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I found this site a few weeks ago while I was searching for a new low pressure Flojet pump. I’m impressed!

 

I’ve been waiting for the economy to get healthy before starting a new company, but as time passes, I fear I might not live that long.

 

I’m out of Pensacola, FL, but I used to own a power washing company in Oklahoma City. When I started in the pressure washing biz in 2001, I didn’t like downstreaming from the get go, so I went to my local Ag supplier and bought a FloJet 12volt and a 50gal chem Tank. It was probably one of the best investments I made and it was a great little rig for single story house washes and houses with walkable rooves. It also fit great with my company slogan, which was: “Oklahoma’s High, Low and No Pressure, Mobile Cleaning Company”.

 

I did PW full time for a few years; then I started flipping houses and doing PW part time. I had some excellent commercial accounts, but I cut loose the low pays and stopped doing residential altogether.

 

Then, after my wife retired, we moved to Pensacola. We were still doing the REI thing but I wasn’t able to find any PW work. When the bottom fell out of the RE market I started doing residential handyman work and finally started  getting some addon PW work.

 

I’ve noticed the people here seem to be a lot more skeptical of new businesses than they were in the mid-west, and from what I can tell, rightfully so. It seems they’ve been scammed a lot over the years, especially in this area, and as a result, they’re very cautious about hiring unknown businesses/contractors.

 

I think another contributing factor is the many lowball, fly by nighters around here. It’s not unusual to see Ads in the local paper for house washes starting at $35.00 or $40.00. I don’t know about you guys, but for that kind of money my rig isn’t leaving the yard.

 

Anyway, I’ve got some new equipment coming in from Bob over at PT and I just got a gallon of Talon that I want to test from Russ at Southside. The plan is to spend the rest of the year getting organized and building a portfolio of current roof/house wash jobs. I have a feeling that the Fatboy is going to be quite a bit different from using my little FloJet, that pumps about 1.5gpm at 40psi, but I’m looking forward to mastering the beast. lol!

 

I do have one question: Are there any requirements other than paying the (annual?) membership fee prior to applying for premium membership?



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Nice introduction story ......Paul ......welcome



-- Edited by dollarspa on Saturday 8th of October 2011 12:51:06 PM

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Thanks David! That's a nice website you have there. DId you build it?

I'm still working on mine. I've already built the main programs (header, navbar, sidebar, body, and footer), but I've got a long way to go on content.



-- Edited by Emerald Coast Roof Cleaning on Saturday 8th of October 2011 01:27:56 PM

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Welcome!!! Glad to have you here at the RCIA!

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Hi Gary, the deed is done. Sent via Paypal.

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Wooohoooo congrats on your membership Paul. You'll find the RCIA to be an incredible resouce.

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Welcome Paul. Great to have you here. I was born in Pensacola, Attended PJC, and my parents still live there, although moving back to Clearwater first of next year.They live Over off Brent Lane. I will be in Pensacola end of the month if you want to hook up for lunch or something and talk shop. Feel free to call me anytime.

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Hey Doug!

We don't need to "go" to lunch. Just let me know when you're going to be in town and we'll have lunch at my house. I'm about a 1/4mi from Brent Lane.

You can get in touch with me at ecrcinfo@cox.net or 850 221-7813.

We'd love to have you stop by and rest awhile! I'll show you around and try to sell you some property! biggrin

By the way, PJC is now PSC (Pensacola State College), and I'm probably one of the oldest students there!



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Welcome Paul, I can tell you know a good thing when you see it becoming a premium member right away. Good luck, looking forward to what you can bring to the table.

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Welcome Paul !!
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Welcome to the RCIA Paul.



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now that's how you make an entrance (i wish mine was that graceful) ... welcome aboard Paul

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Just wanted to say thanks for all the welcomes. Looking forward to getting to know all of you!

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Welcome Paul.

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Welcome to the RCIA Paul!

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Welcome Paul.
No time like the present to start. Good luck.

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Glad to have you aboard Paul.

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