When Bill Vis began mowing lawns part-time in Adelaide during the early 70's, he had no idea that he was laying the foundation of what would soon become Australasia's foremost home services franchise system. Bill's business became very successful, but he soon found that the profits were being eaten up on the time wasted travelling between customers. He also found that other private operators weren't willing to cooperate in an effort to eliminate crossing paths with each other, or reduce lost travelling time.
That led Bill to first employ help and then to seek other people interested in operating their own lawn mowing business as a franchise. Today, there are some 1,100 franchisees offering a full range of home services to millions of Australians and New Zealanders.