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Programmed’s new Renmark Office: Providing more than just maintenance expertise to the Riverland region

Feb 29, 2024

South Australia’s renowned Riverland now has a Programmed office specifically dedicated to bringing property maintenance expertise to the local area.

While the Renmark office will boost our ability to support local schools, businesses, government offices and the like within the Riverland area, the decision to have a branch in the region was driven by more than just a desire to provide commercial painting, grounds and building maintenance.

“The expansion is a key demonstration of Programmed’s commitment to investing in key regional areas and fostering sustainable growth strategies across Australia,” said Lee Kell, Head of Paint (SA, NT and WA), Programmed Property Services.

“More than just a new office, this local branch is a partnership with the community for mutual prosperity,” Lee explains.

Investing in Local Regions, Growing Together

“The Riverland branch is more than just setting up shop—it’s about Programmed becoming an integral part of the community. We’re dedicated to contributing to the region’s growth by bringing our expertise, resources, and opportunities for collaboration,” he said.

Lee cites similar achievements in South Australia through Programmed’s Adelaide and Nuriootpa offices.

Empowering Local Employment

Lee is passionate about the branch – and Programmed’s – focus on local employment.

“We build careers, not just create jobs,” he said.

“Through directly employing sales and tradespeople who themselves are locals, and prioritising our ability to provide constant upskilling and training, Programmed is able to invest in the region’s workforce and future.”

This extends to developing the younger generation through apprenticeships and traineeships, ensuring a flow of skilled and empowered generation in the area for years to come.

Partnerships with Key Suppliers

Mark Gerschwitz, Branch Manager of the Renmark office, is equally enthusiastic about what the office can do for the local area.

“Success is built on strong partnerships,” he says.

“This branch will service a broad area, from Waikerie, Loxton, Barmera, Berri, Renmark, Lyrup, Paringa and its surrounds in the Riverland to parts of Victoria and NSW, we will be able to work with and develop a strong network of suppliers whose specialist expertise will augment the services we provide to our customers.”

“Programmed proudly collaborates with suppliers who share our vision for growth and willingness to invest in the region alongside us. Together, we can enhance the local economy and create a thriving business ecosystem,” said Mark.

The branch’s area of coverage stretches to include Mildura, Irymple, Merbien, Red Cliffs, Ouyen in Victoria as well as Buronga, Gol Gol, Robinvale and Broken Hill in NSW.

A Community-Centric Approach

Community organisations can look toward Programmed’s active participation and support for their initiatives.

“We believe in giving back. In the past, Programmed has worked with locals on community sponsorships, volunteering our time and expertise to help build community gardens or even upgrading assets of local significance. We will seek to do similar for the Riverland area through Renmark,” Lee says, adding that the business is dedicated to exploring opportunities for social inclusion activities and committed to making a positive impact beyond just business.

Career opportunities

There are also career opportunities as the business is looking for its first regional Business Development Manager to spearhead the branch’s growth.

In a call out to those seeking employment that makes a difference, Mark says, “Contact us if you’re keen to make a positive impact to the region. This role offers not just a job, but a chance to shape the future of our company and the region.” Naturally, this will lead to more growth, and with that more job opportunities.  “We are excited to embark on this journey with the local community and businesses.  Programmed has been working within the Riverland for over 60 years, but now we can finally call it home,” says Lee, who himself has worked with Programmed for almost half that time in the Adelaide office.

Lee and Mark are excited about Programmed’s ability to achieve great things through the Renmark office.

“We’re definitely looking to partner equally with employees, suppliers and customers to grow, prosper, and make a difference. We have had a strong history in this area and want everyone to help us write our next chapter of success in the Riverland,” said Lee.

If you are looking for maintenance within the Riverland areas, or want to apply for a position with Programmed, please call 08 8168 6040 or email and remember to include Riverland in the subject line.

Better yet, drop by for a chat: 237 Renmark Avenue, Renmark SA 5341

Available maintenance services offered include:

Painting & Cleaning

  • Commercial exterior & interior painting
  • Light industrial painting
  • Line-marking and directional signage
  • Epoxy floor coatings
  • Solar panel, pressure and specialist winery (e.g. colourbond tank farms, etc.,) cleaning
  • Long term maintenance programmes

Grounds & Open Space

  • Grounds maintenance
  • Open space mowing
  • Landscaping projects
  • Playground Audits
  • Irrigation Audits
  • Golf Course Maintenance

Additional services for a complete and value added solution:

  • Corporate Signage
  • Internal refurbishment
  • Building Maintenance
  • Electrical, Audio and Data Communications

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