GutterPRO is the “The Low Cost, Fast Start” van-based franchise
GutterPRO provides an important service to homeowners, as well as the property sector, retail and commercial clients.
GutterPRO keep roof gutters clear of moss, leaves, weeds, plant growth and other debris - which keeps rainwater flowing to the drains. With many insurance companies recommending regular gutter clearing and mortgage surveys reporting on the condition of gutters condition, our service is in high demand.
Our unique service
Using long carbon-fibre poles, and specialist vacuums, GutterPRO offers a fast and efficient service. The GutterPRO formula also features a clever booking APP to avoid undue downtime for the franchisee.
The GutterPRO system uses no chemicals or solvents. This means a healthier environment all around and more profit for the franchisee.
A typical GutterPRO booking generates £90 of turnover and takes a little over 2 hours. GutterPRO Franchisees enjoy generous exclusive territories, with a population in excess of 250,000.
What is included with your GutterPRO franchise?
Your complete GutterPRO clearing kit, GutterPRO camera equipment, variety of branded ‘hi-vis’ workwear, gloves, boots along with the bright orange GutterPRO vehicle ‘wrap’.
Your initial licence fee also includes all of your marketing for the 3 months, plus training and support.
GutterPRO was founded by Andy Smith and Tony Rafferty who were previously franchisee and franchisor in another business. Tony was also, a Non-Executive Director of the British Franchise Association, of which GutterPRO are also members.
Training and support
New GutterPRO Franchisees benefit from a week long residential training course at GutterPRO head office in Telford. Class room training, hands on training, we combine everything you need to get off to a flying start. Then full support for the journey.
Aside from leaflets and flyers, increasingly Facebook and Google play an important role promoting the GutterPRO service. We show Franchisees, the step-by-step process for online promotion. There is NO Cold Calling required, in the GutterPRO model.
How much does a GutterPRO franchise cost?
“Low Cost” - you can start your GutterPRO single van franchise for £9850+vat.
The GutterPRO Management Franchises “pathway” is available with an initial payment of £12,850+vat.
This enables a Franchisee to start with a single vehicle (across a larger territory) and then add a second (or third) vehicle once up and running. The “pathway” enables the full cost of the Management Franchise (£18,850) to be split – with £12,850 payable at the outset and then four payments of £1500 in the second year.
What is the £5000 “Fast Start” guarantee?
GutterPRO guarantee every new Franchise £5000 of revenue in their first 3 months of trading. To date, every Franchisee has exceeded the £5000 level, the highest being close to £10,000. Being a bfa member we must state that a guarantee of turnover is not a guarantee of profit.
What is the typical payback period on the investment?
Excluding Franchisee drawings, under 8 months is the typical payback period on a Franchisee’s investment
Up to 100% finance
GutterPRO help new Franchisees finance their business via the Government’s Start-up Loan scheme. They believe the nature of the Start-up Loan scheme offer more flexible finance than traditional banking routes – even if the Franchisee has a “less than perfect” credit score.
For a single van GutterPRO business, profit estimates for the first year are £23,000 rising to over £50,000 in year 5.
The initial GutterPRO term is for 5 years, with the flexibility to extend to 10, 15 and 20. Short term flexibility coupled with long term peace of mind.
Who we are looking for?
The GutterPRO formula would suit someone who enjoys working outdoors.
Customers appreciate the GutterPRO service, indeed often offering a tip ‘for a job well done’ or a ‘cuppa’ in appreciation. So enjoying meeting people is an important part of the role.
The GutterPRO Management Franchise, offers a multi vehicle operation, over a larger territory for Franchisees who want to be less ‘hands on’