Snap-on Tools franchisees follow parents’ footsteps

By Sarah Stowe | 14 Jun 2017 View comments

Are you interested in investing in a franchise that could be a smart choice for your family? Inside Franchise Business: Snap-on Tools franchisees follow parentsÕ footsteps.

Then Clive and Wendy Waller’s journey is a must-read.

The husband and wife team moved from England to Australia in 2003 with their young twin sons. After a period of settling in, both searched for a new career for Clive Waller that would be a smart decision for the family. With his previous success working for Snap-on Tools in England, the Wallers leapt at the chance to again invest in their future with Snap-on.

The Waller twins Craig and Daniel, were exposed to the Snap-on career lifestyle from an early age. With dad on the road and mum handling the stock ordering and accounts on top of her full-time role as a nurse, Snap-on was an ingrained part of Waller family life.

“For as long as I remember, Dad has been working with Snap-on,” says Craig Waller.

“As children, Daniel and I used to jump into the truck and admire all the cool tools in the back.”

When the boys finished school many years later, working in the automotive industry was on their career radar. After both completing diesel mechanic apprenticeships, they then considered their first move into the workforce. Understanding what the family Snap-on franchise had provided in career enjoyment and success to their parents, the Waller boys decided to invest in their own, individual Snap-on franchises.

“Snap-on has been a large part of our life. Snap-on offers an organised, proven franchise model, which truly is a whole package,” says Wendy Waller.

“Snap-on understands that if franchises are happy and successful, this is a win-win, so they go the extra mile with support. So we were very supportive when Craig and Daniel chose this path.”

For Clive Waller, it’s been a great experience having his sons’ learn the life lessons and responsibility that comes from owning their own businesses.

“I’ve achieved success and been enjoying a great career with Snap-on, so I felt very comfortable in recommending the Snap-on franchise model to both of my boys as they came of age,” he says.

“My advice was simple. You get out what you put in, and so far they are excelling in building business. Best of all they are enjoying their work and it’s great to see.”

Although only a couple of years into his Snap-on franchise life, Craig Waller is relishing his chosen path.

“I think there is no better company to work for,” he says.

“You are starting from the best place for your career by selling the best tool brand in the market. I love being out and about and building relationships with people in the trade.

“The financial rewards are also there if you work for them.

“I absolutely recommend it to others looking for a career change.” he added.

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