UAMCC National Convention in Charleston, South Carolina
Joseph D. Walters Insurance Meets New & Current Customers at Power Washing Industry Convention
The UAMCC (United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners) is a contractor driven organization co-founded by our very own Joseph D. Walters. Networking opportunities are an integral part of the support the UAMCC offers pressure washing contractors, window cleaners, and industry experts across the United States.
The team at Joseph D. Walters Insurance always looks forward to attending UAMCC-sponsored roundtables, seminars, and conventions. Not only do we get to market our insurance brokerage services, but we also get to meet and thank many of the nationwide contractors we serve on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, we get to learn how our customer service and insurance products are benefiting our customers and their business.
The recent UAMCC national convention in Charleston, South Carolina was an absolute blast. Both Amy Gambirasi Vollmer and Darla Renk were on hand as representatives of Joseph D. Walters Insurance.
Darla spoke to attendees from the Technology Stage about the exclusive coverages and benefits of our pressure washing insurance program. Darla then joined Amy at our main booth where the two answered insurance questions, provided quotes, and greeted current customers stopping by to say hello. Here are some highlights from the event:
Doug Rucker is the owner and operator of Clean & Green Solutions, a roofing and exterior cleaning service in Houston, Texas. Doug also runs a Houston-based Pressure Cleaning School and serves as the UAMCC president. Here he’s pictured with Amy and Darla. Doug was kind enough to publicly praise us on Facebook for our quick turn time whenever he’s had to get a Certificate of Insurance into the hands of a prospective customer. Our prompt response has given him an edge over regional competitors when it comes to securing new business.
“I just wanted to give a big shout to Darla and Patti of Joe Walters Insurance for their exceptional service and how fast they are able to get my Certificates of Insurance to my clients. Last year, strictly because of their exceptional customer service, I was able to close right at $20,000.00 worth of business that was attributed to them getting my Certificates to my clients so fast. While the clients were waiting for other bidders to produce their certificates, they simply got impatient and awarded me the contracts because they had all the documents they needed from my insurance company. I know this because the clients told me this was the reason. SO….a HUGE thank you to both Darla and Patti for helping MY business be SUCCESSFUL. If your shopping for insurance for your company, this needs to be a huge part of your decision.
It was cool finally getting to meet Darla and Amy Gambirasi Vollmer at the UAMCC National Convention in Charleston SC. Now if I can just meet Patti, I’ll have met them all.” – Doug Rucker – Clean and Green Solutions, Texas
Richard Velazquez of Southeast Mobile Pressure Cleaning in South Carolina also stopped by to say hello to Amy. Richard wanted to especially thank Bonnie Bradburn on our team for being so quick to respond to insurance questions pertaining to his South Carolina pressure cleaning service.
“When I have an insurance question I just call Bonnie Bradburn. She takes care of my request, answers my questions….whatever I need she’s got everything handled. Thanks Bonnie for being so AWESOME!” – Richard Velazquez – Southeast Mobile Pressure Cleaning, South Carolina.
David D’eramo of CentraFlo Pressure Cleaning in Florida was the winner of our $250 Visa gift card giveaway. Here is a picture of Darla and our helper Abagail presenting the gift card package to David.
David D’eramo of CentraFlo Pressure Cleaning in Florida receives a $250 Visa Gift Card from Joseph D. Walters Insurance. CentraFlo provides commercial and residential power-washing services in Florida’s Orlando, Windermere, and Winter Springs areas.
Amy was able to meet and thank Audra Miller of Exterior Pro Wash in Arkansas when she visited our booth. Audra expressed her appreciation for our service, industry knowledge, and ability to simplify insurance for pressure washing contractors. She was especially complimentary of her agent Sarah Parker.
“I LOVE Joe Walters Agency and my agent Sarah! They totally understand our industry and know what I need. I feel totally comfortable letting them insure my business.” – Audra Miller – Exterior Pro Wash, Arkansas.
Acquiring new customers at a UAMCC convention is always a thrill. Here Darla welcomes Steve Hill, the owner of Carolina Cleaners in Nettleton, Mississippi, to Joseph D. Walters Insurance. Steve signed on for General Liability coverage for his business of 13+ years, which offers pressure washing services throughout the Birmingham AL, Tupelo MS, and Memphis TN areas.
Joseph D. Walters has provided insurance for pressure washing contractors for nearly four decades. We care deeply about the industry and those that work in it. Industry networking events like the UAMCC convention are a pleasant mix of business and pleasure for us. Long-time voices on the telephone become recognizable faces. We’re also continuously educated on evolving trends or changes within the industry. And, most of all, we have an opportunity to introduce ourselves and interact with newcomers in the industry or those that have been around for awhile but are still unfamiliar with us.
These get togethers give us an opportunity to separate ourselves from the typical local insurance agent that’s unfamiliar with the industry and the insurance needs of pressure or power washing contractors. There’s nothing better than seeing jaws hit the floor the moment a power washing contractor realizes we can give them more coverage for the same (and sometimes even less) than what they’re currently paying their local agent for inferior protection.
We highly encourage any professional power or pressure contractors to attend future UAMCC events and we look forward to meeting you when you do.