A successful female entrepreneur from Cornubia, QLD, hopes homeowners will say ‘I do’ to her new business, after leaving the world of weddings behind her to ‘clean up’ with a new venture – offering professional oven cleaning services to homes across the region.
Toni Kruck from Cornubia, the former managing director of a wedding decoration company, is taking over the running of Ovenu in the Redland area South of Brisbane.
The professional oven cleaning and detailing company provides services to homeowners, landlords, schools and care homes across the area.
Mum-of-two Toni came across Ovenu when she was looking for a new challenge, and decided to take on the franchise from previous owner Gary Clarkson when the opportunity arose. She will operate the franchise with the support of State Director for Queensland Toby Bowes and his wife Carolyn.
The Ovenu process involves dismantling key components of an oven, such as the door, interior panels, fan and shelves and placing them into design-registered equipment, which uses non-caustic products to thoroughly clean the oven parts. The whole process takes around three hours, and leaves the oven in near-showroom condition.
Toni Kruck said: “Cleaning the oven is one of the most hated household chores, and there is a clear need for the type of professional cleaning services we offer. I love meeting the customers and it’s been amazing to see the look on people’s faces when they see their oven back looking good as new!
“The Ovenu franchise I am taking on is already firmly established in the local area, with a loyal customer base, so it made a very appealing proposition for me.
“As a parent, a franchise is perfect, as I am my own boss and have the flexibility to fit work around my children. I hope to build the business up further and to expand the team with the addition of a second technician to cope with demand.”
Janet and Bernard Bannon, owners of Ovenu Australia, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Toni to the network. She is an enthusiastic and driven individual, and we’re sure her business will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Ovenu Australia provides professional domestic oven and BBQ cleaning and detailing services to householders, landlords and schools across the country. The firm is now working for over 100,000 clients every year, via its Australia-wide network of experienced technicians.
The company is also a certified applicator of specialised protective coatings for tiles, ceramics and stainless steel surfaces. Used for areas such as pool surrounds and shower screens, the coating can help reduce cleaning by up to 90% and puts an end to the need for harsh or abrasive chemicals.