Dream Doors makes Aussie franchisees’ dreams come true

Released on: August 12, 2015, 2:44 pm (EDT)
Industry: Small Business

Sydney, Australia, August 12, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- More and more Aussies are living the dream of running their own business with Dream Doors – a kitchen renovation and installation franchise that’s achieved spectacular success in the UK and New Zealand.

Since launching in Sydney in March 2014, Dream Doors has already proved popular in local Australian markets, with franchises popping up all over the country.

“The demand just keeps getting stronger,” says Cam Hadlow, General Manager. “We started with one franchise in Sydney and one in Adelaide, and new branches have been opening at the rate of one every month. Now, we have 12 operators throughout NSW, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.”

Dream Doors owes part of its success to a unique Kitchen Facelift service. For half the cost of a traditional kitchen renovation, the Kitchen Facelift works magical transformations while retaining existing cabinetry – with new stone benchtops, soft­close doors and drawers, and modern handles and hinges. All doors and cabinets are manufactured in Australia, with premium European hardware.

“When it comes to your kitchen, there’s no such thing as ageing gracefully,” says Brady Morris, owner of Dream Doors Sydney Northern Beaches. “Everyone wants modern surfaces, and the Kitchen Facelift is an affordable alternative. When I tell homeowners and investors what they can achieve for their budget, they always get excited. That’s my favourite part of the job.”

“The response has been overwhelming,” says Cam. “Kitchen facelift and installation is a niche market, and we have a robust business model. There’s opportunity for franchisees to earn good money. Some of our operators have made more than $1 million in sales and $400k gross profit in less than a year. Considering that the entry cost is $100k including working capital, that’s an outstanding return on investment.”

Dream Doors attracts franchisees from a wide variety of backgrounds, with current operators including a former chiropractor, policeman, truck driver, salesman and builder.

“As a former tradie, I saw Dream Doors as a chance to use my skills and run my own show, with less risk,” says Simon Maynard, owner of Dream Doors Perth South Coast. “It’s a proven model, with effective methods of generating enquiries and leads. So far, the returns have exceeded my expectations. I’m enjoying the work and it’s great to be on board.”

Dream Doors provides comprehensive training for new franchisees, including intensive sessions in systems and accounting, as well as hands­on support with real­life installations and clients. Support was a key deciding factor for Scott Morrison, who had never owned a franchise before and now manages Dream Doors Sydney Lower North Shore.

“The support has been great – not only in terms of training, but also with marketing. Being new to running a business, I love being able to use tried­ and ­tested systems. Also, the brand is very well established. I’ve generated a good response running local promotions because people know and trust the brand.”

“We’re delighted with our progress in Australia so far,” says Cam. “Especially when you consider the Aussie passion for renovating, we see a bright future here for the Dream Doors brand. In the UK there are 50 franchises, and market indicators suggest there’s even more opportunity here.”


For more information, please contact:
Cam Hadlow – 0457 575 727
General Manager, Dream Doors Australia Cam@dreamdoors.com.au
Contact-Details: Optymise Media, Robyn Macdonald, P.O. Box 401, Wanaka, New Zealand

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