Last week our CEO Aris Jansons gave an interview to the Nordic region's largest joint supplier portal for the construction, property and installation sectors - Byggbasen.
Full interview in Swedish:
Tell us about RP, what is your core business and what makes your offer unique?
RP Service AB offers a wide range of quality rental properties throughout Sweden. With our extensive portfolio in more than 40 areas of Sweden, we have the perfect accommodation solution for any team size. Whether you have a large group or a small team, our fully furnished houses and apartments are equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable and productive stay. Today, we are proud to be part of one of the largest corporate housing networks in Sweden.
You are part of Byggbasen, what does that platform mean to you?
Being a part of Byggbasen means being connected to a community of like-minded individuals in the building industry. It allows me to stay up to date on the latest industry news and developments, which helps me to stay ahead of the curve. I find inspiration and new ideas by connecting with others on the platform. I'm also able to learn about new products and services, which helps me to make informed decisions for my business. Byggbasen is a great tool for finding and connecting with potential clients or partners, which can lead to new opportunities and growth.
How do you work with the environment and sustainability?
At RP Service AB, we take the environment and sustainability seriously. We constantly do inspections on houses to increase their heating efficiency and reduce energy waste. We also change heating systems and monitor heat loss places in order to improve efficiency. We believe that even small changes, like repairing damaged or broken furniture instead of throwing it away, can make a big impact on reducing waste
What challenges do you see in the industry?
The corporate housing industry, like many others, is currently facing inflation. Costs for furniture have risen several times, but we don't want to compromise on living standards for our tenants. Electricity costs are skyrocketing and finding an affordable solution while maintaining a profitable business model is a challenge. We strive to provide flexible rent options where everything is included, but balancing the cost of utilities is very challenging today.
What is most current with you right now, what do you have going on?
RP Service AB is currently focused on growing our portfolio of properties. We are expanding our presence in all the major cities of Sweden, and also helping in smaller cities where our customers are facing difficulties finding suitable properties to rent for their projects. Our goal is to provide affordable and fast accommodation solutions, especially in locations where apartments or houses are not feasible or complex solutions are more suitable for the customer. To that end, we are now offering serviced barrack and apartment block solutions. We are also able to produce and deliver apartment building complexes to project locations in a short amount of time. Our services include everything from the initial drawings and ground works, to manufacturing the buildings, delivery, mounting, furnishing, maintenance, and even software for maintenance reservation management.
What is the best thing about working at RP?
At RP Service AB, we pride ourselves on being a multilingual team that speaks 7 languages. Our company values fair and competitive compensation and benefits, so our employees always feel valued and rewarded. We believe in clear communication and transparency, so everyone feels informed and included. We offer opportunities for growth and development, so our team members can reach their full potential. We understand the importance of flexibility, so we offer flexible work arrangements to meet the needs of our employees.