Fully Australian owned and operated, THE Shed Company specialises in the design, supply and installation of premium quality, engineer-designed prefabricated steel buildings including carports, garages, barns, farm sheds, industrial and commercial buildings.
Founded 2005, THE Shed Company Franchise system provides an ideal opportunity for licensed builders, shed contractors or sales and marketing focused persons to build a sound and highly profitable full-time business using their own building or sales knowledge and experience plus the experience, building designs, state-of-the-art Shed Concepts computer software, business systems and know-how developed by the Franchisor, coupled with the buying power of THE Shed Company Franchise Network.
Product is manufactured and delivered Australia-wide to site by Stramit Building Products - no manufacturing or stock needed. State-of-the-art Shed Concepts computerised quoting and ordering system plus comprehensive product and operational training included.
Capital Requirement: $35,000 to $70,000 subject to site
The financial investment required to establish THE Shed Company Franchise will vary depending on the set up costs of your display centre and office facilities. These costs can be calculated when a suitable display centre site has been located and an acceptable sales budget has been agreed.
An initial "once only" Franchise fee is payable by an incoming Franchisee for the use of THE Shed Company name, the building designs, computer software, business systems, manuals, and use of the 1800 phone system.
This fee also includes the costs of installation of your computer software, initial training for you and your staff and the supply of the initial set-up items such as brochures and marketing aids, stationery, business cards, signage and corporate clothing etc.
We will assist you to enter your initial premises and operating costs, variables and assumptions into the ShedMod computer-modelling program and this will assist you to forecast likely profit and cash flow outcomes for the first year of operation, and also to estimate total capital requirements, including start up working capital to establish your Franchise.
Initial installation and training is carried out at your place of business and commences with the installation and customisation of your computer software and establishment of your local construction and concreting pricing structure plus assistance with establishing your display centre content and layout, signage etc. as required.
Next follows both theoretical and practical hands-on training in the areas of product knowledge and pricing, use of your computer software, general administrative matters and sales operational issues, including selling techniques to help you maximise the conversion of leads to sales.
Your training then moves to the ordering and scheduling of the product, sub-contractor recruitment and recommended operational procedures, marketing, promotion and advertising followed by assistance in preparing and costing your local marketing plan. The final stage of your initial training program covers on-site training of your subcontractors to train them in the correct methods of safely constructing the product plus timesaving methods that improve their efficiency and also produce the professional finish required.
THE Shed Company also provides regular ongoing training by way of local area workshops; regular visits to your Franchise and every year the Annual Conference that includes presentations by and also the opportunity to talk one-on-one with engineers, software providers, suppliers and other industry experts. As a THE Shed Company Franchisee, you will also always have access to your Franchisors as mentors.
The Franchisor also provides an on-line help desk to each THE Shed Company Franchisee. This help desk is available at all times and allows any queries or special training needs to be resolved immediately, using an electronic computer link-up between the Franchisor and the Franchisee. A full set of reference manuals is also issued to each Franchisee.
THE Shed Company is constantly looking at ways to improve and expand their product ranges, their computer software and their systems for the benefit of all Franchisees in THE Shed Company Franchise network and their customers.
All Stramit products are backed by decades of research and development at the company's own R&D facilities.
In addition, Stramit carries out in-house product testing and maintains alliances with leading independent institutions such as CSIRO, Sydney University, James Cook University, The Cyclone Testing Station, etc. for the development and testing of Stramit components and products to ensure their actual performance meets all requirements.
This testing takes the guesswork out of engineering design, gives you peace of mind and ensures that THE Shed Company remains the industry leader in product design and development for your benefit.