Hey all -
My name is Ben and I’m from Las Vegas. I’ve been lurking around here for awhile now reading and looking for answers to questions I have about the business. Appreciate this resource and the people posting, looking forward to talking with y’all.
Anyone here currently washing somewhere with a very dry climate (Phoenix…Vegas…)? I’m having a hard time getting a good read on the market here. My initial thoughts were to start with a smaller investment and grow into bigger and better equipment. But there is so little organic growth here I think house washing is pretty infrequent. I don’t think Id even offer roofs as a service initially. Commercial work and residential driveways/flatwork seems like the bulk of the jobs here, and I think my chances for success would be much better if I started with higher output hot water machine. With that comes a good sized buffer tank, with that comes a trailer capable of the weight…etc. and I’m looking at a solid investment from the get go. I’m confident in my ability to run and market the business, and put in the hard work. I’m just a little hesitant given the unique market…(especially combined with the economy overall, but that’s another discussion.) Sorry, that’s a lot of thinking out loud, maybe Im wrong about the starting point, but that’s just what my gut says. If anyone has any thoughts overall, or experiences in a desert climate that could help thanks in advance!