A great track record with an exciting future – is Clark Rubber the right fit for you?

By Sponsored | 11 Mar 2021 View comments

If you’re thinking of investing in a franchise, the company’s track record is one of the first things you’ll want to see. Rest assured, few can match Clark Rubber’s history of success. 

From a single store opened in 1946, the company has grown into a network of 60 outlets specialising in pools, foam and rubber. This unique, and very broad, product range attracts customers from young families and hobbyists to tradies and commercial businesses. 

We are a business that is continuing to invest back into our business, we are evolving and creating new and exciting ways to shop. At Clark Rubber, we’ve created a highly curated range of home and recreation products that extend and complement our in-store range, called Clark Rubber Marketplace. 

We’ve had a positive response from our suppliers to be sellers, with hundreds of products ready for immediate launch, quickly expanding to 2,000 by mid-March 2021.

Since the first store was franchised in 1995, Clark Rubber has been recognised as the Franchise Council of Australia’s (FCA) Franchisor of the Year in the ‘Entry Capital Over $200,000’ category. Three years later the company received the FCA’s highest honour, Franchisor of the Year.

“A history this strong is very reassuring, but any potential franchisee must also feel confident about the future,” says CEO Anthony Grice. “This is another factor that sets Clark Rubber apart.”

Good for customers, good for you

Over time, the strength of a brand depends on its ability to adapt to a changing marketplace. Clark Rubber has been doing that successfully for 75 years. 

“Our customers have always been at the heart of business and we’re always looking for new ways to meet their needs,” says Anthony. “Today, we’re continuing to build on previous initiatives to create a fresh, new direction, with new opportunities for franchisees.”

This commitment to growth encompasses three different franchise models to suit your budget and your goals.

Clark Pools & Spas mobile service van

The newest option is an affordable way to own and grow your own business. You’re set up with a Clark Pools & Spas mobile service van complete with state-of-the-art technology, software and equipment plus an extensive mapped pool service territory. We have 350 mobile van territories nationwide, with our first wave of vans ready to launch.

Clark Pools & Spas stores

Add an extra income stream by choosing a small format retail store and mobile business combined. You’ll be selling Clark Rubber branded Pool & Spa products from your shop as well as providing a pool and spa service to a mapped service territory. 

 Clark Rubber large format retail stores

Large retail stores sell the entire Clark Rubber range from pools, spas and saunas to mattresses, pool toys and rubber matting. Your investment includes fittings, displays and a branded store frontage. We also have an aggressive new plan to open 34 sites in metro and key regional areas, nationwide. 

Going forward with digital 

Digital is the future and Clark Rubber is embracing the many exciting opportunities for increasing efficiency and profitability.

“Chirnside Park, our new flagship store, is our digital model for the future,” says Anthony. “We also have an exclusive arrangement with geographic mapping experts Geotech. They’re helping us to use state-of-the-art data to identify potentially successful sites.”

All the support you need

Whichever option works best for you, you’ll have the benefits of a proven franchise system with all the training, education and support you need to run your own profitable business. 

“You don’t need a specific industry background, but we do look for people who are customer focused and share our values,” says Anthony. “You also need a passion for business and success, along with a solid understanding of business and finance.”

We have also secured CBS accreditation, and are in a position to assist our applicants with their finance approval. 

To find out more, you can request information and download brochures at the website . You could find that Clark Rubber is your perfect fit for future success.