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  1. HOODZ

    So who wants to help me bash this pathetic company?
  2. Before http://tinypic.com/r/50nlmv/9 After 3 hours http://tinypic.com/r/2yum3k4/9 So how well did I do?
  3. Restaurant owners have cash flow issues, 30 days is the norm, If a customer is delinquent, I would insist on a monthly payment plan, spread the cost over the year. If a customer still wont pay, i would offer a one time discount, then drop them if they pay or dont pay. i think Doug said it best " it is best to concentrate on those who do pay and to ignore those who do not pay" Small claims is a joke, hence why people refuse to pay.
  4. Keg Sprayer

    Former employer used fire extinguishers then used a modified hose that mated with the trigger with an adjustable tip. fitted with schrader valve, filled with an air compressor. http://www.webstaurantstore.com/buckeye-2-5-gallon-water-class-a-fire-extinguisher-rechargeable-untagged-ul-rating-2-a/47250000.html?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping&gclid=CjwKEAjw85DIBRCy2aT0hPmS1jkSJAC1m9Uvz3uC5YKBPEqhMD00pigAbf8yZKiGmsox_Vsv2FzKTRoCNxLw_wcB
  5. Good quality hood filters

    Smith filters out of Moline IL has cheap filters. This is the manufacture of most filters, cut out the middle man and get them direct. $15.50 for 16x20x2 aluminum.
  6. Photos

    I turn the hood lights off when i take pictures, I think it helps.
  7. Scheduling Program

    Jobber looks great for KEC to me! getjobber.com
  8. Schools

    Forget Schools! Prisons and hospitals are the places to bid! Former employer was stupid enough to put the prices on the invoices we left, 13K for on prison that was very clean with ~120 ft of hood.
  9. What do you use as you work vehicle

    1997 to 2014 Ford E-350! They are; dirty cheap, cheap to maintain (4 cents a mile), easy to maintain, cheap parts, and take one hell of a beating. 1 ton payload, you can haul water if you want. The vehicle is going to get trashed anyways, from the job alone not to mention from the employees, why buy something nice. At 14 MPG its not good, but not terrible. The next best thing (if you want to get a dinosaur) is an 1995-2005 Chevy Astro cargo van. Again dirty cheap, cheap to maintain (4 cents a mile), easy to maintain, cheap parts, and take one hell of a beating. But the Astro has a V6, and gets 22 MPG. I'm not worried about the 1/2 ton payload because I am choosing to have a small buffer tank.
  10. Ansul Systems

    Yes, Its becoming more common that business want hood cleanings and ANSUL services done by the same provided. Makes scheduling and payments easier for the customer. Hoodz of Des Moines. GETZ, Quad cities. and Iowa fire control, mason city, do both cleanings and ANSUL. Summit use to do cleaning in iowa, but not anymore. Now they only service ANSUL's moving out of restaurants into larger buildings fire suppression systems. KEC has a-lot of headaches, its dirty and hard to find good people who will stick around for more then 2-3 years. Its no secret, people in KEC want to do ANSUL's too, people in ANSULS dont want to do KEC. The guys doing both are making bank. KEC, ANSULS, grease traps too, Looking easily 1 mil+ year in gross.
  11. Welcome New Members! ..Introduce yourself

    Hello everyone! My name is Henry, soon to be the owner of Helpful Henry's Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning! (KEC) Ive been in KEC for 2 years, Learned from a group of guys that have over 100 years combined experience. I am very determined to start my own, and I have been planing for over a year. I am ready to pull the trigger! I have a plan! Bought a van, insurance, inventory, other miscellaneous stuff! I even built my own pressure washer! Done my market research, location research, made my own client lead list (12k!), researched for countless hours, talked to many professionals, business owners, accountants, a marketing strategist, a lawyer and insurance providers, mapped my sales and operations flow, 10 year detailed projections, service report templates, ETC. I cannot wait to share my beginnings with you guys! Oh boy! Anybody who runs a business knows how much can go wrong, hopefully Ive planed well enough to avoid as much as I can. Wish we luck, I am going to need it!