Lee Zimmerman is the co-owner of Keystone Carpet and Furniture Cleaning in Greensburg, Pa. He has been in the cleaning and restoration industry for 24 year, and has served on the IICRC Board of Directors for the last two years as 1st Vice President.
I have been watching the online bulletin boards and various other information sites and have noticed a lot of talk about the changes to the IICRC advanced designations. It certainly brings the saying, “ people resist change” into a whole new light.
When it comes to education and certification in the cleaning and restoration industry, it is important to look at where we have come from, where we are now and where we are going. To say that we have come a long way from when I started in this industry 26 short years ago would be a gross understatement.
Happy holidays to everyone. This is the time of year when we tend to both look to the future and reflect on the past year. Looking toward the future, we are busy building our business plans for next year and, and scheduling that vacation we missed last year.
A few months ago, the IICRC sent letters of non-compliance out to many certified firms, firms that were not following the policies and procedures set forth by the IICRC to maintain the highest level of professionalism in our industry.