Income As Solid As Concrete

Author: Heather Gleeson

Date: APR 18th, 2016

Topic: Franchise News And Advice

Franchise partners of the Concrete Taxi franchise opportunity are thriving with group sales up 20% on last year and the word is they just ‘can’t keep up’.  It’s time to take a deeper look at why this franchise system performs consistently well.

Concrete Taxi franchisees specialise in supplying concrete for jobs that are too small for the larger concrete mixer trucks, and too large for a premix bags in both the DIY and commercial markets.

Why do more and more people want concrete and ring to book in a Concrete Taxi job?  Consider your own back yard.  Is there a spot that could do with up to a couple of cubic metres of concrete to tidy things up?  A garage floor, footpath, stairs, or a pool surrounds?  

Concrete is the second highest demand product in the world, only beaten by water.

Concrete Taxi currently have opportunities available in and around Ipswich and the Lockyer Valley, and in Central Brisbane to mention just a few.  Recently, they have welcomed new franchise partners in the Gold Coast, and in Perth.

The Sydney market development is a priority for 2016/17, with a unit on display at the Sydney Homeshow to help boost market awareness. 

There is full training included which was described by the franchisor, Peter, as “being as long as it takes to learn the ropes.  Coming from a hands on background, the most recent new franchisee training took only 4 days.  This is not a gut buster role.  Once you learn the process you’re ready to go, we continue the training until the Franchisee is comfortable in the role”.

Is Concrete Taxi going to work for everyone?  It appears that age and previous experience are taken care of with a new franchisee coming on board at 60 years of age, and another being a retired long distance truck driver.  He was looking for a outdoors, active, and highly profitable business where the hours are only 45-50 per week, and he is home at night and on weekends with his family.  With a full job book and a happy family the Concrete Taxi franchise system has ticked the boxes perfectly for him.

Once you buy a Concrete Taxi franchise, where does the work come from?  Head office are taking all the calls, and sending them directly to the franchisee in their area.   The work does literally come straight to you, with little need to market and promote your services locally to fill your weekly calendar.  Demand is certainly driving sales and growth.  Head office has a national marketing campaign to make sure they are the first point of call in their marketplace.

If this concreting franchise interests you, our advice is to complete 3 steps:

1.     Collect information from Concrete Taxi and talk with Peter, the franchisor, to see that this is suitable for you and there is demand in your area.

2.     If positive, talk with at least 2 current franchisees and ask them for feedback on the franchise system and their experiences.

3.     If positive again, then seek out professional advice regarding the franchise contract, signing up, and securing your new business.  Go for it!

There is more detailed information available, and a enquiry option to get in touch directly with the franchisor, Peter.  

If you are in Sydney on the 26th to the 29th of May pop by and visit Peter at Stand O39 at the Sydney Home Show where he will have the Concrete Taxi truck on display.  There is plenty of growth room in and around Sydney for this in demand franchise!