Michael Nawa Wins 2020 Alan Curtis Industry Service Award

Excellence From Commercial Power Sweeping

At the 2020 National Pavement Exposition Karl and Lori Stauty, owners of Commercial Power Sweeping, were honored as the power sweeping contractors of the year, a well deserved honor. The following tells about their company in 2020, at the time of the Award. However, we also offer a 34-minute audio interview with Karl that was conducted February 19, 2020.

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.

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