Mowing lawns and maintaining gardens can be just as rewarding as working on some of the nation’s best loved movies, according to Yarrabilba resident Shaine Dempsey.
Shaine, 40, never dreamt he would be celebrating his achievements as a small business owner, but that’s exactly what he is doing in one of Logan’s newest suburbs.
“For 23 years I had a fun and exciting career in the film industry. But at the end of each contract I was left unemployed, sometimes only for a week or two, a month or two, or even more,” he said.
“During these times I would take on other jobs in customer service, truck driving, car detailing and other fields. I’ve now decided to leave all that behind and set myself up with a secure future, being my own boss and doing what I love.”
Local small businesses, such as Shaine’s, are growing at a rapid rate given the increase in demand from the Yarrabilba Priority Development Area, which will provide about 20,000 dwellings to house a population of up to 50,000 people when fully developed.
Shaine during his training period at James’ Home Services.
Shaine started his own business as a James’ Home Services lawn and garden career in April and hasn’t looked back.
“As a child, I enjoyed looking after the lawns and gardens at home. I find it therapeutic, peaceful and relaxing,” he said.
“In the past I was one of those people who never had time to do the fun things in life, or if I had the time I couldn’t afford it. But now I can!
“I can do those fun things, when I want, where I want!” he said.
Before and after hedge trimming by Shaine Dempsey.
Learning something new every day has always been a focus for Shaine.
“The great thing about having a James’ franchise is that we have ongoing professional development and training,” he said
“Being a small business owner means that I am a lot happier now. I get to do something I am genuinely passionate about and at my own terms,” he said.
To book a James’ Home Services service such as lawn & garden maintenance, call 1800 152 637 for an obligation free quote. Our call centre is open 24/7.
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