Hi, I am Marc Simkin, your local Garden Maintenance& Lawn Mowing franchisee in Mangawhai and surrounding suburbs.

I have been happily married to Lucy for 22 years. We have 4 children Ella (23), Jack (21), identical twin girls (18) Molly & Phoebe. Completing our household are two Bermese cats Lilly & Hazel & two miniature dachshund dogs Franklin & Pippa. I enjoy surfing, swimming, biking, triathlons & long walks along the beach with my wife & the dogs.

I was involved in manufacturing operations prior to VIP for companies like Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Assa Abloy & Navman- spanning over 25 years in the manufacturing sector. I decided I wanted a change & move out of the corporate life- plus my days were long- rising at 5:15am & returning home at 7pm. I have always enjoyed being fit & active- so a lawn mowing business seemed the most logical thing to do. I was looking for a lifestyle change as our children are close to finishing school & leaving home.

When I was looking for possible lawn mowing businesses- I needed a well established round plus I liked the idea of a franchise. The main reason for me for purchasing a franchise is that the sales & marketing is basically already taken care of with the call centre & website interaction. Why VIP over other franchises? Simple fee structure. The oldest lawn mowing franchise with well established processes & procedures, a great support network which regularly meets, exclusive rights to a geographic area & very reputable.

As a VIP lawn mowing business owner- I pride myself on an excellent finish & exceeding my customers expectations. I am always looking for more efficient ways to do a lawn service- but ensuring this does not affect the quality of the service I provide. I am happy to have also won many clients through reputation & referrals from my existing customer base in Mangawhai. I am trained, carry full insurance coverage and subscribe to a market leading Worksafe safety program. I am also security cleared and clearly identified with eye-catching V.I.P. signage, uniform, and stationery. In the unlikely event, there is something you are unhappy with, you can rest secure in the knowledge there is a reputable business behind me to ensure you receive 100% satisfaction.

And for all that, my pricing is very competitive and offers fantastic value for money.

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