Gabriel GutierrezWritten by Michael Draper
In this edition we go to the hot state of Arizona and interivew small business owner and fellow window cleaner Gabe Gutierrez. He has been at it a long time and we think he is A Most Interesting Person.AWC- Where is your business located?
Gabriel Tucson, AZ.AWC- How long have you been cleaning windows?
Gabriel 20 years.AWC- How many employees do you have?
Gabriel Currently 7.AWC- What type of work do you do?
Gabriel Window, screen, and solar panel cleaning. We also do hard water stain and scratch removal.AWC- What got you into window cleaning in the first place?
Gabriel We had a friend who owned a window cleaning company and would use me occasionally for non-skilled help. I was working as a bank teller at the time and he offered to sell me some of his commercial accounts that he was tired of doing. Later I learned that "tired of doing" was code for "accounts that don't pay much". After a whole 3 hours of training and a really cool video they put together for me (They dressed up in costumes and had funny skits!), I was a business owner and window cleaner. At least in name. I'd say I wasn't really confident with a squeegee in my hand until about 6 months into it.Keep Reading Below