A healthier lifestyle
20th Nov 2013
Trevor used to work in the corporate world. He has now taken control of his lifestyle, his future and also lost over five kilos during the four weeks of training with his own lawns and garden franchise!
What does it take to find success in
20th Nov 2013
If you take a look in the franchising hall of fame, one name you will find is Bill Vis (Chairman and Founder of V.I.P. Home Services).
He has built up his experience and knowledge over decades.
Featured in the current issue of Business Franchise Magazine, Bill shares an insight into the changes, trends, challenges, and successes in franchising the industry.
The results are in – We’re in the top ten “Top Franchise” Awards
We’re proud to announce that we are in the top ten of the “Top Franchise” Awards and the highest ranking home services franchise!
- #7 Franchise Overall on topfranchise.com.au
- #3 Franchise in Lifestyle on topfranchise.com.au
- #6 Franchise in Financial on topfranchise.com.au
- #7 Franchise in Support on topfranchsie.com.au
The results are based on a survey of our franchisees that is conducted by independent research company, 10 Thousand Feet.
The survey finds out how franchisees rate the V.I.P. franchise model on topics including, support, passion and lifestyle.
It’s important to us to continuously review what we do and how we can improve. The feedback from our franchisees through the survey helps us to identify what we are doing well and what we can improve.
We love that our franchisees have rated us in the top ten of the awards.
Join our award winning system today, simply click here or call 13 26 13.
V.I.P. Help Power Multicultural Round
18th Jul 2013
The Port Adelaide Football Club was again very proud to be associated with AFL Multicultural Round on the weekend which provided an opportunity to highlight our club's partnership with V.I.P. Home Services and our community programs delivered by Power Community Ltd.
AFL Multicultural Round promoted ‘many cultures, one game’ and highlighted how Australia’s greatest game has opportunities for everyone.
V.I.P. Home Services was established by Bill Vis, a migrant, who was selling vacuums door-to-door and noticed an opportunity to offer lawn mowing services to the homes he was visiting. The V.I.P. empire was born and V.I.P. Home Services are now a Joint Major Partner with the Port Adelaide Football Club.
Bill is also very supportive of the multicultural programs delivered by Power Community Ltd, who are taking the game of AFL to new communities.
PCL have a six-week program for primary school students who are new to Australia and excited about everything the great game has to offer. PCL have a program for the African community at Kilburn that has been embraced by teenage girls who train twice per week and play every Friday night. PCL have also established the International Student Supporter Group for tertiary students studying in Adelaide.
Many of the students from our programs joined staff from V.I.P. Home Services and our community partners at AAMI Stadium on Saturday to celebrate AFL Multicultural Round. Some students had a kick on the famous turf, or proudly paraded the boundary waving a flag. Others attended a pre-game function to hear the Bill Vis story, his passion for Ice Hockey and his support of the AFL.
Source: Port Adelaide Partnerships Corporate and Community eNews July 18th
V.I.P. wins Top Awards
8th Jan 2013
V.I.P. has won awards for:
- Top Gardener & Lawnmowing Service in Adelaide
- Top House Cleaner in Adelaide for 2012
The award is by Womo and is based on positive reviews from our customers.
Matt becomes his own V.I.P.
14th Aug 2012
Matt Errey has always enjoyed his garden, but he never knew how rewarding mowing lawns and keeping up other yards could be - until he became a V.I.P. Home Services franchisee.
And he's found the benefits of being his own boss are more than just financial!
7th May 2012
V.I.P. Home Services is thrilled to be the Associate Partner of the Sydney Swans for the remainder of the 2012 season.
V.I.P. is expanding its operations throughout the Sydney and New South Wales regions and will use this partnership to connect with Swans fans.
"V.I.P. is an international company supporting sport at both local and national levels. We recognise the important part sport plays in the community. We are looking forward to developing a strong partnership with the club and its supporters " explained V.I.P. Chairman, Mr Bill Vis.
Sydney Swans Chief Executive, Andrew Ireland, was equally as excited about the partnership “We’re excited to have V.I.P. as an Associate Partner with the Sydney Swans this year as we believe they’re a great organisation doing great work in our community.”
The partnership encourages both corporate partners and Swans fans to take advantage of the services and business opportunities that V.I.P. offer.
16th April 2012
The Newcastle Knights are pleased to announce the signing of V.I.P. Home Services as an Official Partner of the club for the remainder of the 2012 season.
V.I.P. is expanding its operations throughout the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions and will use this partnership to connect with Knights fans and corporate partners.
"We recognise how important and well supported the Knights are in the Newcastle area and we look forward to developing a strong partnership with the club and its supporters," said Bill Vis, V.I.P. Chairman.
"We want to support our franchisees in this region as well as clubs and sport throughout the country.
"Sport plays such a vital role in shaping our communities and it’s great to be helping such a well supported club."
21st March 2012
V.I.P. Home Services is thrilled to be the Official Sponsor of the Central Coast Mariners and Player Sponsor of John Sutton.
V.I.P. Home Services Founder and Chairman, Mr Bill Vis said that partnering with a club that has such a strong following was an easy decision.
"We see the Central Coast region as a crucial component to V.I.P.’s long term growth. Our Franchise Development Manager in the Central Coast region, Ian Jones is enjoying his time in the region and looks forward to meeting many Mariners fans at the games," said Bill.
"We want to continually give back to the local communities that have supported us over our 30 plus year history and getting behind the Mariners is great way for us to support sport in the local Central Coast community."
21st March 2012
In a unique partnership V.I.P. and Legacy have joined to help each other's special brand of community service.
V.I.P. have offered to support Legacy Widows in metropolitan Adelaide with Lawns & Gardens support.
Where a Legatee, or Committee becomes aware of the particular special difficulties of a widow, Legacy will assist with garden maintenance support through this special arrangement with VIP Home Services. Also, VIP has offered to maintain the gardens at Legacy’s Goolwa cottage as well as the newer property at Victor Harbor.
18th March 2012
Chris Doening, 27 of Paradise has won the prestigious V.I.P. Home Services Small Business Achievement Award in the 2012 Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards. Chris won the Award from a strong field of nominees and was one of ten category winners announced on Saturday 17th March at the Hilton Adelaide. 450 guests including the Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia attended the Gala event.
Chris was presented with his Award by Bill Vis, Founder/Chairman, V.I.P. Home Services
24th February 2012
V.I.P. Home Services is thrilled to be the Coaches' sponsor of the Glenelg Football Club for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
V.I.P. Home Services Founder and Chairman, Mr Bill Vis said that partnering with a club that has such a strong South Australian following was an easy decision.
"We want to continually give back to the local communities that have supported us over our 30 plus year history," said Mr Vis.
"V.I.P. Home Services is an international company based in Adelaide, supporting local sport in our state. Sport plays such a vital and important role in shaping our communities. It's great to be helping such a well deserving club," said Mr Vis.
Glenelg Chief Executive Officer Rob Nelson said the Club is delighted that V.I.P. Home Services has seen the business opportunities that our Club can present in assisting the growth of V.I.P. in the local market as well as its national expansion strategies.
1st February 2012
V.I.P. Home Services has signed on as a Joint Major Partner of the Port Adelaide Football Club.
In 2011, V.I.P. was a Premier Partner for the Port Adelaide Football Club when it was the coaches' sponsor.
As a passionate fan of the Port Adelaide Football Club, Mr Bill Vis, founder of V.I.P Home Services is thrilled the partnership has grown from being a Premier Partner to a Joint Major Partner.
"It's thanks to the great results we have seen from the partnership and the fantastic relationships we have with the club that increasing the sponsorship was an easy decision," said Mr Vis.
"To be partnering with a club that shares similar values and is the only club to be playing in every AFL market in 2012 makes sense from a business and brand exposure perspective. We welcome the club wholeheartedly to the V.I.P. family.
25th February 2011
When injured Port Adelaide Football Club star David Rodan and his wife needed some help around their home due to his recent surgery, V.I.P. Home Cleaners, Rayna and Allen were more than happy to help. Full story
24th February 2011 - BRW Magazine
In the Feb 24 - March 30 edition of BRW magazine, V.I.P. Commercial Services has made the list of 'Fastest Growing Franchises' by both Revenue (10th) and Outlets (6th) for the second year in a row. More Info
December 2010 - Smart Investor Magazine
With both the WA and SA Parliament looking to enact laws that make it harder for franchisors to operate, and in recent years a number of franchisors failing (Baskin Robbins, Kleins, Quiznos etc), franchising is in the news for all the wrong reasons. One franchise brand is bucking that trend.
V.I.P. has been ranked by Financial Review’s Smart Investor Magazine for December 2010 as the number one franchise system under $50,000 for the second straight year, and has increased it’s overall ranking from 84% to 88%, with the number two franchise group on 75%.
Founder, Bill Vis says “Despite the economic climate, our services continue to be in demand due to Australians working longer hours and wanting more leisure time. We offer V.I.P. quality home and commercial services that enable Australians to spend more time with their familys, friends and generally doing the things they love.
“We see the survey results as an indication that our brand has stood the test of time and technology, and that our staff, systems and brand continue to be number one in the Australian market. It is great to be recognised by an independent survey; free of bias or commercial influence, unlike some other ‘Top Ten Surveys’ conducted by those in the industry.” Vis Said.
“Our sales proposition to people thinking about a change in careers is simple; if you don’t like your boss, aren’t earning what you think you’re worth and enjoy giving V.I.P. service to customers, then come out for a day in the field with an existing V.I.P. franchisee. You’ll soon see why we achieved this for the second straight year.”
V.I.P.Home Services joins Port Adelaide
Major national home services company V.I.P. has joined Port Adelaide as a Premier Partner.
The V.I.P. brand will appear on the collar of the Power coaches’ uniforms and on the coaches’ box on match days, with a range of hospitality opportunities also built into the package.
V.I.P. provides services including commercial cleaning, home cleaning and garden maintenance and lawn mowing services. The company has more than 1,000 franchisees across Australasia, with its head office in Adelaide.
V.I.P. founder Bill Vis says his company’s sponsorship with the Power has three key aims – to expand business for its commercial cleaning arm; to recruit more franchisees and to promote the V.I.P. brand.
“We are very happy to be involved with the club and especially to have such a close association with Matthew Primus and his coaching team,” Vis says.
“Matt was a highly-respected player and is a fresh new face on the national coaching scene who we think will make a real impact. In many ways we are also in the coaching business with our franchisees, so we see a lot of synergies there.
“In broader terms, Port Adelaide provides a fantastic vehicle for us, both business-to-business and also to promote our brand.
“One of our other key needs – which surprises some people – is that we need more franchisees for our home cleaning, commercial cleaning and garden and lawn mowing divisions.
“We have an incredible amount of demand for our services and we are always on the look out for new franchisees to deliver those services. V.I.P. franchisees often earn above average wages and enjoy a better lifestyle because they can choose their own hours. In fact, for the second year in a row, V.I.P. was ranked ‘Best Franchise System Under $50,000’ by the Financial Review’s Smart Investor Magazine.
Port Adelaide CEO Mark Haysman says the Power is delighted to add V.I.P. to the club’s second tier sponsorship level.
“We think V.I.P. is a brand that’s a really good fit for the coaches’ box and coaches’ collar,” Haysman says. “We are delighted to have Bill and his team come on board.
“Bill has told us he has an ambition to have V.I.P. on the club’s jumper one day and we look forward to the partnership developing to that level.”
The Power increased its corporate revenue by 9% in 2010 on the back of a 16% increase in corporate partner numbers.
The club is focused on increasing that further in 2011, using the momentum generated by the merger with the Port Adelaide Magpies.
Spotlight on House & Garden franchises
20 September 2010 - Business Franchise Magazine
V.I.P. appeared in the Sept / Oct 2010 issue of Business Franchise Australia magazine under the article entitled 'Spotlight on House & Garden franchises'. The article highlights mobile businesses and states 'House and garden servicing franchises offer a lifestyle choice which is attractive to many, and they also have the advantage that they are, in most cases mobile and rent free - which means low overheads and less stress because franchisees generally don't have staffing issues and expensive shop fronts. To view the article, please select the links below:
South Australian Franchise Council Awards
30th August 2010
At the South Australian Franchise Council Awards in 2010, V.I.P. nominated Chris Hammond from our Commercial Cleaning division for Franchisee of the Year in the category 2 or less employees. We were thrilled that Chris received the runner up award, to Action Coach franchisee Mark Carn.
Chris was nominated for his continued excellence in upholding the V.I.P. brand values, giving excellent customer service, helping other franchisees and following the V.I.P. system.
1st May 2010 - The Advertiser
V.I.P. appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser on 1st May 2010 in the 'Silent Achiever' title written by Nigel Austin. Full Story
November 2009 - Smart Investor Magazine
V.I.P. has been ranked by Financial Review's Smart Investor Magazine for December 2009 as the number one franchise system under $50,000, outscoring its nearest competitor by nearly 10% with an overall score of 84%. Full Story