As a division of CrestClean, Crest Property Care is backed by NZ’s leading cleaning company, servicing commercial and business customers all around the country.

Crest Property Care operates locally in each region, in tandem with our cleaning division. We offer Property Care franchises that operate on the same system as our cleaning franchises.

How does a Crest Property Care franchise operate?


Our Property Care franchisees are provided with contracted customers to an agreed level of turnover. The contracts are organised and administered by Crest, and the franchisee is inducted to the duties, and supported to ensure that the job is performed well and the customer is happy.

Caretaking and maintenance tasks are defined and ordered into a schedule of duties, with regular, seasonal and periodic tasks. The schedule of duties forms the basis for an annual service on a contract arrangement.

Franchisees are remunerated twice per month for the contracted services that they have performed.

Crest also prepares and files GST returns, prepares annual accounts and files your tax return to keep your business compliant.

Learn more about how Crest supports your business


What sort of customers do we have?

Typically our customers are schools, businesses and organisations. Our schools caretaking service works really well, the schools are happy to have the caretaking performed under a contract basis. At larger schools we have a team of several Property Care franchisees who work together on the job.

Crest takes a consultative approach to pricing our services.  We can come up with the appropriate package to suit their maintenance and presentation requirements.


What type of skills are required?

Our caretakers may have a trade background, or be a person with‘handyman’ skills. Familiarity with tools and the ability to fix or repair routine items is an advantage. We look after grounds so lawn mowing and weed eating are regular duties. Lots of general outdoor tasks are part of the business, as well as interfacing with other maintenance services. We need people who are self-managing, and who can organise the tasks and duties in a sensible manner.

All franchisees are trained in the safe operation of their equipment and to carry out their tasks whilst minimising any risks.  When we set up a contract we make sure we identify and document the Site Specific Health and Safety systems.

Health and Safety

Crest Property Care has a documented Health and Safety system based around the core duties and tasks undertaken. We assess the Site Specific risks and build in controls to minimise any danger to our customers, the public and our personnel. We provide comprehensive Health and Safety documentation.

Our property caretakers are:

  • Self-Managing to a Schedule of Duties 
  • Health and Safety Compliant
  • Security Vetted
  • Competent and Responsible

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