Centrum-Force workshops are held in a state-of-the-art rug cleaning plant in Wayne, Michigan, just minutes away from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. You will walk away with a solid grasp of every phase of rug washing, from pre-inspection and dusting, to washing, drying and finishing. You'll explore both traditional and automated techniques, methods, and the proper use of cleaning solutions. You'll also learn key concepts related to shop management and marketing.
Date: March 26, 2020
Registration: $399 per person
Included: Lunches and any break refreshments are included
Not Included: Shuttle service or transportation to and from the airport.
Please register multiple attendees one at a time so we can
keep track of dietary information.
All Events Subject to Time Changes
Thursday: March 26, 2020
7:30 - 8:00: Registration and meet and greet over coffee or tea
8:00 - 8:30: Orientation of shop layout and review day of activity
8:30 - 9:00: Walk through and I can explain the flow of rug care from
check-in to dusting, to washing, to spin drying, to hanging to dry, etc.
9:00 - 11:45: On the wash floor for Hands-On discussions and demonstrations
- First part talk about rug construction
- Discuss approach to washing given rug type
- Break of into groups and process rugs up until lunch
12:00 - 1:00: Break for lunch - A light lunch and beverage will be provided. A discussion over lunch what all had just witnessed on the wash floor and entertain questions while eating.
1:00 - 2:00: Assemble in conference room for Marketing Presentation by Timothy Miller from Local Search Essentials.
2:00 - 5:00: Back to the wash floor for more instruction and entertain questions
5:00: Break for dinner - Everyone is on their own
To register for this workshop, go to the top of the page, enter the number of participants, and click Add to proceed to check out
Doug Heiferman - has trained and motivated thousands of individuals in the field of textile cleaning and restoration services throughout the United States for the past 25 years. He is an IICRC Approved Instructor, Certified Master Textile Cleaner, FCITS Certified Carpet Inspector, NYS Licensed Mold Remediation Supervisor, NYS Licensed Home Inspector Trainer, and additionally holds certification in upholstery cleaning, odor control, water damage, repair and reinstallation, health and safety and color repair.
As an IICRC Approved Instructor Doug teaches a wide array of classes including IICRC certified carpet, upholstery and odor control technician. He also offers specialized training classes in water damage restoration, leather, oriental rugs, rug cleaning, tile and grout, wood as well as marketing and management seminars.
One of Doug’s favorite classes to teach is hands-on rug cleaning. Doug is an admirer of the beauty and cultural aspects woven treasures have to offer and enjoys sharing this passion with his students. In addition to his love of teaching, Doug provides consulting, business development and technical support services through his company DH Seminars. The reward is to see students become skilled technicians and the small business owner to grow and prosper.
Doug has worked his way up in the industry with his beginnings as an owner/operator of a successful textile cleaning and restoration company in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Prior to working in the industry he gained valuable business experience working for Fortune 500 corporations in the areas of finance and customer service. He has college degrees in Business Administration and Political Science.
Doug resides in New York with his wife, Mary and daughter, Erin. When not working Doug enjoys the outdoors and always loves a good meal.
Workshop functions will be held at the Area Rug Cleaning Company's facility in Wayne, Michigan:
Area Rug Cleaning Company
35337 E Michigan Ave
Wayne, MI 48184
There are a large number of hotels located within 10 miles of the Area Rug Cleaning Company's facility.