Lindsay Skinner, franchisee for Brisbane central and Brisbane east
When you first meet Lindsay Skinner, you could be forgiven for thinking that he was a basketball player, not in the cleaning industry! At 6’4” (193cm), and slim, Lindsay hears all the jokes.
About ten years ago he joined Elite Brisbane as an employee, having worked as a manager in a cleaning company before that. When his employer decided to retire after about twenty years in the business he asked him if he might be interested in taking it over, and Lindsay jumped at the chance.
“I knew first hand what a great reputation Elite has in Brisbane, so when this opportunity came up I decided I should take it.” said Lindsay. “I went to see Tim and Rob at head office and now here I am, the proud franchisee of the Brisbane Central and Brisbane East offices.”
Both areas undertake residential and commercial work, but Lindsay really enjoys the domestic side.
“We clean to a high standard for all of our customers. This means that we make sure to clean underneath any furniture, not just around it. Occasionally being 6′ 4” comes in handy on the job – I’ve changed the odd light bulb for a customer now and then!”
When he’s not out making sure customers’ homes and offices are spotless, Lindsay relaxes with a spot of … karaoke. He has a karaoke system with over 50,000 songs on it which he takes to weddings and other functions from time to time. He’s not averse to standing up and belting out a few standards to get the party moving along! He’s also the secretary of his local fishing club and is just about to reboot an earlier passion – model trains. Where does he find the time?