Please.... Convince Me

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by S&M Lawn Care, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. S&M Lawn Care

    S&M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Can you guys please convince me on why i should start offering a pressure washing service. What are the benefits of the business. What are the downfalls. and finally, how much do each of you make annually pressure washing. if you could answer these questions it would be greatly appreciated.
    I want to start this service but i need some help on making my decision!
  2. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    I think it is good money and I offer it to all my Lawn customers. I can usually do a house with very little materials, It's more of a time price
  3. S&M Lawn Care

    S&M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    ok i am totally new to this... with customers is it a one time clean... or do they sign up to have their driveway, house, ect. cleaned more than once in a season? how does contracting work?

    Also, what is the main source of income? Driveways, houses, commercial trucks, vehicles?

    thank you
  4. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    i do it and love it.i did 12 house's last year in the same sub division.charged 250 for each one because all are almost the same.when i was done i had put almost 2700 in the bank and that was for 8 days work.i have 8 lined up this year when it warms up.couple at church tonight asked me to bid there apartment complexes.two story and they want the concrete done.will be a big job if i get it but i can have 3 washers going at one time.Driveways, houses are the biggest money for me.mine here are one time a year but the apartment complexes want it dont 3 times a year,spring,middle summer and late fall.
  5. S&M Lawn Care

    S&M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    thats awsome. so then it is pretty much a once a year contract? what about for commercial clients??? keep the info coming!!!
  6. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    how much labor do you have

    i run one full time guy and a part timer in spring

    If you have time and can get the money drill em

    Im going in too many directions

    I just concentrate on maintenence for now

    Just start puttin the word out, and soon youll be busier than you want
  7. S&M Lawn Care

    S&M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    how fast is the potential to grow in this industry???
  8. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Very fast. Think about all of the businesses that you do business with everyday. Gas Stations, restaurants, any place with a Drive Thru or a sidewalk. If they want to project a clean business image, then they will want to have these outside concrete surfaces cleaned, regularly. This is where the contracts come from with Power Washing. Also, heavy equipment, big trucks, fleet trucks, etc. This is huge and you can do some big $$ work. I am trying to tap in to this now and finish my unit up. I hope to be rolling to make Power Washing money by next week.
  9. S&M Lawn Care

    S&M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    thats cool. do you have a business plan written up? also if you dont mind sharing, what are your projections for sales your first year? There is absolutely no competition around here and i am extremely interested.
    I'm learning as much about the industry as i can.
  10. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    I have one small pressure washing job as of now. I am marketing the service. I just completed my rig to the way I want everything to work last night. I possibly have an upcomming contract as subcontractor for a BIG pressure washing company in town. I pray that it comes through.

    I do have a business plan, but it is outdated and does not include pressure washing. Once my taxes are completed this year, I need to update that plan, add in pressure washing and see where my projections will land. I am hoping to be out of my full time job in another month and be doing pressure washing and lawn care full time.

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