That’s another little job polished off!
Permal Naidu’s passion for cleaning knows no bounds and he’s a stickler for detail.
So it was no surprise when Permal was snapped giving his new van a finial wipe-over after he rolled up to show off the Nissan NV200 to CrestClean’s Waikato Regional Manager Nivitesh Kumar.
He’d made an appointment to meet Nivitesh – but after arriving at the company’s Hamilton base, Permal suddenly spotted a few smudges on the paintwork.
“I went out and caught Permal polishing his new van in the office car park. It was really quite a funny moment and we both had a good laugh about it,” says Nivitesh.
“He’d come to the office to show me his new van when he noticed the rear door was a tiny bit dirty. He just wanted to clean if off immediately. He’s very proud of his van.”
Permal joins a growing number of CrestClean business owners who are opting to buy the popular Nissan van. “More of our teams are replacing their vehicles and upgrading to the NV200,” says Nivitesh.
“We’ve got more than 20 NV200s in the Waikato region and they have become the vehicle of choice for our franchisees.”
Permal and his wife, Sarda Mani Naidu, bought their CrestClean business four years ago. Since then they’ve doubled the size of the franchise. As well as cleaning, Permal is a hard floor care and carpet cleaning specialist.
Upgrading his station wagon to a van made sense, says Permal. “If you want to grow your business then you have to invest in the right equipment for the job.
“I’m really happy with my new van. It has a lot of room and I can fit in all my cleaning stuff. It even allows me to carry my carpet cleaning machine and a buffer that I use for floor care work.”
Permal’s van has been turning heads and catching the eye of customers. “The principal at a school where I clean came out to have a look at it,” he says.
“He said ‘you’ve upgraded your vehicle, it looks very nice with the big CrestClean logo on the side. It’s very impressive’.”
Being a cleaning industry professional means first impressions count, says Permal, who ensures his van gets cleaned at least twice a week. “I have a cleaning business and if my vehicle is dirty it’s certainly not a good look,” he added.