Notice Jim Pemberton - Fabric Pro Upholstery Specialist Class for the West Coast!

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  1. Mikey P
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    A unique opportunity to attend the very best upholstery class for advanced cleaners in this industry on the West Coast

    3/23 and 3/24/18 in San Leandro California (near Oakland)


    Where Have All the Furniture Cleaning Specialists Gone? . . . .
    and who can I trust? . . . Two key questions asked by today's
    affluent consumers as well as their furniture retailers and
    interior designers.

    Through the 1970's and into the 1980's every community had
    a cleaner (or two) who specialized in higher value, delicate
    fabrics. These cleaners "asked a fair price" for their work,
    and had constant referrals from furniture stores, designers,
    fabric protection specialists and upholsterers.

    In the past decade or so, however, there are fewer and fewer
    cleaners willing (or even capable) to clean high value, or
    sensitive, delicate textiles.

    Why has this occurred?

    In my opinion, there are 3 key reasons why this
    situation exists today, and this is how I see them:

    #1 - Carpet cleaning has become comparatively easy,
    especially when compared with upholstery
    cleaning! Like it or not, cleaning a soiled
    recliner or chair is comparable to cleaning
    a heavily soiled main entry carpeted area!

    A combination of factors is responsible for
    this situation, starting with the fact
    that carpet is a much better quality product
    as it comes from the carpet manufacturer
    (even on the low end products).

    Combine this with greatly improved
    professional cleaning systems currently
    available which require lower technical
    skill levels, either in the residential or
    commercial areas, resulting in reduced labor
    costs and higher productivity.

    #2 - Upholstery cleaning professionals are faced
    with fewer "Problem Fabrics" than in the past.


    Synthetic fabric upholstered furniture is
    predominately preferred by consumers when
    furnishing homes with kids, pets & seniors.

    Once again, the availability of better
    equipment, tools & cleaning agents require
    lower technical skill levels, either in the
    residential or commercial areas. And, again
    the result is reduced labor costs along with
    moderately higher productivity.

    #3 - Industry wide focus & growth of certification
    courses featuring "Why" or "Knowledge" based
    training vs the "Why" + "How-to" & "Hands-on"
    of craftsman training courses.

    There is no question that the focus of the
    professional cleaning industry on certification
    classes has helped a wide variety of cleaners
    become competent in upholstery care.

    However, the courses are designed for "line
    technicians" only, with the focus on “why” and
    "the test", rather than the “How to” and Hands-on"
    of craftmanship training!

    In addition, the necessary structural
    requirements of the certification course allows
    little to no time for any true hands-on
    training in the standard two day format.

    Certification training structure contains no marketing
    guidelines, and little or no emphasis on making your
    business stand out as a FABRIC PRO SPECIALIST in your
    marketplace.

    How Can You Benefit From This ?

    These trends mean that, in your market place, once again
    there exists a gold mine of opportunity for a cleaning
    company who wants to be a specialist in high value and/or
    delicate, hard to clean fabrics!

    Additionally, if they can trust you with their high value
    pieces, they certainly will look to you when they need a
    professional to provide needed services for the rest of
    their valued household assets!


    The 'Fabric Pro Upholstery Specialist Workshop'!

    This unique two day course is absolutely not a "Prep" course
    to prepare you for another longer certification course.

    In this two day course you'll receive all the essential
    information not contained in other courses, without
    the mind numbing additional information on fabric names,
    dyeing processes, and chemistry that is “nice to know”,
    but rarely “need to know” information for the
    'Fabric Pro Upholstery Specialist.'


    In this class you will learn 'What to do" + "When to do it"
    as well as "How to do it . . . "Hands-On"!


    'Fabric Pro Upholstery Specialists' Must Sharpen These Skills:

    1. How to Set up and Start: A technician has to know how to
    talk to the customer about the cleaning job, plus how to
    neatly and efficiently set up the work area. This commonly
    overlooked skill is overlooked in training classes, and yet
    is critical to the outcome of the job. The best "test of this
    skill" is live role play where the cleaner needs to practice
    these vital communication skills.

    2. How to - Conduct Inspections,
    using a unique inspection
    guide that will help gain your customers' confidence, increase
    your ability to be paid what you are worth, and vastly decrease
    your liability all at the same time.

    3. How to - Conduct fiber and dye tests
    that are simple,
    reliable, and will help you determine the methods that will
    not just keep you out of trouble, but help you get spectacular
    results.

    4. How to Clean Upholstery from Start to Finish:
    It's not
    enough to just clean a cushion, or part of one. The technician
    must participate in performing each step of the cleaning
    process from the beginning to the end. Such seemingly simple
    things as where to start, how to hold the cleaning tool, and
    how to minimize fatigue all make a big difference.

    5. How to - Clean every fabric you encounter in the field,
    especially the new fabrics and styles that you never learned
    about in previous classes. This is not a "20th Century Class",
    but instead one that will teach you how to meet TODAY'S
    cleaning challenges.

    6. How to Clean Problem Fabrics: Cleaning fabrics that are
    known to bleed, brown, or have texture problems and NOT having
    those things happen greatly builds confidence so that when the
    technician faces their first "problem fabric" in the field,
    its not unfamiliar territory. Working with these fabrics in a
    real world setting will greatly lessen the chance that the
    cleaner will damage something in the field later.

    7. How to Solve Problems: How to remove water stains, correct
    texture distortion, and remove browning are all skills you
    should know to increase your confidence and improve your value
    as an important resource to your customer.

    8. How to Remove Spots and Stains:
    Spots and stains create
    many potential problems for cleaners, but the ability to remove
    them successfully can be the most important reason for someone
    to call you.

    9. How to Treat Upholstery for Odors: How to work with the
    unique problems that furniture and cushion construction create
    when treating upholstery for odor problems, and get great results.

    10. What & How to Use - Specialty Cleaning Agents for best results.
    This class is definitely NOT generic in nature, but instead focuses
    on the latest innovations in fabric cleaning products that are
    proven performers in the field.

    11. What & How to Use - Specialty Cleaning Tools that are both the
    most effective as well as the safest to use. You'll also discover
    what tools you may have in use that could cause you damage
    claims, if they have not already!

    12. How to prepare for effective application of the protector
    that you can guarantee.
    You'll learn about common cleaning
    methods that prevent your protector from working, and what to
    do about it!

    13. How to Sell and Apply Protector - and Guarantee it!
    Fabric protection is more important for furniture than it is
    for carpet, but few cleaners sell this service well. Learn
    how to demonstrate the value of the application your customers,
    and just as importantly, learn how to apply it so that it works
    and lives up to your customers' expectations!

    ************************
    Two Day - All New "Specialist" Course With "Hands On" Training

    Class size is very limited for personal attention purposes and capped at 15, 9 of which are spoken for already.
    A $100 deposit is required to hold your seat and full payment will be required Jan 1st.


    Location:
    Apply's Cleaning
    1660 Timothy Dr.
    San Leandro, CA 94577


    Instructor: Jim Pemberton
    Time: 8:00 AM – 5 PM each day
    Cost: $795.00 per student
    Good for 2 IICRC CEC's
    Lunch & Refreshments -- Compliments of Pembertons
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    How close to Ofer just in case I go play lumber jack and cut down trees at forest De Kolton?
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    Fly to Reno, we'll have some fun then drive up and over to Cali.

    Fly home from Oakland.
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    How do I enroll?
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    How do I enroll Mike? Would really like to take this class.
    Jeff @ SCC
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    Ok Jeff, I got you on the list. It will be great to have you
    Jim Pemberton will be in touch soon to collect a $100 deposit


    Thanks!!
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    Thank you Mike, I am looking forward to the class, and to meet some of the industry greats....
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    I'm in.
    Have Joe Apples call me to collect. Or let me know how to pay and when.
    3/24 is a Saturday. Yikes. -Evidently Joe is not that worried about his Mitsvas.

    Hey Richard, come to chop wood. Only three -or so hours drive. Free accommodations, food, all you can drink whisky and all you can carry chopped wood.
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    im not sure if ive had my mid life crisis yet, but im sure jim and joe have
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    I am a new convert.
    Right now I am looking at:
    • Elijah Craig small batch Kentucky straight bourbon whisky.
    • An Armagnac
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    • Glenrothers- Sherry cask reserve-Single malt.
    But I'm a noob with heavy duty alcohol and don't drink that much. Still developing the taste and still prefer beer.
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