50 Year Anniversary

ICS 50th: Huey Miller, Jr.

Huey Miller, Jr., is a second-generation and 37-year veteran of the industry.

How would you best sum up the last 50 years (or the time that you’ve been a part) of the carpet cleaning/restoration industry?

I have seen it grow from a mom and pop and part-timers’ business into a worldwide industry.

In your opinion, what have been some of the most significant events and milestones to impact the industry over the past 50 years? What about some of the most significant people?

The associations have a great impact. The coming together of and meeting of the minds to put together standards, in my opinion, have been the biggest milestones

What are some of your fondest memories of being involved in the industry in years past?

Without the associations I would have never met guys like Cliff Zlotnik, Pete Consigli. Mike O’Riley, Mike McGuinness, Joe Lstiburek, Davidge Warfield, Byron Ware, Larry Robertson, Mac Pearce, Danny Greenblatt, Glen Feldman, Bob Allen, Joe Jones, Jeff Jones, Buzz Dohanian. Ron Reese, Michael Griggs and the many, many others whose contributions helped build our industry. I have fond memories of ASCR (RIA) board room wars, but fonder memories of the evenings after the wars

Moving forward, what do you see in store for the cleaning/restoration industry’s future?

I see restoration companies becoming bigger multi-location/regional/national shops. I see much more government regulation on the horizon. I think it will be hard for the smaller shops to compete, but I think in the residential/commercial carpet and rug cleaning industry, the boutique-type shops who cater to their customers will thrive.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to i Cleaning Specialist Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.


Beginning April 21, Google will start judging websites based on their mobile friendliness. What exactly does this mean to you cleaning website? Find out in the latest edition of The Hitman Advertising Show, which will also cover tips and suggestions on getting mobile compliant.
More Podcasts

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2015 April

The April ICS issue features content on concrete polishing, green cleaning, air duct cleaning, injection sprayers and new products.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
View Results Poll Archive


The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

More Products


Director_Buyer.jpgThe premier resource and reference guide for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Click here to view


facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png youtube_40px.png


Truckmount.jpgEquipment listings and specifications from the leading industry manufacturers.

Click here to view