The best thing I did was take a course with Steve Stevens and then I worked with his guys for a few days. I had a successful window cleaning business at the time and no time to learn the ropes. I came from that experience running with confidence . Most of the wood care part is self taught at the level I have taken it. Stone, I have taken many seminars from that industry.
I am like Nick, when I started there was barely anything I could find anywhere as far as info for washing, I was lucky to run across a distributor that cared enough to take the time and look at my needs and tailor a set up to fit my business, my first unit was an Alkota 5355J on a 6.5 x 12 tandem axle trailer, 4 small chem tanks 2 hose reels and a 525 gallon tank plus a 24 inch surface cleaner.
As far as who I learned the most from, it was actually more like Nick said, I learned from the school of hard knocks, I didnt know this type of info was here until 2005, 10 years after buying our first unit. I did make the trip out to Delco in 99 and took an empty trailer and we built a rig in their shop in about 2 hours, it was fun going from bin to bin picking out what I wanted!
Come on steven let's here one!!
You & Nick, Sorry you guys are not smart enough to learn from others and apply that to what you know already to make your process better. I'm serious when I say I don't believe either one of you or even Chris Tucker.
We all take others ideas and improve them, this is evolution.
I have some original Ideas as well I'm sure you do also, you know one I have that I do not openly share on the BBS. Your the only person that knows this and I'm sure it has saved and made you a ton of Cash. Trust me I i know you also want it kept a secret because it gives you a huge advantage.
My potato mix gives me a advantage even larger with the same results.
Not being hard on you and Nick, your friends but I still think the posts you guys made are BS.
This BBS has been here for 11 years, Delcos was here five years prior to that. Saw you guys both there. I learned plenty from everyone.
I still learn each day
I never said that I am not still learning , I am saying that back when I started in 1993 I didn't have this BB to go to for help. I dont believe I ever was on the Delco BB so that is BS and this one is only 11 yrs old? I by no means am trying to say that I know it all, but I did have to teach myself alot on my own.
Been Wanting to Post this for a Few Days but was waiting on Confirmation. An idea Ron gave me back in July when he was here in Houston helping me just helped me close a $20,000.00 a year contract. And their fixing to add MORE locations so the 20K is just a start.
Ron Musgraves...the gift that keeps on giving. Thanks Buddy. I'll tell ya about it next time we talk.