How did you start?


#1

I am curious to know how & why you guys started in this business. What did you do prior to getting in to this and what made you decide you needed a career change?


#2

I wanted to own my own business and get it to a place where I can manage it from home so I can be with my family. I’ve always wanted to start my own business, it was just a question of what. The start-up cost is pretty low and we don’t really have many people in my area doing it so it made sense.


#3

I think there’s an entire thread about this already, but I can’t find it…


#4

Yeah I looked, but couldn’t find anything. Sorry if I’m beating a dead horse, curiosity took over.


#5

I’m a window cleaner and I got tired of customers re-scheduling the window clean because thier power wash guy hadn’t cleaned the house yet. I started doing both services and gained most of my first year customers from other contractors who people were fed up with waiting on.


#6

started with lawns, then added pressure washing to the services, and now trying to start a stand alone pw business


#7

Retired last year at 56…took a year off and realized that I needed something to do a few hours a week…or be bored stiff. My goal for this has always been working an average max of 10hrs per week. I am 3 months in and have averaged 6hrs a week…so, I am almost there. Matter of fact, if it stays right where it is now, I am good with that as it gets me engaged as I would not be otherwise. I had been thinking about what to do even before I retired. I wanted something that I could do on my schedule. This seemed like a possibility and after a lot of research I decided to give it a try. So far, it has been exactly what I was looking for…even though the learning curve has been pretty steep as there is a lot to learn. For now, it seems like a keeper.


#8

I have had a dream of owning my own business. Spent some time in prison, gave my life to JESUS CHRIST, and pursuing my dreams, and wanna provide for my children :slight_smile:


#9

Workfor a trucking company and couldn’t believe how much they were spending on washes, and how much time they sat in line etc. Started small and washing a couple here and there with the bosses little pressure washer and brushes and buckets… Figured I could do better with my own equipment


#10

THats awesome, man! Thanks for sharing!!!


#11

I was looking to make some extra money. I watched several videos on pressure washing, soft washing, and other house washing techniques. I literally knew everything I needed to know in 6 months then bought my pressure washer lol never even touched a wand during that time. Once I realized I could make my own business and work for myself…I was gone! Lol

Brent Davis
PowerWash601.com


#12

@cobrettie I haven’t yet in the process


#13

Rent one of you can’t afford to buy one just yet. Try it out. But a new machine will feel like a Cadillac compared to a borrowed one.

Davis PowerWash
PowerWash601.com


#14

Oh I’m gonna get the caddy. Even if I have to wait to get sc and accessories


#15

Think my first unit will be a hot 8gpm