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2023 PowerClean Convention

October 11-14, 2023

Attendee Registration
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Mobile Training Trailer

The PWNA's brand new Mobile Training Trailer was be at PowerClean 2022.

In action for our training classes and live demos.

We thank our vendors who dedicated so much time and money to make it the best training trailer we could dream of!
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We're offering both Paid Certifications and Free Training (see below)

PowerClean 2022 Schedule
Paid
 Certification

Wednesday October 12

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House Washing Certification - Bo Josetti

8am to 12pm - Members Only - $199 Register

The house washing class offered by the PWNA will go over the fundamentals of cleaning residential homes using pressure washers and 12 volt pump delivery systems.  The course talks about what kind of business you want to become and how to get there.  It also covers the different solutions and processes that can be used on a home with a primary focus on Soft Washing.

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Environmental Certification - Michael Draper

8am to 11am - Members Only - $199 Register

This course was developed by the PWNA to help keep contractors informed of the EPA regulations that are in affect. The Clean Water Act is discussed as it applies to a mobile contractor as well and the environmental impacts the cleaning industry can have on communities.

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Fleet Washing Certification - Paul Laramee

8am to 1pm -Members Only- $249 Register

This course was compiled by some of the top leaders in the fleet washing industry.  We will cover the history of fleet washing, economic opportunity as well as chemicals, cleaners and detergents.  Water reclamation will also be discussed due to today’s regulations regarding waste water run off.  In addition, equipment, safety, process and a comparison of one step vs two steps are covered.

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Gas Station Class - Carlos Gonzales

8am to 5pm - Open to Non Members -$269 (includes lunch) Register

Carlos is considered an authority in gas station cleaning and other nich markets in the pressure wash industy, both from a marketing and cleaning aspect. With 15+ years solely in the gas station/commercial cleaning market, he has created an indepth training program that offers clarity and direction to niche market cleaning. Carlos has trained contractors and business owners all over the world, sharing his knowledge,expertise and humor in countries such as Switzerland, Mexico and Australia, to name a few. 

His knowledge base does not end "at the pump" - Carlos is a serial entreprenuer and has a unique talent in bringing out the "Entreprenuer DNA" from everyone that attends his trainings.

Join Carlos in the conference room during the day and on the jobsite at night for niche market training like you never have experienced before. Dinner will be served on the tailgate of the trucks!

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Flatwork Certification - Andy Reinsel

1pm to 4pm - Members Only - $199 Register

This course provides in-depth details about cleaning an array of flat surfaces. We discuss the advantages/disadvantages of using a wand vs a surface cleaner. We also cover different chemicals for different stains and surfaces, hot water vs cold water and how to remove gum. The different options for water recovery when cleaning flat surfaces are also highlighted.

Thursday October 13
Full Schedule

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House Washing Certification - Jim Pasternack

8am to 12pm - Members Only - $199 Register

The house washing class offered by the PWNA will go over the fundamentals of cleaning residential homes using pressure washers and 12 volt pump delivery systems.  The course talks about what kind of business you want to become and how to get there.  It also covers the different solutions and processes that can be used on a home with a primary focus on Soft Washing.

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Wood Restoration - John NearonEverett Abrams

8am to 3pm - Members Only - $295 Register

Wood cleaning and restoration can have a significant learning curve due to the processes and experience needed to perform these services correctly.  The PWNA Wood certification class can accelerate that learning curve and provide you with a head start in the industry.  The class provides a general knowledge of wood and its different characteristics, the type of cleaners to be used all the way down to the type of coatings that could be used.  From the seasoned contractor to the newcomer - this course is a must have if you are thinking about getting into the business of cleaning, protecting and/or restoring wood.

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Roof Cleaning - AC Lockyer

8am to 3pm - Members Only - $169 Register

Roof Cleaning has exploded as an industry in the past decade across the country. Many homeowners are starting to recognize the need for cleaning and maintaining the integrity of their roof with today’s technology.  We cover: Safety when working with a ladder and walking on roofs. The benefits of getting a roof cleaned. How to clean a roof with a primary focus on Soft Washing. The different chemicals used and so forth.

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Parking Garage Cleaning - John Tornabene

12pm to 4pm - Open to non-members - $425 - Register Now!

Parking garage cleaning expert John Tornabene of Clean County Powerwashing has been asked for years to share his specialized knowledge of professional parking garage cleaning. This is your chance to learn the ins and outs, tips and tricks and the art of bidding, landing and cleaning commercial parking garages of all sizes.

• Excellent Instruction

• Networking Opportunities

• Numerous Discounts From Industry Vendors

• Amazing Custom Shirts, Hats & Softwash Systems Face Buffs!!

PowerClean 2022 Schedule
Free Training with Registration

Wednesday October 12

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Becoming the Exterior Expert - Doug Apt

1pm to 3pm - Free with Registration

Doug is the Senior Sales Manager/Product Development for J Racenstein and helps customers with equipment and training needs that will help them build their business. He has been in the service industry for over 30 years, working with the largest window cleaning Franchise in the United States. Doug is passionate about creating an interactive and enjoyable training environment that supports learning and profitability. For the past 7 years he has sold and helped business owners implement the correct equipment and programs that will make them both compliant and profitable. Holds an Aerospace Engineering degree from Colorado State. He and his wife Janessa have four children and reside in St. Peters MO.

Thursday October 13
Full Schedule

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Solar Panel Cleaning  - Nate Abrahams

8am to 10am - Free with Registration

Nate Abrahams is the Senior Sales Trainer at Karcher North America.

Solar panel cleaning

• The importance of regular cleaning (mainlining ROI on panels)

• Challenges of the cleaning process

• Proper cleaning procedure (tools and process)

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Rig Building and Maintenance  - Jason Ayers

1pm to 2pm - Free with Registration

Jason is from Murfreesboro, TN, just outside of Nashville. He started his business with $300 to his name and successfully grew it to over $1M gross annual revenue by year six. He performed all of his own maintenance and built all of his rigs.

This class starts by explaining small, beginner rigs then works up way up to professional rigs. It also covers about of said rigs.

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27 Year Old's Journey from $0 to $300k per Month - Wesley Bloeme

1pm to 2pm - Free with Registration

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Joes to Pros - Traci and Kimberlee Handl

1pm to 4:15pm - Free with Registration

Tracy Handl began his career in the pressure washing industry in 1999. During that time, he was leading a crew of wood care experts in the field in the North Georgia area. After years of wand time and experience, Tracy's career, duties and responsibilities began to change towards sales, service and technical guidance. With numerous years under his belt, a loyal customer base and a desire to be his own boss, Tracy joined North American Pressure Wash Outlet in May 2012 as the Chief Operating Officer. He is now responsible for guiding the sales and repair departments. Tracy is up-to-date on the latest equipment and service requirements.

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The $2-$10 Million Jump - Christian Klein, Company 119

2pm to 4pm - Free with Registration

Christian Klein is the founder and CEO of the digital marketing firm, Company 119, which focuses on solving power washing business issues with innovative digital tools. He is also co-founder of Main Street Recruitment, a recruitment marketing agency for blue-collar based organizations. His agencies work with clients that want to “Run Toward Fire” and aggressively fix their marketing, talent, and profit alarms. Company 119 serves hundreds of US-based companies, is a multiple-winning FastTrack 50 #1 Emerging Company, Weatherhead 100 winner, and a member of the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies.

 

Christian lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife Becky and 5 kids. He has served as the President of the Greater Cleveland BBB and multiple business organizations. By night, Christian’s favorite “constructive destruction” is as a firefighter—the only job where you get to cut a hole in someone’s roof, leave, and they say thank you with cookies.

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Women's Wine & Wash

2pm to 4pm - Free - RSVP

Ladies, Please join us on Thursday at 2pm for complimentary wine, appetizers and giveaways​

Come get to know all the wonderful ladies of the power washing industry.  Whether you wash, are in the office or just here with your spouse, we would love to meet you!!! 

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3 People You Have to Hire to Build a $1M Company - Westley Maree

3pm to 4pm - Free with Registration

Westley Maree is passionate about what motivates us as individuals so that we can be fulfilled at the highest level. He embodies that passion in his own life, very recently moving his family across the ocean from South Africa. Since joining the BERGflow team he has been pivotal in creating leadership development training and programs. He specializes in using psychometric data to understand people and leadership development. That’s very helpful in identifying stress indicators for your team members/leaders, as well as natural strength development for leaders.

About this Class - We all know that scaling a business is challenging, but would you be surprised to know that boots to the ground is not the quick fix answer? At BERGflow we believe finding the right people, who sit in the right positions and work for the right motivation is the driving force behind building a $1mm company and beyond. The magic is held in 3 key hires - come find out what they are.

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Industry Paint Issues - Trudi Weickam & Bo Josetti

3pm to 4pm - Free with Registration

While washing the exterior of 2 painted homes in 2012, Classic Touch Pressure Washing witnessed paint discoloration. Trudi started investigating this issue, and has worked tiredly the past 10 years, to get answers on why the paint discolored and finding a cleaning solution to clean homes without changing the paint color. Trudi started teaching with PWI to educate contractors about this issue and how to protect their business and the customers’ homes. Over time, Trudi and Shane noticed the need for a pressure washing retail store in their area. In 2020, they launched Panhandle Power Washing Supply in Freeport, Florida.


Trudi currently runs Panhandle Power Wash Supply, hosts free training seminars, and mentors many contractors all over the country. She has single handedly tackled the paint manufacturers on behalf of contractors nationwide regarding the paint issues. Trudi is still a pressure washing contractor and has 15 years of full time washing under her belt. This is why, in this industry, she is called the “Queen of Clean.”

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Friday October 14
Full Schedule

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Rooftop Safety  - Michael Draper

8am to 9am - Free with Registration

This course is designed to focus on Fall Protection with specific emphasis on Residential Roofs.  Fall protection equipment as well as anchors are discussed and trained. Trainee will take test and receive roof top safety certification good for one year.

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Online Marketing - Ken Tucker

8am to 9am - Free with Registration

Ken Tucker works with clients to define and implement effective web strategies to grow and improve their businesses.  Whether it’s Creating a Clear Message, Marketing Strategy, Website Design, Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Content Marketing, Online Branding, or Online Ads, Ken has experience with it.  Ken developed and taught one of the first Social Media Marketing and Content Management Classes in the country at St. Charles Community College. Ken is a best-selling author and a frequent speaker and podcast guest on a variety of marketing topics.

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Husband/Wife, Father/Son Dual Roles - PWNA Panel

8am to 9am - Free with Registration

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Understanding Your Equipment - Paul Kassander

8am to 9am - Free with Registration

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IWCA Guide to Architectural Glass for Professional Window Cleaners Part 1 - IWCA Glass Committee

8am to 9am - Free with Registration

This will establish standard operating procedures and best practices, and list a “matrix”, if you will, of commonly used chemicals and issues that can arise while working around glass. We envision this to be a type of laminated operating procedure that could be deployed with tech crews for quick reference. I will include removal and restoration recommendations, including approved applicators and products.

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Trouble Shoot Pump Repair - Traci and Kimberlee Handl

10am to 11am - Free with Registration

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Your Job as CEO - Chuck Violand

10am to 11am - Free with Registration

The day you start a business, you assume a lot of roles within it: chief cook and bottle washer, jack of all trades, resident MacGyver, and one that is frequently misunderstood—CEO.

But as a company grows, the importance of having a firm grasp of this role also grows and can either help you navigate that growth or cause the company to stall.

Whether your company is a startup working to get beyond the launch phase, an established business experiencing the normal ups and downs of sustained growth, or a seasoned organization contemplating ownership transition, having a clear understanding of the role of CEO at these different stages will help you successfully lead your company.

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DOT Training - Scott Hendershott

10am to 11am - Free with Registration

About Scott Hendershott:

-Retired Commander of a Regional New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit

-Over 14 years experience in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations and its application

-Certified Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration North American Standard Truck Inspector

-Certified in Parts A & B Inspection Course, Hazmat Compliance Inspection Course, Cargo Tank and Bulk Package

-Certified CVSA Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector

-Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist for over 20 years, ACTAR Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist #2875

-Certified Federal and State Instructor

-DOD Inspector General trained

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Un-Solicited Bidding - Ron Musgrave & Kristy White - UAMCC

10am to 11am - Free with Registration

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Professional Restoration, Cleaning and Maintenance  - Jason Ayers

1pm to 2pm - Free with Registration

Jason is from Murfreesboro, TN, just outside of Nashville. He started his business with $300 to his name and successfully grew it to over $1M gross annual revenue by year six. He performed all of his own maintenance and built all of his rigs.

Saturday October 15
Full Schedule

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HOA Market Success - Bo Josetti & Ramon Burke

       9am to 10am - Free with Registration

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Respirator Safety - Michael Draper

9am to 10am - Free with Registration

This PWNA course is designed to give employees a working knowledge of Fall Protection according to OSHA 1910 General Industry Standard. Emphasis is given to residential roofs and the requirements of fall protection. All fall protection equipment is covered as well.

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Paver Sealing 101 - Adding Profit to Your Business - Clint Reynolds & Mark Tuliano

9am to 11am - Free with Registration

            This class is designed to give existing pressure washers basic knowledge on expanding their business to include                             protecting and sealing pavers and other surfaces with emphasis on penetrating sealers vs 2 part film formers.

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Business Finance - Marie Reinsel

9am to 11am - Free with Registration

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How to Turn Your Phone Into an ATM Machine - Michelle Jeppesen, MBA

9am to 10am - Free with Registration

Michelle is the Director of Business Development at Jill’s Office, a virtual receptionist firm devoted to creating fabulous customer experiences for every caller.

A fierce believer in the importance of human connection, Michelle is passionate about providing small businesses an economical way to have one-on-one, live interactions with their customers in our increasingly automated world.

Michelle has helped start and grow several businesses from the ground up with her understanding that keying into consumer's thoughts and emotions is the doorway into influencing their buying-making decisions.

When she isn’t helping entrepreneurs and executives strategize the best systems and processes to accelerate their business growth, she loves going on adventures and exploring nature with her family.

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The 5 Keys to Pattern Success - AC Lockyer

10am to 11am - Free with Registration

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Stepping Away from the Wand - Mike Dingler

10am to 11am - Free with Registration

Mike owns Firehouse Pressure Washing located in Peachtree City, GA. He was a full time firefighter / paramedic for 10 years and a volunteer for 7 years after he left the full time schedule behind in 2014 and focused on exterior cleaning only. He has been onsite at over 20,000 job sites and have grown his business from 25k a year to 1.2M and currently employs 15 technicians that are all firefighters.

The class accurately describes how to stop working in your business and start working on it.  It also gives recommended lists for advertising, business tools, as well as outlines the process for developing an employee handbook that includes a safety, operations and administration section.

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BOD Panel Ask the Experts - PWNA Board of Directors

10am to 11am - Free with Registration

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Refining your Sales - Curt Kempton

11am to 12pm - Free with Registration

Curt Kempton is the creator of ResponsiBid. He is laser focused on “restoring order and enthusiasm to the service industry". Curt graduated in 2005 from ASU’s business school as the “outstanding graduating student of his class” while managing a bicycle shop for 5 years.
He then spent 8 years growing his own window cleaning and pressure washing business from the ground up. He learned that he was a fanatic about systems and attributes all of his success to this focus. He sold his service company in 2014 and has passionately been working full-time on ResponsiBid ever since.
Curt now helps service companies fine tune their quoting process from being a shot in the dark to helping them close better jobs at higher average prices— with less effort.

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LinkedIn Marketing - Marco Ramonda

11am to 12pm - Free with Registration

Marco coaches companies on how to sell and grow your business with social marketing and sales on LinkedIn. This class covers:

• Setting up a profile 

• How to optimize your profile

• Data Mining

• Branding

• How to grow your network

• Connecting the dots 

• Q&A

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Transform Your Business Into a Lead Generating Machine - Jon Majak

11am to 12pm - Free with Registration

Jon Majak is a serial entrepreneur from South Florida. With over 25 years of business experience, Jon excels in mental toughness and marketing systems. He started from humble beginnings and built and sold several companies from the ground up including one of the busiest service companies in Florida, Power Clean. After selling the company, he launched Mr. Pipeline, which helps service businesses measurably scale to the highest level possible through results-driven digital marketing. He is also an Author, Speaker, Certified Conquer Business Coach and is passionate about helping people leverage adversity into self-made millions. In his downtime, Jon enjoys spending time with family, traveling and advocating for mental health.

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IWCA Guide to Architectural Glass for Professional Window Cleaners Part 2 - IWCA Glass Committee

11am to 12pm - Free with Registration

This will establish standard operating procedures and best practices, and list a “matrix”, if you will, of commonly used chemicals and issues that can arise while working around glass. We envision this to be a type of laminated operating procedure that could be deployed with tech crews for quick reference. I will include removal and restoration recommendations, including approved applicators and products.

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Accessories - Jud West - UAMCC

11am to 12pm - Free with Registration

 

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