I am planning to start my pressure washing business next year, around february/march. The goal is to get my foot in the door with residential driveways/house washing to establish my business and upgrade/expand.
I have spent a good amount of time researching, reading up, and looking for exactly what I need to get started, but I am still in the preliminary stages, so before I dive in head-first, I want to get opinions from the pros on here to REALLY cover all my bases. Who knows, maybe you guys will see some major flaws in this my plan. So here is what I have sketched out:
1. Buy my equipment (4200 PSI, 4 GPM gas direct drive, 15 inch 4 GPM surface cleaner)
2. Practice and save: I am going to clean the sidewalks outside of my condo, the dumpsters next to our place, and friends/family driveways in exchange for reviews. In the meantime, I will be saving for insurance and money to file for an LLC. I will open a business bank account as well. I am toying with the idea of starting to pick up jobs without the LLC and insurance, just for a little to help save for the next step.
3. File for LLC, buy insurance and market myself: This is going to be around February or March. This gives me 2 solid months to get the previous two steps going. I want to get the bare minimum insurance just so I can get off the ground. My marketing strategy is to hang door knob flyers on the weekends, advertise on neighborhood apps, and maybe even invest in homeadvisor to get leads. I really want to go heavy on marketing because I am afraid that I won’t have any work coming in after dumping all my money in this business.
4. Weekend work and save: I want to just hit the pavement and get as many jobs under my belt as possible on the weekends. Get my experience and save money. once I see enough work and money come in, I am hoping I can quit my full time job and work as a power washer full time as soon as the end of 2019. Is it possible?
- Long term: I would eventually like to pick up commercial accounts. I feel like it will be better money and more consistent. That is too far off right now to worry about though…
So how does this sound? Am I on the wrong path? Thank you for all the info here guys, you have all answered a ton of questions for me just by reading this forum.