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Carlos Gonzales
03-10-2009, 09:29 AM
Research shows that the pressure washing industry has experienced growth for the past seven years. All indicators show that the pressure washing industry will continue to experience a steady trend of growth with an influx of new pressure washers within the below market segments with little or no oversight by any one or groups of individuals within the pressure washing industry.


Residential
Commercial
Wood
Roof
Industrial
Fleet
Franchise
HVAC
Other interested parties i.e. insurance
The combination of this growth and the lack of direction within the pressure washing industry has itself become a significant detriment to the industry as it relates to industry standards, industry direction, industry policies and ultimately the lack of confidence towards the pressure washing industry by it's customers.

The above proclivities have discouraged the washing industry to overcome these obstacles in any serious way. The posture of "this is how it is" within the industry walls have precluded the pressure washing industry any stable footing that would enable and allow it to overcome these historical issues that are spoke on above. Political or self serving agendas ultimately would interweave themselves into the very fabric that was originally created to eliminate these proclivities in the first place. Several attempts to improve the problematic auora facing the national and local pressure washing industry have been met with stern resistance to the extent that those attempting to correct what they viewed as wrong were undiscouraged to pursue their plight. All previous attempts to establish a national organization have failed to which this has been the missing component that will ultimately serve as a safe haven to allow the pressure washing industry the ability to heal from within and also provide the necessary platform for the pressure washing industry to establish the much needed credibility it desperately warrants.

There is no readily available data within the pressure washing industry that accurately describes the % ratio of contractors from distributors and manufactures. However the UAMCC supports the belief that contractors in the pressure washing industry makes up three quarters or 75% of the industry market share. It is with this belief and the reestablishment of our lead position in the industry that, we as contractors are leveraging our influence through representation and by our membership base. Simply put, the pressure washing contractor dominates the industry by numbers. The UAMCC objective will be to establish an empowerment process nationwide in which the UAMCCC will afford the necessary tools and resources to revitalize and expose these numbers by offering a contractor driven association. By doing so creates a market with unlimited opportunities for the pressure washing industry.

Since one of the UAMCC's goals is to unify the pressure washing industry, we are advocating interest from many fronts within the industry to ensure that the mishaps of the past are not repeated. The establishment of the UAMCC birth mark will reverse the implied “manufacturer to contractor” relationship to a “contractor to manufacturer’ relationship. The UAMCC plans to have a broad target market with management focusing on contractor oriented policies, independent and self-sustained manufacturer and distribution awareness, as well as any other interested parties.

Beth Borrego
03-10-2009, 05:25 PM
Not trying to start anything, but what research? I really would like to read it.

Beth

Carlos Gonzales
03-10-2009, 05:44 PM
Sure Beth....

Take a look at the last U.S. Census of the Pressure Washing industry (2002). It's not written but it is a % based formula. As a safety net compare 2002 data with 1997.

...http://www.census.gov/econ/census02/data/industry/E561790.HTM#bridge

These %'s show the growth in our industry.

Unfortunately it stopped in 2002.

Beth Borrego
03-11-2009, 06:59 AM
Yeah, I was hoping it was something more recent I had not seen yet. I wish they would update it, but I guess there are more pressing things going on these days. Thanks for sharing it though. I'm one of those that likes to read sources...

Beth

plainpainter
03-11-2009, 10:06 AM
I'm one of those that likes to read sources...

Beth

Come on, Beth, you actually 'do' facts? Isn't that like way old fashioned? :coool:

Eric Flynn
03-11-2009, 02:45 PM
I ran across this info when I was writing our business plan. I ended up not using it because I didnt want to start off by saying "Back in 2002....". LOL.
They do need to update it!

~Jen

Carlos Gonzales
03-11-2009, 03:04 PM
I ran across this info when I was writing our business plan. I ended up not using it because I didnt want to start off by saying "Back in 2002....". LOL.
They do need to update it!

~Jen

Exactly and it is unfortunate that our data goes back that far...this is one of the many reasons a national assoc. is needed and is warranted in our industry!!!!