PWNA gets some negative reviews In the past Cleaner Times Magazine

Jon

Member Specialist
Chris lets back up a minute here please, first I am not fighting or putting down PWNA, those days are past, it might sound that way but trust me it is not so.

You Jon, probably don't need to take one because you already know all the answers

Now your quote above I shall assume was more a remark then snapping back at me. I never claimed to know it all, I doubt there is such a person in this business that does, I mean truly does. Chris I am still a newbie by some standards, some say it takes 5 years in the business to become a seasoned contrator.

As for understanding enviromental issues they change so often and fast I doubt even the government knows what they are anymore!

Let's cover what I offer, I'm honest,(don't make promises I can do something when I know it canot be done) I'm prompt, my prices are fair and I do quality work, sure there's more but those are important issues.

This national registery, is it for members only as I believe or for all contractors regardless of being a PWNA member or not?

One thing I noticed in the pass when I was a member that bothered me was when I introduce myself and mentioned I was a member of PWNA, saying it is a national org. of pressure washers it did not faze the prospective customer, not one asked what is that so I would hope the PWNA would consider some sort of national promotional program in trade magazines.

Example of trade magazines that might be of interest, restaurant orgs. automotive dealer orgs. the fast food industry org. truck orgs. and many many more, each has its own trade magazine and each one could increase the PWNA name.

Sure not every member reads it all, but if it is large enough, simple yet self explaining it gets seen. I know it is costly to run ads but there is no better way to get the PWNA seen then national exposure in trade magazines. Even trade shows, yes I am serious, a booth at those shows would go a long ways and say the members staff the booth yet the PWNA pays for it, good idea or not good idea? Now not about to bring up who pays for the motel room and food, could be split 50/50 perhaps?

Jon
 

Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
Chris, I'll just let you know my reply on this will be long...LOL dont have time right now. I think Flatwork is the foundation of PW. what pressure washers doesnt do Flatwork????? think about that one?


I think chemicals would be a big part, just the surface.. water reclaimations, safty working in public places, damaging surfaces, window care, awning care. these are all standard things guys in the flat work buz do. we wont mention interior floors, bathrooms and parking structures. what steps are necessary for working on the fifth floor parking garage in a building?


chris not to sound like you have made flatwork seem theres no science behind the madness. isnt deck work flatwork? actaully the chemical and ph undertanding would be more important for you deck specialist to learn. Flat guys need it too. how many know about there chemicals? 10%?????Maybe

lets talk about a pet pieve of mine with chemical suppliers. i have met more people selling chemicals that dont know anything. they instruct guys to clean roof with super hot chemicals ( caustics) and then dont neutralize or use safe levels.


this is the sort version,, i will need a couple of hours to write the long one....LOLLLL
 

Jon

Member Specialist
Chris can I get your Email address please?

Either here or by Emailing it to me at the below address.

Thanks,

Jon

PS: Tried sending mail to you and it came back to me.
 

Chris Detter

New member
Jon,
No, that remark was not intended to you personally. it was a general statement .
We are in the process of doing national advertising in trade mag's

Why would we want to promote every p. washer in the world for free, we want to promote members. also I'll bet that even though you said that none of your potential customers were impressed about you belonging to a professional organization , some were I guarantee it.

I thought my e-mail address was public, Oh well, it is woody642@mindspring.com

PS. Ron, I got the message, no need to elaborate, besides who has the time. Love Ya man

Chris Detter
 

qualitypc

New member
Ron, im going through reading new posts and saw this and didn't realize till 5 minutes in I was reading content from 2002. I'm just impressed yall have had this forum up and running for over a decade and a half with all the content still available. Thas crazy impressive. Keep it up!
 

Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
Ron, im going through reading new posts and saw this and didn't realize till 5 minutes in I was reading content from 2002. I'm just impressed yall have had this forum up and running for over a decade and a half with all the content still available. Thas crazy impressive. Keep it up!

Thanks


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