Business Address: 2129 12th St., Moline Telephone Number: (309) 797-3736
Type of Business: Mobile power washing company
When Business Opened: March 20
Why did you start this business: I've always wanted to start my own business, and we did a little research on this type of company and it's something we are able to start small and hopefully build on. I also wanted to teach my kids about having a goal and bringing it to life and starting something from scratch and making it successful.
Where did you get the idea: I always thought there was a need for a service to offer power washing for houses, decks, driveways and such.
What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome: Being afraid of failing and letting my family down. We just sat down and made the decision to do this as a family and give it all we can. We decided that sometimes you have to take a risk and see what happens.
Is this your first business: Yes?
To whom did you go for advice: My friend, Maxie Wright, a successful business owner, has helped get things started and gives pointers and ideas. My wife always is researching ways we can make the business successful and get the name out there. My kids came up with the company name. They wanted to include our family name and have something people would remember.
Today is Saturday, May 25, the 145th day of 2013. There are 220 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The annual review of the fire department of this city took placeyesterday and made a fine showing with machines and hose carts in tip-top order. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Last night's prayer meeting at Central Presbyterian Church wascalled off due to water in the basement, residue of last week's flood. 1913 -- 100 years ago: The junior class of Rock Island High School will hold a riverexcursion on the steamer St. Paul next Tuesday. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The 75th Anniversary of the Rock Island Arsenal today finds thenation's largest ordinance manufacturing plant filling many important orders for the army. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Miss Patrice Daly, Rock Island, a senior at Rock Island HighSchool, won second place in the recent state public speaking contest held in Peoria underthe auspices of the Knights of Pythias. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Hampton's sesquicentennial committee and the Hampton HistoricalSociety have scheduled a full slate of activities, which will be held throughout the year, to celebrate the village's 150th birthday. The first celebration will be the Memorial Dayprogram at 10 a.m. May 30, at the Brettun and Black Store Museum on River Road. Therewill be a sesquicentennial display.