Curtis Turner had opened Mineral Area Pro Wash in 2006. However, Curtis worked full-time, and sometimes overtime at his 'day' job, yet he knew he wanted to spend more time as a small business owner. At his full-time job, he became friends with a man who had previously attended Operation Jump-Start. The graduate told Curtis that he learned how to design a business plan and was awarded grant money to expand his business. Realizing the opportunity, Curtis eagerly awaited the next class in his area.
Curtis did graduate from the Fall 2006 Operation Jump-Start class held in Park Hills, MO. His plan was awarded funding, and he was able to purchase most of his additional pressure washing supplies, hoses and equipment to expand Mineral Area Pro Wash into a full-time business. Getting all of the new additional items was a real boost for Curtis's business, he said. By May/June 2007, Curtis was so busy that he was starting to expand his services to include fence and driveway pressure washing and holiday/light decorating. Through word-of-mouth alone, he began to expand his service area as well.
In 2010, Mineral Area Pro Wash became Curtis' only job. He said he is finally beginning to feel like a true entrepreneur because, "I've been doing this long enough now to have made some mistakes and to have learned from them."
Curtis began his fifth year in business in January 2011, and said that his service area has expanded so much, that it was time to change the name of the business to Missouri Pro Wash. His company doesn't just service the Mineral Area anymore, he said, but he is also accepting jobs in Illinois, Clarksville, Mo., and Cape Girardeau, Mo. He said their company's new target market isn't just a few counties surrounding St. Francois County where he is located, but instead is now a radius of four hours drive-time.
Missouri Pro Wash prides itself on its professional and courteous service for commercial and residential pressure washing.
Curtis and Melinda Turner
Missouri Pro Wash