Join ARCS for rugs, art, great food, history and culture.
Early Bird Registration thru July 1, 2019
ARCS Member: $2,950.00 Non-member: $3,400.00 Single Occupancy Accommodation: $400
General Registration - July 2, 2019 - September 31, 2019
ARCS member $3,150.00 Non-member $3,600.00 Single Occupancy Accommodation: $400 *** $350 Non refundable deposit included.
We will visit a number of different cities and villages, meeting people all along the way, including:
Istanbul - Carpet museums, Aya Sophia, Mosques, wholesale carpet dealers, covered bazaar, markets
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
Hot Air Balloon Excursion- additional cost of $150-$200/person, contact Ann Marie for advance registration
Kayseri - Visit handmade carpet industry facilities scattered around the area.
Istanbul - back again for more sights, shopping, and great food.
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Registration includes lodging, meals (no alcohol), site admission(s) and travel within Turkey. Registration is double occupancy, single occupancy is an additional fee. Roundtrip airfare to Turkey is not included with registration fee, however group travel will be arranged from Chicago to Istanbul for those interested.
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Please call Ann Marie Thompson at 503-949-9700 to arrange payment after filling out this form
2019/12 - Introduction to Rug Care, Winter (Online) Non-Member
Date: December 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th 2019 Time: 3 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. EST Location:Online IICRC Continuing Education: 6 credit hours
The Intro to Rug Care course is an online class taught by fourth-generation cleaner Armen Dohanian of Oriental Rug Cleaning in Dallas, Texas. The class consists of four 80-minute sessions designed for new employees or those new to the rug cleaning industry. Some of the topics covered include the cleaning process, fibers and chemistry, rug construction and basic rug ID. Give your new employees a crash course in the rug cleaning process.
Date: January 20-22, 2020 Location: Ayoub Cleaning Service, Washington, DC 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 techniques and get hands-on experience on everything from rug ID and cleaning strategies to finishing and spotting skills.
Ben Knause and Randy Hyde lead a two day intensive, hands-on dye correction class introduces chemicals and techniques used to remove dye run and dye stains commonly used in wash plants around the world. Participants get ample time to experience wash floor stripping, spot dye removal, and fringe color correction with reducing agents and oxidizers. As a bonus, attendees leave with a general formulation guide to the products used during the event and a list of various suppliers.
Date: April 29 to May 2, 2020 Location:St. Louis, MO Price: TBD IICRC Continuing Education: TBD
ARCS will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary in style in St. Louis, MO!
Woodard Cleaning & Restoration will be hosting us in their home base, equipped with a state of the art cleaning plant and solar powered training facility for their team of more than 200 specialists and a fleet of more than 100 vehicles.
We will also tour the St. Louis Art Museum’s James F. Ballard Rug Exhibit.
Randy and Val Hyde of Renaissance Rug Cleaning in Portland, Oregon will teach this intense two day, hands-on repair class. They will take students through some of the most common repair techniques for cleaning businesses, including a variety of end and edge repairs, repairing splits, ways to hang rugs and more.
To be a member of ARCS, companies and individuals must be dedicated to the association's highest standards. Our members are experienced professionals committed to the highest levels of customer service, technical knowledge and business management in the rug cleaning industry.
Please browse our member directory to find the rug care specialist located closest to you.