The passing of Ted Watson-Rapid Hot Clean

DunRite

New member
I regret to inform the PWI community & fellow UAMCC members of the passing of Ted Watson, owner of Rapid Hot Clean

While some details remain what we do know is that on Sunday or Monday of last week he fell off a roof and was on life support until Thursday. Its unclear if he suffered a stroke or heart attack while on the roof. We do know he was not wearing a harness.

As some of you know a few months back he had fallen off a roof and broke a few ribs. Roof cleaning was his main part of his business.

I used to tell him all the time to stay on the ground and let his helper go up or strap up before going up on a roof. He loved going up there and doing it himself

Ted was probably my best friend in the industry. We spoke several times a week about anything and everything- Politics, worldwide issues, the Sopranos, the Ducks- you name it. His business acumen and work ethic were second to none. It was not uncommon for him to work alone for 14-16 hours a day- everyday if the work was there.

His love for PWI, the UAMCC and this industry was deep. He truly cared about guys in our industry and the progression of our industry.

He staunchly supported the causes to make our industry better

I will miss you Ted- RIP my friend
 

Scott Stone

New member
It is always hard when we lose a friend, whether it is on a professional or on a personal level. I hope that his family finds peace and comfort, and that those of us in the pressure washing community will find solace that we have an angel pulling for us on the other side.
 

Johnson

New member
That's terrible. Ted was a good and intelligent guy. Right before Christmas too.
RIP Ted. Prayers to his family.
 

Johnson

New member
That's terrible. Ted was a good and intelligent guy. Right before Christmas too.
RIP Ted. Prayers to his family.
 

AZ PowerWash Pros

New member
That is so sad! I can not believe it. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Ted was a great asset to this industry.
 

Ralph Q

New member
Very sad day. I talked to Ted several times on the phone about everything. This is unbelievable. He will be missed for sure.
 

Doug Rucker

Roundtable Host 2009
Like many here, Ted and I talked frequently and probably texted even more. I don't think there was a single phone call we had that he did not always bring Mike Rego up somehow, and and would always take the time to speak so highly of Mike. You could tell there was a bond between Mike and Ted, a friendship like many others born here on PWI. Mike I am so sorry for your loss and will be paying for you during this time of mourning and healing. Our family will also be praying for Ted's family at this very difficult time. Like Tony said, he was a very wise counselor and friend, and someone you could always depend on to speak truth.

Ted you will be missed.
 

JDhomeservices

New member
Wow. That sucks. I was just on the phone with him a couple of months ago, and we were actually talking about roof cleaning safety. He was thinking about getting some kind of harness system. Man...
 

Luis Orts

New member
Rest in Peace to an extremely revered and intelligent man. We didn't speak much, but the times we did... He was very insightful.

I will pray for him and his family, so that they find peace and serenity.
 
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