What's shaking at ARCS

Lot's of things actually!

First up is the intermediate In-Plant Rug Cleaning Class

Date: April 2-4 2019
Location: Washington, D.C. - ACS-Ayoub Cleaning Service
Price: Member $975; Nonmember Price: $1800
IICRC Continuing Education: 12 credit hours

Armen Dohanian teaches this three-day course that blends classroom theory with hands-on practice. Covering the full wash process from check-in to finishing, students will learn universally applicable cleaning strategies and get hands-on experience on everything from rug ID and cleaning strategies to finishing and spotting techniques

2109 Convention: Date: May 2-4th Location: Indianapolis, IN
-Members: $650.00
- Nonmembers: $950c.
Join us for our 9th Annual Convention in Indianapolis! The annual convention is more about the business of rug cleaning that a cleaning class. For example;
-Brian Hanna, Hagopian Rugs (one of the larges cleaners in the country), Detroit, MI will give a presentation on satellite drop off location for your rug business.
-Jennifer Colaco, Oriental Rug Cleaning Co. Dallas, Simple Ways to Increase Revenues

Repair Class
Date: May 17-18, 2019 Location: Portland, OR - Renaissance Rug Cleaning Inc.
This is designed as an entry-level hand repair class, however, since this is at my shop and we have all the goodies
if a person comes in with basic unnerstands of repair we have no problem moving on to reweaves
Member Price: $975; Non-member Price: $1800
The class consists of two intensive eight-hour days. Fee for the class includes lunch for the two days, handouts, and all teaching materials.

ARCS/WoolSafe @ The Experience
ARCS is teaming up with WoolSafe to bring you a day full of information we are still building content for the event but Keep your eye open for this Date: Saturday 21st September – WoolSafe and ARCS Educational Conference

ARCS Turkey Trip
November 1–16, 2019
This isn't just a trip to Turkey this is a rug specific tour. Robert Mann is using his 30+ years of connections to get us into weaving workshops, repair and cleaning facilties and equipment manufacturers and pickled in with visits to local museums and historic places including:
  • Istanbul - Carpet museums, Aya Sophia, Mosques, wholesale carpet dealers, covered bazaar, markets, and an much more.
  • Bursa - Ancient silk production center
  • Ayvalik - spend an evening on the Aegean coast
  • Izmir - private tour of ATC - a premier carpet restoration facility. Ancient ruins of Ephesus, small village carpet production in Seljuk, visit a small neighborhood wash plant.
  • Central Anatolia - Aksaray, Guzelyurt, Ilhara Valley with its ancient Christian Churches, and on by bus to Kayseri.
  • Kayseri - Visit handmade carpet industry facilities scattered around the area.
  • Istanbul - back again for more sights, shopping, and great food.
  • *** $350 Non refundable deposit included.
For more Info visit ARCS website


Jun 20, 2016
Jeff T
Turkey in November?
Sounds awesome. Have you been to all places mentioned Randy?
Jeff @ Sierra Clean Care


Oct 12, 2006
Portland, Oregon
Turkey in November?
Sounds awesome. Have you been to all places mentioned Randy?
Jeff @ Sierra Clean Care

Just a couple of them Istanbul and Izmir.

The trip isn't just a trip to Turkey Robert Mann has lots of contacts so we will be getting into
all manner of rug cleaning, weaving, spinning, dyeing & repair operations you'd never see on a simple trip to Turkey
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Meg Walker

Feb 16, 2017
San Antonio, TX
Meg Walker
Are the Kings hosting the Indy event?
We will be touring 3 places, the Kings is one of them! Hope to see y'all thre!
  1. Heirloom Rug Cleaning- Hosted by David Sweet
    1. Tour 5/3, 9:30am –11:30am
    2. What separates Heirloom from other rug cleaners is our specialized equipment that safely and gently flushes away the vast amounts of soil trapped deep in rugs without abrasive scrubbing, harsh chemicals or power spraying that can damage fine rugs permanently. The result is the most thorough cleaning possible guaranteed!
  2. Lagenwalter- Hosted by Mitch & Jennifer Mauck
    1. Tour 5/3 - 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    2. Langenwalter has been in business since 1995. Serving over 25,000 residential and commercial customers we provide carpet cleaning, odor and stain removal, rug and upholstery cleaning as well as 24 hour emergency water restoration service. We are very excited to see everyone here in Indy this May!
  3. Oriental Rug Cleaning of Indianapolis- Hosted by Tom and Jordan King
    1. Tour 5/3- 3:30pm -5: 30pm
    2. Oriental Rug Cleaning of Indianapolis has been providing expert rug care to the Indianapolis area since 2008. Being a part of the family of brands, RG Decor & Sani-Bright, we offer our clients a broad range of products and services. From in-plant & on-location cleaning services to our 10,000 square foot retail showroom full of beautiful area rugs, flooring, custom furniture, & home decor. Through RG Decor we also offer complete design services with our degreed interior designers.
      We are excited to host ARCS Annual Convention attendees for an afternoon Garden Party and a complete tour of our service and retail facilities. We look forward to seeing all of you in Indianapolis!

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