PIRTEK Upstate to Support Expansion in South Carolina
Construction, manufacturing, distribution and more to benefit from new franchise’s on-site hydraulic service
May 06, 2021 // Franchising.com // Spartanburg, South Carolina - The westernmost region of South Carolina, referred to by locals as “upstate,” is centrally located between the large cities of Charlotte and Atlanta. The area is one of the fastest-growing in the Southeast US. This rapid expansion has led entrepreneurs Brian Gourley and Nathan Lee to open their new hydraulic and industrial hose service franchise, PIRTEK Upstate.
According to Brian, it was evident that the region was in vital need of a business such as theirs to support the multitude of construction companies that are scrambling to keep pace with the population boom. He says “with an average of 35 people per day moving to the area between 2010 and 2021, there is pressure to complete numerous housing and infrastructure projects.” Beyond construction, the two men anticipate many customers from the area’s large manufacturing sector, their suppliers, and the distribution and logistics companies that ship out their products. Brian and Nathan are focused on servicing the various types of hydraulic power that keep these businesses operating.
PIRTEK Upstate will provide hydraulic and industrial hose replacement service under the company’s Tier 2 program. This option enables entrepreneurs to start a franchise at a lower point of entry. Under Tier 2, a franchisee can keep their inventory in a small warehouse or storage facility and start with two vehicles. The standard Tier 1 model requires a franchisee to have a full Service & Supply Center staffed with six team members and at least two Mobile Service Vehicles. Tier 2 owners often make the decision to advance to a Tier 1 location as their business grows.
Brian and Nathan say they will base their mobile service vehicles in close proximity to interstates I-85 and I-26, which are major arteries servicing much of the Southeast quadrant of the state. Brian refers to this area as a “hub of growth,” as most major companies that come to the area are located directly off of these corridors. This will allow their Mobile Sales and Service Technicians to dispatch quickly and provide fast on-site service to customers in surrounding areas.
PIRTEK USA specializes in hydraulic and industrial hose services through its locations throughout the country. PIRTEK team members are available 24/7 to provide onsite repairs to hydraulic and industrial hoses, thanks to the company’s specially equipped Mobile Service Vehicles.
The business partners are excited to get their franchise up and running, and begin growing their customer base. In Brian’s words, the PIRTEK network appealed to them because they “desired to be independent, but yet work with a brand that has a proven model that demonstrates steady growth and consistency.” He adds that he was pleasantly surprised when he learned of the structure that the management team had in place to help the owners gets started and map out their potential business direction. “We’ve planned things out, then checked, replanned and then planned again,” says Brian.
Brian says that he and Nathan decided early on that they would hire a team of technicians that would share their values of trust, honesty, and loyalty. “This is a service business and we want our team to strive for excellence,” says Brian. “The success of our new business will rely on the attitudes of those we choose to be a part of our team.” Brian says he and Nathan have the full support of their families in their new endeavour. “Personally, I would like to thank my wife, my brother and his family who have helped Nathan and I achieve this dream of becoming business owners,” Says Brian. “We have big goals for the future and can’t wait to get started.”
SOURCE PIRTEK USA
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