Andre Borell is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal. He may seem young, but Andre has been around business and the electrical industry for most of his life. He was helping his electrician father, Walter Borell, on-site by the time he was 12 years old, and was working in the family business (Extreme Safety – an electrical safety wholesaler) by the age of 15.
Whilst working in the family business, Andre completed a Bachelor of Business Management at The University of Queensland. Andre then joined Extreme Safety full-time and in four years helped transform the company from a two-person operation run by his Mum and Dad into a company that employed nine staff and turned over more than $2 million annually. Andre then helped broker the sale of the business to Legend Corporation/CABAC in 2011 to allow his parents to retire.
On a personal level, Andre made his first million by the age of 25, and continues to grow his business interests and wealth. Far better than most, Andre understands the difference between a job and a business, and has designed Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal to be profitable for him and his franchisees whether they get out of bed in the morning or not.
“I can honestly say that I did not start this company with profits or riches in mind. I started it because the industry was not being serviced properly, and that annoyed me. It was amazing to me that no one had come up with a good way to service this industry for this service. I wanted to build, to create, something impressive and something I could be proud of. I wanted a really nice van design, inside and out, I wanted easy and fast to use technology, I wanted a tech to be able to set up quickly and easily so he could get on with the job. I wanted to make the service better, and build something impressive. I wanted it to be a good product, for both for our staff to use, and for our customers to be serviced by. Why? Because just OK irritates me, we want to be impressive”.
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