Business & Professional Services, Commercial & Industrial, Homecare & Property Maintenance
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About Aire Serv
Established in 1993, Aire Serv is a global franchise organisation providing installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and indoor air quality systems.
With more than 200 franchisees worldwide, Aire Serv is part of a community of home and business service experts delivering services to both domestic and commercial customers.
Aire Serv is one of the brands owned by Neighbourly, a worldwide holding company of 21 service brands with nearly 3,500 franchisees across nine countries. Other UK brands in the Neighbourly family include Drain Doctor, Bright & Beautiful, Mr. Electric and Countrywide Grounds Maintenance.
How does the Aire Serv franchise model work?
Aire Serv allows new franchisees the opportunity to start their own business via two different avenues.
Those with a background in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry can start their business with Aire Serv as a technician, completing jobs themselves, alongside growing their territory.
Alternatively, those with previous business experience can begin their Aire Serv journey as a manager, employing technicians to do the HVAC work, while they decide the best path for the growth of the business.
All franchisees benefit from the same proven franchise systems, back office support and innovative marketing techniques built over 25 years.
What locations or territories is Aire Serv looking to operate in?
Aire Serv is looking to cover most counties and major cities in the UK with a network of offices that can provide a national standard service to a local area.
Why is Aire Serv a good investment?
The majority of UK homes and businesses require heating and cooling. Aire Serv’s services include the installation and maintenance of refrigeration units in commercial retail and catering environments around the country.
Aire Serv is a relatively new concept in the UK. You will be one of the first to take on this proven American business model. Aire Serv has supported over 200 franchise owners to success across the world.
In addition to this, when you join Aire Serv, you join a network of nearly 3,500 franchisees across the globe, with some franchisees in the UK achieving over £2m turnover.
Excellent customer service is fundamental to the success of the Aire Serv brand and, as such, the company continues to grow in size and turnover year-on-year.
Jeff Meyers, vice president of international operations for Neighbourly, has been spearheading the expansion in the UK and the rest of Europe since 2014 and is constantly adding new franchisees to its portfolio.
He says: “We started our journey into Europe seven years ago and it has since been a culmination of growth and acquisitions. We now have five Neighbourly franchise brands operating across the UK, having acquired Bright & Beautiful and Countrywide Grounds Maintenance in 2017, and we are constantly looking to grow Air Serv and the rest of the family of brands, as well as expand our network of around 150 franchises to date.
“The success and development in the UK has not just been about growth, but Neighbourly’s unique culture, which has been transferred across four European offices.
“Despite our geographical locations, we share the same code of values, while aiming to be the premier provider of services focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing properties. The future is bright for Neighbourly as we strengthen and grow our family, both locally and internationally.”
Where in the UK is the Aire Serv franchise based?
Aire Serv’s head office is based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, with an additional office in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester.
What support and training do Aire Serv franchisees receive?
Upon joining Aire Serv, you will be enrolled onto a week-long business training course in which head office staff disclose the confidential best practices and franchise systems that have made Aire Serv the success it is today. You will be coached in how to recruit and manage staff, how to effectively market your name within your area and more.
Franchise partners are given exclusive use in their territory of Aire Serv UK marketing materials and a proven approach to sales and service. At national conferences there are regular training meetings and information exchanges with other franchisees.
When training is finished, a high level of ongoing support is offered, including a dedicated franchise consultant on hand to aid you in the planning, operation and promotion of your business.
What are the Aire Serv franchise terms of agreement and renewal?
The initial franchise fee for an Aire Serv franchise is £18,000 (plus VAT), including working capital and equipment cost, with the total investment around £50,000. Due to a strong relationship with major high street banks, investors can potentially receive up to 70 per cent funding to start the business, allowing a start-up cost of as little as £15,000.
Because of the extensive support offered by Neighbourly head office, franchisees pay a central management fee of 7.5 per cent of turnover, with a further two per cent contributing to the national marketing levy.
Aire Serv is a good franchise to consider if you are an ambitious trade professional or an experienced business person seeking a high yield investment.
How in demand are refrigeration and heating services right now?
AMA Research reveals the UK domestic central heating market is substantial and mature, with central heating installed in around 92 per cent of UK homes.
The UK domestic central heating market has also benefited in recent years from increasing health, safety and energy efficiency legislation, revised building regulations and
The UK ventilation and air conditioning market has an estimated total value of more than £1.2bn, according to construction sector information company Barbour Product Search.
These combined industry sectors create an opportunity for a repeat servicing and maintenance business in the domestic and commercial market.
How can I get started on setting up my own business?
After clicking the button below, you will be contacted by the Aire Serv franchise development team.
They will guide you through the company’s stringent mutual evaluation programme, ensuring you are provided with all the information you need to make a well informed decision.
Aire Serv likes to partner with franchisees who match the company’s criteria and values. As a franchisee you will not only have the opportunity to understand how the company supports the start-up and continued operation of your business, but also the chance to speak to other Neighbourly franchisees and the key people in the franchise, who will be there to offer support on a day-to-day basis.
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