He started learning how to do pressure washing about a year and a half ago, he said after the two-hour Big Idea final.
Following the 10 adult contestants in pitching ideas was Schimek, who plans to offer landscaping, cleanup, snow removal and other services to businesses needing to freshen up their external look.
If all goes well, he added, he’ll be able to look back on whatever Pristine Clean becomes as the seed for his own construction business.
“Until a year ago, I hadn’t thought to turn this into a business,” Schimek said.
Casey Schiel of North Platte, last year’s inaugural Big Idea winner for his children’s “door night light,” was one of the five judges for Wednesday night’s finals.
He plans to study construction at North Platte Community College, followed by the University of Nebraska at Kearney if he goes for a four-year degree, Schimek said.
Others were Lewys Carlini of Eagle’s North Platte office; Sheri Bourne, owner of Gateway Realty; Cory Johanson, a FNBO-North Platte vice president; and Brandon Jones, owner of Beveridge Inc. and 2021-22 North Platte chamber board chairman.