I had an initial curiosity whilst working on a high-rise commercial construction site which brought about the idea of incorporating a cleaning service to the lift maintenance schedule.
In early 2003, Ervin took the initiative to establish Blackhole.
With the creative help of his wife, the family agreed on a business name. I was later approached for more
input. Having a plastering business of my own my initial input was
minimal, although I occasionally helped out with the cleaning. Ervin eventually
could not go on physically and semi-retired. I saw potential and began
my research into the vertical transport industry and went on to restructure the entire business and register it as an entity in 2009.
BCS was initially structured as a Lift Pit cleaning specialist which
provided waste and liquid waste collection, pit degreasing, pit
cleaning, pit deodourising services.
February 2003, an idea was conceived. Marketing began and Schindler lifts became Blackhole’s first client.
March 2004, Brent Vrab took over as owner and has established BCS to be
a strong participant in the maintenance schedules of Schindler Lifts
Australia, OTIS Elevators, Liftronic and KONE.
BCS has exposed itself to other clients and is utilised on demand.
Brent Vrab embarked to introduce this service for various reasons,
apart from its uniqueness.
By 2007 BCS had extended its services to Escalator cleaning with good
feedback, therefore gaining a reputable name for the degreasing and
cleaning of escalators and its treads.
As 2008 came along, Blackhole extended its services to waste oil drum collection, by removing any used oil containers from the clients warehouse space.
2011 brought in a year of greater promise with a new investment into an important piece of equipment which is integral to its environmental approach of responsible waste disposal/recycling. A portable incinerator. Most of the waste created and collected by Blackhole cannot be, by EPA regulations, disposed of into landfill, therefore, must be incinerated.
BCS has great environmental potential. Potential for lessening the
carbon imprint of lift companies, protecting the land and water table
from lift pit seepage.
BCS is in its twelfth year of business with steady market growth and stable relationships, and has a good client base.
BCS is established as a single proprietor business. BCS has three
of the major five clients confirmed, accessed the entire market and is viewing
itself as eventually entering permanent contracts with its clients.
In the 12 years BCS has operated, it's had an impeccable service
record with no waste spills and no negative reports. Feedback has been
100% positive regarding its environmentalism, efficiency, productivity,
professionalism and most importantly, its pricing structure. The
flexibility of BCS to work with its clients and keep them satisfied has
earned BCS an outstanding reputation that is unrivaled to date.
BCS is currently now focusing on better customer relations, to
understand the mechanics of corporate thinking and structures, whilst
learning to harmonise its behaviour to meet with the demands of its
clients for continuing growth.