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Post by ecogenie on Wed May 25, 2016 5:27 pm

Hi All-

My name is Rich I own Ecogenie Cleaning out of Chicago Il. I just came upon the forum and excited to join. I have been in the business for 3 years now and look forward to participating in some of the discussions and learning from the group.

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Post by dp1 on Wed May 25, 2016 5:48 pm

Hey Rich, welcome to the forum man.
Just be careful with the guy with nickname "Davey Cracker" Razz
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Post by dp1 on Wed May 25, 2016 5:49 pm

What method of cleaning do you use and how's business after 3 years ?
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Post by ecogenie on Wed May 25, 2016 6:04 pm

Thanks for the heads up dp1- we use a truck mount and also have a few portables. Business after three years has thankfully been steady but still nowhere near what I anticipated going in, how about yourself, how long you been cleaning?
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Post by dp1 on Wed May 25, 2016 7:03 pm

That's cool man ! I also have 1 portable and a couple of truckmounts, I've been cleaning since 2003, managed a bait and switch company for a couple of years until 2006 and started my own then with my brother in law, economy was so bad back then and we were in central california where there are a lot of farms, not making it to feed 2 families, so I left in good terms and come to LA on 2008, been here ever since.
What kind of truckmount you have ?
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Post by milspec6 on Wed May 25, 2016 9:21 pm

Welcome aboard, sir. We really could use for greener cleaners around here and another perspective.

Steady after 3 years is fantastic, don't sell that short. Remember, less than 20% even make it to the 3rd year, so you are one of the good ones. It should only get better from here.
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Post by Davey Cracker on Thu May 26, 2016 11:54 am

@dp1 wrote:Hey Rich, welcome to the forum man.
Just be careful with the guy with nickname "Davey Cracker" Razz

LOL thanks, DP! laughing

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Post by ecogenie on Thu May 26, 2016 1:07 pm

Thank You gentleman for welcoming me to your forum I am happy to be amongst such knowledgable peers that love cleaning and strive to master there craft, Milspec... thats some good stuff right there man!
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Post by milspec6 on Thu May 26, 2016 3:11 pm

I dig the logo, did you come up with that? Pretty sharp.

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Post by ecogenie on Thu May 26, 2016 3:48 pm

Thanks Milspec, no a friend of mine designed the Ecogenie logo- cool thing was he never even charged me for it, he also designed our initial website which he presumably overcharged me for
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@ecogenie wrote:Thanks Milspec, no a friend of mine designed the Ecogenie logo- cool thing was he never even charged me for it, he also designed our initial website which he presumably overcharged me for

Classic Razz
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Post by Cjcann on Tue May 31, 2016 4:45 am

Welcome, love the eco name, sounds good, how's biz out there in the windy city?
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Post by Mo on Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:15 am

What was weird for me is the first quarter which is normally the slowest was busy for me. April and May was down for me. We are finally getting some good weather so hopefully that changes things.

The real estate market here has topped out and prices have flat lined. There arent as many sales and the rental market is sky high so people are staying put
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Post by milspec6 on Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:27 am

Around here, the busy season doesn't start until school ends for the year in late May....right now. After that, it normally gets pretty busy for residential and my commercial jobs explode since most of them depend on customer traffic.

With the Olympic Swim Trials, College World Series, etc. on the horizon, I normally get slammed pretty good for a couple of months. This year, I will be better prepared to handle it all now that I am cleaning full-time.
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