ICS Magazine

Open Communications

December 4, 2000
Last month, I briefly discussed the IICRC Board of Directors. This time, I would like to talk about the board in more detail.

Four individuals and 16 associations own the IICRC. Each individual has a vote and each association has one voting representative. These people are very dedicated, hard working individuals who volunteer their time and work diligently to make the best decisions they can for you, the registrant. They do not receive any pay for the many hours they contribute. The reason I tell you about these people is because I have been very proud to work with them for more than 10 years. They don’t often get the credit or the recognition they deserve.

Also in last month’s column, I discussed how I would like to open better lines of communications with you. The IICRC is in the process of looking into an area on its website where you can let us know how we are doing. Until then, please use the names and phone numbers of the association representatives located at the end of this column. They are your contact with the Board. Please let them know your concerns. Also please let them know when you feel they are doing a good job.

The four individual shareholders are: Tom Hill, Darrell Paulson, Rodney Paulson and Lee Pemberton. The association representatives can be reached at:

Australian Restoration & Carpet Cleaners Assn.

John Hickey, 22/28 Vore Street Silverwater

Sydney NSW 2141 Australia

(002) 748-1370, fax (029) 748-4639

Association of Specialist in Cleaning & Restoration

William Warne, 10603 Metric Blvd. #104

Austin, TX 78758

(512) 837-1470, fax (512) 834-1657

Association of Wisconsin Cleaning Contractors

Bill Ortin, P.O. Box 263

Butler, WI 53007

(414) 783-7802, fax (414) 783-5350

Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest

Mike Morris, 1501 East 14th St.

McMinnville OR 97128

(503) 472-3889, fax (503) 435-0581

Carpet & FabriCare Institute

Lisa Wagner, 7848 Silverton Ave. # G

San Diego, CA 92126

(858) 566-3833, fax (858) 566-9142

Carpet & Rug Cleaners Institute of Illinois

George Binder, 604 North Elmhurst Rd.

Prospect Heights, IL 60070

(847) 870-7575, fax (847) 255-4885

Floorcovering Institute of Ontario/Certified Carpet & Fabricare Div.

Jim Darling, 200 Wicksteed Ave.

Toronto, ON N4G 2B6

(416) 421-5212, fax (416) 421-9884

International Society of Cleaning Technicians

Jerry Kessie, P.O. Box 17282

Clearwater, FL 33762

(727) 397-6397, fax (727) 391-2910

Mid-South Professional Carpet Cleaners Assn.

Ed Hobbs, 141 Desert Rd.

Corapeake, NC 27926-9729

(252) 465-8700

National Carpet Cleaners Assn.

Paul Pearce, Tangley Cottage Godstone Rd.

Bletchingley, Surrey, Eng RH14PL

(188) 374-3175, fax (188) 374-3412

National Upholstery & Carpet Cleaners Assn.

David Jones, 2/23-25 Tramore Pl., Kinnarney Hgts.

Sydney, NSW 2086 Australia

(099) 451-2875, fax (099) 975-4613

New England Institute of Restoration & Cleaning

Barry Lichtenstein, 3 Westgate Rd.

Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 875-1118, fax (508) 620-9272

New York Rug Cleaners Institute

Eileen Barkstedt, 23 Adams St.

East Rockaway, NY 11518

(516) 887-5437, fax (516) 887-5106

Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners Assn.

Pam Thompson, 6401 North Broadway #C

Denver, CO 80221

(303) 650-1400, fax (303) 650-9900

Professional Cleaning & Restoration Alliance

Mike Reed, 812 W. North Loop Blvd. # 103

Austin, TX 78756

(512) 454-8300, fax (512) 454-0756

Tri-State Restorers & Specialty Cleaners Assn.

Cliff Zlotnik, 1137 Braddock Ave.

Braddock, PA 15104

(412) 351-8686, fax (412) 351-1394

Finally, if all else fails and you need to discuss a concern, you can reach me personally at: Keystone Carpet & Furniture Cleaning, RR 5 Box 329A, Greensburg, PA 15601; (724) 423-5986, fax (724) 423-2030.

I would like to leave you with one final thought—the entire IICRC Board of Directors and staff has your interests in mind. We are cleaners and restorers just like you.