Interview with All About Pressure Washing (@all_about_pressure_washing)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
In 2001, I purchased a pressure washing business from a friend. Both he and I were in the corporate world. This was something that he had started for his father-in-law years before, it had eventually evolved into a nice little business, but he had the opportunity to move up with the company he was working for at the time and moved from Savannah, GA, to Richmond VA. On a whim, I asked him what he would do with the business, and another mutual friend standing there, said you’re buying it. Now, the gentleman who said that I would be purchasing this pressure washing business, with a friend, a mentor, and probably one of the wealthiest people that I know, so without hesitation, I asked what the price was, went home, talked to my wife, and then pulled the trigger. The business came with two industrial pressure washing trailers, a handful of accounts, and an employee who knew how to operate the equipment and perform the various services.
Can you share the most interesting story you have had since you started doing this?
One of the craziest things that have happened due to owning a pressure washing business was at the beginning of Covid. I decided to make a couple of videos about maintenance on pressure washing equipment and put them on YouTube. Two years later, I have the largest pressure washing channel in the world, All About Pressure Washing, and have been fortunate enough to help thousands of people start their businesses.
Which tips would you recommend to your industry colleagues to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Streamlining your business is one of the keys to success and will make your business significantly more efficient and profitable. One of the major things I would recommend to anybody in any service industry is to automate absolutely everything you can. I always tell people to start with the low-hanging fruit first and figure out the things you’re spending time on days that you could probably eliminate through automation. Once you’ve tackled little things, continually look for processes in your business that can be streamlined through technology. Every minute that can be eliminated from your day frees up your time to spend on more productive and profitable things.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person you are grateful to who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
The one person who has had the biggest impact on my life is my wife, Crystal. Without her, I wouldn’t be here. She has always been there for me, and I am ever grateful. She has given me four amazing children and supports all my ideas, however crazy they are.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
One of the greatest things about having such a large platform is the ability to help people. I always get feedback through comments, emails, and our website PwCourse.com. We are changing people’s lives by giving new business owners opportunities they never thought possible. Allowing people to take vacations they never thought they would take, wives, staying home with the kids because the husbands are doing so well with their business. It is amazing how making videos is having such an impact on so many people at such a big level. It’s very humbling and makes it worth it.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Work Smarter, Not Harder” Education is the key to success, eliminating the learning curve, elevating yourself, elevating your business, and putting you light years ahead of your competition. I had to learn everything on my own, I did it the hard way, I did it through trial and error, making mistakes, fixing mistakes, spending unheard of amounts of money on the wrong things, and my goal is to help people eliminate all of those mistakes, giving them 20 years of my experience to learn from. So that quote hits home, and I hope more people read it and put it into action.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
We are on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook – The same name across all platforms.
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Mike from All About Pressure Washing has teamed up with Justin from Forever Self-Employed, Coty from Southeast Softwash, and Aaron from The Lean and Mean Academy, the four biggest names in the pressure washing industry from The Core 4. They have built training courses that touch every aspect of the pressure washing industry, from introductory level training like How To Wash (The #1 Selling Training Course in the world) 2 more advanced business training found in The Next Level, focusing on automation, scaling, hiring employees and marketing. They’ve also compiled every asset one could need to start a business, from customer contracts to employee handbooks to all the marketing materials needed to generate the lead flow required to succeed.