Stencil-Tech is launching as a franchise. Director Fred Adams answers our questions about the family business
What exactly is decorative concrete?
When you think of the issues with a normal driveway or patio, you’d say weeds, sinking problems, oil stains and discolouration and ongoing maintenance requirements
But thanks to Stencil-Tech’s imprinted and stencil concrete system and products, these hassles are a thing of the past.
We install beautiful designs on new or existing concrete or asphalt surfaces. When correctly applied to concrete, the products give the appearance of rustic bricks, pavers, stones, tiles and other similar types of finishes. They come in a variety of colours and textures.
What does a stenciltech franchisee do?
Quite simply, you’ll be creating and installing stunning driveways and patios for customers in your territory.
Instead of using traditional block paving, you’ll be using our Stencil- Tech system and equipment - the stencils, the rubber imprinting mats and our guaranteed products and skilled techniques.
You’ll run a small team to help you with the installations and have overall responsibility for your own local marketing, quoting and selling.
Above all, as the local business owner, you want to build the reputation of your business by providing great customer care and service.
What are the benefits of Stencil-Tech?
We solve the problems that traditional driveways face: it’s fast to apply, dust-free, nonslip, bespoke, easy to repair and maintain, weed and sinking free, guaranteed and, of course, it’s cost-effective.
In terms of becoming a franchisee, we really do see ourselves as the experts. Hundreds of tradespeople have attended our head office training facility to learn all about decorative concrete. We’ve always endeavoured to manufacture our products to an uncompromising standard unmatched by any other company in the decorative concrete industry.
Who would make a good franchisee?
You’ll be working outside a lot, so a love of fresh air and a willingness to undertake physical work is a must.
But at the same time, we’re a people business. We help our customers make their homes look spectacular and you’ll need a team to help you with the installations, so you must enjoy chatting to people, being friendly and acting as a good leader.
Why would someone want to partner with Stencil-Tech?
How long do I have! Here are our top five reasons:
1. We’ve been operating for 30 years.
2. We’ve proven sales are achievable as we’ve walked the walk as installers ourselves.
3. Our training facility is a CITB government recognised facility.
4. Our products and system have been used on over 10,000 driveways.
5. We’ll provide you with all the equipment and knowledge you need - not just to do the installations, but also to run a successful business.
We’re really excited about this next stage for our family business, opening it up as a franchise opportunity to service the increasing customer demand around the UK.
We’ve got 13.2 million driveways to get through in Great Britain. Here’s to the next 30 years.