First Year - Becoming A Business

Josh Brown

New member
Summer of 2014 brought about great change in my life as I launched my rather unexpected pressure washing business. It's been a journey and have loved every minute of it. It's been a pleasure serving members of our community and look forward to a broader customer base and wider range of cleaning service for 2015.

I started my business pressure washing a house with a pump sprayer full of out door bleach and a 50' pressure washing hose. I had to drag that pressure washer all over the yard with me. I then found a surface cleaning attachment for driveways and off I go. It was tough. And door to door advertisement has earned its respect in my opinion!

After finding the forums, my life changed. Can we give an applause to Russ Johnson of Southside Equipment? Dudes awesome. I learned pressure washing professional equipment, cleaners and processes, such as soft wash. My ambition wasn't satisfied, so I learned roof cleaning. Again the forums came to my rescue! I credit the forums for my minimal mistakes along the way. Again, my ambition raged on, so Cedar Roof Cleaning gotta dose of it. I now specialize in non-pressure cedar roof cleaning.

With a year of work under my belt, Clean Pro Exteriors is now an L.L.C. fully insured and licensed, using only soft wash methods to ensure the most effective, safest cleaning out there. My marketing and Advertising continues to increase and I hope to grow in business managing and budgeting as we go.

But my ambition is a fire with more full to burn, so what's next? I want contracts! I plan to start with small grocery stores around town maintaining their walk ways, and hopefully, get started in Fleet Washing.

To commemorate the journey, here are a few of my firsts.... first rig, house wash, deck, stucco, , roof, cedar roof

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AZ PowerWash Pros

New member
Summer of 2014 brought about great change in my life as I launched my rather unexpected pressure washing business. It's been a journey and have loved every minute of it. It's been a pleasure serving members of our community and look forward to a broader customer base and wider range of cleaning service for 2015.

I started my business pressure washing a house with a pump sprayer full of out door bleach and a 50' pressure washing hose. I had to drag that pressure washer all over the yard with me. I then found a surface cleaning attachment for driveways and off I go. It was tough. And door to door advertisement has earned its respect in my opinion!

After finding the forums, my life changed. Can we give an applause to Russ Johnson of Southside Equipment? Dudes awesome. I learned pressure washing professional equipment, cleaners and processes, such as soft wash. My ambition wasn't satisfied, so I learned roof cleaning. Again the forums came to my rescue! I credit the forums for my minimal mistakes along the way. Again, my ambition raged on, so Cedar Roof Cleaning gotta dose of it. I now specialize in non-pressure cedar roof cleaning.

With a year of work under my belt, Clean Pro Exteriors is now an L.L.C. fully insured and licensed, using only soft wash methods to ensure the most effective, safest cleaning out there. My marketing and Advertising continues to increase and I hope to grow in business managing and budgeting as we go.

But my ambition is a fire with more full to burn, so what's next? I want contracts! I plan to start with small grocery stores around town maintaining their walk ways, and hopefully, get started in Fleet Washing.

To commemorate the journey, here are a few of my firsts.... first rig, house wash, deck, stucco, , roof, cedar roof

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LOVE IT! Congrats!!! Keep up the good work in 2015! Before you know it you will have a $1M biz!
 

Craig

Member
Congrats Josh, sounds like you're off to a good start. The forums, especially this one (the best IMO) are an excellent place to learn and network.
 

Ralph Q

New member
Nice job Josh. A lot of us started like that, rolling a pressure washer around to the job area. It's great leaving the machine on the truck. Looks like you have learned pretty well. The only red flag I see is a bulkhead fitting on your chem tank. I know a few guys have that but I am paranoid and opted for a PCO(pest control) tank with no fittings. Good luck with your business, not that you need luck. Hard work and determination is key to a successful biz, and you got that going for you. You also found PWI, that is a major plus.
 
Nice job Josh. A lot of us started like that, rolling a pressure washer around to the job area. It's great leaving the machine on the truck. Looks like you have learned pretty well. The only red flag I see is a bulkhead fitting on your chem tank. I know a few guys have that but I am paranoid and opted for a PCO(pest control) tank with no fittings. Good luck with your business, not that you need luck. Hard work and determination is key to a successful biz, and you got that going for you. You also found PWI, that is a major plus.
Why no bulkhead?
 

Scott D.

Member
The bulkhead seals aren't made to withstand the SH. There's a major leak danger. I never had an issue, but many people have.
 

814jeffw

Active member
Yes, bulkheads do leak at some point. I use those testing plugs plumbers use,..easy to install and I install one to start the season and then one about halfway through. Can't seem to find bulkhead free tanks around here. Too much shipping to consider ordering.

Jeff
 
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Doug Rucker

Roundtable Host 2009
Nice job Josh. A lot of us started like that, rolling a pressure washer around to the job area. It's great leaving the machine on the truck. Looks like you have learned pretty well. The only red flag I see is a bulkhead fitting on your chem tank. I know a few guys have that but I am paranoid and opted for a PCO(pest control) tank with no fittings. Good luck with your business, not that you need luck. Hard work and determination is key to a successful biz, and you got that going for you. You also found PWI, that is a major plus.

IS the "in memory of Ted Watson" pic available....would love to use it
 

Ralph Q

New member
IS the "in memory of Ted Watson" pic available....would love to use it


I can make you one Doug. I had to merge the two pics because you can only post one sig pic I guess. The resolution of the pic I have is blurry also. I found a better resolution pic and made you one.
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