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Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity

Brad Halcrow   18 April, 2018

The title of this story is borrowed from an ancient Stoic philosopher named Seneca.

It reminds me of many stories I hear from owners and operators in the trade industry. There’s often a stoic attitude required to ride the roller coaster that is being in business and seeing opportunity where others may see an obstacle.

Those turbulent 3 months

Brad Halcrow   9 June, 2016

Pictured above: Jody Monaghan in her EH Holden

This time last year the Surat Basin was alive with hustle and work with the big gas pipelines.

Now the installations are complete, that work is no longer. Stimson Plumbing had a very quiet period at the end of 2015.

The team got together to figure out a win/win for the staff. With some consultation and understanding, the field staff wound back to 3 days a week and some took holidays.

Using simPRO to grow two businesses

Brad Halcrow   16 April, 2015

In the early days

Stimson Plumbing are a family owned business based in Dalby, QLD. They've been around for years, becoming Stimson Plumbing as it's known today back in 2003. They service the entire Surat Basin, currently with a team of ten.

When Jody and Damian Stimson joined their father Greg, just like most other trade businesses not too long ago, all the company work and data was being managed with paper.