Inside the April 2010 Issue of Cleaner

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Redneck Success
Charlie Hall combines a down-home approach with big-company management skills to achieve fast growth in a diversified Mr. Rooter franchise in Colorado
Doubling Down
Drain Visions LLC pursues fast growth with high energy, an adaptable business plan, and quality service as a subcontractor to local plumbers
A Matter of Debris
A hydroexcavator helps a contractor’s crew clear a sludgy deposit up to 4 feet deep from a 72-inch retention culvert
Hometown Heroes
A drain-cleaning franchiser reports on a year’s worth of rescues of valuable items and priceless pets recovered from difficult places
Industry News - April 2010
Perma-Liner Featured on Extreme Makeover; USB-Sewer Equipment Recognizes Top Distributors; Ritam Technologies Designs New Web Site; Mr. Rooter Corp. Ranks 139 on Franchise 500 List; Vacall Forms Partnership, Names Dealer
Multiplier Effect
A fleet of identical trucks helps Grayton Plumbing achieve brand recognition and cultivate the image of being a much larger company
Rewards Beyond Money
Why motivation strategies based solely on money fail, and how your business can get people energized with a proven three-step approach to compensation
Industry Rising
2010 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo sees growth in attendance along with an abundance of new tools and technologies for cleaning contractors
Some Truths Don’t Change
No matter how the online world transforms advertising, certain fundamentals still apply – and they probably always will
Setting It Aside
A variety of tax-deferred investment plans can help small business owners, and their employees, prepare themselves for retirement years
Keeping the Best
Contractors use a wide variety of strategies beyond competitive compensation to lure and retain the best employees possible
Rate That Lift
An online calculator helps you evaluate the safety of lifts your people perform on the job
Small Wonders
Compact camera systems provide affordable entry to the inspection business and enable accurate diagnosis of trouble in small lines