Harrington Homes signs a second franchisee partner expanding into the ACT.

25 July 2022

Harrington Homes signs a second franchisee partner expanding into the ACT.

Edward Mcclymont

With 50 years of building experience, the humble family building company Harrington Homes is on the move to expand its blueprint across Australia. 

A few months after the franchise deal that served as an anchor in South East Melbourne - Harrington Homes decided that Australia’s capital Canberra, was the following location to add to their map of franchise opportunities. 

Harrington Homes, along with being partnered with DC Strategy to run their franchise lead generation campaign in search of the perfect franchisee, has announced that they have signed their first ACT franchisee.

When asked about why Canberra was their next forecasted state to launch in, Head of Franchising, Lachlan Harrington said the following:

“The ACT has shown a lot of promise with its steady and growing housing market, matched with a market that looks for the type of homes we design. Our goal was to partner up with a franchisee that knows the area well, is focused on working closely with clients, and most importantly aligns with our strong family-driven values. We found this perfect fit with Dale Barnes, our new ACT franchisee”.

Dale expresses his reasoning behind choosing to franchise with the family building company and shares his thoughts and plans for leading the Harrington Homes franchise in Canberra during an interview with DC Strategy.

“It's Family-owned, with specialist design experience and decades of empathetic support for owners. Knowing HH is family owned and managed with specialist experience in all climatic zones across Australia provides me with the assurance they are a strong, supportive and stable building company. They are not just in it for the short term and fast profits, but to develop long term relationships and provide a comfortable lifestyle.”

“Provide sustainable, affordable homes with a focus on energy efficiency and a comfortable lifestyle. We are expecting to open a display and office in early 2024 if not earlier. We have worked in the ACT region for over two years and now combining with HH to provide exceptional service and homes in the ACT region”

- Dale Barnes

We wish Dale the best of luck and look forward to seeing the next chapter of Harrington Homes. Something tells me we will be hearing from them very soon.

 Harrington Homes’ franchise investment opportunities start from $33,000 plus GST and additional working capital. Harrington Homes cater to experienced builders who have both a building and driver’s license.

Franchisees will also be able to utilise Harrington Homes’ national suppliers including Bunnings Trade, Beaumont Tiles, Haymes Paint, Knauf and Tradelink, for their projects.

This 3rd generation of family business is still on the lookout for passionate candidates like Dale, about building high-quality sustainable homes at affordable prices. Start a conversion today if you are one of these interested people and would like to explore opportunities to join Harrington Homes.

If you want to be part of the next success story, submit an enquiry today to find out more about franchise opportunities with Harrington Homes.


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