Business North August 2022

86 | BUILDING Trident Homes - Franklin: Booker Estate Baptism of fire for building franchise Karen Phelps Trident Homes Franklin has a range of house and land packages available at Tuakau at the 72-section development Booker Estate. to page 88 Trident Homes Franklin is proud to offer around 50 years building experience in its core team. Started in 2020 by Kurt and Kelly Barnes, the company team also includes Kurt’s brother Tim and Joe Short. Previously Kurt and Tim ran a building company together and Joe was a self-employed building contractor. The Trident Homes Franklin franchise was started so they could all join together in one business, take the next step in their careers and their customers could benefit from the advantages of the larger Trident Homes franchise. Using their industry knowledge and skills to run an honest, transparent, and efficient building process for their clients is the utmost priority. The eventual plan is for all brothers to become shareholders in Trident Homes Franklin. Everyone in the family takes distinct roles. Kelly is the contract administrator and accounts person, Tim the company estimator, Joe is the construction manager and Kurt takes on the role of managing director. Since they started the franchise it’s been trial by fire. The family has had to navigate the business through various Covid-19 lockdowns and material supply shortages. “We hope the worst of this is over now and we think there are some great opportunities at present for people to build a new home with us,” says Kurt. “We have established strong relationships with trusted local suppliers and aim to give people an honest building experience and real value. Our reputation is everything.” Function, style and affordability — you can have it all. PlumbingWorld Pukekohe 223B Manukau Road Ph. 09 273 0000 Book your free consultation. We’re proud to support, supply and work alongside Trident Homes Franklin. AWSBHTH0722 Altus Window Systems Fabricators: Still our goal – unbeatable indoor-outdoor flow Proudly supplying windows and doors to Trident Homes 0800 FISHER (347 437) 0508 BRADNAMS (272 362) 0800 NEBULITE (632 854) 0800 NULOOK (685 665) 0800 RYLOCK (795 625) 0800 VISTALITE (847 825)