Four Decades of Wisdom — The Michael Nawa Interview

Michael Nawa, the only two-time winner of the WorldSweeper/World Sweeping Association’s Award of Excellence in Power Sweeping, sold his business after 40+ years in the parking lot sweeping and maintenance business. This article catalogs the many changes in the industry through that time, as well as provides a host of tips for how to operate a well-run sweeping business.

CAM South: Doing It Right

Prior to purchasing Alabama-based CAM South in 2014, Andy Coolidge had spent 20 years in the operations management of properties, including parking lots. Coolidge has remade CAM South into a fast-growing, full service provider of exterior property services, going from the ‘one-and-a-half sweepers’ included in the purchase agreement to an organization that deploys 30 people every day. That makes this is a rare opportunity for our contractor readers to hear what steps Coolidge took in order to have CAM South become so successful.

Tracking and Communication Keys to Sweeping Contractor Profitability

Long-time sweeping information specialists, Gale Holsman of American Sweeping, Inc., and WSA Director, Ranger Kidwell-Ross, team up to provide information to a sweeping contractor struggling with lack of profitability in spite of increased level of business. Includes both a podcast and an edited transcript of the audio recording.

C & J Sweeping’s Ray Confer Integral to Community

Ray Confer, owner of C & J Parking Lot Sweeping, has been an active member of his local Lions Club for many years. In this interview, Ray discusses how his volunteerism has gone hand-in-hand with growing his business.

Baton Rouge’s Clean Sweep Survives 1000-Year Flood

In August of 2016, Baton Rouge-based Clean Sweep, Inc. experienced a ‘1,000 year flood.’ This article catalogs what occurred and also provides ideas and insights regarding how to minimize difficulties in such a situation.

Super Sweep Bringing Super Quality to Metro Vancouver Sweeping Market

Snapshot of a multi-faceted sweeping company located in Vancouver, BC, on its anniversary of being in business one full year.

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