Speakers / Presenters
Everett Abrams, also known as “The Wizard of Wood” owns Deck Restoration Plus LLC which is a company with many offerings. Deck Restoration Plus is a service company that provides restoration, repair, and maintenance on all exterior wood surfaces as well as builds and rebuilds decks. Deck Restoration Plus also offers a full line of products that include Deck Restoration Plus Deck & Wood Stains and Deck Restoration Plus Brand cleaning, stripping, and restoration products. Everett invented the formula that is used in the manufacturing of these stains. Deck Restoration Plus Institute provides education and consulting to the industry. Deck Restoration Plus has offices in Shamong, NJ (Main Office), Barnegat NJ, and opening in Gloucester County NJ in 2016.
Chris Apple is the owner of Arkansas Pro Wash www.arkansasprowash.com as well as UAMCC Vice President. Chris has successfully developed a sales system to reach property managers in the Little Rock market. Whether it’s commercial, retail, or multi family house cleaning, Chris provides reliable, exceptional service through his unyielding commitment to customers. Accountability, excellence, integrity and teamwork are among the core values of his company. He has used extremely creative techniques such as posting movie ticket giveaways on Facebook and other social media strategies. You will enjoy learning some of the great insights Chris has to share from his wealth of experience and knowledge. Don’t miss Chris Apple!
Rick Atkins of Atkins Deck Treatment in Pennsylvania has been in business since 1991 and has 13 employees. As a business owner, Rick has seen the good time and the bad times and is eager to share with his fellow contractors his experience. With current revenues around the $1MM per year- his business has blasted through some lean years during the recession by hiring a business consulting company to “determine where we were bleeding money.” An honest, reflective presentation with a focus on understanding the costs associated with running your business. Rick will help you understand YOUR business numbers to ensure the profitability of your operation.
Mitch Beckman is the Vice President of Human Resources, Safety, Health and Environment for Webber LLC., based in Houston, Texas. Beckman has a proven track record as a proactive strategic executive who provides leadership for the Webber Group, overseeing the company’s human management, organizational performance and safety programs. His consulting, training and public speaking background, along with his experience in human resource management, recruiting, organizational development, process re-productivity and best practices development uniquely enable him to guide the company through the process of strategic growth.
Prior to joining Webber, Beckman was served as Director of Human and Organizational Performance for AUI Contractors and Vice President of Human Resources for ABB Service Inc.
Beckman is also active within his industry AGC of America and AGC Texas where he has served on several committees and teams as it relates with Human Resources Management and Development initiatives.
Beckman is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for HR Houston-SHRM. He holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) Certification. Also, he is an active member of the American Society of Training & Development.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Webber has approximately 1800 employees and annual revenues of $500 million. Webber is a member of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), The Texas Heavy, Highway, Utility, and Industrial Branch of the AGC; and many other business and professional organizations.
Guy runs Pressure Kleen LLC Powerwash www.pressurekleen.net out of North Carolina, again another success story in how image wins. He built a company with an image larger than life, now Guy’s company with his way of branding is known throughout the Carolinas and beyond. I remember Guy showing up in 2008 in collared shirts when most just wearing T-shirts. I knew then he would be a success, since then his growth keeps coming with his branding onlybecoming larger.
Bill Booz is the owner operator of AccuWash out of Maryland since 2005. Bill as well as running his own company is a UAMCC Board of Director and is the Chair for the UAMCC Safety Committee. Bill, when not running his own successful business travels the country teaching the importance of Safety/Safety Equipment on the job site. Bill with the UAMCC Certification Committee help develop the UAMCC Certification Practice and Standards.
John Braun “Neighborhood Marketing with Every Door Direct Mail “
How to be the cleaner of choice in ANY neighborhood. The new Every Door Direct Mail program can be used to mail huge postcards for as little as 16 cents per home. You’ll see postcard examples that have gotten as much as a 14-to-1 return on investment. Plus, you’ll see how to use Google Adwords to compliment your EDDM program.
They say necessity is the mother of invention and necessity invented Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning. As a former real estate developer, Ray was wiped out during the 2008 crash. Armed with a few hundred dollars, a pool pump, and a Home Depot pressure washer, Spray Wash was created as a basic way to put food on the table and feed his family. As the company has grown from its very humble beginnings, Spray Wash has become a family affair with the addition of Tonya Burke, Ray’s wife and partner. Now a multi-crew “round the clock” operation, Spray Wash is north Florida’s premier exterior cleaning company.
Tonya Burke owns Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning with her husband/partner Ray. She has been in sales & marketing for over 30 years and joined their business full time in 2011; after realizing the huge demand and profitability of cleaning for commercial accounts. They have since become the premier cleaner in their North Florida region, spanning many different market segments. This class will lead you through the process of how to get and KEEP commercial business; along with some other trade secrets.
David Carroll “Embracing Technology to make your Business more Profitable”
David Carroll is an innovator in the service industry in the St. Paul, Minnesota market. He is a real entrepreneur, a true visionary, and the very definition of “young hustler.” Some have referred to his talents as “success in a bottle.” He is the Owner and Operator of Lions Share Maintenance and strives to treat each and every customer like his own family. He won the Angie’s List Super service award for two consecutive years, and has helped many other bidding contractors incorporate technology into their bidding process with “PRO-POSAL.” www.closethejob.com This unique process streamlines bidding proposals, shaves 20-30 minutes off of every bid, and greatly increases follow-up abilities. You can learn more about “PRO-POSAL” on the web at www.closethejob.com. Come to the FREE National Convention and watch him explain and teach you how he makes it happen day in, day out.
DJ Carroll wasn’t supposed to be an entrepreneur. He was supposed to be a chemical engineer and play college ball. But instead of accepting one of the eight scholarships he got and doing what was expected of him, he surprised everyone and started his first business, EasyPro, and an entrepreneur was born.
Today, what began as a $300 start up, EasyPro grew by more than 4,000% in its first five years and is now a million dollar business operating in three states. He owns several businesses, including a coaching business, and works with everyone from high school students to Fortune 500 companies. With proven expertise in sales psychology and business strategies, he trains individuals and companies to become selling machines—and has put millions into the bank accounts of many happy clients.
Featured in several national trade publications (Cleaner Times, Turf Magazine), DJ hosts “The Sales Factory” on Lifestyle Talk Radio Network, and is also active on social media. When his isn’t working on his latest book, you can find him streaming regularly on Periscope—all in an effort to help as many people as he can reach, close as many deals as possible.
An avid fitness enthusiast and pilot, DJ lives in Louisville, KY.
Linda Chambers has been the Brand and Sales Manager for Soap Warehouse http://www.soapwarehouse.biz for the past 8 years. During her career she has owned her own businesses, managed business for others, has been an OSHA office safety manager for multiple past employers, has been a certified Red Cross First Aid First Responder while working for animal health giant Merial. She was a veterinary medical technician for 17 years, has a sound foundation in chemistry, and along with working with an in office chemist, has information and knowledge to back up the chemical products Soap Warehouse sells to their customers. Since 2007 she has written articles for publications including Cleaner Times and on line publications such as eClean Magazine as well as blogging informational posts on the Soap Warehouse website and has been a speaker at local events as well as in the past for all three industry organization conventions, UAMCC, PWNA and the PWRA.
LeiLani Chostner is the Director of Marketing for UAMCC and has over ten years of industry sales experience with unsolicited bidding. She is responsible for helping promote contractors to their customers through the UAMCC, social media, and SEO. She has oversight of several UAMCC programs and has strengthened this organization in countless ways. While many contractors respond to requests from potential customers for project bids, Leilani has specialized expertise in UNSOLICITED BIDDING. You will not want to miss the great insight that she shares with hundreds of contractors to create business from scratch.
George Clarke “Unsolicited Bidding Works”
George Clarke is owner of Outdoor ProWash in Nashville TN. He started the company in 2004 when he originally started cleaning roofs. Back then the company was called Roof Restore. Roof Restore branched out into pressure washing and eventually became Outdoor ProWash. Outdoor ProWash does both residential and commercial pressure washing. George participated in many discussions to revive and bring back the Uamcc and was totally supportive of the idea and vision from that point forward. Upon joining the Uamcc George quickly got involved and showed his support by encouraging others to join and helping maintain such an environment that members would want to share and learn. A few years later he became a BOD Member at Large, Treasurer and then elected President for 2016-2017.
Coach, Entrepreneur & Speaker
Matt has worked diligently over the years to build a reputation of integrity and respect in the NASCAR garage as well as in the local business community. His work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and attention to detail were forged while working in the family’s construction business and was further solidified as Pit Crew Coach for some of NASCAR’s most recognized drivers, such as Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. Life has come full circle for the coach and team builder. What started with a backpack sprayer and pressure washer over 18 years ago has morphed into The POWER CLEAN PIT CREW, a high performance cleaning company that specializes in SoftWash technology in North Carolina. Matt is also a professional speaker and enjoys inspiring others to achieve more.
In 2011, Pat & Shielagh Clark came to this very convention searching for independent finacial freedom, which is what so many are dreaming of these days. They longed to own their own business one day, and to build a future for themselves and their family. Pat knew that by listening to the success of others, and developing mentorship and networking, his dream of owning a successful business would become a reality. From the hard work from his own back, he is now a multiple unit company. Precision Pro Wash specializes in the soft wash process in the Greenville and Charlotte, NC region. He is pressing numbers to ensure all his dreams will come to fruition. Come see Pat explain the path he took and how important getting the right advice made things happen for him today at our Free National Convention. www.precisionprowash.com
Rich Colletti has single-handedly transformed the concrete paver cleaning and sealing industry. Fighting such barriers as weather delays, moisture problems and time challenges, Rich spent years in research testing and developing a unique system that could be utilized immediately upon pressure washing, and that would not be impeded by rain or other forms of moisture. This “ALL IN ONE DAY” process he calls “SEAL-N-LOCK” www.sealnlock.com includes pressure washing the pavers, joint sanding, and two coats of sealer. This process has eliminated any chance of the pavers turning white, is much easier and quicker to perform, and is even better for the health of contractors using this system. He has been teaching this system since 2010 to over 400 contractors now authorized to seal surfaces properly with SEAL-N-LOCK. Don’t miss this successful entrepreneur and inventor teach a revolutionary system.
Terry Craycraft is the North America Detergent Solutions Manager for Hydro-Chem Systems for the past several years. Hydro-Chem Systems Inc. has been in the fleet washing industry since 1971 and they are 100% employee-owned company. http://hydrochemsystems.com/ Terry works everyday with mobile fleet washing companies across North America to improve their overall cleaning effectiveness & efficiency of their fleet washing businesses. He develops and works directly with Hydro-Chem Systems distributors across North America. He has worked in several different industries in the past including; advertising, website design/SEO & SEM, and various other industries. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling to Northern Michigan for the Fall Season.
David D’Eramo is the owner of CentraFlo Pressure Cleaning, LLC. www.centraflo.com After 13 years in the pressure washing/roof cleaning industry, and 4 years in the fire service, he has learned some excellent techniques when working working with ladders, making ladder work much more safe, time efficient, and energy saving! Come to the Free National Convention in Charleston, and you can attend his “Ladder Tips/Techniques & Fall Victim” class where he will be teaching these skills with hands on training available, as well as what to do if someone falls from a roof or ladder!
Jeremy Dent is the owner of Rent A Dent Pro Wash. His company originally started as a handyman company but soon transformed into a full time exterior cleaning business after attending a UAMCC event in Orlando back in 2014. Jeremy has stated: “The UAMCC has provided me with the proper training and tools to advance my company to a level I never imagined. I’m very blessed to be able to be a voice that helps others travel the same successful path as I have.” Come see Jeremy teach what he has learned at the UAMCC National Convention Charlotte 2016
Prior to working at www.PowerWashStore.com, Andy did exterior wood restoration for 14yrs, at one of the largest exterior wood restoration companies in the mid-west. The company specialized in decks, playsets, log homes, fences, and cedar roofs basically any exterior wood. Andy was fortunate to work in all aspects, but specialized in the cedar roof restoration. Andy also ran the division for 10yrs doing bids, customer service and expedition of the jobs. Andy had 9 employees that he planned each day/job for. We did more than just cleaning, we did complete restoration to not only make the wood look nice, but also extend the useful life.
The IWCA Safety Training Seminar provides your workers with comprehensive safety training, giving your company the edge it needs to succeed in the window cleaning industry. Preventing accidents through proper training not only reduces your liability, but also improves worker performance and quality of workmanship.
The IWCA Safety Training Seminar provides both extensive classroom training and hands-on instruction of boom-lift safety, ladder safety and self-rescue techniques. Each participant will have the opportunity for one-on-one instruction on proper safety procedures under the direction of qualified safety trainers.
Tony, who you may know as Mister Squeegee. Tony has been in the window cleaning industry for over a decade and right from the beginning was grateful to have found industry related forums a huge benefit to his business. He has had the privilege of learning (on the forums, in emails, and in person) from some of the best in the industry. He has learned that there is an overabundance of information out there and not all of it is helpful. That’s why he spends as much time as he can spare helping others avoid the speed-bumps that slowed him down.He has found a great deal of satisfaction in passing along what has been given to him and adding what he’s gleaned as well. In fact, the help and education he has received from the UAMCC members is a huge part of that. He highly recommends joining the UAMCC and getting involved if you are serious about taking your business to the top level.
Ever since emigrating from Ireland in 1989, Colm Fidgeon knew the values of hard-work, determination, and providing superior, quality service. From that point forward, Colm integrated those key elements into running his very successful entrepreneurial business. Colm started his business venture with a small car detailing business in 1990, than quickly established the Precision Power Wash company in 1992. From there his business has exploded in several markets with additional brands including a trash chute cleaning business, a road brine service and a full line of exterior cleaning products.
Carlos Gonzales is the owner of New Look Power Wash and Enviro Bio Cleaner in Northern California. Carlos created New Look Power Wash in 2001 after a successful career in the private sector as an executive in the direct marketing and dot.com industries. Enviro Bio Cleaner was created in 2012 after he saw an opportunity for a environmentally friendly soap for use in the world wide pressure washing industry.
Carlos’ entrepreneurial spirit and strong marketing background was the perfect recipe for creating New Look Power Wash and Enviro Bio Cleaner. He continues to use his expertise to train and advise newcomers as well as the more seasoned contractors in the industry. Carlos is the Founder of the current United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners (UAMCC) and attends conferences throughout the year to support and advise on the challenges to the industry and the progress made within the industry.
Rob Hardesty founded Mid Atlantic Power Washing www.midatlanticpowerwashing.com as a one man operation working from his home in southern Maryland in 2001. They quickly grew out of their home and now operate from their shop in Annapolis, Maryland. Their services include: house cleaning, roof cleaning, fence clean/stain, deck clean/stain, graffiti removal, and waste water recovery. Rob will help answer some of the most challenging questions contractors have, including those we are afraid to even bring up! Come hear Rob at our FREE National Convention and you will learn strategies to grow and increase your own business.
“Mr. F-9 Rust Remover” is how many people think of Craig Harrison. While running his own pressure washing paver restoration business over the last 15 years, Craig decided that current chemicals just didn’t do the job. He became an inventor of his own products to better his own business and now shares them with the world as President of F-9 Restorations www.front9restoration.com. They make, test, distribute and teach professionals the art of Preservation Restoration using the latest developments in the chemical cleaning industry. This is an industry leading cleaning chemical company in the fight against rust, fertilizer stain, irrigation rust stain, and orange acid cleaning. They train and certify professional Front 9 applicators to treat virtually every surface with no damage whatsoever.
Larry Hinkley really needs no introduction, the recipient of the most prestigious award in pressure washing “The Dave Olson Award” This was created and award by the Industry for a person recognized for lifetime achievement. The award represents a man who has always helped others succeed in life. “David Olson” just like Larry had achieved this status for helping 1000’s over his career in the cleaning industry. His efforts are noticed by many and he continues to help people become better business people in this industry by helping them run there business in the way of maintenance performance. For over 30 years Larry has been a teacher, technician, & father living in the Dallas Ft Worth Area of TEXAS. We are lucky to have a treasure such as him attending the convention. See Larry’s Course in the Maintenance Classroom. While at the event if you miss Larry he will have a Spot in the PowerWashStore.com booth during 11th & 12th all Day. Check in Say hello to a real Texas man with all the hospitality of a real gentlemen.
Jeremy Jennings “How to Make your Phone Ring Desc: Insider Tips on Local SEO, Ad-words, and Local Advertising”
Jeremy Jennings was part owner of his first SEO Company named NewportSEO.com in early 2000’s. Doing very well ranking other peoples websites they decided to quit taking on clients to focus on their own business projects. At that time Jeremy formed a Direct Marketing Company named MailingList.org in 2009. Enjoying great marketing success Jeremy decided to invest in another business venture and formed Washed Out Pressure Washing in 2011. Washed Out Pressure Washing was able to clear six figures in its first full year in business due in part to the help of the UAMCC members and the marketing background that Jeremy brought to the table. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 yr. old daughter and chasing fish offshore in the Pacific Ocean.
Keith has a famous Youtube Channel called The Landscaping Employee Trap. He gets 500,000 views a month online. He also owns a landscaping business as well as a window cleaning business. He is the founder of The Window Cleaning Blueprint and wrote the book “How to Make $500 a Day Cleaning Windows”.
Keith says, “I want to help and inspire people forever.” His passion is sharing his story of struggle to success with the world by means of social media, books and public speaking.
Jon Karmazyn is the Owner/Operator of Revive Power Washing www.revivecoatingspa.com in Allentown, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Penn State University, Jon began his career in commercial construction. He quickly discovered the need for exterior surfaces to be regularly cleaned and maintained to prevent premature replacement. Thus, Jon launched his new business in the power washing industry. Along with his wife, Michelle, their company has had tremendous success with extraordinary growth, including some major accounts that will blow your mind! As a UAMCC member, Jon has contributed greatly to the success of others and stays on top of the latest trends, technologies and other developments that keep his business on the cutting edge. Join us for the FREE National Convention and consider implementing new strategies in your own business that will help you land some BIG accounts!
Paul Kassander & his crew at the www.PowerWashStore.com will demonstrate things such as Pressure Washers, Soft-Washing, Surface Cleaning, Water Purification, quipment functions & simple down streaming technics. They also have some brand new never before seen state of art equipment they will be unveiling. Paul says this will change the Softwash Industry.
Bob Keenan “The Complex Psychology of Pricing: The Myth of “Fair Value” and How to Take of Advantage of It”
“The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.” This is the first thing you see on Bob Keenan’s AIKEN SOFT WASH website (www.aikensoftwash.com). Bob has extensive experience developing Windows software in automation and nuclear environments, but never really enjoyed that line of work. He transitioned into renovating and restoring homes as a licensed general contractor in South Carolina, and launched his own business in the soft wash industry in 2009 as a divison of Keenan Contruction. Throughout each of these careers, he has remained committed to working on “WINDOWS!” Bob is excited to present a seminar on at the FREE National Convention, and you will not want to miss this exciting and dynamic presentation.
Michael is the Owner/Operator of First Choice Powerwashing www.firstchoicepowerwashing.com, he began washing in 2001. He opened a supply store in 2015. He has used the internet as his largest lead source. He has helped the industry through involvement in multiple organizations and his youtube channel. This year come hear Michael teach internet marketing for the layman, on a budget. Great for beginners and veteran’s alike.
AC Lockyer “Finding the Pony in the Pile of Manure. How to turn Environmental Law into Sales” & “Roof Top Safety for Morons”
AC Lockyer is a 25 year cleaning industry veteran and patriarch of the softwash cleaning industry. In 1991 AC started his first softwash cleaning company Mallard Systems and with a great team surrounding him grew that company to three branches and nearly five million dollars a year in revenues. Later AC owned TerraClean, a commercial only softwashing company, who’s customer list included Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, HCA Hospitals and many others. Today AC is the leader of SoftWash Systems a softwash business support company that specializes in helping entrepreneurs grow their softwashing companies through industry leading equipment, chemicals, education and support services. AC is the husband to Karen, father to AJ and Lauren, a devout follower of Christ and investor in the lives of others.
Ed Marchiselli is the founder of AsktheSeal.com. Ed was the #6 sales rep out of 500+ at Lanier Worldwide and has been a sales and marking executive for companies including Microsoft and Parametric Technology Corp. Ed’s Presentation “Avoiding the Price Trap” digs into the psychology of why customers price shop and why sales people cave into their demands. Real world strategies on how to avoid the price trap are discussed.
Jerry McMillen is the owner of www.Pressurewasher.net and a manufacturer of Sirocco Reclaim Vacuums. Jerry’s clear understanding of environmental concerns, as well as the necessity of reclaim equipment makes him the perfect teacher in this industry. By completing the Wash Water Control Course you are well on your way to earning your UAMCC Certification.
One of the most vital sales strategies for mobile cleaning contractors is getting on a commercial vendor list. Service contractors often wonder why they have no place with larger customers. Inside corporate America systems lay the secrets of becoming a vendor. Without the knowledge of the how, when, and where you will never have a chance with some companies no matter what decision maker you have in front of you. Learn how to get called by the customers instead of you calling them. With over thirty years of experience in the pressure washing industry, Ron has many secrets to his success that he enjoys sharing with others.
Dave has had a lifetime of success in various service industries, such as Elite Home Services based in Clearwater, Florida. Beginning in 2001, Dave flipped over 50 houses and most recently has launched the Contractors Secret Weapon. (www.contractorssecretweapon.com) Dave uses podcasts, web based marketing, blogging and social media to assist contractors with their marketing strategies. Given that contractors have too many options to choose from when it comes to advertising their business, Dave helps business owners work through complicated marketing choices but making sure you know the right questions to ask before you decide on advertising. Dave has so much to share from his wealth of experience with trades service contractors, and you will certainly enjoy learning how to be creative and resourceful in your own marketing strategies.
John started in business in 2010 in Pennsylvania doing Kitchen exhaust cleaning. He then moved with this family to Florida on sept 11 2012, he started to follow the PWI forum and really wanted to join the Uamcc because he realized the importance of belonging to a national organization. He had the privilege of being a winner in a contest and won a UAMCC yearly membership. He has now renewed his membership since then because what the UAMCC has taught him has helped to grow his business and kept the fire under his feet to keep on moving forward. John joined the newsletter committee as an assistant editor and loved it because he could take what he is learning at the traing events and assist his potential customers with the education they need to make informed decisions. Come to the Free UAMCC Convention and learn all about the UAMCC Newsletter.
David Phillips founded Southern Stain and Seal in 2007 as a service company specializing in wood restoration and concrete sealing. After realizing the huge demand for these service, he changed the direction of the company in 2011 and began sharing what he had learned. The company’s focus is now on bringing professional contractors the products, training and guidance they need to be successful. To learn more, visit their website at www.SouthernStainandSeal.com
Zach is one of the founder of Servicegab.com, he and a few of his peers started Servicegab.com with the belief that every business owner equipped with the right knowledge, accountability, and persistence will succeed. They provide business owners with honest information without bias and they leave nothing out. No secrets. They aim to give business owners strategies and tips as well as hold owners and themselves accountable by providing consistent articles, video, and audio segments. Our vision is that business owners would be more concerned about being competitive with them selves, always bettering their best, and less concerned with their competitors.
Aaron Ritchie is the owner/operator of Benchmark Pressure Washing www.Benchmarkpressurewashing.com. Aaron was a masonry contractor for years doing commercial jobs and worked for several contractors that he had to clean his own brick. He bought a new pressure washer on a trailer with a tank and a ladder rack and 55 gal of brick cleaner. In 2002 he started cleaning his own brick instead of hiring someone to have it done. In 2008 he started pressure cleaning solely and got out of the masonry business. Come hear Aaron Ritchie teach participants on new masonry cleaning and brick restoration.
Doug Rucker is the current former President of the United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners. He is the Owner of Clean and Green Solutions www.cleanandgreensolutions.com, as well as several subsidiaries in the Houston, Texas market. In recent years, Doug has focused his attention on refining his sales techniques, resulting in great growth with his companies. He has incorporated technology into his daily operations, expanded his web presence in the region, and brought old school sales technics into one dynamic sales machine. Though Doug downplays his accomplishments by saying “NEVER BE CLOSING,” his clients are elite consumers with expansive purchase power. Connecting with and serving residences in some of Houston’s finest, upscale neighborhoods, he has established the “$8000 HOUSE WASH.” One of the things he emphasizes in his nationwide pressure cleaning school is: “Never set your sights too low and stop pushing!” While he believes that desperate service contractors can be spotted a mile away, Doug’s companies are in high demand, and his brand is strong and continually growing in the Houston area.
Paul Schneider entered the power washing and kitchen hood cleaning arena in 1977, in Los Angeles. At that time he worked with one of the industry’s post WWII pioneers, Phil Drake. Paul helped to further develop hood cleaning and stove cleaning procedures, including a system for cleaning oriental restaurant hoods. There he authored a hood cleaning manual for beginners as well as a very successful marketing system. Subsequently he operated a hood cleaning business in Florida and currently is based in Central Illinois. Having trained many employees during his career, he wrote a new manual and began offering hood cleaner training, so as to acquaint start-up operators with proper cleaning methodology. He became a UAMCC member 3 years ago and is currently on the UAMCC board of directors.
Lenny is the Owner/Operator of Lenny’s Power Washing and Sealing in Williamsburg, VA www.lennyspowerwashing.com. Lenny’s local intuit review page is filled with nothing but raving reviews like “Such an outstanding job!” and “The service was excellent and provided in a very professional and timely manner.” These reviews are just one hint of the extraordinary work ethic and commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction, and high quality results that has come to define all of Lenny’s projects. With over thirty five years in the industry, Lenny’s has found great success in carving out a niche of providing cleaning services for parking garages throughout Virginia.
Eric Seitz is owner of Liberty SoftWash, www.libertysoftwash.com located in Central Pennsylvania. Liberty SoftWash specializes in both exterior and interior cleaning including; roof cleaning, soft washing, pressure washing, and kitchen hood cleaning. Eric will share some of his hood cleaning knowledge with a hand on KEC class at the UAMCC’s Free National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
Lisa is the Co-Owner of Liberty SoftWash www.LibertySoftWash.com and our newest member of the UAMCC Board of Director’s. Lisa with 19 years of industry experience working with her partner/husband Eric is the perfect choice to teach husband and wife teams how to work together proactively and positively. Come hear Lisa’s talk on how to grow your business into a success while maintaining civility and success in the home.
Fayth Shelton is the owner of FaythWorx (www.faythworx.com), an environmentally friendly alternative for wash water control. Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary, she is saving the environment for future generations. In 2014, at the age of 12, Fayth started “FaythWorx” from a product called Gutter Critter. She acquired the company from Ken Beckstead when it was named Gutter Critters. Fayth took the residential product and turned it into a commercial media life saver for the mobile cleaning industry. An integral part of the Faythworx products is the Smart Sponge. It was used in the Gulf Oil Spill and is the most innovative technology on the market. This product simplifies gravity media capabilities.
Tony Shelton is the founder and owner of Sonitx (www.sonitx.com) as well as a member of the UAMCC Board of Directors. He is a leading expert in the area of environmental concerns and has a unique depth of understanding of such federal laws as the Clean Water Act and is ready to help contractors sort through the complicated issues of local permitting. Tony along with the UAMCC Environmental team are defender’s of contractor’s rights and have traveled the country extensively to ensure contractors are not impeded by local municipalities. If you have ever had any conflict with local authorities over pollution issues, Tony and the UAMCC Environmental Team stand ready to assist you. If you would like a greater understanding of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, you will not want to miss Tony’s seminar. Come to the FREE National Convention and watch him explain and teach you firsthand about environmental concerns in our industry.
Sheila believes that passion drives success and nothing is hard if you break it down. Has served in the Window Cleaning and Pressure Washing industries since 1999. Known for detail. Built company from ground up, solely and as a single mother. Became an industry leader simply because she embraced her industry.
Ron Smith is the owner of Premier Coatings. A Florida based company that specializes in brick paver sealing and restoration. Since 2004 they have been an industry leader in the Brick Paver restoration marketplace. They utilize the seal n lock system, state of the art, revolutionary process that is changing the Paver sealing industry. This state of the art process allows them to offer a service that last longer, looks better and provides the best protection against mold, mildew and fading better than any other in the industry. With a combined installation of over 5 million square feet you can rest assured in knowing that they have the EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE to properly meet your project needs. Their extensive customer base has allowed them to become one of the countries largest Paver restoration companies. Servicing on average over 100,000 sq ft of paver restorations each month.
Born into a family of window cleaners, Andrew had a squeegee in his hand the moment he turned 13. From that point on, Andrew’s father would teach him everything he needed to know about running a successful window cleaning business. In 1992 he founded Quad City Window Cleaning located in Moline IL. Years into running his own Quad City Window Cleaning business, Andrew met Jon Welker at an industry seminar. After much research and endless meetings, the pair decided to join forces and combine their 40 years of experience and knowledge to co-found Agent Clean and Agent Clean University. Together their teams, the two continue to provide window cleaning, power washing, roof cleaning, mold removel, and more to residential and commercial customers alike.
Over 8 years ago, Charlie Soden started a summer business in wood deck restoration while he was pursuing his college degree at UNC Wilmington. With a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Business Development, APEX DECKSAVERS (www.apexdecksavers.com) is now a full time operation with a great crew producing quality results. While many contractors may shy away from wood cleaning, refinishing, staining and restoration, this could be a great skill you could add to your list of services. Charlie is a highly self-motivated entrepreneur focused on providing extraordinary customer relationship management, solutions based marketing, and industry leading quality in residential deck and fence restoration, cleaning and staining. Even if wood restoration is not a service you provide, you will glean from his highly honed skills in leadership development, employee management, quality control and demonstrating a customer centric business model. Come learn from Charlie Soder at out FREE National Convention and discover the tools you need to succeed in business.
In October of 1989, Scott Stone had a six month old son, and a wife that wanted to be a stay at home mom. He was working in a salvage yard for the largest utility in Arizona. As one of his areas of responsibility, he was handed the Federal environmental standards, and was instructed to develop an easy program for handling hazardous waste. He also started A Mind for Detail with his wife,as a detailing company. It wasn’t long that he figured out that he would not be able to support his family as a detailer, looked at his equipment, and started washing trucks. A few years later, his business was fully into truck washing and he received an rfp to clean bus stops. A few months later, after having totally forgotten about the bid, he was notified that he won the bid, and has specialized in cleaning bus stops and parking garages for the last 15 years. At the current time, A Mind for Detail has 24 Power wash units that work every day, and 5 of them work double shifts. We currently wash over a million feet of concrete a week, and clean over 5000 bus stops a week.
Josh Trees is the founder and managing principal of WeHangChristmasLights.com. Josh founded the company in 1997 and is considered a leader in the Christmas light Installations industry. With over 19 years of experience he has a wealth of information and resources regarding this business.
WeHangChristmasLights.com still installs lights and decorations on commercial and municipal projects, however, the main focus of the company is centered around training other companies and individuals that want to start their own Christmas Light Installations company. Josh has worked with companies across the United States and Canada and helped them add this very profitable division to their existing company.
As a true entrepreneur that has owned and sold several businesses, Josh has a passion for showing other entrepreneurs how to increase the profitability of their business, while at the same time initiating strategic partnerships with people, vendors and organizations Nationwide.
When Josh isn’t working, he is usually spending time doing something outdoors with his wife and 2 boys.
Tom Svrcek is both founder and president of CSC Insurance Options and Joseph D. Walters Insurance.Having an extensive background in the Property and Casualty insurance field Tom left the family insurance business and founded CSC in 1982. His business is located in Pennsylvania just south of Pittsburgh.With an “off the wall” idea that size matters, Tom successfully merged and acquired over 30 agencies in Western Pennsylvania to become one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in the entire Western Pennsylvania region. Tom utilizes the volume of his policyholders plus the exemplary relationships he has with the top insurance carriers in the nation to develop competitive programs that offer exclusive coverages at reduced premiums. Additionally, Tom has earned the reputation over the years as being an innovator and leader in his marketing style for his business. In his spare time, Tom enjoys breeding, training and racing horses.
Premier Accounting & HR was founded with the realization that small and growing companies needed excellent service that wasn’t as attainable, affordable or versatile as expected. After over 20 years of experience in accounting and HR Administration, working with corporations such as Wells Fargo, ADP and small businesses in services industries, as well as 501c schools, Melissa Vandever decided to bring her expertise to small and mid-size business owners. Companies that have used her services have grown their revenues by millions of dollars, refocused spending, diluted their advertising to the right markets, expanded their company’s employee growth and human capital, created valued relationships with their vendors and improved the customer service, training and organization of their office employees.
Brandon Vaughn is the owner of All-Clean! SoftWash, All-Clean! Window Service, and its newest division – One Clean Can!
Brandon’s father Jim started All-Clean in 1978 as an owner operator window cleaner and stayed that size – his dad and a helper – for 34 years. Since the age of 13, Brandon was his single employee. Brandon homeschooled through high school and washed windows, cleaned gutters and pressure washed 40 hours a week.
In 2012, Brandon’s dad was diagnosed with heart disease and was told he could no longer work physically. Having no retirement in place, Brandon offered to buy the business, and grow it so that his Dad could retire. All-Clean is now an award-winning, 7-truck company with over 20 employees and is still rapidly growing.
Andy Vickers is the founder of Five Start Pressure Washing and Dragon Juice Mfg. Established in 1992, Five Star Pressure Washing service has 23 years experience in the Pressure Washing profession.
This demonstration will be on the 10th after 1pm outside the building near the stadium. Andy will show you how to prepare an area for cleaning. This is a process for bettering results in your cleaning process. www.mydragonjuice.com
Jon is the owner/ operator of Agent Clean of Missouri www.agentclean.com. With well over 20 years of experience in the exterior cleaning business, Jon’s extensive knowledge is invaluable to the present and future of Agent Clean. Not only was Jon an early adopter of the revolutionary pressure specific softwashing concept, his expertise in using the time-tested methods of traditional pressure washing, roof cleaning and window washing is unsurpassed. In addition, Jon contributes best practices in more specialized services like holiday lighting, wood restoration and concrete sealing. Beyond the technical side of the business, Jon has a passion for system and logistics development, all of which will play a role in the future development of Agent Clean. Come learn Jon’s techniques at the Free UAMCC National Convention.
Kristy White is Co-Owner of Big Guns SoftWash, with Husband Darren White.
She has two children, Brandon 20 and Daniel 14, which also help out with the business. It is a true family affair. Big Guns SoftWash was started in July of 2013. In February 2014, Kristy attended her first UAMCC event which happened to be the UAMCC National Show in Houston, Texas. That event has helped change their lives for the better both personally and well as professionally. Through bumpy roads and detours she has learned so much about herself as well as what it takes to run a successful business. Kristy wants to give back by sharing what she has learned and applied in growing their business.
Igor Zaric is the Owner/Operator of Dirt Fighter out of San Diego Ca. After having a Trucking Brokerage and Real Estate career, Igor was looking for something different. He Accidentally discovered the pressure washing and got involved. The people he met were fantastic and he received great help from the best contractors around the country. He credits his many dear friends and mentors for helping him to get to where he is at today. Because of the wonderful help he received he is very happy to give back to our industry. He feels blessed that he was put on the right track from the beginning and wants to give other contractors the same opportunity.