These 2 ‘Entrepreneurs’ from Grande Prairie, AB, launched the first Aussie Pet Mobile franchise in Alberta in May 2014.
Both Jean-Guy & Chris have strong backgrounds in the service industry, both having worked for the RCMP. Chris worked 12 years with the RCMP while Jean-Guy is currently in his 6th year of service also with the RCMP. They have both had a strong interest in starting and growing their own business and spent quite a while looking for the right fit before committing to the Aussie brand as their first foray into business ownership. It was important to them to find a business that would be very visible, flexible to operate and also involved a high degree of customer service excellence.
“We love the concept of Aussie Pet Mobile and we know this service is in great demand in Grande Prairie. The professional look and superior quality offered to clients was a major factor in our decision to join the Aussie team”, said Lemay. We love the lifestyle Aussie affords us. Working with pets is awesome plus we also get to interact with the locals on a regular basis throughout the community”, said Puls.
The Grande Prairie franchise launched in May 2014 and has hit the ground running with strong demand for the service from Day 1. Lemay & Puls are pounding the pavements drumming up local support, aligning with businesses such as the SPCA, Rotary, Veterinarians, Kennel clubs and are making a significant impact throughout the local community. They are looking to add a 2nd Mobile Pet Spa to their operation by the end of the year and have also committed to servicing the surrounding towns right across to Dawson Creek in BC.
Aussie Pet Mobile offers a “We-Come-To-You” convenient pet grooming service through its customized Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans, which are fully self-contained and do not require hooking up at the client’s property. “We are in the business of selling convenience”, said Puls. “Clients love the stress-free environment and the “one-on-one” care our professional groomers give to each loved pet. The fact that clients can book a time that is convenient to them and they don’t have to make multiple trips to and from a grooming store is what sets us apart”, said Puls.
These 2 entrepreneurial police officers love the systems and procedures that Aussie has in place. The Aussie Client Management software and ‘State-of-the-Art’ online booking system allows clients to book appointments and frees up a lot of administration time for the owners. The system also assists with scheduling and routing for best efficiencies of each Mobile Pet Spa.