The Many Reasons to Join WSA

There are Many Reasons to Join the World Sweeping Association


Dear Sweeping Industry Professional –

Ranger Kidwell-RossThe World Sweeping Association is unlike any industry association that’s gone before. I should know: In my 30+ years of involvement with power sweeping contractors, I’ve seen a number of them arrive on the scene and then fade into obscurity. However, no sweeping industry association has ever had the scope and depth of benefits of the World Sweeping Association (WSA).

The World Sweeping Association website, as well as WSA’s twice-monthly Member Updates, have both won multiple Awards for Publication Excellence. 

Here are some of the ways WSA can help your business succeed:

Dedication and experience within the sweeping industry

ConvincedSignMeUpThe World Sweeping Association is headed by sweeping industry pros rather than by an association management company unfamiliar with the many unique facets of the sweeping industry. When you call, you can speak with someone familiar with most any topic in sweeping, from operations to payroll to equipment and more. Plus, we have a network of ‘industry mentors’ who consult with WSA Members for no charge.

We’ll even review your current brochures and other marketing material to provide ideas about how it might be made better. All that and much more is included with your $385 yearly membership.

Twice a month – and more often whenever there is breaking news – WSA Members get an exclusive WSA Member Update via email.

WSA’s email bulletins include a wide variety of news and information, including exclusive, Member-only information designed to help contractors grow their company. These include tips, links to free seminars, the latest industry inside information, and much more. Here are links to two sample WSA Member Updates, from November 15, 2023 and December 1, 2023. Here also is an example of a WSA Member Breaking News Alert that contained information that couldn’t wait.

Stay informed about those pesky third-party vendors (aka national service providers)

Some third-party vendors are having a huge negative impact on the sweeping industry. One went bankrupt and left contractors throughout the U.S. with a reported $37 million in unpaid invoices. Others are ‘low ball artists;’ some send out contracts they don’t really expect contractors to sign (but many do..); and, still others pay reasonable prices per sweep promptly and are good to work for. Do you know which is which?

WSA Members have exclusive access to a comprehensive list of these third-party companies, as well as individual information on each of them. Included are comments from contractors and others about their experience with each particular firm. It’s a WSA Member exclusive that, all by itself, can pay for your yearly membership with just one use.

Browse through over 250 articles written for and about sweeping contractors

WSA has the largest collection of articles written for sweeping contractors in the world. Those articles are available exclusively to WSA Members.

WSA offers Members-only access to over 250 articles in 23 different topic areas like Safety, Selling Your Services, Best Practices, Legal Issues and many more. Just take a look at the list on the right side of the WSA home page for a complete rundown of topic areas.

Plus, new articles and information are added and linked all the time. Wouldn’t your management team benefit from our over 80 hours worth of audio podcasts held with over 100 successful contractors, as well as our informative podcasts on a variety of other topics?

Inclusion in’s high traffic Contractor Locator’s Contractor Locator listings are America’s ‘go-to place’ when remote property managers and others want to find a sweeping contractor. Listings are available only to WSA Members. Each WSA Member that’s been in business for at least a year gets a FREE Contractor Locator listing at, the industry’s most visited website. This is included with your $385/year membership.

Vendor discounts galore

The support for WSA by the sweeper and parts manufacturers has been tremendous. WSA Members get significant discounts from all of the following companies. Most WSA Member companies will more than pay for their $32/month membership in parts savings alone!

ElginLogo20020% Discount on Elgin Sweepers’ Parts SchwarzeLogo15% Discount on Parts for Schwarze Industries’ Supervac (Contractor) Line VictoryLogo400w15% Discount on Victory Sweepers’ Parts — $500 to $1000 Off on New Sweepers Maximus Insurance pros specialize in saving sweeping contractors money on their insurance. Sweeper Parts Sales   15% Discount on Parts for Johnston, Allianz, Madvac, Global and Bucher Sweepers VBeltSupplyLogoWithSlogan 10% Discount on V-belts, Bearings and more at 15% Discount on Tire Sealant from LiquiTube Free Initial Consultation and Discounted SEO and Local Search Services from Contractor Power Marketing
Tom'sTruckLogos240% Discount on Isuzu/GM, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Ford Truck Parts (and more!)


Fleet Discount on Chassis/Auto Parts With O’Reilly Auto Parts MarathonHydLogo444 20% Off on Purchase/Rebuild/Repair of Hydraulic Pumps & Other Equipment 53% Discount and Training on Filters From Baldwin Filters FleetmaticsLogoFree installation and 10% Discount on Ongoing Service WhereAvailableLinersDirectTempLogo5% Discount on Trash Can Liners for Members in the states shown to the right.

WSA Also Gives Back to the Sweeping Contractor Community

Scholarship GraphicWSA was the first-ever organization to provide scholarships to the children of sweeping contractor employees. Since 2013, WSA’s Memorial Scholarship Fund has contributed over $18,000 in scholarships to industry-related students pursuing higher education. This program is a first of its kind in the sweeping industry.

You even get more, lots more…

ConvincedSignMeUpWSA also offers an endorsed full line program of insurance, a receivables funding availability, a mentoring program, a 75% discount on my award-winning book, Fundamentals of the Power Sweeping Industry, and more.

Please consider this to be your personal, engraved invitation to join the World Sweeping Association.

Ranger at the Great Wall of ChinaDuring my career, I have traveled around the world as an ambassador for power sweeping, as well as become the most published author in the world on the topic. I created the first-ever manufacturer-sponsored newsletter for power sweeping contractors, The Supervac Quarterly. A few years later I founded the first-ever informational magazine for the power sweeping industry, American Sweeper magazine.

However, I’ve never been more excited than as the founder of the World Sweeping Association. As a Member of WSA, you and your company can benefit first-hand from my 30+ years of award-winning sweeping industry experience. In addition, you will be able to draw upon the resources of the WSA Advisory Board, which is composed of some of the leading contractors in the United States.

WSA offers the most comprehensive slate of benefits ever offered by a sweeping association. And, we are constantly searching for more ways to help sweeping contractors stay up-to-date on their information, save money on their products and services, and reflect more professionalism in all that they do.

There is no question that the World Sweeping Association offers much to every sweeping contractor in America. If you are such a contractor, I’m asking you to give WSA Membership a try. Membership is only $385/year, or $32/month (yes, we offer monthly payments). For less than a cup of coffee a day you can help to ensure the growth and profitability of your sweeping company. That’s a pretty good trade-off, wouldn’t you agree?! If you’re not 100% satisfied after a full three months in the organization, we’ll refund every dime you paid. We are that certain you will be delighted with the many benefits you will receive. All I ask is that you give WSA Membership a try. After that, it’s up to us to exceed your expectations. You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. The fact is, the more WSA Members we have, the more we can accomplish. It’s as simple as that. Third-party vendors, environmental regulations, workers’ compensation categories, best practices; there’s no question that, with enough members, we can affect the course of any and all issues that affect the sweeping industry. Please use this link to sign up for your WSA Membership. We don’t even need your credit card; we’ll invoice you later once you see for yourself the tremendous value you receive for your modest investment. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me personally via email to or by calling 360.724.7355 after 9am, Pacific. Good Sweeping, RangerSignature Ranger Kidwell-Ross, Executive Director World Sweeping Association Bottom Slogan Bar