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The Samurai


Interview with Jared Martinez of Aztec Innovation

AWC- Jared you’re a window cleaner how long have you been cleaning windows?

Jared- 8 years now I started in 2010.

AWC- What motivated you to invent products?

Jared- Before window cleaning I was an engineer so my mind tends to gravitate that way when problems arise.

AWC- So this is your second product, the first being the Aztec Screen Washer. What was it about a BOAB that got an engineer’s mind going?

Jared- Wet Leg!! I live in New Mexico and window cleaners use a lot of water here because of the dust on windows and because of that a traditional BOAB with the design of the mop holder on the inside your leg was always wet. I thought that mop should be on the outside.

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AWC- That’s a pretty good reason anything else?

Jared- Yeah, the popularity of the pad cleaners that being Moerman and Wagtail. With more and more guys using them they wouldn’t fit traditional buckets on a belt.

AWC- How did you deal with that?

Jared- My original design wouldn’t work it couldn’t be done so we looked at a removable divider that would allow for the holding of these tools.

AWC- Do you have more on the horizon?

Jared- I have some more additions to the bucket and some further ideas we will see what happens.

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Scott Ehrenkranz
My grandfather Henry Ehrenkranz, started the business in Houston, in 1947. He found a small window cleaning business that was for sale called University Window Cleaners. At the time he was working for his family window cleaning business, International Services based in Newark, New Jersey.

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