Who Are We?

The Local Guys – Test & Tag is a family-built franchise established in 2019. From humble beginnings in Adelaide, South Australia, The Local Guys offers safety testing services nationwide to provide all states and territories safe workplaces. We have worked with various industries, from mining and construction to offices, schools, and hospitality businesses. We do it all!

Our technicians go above and beyond to ensure all of our work is carried out by the Australian standards as per AS/NZ 3760:2022 regulations. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer services, safety testing services, transparency and convenience for all of our customers, with a simple start-to-finish process designed to give you complete peace of mind!

The Local Guys – Test & Tag team have been in the test and tag industry for over a decade. Over the 10+ years, we have had many successes, including:

  • We have been nominated for two business awards for Excellence of Business.
  • Our business has grown 100% year on year since starting.
  • We have a well-established client base who provide repeat business.
  • We have good relationships with our suppliers, meaning we can access equipment and materials at favourable rates.
  • Our brand is well-known, trusted and respected in the area.
  • We have been featured in business magazine articles and on Channel 7 News.

Our Core Values

  • Devotion: We are devoted to the satisfaction of our clients and the success of our Franchise Partners! This is why our team is heavily dedicated to training and development. Behind every successful business is a happy customer base. We do not do anything by halves, which is why we have made it our mission to maintain a loyal customer base while inviting new ones with open arms!
  • Passion: If you don’t wake up every day and love what you do, you are in the wrong industry! We believe passion is what drives purpose, and purpose goes achievement! Our team is highly passionate about the test and tag industry, our Franchise Partners and the clients we support.
  • Safety: There is a big difference in how a company operates when safety is a core value! To us, safety must be a priority! We value safety in the workplace so that we can continue to protect ourselves and our clients. We believe in good communication, mutual trust, effective preventive measures and dedication to the organisation.
  • Integrity: Integrity embodies all that we do. Without this, any company will eventually fall apart. We believe in open, honest communication with our team and clients and always doing what is right!
  • Innovation: We are firm believers in the idea that if you don’t evolve, you die. Our team is always looking at ways to improve our systems better. We regularly are researching, training and learning for the growth of our brand, the development of our Franchise Partners, and to provide the best services possible to our clients. Nothing is perfect in life, but with innovation, you are one step closer!
  • Family: At The Local Guys, rather than viewing our Franchise Partners and clients as ‘business transactions’, we consider each person who works with us as a part of our family. We endeavour to create a personal connection with everyone who works with our company. We are ‘people-persons’ and pride ourselves on the relationships we build within our franchise team.

A Decade of Experience: Meet Jarrad & Stacey Goulding

Jarrad and Stacey are the driving forces behind The Local Guys brand.

Prior to The Local Guys, Jarrad and Stacey both worked in various job roles. Jarrad travelled the world and experienced a range of opportunities until he found his passion in electrical test and tagging over 10 years ago. Stacey worked as a qualified accountant at a reputable firm.

As a married duo, Jarrad and Stacey have owned multiple hospitality and retail franchises and businesses. Having had previously been Franchise Partner’s themselves, Jarrad and Stacey worked in all areas of business (from marketing to accounting, all the way through to customer service).

As a result, these businesses enabled them to learn the franchise model from a Franchise Partner’s perspective. They quickly became aware of the positives and negatives of franchising and have used these experiences to shape The Local Guys brand. They know and understand what Franchise Partners are looking for in business and know what it takes to become a successful Franchise Partner.

However, with the desire to start a family and have a healthy work-life balance, they knew that the success and flexibility that the test and tag industry could offer them outweighed all other possibilities… and so this is where they decided to focus their attention. As a result, Jarrad and Stacey have never been happier, and in 2020 they welcomed their first child into the world.

Jarrad has been working in the test and tag industry for more than 10 years and has managed clients with 1 to 10,000+ items. Over the decade, Jarrad has proudly won and managed many large tenders with government bodies and commercial businesses nationally. Additionally, Jarrad has trained and supported many technicians over the years.

Jarrad and his team are exceptionally passionate about the industry and franchising. It’s this depth of experience and passion that he shares with the Franchise Partners.

The Faces Behind The Brand: Meet The Support Centre Leaders

Meet Taylor: Taylor is our Administrator and Marketing Assistant. Taylor is responsible for all things customer management and sales marketing. Taylor is the first point of contact for our clients and prides herself on her customer service skills.

Meet Georgia: Georgia is our Franchise Recruitment Manager, who is responsible for all things onboarding and support for our Franchise Partners. Georgia is the first point of contact for our Franchise Partners and all potential franchise candidates

About Our Technicians

At The Local Guys – Test & Tag, all technicians are Franchise Partners. This means you are working with the owner of a small business local to your area, rather than just an employee. As a result, our technicians take pride in their business and are dedicated to providing the highest quality service possible to their clients.

All of our test and tag technicians are required to have a current:

  • Police Clearance Check
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Test and tag licence
  • White Card
  • Driver’s Licence and Branded Vehicle

All technicians are uniformed and have $20,000,000 in Public Liability Insurance.

Giving Back

At The Local Guys Test & Tag, we believe in paying it forward, one meal at a time! We understand that business is important, however, we also believe it is important to give back to those in need. Every time we complete a job for any of our clients, we donate $5 to World Vision Australia! This has been one of our practices since the beginning of The Local Guys brand and as a result we been fortunate enough to donate thousands of dollars to a wonderful cause.

World Vision Australia uses all donations within Australia to help bridge the gap in many of our Aboriginal communities. Our customers know when they work with The Local Guys Test & Tag, not only are they protecting themselves, their businesses and their employees, but they are also giving back to the community.

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