New Member Introductions

Horizontal? Perpendicular is probably more apropos. Either way, you get what I’m saying I hope.

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Thanks, that actually became apparent to me on that very job! Lol this one turned out good. We did have that issue on others

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Glad to see you out there getting after it!

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Continuing the discussion from New Member Introductions:

Hey there guys and gals! My name is Joey and I’m from St. Louis MO. I’ve been debating starting up a washing business the last year or so and doing my due diligence in trying to be prepared as possible once I get the ball rolling. I’m new to the industry but am a quick study and love to work outside and chat up customers to upsell, I used to be in the restaurant business so upselling and customer service was a huge component of that. Thank you in advance for all of the knowledge that has already been shared, I can tell this is a great community trying to really help each other out!

Now that I have my first child on the way, it’s kind of lit a fire to get up and get going and solidify my plans! As far as my set up, I’m picking up a trailer this weekend with some very lightly used equipment, but it has room for upgrades which after a year or so I plan on doing. I’ve got the administrative paperwork stuff out of the way, just working on getting my website up and rolling, and start advertising/marketing. Plan on doing a lot of yard signs and door hangers when doing jobs, and expanding from there.

Thanks again for all that you’ve already provided, I look forward to interacting with all y’all!

Ps. I know what the search bar is :rofl: :rofl:

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Welcome to the forum Joey, good to have you here. You landed in the right place to learn……a lot of knowledgeable folks here. Much success on your business and your first child!

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Thanks Tucky! I’m looking forward to both endeavors haha

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Hey all and happy Friday!

My name is Sean and I’m located in between Austin and Houston, TX. I’ve been in public sector management consulting for the last 6 years and am in the process of being bought out by my partner and leaving that business. While I worked with some amazing people and had great experiences while growing that business to low 8 figures, my personal life/marriage and health had been on the decline due to the perpetual 60+ hr weeks and hit rock bottom during the 2023 holiday season. That wake up call led me eventually led me here. I’m starting a pressure washing and home services business with my brother-in-law who has an established mobile detailing business in the area already. My first business was in commercial janitorial where we pressure washed for clients and I’m looking forward to getting back to working in my local community. I’ve been lurking for the past 3 weeks and have already found a wealth of information. I also look forward to engaging with you all on here!

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Welcome Sean, you’re at the right place……much success on your new business!

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Thanks bud!

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Thanks for the add, I’m just getting started in the business and I’m looking for all the helpful information I can get. I live in the Northern Kentucky area and my main objective will be flat concrete, residential and commercial

Hey everyone!

I’m starting up an exterior care business in SWFL and plan on using this site as a resource. Glad I found it!

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Welcome……a lot of great info here. Much success!

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Hi All,

My name is Mitch, I am from a coastal village in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. I’m currently in the process of starting up a pressure washing business. Very happy to have come across this forum, it has answered a lot of questions I’ve had! Look forward to participating within this community and learning more!

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Welcome - pretty country up there

'Afternoon all,
I’m Lonnie, a homeowner that details cars and plan on doing a little surface washing.

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I hope I am completing this step correctly if not apologies in advance.
Happy to be here and interested in furthering my education and understanding of the craft. Currently semi-retired, as in I work when I want and agree or decline various repair and maintenance needs as they arise. In my prior career I managed restaurants for about 40 years in the role as a GM and developed a few skills that saved loads of money and kept my place in step with the ever changing priorities of both home office and government agencies and their subsequent inspections. So I have a keen understanding of what needs to take place in a post haste fashion and what is simply “when the time is available”. I find this type of work both rewarding in completing a job that corrects a problem and taking pride in how the results improve the work environment for a staff who grind out the job day in and day out.
I keep fairly steady work at a half dozen full service restaurants and focus on tile/grout repairs, windows, assorted handy man tasks and the routine pressure washing that takes place. Hoping to gain insight into methods that save time and money but at my age I am not aiming to grow my client list.

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