It wasn’t long ago that Barry Underwood wasn’t sure what he was going to do next in terms of a career.
“When I became unemployed in August of last year, my uncle, who has 20-plus years of experience in painting and pressure washing, encouraged me to start a pressure washing business,” Underwood said.
Underwood did just that and has been the owner of Curb Appeal Exterior Cleaning since August. The past five months have been successful and that doesn’t come as a surprise considering the experience he brings to the table.
Underwood first learned about pressure washing as a child, helping out his dad clean his house every year. He also worked eight years with Halliburton and Hydro-Chem Industrial Services where he was involved in pressure washing screens and cleaning pipes in paper mills.”
Curb Appeal serves Santa Rosa County, primarily in Navarre, but Underwood is open to doing jobs in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties.
Underwood offers a variety of services, including the pressure and soft washing of concrete, brick, stucco, Hardie board/plank, cement board, vinyl and fences.
“The importance of pressure washing your home is the pride you take in your home, along with killing mold and mildew that is unhealthy to breathe. It also eliminates pests like spiders, wasps and dirt/mud daubers.”
Underwood loves the laid-back work environment of his job and enjoys meeting new people while on the job. He takes pride in his work and will make sure customers are happy with his work.
“Customer service is one of the most important parts of a successful business. I pride myself on great work ethic, dependability, tenacity and a willingness to learn.”
Driveways start as low as $75 and homes start as low as $150. Prices for pressure washing a mobile home start as low as $100.
Estimates are free and Underwood considers several factors when determining a price for a job.
When estimating a home price, he considers the square footage, the height, the façade and how dirty the home is on the outside.
He will guarantee a customer he or she will be satisfied with the work and examples of the jobs he has completed can be found on his Curb Appeal Exterior Cleaning Facebook page.
“Your home is your castle, and you take pride in how it looks,” Underwood said. “So beat the summer rush and call us today to schedule your free estimate.”