JULY 2015 Tradie of the Month
Our very first Tradie of the month is Ryan Shera from Rigga’s Paving and Earthworks Ltd.
Fortunately Auckland’s changeable weather held and we got some great photos of Ryan and his team, Nathan, Andrew, Dad John, who is a key person behind the scenes, along with Glenda who takes care of the office.
Chatting with Ryan
How long have you been in this industry?
I have been in this industry for 11 years.
What got you into this industry?
After learning about the trade from my former employer, a contractor, I decided to ‘take the plunge’ into self-employment with lots of support from my local community.
What is the most satisfying part you find in the whole process?
The most satisfying part has to be taking an area that is bare ground and turning it into something special. Seeing a smile on the clients face at the finished transformation is what it’s all about.
How do you start the process/concept and planning with your customer?
We offer our clients a free estimate. We go through their needs, wants, expectations and ideas then price the job for them.
How does the ongoing process work?
We continue to work very closely with our client during the entire process ensuring satisfaction.
Are you able to do the smaller jobs as well as the bigger jobs particularly with people now living with smaller garden and spaces and have busier lifestyles?
Absolutely, no job is too small. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
For younger people wanting to get into this industry, what would be your advice?
I am only too happy for any young person who may be interested in the industry to get in touch. I have trained students before and will answer any questions they may have.
So in a few words can you sum up what your business can offer customers?
We provide a professional and friendly service. All of our team are easy to deal with and are always helpful, accommodating and reliable.
Why do you buy your Landscaping products from NZLS?
We buy our products from NZLS because they provide good service, competitive rates and carry a wide variety of product. With 6 handy locations it makes it convenient to easily pick product up for our jobs.
Artificial Grass – New to the Market
Ryan has an artificial grass new to the market called “Ambience Residential Grass” It is one of the very best artificial grass products we have seen in the NZ market place.
It has to be seen to be believed.