Established in 1995, Federal Pest Control has been proudly protecting Australian homes for 25 years. Through its team of tidy, polite and professional pest controllers, Federal Pest Control is second to none in experience, expertise and service and has maintained and strengthened its reputation throughout the years as the trusted name in pest control.
Founded by Andy and Deb Lamont, the business started franchising its service in 2005, and it’s grown to over 16 franchisees. Now, the company has built a socially responsible multi-million dollar company helping over 300,000 customers safeguard their homes and businesses from unwanted pests.
Franchisees enjoy a flexible working schedule that allows them to work independently of the organization. The pest control season is usually only 9 months of the year, so franchisees usually take a 3 month holiday in winter.
But more importantly, the franchise has a low entry cost with lower ongoing costs, which means more money in the pockets of the franchisees.
“We don’t believe in making massive profits from hundreds of franchisees paying fixed weekly or monthly franchise fees. Nor do we believe in charging massive up-front fees”, says Deb Lamont, owner of Federal Pest Control.
No experience is required to become a franchisee, Federal Pest Control does all the training and provides all the uniform and branding materials. Franchisees have the support of a call center to arrange bookings and customer service as well.
The company owners accredit the franchise business’ growth to its history and culture. The system is fairer, lower risk, and offers greater opportunities for long-term financial independence than all other franchises that we reviewed in the market.
Franchisees have an extremely low turnover rate of <5%, which is a good sign that they are also happy with the arrangement.>
“I enjoy the flexibility of the work and seeing the same clients every year to help them protect their most valuable asset, their home.“
The franchise model has catapulted the business since the couple started the franchise model, and all without outside investment.
Moreover, the couple is proud that they’re able to offer franchisees greater opportunities for long-term financial independence through the franchise model’s low-risk and fair system without massive up-front fees and no fixed costs.
If you want to be part of the booming pest control industry you may want to take a look at Federal Pest Control and their friendly team.