How Total Underground Solutions streamlined their business with 180 Financial Services

27 Mar 2019

How Total Underground Solutions streamlined their business with 180 Financial Services


Since 1996, Total Underground Solutions (TUS) has grown to become one of Victoria’s most trusted providers of underground drilling and underground boring services in the civil construction space. For the last three of those years, Managing Director Ben Koutoukidis has been working with the team at 180 Financial Services, enabling him to run a far more streamlined, agile operation. Here’s how.

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A simple, streamlined strategy

On a day-to-day basis, we’re predominantly working with underground electrical infrastructure – we install the underground power that goes throughout the whole of Melbourne. So, as you can imagine, we deal with a huge number of utilities on a regular basis. This means we need fast, easy access to a range of equipment either for one-off projects, or on a more long-term basis, such as large directional drills, rock drills, flatbed trucks and trailers, excavators and large air compressors, just to name a few.

Working with 180 Financial Services enables us to do all of the above daily, with zero fuss. They’ve significantly streamlined our business – everything is so easy, so clean, and so efficient. All I have to do is pick up the phone with any inquiry or financial request, and James and his team are there to turn it around in no time at all. He comes back to me with a solution quickly, emails me the required documents for signing, and once they’re sent back he phones me telling me when the machinery’s ready to pick up. It really is as simple as that.

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The result? A more agile, nimble company

Since working with James, getting access to the right tools, at the right time has been effortless. They’ve enabled us to operate as an agile, nimble company – we’re able to move in whatever direction our customers need. That means whenever one of our partners or utilities has a gap to be filled, we have the means to do it, and fast. The relationships James has developed with his network of lenders over the years, teamed with his strong work ethic and in-depth industry knowledge, has undoubtedly made life easy for us.

Would I recommend 180 Financial Services to others?