Here is you chance to get started out right. Contractors Foundation has put together an entire education series dedicated to profitability, and will teach you and show you the tips that add to your productivity and bottom line. This seminar is crammed full of the information you need as a new contractor or as an established contractor adding pressure washing to your services.
They begin these classes with "Starting and Building A Successful Pressure Wash Service Company" - developed through the efforts of several contractors to help you get your new company off on the right foot or help your existing company avoid the pitfalls.
Focus of class is PROFITABILITY! There is a huge difference between cleaning and "cleaning for profit". It's more than just getting the dirt off. In fact, it is all about how to get the dirt off as quickly as possible without causing any damage to the surface being cleaned.
This class starts out identifying how to select and buy the right equipment for the work you do, how to set up a contractor-friendly pressure wash rig, basic cleaning techniques, the chemistry of cleaning, and the environmental compliance aspect of cleaning. This is a fast-paced course designed to give a student a full range of information useful to contractors. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, which is an excellent marketing tool for any business.
From there, they move right into Marketing and Bidding for your new business. Starting with the basic elements of bidding and moving right through to closing the sale, this class has everything you need to know to present a professional business to potential customers. How do you reach them? What do you say when you have their attention? How do you qualify new leads? How do you bid so that you don't leave any money on the table? How do you close a sale? How do you schedule work when the weather plays havoc? How do you handle customer complaints - and keep the customer?
The answers to these and dozens of other topics are the key to your future. Experienced contractors share their experiences - including their successes and failures - so that you gain insight into this most important part of your business world.
This course teaches the student:
From there the class moves into the digital age and it's impact on marketing your company. From SEO for your web page to Social Media marketing, they discuss the secrets to adding thousands of dollars in extra sales with the internet.
That will complete the first day.
On the second day, they start with House & Building washing, concentrating on all of the tools and techniques that have tripled the profitability of these services over the last decade. Weather-permitting, for example, you will be able to use an X-Jet and a shooter tip to compare these two methods. This is a Certification course with an online exam, and successfully passing the exam will earn you a Certificate that will become one of the cornerstones of your marketing plan.
From there they go into Roof Cleaning, the hottest new market for pressure wash contractors in the last ten years! You will learn from experienced contractors how to identify prospective clients, how to explain what is causing the discoloration of their roofs, and why they should hire you to do fix the problem instead of another contractor.
After a complete rundown of the different tools and methods used to do this work, (weather permitting) they include some "hands-on" time with some of those techniques. This is another Contractors Foundation Certification course with an online exam, and successfully passing the exam will earn you a Certificate that will become one of the cornerstones of your marketing plan.
After a break for lunch, they move into Wood Restoration 101. This class covers all of the basic elements of wood cleaning and sealing, with a focus on decks and fences. This class has launched hundreds of successful contractors over the last decade or two. This is the oldest and most respected Wood class available anywhere, from the Instructors who have been there from the start.
This is one more Contractors Foundation Certification course with an online exam, and successfully passing the exam will earn you a Certificate that will become one of the cornerstones of your marketing plan.
Classes include manuals and/or pass-out materials. Lunch is included on both days for those who sign up for the Weekend Package.