In this podcast episode of Titan Talks, host Jonathan Stern interviews Rick Doria, owner of Centex Pressure Washing in San Marcos, Texas. Rick shares his professional journey, starting as a pressure washer vent hood tech while in college in 2003 then working his way up under the guidance of the previous owner. After 18 years working in another role, Rick returned to Centex when offered to buy the business which he significantly improved, expecting a 50% profit increase within the first year. He shares that the secret to his success is building a culture of respect and mutual accountability in his team, considering them co-workers not subordinates. Now, he aims to expand his business to become a one-stop-shop for kitchen needs, but is challenging himself not to grow the business too quickly. His advice to other entrepreneurs is to move step by step, taking on and improving one thing at a time.