eta had a successful career as a carpenter
before deciding to become a contractor just
over 20 years ago.
“After one of the recessions I decided to get
out of carpentry and a friend told me about these
lawn contracting businesses and franchises. I just
purchased my own business from a sole trader like
me,” she said.
Peta had the business for six months before
meeting Kerry. Kerry had been a stay-at-home
mum for many years, after which she started
helping her brother with his Jim’s franchise.
Peta and Kerry Haywood have operated Poynton Maintenance
Services as equal business partners for a number of years,
contracting their services to maintain commercial and domestic
properties. Peta and Kerry recently spoke with Power Equipment
Australasia about how they got into the contracting business, the
impressive fleet of equipment they have compiled, and what it is
like to be women in a male dominated industry.
Women of the industry
Poynton Maintenance Services
Peta and Kerry Haywood
POWER EQUIPMENT AUSTRALASIA
| AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2016