Date: September 8, 9, and 10, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, NV
ARCS, The Association of Rug Care Specialists, is offering all Experience participants a chance to learn from some of the most experienced and skilled rug washers in the country. This is one of the best educational and technical learning opportunities at The 2021 Fall Experience Event in Las Vegas! From rug cleaning to repairs, we will cover it all. Earn IICRC Credits. Enter to Win some amazing prizes!
Come visit us at our booth and The Rug Cleaning Pavilion!!
2021 TRADE SHOW HOURS:
- DAY 1: Wednesday, September 8th - 4:00 - 8:00 pm
- DAY 2: Thursday, September 9th - 2:30 - 6:00 pm
- DAY 3: Friday, September 10th - 12:00 - 3:00 pm
ARCS - Viscose – Presenter: Kash Sobhe. Whether we like it or not, viscose rugs are here to stay. Most often, the problem is not the viscose but the cleaner's lack of experience, knowledge, finesse, understanding of chemistry and task appropriate cleaning and extraction equipment. Kash Sobhe has perfected methods that will dispel fear, promote confidence and deliver great results when cleaning these rugs.
Wholesale Instead of No Sale – Panel: Jennifer Colaco, Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., Dallas, TX; Meg Walker Aladdin Rug Cleaning, San Antonio, TX; Robert Mann, Mann Rugs, Denver, CO. Overview: Carpet cleaning and restoration businesses are always looking for ways to diversify and add revenue. Rug Cleaning is usually on their radar. There is no need to invest thousands of dollars in equipment, training and space. The easiest and most profitable way to offer rug cleaning is to partner with a well-established, successful and reputable in-plant rug cleaner in your area. Jennifer, Meg and Robert work closely servicing a large base of wholesale customers and share how this program can be a win-win for the carpet/restoration industry and rug cleaning plants.
Kash Sobhe - Director at Large
Kash Sobhe; Kash is the FIRST and ONLY Certified Master Rug Cleaner in the entire greater Los Angeles area. Kash is also a WoolSafe Certified Fiber Care Specialist and a Certified Color Restoration Specialist. He has grown up caring for rugs and will continue the family business. He graduated in Business Marketing from California State University Northridge.
Jennifer Vickery Colaco - President
Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., Inc.
Jennifer Vickery Colaco; Jennifer has served on the ARCS Board of Directors since 2017, as member-at-large, Vice President and is now the current president. She is Office Manager at Oriental Rug Cleaning Co. in Dallas, Texas and is the fourth generation of her family to be involved in the flooring business. She is a Certified Rug Specialist and Master Rug Cleaner.
Megan Walker - Past President
Aladdin Cleaning & Restoration
Meg Walker; Meg is Vice President of Aladdin Cleaning & Restoration in San Antonio, Texas. Upon graduation from Texas Christian University in 2004, Meg began her career at Aladdin in accounting, marketing and HR. In 2016 she graduated from the Master Rug Cleaner Program. Meg has served on the ARCS Board of Directors since 2016, as Secretary, President and currently as Past President.
Robert Mann Rugs
Robert Mann; Robert is the owner of Robert Mann Rugs in Denver, Colorado. His technical expertise is unrivaled having worked extensively in rug production, weaving design, dying, carpet finishing and washing, both domestically and internationally. Robert is generous with his knowledge and is a great resource for our industry.