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
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.