What's your most profitable service?

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  1. bob_rugratz

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    Did you have to work for someone else for a couple years in your state? or take a course at university?
    We have to work under someone for 2 years or have degree in entomology here. I have the experience but wasn't transferable to this state when I moved. They have the point system here.


    Billy the exterminator BTW lives close to me, but his family has been taking care of his business. They don't ever hear from him anymore. He got back with his exwife or something and got into drugs real bad. His RV got repoed. LOL And he was arrested for driving under influence of synthetic weed.
     
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  3. bob_rugratz

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    Billy's business is huge locally though, or should I say his brother and parents business.
     
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    They have to have 20 hours training and take a registered technician. And they have to be registered under my certified applicators license. You might buy him or get registered under his name until your 2 years is done. But if you buy his business you can just use his techs.
     
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    I see. I did all that in a different state. Can't use experience here. I would have to buy someones business I think. That maybe a angle I could use. I couldn't afford Billy's company. His dad and mom run a huge fleet. They are milking the celebrity status.
     
  6. lakebandit

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    I will echo what a lot of you have said, carpet cleaning is my bread and butter, tile cleaning is more profitable time wise, I would love to do commercial en-cap cleaning after researching it, looks like it would be most profitable. 26 years in the business and still love it. I'm always learning more.
     
  7. Todd the Cleaner

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    Most profitable for me is drapery cleaning (wish I did more of it) followed by tile & grout cleaning but 70% of my sales come from carpet.

    Another easy add on with a great profit margin is garage and driveway cleaning.
     
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    A stone floor clean and seal was my most profitable service, followed by color sealing
     
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  9. Steve Toburen

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    The beautiful thing about building encap routes, Jimmy, is the work is A) very simple and B) lends itself to part time works so you can hire people to do this and the money flows in while you sit watching TV at home. HERE is how "encap routes" changed Jeff Cutshall's life.

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    PS Of course, the big challenge with "encapping" is not DOING the work. It is SELLING and SETTING UP the commercial maintenance routes. Jeff wrote a manual on how to do this for our SFS class. Any TMFer can download the manual for free HERE.
     
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    Theres a few draw backs to that....
     
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    Water damage restoration work is by far the money maker for me.
     
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    Tile & Grout for us! However, some of these specialties answered some other questions I had about expanding our services, thanks :)
     
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    Without a doubt stripping and waxing! We get from $0.55 - $0.65 per sq'. As someone said damn hard work but well worth the effort.


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    House flips. Was our most profitable in the long run. But tile cleaning started being in the end. We ended with $1.00 - $1.50 per sq. Ft. Cleaning and $.50-.75 per sq ft for sealing. Oh yes that was nice.

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    Rob, I didn't know, I do pest control also, do you have a special Forum for pest control? Please make one? Great and very interesting business.

    I don't see anyone here post something ever about pest control , probably only a few here do it, in my opinion it's one of the most profitable business not only of our type of industry but of all type of legal business, probably the profit margins are bigger than food or beverage margins in a restaurant, famous for been very profitable.

    We have between 900 or 1,200 % profit margins on pest control, after all all all the expenses been paid.

    Only El Chapo Guzman could beat those margins!!!

    Do a special forum Rob, please, please, thanks!
     
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    STOP your Begging ...Typical Mexican.....always Beggin it up!;)
    Go sell some Chickletts bro.:D
    Maybe Rob has a Chem for Mexican 'Cock' Roaches? :p:p:p:p:p:p:p
    They'd be Runnin for the Border!
    Bueno Dias Amigo! Howz that wall coming?:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Ok, For sure I'm in the best country for this pest control business, with our politicians!!!

    This giant rats are too difficult to kill, need more poison !
     
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    Watch it now...yar talkin bout my Kin Folk!
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    The Rats are disgusting, but, look at some of this:
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