Northeast Pressure Washing Seminar Early Bird Discount Deadline THIS Wednesday, February 19!
by Allison Hester, eClean Editor
In 17 days, I will be heading out once again for what should be a fantastic educational and networking event — the Northeast Pressure Washing Seminar & Networking Event, March 6-9 (March 6-7 pre-seminar classes, March 8-9 seminar) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The event is being put on by three industry leaders: Jack Kramer, known for his excellent instructing skills and his role in the Pressure Washing Seminar in Albany, New York; Tom Vogel of ACR Products, one of the industry’s favorite distributors and producer of the ACR Roundtable; and Thad Eckhoff, co-founder of the Pressure Washing Resource Association (PWRA) and producer of the successful New Orleans Contractor Networking Events (a.ka. “NOLA”) and the PWRA Annual Convention in Nashville.
We announced in last month’s issue of eClean Magazine that the schedule was being finalized. (You can read that article in Issue 21 of eClean Magazine, or you can download the pdf here.) We also have the full schedule below:
The pressure washing class is designed for those who are new to pressure washing, as well as those experienced contractors who are looking to improve on some inefficiencies. The class will cover:
- Business Basics
- Understanding and selecting the correct equipment
- EPA CWA Compliance
- House Washing
- Roof Cleaning
- Wood Restoration
- Commercial Cleaning
- Estimating and Pricing Discussions
Friday morning’s Wood Restoration Class will help participants the proper methods for tackling wood in order to be profitable. The class includes:
- Wood Opportunities
- Wood Issues
- Understanding Wood
- Types of Wood
- Wood Chemicals
- Cleaning Process
- Staining Process
Pressure Washer Maintenance and Repair Seminar, led by Tom Vogel of ACR Products, will take place on the afternoon of Friday, March 7.
Being able to properly repair your pressure washing equipment will save you thousands of dollars each year, both in downtime as well as repair costs. In this course, participants will learn:
- Basic maintenance and troubleshooting
- How to use a Multimeter
- Checking your Battery
- Checking your Belts
- What you should lube
- Checking for oil and water leaks
- Understanding the burner operation
- How to adjust your burner
- How to trouble shoot the burner
- How to check for power loss (Need a Multimeter)
- Entire pumping system
- Rebuild your pump head during class (limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Pump rebuild kit purchase required.)
- How to adjust your unloader
- General Troubleshooting
The Northeast Pressure Washing Seminar & Networking Event
The event officially kicks off for all during the Networking Reception and Vendor Fair, Friday night at 7.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. — Event Registration
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Keynote Presentation, “Injecting Systems into Your Business” by Curt Kempton, 5-Star Window Cleaning.
I saw Curt speak for the first time during the 2013 IWCA (International Window Cleaning Seminar) and when his hour talk was up, all those around me were saying they wished he could continue talking through the next session. After he spoke at the PWRA Convention last August, a couple who had traveled all the way from Canada told me that Curt’s talk alone was worth the trip for them. He’s THAT good! (And he will also be my feature article for the next eClean Magazine.)
In Bethlehem, Curt will be speaking on the importance of “Injecting Systems into Your Business,” and how they are necessary for building a solid, self-sustaining and profitable cleaning business.
9:50 – 10:50 am: Thad Eckhoff from Pressure Washing Resource Association (PWRA), “Fill Your Residential Pipeline”
10:55 – 11:55 am: April Dodson of BidSlot Marketing, “Systems and Automation”
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch buffet provided
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Vendor Fair and Product Demos
6:30 – 8:30 pm: Networking Dinner Buffet
Sunday 9am – 12 noon
Vendor fair and breakout sessions. Topics include:
- Suburban SEO Survival Guide: How to dominate Google results by the customers you want to find you, by Chris Cartright
- Selling to HOA’s and Property Owners, by Michael Goeller
- The Top Ten Things Every New Guy Is Afraid To Ask, by Tim Fields
- Roof Cleaning
- Fleet Washing
- Paver and Concrete Cleaning and Sealing
- Using Field Service Manager
- Understanding Chemicals Used for Pressure Washing
- Understand the Weather Short and Long Term Forecast
- Water Reclamation
- Getting the Most out of Direct Mail
The Northeast Pressure Washing Seminar and Networking Event will be held at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center. Mention the Pressure Washing Seminar to get the special rate of $69 a night. The hotel offers a complementary airport shuttle and a complementary hot breakfast buffet each day.
Seminar registration also includes lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Early bird registration discounts end on Wednesday, February 19. To learn more, or to register, visit the event website: www.pw-seminar.com.
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