Editor’s Note—December 2019

Editor’s Note—December 2019

by Michael Hamline, Editor / Published December 2019

I like country music because the genre frequently—there are, of course, plenty of vapid songs—tells stories about people. Country music lets you get to know a person a little better as well as what hard or good times he or she has walked through and what motivates him or her.

In a similar fashion, I enjoy the pressure washing industry when Cleaner Times is able to profile individuals for contributing to the industry, giving back to the community through volunteer efforts, and sharing what motivates them in life at a personal level. That’s why it’s exciting this month to read Beth Borrego’s article “Growing Pumps & Pressure Inc.—A Portrait of Jack Tremain” on page 14.

Jack Tremain says, “I started the business with $275. The sign cost $200, and the desk and chair another $75.” Beth Borrego notes that he still keeps the desk and sign as a reminder of his humble start and of hard work and perseverance. You get a sense of what he values and what drives him. We also learn later in the article that the company supports several local hockey clubs and curling events as well as a homeless shelter and dance studio. It’s a fascinating read, and you don’t want to skip it.

Don’t miss out on Diane Calabrese’s article “Winter Opportunities” on page 6. The article talks about different jobs that can be carried out in the winter, but it also talks about how to use winter to maximize the potential for profit.

Finally, if you weren’t able to attend PowerClean 2019 in Charleston, take a look at a few photos from the event and make your plans now to attend PowerClean 2020 in Reno, NV, October 24–27. A full recap and more photos will be published in the January issue of Cleaner Times, but you can also visit www.ceta.org or www.pwna.org to sign up.

Cleaner Times wishes you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Michael Hamline
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