The ProTool Telescopic No-Twist Extension Pole

Most extension poles require a very tight twist in order to keep the telescopic sections from moving in and out. This puts a great deal of pressure on the collars. ProTool’s innovative No-Twist Extension Pole contains special gear mechanisms inside the pole that allow a light twisting motion to adjust the length and keep the pole from moving while in use. This pole is available in 8, 14, 20, 32, 39, 50 ft. Shop for the No-Twist Pole.

ProTool Extension Pole in use

Pressure Washing Seminar in Albany, NY March 13-14

We are proud to be sponsoring this event.

Click here for more details & register


From the novice to expert, whether you provide wood restoration, power washing, a commercial, residential or industrial service, Albany is the place for you to be this March. You will obtain information that is pertinent to survival in this challenging economy. Minimizing your risk and liability, maximizing revenue from every project location, understanding your profit and loss, water reclamation, Clean Water Act compliance, and expanding services are all issues that are key to increasing your profit.

We will also be one of the speakers at the event on the topic of Pure Water Window Cleaning.

We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events

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Wednesday March 13th – Pre-seminar Education Programs Start
Continental Breakfast in hotel (included with room)
The first day of the Pressure Washing and Wood
Restoration Certification Class
Your Lunch is on Us!

Thursday March 14th – Pre-Seminar Education Programs
Continental Breakfast in hotel (included with room
Second Day of the Power Washing and Wood Restoration Class
Wood Restoration Education Class
Repair, Maintenance and Troubleshooting Education Program
Presented by Sam Jackson, Hydroteks Senior Technical Adviser and Educator
Your lunch is on us!

Thursday Evening March 14th – Seminar Kickoff!!!
Seminar Reception Party 7pm until….
Registration 6-7pm
You will find appetizers, a keg on tap and a whole lotta networking going on!
Vendor and sponsor  Networking with contractors throughout the evening

Friday March 15th
Continental Breakfast in hotel (included with room)
Registration 715 to 8 am
General Presentations Friday Morning
Catered BBQ lunch with Robs and Chicken around noon time
Indoor and outdoor pressure washing demonstrations in the afternoon
Vendor and sponsor  Networking with contractors throughout the day
Friday Evening  8pm until… – “The Pressure Washing Power Hour”
Grab your beverages from the lounge and head across the hall to the conference room for an informal evening roundtable of Old Fashioned  Networking. Come talk shop and get your questions asked and answered!

Saturday March 16th
Continental Breakfast in hotel (included with room)
1 General Presentation first thing, followed by 2 tracts offering expanded topic choices for the attendees to choose from
The Feast  – A full buffet with many dishes and desserts to choose from. No one left hungry last year. The grand prize giveaway happens here

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Best Western Albany Airport Inn
200 Wolf Road
Albany, New York

CA Window Cleaners Seminar – Video Highlights

Last week we hosted a free window cleaners seminar at our CA location. Here are the shows highlights.

  • Cameron Riddell briefly introduced Bird Control from our sister company Bird Barrier.
  • Kevin Mullins from IPC Eagle talked about their line of window cleaning products such as the HydroTube, the HydroClean Indoor Water-fed Pole, the HydroStation and the HydroBottle.
  • Paul Offut from Unger featured their newest products the nLite and the Ninja line of hand tools.
  • Jeff Flint talks about his Mr. Hard Water System.
  • Rob Fairfield from Stone Pro demos hard water stain removing from mirrors and granite counter tops.
  • Alan Noah from Titan Labs offered a customer database sheet.
  • Harold Giddish talked about safety harnesses & what to do when OSHA shows up.
  • Shawn Gavin of RHG Products introduces lots of new products for the waterfed pole industry.
  • Steve Blyth talked about Artilery Spores and how to remove them.
  • Craig Harrison of Front9 Restoration showed everyone a new chemical for removing Battery Acid from concrete.
For those who missed this event because you’re a East Coast Window Cleaner, don’t worry. The next event is Oct. 22 at our NJ location. Click here to check out the line up of speakers.

Join the Squeegeelution!

Squeegeelution Decal

Exclusively Sold at J.Racenstein 

Squeegeelution Decals just came in stock!

If you are not familiar with “Squeegeelution” Click Here to learn the meaning of the design. This logo was designed by your fellow window cleaner, Chris Wilson from Ojai, CA. What once was only available as a screen print on T-shirts is now available in decal. Apply this to any piece of glass such as your work vehicle to show your love for the Squeegeelution!

Click here to check out the Squeegeelution line of Apparel offered at J.Racenstein.

J.Racenstein Catalog Photo Contest

Squeegee'd Window

We’re looking for pics that clearly show window cleaning tools doing their job, in your hands (or the hands of someone you work with). When possible the tools should be in as new condition as possible, but don’t hesitate to send in older equipment.

Specifically, we need photos that are bright, clear and hopefully colorful.

Click here to submit photos.

We’re looking for close-ups of your hands getting the job done:

  • A hand holding steel wool working on hard-water stains
  • A mop (t-bar) applying soapy water to glass
  • A squeegee removing soapy water
  • Before and after of a cleaning job, using a particular product (please name the product)
  • A hand holding a scraper on wet glass
  • A hand using a window cleaning rag or towel on glass or frames

Or, shots from further back that clearly show how a tool gets the job done.

  • A Ledger cleaning glass above a wide sill
  • A worker descending on a bosun’s chair (close up and/or further away)
  • A worker cleaning glass on a stack ladder
  • An extension pole being used to clean glass
  • Interesting water-fed pole shots
  • The inside of a tricked-out window cleaning van
  • A worker cleaning glass wearing one of J. Racenstein’s shirts
  • A worker coiling up a nice clean rope
  • A worker using a window cleaning bucket

The best photos submitted will win some great PRIZES:

· CLX Hybrid WF Pole 18ft (1)
· 3Star Hybrid WF pole 31ft (1)
· Ettore Yellow Sidekick BOAB Holster (5)
· Ettore 14″ Backfliip(2)
· Professional Window Cleaning Blue Sweatshirt (2)

Photos must be of high enough resolution to print in our high-gloss, color catalog. They must be at least 300dpi and at least several inches tall and/or wide. Set your digital camera to its highest resolution (example: Smaller photos may only be usable on the web site.

Click here to submit photos.


Irene Hits J.Racenstein Headquarters

After Hurricane Irene…

Hurricane Irene hits J.Racenstein Headquarters.

Take a look at this quick video taken in front of our New Jersey warehouse right on Henry St.

And Our New Entrance!

Thanks Irene!

Notice: Shipping may be delayed due to the hurricane.

Please read FedEx News to see if you have been affected.

Hotels To Stay At When Visiting JRC’s Carson Location

When visiting our California warehouse for seminars and such, here’s a list of hotels that are nearby that allow you to visit some great places in California as well as being at a close enough drive to the store.

Following Hotels are close to J. Racenstein

Double Tree LogoDoubleTree By Hilton
2 Civic Plaza
Carson, CA 90745

Howard Johnson Inn
3673 Torrance Bl
Torrance, CA 90503

Holiday InnHoliday Inn Hotel Torrance
19800 S. Vermont
Torrance, CA 90502

Comfort Inn & Suites
1390 West 186th St
Gardena Ca 90248

Staybridge Suites Torrance
19901 Prairie Ave
Torrance, CA 90503

Hampton InnHampton Inn Carson
767 East Albertoni Street
Carson, CA 90746

Beach Front Hotels  Below:

Beach House Hotel Hermosa
1300 The Strand
Hermosa Beach, CA

Hampton Inn & Suites
1530 Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Hotel Hermosa
2515  Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA

HiltonHilton Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA

Shorebreak Hotel &
Zimzala Restaurant

500 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA

Below not far from Beach, Knotts and Disney

Best WesternBest Western Regency Inn
19360 Beach Bl
Huntington Beach, CA

Howard Johnson-Express inn
17251 Beach Bl
Huntington Beach, CA

Mike Draper in New Jersey Warehouse Thursday & Friday

Mike Draper For those who are near our New Jersey warehouse, make sure to stop by Tomorrow and Friday so you can talk shop with Mike Draper.

Mike Draper is owner and operator of Clearly Windows of Central Illinois and regional sales rep for J.Racenstein Co.

Specializes in waterfed pole equipment.

Come in and learn something new one on one.