Get in the Pit with Rick Aranda!

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    Those who have spent a moment with The Rick knows he bleeds Carpet Cleaning.

    You can't pay a guy enough to fake his t'ude.


    Let's find out what makes him tick..


    -Rick, aside from being a singer in a hard core punk band in the 80's, what else did you do for kicks before getting sucked into our industry?

    -Were you ever a cleaner?

    -Al Nessinger....s'plain please.

    -When it comes to selling new set ups,would you rather deal with the owner of a 20 truck company, or a one trucker looking to make a big move?

    -You just returned from Jon Don's CAD in Dallas. You must attend events like this 20 times a year. How much time do you spend after the shows sucking down beers with Tim Bakers and Steve Polouses compared to planing how to put them out of business? Must be tough, right?

    - Speaking of CADs, just how many Ball Park Franks can one company rep eat at these things before a guy pops an artery? How do you cleanse after weeks on the road?

    - In your opinion , what is THE ultimate van/ TM set up as of 12PM 4/16/15 (what would you buy?)

    -Bill calls tomorrow to tell you you're canned...Do you stay in the industry or look elsewhere?

    -Where will you retire? You've seen the whole country by now....

    -Trade shows.. How many does this industry NEED in one year...and where.

    -Best punk band ever?

    -Pick 5 industry super stars to spend the rest of your days on that deserted island with...

    -Death row meal...

    -Best prespray?

    -If you could take over ownership of ONE supply shop in the US, which one would it be?

    -Once those Bruders brothers retire and buy their own Hawaiian Island, do you move up to the top of the RPM food chain?

    - What dive bar are we hanging at in Clearwater next week?

    - party on garth.... :rockon:



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    -Rick, aside from being a singer in a hard core punk band in the 80's, what else did you do for kicks before getting sucked into our industry?

    I was a crew chief on F-16 fighters in the USAF. I worked as an A and P licensed mechanic before Mike Roden hired me into this great industry at Prochem in 1990. I guess at that time in my life if I wasn't singing gigs i would be out riding quads.
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    ....still, I bet some TM's left you scratching your head?
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    First off I need to drink lots and lots of water. After the CAD I feel almost like I used to feel after singing on stage. I'm exhausted. I give my all at these things. After weeks on the road believe it or not I like to jump in my RV and take my wife and two doggies camping fishing.
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    Mike Lockhart interviewed Rick about the new Pro 1200 yesterday..

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    That's impress engineering to make the install almost bullet proof! :cool:
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