New to the forum, veteran of the business


#1

Hi I’m Tim, been cleaning windows 23 years and running a business 10 years. I have 5 full timers. I am a fourth generation cleaner, my great grandfather started as a side job in 1918. Been following this forum for awhile and decided to join.


#2

Nicely done Sir. What finally motivated you to join us?


#3

Welcome! That’s quite a professional pedigree you have :rofl:


#4

Just interested in others experiences and business techniques. Always interested in new products and issues other guys run into.


#5

Welcome!


#6

Very cool. Welcome


#7

Cool history and nice pic!


#8

Welcome!


#9

Welcome aboard! that’s a nice looking truck and a great picture overall. Well done.


#10

Welcome to the forum.


#11

Welcome!


#12

Welcome

So your grandfather was cleaning windows before the squeegee was invented, very interesting, it would be amazing to read about how it was done with a leather chamois and scrim, I remember reading how all the window cleaners in 1936 were all mad about he squeegee development and now “anybody” could just become a window cleaner a skill they had converted for the ages.


#13

I would to hear how that process works to, it would be really interesting.


#14

Glad to have you. Welcome
Joe


#15

I would love to tell you more about it but unfortunately my great grandfather passed away before I was born and my grandfather started after the squeegee was invented. Great grandpa would do windows while my Great grandma would work at a confectionary store they owned. This is the earliest picture I think we have of him with the ladders sticking out of the rumble seat.


#16


Here is a later picture of a fruit truck that they turned into a wc truck. My great grandfather is on the left and my grandfather is in the middle.


#17

Very cool. Thanks for sharing the pics. Welcome to the forum.


#18

So freaken cool!
Welcome man. This has gotta be the oldest in the family biz I’ve ever heard of! That’s really cool. Can’t wait to hear your input man.


#19

Thanks for sharing the pictures!


#20

Kind of like the WFP in our day