How Spray Pave Australia started

Mr Chris Bylhouwer


Mr Christopher Bylhouwer

 Hi, my name is Chris Bylhouwer and I started this business in the late 1980’s. At the time, I was operating a building maintenance firm with 20 employees catering for Government housing and private customers. Many of those customers would ask me about treating their concrete. I always had a trade / hospitality background, completing my apprenticeship as a Vehicle Builder with the NSW Railways in 1982. Then managing a 237 room resort in Alice Springs for 2 years.  

In the late 1980’s, the industry of treating or decorating concrete almost didn’t exist.   Yet a demand was there and growing. People wanted their concrete to have better looks and safety that was available with:- Spray Paving, sealing, polished, epoxied or just cleaned.  The industry was new to me, so I found the answers. I was going through a divorce with high emotional and financial stress, but believed in myself and the industry. So with determination and the end vision in mind, I kept working hard towards that vision of my long term success and security, with a very high non-stressed / relaxed lifestyle. 

For many years I worked with a few staff, but mostly by myself to perfect the application process of all the services. I also had to perfect the many administration, marketing, finance and legal issues needed for this specialised industry.

My little business was booming with staff, sub-contractors,  customers and profits always increasing.

With legal help, I established a Franchise system and sold our first Franchise in 1998. The profits and flexibility enjoyed by the Franchisees was amazing, yet some of the guys were still not happy. As a Franchise system we had all the usual fees, charges and reporting systems which restricted growth.

There had to be a better way, so again with more legal help, we dropped all the fees, charges and reporting and changed to a License system in 2006

All these years of determination, hard work and experience have put me in a fantastic position. Even the problems of operating across the country plus overseas have been overcome. I now have a great team of people working with me.

Now days, the business is still very hands-on, but lots more training new Licensees at our training centre. They can have their own successful and a genuine independent business. 

The Licensee system in this industry, would be the best complete business package in Australia. a) Offering 6 trades. b) 6 days training c) 3 Guarantees d) Complete hands-on plus legal, marketing and administration training. e) In-house Easy Payment Plan (E.P.P.). All backed by a lifetime of support. This high quality Licensee system, ensures a high quality customer service, which then ensures the highest chance of success for all new Licensees.  View video presentation here.

I love my family time, property holdings,--Property Development--,sailing, motor bikesmusic festival, and  Martial Arts.  So if you want to talk business or pleasure, or just have a friendly chat about anything. Feel free to phone me anytime on.            0412 842 671. 

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