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How Brandon used LaddrPay to grow his new plumbing business.
In late 2022, Brandon Zanker and his wife Georgie decided it was time for them to start up their own business, Bellarine Peninsula Plumbers.
Having recently relocated to the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Brandon didn't have a huge network of customers. But luckily, he dropped in to his local Reece Drysdale branch, where he spoke to the Manager, Rowan Henry, and established a trade account.
Off to a good start.
Rowan connected Brandon with a few builders and larger plumbing businesses in the area, and Brandon began picking up overflow work as he grew his customer base.
Like many new small business owners starting out, Brandon faced a host of set-up costs like accounting fees, vehicle, fit-out, signage, website, and marketing expenses. All of which had left Brandon with limited cashflow. But he still needed to buy some essential tools to complete the type of work coming through.
While chatting to Rowan at the Branch, Brandon mentioned that he was interested in the REHAU EDGE piping system. Brandon had used the original Rehau compression system on commercial projects with his previous employer, and loved the quality of the product.
Productivity that pays for itself.
Around 40% faster than other piping systems, REHAU EDGE seemed like a natural choice for Brandon. However, he didn't have the money in the bank to purchase the tool and jaws outright. He was faced with having to make sacrifices in other parts of the business. That’s when branch manager Rowan suggested LaddrPay. With LaddrPay, Reece account customers can get tool finance of up to $7000.
At first, Brandon wasn't sure he would qualify for finance having just established his own business. Then, after a quick call to Reece Business Services and a few questions, Brandon was approved for finance on the REHAU EDGE tool and jaws. Five days later, the tool was waiting for Brandon at the branch and ready to go.
LaddrPay makes the process easy.
Brandon said I thought I wouldn't be able to get finance on the tool because I'd literally just started my business. Two minutes later I was in the branch manager's office on the phone. I answered a few quick questions, and then the tool was on order. It was very easy.
He then went on to say It couldn't have been better timing, really. I needed that opportunity to finance the tool so I could do the work the following week.
Thanks to the support and collaboration between LaddrPay and Reece, Bellarine Peninsula Plumbers continues to go from strength to strength. And just like Brandon, hundreds of Reece customers have now used LaddrPay to get the tools they need to grow their business.
“You guys have been amazing to deal with. Especially Bhuwan. We will be definitely going to use you guys for all of our finances moving forward.”
Melbourne Plumbing Co
“With Laddr's support, I've been able to chase bigger and better jobs.”
“I was worried about the state of the construction industry. I decided to invest in a working asset to help me win more maintenance work. Laddr made financing the jetter easy.”
Plumber from QLD
“Line of Credit gives me quick access to cash, that lets me continue running my business without any hold-ups.”
Plumber from VIC
“I was booking plenty of work, but the intense flooding meant I was unable to finish the job, or get paid. Line of Credit from Laddr helped me fill in the gaps and get access to the cash up-front I needed to keep my business moving.”
Plumber from NSW
“I was unfortunate enough to have a fall on-site and broke my arm. As a sole trader, not being able to work was a difficult prospect. Line of Credit helped me hire two subbies who could handle jobs while I recovered.”
Fridgie from NSW
“I lease vehicles from Toyota that need particular cleaning, plumbing and draining equipment. Fit-out Financing from Laddr meant I could easily to get a new vehicle ready while I expand my team.”
Plumber from NSW
“Maintenance jobs are my bread and butter, so owning my own jetter became a must have piece of kit. An Equipment Finance loan from Laddr meant I got the jetter fast, and was ready to take on more jobs.”
Plumber from NSW
“I was in a position to buy out my old boss, but the bank were unable to support me. Laddr were able to help me cover the costs of business expenses, providing Equipment Financing so I could hit the ground running”
Plumber from ACT
*Names have been changed to preserve the privacy of our customers.