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Wood Restoration Class

Wood Restoration Class

On February 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2017, I will be hosting a Wood Restoration Class.  Everett Abrams from Deck Restoration Plus Institute will be teaching this class because he is the best!  In addition, the cost for this class is only $950.00 per attendee.  The first 20 attendees that pre-register and pay will be included.  Likewise, this class will take place just before my annual Houston Training and Networking Event on February 22-23, 2017.

Whether you are new to the Wood Restoration Industry or a seasoned veteran, you will not want to miss this opportunity.  So come learn from one of the most Experienced Wood Restoration Experts in the industry.  Everett is the “Wizard of Wood.”  He serves on the Joint Coatings Committee of the Forest Products Laboratory.  Contractors all across the country use his manuals and training materials.  There are many large restoration projects that he has completed over the years.

Topics

Wood Restoration Class

Wood Restoration Class

Topics covered will be Identifying Different Wood Types, Cleaning and Stripping, Brightening, Sealing, Staining, Best Management Practices, Other Add-On or Related Services that you can add to your business, and so much more.  You’ll receive hands-on demo training, as we completely restore a wood home and deck, stairs, and balusters attached to it, as well as an Electronic Version Manual and a Certificate of Completion. Pictured to the left is a Beautiful Wood Restoration job completed by Everett Abrams.

 

To pay and complete registration and RESERVE your spot, please click Pressure Washing School Events Page.  Go t0 the Wood Restoration Class with Everett Abrams. This will reserve your spot, as we have to limit the class to the first 20 people that sign up.  If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at 2818833630. For more information on Everett Abrams and his company, please visit Deck Restoration Plus.

 

 

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Pressure Washing School Schedule 2016

Pressure Washing School Schedule 2016

Well it’s hard to believe but we are announcing our Pressure Cleaning and Roof Cleaning School schedule for the 5th year now.  That’s right, this Pressure Washing School Schedule 2016, marks the 5 year anniversary of our school, and we are so thankful for everyone’s support.  So a very special thank you to everyone that has attended our school.  In the 5 short years we have been hosting the school, we have had over 100 students attend our once a month schools located here in Houston.

Therefore, if you are planning to attend one of this years schools, here are the dates and other information that will be helpful as you make your decision.

The dates are:  January 11,12  February 8,9  March 7,8  April 11,12  May 9,10  June 6,7  July 11,12 August 8,9   September 12,13  October 10,11  November 7,8 and December 5,6

School Focus

Pressure Washing School

Pressure Washing School

My school focuses on Residential Pressure Washing, Soft Washing and Roof Cleaning.

The first day of the pressure washing school, starts at 9:00am and is hands on training at my house.  You will be trained, in everything from how to set up on a  job site, protecting the plants and property, cleaning techniques, Soft Washing via down streaming and dedicated pump, Roof Cleaning, and much more.  We will also go over the equipment we use to accomplish the different tasks needed at a residential home.   You will be free to ask as many questions as you like and learn at the pace you require.   We concentrate on teaching the proper aspects of cleaning that will enable you to start and operate your business in a professional manner.

The second day of our power washing school starts at 9:00am and is classroom time.  During this time I have a few Power Point presentations that we go over that cover everything from Equipment Set up, How to Bid Jobs, Chemical Mixes and Ratio’s, Application methods of cleaning mixes, Property Protection, Sales Techniques, Concrete CleaningRoof Cleaning, House Washing and much more.

School Logistics

Cost of our Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing School:

All travel expenses are responsibility of the attendee.

$750.00 non Houston Area Contractors.  Each additional attendee is $375.00.  Spouses attend FREE.

$1500.00 Houston Area Contractors.  Each additional Attendee is $750.00. Spouses attend FREE.

Traveling Directions

If you are traveling to the Houston Area, I recommend you fly into the Houston Intercontinental George Bush Airport. (IAH), on the Sunday Afternoon the day before the date you are attending.  The hotel I recommend is the Courtyard Marriott Kingwood located at 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood, Tx 77339. They have special room rates for the school at $129.00 a night.  To get the special room reservation price, call and ask for Tara at 2819731790 or email her at tara@insigniamgmt.com .  This is a very nice hotel with room rates normally around $189.00 a night.

There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance and they also have a great one right inside the Hotel.  They will also shuttle to and from locations with a 5 mile radius of the hotel. There rooms are VERY comfortable and their customer service is excellent and always friendly and will do whatever it takes to make your stay comfortable.  I can’t recommend this Hotel high enough.

Additional Lodging

Also, Country Inn and Suites located at 20611 Hwy 59 N Humble, Tx.  They can be reached at 2814464977.  Use discount code T-138146 and receive a room rate of $89.00 per night. Ask for Darcy Robinson if you have a problem getting the room rate.   They have a shuttle that will pick you up at the airport as well as transport you around the areas for meals, entertainment etc during non school hours. They also have a delicious free breakfast.  I have stayed at this hotel and is one of nicest hotels I have stayed at.  Very Comfortable beds and their customer service is excellent. Very friendly staff.

Once you decide you would like to attend the school, you will need to click Pressure Washing School Event Sign Up to register, pay and reserve your spot.  Please make sure your travel arrangements are made first and that you are sure you are coming.  ONCE PAID WE DO NOT GIVE REFUNDS, but we will reschedule for you at future date.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at 2818833630.

Feel free to visit our Houston Texas Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning business site.

Also don’t forget we also have an online school with over 100 videos that comprise the class room time you would get while here, plus many live action videos of on site training.

 

 

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HOW TO CLEAN UP YOUR START UP

HOW TO CLEAN UP YOUR START UP

There is so much to think about when starting up a new pressure washing business.  Thus, it can all get very messy in your mind. Perhaps you have wondered what to call your new business. Maybe you have wondered precisely what services you should offer that are most needed in your area. So where will you get your equipment? Will you work alone or hire others? Maybe you have asked yourself how you would advertise?  And most importantly, how are you going to afford to do any of this? It sounds like you may need a little help in How to Clean Up Your Start Up first.

Website Launch

At Doug Rucker’s Pressure Washing School, we are committed to helping you with right from the very beginning. This is why we help pressure cleaning and soft wash companies launch their website with minimal effort and cost. Our staff of professionals can assist you in virtually every area of website development. We connect you with professional website builders, content writers, and provide high quality photos. Our graphic design team can assist with logo development and we even have a business consultant that can help you create the vision, mission, and values of your new company in written form. This will distinguish you from many of your competitors as you reveal to customers from the start precisely what is important to you, what you stand for, and values you believe are most important.

From start to finish, you could have a website up and running in a matter of days. This is a tremendous help to attracting and gaining new customers in your area and is a fantastic marketing tool that you can leverage through email, social media, and any other advertising strategies you take. With over twenty five years in this industry, including five years of training others in cleaning techniques all over the country, we can share great insights into how to get your business started up, running smoothly, and becoming profitable very quickly.

How to Clean Up Your Start Up

How to Clean Up Your Start Up

Starting a business in any industry is not easy and will require focused determination, unyielding commitment, and a work ethic far beyond average.  But with Doug Rucker’s Pressure Washing School providing guidance and direction as you take each step moving forward, you’re only regret could be not getting into this business sooner than you did!

Take a look at one of our web sites by clicking PowerWash.net.

 

 

 

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Setting up on the Job Site

SETTING UP ON THE JOB SITE

Ideally, there should never be any surprises when you arrive to a job site.  This is because you have prepared well as part of your on-site estimate.  You also paid close attention to the property on the initial walk through.  On rare occasions before you begin the work, you may need to adjust your price.  This will accommodate for an oversight that will increase the amount of time the job will take.  You can patiently explain this to the customer and give them the option of accepting your revised estimate.  Or they may choose to take nire time to retrieve and evaluate other bids.  Always be courteous and professional, and consider it simply a part of business to walk away from a job. Walk away before you begin if you cannot agree to a fair cost estimate.  But this will hopefully occur very rarely.

Job Set Up

Setting up on the Job Site

Setting up on the Job Site

Setting up on the job site determines how efficient you will be, which in turn, determines how profitable you will be.  Politely request the removal of cars from the driveway quickly. Suggest parking in front of a neighbors’ yard so that cleaning will not be obstructed by automobiles.  Photos are provided on our online video school of a typical $1500 project that included roof wash, gutter brightening, driveway and pool deck cleaning.  A detailed set up explanation is thoroughly discussed utilizing these photos, along with a strategy for working on these projects start to finish.

Always keep in mind that knowing the job scope determines the method of application.  Is this project roof cleaning only?  Is it roof cleaning and house washing?  Are driveways and sidewalks included?  Is there a pool deck?  Utilizing a drawing tool and actual job photos of homes, we explain the best way to set up to reduce time spent moving equipment around on the job site, which can quickly become very time consuming if you do not set up strategically.  Like most, you will learn from your mistakes and quickly become more efficient and more productive with time, which will result in increased profitability.

For more information about our online school or visiting our Houston Texas Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning School, call or text us at 2818833630. Also we highly recommend the UAMCC forum for more training.

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Online Pressure Washing School

Online Pressure Washing School

The most comprehensive and oldest Online Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning school is available to you with over 275 videos for a one time, one low price.  This means you only pay once, and never have to worry about paying again.  All videos are available for viewing as many times as you’d like and the list grows each month as I add more pressure washing training videos.   This Online Pressure Washing School was started back in 2013 and currently has over 500 members.

These Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning classes cover everything you need to know to Start your Pressure Washing Business.  Soft Wash Roof Cleaning,  House Washing, Driveway and Sidewalk Cleaning, and much more are also included.  This online video school is ideal for power washing contractors looking to start a pressure washing business.

Starting a Roof Cleaning Business

Online Pressure Washing School

Online Pressure Washing School

Learn how to mix and apply your cleaning solutions to a variety of different surfaces, as well as the different ways to Soft Wash roofs, homes and buildings.

Property Protection is covered in our Property and Plant Protection class.  Learn what to look for on a job and how to protect the property from unnecessary damage.  This is one of the most often over looked areas when Starting a Roof Cleaning Business.

As an Online Pressure Washing School student, you will drastically cut your learning curve and establish the confidence and ability to safely clean residential properties.  As more videos are added the price will increase but as of today 1/24/2023, the price is $549.00.  This one time payment gains you access to all future videos posted. If you’d like to use the online school for training employees, then you’d need to select the Company Membership priced at $849.00.

Best Pressure Washing Help Online

The online school has all the classroom classes I teach here in Houston, and over 275 additional training videos.  It is a lifetime one time membership of $549.00, (price subject to change), and you get access to all current videos and future videos. There are also optional certification tests you can take after each module. Available to you are four different test’s that are FREE.  There is one each for Roof Cleaning, House Washing, Concrete Cleaning, and Plant and Property Protection.  Test can only be taken one time per user. If you decide to take the test’s, and you pass, you can get a listing on our contractor directory .  We would need you to email us your logo in Digital Format to pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com

Length of Video Classes

As one of my student’s you will have access to me whenever you have questions via email, text or phone call. You also have the option to take a test after the House Washing, Roof Cleaning, Driveway Cleaning and Property Protection.  Test’s can only be taken one time per user.

The Roof Cleaning class portions are about 1 and 1/2 hours spread over 4 videos. House Washing Class is about 2 and 1/2 hours spread over 5 videos. Concrete is about 30 minutes spread over 2 videos. Plant and Property Protection is about 1 hour with 2 videos.  There are also many other training videos under these classes, but those are the main ones that you take to prepare you for the test’s.  After taking and passing the test’s you can email us and we mail you a certificate to use for your web site and framing for your office.

More Online Pressure Washing Training Available

For those that may not be able to afford the life time membership course?  You can choose to pay for the individual classes separately.  The prices vary ranging from $109.00 to $159.00.  Students have access to only the classes needed to take the test’s.  It is not a lifetime membership, and access to the classes and videos are 2 weeks to complete the courses from the time you register.  Once the 2 weeks expire, you no longer have access to the video’s or classes.  These individual classes do not contain the full 275 videos that all Course Bundle contains at $549.00

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If you have any questions about our products please use the CONTACT FORM

For all your equipment and supply needs please visit our store at DougRuckerStore.com.

Also please visit our You Tube Channel and subscribe. And if you have any questions feel free to text me at 2818833630 or by email at pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com

 

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Houston Training Event Video

Houston Training Event Video

On February 24th and 25th, 2015,  I will hosted a Houston Training Event.  It was open to all  Pressure Washing, Soft Washing, Window Cleaners and other exterior cleaning contractors.  This Houston Training Event Video is a recap.  Plenty of networking for those involved in the mobile cleaning industry.  This training event will hosted some of the most respected trainers in our field.  Seasoned veterans, as well as newcomers to the business took advantage of this unique training event.

You will learn how to clean a wide variety of surfaces.  Also, what equipment to use.  In addition, writing professional proposals that close jobs will be covered.  We will also be teaching how to get on a vendors list, commercial sales training and much more.

I also have an awesome Online Pressure Washing School that is perfect if you are just starting a pressure washing business.  You can also get some great tips at my You Tube Channel.

If you have any questions about our products please use the CONTACT FORM

For all your equipment and supply needs please visit our store at DougRuckerStore.com. And look for my next Houston Texas Pressure Washing Event in 2024.

 

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Houston Texas Pressure Washing School

Houston Texas Pressure Washing School

I started a pressure washing school back in March of 2011.  This school was developed to help other start up companies become successful. Since this time, we have helped over 500 companies learn how to safely clean residential and commercial.  Doug Rucker owns the Houston Texas Pressure Washing School.  He has been in the Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning business for over 35 years. This experience, along with his passion for teaching, and desire to see to others succeed, is what has made this school so successful.

Houston Texas Pressure Washing School

Houston Texas Pressure Washing School

Students that attend the Houton Texas based school, receive 2 days of hands on training and classroom instruction.  The advantage of hands on training is that participants can actually view proper cleaning and spraying techniques.

Our Soft Wash Roof Cleaning training teaches everything a potential business owner needs to know.  This includes how to properly clean a roof without using damaging high pressure from a pressure washer.  We teach everything from proper spraying techniques to protecting the property from damage.  The carelessness or ignorance of inexperienced contractors can cause this damage.

Houston Texas Pressure Washing Company

Customers of PowerWash.net love knowing that their favorite Houston Texas Pressure Washing Company has trained many of our local contractors. While the popular opinion is to never train or share secrets with your competition, we feel exactly the opposite.  We feel that in training local Houston Texas Pressure Washing companies is a good thing.  This is because we are improving the professionalism and education of our industry.  This only increases the awareness of proper cleaning procedures as well as safe guidelines to prevent injury or damage to an owners property.  In fact, we have trained so many local Pressure Washing Companies, if your property is being cleaned by someone other than us, there’s a pretty good chance our Houston Texas Pressure Washing School has trained or helped in educating the company you have used.

If you would like more information about PowerWash.net, and our pressure washing, roof cleaning, or many other exterior cleaning services, Call or Text Doug Rucker at 2818833630.

I also have an awesome Online Pressure Washing School that is perfect if you are just starting a pressure washing business.  You can also get some great tips at my You Tube Channel.

If you have any questions about our products please use the CONTACT FORM

For all your equipment and supply needs please visit our store at DougRuckerStore.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pressure Cleaning School 2015 Schedule

Pressure Cleaning School 2015 Schedule

Doug Rucker’s Pressure Cleaning School is pleased to announce our Pressure Cleaning School 2015 Schedule.  It occurs once a month right here in Houston Texas.  When you attend our school you will learn what it takes to start and operate a residential pressure washing, soft washing, and roof cleaning business.  We will also assist you in picking out the equipment necessary to start your pressure washing business.

January 12,13  February 9,10,  March 9,10  April 6,7  May 4,5   June 8,9  July 6,7  August 10,11  September 15,16  October 5,6

November 2,3 December 7,8

Hands on Training

On the first day you will receive hands on training at an actual job site.  Thus, we clean a Roof, House, Driveway and whatever else may be at the property that we are cleaning that day. You will actually be able to see the equipment in use that we use on a daily basis.  Plus, the proper cleaning techniques for the various surfaces you will encounter. This includes both Soft Washing and Pressure Washing.

Pressure Cleaning School 2015 Schedule

Pressure Cleaning School 2015 Schedule

The second day will be class room time as we go over different power point presentations that will cover, Equipment Selection, House Washing, Roof Cleaning, Driveway and Concrete Cleaning, Bidding and Estimating Jobs, Protecting the Property and Plants, and much more. You will also leave with access to all the power points in video format so that you can refer back to them over and over as needed.

Chemicals and Cleaning Products

We will also spend time on going over what kinds of chemicals and cleaning products you will need.  In addition, mixing ratios for house washing and roof cleaning will be covered.  Also, other stain removal projects like rust removal, hard water stains, oil stains, and many others.

When attending our Power Washing School, you will want to fly into the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  Look for a Hotel around the 1960 and US 59 area in Humble, Tx.  if you need more assistance, call or text us at 2818833630.  We recommend the Country Inn and Suites located at 20611 Hwy 59 N Humble, Tx 77338, 281-446-4977.  Use room discount code Doug’sSchool for rate of $89.00 per night.

Doug Rucker’s Pressure Cleaning School is owned and operated by Doug Rucker, owner Of Clean and Green Solutions, a Pressure Washing Houston Texas company.

Pressure Cleaning School 2015 Schedule

Pressure Cleaning School 2015 Schedule

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Myrtle Beach Pressure Washing School

Myrtle Beach Pressure Washing School

 

On September 19th, 2014, Doug Rucker’s Pressure Washing School will be offering a Myrtle beach Pressure Washing school.  The PowerWashStore is the location for this event. So the school will consist of 2 labs.  One is  8:00am-10:00am and the other lab is 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Pressure Washing School

Pressure Washing School

 

The first lab being held in the morning will be a hands on out door training where you will learn:

Setting up on the Job Site for Maximum Effeciency

Taking before and after pictures-How, what, and when

Identifying Job Site Problem Areas

Protecting the Property

Roof Cleaning and House Wash Spraying Techniques

Proper methods for applying house wash and roof cleaning mix

 

Roof Cleaning School

Roof Cleaning School

The second lab in the evening will be class room time and you will learn:

How to estimate/bid residential jobs

Cleaning Roofs

How to Clean Stucco, Vinyl, EIFS, and other surfaces

Mixing your Roof And House wash mix for different surfaces

Protecting the Property and Plants

Concrete Cleaning

 

The Myrtle Beach Pressure Washing School is only $279.00 for both labs.  In addition, you may also choose the option of taking either Lab 1 or Lab 2 for $179.00 dollars.  Only the first 10 paid registrants will participate.  So register today!  Because all paid attendee’s will also receive a 30 day FREE trial of our Web Based School.

For more information, or to get registered, please email me at pressurecleaningschool.com

Doug Rucker is a Certified NCE Instructor.  Attendance at Doug Rucker’s School meets required credits for UAMCC Certification.

 

 

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Orlando Florida Pressure Washing School

Orlando Florida Pressure Washing School

Doug Rucker’s Pressure Cleaning and Roof Cleaning School is hosting another Orlando Florida Pressure Washing School. This will be a three day Hands on Training and Difference Makers Conference on February 22-24, 2024.  Location is the King Street Baptist Church in Cocoa Florida just 45 Minutes from Orlando Florida

Cost for the Pressure Washing School is based on which days you want to attend or you can purchase and all access pass.  Registration and Information can be found at EVENT SITE.

 

TRAINING AGENDA

February 22nd – This will be a full one day hands on training in cleaning a commercial building, roof, concrete and windows.

Building Washing – You will be able to participate as we teach you how to clean the exterior of the church building as well as the property protection process and procedures that we do to prepare for the cleaning.  You will actually be able to use the equipment and grab the wand and do some cleaning yourself if you choose too.  We will also discuss what we are looking for when we are pricing buildings like this, so that you know how to price.  Further instruction on pricing jobs will also be covered in the Difference Makers Conference the following Day.

Roof Cleaning – We will show you the proper methods of how to prepare and protect the property. I will personally be getting on the roof of the church and show you how to properly clean a roof.  I will teach you proper spray techniques to prevent excessive run-off, how to capture run off when and if needed, and the things to communicate to your customer both verbally and in your quote to set there expectations. We will also discuss what we are looking for when we are pricing roof cleanings like this, so that you know how to price.  Further instruction on pricing jobs will also be covered in the Difference Makers Conference the following Day.

Concrete Cleaning – Hose Management, proper surface cleaner size, nozzle size, low lying areas and drainage, and preparing the concrete are just a few of the things we will be teaching.  You will be able to use the surface cleaner and clean concrete yourself to get hands on experience using the proper equipment. We will also discuss what we are looking for when we are pricing concrete cleaning jobs, including parking lots, driveways, curbs, etc., so that you know how to price and plan for these type of jobs. Further instruction on pricing jobs will also be covered in the Difference Makers Conference the following Day.

Window Cleaning –  If you’ve never used a water fed pole (WFP) for window cleaning, you’ll have the opportunity to do that.  We will show you how to get spot free streak free windows to complete every job, residential or commercial.

Friday February 23rd – Difference Makers Conference

This conference will focus on the business side of your business.  The side talked about the least when preparing to open a business.

Building a Residual Based Income Business – Every business should be built on clients that have a need to continue using your services.  We will discuss and show you ways to build a residual based business.

Creating & Building Relationships with Clients – The success of your small business will be based on your ability to build relationships with your clients.  Learn from our years of experience in working for both residential and commercial clients on how to create and build relationships.

High End Residential Sales – I call it Mancho Selling.  I’ll use my experience of how to work with higher end clients, big mansions,  and build trust so you can sell value over price.

Commercial Sales – One of the reasons we teach on Creating & Building Relationships with Clients, is because that’s so important in commercial property sales and working with Property Managers.  We’ll share proven techniques and strategies on how to get more commercial clients and build residual income.

Pricing – Never ask someone else “how much should I charge”.  We will teach you and show you how to confidently price any job based on YOUR business.  In fact, everyone attending will actually participate in establishing your own pricing customized to your company.

Money Matters – With Kelsey Elliott, CPA, Taxes, Budgeting, Profit and Loss, Balance Statements, and much more.  This will be a live zoom session and will end with a Question and Answer session.

Saturday February 23rd – Parking Lot Striping

You’ll receive classroom instruction as well as hands on training.  You will actually get the opportunity to use the striping equipment, stencils, paint and other tools used for striping, as we stripe the church parking lot.

Jeffrey will teach you strategies to help you start and operate your striping business.

Marketing Strategies

Job safety

How to use a striping machine

ADA Laws and regulations

Hands on Training

How to keep your records and finances and much more…

GET REGISTERED TODAY!! You can choose individual trainings, or register for all 3 at a discounted rate with the All Access Pass.

Are you starting a pressure washing business?  Check out my Online Pressure Washing School that will help you drastically cut your learning curve. You can also get some great Pressure Washing tips and tricks at my YouTube Channel.