Jon Tucker
Director

“Jon Tucker Constructions has been operating for around 15 years. I’ve got 7 employees working for me at the moment. An ideal project for us is a large renovation refurbishment.”

We tend to do a lot of queenslanders and i guess that due to word of mouth and it gains a bit of a following. The biggest challenge with growing the business for any tradesman’s point of view; cause lets face it most of us just start out as a tradesman; I think is the admin side of things in the beginning. Then as the business grew it became a balancing act between productivity on site and not letting the admin get away from you. The impact on the back end is the classic old come home from work, debrief with the wife then a good 2 or 3 hours in the office.

Some of the specific things I have implemented in the business from being with PROTRADE, I’m over my finances a lot more, in terms of goals, turnover, profit percentage, what it should be, what I need to do to make it happen, how I can manipulate things to make that better without effecting the end results, better management of my team, and better support from my team from working with PROTRADE. All of a sudden; a lot of the guys working for me have worked for other ...Read More

guys in the past they now see themselves as working for someone who actually really believes he is running a business not just running a job site.

I have more freedom and personal time, I have more trust in the people working for me. Now I work on my business, the fact that I even work on my business is something that i never would have done before working with PROTRADE. What I’d say to someone who is thinking about joining PROTRADE; you have to do it. If you have had no formal business training, if you’ve never had a detailed look at the back end of a business, the financials , the running of it, the goal setting, the training, the way you should structure, incentivise, reward and manage your team. You need it. I wish I’d done it 12 years ago. And I envy the young guys I see going through PROTRADE from the very beginning, it’s going to set them up in such a better way for the future.”

Challenges
  • Financial projection
  • Site productivity vs admin duties
  • Long hours
Outcomes & Results
Shorter Hours
High performing team I can trust
Financial awareness including goals, turnover & profit %
Implemented systems & procedures throughout the business
Improved lifestyle and personal freedom
Jon Tucker
Director

“Jon Tucker Constructions has been operating for around 15 years. I’ve got 7 employees working for me at the moment. An ideal project for us is a large renovation refurbishment.”

Challenges
  • Financial projection
  • Site productivity vs admin duties
  • Long hours
Outcomes & Results
  • Shorter Hours
  • High performing team I can trust
  • Financial awareness including goals, turnover & profit %
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John Salmon
Director

Before I began with PROTRADE United my business was not performing to its potential. We had poor financial results and little directional focus.

Challenges
  • Lack of direction and clear focus
  • Missing some processes and procedures
  • No clear KPI’s
Outcomes & Results
  • Great work place culture
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Implemented new hiring procedure
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Aidan Kloos
Director

I started off as a subbie, so it was just me and 2 other guys. About 3 years ago I decided to move into contracting on my own. It’s taken a lot of bloody sweat and tears but it’s the sort of work we want to do.

Challenges
  • Scheduling work
  • Overwhelmed by paperwork
  • Quoting procedures and systems
Outcomes & Results
  • Booked 4 Weeks in Advance
  • Reduced Paperwork
  • High Performing Team
  • Systemised & Created Processes
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Michael Anderson
Director

Livable Landscapes operates nationwide with offices in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Challenges
  • Lack of Systems & Procedures
  • Financial Awareness & reporting
  • Hiring new staff
Outcomes & Results
  • Ongoing steady growth
  • Increased Gross Profit
  • Financial reporting & Cash-flow
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David Sfettina
Director

DJS plumbing& Gas is a small business operating throughout Brisbane mainly focusing on maintenance work. We’ve been trying to expand the business and ensure it is sustainable.

Challenges
  • Hit a brick wall in business
  • Business structure
  • Consistency of work
  • Cash Flow
Outcomes & Results
  • New payment systems to get paid faster
  • Consistent and dependable cash flow
  • Improved quoting process
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Andrew Reilly
Director

Like many small businesses It started in a room under the house. I pulled in my wife to help with the books and we were both facing steep learning curves with me learning the business side electrically and my wife learning the finance side.

Challenges
  • Attracting the ideal customer
  • Financial Projections and Consistency
  • Hiring Systems and Procedures
Outcomes & Results
  • Financial Projections
  • Increased Gross Profit
  • Created an Excellent Team Culture
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Gio Silanesu
Director

I’ve been around the building industry most my life. My old man was in it and I used to work with him a lot. I decided very quickly that I wanted to expand my knowledge and have an impact on peoples lives.

Challenges
  • Quoting processes and systems
  • Financial Projections and Consistency
  • Hiring Systems and Procedures
  • Stagnating growth
Outcomes & Results
  • New Improved Quoting Process
  • Improved Profit Margin
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Great Team Culture
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Tim Dawson
Director

Before working with PROTRADE United, business and life was one big struggle, heading in the wrong direction. I felt alone with nowhere to go to help manage the struggle of business and life. I pretended everything was okay without facing the reality.

Challenges
  • Feeling isolated in business
  • Lack of confidence
  • Cash-flow
  • Missing systems and processes
  • Long hours
Outcomes & Results
  • Growth Every Month
  • Great Cash-flow
  • High Performing Team
  • Complete Systems & Processes
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Peter Maidment
Brush Masters Brisbane

Before working with PROTRADE United business is best described as winging it! We were all over the place, not quite knowing where we were heading or even if we would succeed.

Challenges
  • Winging it without solid plans and goals
  • Financial clarity
  • Lack of systems and processes
  • Focused on being a good tradesman but needed to improve business skills
Outcomes & Results
  • Clear cash flow forecasting
  • Increased job profit
  • Great workplace culture
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Kalah & David
Lubbock

Before starting with PROTRADE United I (David) was in a very negative mindset. I wasn’t quite sure whether our business would succeed and it was impacting our marriage.

Challenges
  • Negative mindset
  • Long hours impacting home life
  • Missing processes and procedures
Outcomes & Results
  • Business wide systems
  • Financial Awareness
  • Improve cash flow and profit
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Greg Watson
Director Tom Ryan Builders

Before starting with PROTRADE United we knew we had a good business with great ideas yet were too busy to implement them.

Challenges
  • Too busy to implement changes or new systems
  • Lack of long term planning
  • Struggling to set actionable goals for the future
Outcomes & Results
  • 75% Repeat Customers
  • Projects on time & on budget
  • Increased Profits
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Rebecca D’Angelo
Director

Before joining PROTRADE United I was less organised, had little procedure in place and had the wrong staff. I knew that if I wanted to grow my business and I needed help with implementing procedures. I needed direction and certainly needed new staff.

Challenges
  • Staff Challenges
  • Lack of in depth systems
  • High levels of stress
Outcomes & Results
  • Implemented procedures and processes
  • Excellent team
  • Great communication with customers & team
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Ruben Seeto
Director

Before I joined PROTRADE United I had no clue how to operate a business. Now that I am more aware, I can see a common theme of frustration, confusion and challenges that I hear from trade businesses that have not seeked further education.

Challenges
  • Physically and mentally exhausted
  • Focused on putting out fires and keeping up
  • Working long hours
  • High levels of stress
Outcomes & Results
  • High levels of energy
  • Great team communication
  • Clear direction & goals
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Daniel Marrinan

Prior to working with PROTRADE United, business was unorganised, stressful, too much work and not enough family time, never ending demands, and I had no pride in my business.

Challenges
  • High levels of stress
  • Few systems in place
  • No clear goals & targets
  • Working long hours

Outcomes & Results
  • Implemented systems & procedures
  • Reduced hours and improved work life balance
  • Increased square metre rate by 20%
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Bob Popich
Painting Pros

Before I began working with PROTRADE United, I felt like my business was out of control. It was like a ship without a captain, and I had really no idea how out of control it was! There was no structure, guys were just coming and going, money was going in and out, and I was just getting by.

Challenges
  • No clear targets and goals
  • Scheduling & planning challenges
  • Small profit margins
  • Long hours
Outcomes & Results
  • Implemented a financial score card
  • Increased hours rate by over $25
  • Hand pick projects and ideal clients
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Marty Kaminski
Director

Before starting with PROTRADE United I was very labour oriented spending 6 to 7 days on the tools, with limited income, and no clear plan. I needed clarity and direction and was sick of winging it as a business owner.

Challenges
  • Long hours
  • Winging it as a business owner
  • Limited profit
  • Lack of direction
Outcomes & Results
  • Greater energy
  • Projects run smoothly
  • Clear direction & goals
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Kirsten & Michael Ratcliffe
Director

Our business prior to PROTRADE was stressful a lot of the time with inconsistencies in cashflow & profit and a feeling of loneliness in business and not knowing where to turn to for the assistance we really needed.

Challenges
  • Inconsistent Cash Flow
  • Long hours
  • Poor work life balance
  • Poor quality clients
Outcomes & Results
  • Clear KPI’s & targets
  • Implemented systems throughout the business
  • Clear finances and targets
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Matthew Clare
Director, Red Flag Systems

Matt has always been proactive in seeking ways he can improve his business. Around 3 years ago he downloaded a webinar that PROTRADE United CEO Jon Mailer hosted, and then continued to receive updates from PROTRADE. He gained a lot of confidence from this communication.

Challenges
  • Inconsistent Cash Flow
  • Long hours
  • Works weekends
Outcomes & Results
  • Clear KPI’s & targets
  • Implemented systems throughout the business
  • Clear finances and targets
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Peter Cowley & Courtney O’Toole
Director, Peter Cowley Constructions

Peter Started with PROTRADE United after chatting with Andrew Reilly from Wire-Not Electrical, another member of the community. Peter joined PROTRADE United to create a better business, and implement strong systems while increasing his cashflow.

Challenges
  • Inconsistent Cash Flow
  • Long hours
  • Works weekends
  • Limited Systems
Outcomes & Results
  • 30% Conversion Increase
  • Implemented systems throughout the business
  • Clear finances and targets
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