My name is Louis and I’m from Phoenix, AZ. I’m new to the pressure washing industry but spent a lot of time studying, reading, and obsessing over everything that is pressure washing. I spent a couple of weeks without even creating an account on here and spent quite a bit of time watching Youtube videos so forgive me for the relatively small amount of read time that my account reflects.
First of all, thank you to everyone who answers questions and provides a plethora of info on this site. Finding this place via Reddit made my life much easier to learn compared to scraping up bits of info from elsewhere.
A little bit of info about me since I do plan on posting going forward: I’m 26, work full time in a managerial role in the auto glass industry, and go to school full time (full time at my school is 1 four hour class per week) thanks to my GI Bill. In the last couple years after getting out of the Marines, I’ve had the desire to start my own company and after reading a bit about pressure washing, I think it’s something that I can do well (with practice of course).
Given that I have to keep my current full time job to support my family, my current plan is to do this on my weekends and ideally one job per day after work. To alleviate the potential issues with booking jobs that I face if I’m solely the one doing the work, I’ll have my brother in law assisting by doing some of the jobs that I won’t be able to, specifically ones during the week before 2:00.
I’d also like to thank @Patriotspwashing for the business plan he used for his company. I used that along with what I know about business and created a framework for this venture. A part of that was a list of things I would need at a minimum to get into business. I would truly appreciate any feedback based off this list:
4k PSI 4GPM Pressure Pro E4040HC Pressure Washer
20" Hammerhead Surface Cleaner
M5 Twist Downstream Nozzle
GP High Draw Injector Kit
Ptec Downsteam Nozzle Kit
Flexzilla Garden Hose (100ft)
Pressure Hose (100ft)
Suttner 2315 Trigger
36" Insulated Stainless Steel Lance
3/8 Ball Valve
Purple Power Degreaser
5 Gal Home Depot Bucket X2
5 Gal Chem Tub
1/4 QC x 2
3/8 QC x 2
My budget for all of this as a max cost of entry was 2.5k. With all of the above added up plus SH and some small things like some brushes I’m looking at roughly 2.3k. Is there anything else that I am missing? Also any suggestions for things to swap out?
Also, I will be starting out using the bed of my Silverado. The first thing I will be getting once I am certain this is sustainable is a trailer. To help with any feedback, I believe the majority of the work I will be doing as far as houses go is soft washing. Nearly everything in my area is stucco.
Again, thank you for any feedback!
Edit: I have literally no idea how my username is what it is. I created my account using a username I frequently use but it somehow changed to this at some point. Oh well.