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    Crystal Cleaning Company LLC
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    Jim Gamble
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    Parking Garage Cleaning with Filtration for EPA discharge
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    Started Parking Garage Cleaning in 1988 to present.
    25 years in the parking garage cleaning field.
    There has been 7 magazine articles written about us from National to International. We have contractors calling us from around the globe. EPA has ask us to speak on different events. We own several custom Washers and Filtration units designed by myself. We do not purchase off the rack equipment unless it is for detail work.
  1. PWNA Bulletin Board is open!

    The PWNA Bulletin Board is look great ! More and more are visiting the site ! Good Going John T for getting it going !
  2. This Health Insurance Program is just off the charts....Another member just emailed me...She saved for her and her family over 300 dollars a month ! It's nice to be able to help members save real money.
  3. Ok it's official !!!! PWNA just landed another Billion dollar Vendor ! Yap you heard me right....BILLION with a B Since I was put in charge as chairman for the Benefit committee, we got Health Insurance Program at ridiculous pricing for the small contractor. One contractor saved 9,786 dollars a year another saved over $4,800 ! Dental insurance Sherwin Williams Paints at 30% discount, not just on special occasions, but Everyday ! Life Insurance Business Insurance discounts. One member saved $2,100 dollars a year Business Auto insurance Marketing with a real life person...just pick up the phone and call ! These are REAL Savings on products that you need to use for your family and your business. NO OTHER ORG is offering these benefits....NO ONE ! Now we just signed a major Mulit State Billion dollar company that most every contractor will use at one time or another. Can't say who it is until it is signed which should be in a week or so. Corp has to sign off on the discounted pricing to the PWNA members. And for the FIRST TIME.....OSHA CERTIFICATIONS for our members. Valid in ALL 50 States ! NO OTHER PRESSURE WASHING ORG is offering these benefits....NO ONE. GO PWNA !!!
  4. To the gentleman who called me and left a message without a phone number: You asked if The PWNA will be offering Discounted Membership so that more members can join. To my knowledge, there are no plans for lowering membership pricing at this time nor in the future.
  5. Wait till you guys see what else is coming down the line... REAL Benefits that you can use !!! Already these benefits are designed to cut your cost and boost your sales. I luv advertising for free, especially when I can control the content. We have a YOUTUBE.COM tutorial on how to load, edit and publish your web page on the PWNA.ORG...again all FREE to paid members. Your Page is FREE, You Health Insurance Discounted, Did someone say Dental...Ya that's coming. Advertising for free...Ya we got that. How about Cleaner Times Magazine that goes for $18 a month....YA THAT'S FREE ALSO. Wait till you see what else is coming down the line.... How about agencies that will help your business to succeed. How about HOT AND MIGHTY giving up to 20% discounts exclusive to PWNA members. Oh I just can't wait to tell everyone...but I can't...not until the companies offering the benefits, sign an exclusive agreement with the PWNA. Yap exclusive.
  6. These are custom made web pages that you, the members can edit, change, add photo's, add video's on their own. Our members will have control of their web page on the PWNA.org. This service I am told could cost as much as 50 to 100 dollars a month for a premium service, higher than normal bandwidth and is completely searchable with Google, Bing, Yahoo and all other search engines. Here is a sample: CLEAN IMAGE LIMITED ! FACILITEC WEST Again these Web Pages are all FREE to every paid PWNA member ...yes I said ALL MEMBERS at NO additional costs. We are the First ORG in our industry that will offer to our members... Discounted Health Insurance A Absolutely FREE Searchable Web Page
  7. When I was asked if I could come on as a PWNA BOD, I wanted to give back to my fellow members...to help them save real money through benefits that I may be able to acquire as a NON Profit ORG.Benefits that would possibly be closed to other organizations. Organizations such as "Personal Profit" Companies that have paid members or "For Profit" Orgs. But what could I do to make our NON Profit Org better? So I decided to give back in an area that I am good at....that is, discounts on the things we as contractors use the most and getting those discounts thru the NON Profit status. In the few months since, I was asked to put a website committee together and build the best possible website that would benefit our members. I believe we did just that with over 350+ Web Pages. This was, and still is, a huge undertaking, but necessary to represent all members within the PWNA. I was also asked to put together a benefit package that our members could really used, both seasoned contractors and the newbies. So I set out to do just that. With the help of the benefit committee, we brainstorm what we thought would be a beneficial program to our members. Sure, it came up that we could flood the site with hundreds of benefits that most would not or could not use for one reason or another. But instead, we took a different approach. I recently heard about discounts that really are not discounts throughout the web. We did not want this. We wanted real and usable benefits that provided real savings that I could not get on my own without a NON Profit Org using their status as a non profit enabling and supporting the discounts behind them. Here is just a few of the things that are already available to our members. PWNA is now offering to its members a new Health Insurance Program. THIS IS A FIRST ! Open enrollment ends March 31st, 2014 This has never been accomplished before by any org. PWNA used its NON Profit status to obtain Benefits. This new outlook on the PWNA is a real eye opener. New REAL Benefits are coming down the line. We are also working on Business Liability Insurance that, through testing the system against J. W. Insurance. The PWNA Benefit of Insurance program, appears to be cheaper than any other discounts advertised on the web. This insurance also does not exclude water damage in the verbiage of the policy. That's right, some Business Insurance policies made for us pressure washers have a clause that may exclude certain types of water damage claims. We wanted to make sure that was not the case with the PWNA membership. This AAA Insurance appears to be cheaper than anything you can find on the open market and we are currently testing the market in several states. So far, we have beat ALL insurances on the market, even with advertised Web Discounts in place. We need more contractors to confirm that the program is cheaper in ALL 50 states. So please, call 800-393-PWNA to get into this great Benefit Program.. Already the phones are off the hook. New members are joining daily....YAHOO ! Health Insurance Program.... I personally went through the program with my health insurance. Afterwards, i end up saving $800 a month. I have the same Doctor, same Hospital, but my co pay / deductible went from 1,500 a year to 500 a year. So this was better insurance, yet I am saving $9,600 a year ! Another member tried it and he is saving almost 5,000 a year from his current health insurance. These are real savings and more then pay for membership alone....But wait...theres more.... We are working on Dental Insurance as well. Yep...that's right Dental Insurance !!! We also have Life Insurance too online as well. But what about Hotels....hows up to 40% off Hotels .com pricing. What about those who are paying for a web presence of $30 to $40 a month...How would you like NOT to pay that? Well how about a FREE webpage that you design, you manage, you load your photos, video and wording. How about it be completely searchable with Yahoo, Google, Bing and other search engines. All of this with you paid membership of $349.95...so If you was to pay $30 a month for a web page lets see....30x12= $360. PWNA Membership is $349. Just this FREE feature pays for your membership. So Health Insurance for you and your family could save you thousands....Web design page could save you hundreds... What more you ask.... Here is a hint....What if you could get a discount on the items you use most in your business? What if you could get travel expense discounts? Need a qualified seasoned attorney? Not those prepaid legal services that are worthless, but a attorney that you can work with you and your issues if needed? What if you can get that too at a discounted rate? How's FREE Business checking with a real "brick and mortar" Bank, not those faceless internet banks? Oh there is so much more.....
  8. Thanks Beth and John ! Both Nigel and I was surprised that the Bod asked us to serve as well as asking both of us to teach a class at the PWNA Convention on Parking Garage Cleaning with filtration. Nigel taught about the different filtration units out there and why one " Type or design" of filter is best over another especially when used for filtering a drive thru vs Parking Garage Cleaning. I then taught for 2 hours which really went for another 30+ minutes on top of that. So many contractors wanted to learn more then I could provide in the 2 hours allowed. The class was well attended by many experience seasoned contractors, some cleaning as many as 200 garages in a year. These seasoned contractors wanted to learn how we have been deep cleaning Parking Garages environmentally correct for over 25+ years while demanding top dollar for our services. I want to thank the PWNA members who attending the convention. It was a huge success ! Thank you ! Some have asked about the 2014 Parking Garage Cleaning Event. Yes we are working on a location that will be favorable to almost everyone... LOL I am sure that someone will be upset, I just cannot please everyone all the time. In the 2014 Parking Garage Cleaning Event, we will teach the different types of cleaning from Spot Cleaning working while using very limited water ( 700 gallons or less) with a (1) man crew, all the way to the other side of deep cleaning environmentally with a crew of 14 or more men. If this location is approved by the committee, I think many contractors will be very pleased about attending the event. Again, Thanks goes out to everyone at the 2013 PWNA Convention, especially to those who gave me kind words of encouragement and support. Again...Thanks ! .
  9. Amsterdam. Had a really good friend from there. He and I attended YWAM in Hawaii in "82. Really nice guy. I always wanted to go their to visit him. Just got busy. We will be going somewhere, just not sure yet. Location depends on wife. I vote for Europe, specifically...the Azores, Kids want Cancun or Los Cabo. Wife wants ...well, that's the question. When she decides...that were we will go...LOL You see, in my house of 4, everybody gets one single vote to decide where they would like to go on vacation. However, the Wife get veto privileges along with her single vote counting as 5 votes. LOL. If the wife an't happy, nobody is happy ! LOL
  10. You think my customer was happy today??

    Fantastic Work Al...You always do exceptional work. Glad you do not work in my territory ! LOL
  11. February PCC Magazine now online

    I always like the photo of the Landa SLT washer. I wonder why we never see that unit in the video's or photos ?
  12. Time for a new trailer

    I must say.... I agree with Guy here. I have always said it is better to have a little too much of something then not enough when needed. No one can predict your needs better then you. Its your business. You say in 7 years, only once you every had to carry water, but what if your Business plan changes? What if you find a different niche in your line of work where you may need the water? There are so many variables and no one here has a Crystal Ball focused on your business. As far as trailers.... I know trailers. I build them. I do not buy them "off the rack" or "pre made". When you here about issues from a trailer, that's usually means one of two things... 1) Because it was not designed correctly for our industry. 2) Because the contractor did have his trailer regular maintained.
  13. Housing reports show housing has slow down nation wide, but not for San Francisco. SF was the most competitive market in the nation with 87.9% of homes up for sale having competitive bidding, thus driving homes sales up about the asking price. California is just one of many, but with Google reinvesting, Hp investing as well in California, New highways being built, new bridges and new housing tracks being developed and the tightening of the spending, you can see why homes are rising. People from Arizona, Nevada and even cross country are flocking to California. My Nephew just landed a job for $89k. His 25 yrs old and moved here from outside the country. He had 23 offers, about 1/3 from the east and southeast coast. Once California, who is the 8th largest economic power in the world, gets moving, the rest of the nation will follow. [h=3]California economy among world economies[/h][TABLE=class: list, width: 60%] [TR] [TD=colspan: 3]Gross domestic product in $ trillions[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TH]Rank[/TH] [TH]Country / State[/TH] [TH]GDP[/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: odd, bgcolor: #DDDDDD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]United States (without California)[/TD] [TD]12.3[/TD] [/TR] [TR=class: even, bgcolor: #EEEEEE] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]Japan[/TD] [TD]5.07[/TD] [/TR] [TR=class: odd, bgcolor: #DDDDDD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]China[/TD] [TD]4.98[/TD] [/TR] [TR=class: even, bgcolor: #EEEEEE] [TD]4[/TD] [TD]Germany[/TD] [TD]3.33[/TD] [/TR] [TR=class: odd, bgcolor: #DDDDDD] [TD]5[/TD] [TD]France[/TD] [TD]2.65[/TD] [/TR] [TR=class: even, bgcolor: #EEEEEE] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]United Kingdom[/TD] [TD]2.17[/TD] [/TR] [TR=class: odd, bgcolor: #DDDDDD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]Italy[/TD] [TD]2.11[/TD] [/TR] [TR=class: even, bgcolor: #EEEEEE] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]California[/TD] [TD]1.89[/TD] [/TR] [TR=class: odd, bgcolor: #DDDDDD] [TD]9[/TD] [TD]Brazil[/TD] [TD]1.57[/TD] [/TR] [TR=class: even, bgcolor: #EEEEEE] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]Spain[/TD] [TD]1.46[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] http://econpost.com/californiaeconomy/california-economy-ranking-among-world-economies
  14. I think that California is growing again. California is building a new Bay Bridge...Almost ready to travel on... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco%E2%80%93Oakland_Bay_Bridge Below you can see both bridges in the back-view. This was taken at my Round-table held in San Francisco. We all went on a 52 foot sailing yacht which was picked up by me. A way of saying thank you to fellow friends and contractors, both in my state and outside. The following day was for friends only. The cruise was for all day, about 12 hours. During the sail, we stopped at AT&T Park and went to see the SF Giants behind home plate. The event for two days reached well over 15,000 dollars. What a write off....LOL