I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous...

Guy Blackmon

Roundtable Host 2009
All you have to do is think bigger then your competition. Let him chase the small stuff.

I am going on 7 years in this business and I can tell you exactly what happens to these guys. They fall off the map! And there are actually many positive aspects to having guys like this around. Think of all the positives:

You can buy their small hot water trailer for penny's on the dollar when they go out of business. We need guys like this in the industry to ruin people's concrete and make us look good, to under bid jobs and go out of business so we can buy their gear for cheap, to set a standard of what not to do, and to educate a few people who had no idea what power washing was before they ran into this guy. Then next year they are going to call him and he will be out of business and then they will look for someone else to do it. Then they will find you and see the difference between what you offer and he did and you have a life time client.

Long story short, this hack is going to end up making you look better, saving you money on equipment, and bringing you more clients. If I were you I would like his post! hahahaha



Oh Crap Yea.....That's A Green Dot!!!.....Lol!
 

Kiloman

New member
Interesting idea for a commercial bet it would be a conflict of interest with chik filet though lol.
 

socalkol

New member
All you have to do is think bigger then your competition. Let him chase the small stuff.

I am going on 7 years in this business and I can tell you exactly what happens to these guys. They fall off the map! And there are actually many positive aspects to having guys like this around. Think of all the positives:

You can buy their small hot water trailer for penny's on the dollar when they go out of business. We need guys like this in the industry to ruin people's concrete and make us look good, to under bid jobs and go out of business so we can buy their gear for cheap, to set a standard of what not to do, and to educate a few people who had no idea what power washing was before they ran into this guy. Then next year they are going to call him and he will be out of business and then they will look for someone else to do it. Then they will find you and see the difference between what you offer and he did and you have a life time client.

Long story short, this hack is going to end up making you look better, saving you money on equipment, and bringing you more clients. If I were you I would like his post! hahahaha

So true So true. TY.jpg
 

FTM-PTB

New member
Good stuff.

I thank you all for the words of wisdom. I have learned quite a bit from this to say the least.


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Luis Orts

New member
Yeah, it's not just about being the highest priced contractor...

You guys rock.

I can honestly say my business has kicked off since I've been apart of this board, and I owe it to every member that contributes.
 

junker1

Roundtable Host 2009
Probably repeating what has already been said but I have learned from the pros here that I can not sweat what my competition charges. I charge what I have to to make good money.
 

innovativewash

New member
I'm sure things like this can be frustrating....if you look behind you......so don't.....look ahead......don't follow.......Lead.

One other point about the "Convenience" of low prices........When was the last time you heard anyone say......."Boy I'll tell you, That Was The Best Dollar Menu Food I've ever Eaten"????.....Anyone?

This is not directed at anyone, and no disrespect intended......But if you're pissed at someone offering lower prices than you.....the problem is not with them....it's with you or better yet there's a large problem with your business.....step back....reevaluate.....pinpoint the problem or problems....then fix them.

People are looking for "Professional Services" and willing to pay for them....not just the lowest price. The problem is most business owners don't "Look" like a Professional Service, don't market themselves as a "Professional Service".........If you talk the talk....you better walk the walk.....from head to toe...from the vehicle you drive, to the website you have, from the reviews your business has, to the equipment you use.......Everything Says Professional......And will command a Professional Price.

I love this quote........"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." - Red Adair

As Always......Just Saying
Spot on Guy. I have seen wash contractors come and go over the last 22 years we have been doing this. I'm so glad I didn't worry about every start up guy cutting our prices. Just kept my eye on our goals. We built a great foundation from the start and your reputation will be the mortar holding it all together.
 

jonjdooley

New member
I always assume that those prices are bogus. They just get the foot in the door so they can upsell. Or guys who have smaller machines and a lot of free time to stand out in the sun and hold a trigger. By the way, do you guys get arthritis in your hands? My hands are always stiff now and shoulders inflamed after a job. I’ve been trying finger exercises and pain killers, but I don’t think I’ll hold up physically like this for long. I’ve tried day laborers and I get help in the summer from college kids (set-up and put back in truck), but they seem borderline worth the risks involved. Helpers always seem to cause more trouble than they're worth….I'm 31 and I feel 48 after a couple full days of work.
 

Kiloman

New member
David i was in no way meaning to disrespect you or your business model,just wanted you to get some good insight on different views of things.I am glad we have firemen to do such a dangerous job.
 
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