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Pressure Washing Business Start Up

Pressure Washing Business Start Up

Doing a little playing around with iMovie the past couple weeks. Hope you enjoy. It was a quick put together, not perfect but I kind of like it.  Developing one of these can be as challenging as a Pressure Washing Business Start Up

If you are planning to start a pressure washing, soft washing, or roof cleaning business, please consider attending one of my training events. Next year we will celebrate our 10 year anniversary, training and mentoring new business start ups. March 2011, Pressure Cleaning School was born after I saw a need to help new guys wanting to start a business. Over the last 10 years I have trained, taught, mentored, and coached, a few hundred businessmen and women in the exterior cleaning industry.

Hands On Pressure Washing Training

My school was the first to offer hands on training, and I have been doing that every month for the last 10 years. Since that beginning, I have also added two different online video training options, one at Online Video Training and the other at Cleaners University.

pressure washing business start up

My schools are designed for anyone that is starting out or has been in the Pressure Washing Roof Cleaning Soft Washing industry for 3 years or less. My passion is helping the new guys start and grow a business, and I love watching them take what they learn, put it to action and watch them succeed. Once you attend one of my schools, you are a student for life, and I am available to you, at no extra charge, anytime you need me. Remember, just because the school is over, doesn’t mean the education is.

Contact Us Call or Text 2818833630

If you would like more information, please visit my web site at https://www.pressurecleaningschool.com, or contact me by email, pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com, or call or text 2818833630…. Be sure to check out our February 2020 Difference Makers School at https://www.pressurecleaningschool.com/event/2020-february-difference-maker-school/

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PRESSURE WASH TRAINING IN YOUR TOWN

WE ARE COMING TO YOUR CITY!

I enjoy college football! Every Saturday morning during the Fall season, I like to catch COLLEGE GAMEDAY with Kirk Herbstreit and the gang to see which city is hosting their show. The show always ends with Lee Corso’s headgear pick and that’s consistently intriguing. The College Game day opening song is very clever, as they sing “WE ARE COMING TO YOUR CITY!”  Then, it’s great to catch so many of the great college football traditions being played out all over the country all day long!

TRAINING MAINTENANCE STAFF

Well, like College Gameday, the pressure cleaning school can very easily come to your city! If you have maintenance staff that provides pressure washing for your facility, it’s much easier for us to bring the school to you than it is for you to bring your staff to Houston. We combine classroom instruction with on the job equipment demonstration to raise the skill and safety standards of your maintenance staff team. In addition, we train them on appropriate cleaning solutions and mixing ratios for specific stains found on your property. We make them aware of the newest equipment options along with parts and accessories that make their time on the job more productive and more efficient, conserving resources. In short, we train them to clean more property in much less time, which saves thousands of dollars over the long run.

 

LIFELONG LEARNING

Once your staff is part of the pressure cleaning school as one of my students, they remain part of my school for life! You can also purchase access to a library of helpful videos that is ever expanding, now with over 150 videos available. They have direct access to me personally, which allows me to answer any questions they have as issue’s arise on the job site. We also have an app available through Adroid and Ios which provides great networking opportunities, and the chance to share insights and learn from others also enrolled in my school located throughout the US. Many pressure washing techs have established lifelong friendships as they came to know one other through my school and learned they were located in the same area!

CONTACT US

WE ARE COMING TO YOUR CITY! You don’t have to make signs and we’re not messing with headgear. But we will have a great time training cleaning technicians to raise their pressure washing game! For more information on how you can bring my pressure cleaning school to your city, call or text 281-883-3630.  Feel free to check out the real difference we have made for those who have enrolled by checking out these testimonial video reviews.

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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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Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

I am so pleased to announce the dates once again for the Annual Doug Rucker School Houston Texas training event.  The Houston 2017 Sales Training Event will be totally geared to sales and marketing of your service business.  No matter what type of service business you own and operate, this promises to be the premier training event of the year for Sales and Marketing.  Cost to attend this event is once again FREE.  All you have to do is get here, pay for your lodging and food while here and learn from some of the best sales teachers, coaches, and trainers in the business.

This years event will be held again at the Courtyard Marriott in Kingwood, Tx on February 15, 16, and 17 2017.  When flying in you will want to fly into the George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.  The hotel is only 15 minutes from this airport. Address for the hotel is 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Texas.  You must register for the FREE event HERE.

COURTYARD MARRIOTT DISCOUNT

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

I have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at discounted price of $124.00 and you must make your reservations by February 1st in order to guarantee this rate.  The Courtyard Marriott is a great hotel and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and of course, The Draft where the social hours will be held.  The Courtyard Marriott can be reached at 2819731790 and mention the Doug Rucker School in order to get the discounted room rate.

PowerWashStore.com is the main sponsor of the event, and will once again be here with their traveling store and equipment.  Equipment Demos will be on the afternoon of February 15th, with the training and classes on February 16th and 17th.

Please check back here frequently for updates, agenda, speakers, and other information that will be added as it is confirmed.  Any questions call or text me at 2818833630.

 

Courtyard Marriott 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Tx 77339 2819731790

Use Code: DougRuckersSchool for room rate.

Airport to fly into is: Houston George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.(IAH)

 

 

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Tallahassee Florida Pressure Washing School

Tallahassee Florida Pressure Washing School

The Doug Rucker School of pressure washing and roof cleaning is on the road again.   Ray and Tonya Burke, owners of Spray Wash, and I will be hosting a Tallahassee Florida Pressure Washing School.  In addition,  we cover Roof Cleaning on July 28,29, and 30th, 2016.   Spray Wash is located at 640 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee Fl 32301. We will meet there at 8:00am, on July 28th, before heading out for training on a residential property.

Also, this school will be a special edition.  We will also be doing Commercial Pressure Washing and Soft Wash hands on training on Saturday July 30th.  Spray Wash is very active every weekend doing large commercial pressure washing project’s in and around the Tallahassee Florida area.  You’ll get to experience first hand everything that goes on from setting up on a commercial job, the cleaning, all the way to completion.

Logistics

Here are the particulars for the 3 day school:

Cost of the School: $950.00

Day One July 28th: 8:00am Meet at Spray Wash at 8:00am located at 640 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee Fl 32301

Residential Roof Cleaning and House Washing…on the job training as Ray and I teach you how to properly and safely clean a residential roof, house, driveway, patio, etc.  We will teach how we do everything from setting up on the job site, pricing the job, things we look for when protecting the property from damage, spraying techniques and application methods, house and roof wash mixing and much more.  Also plenty of time for questions and answers.

Day Two

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Day Two July 29th: 9:00am Class room time at Spray Wash Headquarters..  I have several power point presentations that I’ll go through that cover everything for Residential Roof Cleaning, House Washing, Protecting the Property, Driveway, Sidewalk and Patio Cleaning, Soft Washing and Pressure Washing, Mix rations for house washing and roof cleaning, Identifying Surfaces and Stains, Pricing Jobs, Quotes, Customer Service, and much more.

Ray Burke will also do an introduction and discussion on the Commercial Cleaning class that will take place on the following day. Oh and how he get’s these monster jobs.  You will not want to miss this part.

 

Day Three July 30th: Commercial Cleaning.  We will head out to a Commercial Cleaning job site that Spray Wash will have scheduled for on the job training.

 

This School is only limited to the first 10 that register and pay. You can do that by CLICKING HERE and reserving your spot.  Once the 10 spot’s are gone, this school will be closed.  All transportation to and from the school and also while in Tallahassee, as well as food, accommodations, etc are your responsibility and are NOT part of the school fee.

 

If you’d like more information please feel free to call me or text me at 2818833630.

 

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Pressure Washing School New Jersey

Pressure Washing School New Jersey

JRacenstein is inviting me to teach a two day Pressure Washing School Roof Cleaning.  So it will occur at their New Jersey facility located in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  In addition, these classes will be held on September 12&13 2017 , at 1 Madison Street Unit D4, East Rutherford, New Jersey, NT 07073. We will begin at 9:00 on both mornings and should finish around 4:00pm each day.

Cost for the two day Power Washing and Roof Cleaning training event is $255.00.  But registration and payment can be made only by registering on our EVENTS  page to reserve your spot. Therefore, register under the March New Jersey School  event.

TO PAY FOR AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT CLICK HERE

The classes will cover theses topics and more:

Starting Your Business

Bidding/Estimates Residential Jobs/Customer Service Skills

Concrete and Driveway Cleaning

Roof Cleaning

House Washing

Pressure Washing School New Jersey

Pressure Washing School New Jersey

Different Methods and Applications for Soft Washing and Pressure Washing– When,Why and How to use the proper pressure for the surface area you are cleaning.

Cleaning techniques/tools that save you time and money

Mix ratios for Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning

Cleaning products I use for specialty stain removal

Marketing and Sales

Identifying the Surface, stain, and proper application methods.

We will also have, weather permitting, the opportunity for demonstrations using equipment available to us from JRacenstein.

Credit hours from this class can be used for certification with the UAMCC.

If you have any questions about the classes or need more information, please call or text me at 2818833630. You can also visit our events page at https://www.pressurecleaningschool.com/events/ for information on any of our other schools.