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CFI Chapter Updates

May 4, 2009
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CFI Los Angeles Chapter Director Vince Attardo has confirmed that the May meeting will feature special guest speaker, CFI supporter, and IICRC guru Darrell Paulson from Advanced Restoration Specialist Inc.

Darrell will be speaking on “The State of the Cleaning and Restoration Industries.” There will be no charge to CFI members ($15 for non-members). As a bonus there will be an all-you-can-eat BBQ. The meeting will be held at Coastline Environmental Solutions. For information call Vince at (800) 847-3867 or e-mail

Orange/Inland Empire Chapter Director Graham Bedwell announces that the May meeting will feature “Xactimate and Sewer Remediation” with Pat Moffett at ACR Services in San Bernardino. Details are soon to be announced.

There will be a CFI meeting at Routley Enterprises 1323 Logan Avenue, Costa Mesa on June 2 (details to be announced), and for the planners, a meeting to be held at Routley Enterprises Oct. 7 featuring PROCHEM Western Sales Manager Tim Baker. As a special CFI membership bonus, Routley Enterprises is offering CFI members a 20 percent discount on chemicals.

Central Coast/Northern California Chapter Director Rick Lewis reports that the “McVolunteer Day” cleaning project at the Ronald McDonald House in Stanford was very successful. There were 13 “McCFI” members who participated. Companies included: Lewis Carpet Cleaners, San Mateo; Elegant Floors, Mountain View; Carpet Maintenance Cleaning Supplies, San Mateo; Flawless Cleaning; Pacific Grove; McNevin, South San Francisco; and Cole Carpet Cleaners from the Bay Area. Extra special thanks our good friends at CTI Pro`s Choice who donated all the cleaning supplies, and provided free spotting kits valued at $100 to all the companies that volunteered.

The “Cleaners Coffee Club” held at ProLine Carpet Maintenance Supply is going strong at their locations in San Carlos and Sacramento. Everyone is invited to join in for free. The meetings in Sacramento are held on the first Monday of every month; the meetings in San Carlos are held on the first Tuesday of every month. For further information call Rick Lewis at (650) 766-5630.

Arizona Chapter Director Norma McCormick reports that CFI members are pitching in to do a charity event for “Maggie’s Place,” a home for unwed moms in the Valley. CFI members will be donating time and materials to clean the tile, carpet, and upholstery at their three houses and staff house.

The chapter meeting on May 12 will be held at Allen Equipment 600 S.56th Street, Suite 3, in Chandler from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. They will cover “Accelerating Your Business to the Next Level.” For information call Norma McCormick at Guaranteed Clean Carpet Systems at (480) 821-1481.

The June meeting will be a potluck dinner; watch for details. And be sure to visit the unofficial to see some new and gently used equipment for sale.

The Arizona “CFI Master Mind Group” invites everyone to breakfast at the Roadhouse on 24th Street and University in Phoenix on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 am. For information call Norma or e-mail

San Diego Chapter Director Gabe Mathews invites everyone to our monthly breakfast meeting that is held on the first Tuesday of each month, 7:30 am, at The Original Pancake House, 3906 Convoy St. San Diego.

Beginners and veterans are invited; just pay for your own breakfast and network with other cleaners, restorers, rug cleaners and suppliers. You can gain knowledge on what works and what doesn’t in chemicals, marketing, procedures, machinery, etc. For information call Gabe at (619) 454-0497.

The new CFI mailing address is P.O. Box 3718 Granada Hills, CA 91394. There is also a new fax line: (818) 831-6622. The main phone number remains 800-CARPET-9.

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