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Carpet Cleaning Tulsa | Episode 174

Carpet Cleaning Tulsa | Run Across The Line

This is episode one 74 when we’re going to talk about are the second company that I tried to start and do the videography company. We are complete carpet, carpet cleaning, Tulsan surrounding community since 1998. If you’d like to find out more about our company, then check out our website at complete carpet, and learn more about us and what we can do for you. You can also connect with us on forward slash complete carpet. Carpet cleaning tells us since 1998 has allowed us to expand our offerings into cleaning, carpet, cleaning, carpet repair restriction, and upholstery cleaning. Carpet Cleaning Tulsa Give us a call today to schedule your next service at nine. One, eight, four, nine, four, seven, zero, nine. Three. A. One of the things that we’ve run across is that I’ll get asked every now and then is did you start in carpet or no? What is it that got you into business?

And when I was young, I wanted to find a business that was not my parents. It was something different than what my dad did so that I could branch out and do my own thing. I was always in carpet around carpet and um, but I wanted to do something different. I wanted to make my own mark, so to speak. And so I went off and try to, um, I think like probably every little boy and when they were young wanting to go out and try lawn care company and lawn care, Tulsa. After one year of that I realized I felt I felt called of the Lord that I should now switch. And I was now going to be a videographer because that seemed like it was inside and it was, you know, Carpet Cleaning Tulsa that’d be much better. Never gets hot and sweaty. You could just kind of, it was a really relaxing job.

You just kinda sat there and just push record and then just made sure that the recording was happening and then switch out the tapes, you know, every hour or two as you filled up those two enough for our tapes and make sure that the action was in the right sequence. And I thought it all through. I thought I, I thought I really had this down pat. These people really, I mean, you know, Carpet Cleaning Tulsa they, they really wanted to see, they’d love to have a copy of their child’s performance and this would give them that capacity. I was filling a need that everybody was already asking me for. I didn’t even have to like build a business model. Is this just something that people organically was happening was working for me and so I bought a, I bought a new camera and I bought a couple of vhs tape recorders because you had to be back here, you couldn’t, it wasn’t digital so it was tape to tape, so you’d have to record what the eight millimeter and then you plug a cord out of that to go directly to your vhs.

Now you didn’t want to go from the vhs to another vhs. You always had to record from the original source and so you couldn’t just make copies. You always wanted to make you so you didn’t want to make duplicates. You always want to make a copy of the original so that the quality of the video state as high as high as you could, so you want to have that high vhs standard from your eight millimeter original video. And so what I did is I bought a new camera, um, I got, I bought a television and I put out in the lobby and then I ran a 100 foot cord all the way into the, um, the, each event it was held in different place. A lot of times it was like a hotels. I’m a banquet room and so I’d pulled the cord all the way in there, hook it up to my camera, that way people out in the lobby could see the video that we’re shooting and that then they would put right next to a, be a little sign up sheet and I could sign up to be able to buy the different videos.

Not only did they know what that I was in there and so they didn’t have to come and ask me questions all the time, but they can actually stay outside and watched the festivities. So they would be huddled around my booth, uh, just watching the whole pageant system without having to go in and out and in and out. They can watch everybody as they came through the system because that’d be videotaping at all. And so this turned out to be just fantastic. I’ve got lots of orders. Um, and there was one problem with this is that I had to go through and it was tape to tape, so I had to go through and record every single little girls, um, events. So I record the entire event. There’s, would you take about eight to 10 hours and then I’d have to go through and watch the entire event, skim through the entire event, find each place that they, that each girl performed, and then make a copy of that so that they can.

Most people didn’t want a copy of the entire eight to 10 hour event. I didn’t want to make duplicates of the entire event. I just wanted to give them the parts where their daughter performed like their section and then they, each of the girls as they performed and then the final where they all come up there and get judged and so I didn’t anticipate the amount of hours that will be required to copy each and every one of those things. Put some labels on them, copy of the tapes out, put a little graphic header so that they knew that this was them and then mail it off and send it. And so I’d have 30 orders and it would take me 100 to 200 hours just in editing, trying to go through and record out each of these little segments. Carpet cleaning Tulsa since 1998.

One of the things that we did before starting complete carpet was actually pageant videos and for the Little Miss Oklahoma pageant system. And Carpet Cleaning Tulsa, and so I got out there at one thing I did not anticipate after I got through the first pageant system I was really pumped, excited was making money. And so I bought a bunch of stuff with that money, pretty much used all the money to buy more equipment and buy a TV and buy all the cables and stuff was a thing I did not anticipate was how long it takes to edit videos and to copy them over. Especially when you know now it’s digital. You can just hit paste and boom you have the video. Whereas then you had to physically a one to one recording time where I would play their talent section. I would play there. Um, they’re pretty little girl dress section where they come out in the big baby doll dresses.

You’d have the four year olds in the five year olds or the or the zero to two year old group where the eight and the nine year old group that I believe my daughter and my sister was at the time. And so we’d go through all these different sections. But you had to listen through all of it because you’d have to play it and then listen until I finished announcing and then cut it off before the next announcing the part went onto the next girl. It’s because they only wanted to see their, their daughter, they didn’t want to pay for everyone else’s daughter. And so by the time we got to the end of that, after one summer of going through and doing, I think about seven or eight different performances because you had like your local ones and then your local ones went to some type of local divisionals and local divisionals went to some type of a regional and then the regionals all competed against each other in some type of, you know, county or state area.

And then eventually went to the full, um, you know, actual state championship, which I didn’t have to do. It was another, another company came and did that. But each time that I went to do another event and they moved, my sister moved up through the, the groupings it went to, you know, like 20 to 30 people in the first, you know, little small local thing. And then all the locals got together. So there’s like 40 or 50 people there and then it progressively got bigger each time. So I’d have more orders every time. And by the time I got to the end of the summer, I did not want to look and sit in front of another video tape again because the one thing I did not account for was Billy Ray. Cyrus is Achy breaky heart that year. And every single little girl came and did their rendition to Achy breaky heart.

And so I had to hear that song. Every time I record another little girl, I’d hear her performance and that she did. And in each performance, if there was 30 girls doing 30 different talents, at least 20 of them, 15 to 20 of them would all be too achy. Breaky heart. If they did a little boot scootin shuffle dance, which was very cute. And it was very adorable. But by the time you saw all 30 of those girls do their, um, their performances. And then you recorded them again at home. And then you went to the next performance. The next weekend. Each week I would hear Achy breaky heart 100 plus times. And I got to the point where I just never wanted to hear that song again. And it dawned on me and I realized that every year there will be some famous popular song that all of the girls would want to do a talent too.

And so every year, whatever song was it may may have liked it, but once you’ve heard it a thousand times, you were ready to just never hear that song ever again in your life. Um, so I moved on to something different. We are complete carpet, carpet cleaning, Tulsa and surrounding community since 1998. If you’d like to find out more about our company or find more episodes like this, visit our If you’re looking to schedule or we’re just like more information directly, then please give us a call at nine. One eight, four, nine, four, seven, zero nine three carpet cleaning Tulsa for over 20 years. We are complete carpet.