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Pressure Washing Difference Makers

Pressure Washing Difference Makers

Are you interested in or thinking about starting a Pressure Washing Business?  Have you recently started your Pressure Washing Company but would like to learn the Difference Makers that can move your business to the next level?  If so, then the Pressure Washing Difference Makers school is perfect for you. My passion is helping new business start ups with training to help you become successful and drastically cut your learning curve.

Class Room and Hands On Training

  • House Washing, Roof Cleaning, Concrete Cleaning, Property Protection
  • Soft Washing vs Pressure Washing: when and where to use which
  • Soft Washing with a Pressure Washer
  • Hot Water Pressure Washing: when and where to use it
  • Sales Techniques and Training
  • Job Pricing
  • Creating Residential and Commercial Proposals
  • Identifying Surfaces, Stains and Application Methods to Clean Them
  • Managing Customers
  • Setting Customer Expectations
  • Chemical Mixes and Ratios
  • Hands on Training in The Parking Lot of the Hotel
  • How to Set Up On the Job Site for Maximum Productivity
  • Cleaning and Work Site Procedures that Save You TIME
  • AND MORE!!!!

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Limited Seating Available

We will hold this school at the Country Inn & Suites located at 20611 US-59, Humble, Texas.  Both days we start at 9:00am and end about 4:00pm. We have a special room rate of $70 a night.  Just mention that you are attending the Doug Rucker School.  You can call the hotel directly at 281-446-4977.

If you are flying in, I suggest flying into the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).  The hotel has a free shuttle that can pick you up and take you back when the school is over.

Seating is very limited so please make sure you register quickly, and make sure you can attend.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.  If you need to cancel or your plans change, you will be able to attend another Pressure Washing Difference Makers class at a future date.  If you have any questions, please text me at 281-883-3630 or contact using the contact form HERE.

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Ball Valve Installation

BALL VALVE INSTALLATION

All of our trucks and trailers now have a ball valve installation that we recommend.  It is a three way valve that allows us to make a switch.  We can switch from the tank fill to a garden hose quickly and easily.  Some of examples for using this include filling a bucket, or the need for a high wash station.  If we need light pressure for anything like rinsing off the truck or anything else, it’s much easier than using a drain hose.

HOW BALL VALVE INSTALLATION WORKS

Water arrives to our rigs through the garden hose reel.  It then flows directly into the ball valve.  It can easily switch from filling the tank to a rig mounted garden hose.  With several different nozzles, you are able to use it in different ways.  For example, we have a fireman’s nozzle that can be purchased from Home Depot or Lowe’s.  This nozzle provides a wide range or garden hose pressure from a pretty long, straight stream to nothing more than a trickle if needed.  It’s ideal for filling a soap bucket without creating a lot of splashing suds.  In addition, we have a second nozzle that provides stronger pressure and a longer stream.  It’s the same nozzle that we use for just rinsing houses using a dedicated pump.

TRAILER VIEW

In this video, we also provide a quick view of the entire trailer.  I have been testing a booster pump, but eventually concluded it’s not really worth using.  I was not impressed at all!  So if you have any questions about this ball valve installation, just shoot me an email and I’ll answer as quickly as I’m able.  Be sure and subscribe to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL for more helpful videos.  Perhaps you would enjoy another post about a newer pressure washing truck rig.

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PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS

PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS

Paying close attention to PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS is vital for new start up companies.  We understand that some believe simply buying a pressure washing machine is enough to start a business.  But nothing could be farther from the truth!  To be successful, PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS must be given adequate consideration before you begin investing in equipment.  Specifically, there are three PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS to vet fully and carefully in order to succeed.

IN THE OFFICE

You will need to consider who will answer the phone, and how will they convert inquiries into business.  Another factor is the process of estimating.  Each potential customer will need to provide specific details regarding the scope of work needed.  And of course, this will need to be recorded carefully and completely.  Is there a gate code?  Are there any pets?  Will the customer be home or away while work is completed? And how will you write the estimate?  Will you be using google maps street view and other online tools?  Or do you plan to see the property before writing up an estimate?  Will it be a paper or digital estimate?  You will also want to keep a customer database.  In addition, a marketing strategy is a major component of PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS in the office.  And did we say accounting?  How will you receive payment?

ON THE JOB

You will need a clear statement of policies and procedures guiding actual work on the job.  From the moment you arrive until you leave after completing the work, what are the critical, common steps to take.  How is the property prepared for work to protect from damage?  A plan must be in place for things such as light fixtures, furnishings, plants, and windows.  Not to mention electrical outlets and boxes, a/c unit and even possible existing damage to the structure itself are important considerations. PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS on the job is an immense help when it comes to completing the work efficiently, professionally, and profitably. Time for these systems must be factored into every estimate.

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FOLLOW UP

Once the job is the complete, how will you follow up?  Will you send each customer a thank you card?  Do you plan to utilize a survey to improve customer service?  Will a return visit be scheduled?  Do you provide a satisfaction guarantee?  If so, this means some customers may require a return visit to touch up any missed areas.  If the customer is disappointed with service, you’ll want to make it right.  This will help ensure future business with them and increase the chance of a positive referral.  Speaking of referrals, will a referral strategy be part of your PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS follow up?  A customer database will allow you to reach out to them again in the future.  Recording vital contact information such as name, address, phone numbers and emails is imperative for a successful PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS follow up strategy.

We are fully convinced that all of the equipment you invest in will sit idle without PRESSURE WASHING BUSINESS SYSTEMS.  These systems need to be in place for the office, on the job, and follow up before you complete your first project.  If not, you will find yourself scratching your head and wondering what to do next!

Through out the year we have several Pressure Washing Training Events that you can attend.  If you live outside the Houston area, you can also become a member of our Online Video School.  For more information on the training we offer feel free to email me at pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com. Be sure to visit our You Tube Channel and subscribe.

 

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Pressure Washing SOP

Pressure Washing SOPs

Starting a Pressure Washing Business can be an extremely daunting
task.  To begin with, you have to address so many details before you even start
cleaning. First you have to navigate legal matters and accounting, and then you
need to determine internal policies and procedures. And that is a challenge!
I must admit, establishing a set of  Pressure Washing SOPs takes time and
effort and demands knowledge and consideration of a wide variety of topics.

But fortunately, I have found an incredible resource that can help save you
time and money. Pressure Washing SOP’s out of Florida is making a
ready-to-use Pressure Washing Standard Operating Procedures
available to our students and anyone else who is starting an exterior
cleaning business or already owns one. In order to simplify the process, I
have them available to purchase right here through our web site.

So what do you get? In short, you get an all-inclusive set of policies and
procedures for your business. Check out the attachments of screenshots
below for the complete list of policies separated by category. Certainly,
these will get you squared away with almost everything you will need to
implement a set of SOPs in your business. And this can be customized
with your logo, company name, and watermarked image. What’s more,
you can edit any of these files as you see fit, as your company grows, or
you can create your own policies using the templates.

Save Time and Money with Pressure Washing SOP’s

So why do you need these documents with policies and procedures
in place?

1)  To begin with, it gives your employees clear expectations. If you don’t
give clear-cut and precisely defined expectations, you have nothing
to which you can hold them accountable.
2) Also, it provides for disciplinary action and related documentation.
You will have clearly defined stages with explanations and forms for
documentation promoting performance improvement. In addition, it
will also help protect you from paying unemployment or being stuck
with a problem employee.
3) Additionally, it includes protective policies for issues such as sexual
harassment, equal opportunity, and workplace violence.
4) Plus, you get forms such as applications for employment, interview,
damage to property, lost or damaged equipment, incident reporting, and
much more….The list goes on and on…

Order NOW and Save Money

Placing an order is pretty simple:
1) First of all, click the link below to order your own set of Pressure Washing
Standard 
Operating Procedures.
2) Then, Pressure Washing SOP’s will send you a Non-Disclosure
Agreement. You will need to review this, sign it, and send it back.
3) Once you have done that, you will need to send a high quality
version of your logo (Vector format often works best, or PDF, or PNG).

 

ORDER HERE

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us by using
the contact form on our site located at the bottom of our home page.

Once we have everything from you, it will only take about 7-10 days for
turnaround. The completed package will be sent via shared drop box file,
as well as a thumb drive sent in the mail.

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BE sure to check out our You Tube Channel at by clicking HERE

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Houston Pressure Washing Classes

Houston Pressure Washing Classes

Just prior to the October 2018 National Convention in Houston Texas, I will be hosting 2 training events.  On October 20th starting at 2:00 pm, I will be conducting a hands on training class.  This will be the first part of a two session class that will focus on teaching you how to clean a roof, house, and driveway.  This will be actual hands on training at a home near the convention site.  In the Houston Pressure Washing Classes, I will be teaching how to asses a residential property for safely cleaning and pricing it.  I will also teach on identifying surfaces, stains, and the different application methods and equipment used.  Spraying Techniques, dilution ratios, property protection, and driveway and pool deck cleaning will also be addressed.  Besides that, we will cover accessing a property, how to set up for maximum efficiency, and much more.

Second Session

Houston Pressure Washing Classes

Houston Pressure Washing Classes

The second session will be held on the morning of October 21st at the Convention Hotel, South Shore harbor Resort in League City Tx. This session will start promptly at 8:00 am and will involve class room instruction.  I have several power point presentations I will go through on House Washing, Roof Cleaning, Concrete Cleaning, Property Protection, and more.  In addition, I will discuss different surfaces, like Stucco, EIFS, Hardie Plank, Vinyl Siding, Wood surfaces, and more.  In more detail, we will discuss dilution ratios, applying mixes, identifying stains, and add on services to help you grow you business.

Most importantly, this training is the same training that I host once a month here in Houston that normally costs $750.00 for out of town contractors.  Likewise, the cost is $1500.00 for local Houston Contractors.  This is a one time UAMCC Convention special and anyone can attend for $550.00 per person.  For registration please go to our Pressure Washing Training Events Page.

Pressure Washing Sales Training

On October 21st at 1:00pm I will be hosting a Pressure Washing Sales Training Class along with Ron Musgraves.  Learn practical and helpful sales techniques for both residential and commercial cleaning. In this class we will be teach Marketing, Measuring, Bidding, and Selling.  Plus we will cover Relationship Building, Techniques to Speed up the Buying Process, and much more.  We will also have a question and answer segment, along with opportunities to register in our private sales membership groups.  Price for this session is $129.00 and you can register by visiting the Pressure Washing Sales Event.

Address for the hotel is South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 S. Shore Blvd. League City, TX 77573

 

 

 

 

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Concrete Restoration Training Event

Concrete Restoration Training Event

Join us on July 19 & 20, in Houston Texas for the F9 Concrete Restoration Training Event being held at the Courtyard Marriott Kingwood Texas.  And the Courtyard Marriott is located at 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Texas.  They will have rooms for $119.00 through July 1st.

Classes start both days at 9:00am.  So in order to attend this FREE training event you must register at UAMCC EVENTS PAGE

Battery Acid Stain removal

Battery Acid Stain removal

Speakers 

Craig Harrison; inventor of F9 products and the F9 TEAM, Jerry McMillen of Sirocco Water Recovery Systems, and Ron Musgraves. This Class is a comprehensive, HANDS-ON Maintenance Cleaning, Acid Washing, Neutralization, Vertical & Flatwork Rust Removal, Oxidation Removal, and Concrete Restoration*FULL 2 day course which includes Water Recovery Methods.

Focus of Training 

Hard surface maintenance cleaning*(keeping those surfaces cleaner longer with F9 Groundskeeper), hard water stain removal, low speed floor tool applications, vertical and flatwork rust removal, prepping concrete for a concrete coating or stain/seal, covering up surface cleaner marks, blending in damage from wand/turbo tip or deep surface cleaner etching and more! You will learn the Front 9 Restoration unique approach to restoration and maintenance.

F9 creator, Craig Harrison, developed it over many years and millions of square feet of cleaning. In addition, this process is something that can be applied to concrete, bricks, pavers, tile, stone and many other hard surfaces. You will achieve mind blowing results that will surely separate your company from your competition! In addition, you will learn how to sell battery rust removal stain jobs, rust removal jobs, hard water stain removal jobs, commercial sales and more.  Learn how to completely separate yourself from your competitors, increase profits and make your customers say “yes!!” Because these techniques are unique to Front 9 Restoration, you will not learn these secrets anywhere else in the world.

Rust Stain Removal

Rust Stain Removal

So learn how to always clean your surfaces more effectively and more efficiently than your competition.  And provide a surface that stays cleaner longer! Copies of the one hour F9 powerpoint presentation that will be given in the morning, sales techniques, training info, networking ideas and more is available for purchase for $25.00 Cash Only. And the best part is all hands on hours count toward UAMCC credit hours! 

What to Bring: Notebook and Pen for taking a lot of notes

Work Attire: Boots, Gloves, Glasses and Respirator. Most importantly bring a great attitude!

 

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Houston Pressure Washing Training

Houston Pressure Washing Training

Kingwood Texas is the site of my annual FREE Houston Pressure Washing Training Event.   So join us February 18th and 19th at the Courtyard Marriott, Kingwood Texas.  Thus, this event is FREE to all contractors to attend and will have classes and equipment demonstrations designed to help you take your business to the next level.  We will have educational classes that will benefit your business model, whether commercial or residential focus.

So please go to UAMCC EVENTS to get registered for this two day FREE event.

EVENT SPEAKER SCHEDULE

Houston Pressure Washing Training Event

Houston Pressure Washing Training Event

Our keynote speaker once again will be Mitch Beckman leading it off the first day with another great inspiring and challenging talk about the “YouTudes”.  Thus, you don’t want to miss this.

Our second day will start off with Jeffrey Blackman “Trusting and believing in Dark Times”, if you missed Jeffrey at the UAMCC National Convention, here is your opportunity to hear his inspiring story of going from living under a bridge in New Orleans, to now operating his very successful Houston Tx Pressure Washing and Striping company.

Other speakers and trainers will be Craig Harrison, of F9 Restoration Products, Jerry McMillen, with Sirroco Vacuums and owner of www. pressurewasher.net, Jerry is one of the foremost and sough out leaders on Environmental Compliance for Pressure Washing and other exterior cleaning/interior cleaning companies.  Gerald Vess, owner of Roman Roof Cleaning, Ron Musgraves on Commercial Sales, and more.  Here is the full agenda:

February 18

9:00 AM Mitch Beckman- “You Tudes”
10:15 AM Craig Harrison  – Building the  F9 Team
11:15 AM Paul Ballard  – Unger Water Fed Pole Cleaning
12:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Gerald Vess – Roof Cleaning Process
2:30 PM Circuit Training – / Soft Wash / Window Cleaning / Sidewalk/ Restoration Event
4:30 PM Circuit Training – / Soft Wash / Window Cleaning / Sidewalk/ Restoration Event

February 19

9:00 AM Jeffery Blackmon- Never give Up

9:45 AM Doug Rucker  – “Don’t Compete on Price”

11:00 AM Jerry McMillen – Wash Water Control Certification Environmental

12:15 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Doug Mineart   – Hard Surface Sealing

2:30 PM Expert Panel – Ask Anything

3:00 PM Ron Musgraves & Kristy White  – Commercial Sales Residual Income

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Pressure Washing Soft Washing Training Camp

Pressure Washing Soft Washing Training Camp

AS OF 01/31/18 THIS IS SOLD OUT.  YOU CAN TEXT ME AT 2818833630 AND ASK TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST.

On February 21st, 2017, in Kingwood, Texas, I will be hosting a full-day Pressure Washing Soft Washing Training Camp.  This is for those new to the exterior cleaning industry.  We instruct on proper cleaning techniques for cleaning a variety of different surfaces.   Join myself and Ron Musgraves for hands-on training.  We teach how to clean the exterior of a hotel, the entry area of a hotel, and the hotel pool deck.  We will also teach you proper cleaning methods for sidewalk cleaning, dumpster pad cleaning, and even gas station cleaning.  Also included is an afternoon classroom session covering Commercial Sales.

Early registration price for this training is $129, and you must register before January 15th to avoid the price increase. For registration go to our EVENTS page.

Location of the class is the Courtyard by Marriott in Kingwood, Texas, located at 130 Northpark Plaza Dr., Kingwood, TX, 77339.  For registration and payment, please go to the EVENTS page on the web site.

Pressure Washing Soft Washing Training Camp

Pressure Washing Soft Washing Training Camp

For room reservations at the Courtyard Marriott, call 281-973-1790 and be sure to mention you are attending the Doug Rucker School to receive the discounted room rate they are offering to attendees.

If you are flying in, the closest airport is the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

If you any have questions please, email me at pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com or call or text me at 281-883-3630.

Don’t forget to register for my Annual FREE networking and training event being held February 22nd and 23rd at the Courtyard by Marriott in Kingwood, Texas.  For registration for that event, please go to UAMCC EVENTS

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Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018

Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018

The Doug Rucker School 2018 schedule is now available!  This schedule is for those interested in attending our Hands On and Class Room Training that we have held here in Houston TX for the last 7 years.   When you attend this school you will be able to see and use the equipment that we use on a daily basis for our Houston Pressure Washing Business. We also have class room teaching that covers a wide variety of subjects such as, Roof Cleaning, House Washing, Concrete Cleaning, Plant and Property Protection, How to Bid Jobs, Customer Care, Chemical Ratios and Mixes, Identifying Surfaces and Proper Application Methods, and much more.  Listed below is the Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018 dates.

January 8,9, February 12,13, March 5,6, April 9,10, May 14,15, June 11,12, July 9,10, August 13,14,
September 10,11, October 8,9, November 12,13, December 10,11
Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018

Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018

When attending the school here in Houston, I recommend you fly in to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  It is best to arrive on Sunday afternoon or early evening. This airport is the closest to our training facility.  The hotel I recommend you staying at is the Courtyard Marriott Kingwood, located at, 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood, Tx 77339, 2819731790.  When making your reservations, be sure to let them know you are attending the Doug Rucker School so you get the School Discount on your room.

Pressure Washing Training

Hands on training is the first day, Monday, at 9:00 am.

The classroom portion is on Tuesday.  We are finished by 1 pm or so each day.  This allows you time to visit the Houston area and any of our many attractions.  Once you have registered and paid we will contact you with the location of the training or arrange for pick up at the Courtyard Marriott.  Registration for any of our training classes can be made by clicking HERE.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call or text me at 281-883-3630 or by email at pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com.  Look forward to seeing you in Houston and helping you start and build your business. ALso stop by our you tube channel HERE for some helpful hints and tips.

Once you have attended my school here in Houston, you will always have access to me via Phone Call, Text Message, or Email at no additional charge.  I am here to help you become successful, long after the school ends,  and just because the School ends does not mean the education does.

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Pressure Washing Sales School

Pressure Washing Sales School

Doug Rucker’s School will be hosting a Pressure Washing Sales School in May in Houston and Dallas Texas.  We will also be holding other Sales Schools in the near future in other areas of the U.S.

These Sales schools will cover training for both commercial and residential sales.  The teachers for the Pressure Washing Sales School will be Doug Rucker and Ron Musgraves.  Ron will be teaching commercial sales and Doug will be teaching residential sales.

Our next school will be held May 10 and 11 in the Houston Texas area.  The following week on May 15 and 16 in Dallas we will be hosting another Pressure Washing Sales School.

Pressure Washing Sales School

Pressure Washing Sales School

Come learn to sell both commercial and residential exterior cleaning in a jam-packed 2 day event with Doug Rucker and Ron Musgraves!
Learn Marketing, Measuring, Bidding, Selling and more

Save $130.00 by Pre Registering Today for your Location

Early Pre Registration price for this two day training is $599.00, but you must sign up quickly before the price goes up to $729.00.  You can pre register now and reserve your spot, AND save $130.00. REGISTER HERE NOW!!!!! If you have any questions please call or text me at 2818833630.

Two Sessions covering both Residential and Commercial Pressure Washing Sales taught by Doug Rucker and Ron Musgraves.  Learn Marketing, Measuring, Bidding, Selling,  Relationship Building, Techniques to Speed up the Buying Process, and much more.