Friday, December 9, 2016

Denver Window Cleaning - New construction


Even a Denver window cleaner has to be creative. The ladder that I had in the truck was 2 feet short of reaching the top of the third story.  I had two alternatives, getting a larger ladder from the shop, or finding a creative, but safe way to solve the problem on site.

If I went back to the shop, the customer's job would be delayed for 1-2 hours, and my next job that afternoon would have to be rescheduled.  That was not acceptable given my commitment to customer service.


I thought for a minute, and the solution came to me.  I could set up my ladder on the bed of my truck and gain the 2 feet I needed.  I took some scrap lumber from the site and made sure they were wedged  under the tires to stop the truck from rolling.











The ladder was set up and the third story could be reached safely and cleaned.








Thursday, December 8, 2016

3 Story Commercial Building in Englewood Colorado

As I washed all three stories of this commercial building, the odor of good Italian food caught up with me. Unfortunately, I was on the third floor and had to complete the job before eating.  It was tough!  One thing I have learned over the years is that, customers come first and my “stomach” could wait!

The building housed the restaurant Colore.  I did not get a chance to sample their food, as I had another job that day, but it sure smelled really good!


Halloween Window Cleaning Stapleton, Colorado

Folks familiar with Stapleton, Colorado, know that Halloween is a BIG DEAL!

Imagine my concern when I had to place my ladder among skeletons and skulls! It looked like a graveyard with nothing buried!

As you may know I summited Mount Denali, and in one day summited and skied down four 14,000 foot mountains in Colorado. So I am not "afraid" of much!  But, when I was cleaning the windows of this great home, on a ladder, I could not help to look down, and make sure that there was nothing climbing up after me!

For more info on Stapleton, Halloween see:  SURVIVING HALLOWEEN IN STAPLETON


Saturday, December 3, 2016

New Construction Window Cleaning

New construction or post construction window cleaning, in Denver, has several unique challenges for a window cleaner. On the windows there might be, concrete, mortar, paint, plaster, silicone, stickers, stucco, tape, taping mud and texture. When cleaning new construction windows,  the real challenge is to clean the windows and NOT scratch the glass or damage the sounding panes. This job was for window cleaning inside and out. 

The best way to get the windows clean is hire a professional, with proper insurance, AND experience doing new construction window cleaning in Denver.

These homes are 5,000 sq. ft., in a gated private community with a golf course. The location: right at the bottom of the front range mountains. 

((More pictures below - scroll down!))








Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Castle Rock, Colorado Window and Gutter Cleaning

7,000 sq.ft. home on a private gated community, on a golf course. I clean this customers windows and gutters every year.  
I looked down while I was cleaning the inside windows and saw this beautiful bobcat:




Needless to say it was a great surprise and a real treat!

Castle Rock was founded in 1874 when the eastern Douglas County border was redrawn to its present location. Castle Rock was chosen as the county seat because of its central location.One of the first homesteaders in the area near today's Castle Rock was Jeremiah Gould. He owned about 160 acres (0.65 km2) to the south of "The (Castle) Rock." At that time, the settlement consisted of just a few buildings for prospectors, workers, and cowboys. In 1874, Jeremiah Gould donated 120 acres (0.49 km2) to the new town that was also now home to the Douglas County government. For the beginning the six streets named Elbert, Jerry, Wilcox, Perry, Castle and Front were laid out to build the actual town of Castle Rock. The Courthouse Square was defined and about 77 lots, each 50 by 112 feet (34 m), were auctioned off for a total profit of US$3,400.

A new train depot brought the Denver and Rio Grande Railway to the area.

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Castle Rock had a very active Rhyolite quarrying industry. Many Swedish immigrants arrived in the area to work in the quarries.

Castle Rock currently encompasses about 35 square miles (91 km2), with a population of more than 42,000[9] in town and 70,000 in the surrounding area.



Saturday, October 22, 2016

Breckenridge Colorado Window Cleaning at 10,300 Feet!


This home was 1 and half hours drive west of Denver in the town of Breckenridge.  It was a log cabin ski home out in the woods. The house was at 10,300 feet elevation, which is now my new record for altitude window cleaning.

The historic Town of Breckenridge is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Summit County, Colorado, United States.

The town population was 4,540 at the 2010 United States Census. The town also has many part-time residents, as many people have vacation homes in the area. The town is located at the base of the Tenmile Range. Summer in Breckenridge attracts outdoor enthusiasts with hiking trails, wildflowers, fly-fishing in the Blue River, mountain biking, nearby Lake Dillon for boating, white water rafting, alpine slides, and many shops and restaurants up and down Main Street. The historic buildings along Main Street with their clapboard and log exteriors add to the charm of the town. Every year, Breckenridge hosts the Breckenridge Festival of Film, established in 1981, Ullr Fest every January, as well as an annual Fourth of July parade.*



Prospectors entered what is now Summit County (then part of Utah Territory) during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859, soon after the placer gold discoveries east of Breckenridge near Idaho Springs. Breckenridge was founded to serve the miners working rich placer gold deposits discovered along the Blue River. Placer gold mining was soon joined by hard rock mining, as prospectors followed the gold to its source veins in the hills. Gold in some upper gravel benches east of the Blue River was recovered by hydraulic mining. Gold production decreased in the late 1800s, but revived in 1908 by gold dredging operations along the Blue River and Swan River. The Breckenridge mining district is credited with production of about one million troy ounces (about 31,000 kilograms) of gold.[9] The gold mines around Breckenridge are all shut down, although some are open to tourist visits. The characteristic gravel ridges left by the gold dredges can still be seen along the Blue River and Snake River, and the remains of a dredge are still afloat in a pond off the Swan River.




* Wikipedia

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Denver Colorado Commerical Window Cleaning


This is a nice apartment building in Denver.  Lots of windows on the second floor. The higher the window the more concern for safety.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Window Cleaning a 7,000 sq. Ft. Home in Highlands Ranch Colorado


This is a great home with tons of windows that needed cleaning in  Highlands Ranch Colorado.




Who knew! Highlands Ranch, Colorado was part of the Louisiana Purchase.


Because Highlands Ranch, Colorado was part of the Mississippi River Drainage Area, it was claimed for France by French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.

It was named as part of "Louisiana" in 1682! The Spanish gained Louisiana in 1763, and returned it to France in 1801.

This area of what is now Northern Douglas County, was in the Louisiana Purchase when it was sold to the United States in 1803.

I doubt the window and gutter cleaning business was any good in 1803.


Friday, September 9, 2016

Window Cleaning in Lakewood Colorado

Free Veterans Fair Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777

Free veterans fair Veterans invited to learn about benefits, connect with resources

More than 40 organizations that serve military veterans and their families will be available at the West Metro Veterans Fair, 1-5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777, 1455 Newland St.

Free and open to the public, the West Metro Veterans Fair will allow active, retired and anyone who served in the military and their families to learn about benefits, housing options, health care, employment and counseling. There also will be opportunities for one-on-one discussions with exhibitors at the fair.

The City of Lakewood and the Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777 are hosting the fair to serve the veterans in the community and to assist them with learning about their benefits, resources and organizations serving military personnel. This is the fourth year that Lakewood has hosted the West Metro Veterans Fair.

For more information about the West Metro Veterans Fair including a list of the exhibitors, visit Lakewood.org/VeteransFair.

I did a 3 story condo in Lakewood, Colorado. I noticed this information about the Veterans Fair and decided to help publicize the event!


Todd


Friday, July 29, 2016

Littleton, Colorado - commercial gutter cleaning

The city of Littleton's history dates back to the 1859 Pike's Peak Gold Rush, which brought not only gold seekers, but merchants and farmers to the community. Richard Sullivan Little was an engineer from New Hampshire that made his way out west to work on irrigation systems. Little soon decided to settle in the area at present day Littleton and brought his wife Angeline out from the East in 1862. The Littles, along with many neighbors, built the Rough and Ready Flour Mill in 1867, which provided a solid economic base in the community. By 1890, the community had grown to 245 people and the residents voted to incorporate the Town of Littleton.

 Lilliton, Colorado is 9 miles South Of Denver Colorado

 This is a 8,000 sq foot commercial building.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Castle Rock, Colorado

Window and gutter cleaning on a private golf course in Castle Rock, Colorado. Castle Rock, Colorado is 29 miles south of Denver Colorado.


Englewood, Colorado

Englewood, Colorado is 16 miles south of  Denver Colorado.

It is interesting that Englewood features a climate very similar to that of Denver, but is slightly milder and more stable due to the city's establishment in a very low part of the South Platte River valley.

Gutter cleaning job: 


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Old Denver Colorado area - home with stained glass windows!

Castle style home with 90 year old leaded glass windows. "Old Denver Colorado" area.

Beautiful home!








Notice the stained glass windows below.  They have to be washed very carefully.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Boulder Colorado Window Cleaning

Boulder  is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Boulder County, and the 11th most populous municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado.[7] Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet (1,655 m) above sea level. The city is 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Denver.

The population of the City of Boulder was 97,385 people at the 2010 United States Census, while the population of the Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area was 294,567.

Boulder is famous for its colorful Western history, being a choice destination for hippies in the late 1960s, and as home of the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state's largest university. Furthermore, the city of Boulder frequently have high rankings in health, well-being, quality of life , education and art.

Golden Colorado

Window job in Golden Colorado, 15 miles south of  Denver Colorado.

Established as a gold-rush town, Golden City quickly became a leading economic and political center of the region, being a center of trade between the gold fields and the east, a crossroads and gateway of important roads leading to the mountains, and a center of area industry. By the end of 1860, Golden City had been popularly elected the seat of Jefferson County and was capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. While the town lost much of its populace and leading citizenry during the American Civil War for several reasons (ranging from military to economic),

Golden City became capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, continuing as such until 1867. Golden City became the "Lowell of the West", a regional center of trade and industry that boasted at certain times three flour mills, five smelters, the first railroad into the Colorado mountains, the Coors Brewery, brick works, the only paper mill west of Missouri, clay and coal mines, and more. During the 1870s, it became home to three institutions of higher education, the Colorado University Schools, of which the Colorado School of Mines remains today. Golden was also home to an opera house and seven churches, including Colorado's third (Methodist) church, oldest Baptist church, likely oldest Christian (Disciples of Christ) church, and first Swedish immigrant (Lutheran) church. The town was home to sizable populations of German, Swedish, Italian and Chinese immigrants; five immigrants became mayors of Golden.

(Wikipedia)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Lots of windows and gutters but I did not find any golf balls.  This Denver Colorado,  high end home on the golf course was a but of work to clean because of the height and the irregular shape.  But "No Problem we got her done!"

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stapleton Colorado




Nice two story home in Stapleton needed windows done.

Stapleton is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Located 15 minutes Northeast of downtown Denver, the development is on the site of the decommissioned Stapleton International Airport, which closed in 1995. (Wikipedia)




Stapleton Facts:
  • 4,100 acres (6.4 square miles) of planned redevelopment
  • 4th best-selling, master-planned community in the United States 2015; 6th best-selling in 2014; 11th best-selling for 2013*; and 10th best-selling 2012*
  • The first homeowner moved into Stapleton in 2002
  • 20,000 residents (and counting), roughly the population of the City of Golden
  • 12,000 homes planned at completion: 8,000 single family (including town homes), 4,000 apartments
  • Stapleton currently has 917 acres of parks & open space, which is more than Cherry Creek and Washington Park
  • 2.5 million square feet of existing flex/industrial space
  • 10 million square feet of planned office space
  • 2.4 million square feet of retail space has already been developed
I wonder how many windows Stapleton has!



*Source: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Monday, June 20, 2016

Arvada Colorado

 A great house in Arvada Colorado needed window cleaning.

A little history: of about the area:

The City has a good web site with a lot of government and local event information.

In 1870, the Colorado Central Railroad laid tracks through the area on its route from Golden to link up with the Kansas Pacific Railroad and the Denver Pacific Railroad at Jersey Junction, 3 miles (5 km) north of Denver. On December 1, 1870, Benjamin F. Wadsworth and Louis A. Reno platted the Ralston Point townsite along the railroad.

To avoid confusion with other communities along Ralston Creek, Ralston Point was soon renamed Arvada in honor of Hiram Arvada Haskin, brother-in-law of settler Mary Wadsworth.

When working I get to see above the tree line!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Westminster Colorado


This week I completed a 3 story commercial building in Westminster Colorado.


Some facts about Westminster: Gold discovered in the South Platte River Valley in 1858 brought national attention to the area that would become Westminster, Colorado. The promise of fortune and the Land Act of 1862 encouraged many settlers from the east to make Colorado their home instead of heading on to California. Before the settlements came, wildlife like antelope and buffalo made their homes in this area.


The area experienced a huge population growth starting from 1950.  See the chart below:

Historical population
CensusPop.
1920235
193043685.5%
194053422.5%
19501,686215.7%
196013,850721.5%
197019,51240.9%
198050,211157.3%
199074,62548.6%
2000100,94035.3%
2010106,1145.1%
Est. 2015113,130[10]6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
 July 25 will mark the beginning of train service to Denver... 11 minutes to downtown Denver! July 30, at the station there will be a party to celebrate the new station, 6-10.  The celebration will include a free concert, food, vendors, kid’s activities, free train rides and fireworks.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Aurora Colorado


Great view from the roof of this Aurora Colorado home, on the golf course.

One of the little known facts about Aurora is that in 1979, it was announced that a science fiction theme park would be built in Aurora using the sets of a 50-million dollar film based on the fantasy novel Lord of Light. However, due to legal problems the project was never completed.

The script of the unmade film project, renamed Argo, was used as cover for the "Canadian Caper": the exfiltration of six U.S. diplomatic staff trapped by the Iranian hostage crisis.

Argo went on to win three Academy awards. Aurora never got the theme park!

Castle Pines Colorado

Great House in Castle Pines:

Window Cleaning in Castle Pines Colorado 

Last week I did the windows in a house in Castle Pines. This is a great city, close to Denver, but has a great outdoors feel.

Castle Pines Colorado is situated 19 miles (31 km) south-southeast of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The city is located north of the Castle Pines Golf Club and the unincorporated community of Castle Pines Village.   Castle Pines is located at 39°28′18″N 104°53′41″W (39.471742, -104.894827) at an elevation of 6,368 feet (1,941 m). Located on Interstate 25 in central Colorado, Castle Pines is 20 mi (32 km) south of downtown Denver and 43 mi (69 km) north of Colorado Springs.

The city lies in the Colorado Piedmont on the western edge of the Great Plains.[10] Happy Canyon Creek runs north-northeast through the western part of the city, and Newlin Gulch and its tributary, South Newlin Gulch, run north-northeast and north, respectively, through the eastern part of the city. All three streams are part of the Cherry Creek watershed.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Castle Pines has a total area of 9.01 square miles (23.3 km2), all of it land. Lying within the Front Range Urban Corridor, the city is part of the greater Denver metropolitan area,

and it borders two communities to its south: Castle Pines Village and Castle Rock, the county seat.

The occupational composition of the employed civilian labor force was: 58.3% in management, business, science, and arts; 28.7% in sales and office occupations; 7.6% in service occupations; 4.6% in production, transportation, and material moving; 0.8% in natural resources, construction, and maintenance. The three industries employing the largest percentages of the working civilian labor force were: educational services, health care, and social assistance (17.1%); professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (16.7%); and finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (14.5%). The median home value in the city was $457,500, 

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

I Love My Customers!

I really love my customers.   I am appreciative of the opportunity they give me to contribute to the upkeep of their lovely  homes.

Sometimes they do  something special that really shows their appreciation, and really helps my business.  Here are two occasions.

To Patricia W. who was the first to post to my Yelp Page.  She wrote,

Todd  on a customers roof!
"Todd is fast, efficient and honest.  Our gutters were overfilled and honestly with the past rain fall we've been having, it was like watching Niagara Falls off our roof!  Todd came highly recommended by a neighbor and so I'm passing on the recommendation."


And to Dave S.  He was kind enough to post 2 reviews! See below,

"In my initial review, after the first time I worked with Todd, I stated how he had told me that if I needed him to come back in the Spring, he would do that at no charge.  He called it part of his warranty!  I was somewhat skeptical of this, but when I called Todd earlier this week, he was here the following day.  He cleaned out all the gutters and downspouts (just in time to beat the storm) and did a great job of cleaning up afterward as well.  And as he told me when he was here the first time, there was not charge for this appointment! I cannot recommend more highly.  He's principled, honest and very hard working."

Initial Review

"Todd showed up exactly at the time we had scheduled.  I have never had anyone spend as much time as Todd did in cleaning out our gutters.  In the past, there would be a team of 3 or 4 workers, and be done in 15 minutes or so...and often I would have to make sure they got the down spouts cleaned, cleaned up the yard after, etc.  Todd was so efficient, and was here for about an hour and twenty minutes.  He did an excellent job, got all of the downspouts blown out, and cleaned up everything from the roof that was on our lawn.  I would highly recommend Todd to anyone looking to get their gutters cleaned.  And he told me that if the gutters got clogged again, in the Spring , (this was done at the end of November), that he would come back and clean them out at no extra charge.  He said it was part of his warranty! Great job!"


Again Thank You!!!  for taking the time to post.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

13,000 sq. ft. home in Englewood Colorado

Gutter cleaning on a 13,000 sq. ft. home in Englewood Colorado on 7 acres. No matter how big or small Rocky mountain gutter cleaning can handle it.