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  1. I will start working on it as soon as I can. My job has allowed me to build a great network so I know I'm a step ahead on building a market. Thanks.
  2. I will start working on it as soon as I can. My job has allowed me to build a great network so I know I'm a step ahead on building a market. Thanks.
  3. Hello everyone. I'm Dustin and I live in the southwest corner of Mo, 20 miles south of Joplin. I grew up working with my dad and his HVAC business around the Joplin metro. I went to college at OSU and received a degree in Automotive Science and Engineering. I worked as a dealership mechanic for 6 years. Then, became a police officer. The last few years, I have been looking for a side business. One I could work on my days off and potentially do full time as business grows. I would open a shop but the startup cost is too high and I would have to hire several employees to actual make it viable with my crazy schedule. I've played with tons of different ideas. I've done manual labor my whole life and have many skills from concrete to drywall to electrical work. One business I have repeatedly come back to is power washing. The problem is, here, every guy with a suspended driver's license, a 93 Chevy pickup and a stolen power washer is calling themselves a business and washing anything and everything for nothing. The market is very over saturated. While I understand these guys are not the real competition they have made it hard to get started without going after the big jobs that the big companies have locked down. In my research I discovered roof cleaning and the RCIA. I searched the area and found, no one is doing it here. The closest business to me is Shingle Brite and they are an hour and a half east. Everywhere I look I see roofs that need cleaned. Even nice clean houses have dirty roofs. I think there is a massive market here that hasn't been tapped. I think a large part is ignorance to roof cleaning. Everyone I've talked to said they just thought their roof was old and that's how they look. I've been reading on here for hours a day for weeks. I jumped in and got a premium membership last week. I'm looking very seriously at starting my own roof washing business. I've drawn up a dozen mock ups of trailer set ups. I've been eyeing the Outlaw skid to wash with and skipping the 12v pumps. Currently, I have 3 concerns. First, is water/liquid hauling. If I have over 119 gallons or 1000lbs of liquid I need a CDL with a tanker endorsement, right? Or am I reading that wrong? Second, is a good SH supply. Pools are very seasonal here and 10% in a gallon jug seems to all anyone has. The nearest bulk supply is an hour+ drive. Lot of diesel to burn and gamble using up a 55g drum. Lastly, is there actually a market for roof cleaning here or is that why no one does it. We also get a ton of hail here roofs get replaced constantly. I'm afraid no one will pay what it's worth.
  4. Hello everyone. I'm Dustin and I live in the southwest corner of Mo, 20 miles south of Joplin. I grew up working with my dad and his HVAC business around the Joplin metro. I went to college at OSU and received a degree in Automotive Science and Engineering. I worked as a dealership mechanic for 6 years. Then, became a police officer. The last few years, I have been looking for a side business. One I could work on my days off and potentially do full time as business grows. I would open a shop but the startup cost is too high and I would have to hire several employees to actual make it viable with my crazy schedule. I've played with tons of different ideas. I've done manual labor my whole life and have many skills from concrete to drywall to electrical work. One business I have repeatedly come back to is power washing. The problem is, here, every guy with a suspended driver's license, a 93 Chevy pickup and a stolen power washer is calling themselves a business and washing anything and everything for nothing. The market is very over saturated. While I understand these guys are not the real competition they have made it hard to get started without going after the big jobs that the big companies have locked down. In my research I discovered roof cleaning and the RCIA. I searched the area and found, no one is doing it here. The closest business to me is Shingle Brite and they are an hour and a half east. Everywhere I look I see roofs that need cleaned. Even nice clean houses have dirty roofs. I think there is a massive market here that hasn't been tapped. I think a large part is ignorance to roof cleaning. Everyone I've talked to said they just thought their roof was old and that's how they look. I've been reading on here for hours a day for weeks. I jumped in and got a premium membership last week. I'm looking very seriously at starting my own roof washing business. I've drawn up a dozen mock ups of trailer set ups. I've been eyeing the Outlaw skid to wash with and skipping the 12v pumps. Currently, I have 3 concerns. First, is water/liquid hauling. If I have over 119 gallons or 1000lbs of liquid I need a CDL with a tanker endorsement, right? Or am I reading that wrong? Second, is a good SH supply. Pools are very seasonal here and 10% in a gallon jug seems to all anyone has. The nearest bulk supply is an hour+ drive. Lot of diesel to burn and gamble using up a 55g drum. Lastly, is there actually a market for roof cleaning here or is that why no one does it. We also get a ton of hail here roofs get replaced constantly. I'm afraid no one will pay what it's worth.
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