Narellan Pools has moved quickly to get its state-of-the-art Queensland production facility back up and running after a devastating fire swept through the Stapylton premises in February.
Working in conjunction with Narellan Pools’ New South Wales manufacturing plant – which was opened in Picton late 2016 – the total production capability for Narellan now exceeds 5000 pools annually.
Narellan Pools managing director Chris Meyer says the increased capacity will continue to support growth for the company both nationally and internationally.
“With three consecutive years of double-digit growth, Narellan Pools is experiencing an aggressive period of acceleration,” says Meyer.
“In the weeks following the fire, production at the NSW facility was scaled up to ensure no client delays. With the Stapylton facility now restored, immediate focus for the company is to recruit franchisees in order to keep up with demand.
“We’re on a mission to recruit and develop builders to service all remaining markets across Australia,” he says.
This period has seen the company add to its traditional recruitment strategy – pool builders and landscapers – by also recruiting experienced business people.
In particular, Narellan Pools is interested in recruiting people with a leadership skills and a strong sales background, who are then enrolled in an internal training program – Narellan Pools’ Pool School.
“During an immersion course that runs over a number of weeks, new business owners learn everything from the sales process through to installing a pool. Covering everything from access and excavation considerations to scheduling, Narellan Pools Pool School is designed to ingrain new recruits with all of the knowledge necessary for success.
“Over the past 40 years we have come to know that our clients expect a premium level of service and we understand how important it is to boast a franchise network focussed on not only delivering a premium product but also delivering a world class client experience,” Meyer says.