Andalusia native starts business to cut spare time

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 13, 2019

Andalusia native Tyler Wilson is adding another trade to his many lists of skills by opening his own pressure washing company, Sir Wash-A-Lot.

While Wilson was looking at his schedule, he said he noticed a lot of free time.

“I work as a firefighter for the Andalusia Fire Department, I coach baseball at the high school during the season and I coach pitching and hitting lessons privately,” Wilson said. “I go in at 7 p.m., and then I get off at 7 a.m., the next day. So, from 2 p.m., until 4 p.m., sometimes, I’m not doing anything. I was trying to think of something that I could do to fill that time and I started thinking about starting a business that wouldn’t cost a lot of money.”

His sister, Mallory Wilson, talked him into the idea for pressure washing.

“She was the one who started the business page on Facebook and came up with the name,” Wilson said. “I went out and bought one of the best pressure washers out there and now I have a business that I started for very little money.”

Wilson said that Andalusia’s July Jamz was a perfect marketing tool for his business.

“I could go around to talk to people and hand them my card,” Wilson said. “Most people have Facebook, but by going to this event, I was able to connect with people that may not have it.”

For people who pressure wash, they know that it is not an easy task when it comes to different materials. Wilson said that he has had a fun time figuring out the ins and outs of pressure washing.

“I’m not just doing pressure washing,” Wilson said. “I’ve done a little research. You have to offer soft washing, because of the different materials on a house or if something is growing on it. Even if you know what you are doing, one little squeeze of the trigger, and you could possibly damage something.”

Growing up in Andalusia, Wilson said the support has been great from the community.

“I have really had a lot of fun doing a lot of the marketing for the business,” Wilson said. “The people that I’ve talked to recently, I feel like they are excited for me. There has been a lot more support than I ever imagined.”

Wilson offers free estimates for every job.

“I don’t have a set price,” Wilson said. “It really depends on what the job is, what type of material the building is and if something is growing on the material. I want to get to the price point that they feel comfortable at, because I do want people’s business.”

To get in touch with Wilson, contact, or follow his social media accounts at @sirwashalotandalusia.