CLIENT STORY: Relocatable home project proves lucrative for building company owners
Shaun Griffin owns and operates SMG Builders, a Hamilton company specialising in residential renovations and new builds, as well as light commercial work. A successful business, SMG Builders had quickly grown from one builder to five.
Shaun suspected there was further untapped potential in the business – exactly what that looked like was unclear. Ideally it would be a project of their own and would provide a higher return than their hourly charge-out rate to compensate for the increased risk taken on. Plus it would need to run in parallel with work they were already doing for valued clients.
Shaun contemplated a relocation and renovation. His golden opportunity arose when he was able to source a cost-effective relocatable character villa through Uplifting Homes. Uplifting Homes is dedicated to superior customer service and impeccable communication and ticked the box in being able to help guide Shaun through this new journey.
The “one-stop-shop” service Uplifting Homes provided in advising, managing Council requirements, and the entire relocation process was a distinct benefit. It meant reduced risk, stress and time distractions for SMG Builders.
The entire project was seamless and resulted in a highly successful relocation, followed by a quality renovation by SMG Builders. Indications are that once sold, that untapped potential and additional income Shaun was seeking will be well and truly realised.
A word from Shaun Griffin, owner and operator of SMG Builders
“We did a bit of homework on it, then looked for a company that would help us through the journey because we hadn’t done that sort of scenario before. Abby from Uplifting Homes took the onus with regard to sorting it, lifting it, transporting it and lowering it. I thought at the start maybe I could deal with all that stuff… the movers, Council and resource consent, and all that sort of carry on but she took all that responsibility away and that’s what made it so easy. Uplifting Homes dealt with that and I dealt with my stuff at my end. You’re happy to pay for that, it’s priceless compared to the stress I would have taken on because I haven’t done it before. If you can get a result and someone takes all the heartache out and says, righto, you can have that house, relocated there, here’s the fee, these are the dates, sign there, then you’ll say, sure, lets go. The benefit was huge. Abby had both the product and the service. We’d probably still be chewing through it now if we had to do it ourselves. And the monetary gain once it sells, well you’d do it again at the drop of a hat. And you’d do it with Abby.”
NOTE: Uplifting Homes’ prices include managing the Council consent process for you. Prices exclude any related fees your Council may levy, which are your responsibility.
DISCLAIMER: This case study reflects one person’s situation and experience. Your circumstances will differ. We caution you against drawing any conclusions about your likely costs in a house-relocation project. We ask that you contact an Authorised Uplifting Homes Representative who will provide full details of the various options and indicative costs based on your situation and requirements.