Date: 15th September 2015
Nicky, Paul and the team at Truss Tech Cromwell manufacture engineered pre-nailed timber wall frames and roof trusses for use in residential and commercial construction. Like the Truss Tech product their business systems embrace smart technology, efficient practices and of course, strong internal framework.
Nicky and Paul Robertson moved from Christchurch to Cromwell in 2002 to establish Truss Tech to supply the ever-expanding construction industry in Central Otago. The original intention was to be a small business but that went out the window within six months! 13 years on and they now have a solid medium-sized business, employing 15 staff.
The Robertsons like the Central Otago hub of Cromwell and the relaxed lifestyle that it provides for their family. They love that there’s no commuting stress and that they can easily jump on a plane and head to anywhere in New Zealand or Australia from nearby Queenstown airport.
Truss Tech are no strangers to technology, their modern manufacturing operation runs a paperless production system. Of course here at Findlay and Co we love that! It was a pretty easy for us to move the Truss Tech team to the cloud accounting, Xero.
Findlay and Co are chuffed to have seen their business go from strength to strength and truly thrive.
When we first started out we ran with our Christchurch accountant but we quickly felt like the distance was an issue and we needed some good advice, from a local adviser. We like to have face-to-face meetings and we were put on to Findlay and Co by a business associate. After our first meeting, we found Wayne to be friendly and relaxed and he offered us good, professional advice.
Wayne helped us change from MYOB to Xero which was a big step. We wanted a seamless transition and the move turned out to be painless. What we like about Xero is that Wayne can look at our accounts at the same time and help us work through any issues we have. We also like the fact that it’s cloud-based – it doesn’t matter where you are, we can keep on top of things. We can have a life outside of work!
We like reports and Wayne provides us with a company report every month and its always comforting to have a professional point of view. Reconciliation used to take days, now with Xero it’s so much easier!
The team at Findlay and Co have enjoyed working with Nicky and Paul over the past few years. It has been great to take them to the cloud but most of all it is hugely satisfying to see our clients enjoying a successful business while still enjoying the fun things in life. Tip of the hat to Truss Tech!