More Clean Of Texas, An Interview With Cole watts

More Clean Of Texas, An Interview With Cole watts

How did your company begin? My dad, Steve Watts, founded the company about 12 years ago when I was in high school. I used to ride with my dad in the sweeper when I was a teenager before I went to college. That was my summer job. After I graduated in 2009, I joined the [...]

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Your Image Is Everything…. Seriously? You Bet Your Sweet Sweeper!

Your Image Is Everything…. Seriously? You Bet Your Sweet Sweeper!

I speak with sweeping contractors daily and am amazed at one common thread among the most successful operators. There are several, but for the purpose of this writing, we’ll focus on one. Image. The most successful sweeping contractors that I encounter present a polished and professional image. They run an organized, structured program for their [...]

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Clean Sweep Inc., An Interview With President/Owner/Head Salesman, Pete Phillips

Clean Sweep Inc., An Interview With President/Owner/Head Salesman, Pete Phillips

Tell me about how your company started out? Our company was started in 1984 by my father. My mother was a rental property manager and couldn’t find a sweeper to clean around her lots. Dad was a laid-off electrician at the time, so he bought a truck and three weeks later started the company. It [...]

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An Interview With Vincent Robert of Sunstate Companies, LLC

An Interview With Vincent Robert of Sunstate Companies, LLC

Q: It would be great to know a little bit about you and your professional background. Was there a single moment that made you want to get involved in the profession of street sweeping? What were some of the roots? Vincent: In March, 1995 I was introduced to the Environmental Land Reclamation industry and was [...]

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Top Tips for Street Sweeping

Top Tips for Street Sweeping

When lay-people think of street sweeping, they immediately and solely think of keeping streets clean and, when pushed, consider the storm drains being kept clear of blockages. But beyond that, they are ignorant of how many things are affected by this job, like preventing floods during heavy rain seasons and pollution in waterways. For professional [...]

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Autumn Sweeps

Autumn Sweeps

Year-round sweeping programs are important, and not only improve the appearance of the area, but are also a recognized Best Management Practice for any stormwater runoff program and are beneficial for the environment. While the spring cleanup removes tons of stone, salt, sand and cinders, the autumn’s primary concern are the leaves. These leaves, if [...]

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Street Sweeper Trends to Watch For

Street Sweeper Trends to Watch For

Street sweepers and their manufacturers continue to evolve and add features in order to meet current and anticipated user demands. While some of the following features might be considered standard equipment for one company, another company might be waiting to add several features together in an upgrades package once they are about to narrow down [...]

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What is the Best Accounting Structure to Use for your Street Sweeping Company?

What is the Best Accounting Structure to Use for your Street Sweeping Company?

Outside of the actual bookkeeping that keep your revenues and expenses straight, you can also employ law and structure to save your street sweeping business money in taxes and expenses. Here are some of the ways to identify the best accounting structure for a street sweeping company. Understanding the Costing Method In order to give [...]

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Mergers & Acquisitions in the Power Sweeping Industry:

Mergers & Acquisitions in the Power Sweeping Industry:

How a unified group of companies creates synergistic value Face it, nobody knows your power sweeping business as well as you do. Perhaps you started the company. Or maybe your parents started the business with a single sweeper 30 years ago and you’ve helped expand the business over time. In any case, you know the [...]

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Is Heavy Duty Worth The Extra Booty?

Is Heavy Duty Worth The Extra Booty?

Heavy Duty Flaps Let’s take the sweeping head flaps, or ‘rubbers’, for example. There may be a light-duty and a heavy-duty flap available. These may also be referred to as litter flap and power flap, and there is a significant performance difference depending on your application. If you are sweeping light litter, trash, and paper, [...]

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Interview with James Roy of PAM Sweeping Industrial Cleaning Services

Interview with James Roy of PAM Sweeping Industrial Cleaning Services

An interview with PAM Sweeping Services operating in and around the NYC area. PAM Sweeping Industrial Cleaning Services operates in and around the NYC area with over 50 years of experience in the industry. We were lucky enough to speak with James Roy of PAM Sweeping Industrial Cleaning Services to see how their business began, [...]

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What is the Best Accounting Structure to Use for a Street Sweeping Company?

What is the Best Accounting Structure to Use for a Street Sweeping Company?

Outside of the actual bookkeeping that keep your revenues and expenses straight, you can also employ law and structure to save your street sweeping business money in taxes and expenses. Here are some of the ways to identify the best accounting structure for a street sweeping company. Understanding the Costing Method In order to give [...]

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Jack Davenport of Jack Davenport Sweeping Services

Jack Davenport of Jack Davenport Sweeping Services

An interview with Eric Sunderland of Jack Davenport Sweeping Services in Bakersfield, CA. Being in business since 1979, Jack Davenport Sweeping Services has remained a powerful street sweeping force throughout California. They’ve provided quality day porter, power washing, parking lot sweeping, and street sweeping services for construction clients, property management companies, and counties. They offer [...]

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