Squeak N’ Squeegee Cleaning Experts
Serving the Greater Salem Keizer Area Since 2014
A wise trade professional once said “A window cleaning expert can offer his clients only two (2) of the three (3) value propositions of - Highest Quality, Lowest Price, and Best Service - at the same time. The client can never have all three at once.” If the customer wants the Highest Quality, he / she will have to give up either Lowest Price, or Best Service. To be the “cheapest” window cleaner in our service area, corners MUST be cut somewhere. Lowest Price window cleaners simply cannot match our professionalism, quality, training, experience, and business ethics.
“Those Lowest Priced” window cleaners are typically not covered by workman’s compensation insurance and do not carry general liability insurance. Those “Lowest Priced” competitors who do employ others cannot afford to hire or retain the best journeyman window cleaners. Many don’t pay payroll taxes and under report self-employment income.
We definitely offer the best overall value proposition given our exceptional workmanship, quality, and WOW service. We are confident that our customers believe we are the best at what we do. Moreover, we have the journeyman technician retention to continue servicing our customers in the manner they deserve.
I just can’t come to an understanding that some how anyone can manage to give all three 100%.
The quality of a product is it’s own reward. If you appreciate the work someone does, you want to give them just rewards. I.E; Employee with jerk boss, being paid barely minimum wage, cleaning windows… Well he has a shitty boss, and horrible wages, I wonder how well he will do. Same scenario except nicer boss and double or triple the wages…
I did a job the other day, storm windows, $300.00, took me 3 hours to get it done, wonderfully. That gave me $100 an hour, I worked really hard to ensure every pane was beautiful. Round table store front, 1 hour exterior panes only 54 of them. $50… But I did way less physical work at round table so it evens out.
NOW, lets pretend i worked for someone who decided to pay me $11.00 an hour to do that exact same work, AND I WAS NEVER ONE TO MILK THE CLOCK… It would maybe take me longer based on my mind set, but typically speaking, the average human would see the $11.00 an hour target or even a small wage like $35 once job finished. SO not even hour base wage… And with the final target being minimal in comparison, may not work as hard… I know that the more I charge, the better the job i want to do to ensure i earn that price im getting paid.
If i charged my customers $1.00 a pane vs $7.00 a pane, I would be working a minimum wage job with no drive to be better. If i charged $14.00 per pane i better be glossing those windows over, or giving each windows a tour of the house. lol YOU ARE WORTH HOW EVER HARD YOUR WILLING TO WORK! Cheaper = loss in quality, or service… If you charge too cheap, you lose customer service because at $1.00 an hour vs $100.00 an hour, you have to decide can you afford to get to know the customer? Can you afford to work harder, clean a bit more dirt out of the corners, grab those spider webs, etc etc etc…