ICAN/ATEX: How do you bid on movie theater contracts?

Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Monday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

How do I go about getting cleaning contracts for movie theaters? I'm dying to find out.

I would like to set myself up to do that.

Monday’s Answer:

The ICAN consultants recommend purchasing training manuals, videos, bidding software, and attending seminars to learn all the tricks of the trade.

When you submit a bid that is way too high, or way too low, you lose either way. In addition, the ICAN website lists many consultants who can help you start your business.

So, let me share an innovative way to learn how to clean, staff and bid movie theaters.

Visit a large city that is an hour or two away from your home.

Call on the theaters and ask if the manager could answer a couple of questions for you.

Explain to the manager your intent ... Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corporation

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Posted On August 19, 2013

Gary Clipperton

President of National Pro Clean Corp. and Pro Clean College

Gary Clipperton, a 40-year industry veteran, is president of National Pro Clean Corp. and Pro Clean College. He has authored several books for cleaning supervisors and produced leading software for the cleaning industry. His company provides on-site and online training for carpet and floor care. Clipperton can be reached at (719) 598-5112 or

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