One-Day In-Person Rug Washing Workshop - 07/28/22

One-Day In-Person Rug Washing Workshop - 07/28/22

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Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location Address: 493 Bev Road Youngstown OH, 44512

Cost: Registration is $450 for each student attending

Includes a full day of interactive, hands-on activity. Instructors will cover the 7 elements of rug care. Emphasis on best practices for Dust, Wash, Rinse, and Dry. Demonstrations for start-ups on a minimal budget and space, like a vehicle garage setting to a scale of whole commitment to operate it as a stand-alone professional business.

Meet the Instructors

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.



Tom Monahan

Tom Monahan founded Wolverine Carpet and Furniture Cleaning along with Area Rug Cleaning Company back in 1977. He successfully operated the businesses until he sold them both in 2019. As one that has been in the trenches, he personally knows the struggles and has successfully navigated through the varied economic climates that spanned over his 42 years in the on-location and in-plant cleaning industry.

Back in 2007 he entered an industry that designs, manufactures and sells rug cleaning equipment. The company known as Centrum Force. Since then has been providing a huge amount of passion and enthusiasm for the business, the craft, and the people in it. In 2012 he managed the acqusition of the legendary company having now over a 70 year legacy, MOR Time Saving Equipment. Tom emerged in these enterprises, not as manufacturing executive or engineer, but as rug washer; who to this day has worked in the field and consulted in shops to deliver the very best cleaning services to our customers. The goal was to create equipment that could both delight our customers and make our businesses more successful. Equipment that could give the ability to do more in less time and with less money and labor.

Centrum Force is all about bringing those same things to your rug cleaning enterprise.

Workshop functions will be held at the Area Rug Cleaning Company's facility in Youngstown OH:

Area Rug Cleaning Company
493 Bev Road
Youngstown OH, 44512

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