Any project this large cannot be done by one person. The heavy lifting was shared by many. Literately dozens of people and companies have dedicated thousands of hours and hundreds of years of experience in this effort.
Many companies and individuals have graciously donated graphics, videos, photos and most of all time. While we said it in the beginning, all elements have been obtained with permission from the author/owner or are public domain, if we missed something, please bring it to our attention. We will correct it immediately.
Many thanks to the following companies for their contributions.
Serving on the Board of any trade association takes a special kind of commitment. It shows a willingness to give back in both time, energy and funds. The sweeping industry is blessed to have many great individuals over the last almost four decades lead NAPSA. The original compilation of this project spanned the administration of three NAPSA Presidents:
- Ken Lindsey – Commercial Power Sweeping, CA
- Sylvia Richards – Asphalt Enterprises, NC
- Pete Philips – Clean Sweep, TN
Thank you for your leadership, patience, and tenacity to keep this project moving. Your visions of what was possible are inspiring.
Contributing NAPSA Board Members:
- Gabe Vitale – C & L Sweeper Service, NJ
- Jim Dotson – Mid-State Industrial, OR
- Greg Heyer – Schwarze Industries, AL
- Doug Seto – Nite-Hawk Sweepers, WA
- Scott Duscher – Agua Trucks, AZ
- Latasha Crenshaw – AC Sweepers and Maintenance, GA
- Rich Katz – TKG Sweeping, IL
- Brad Ross – Ross Industries, PA
- Dave McCaskill – AccuSweep, SC
- Chris Dick – Katsam Enterprises, MO
- Bryan Young – TYMCO, TX
- Jeff Old – Visual App, TX
- John Paraschak – Stewart-Amos Sweepers, PA
- Greg Blair – 1-800-SWEEPER, OH
- Jim Larko – Katsam Enterprises, MO
- Randy Hite – Piedmont Property Services, NC
- Frank Chulick – Stewart-Amos Sweepers, PA
- Tracy Day – Nite-Hawk Sweepers, WA
This was by far not the only thing on your plates, not to mention running your own companies. You arrived days early to conferences to work on this and other projects. All on your own dime!
- Gerry Kesselring – Contract Sweepers, OH
- Carl Barton – Aardvark Sweeping, TN
- Jay Presutti – East Coast Sweeping Service, NY
- Karl Stauty – Commercial Power Sweeping, VA
- Mike Lucht – Progressive Sweeping, MI
- Jason Lucht – Progressive Sweeping, MI
- Lauren McCaskill Ivey – Southco Commercial Curb Appeal, SC
- Debbie Jacketta – Jacketta Sweeping, UT
- Giovanni Recalde – Atlantic Sweeping and Cleaning, VA
- Chris Griffin – C & M Parking Lot Sweepers, LLC, GA
- Terry Dodd – EnviroSweep, IN
- Matt Bawks – Central Valley Sweeping, CA
- Scott Cerosky – Crum & Forster, NY
- Lee Miller – Pacific Sweeping, CA
- Louise Duscher -Agua Trucks, AZ
- Michael Crenshaw – AC Sweepers and Maintenance, GA
- AJ Thomas – AC Sweepers and Maintenance, GA
- Charles E. Joseph – All Care Sweeping, LLC, KS
- Derek Rayburn – Scenic City Studios, TN
Special thanks to Matt Koesters (Journalist and Business Writer) for spending countless hours interviewing industry experts and organizing the text into understandable prose. Anyone needing these services is encouraged to contact Matt on LinkedIn, Facebook or at [email protected] Note: After Matt finished his portion of the project the team made about 10,000 additions. Any improper prose or sentence structure was all us.
Instructional Designer Katie Schwieter Ph.D. Your input has been extremely valuable. While we may have strayed from some of your input, we are a bunch of sweepers, your professionalism has added to this project. [email protected]
Warm thanks to Grayson Carter of LeadCadence. Grayson set up the original SweeperSchool.com website, researched the learning software and made the original installation. His grasp of technology, the sweeping industry, operator training and what we were trying to accomplish was instrumental in laying the foundation this course is built on.
The team at Lead Gear has worked tirelessly to install and update the payment system as well as all the complexities of a top-level website. This site would not be possible without their help. Thank you for your continued patience and insight to constantly improve and upgrade the user experience.
Herding Cats is too easy of a job and not adequate to describe Nancy Terry for her dedication, patience, and contribution to our industry and this project. Managing a trade association is no easy task. Adding a project like this is truly above and beyond.
To the future volunteers and industry leaders that will continue to contribute and improve this course, welcome! We look forward to together rolling up our sleeves to continue making our industry, our businesses, and our people better.
Finally, to you the operators that have taken on this effort to become better. Most people in your profession will never even attempt what you have completed. Well done! You have very much to be proud of.
PS, If you worked on this project and we failed to acknowledge it, please let us know. Contact the NAPSA office at [email protected]