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Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
RAHSCO Cleaning Systems Is Now Delux Cleaning Supply
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After 37 years as an industry leader, Robert Hinderliter handing the keys over to son Michael
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After serving almost four decades as a pressure washing industry leader, Robert Hinderliter, President of Rahsco Cleaning Systems, announced his “semi” retirement after selling the company assets to son Michael Hinderliter. Under the new leadership, RAHSCO will become Delux Cleaning Supply.
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“I’m excited about taking over the company and continuing to move us forward in a way that’s beneficial to the contractor,” said Michael. “We also want to celebrate all that Robert has done over the past 37 years.”
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Robert founded what is now RAHSCO Cleaning Systems of Fort Worth in April, 1973. That was when he started his mobile power washing company, Mobile Enterprises, which continued to serve the greater Ft. Worth area for 10 years. At its height, Mobile Enterprises employed 26 staff members, had five mobile power wash units, and earned over $1 million in sales.
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In 1982, Robert turned his attention to equipment distributing, and has since grown RAHSCO Cleaning Systems of Ft. Worth into a national mobile power wash supplier of equipment, parts, chemicals, schools, seminars and training videos. Since that time, Robert has been on the cutting edge of the pressure washing leadership. His endeavors include:
• Founding two industry trade associations for power wash contract cleaners, the Power Washers of North America (PWNA) in 1992, and the United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners in (UAMCC) in 2006.
• Speaking at several trade associations, including the international Window Cleaning Association (IWCA), the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA), the Cleaning Equipment Trade Association (CETA), PWNA and UAMCC.
• Developing the industry’s first online bulletin board in 1996.
• Leading the country in environmental education, and helping create the ordinance environmental code for the city of Ft. Worth, which is now on the EPA’a website as a model ordinance for other municipalities.
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Robert is excited about the new business, and will join the company part-time in sales, technical support and to share his environmental expertise. Michael will serve as the company’s president.
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As Robert’s son, Michael grew up in the pressure washing industry, working nights and weekends for his dad before starting his own business, Steamaway, in 1985 in order to pay for his school and his first home. “I focused on truck washing because it worked well with my school schedule,” he explained.
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Michael graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in accounting, but quickly discovered he could actually earn a better living washing trucks. Along with Steamaway, Michael also now owns Facilitec Southwest, a kitchen-exhaust cleaning company. Now, he is adding Delux to his list of companies, and will focus on providing education to the contract cleaner and selling power washing supplies.
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“I believe that all of my experience in the industry will be a great asset in my new role as a distributor selling back to the contractor. With the education programs that we have, the business information we present, the quality products we offer, Delux will be available to support the contractors so they can be successful,” Michael concluded. “In my opinion, making sure the contractor is successful is what makes us successful. I’m excited to be able to do just that.”
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M.Hinderliter

New member
Ha! It is official Danny... I was wanting to visit with you more the other day. Sorry, I had to rush off so fast. Maybe I will finally get some time here in the near future to stop and smell the roses.

By the way, the weather caused the school to open late and I had to reschedule the tour. Planning on going toward the end of the month.
 

Danny Bates

New member
Cool, Larry told me about it, but I didn't know if it was public knowledge yet so I kept quite.
Oh and by the way I keep running into your hood guys at night. Seems we have some of the same customers.
 

Mike V

Member
Just out of pure curiosity....why would you change a name that has been around for 37 years?
 

M.Hinderliter

New member
Ron,
I see the scrolling banner says Robert retires after 27 years. It is actually 37 years. I am sure he wishes he was 10 years younger... Ha!

Thanks for posting it.
 

Apple Roof Cleaning

Roof Cleaning Instructor
You started it ALL Mr Hinderliter!
All us old Delco Guys will never forget all you did for us.
The old Delco board was my home for many years.
I learned a lot there, and passed on what I learned.
Someday I will join you in retirement, and will pass on my company to my Son. Thank You for all you have done for us !
 
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