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The Keys to Purchasing Sweeping Companies

Gale Holsman, Jr., has been in the sweeping business for almost a quarter of a century. During that time, he has bought and sold numerous sweeping companies spanning several midwestern states. Here are his tips for what process you should follow if you are considering purchase of a sweeping company.

audio interview with Gale Holsman by Ranger Kidwell-Ross, editor

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American Sweeping Logo Through the years, Gale Holsman has been an icon of the power sweeping industry. His company, American Sweeping, Inc., was the recipient of's Award of Excellence in Sweeping for 2006. Holsman was also chosen as the judge when sweepers were built on the Junkyard Wars television show.

In these interviews the editor of, Ranger Kidwell-Ross, also offers advice from his perspective of having written about the power sweeping industry since 1988. His educational background also includes a graduate-level degree in Economics.

Note: The following audio interviews with Gale Holsman will play without downloading any files onto your computer. If you hear the interview at 'chipmunk speed,' you will need to download the latest version of Adobe's free Flash player.

To play the interview that covers buying a sweeping company when you have not been in the sweeping industry before, click on the small triangle inside the circle you see to the left.

Buying a sweeping company when you are currently in the sweeping industry. The purchase is of a company located either in your market area, or close enough that any commute for operating it would be minimal. Click on the small triangle inside the circle you see to the left.

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The easiest way to reach Gale Holsman is to send him an email.

If you have any questions or comments about these audio interviews, or to reach Ranger Kidwell-Ross, please use this link.

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