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ARCS Members

ARCS members are experienced professionals committed to the highest levels of customer service, technical knowledge and business management in the rug cleaning industry.

Membership in ARCS

Membership in ARCS is open to any firm which cleans, repairs, services, or otherwise maintains area rugs, as long as 95 percent of the work is done at the member's cleaning facilities and not subcontracted.

Consumer Confidence 

ARCS membership drives consumer confidence. Consumers have a choice when choosing a firm to clean their area rugs. ARCS membership is key to building marketplace credibility and long-standing customer relationships. Consumers can be confident ARCS members are synonymous with professional excellence, customer service, and upholding the highest industry standards.

Educational Programs

ARCS educational program is designed specifically to create a competitive advantage for members by improving their knowledge and understanding of the care of hand-made and machine-made rugs and keeping them abreast of the latest technology.

Courses are taught by industry experts at the highest levels in the field, who not only teach rug cleaning, but make their living cleaning rugs. ARCS courses are complemented by plant tours, where members can experience the wide variety of cleaning techniques.

Networking Opportunities

ARCS networking opportunities are among the most valuable aspects of association membership. ARCS provides members the opportunity to improve their skills by tapping into the collective wisdom of the most knowledgeable experts in the rug cleaning industry. Networking opportunities occur at association meetings and classes, as well as through phone and email communication among members.

ARCS Newsletter 

The ARCS Newsletter is another way to share information among ARCS members. The newsletter is published quarterly.

Membership Fee
The membership and associate member fee is $600/year.

Associate Membership

Associate memberships are available to anyone who are:

  • Appraisers
  • Dealers
  • Consultants
  • Others with a vested interest in rug care

Discount Program
The Association of Rug Care Specialists is pleased to offer a discount program that offers discounted rates or fees.

  • Centrum Force
    Contact: Tom Monahan
    Phone: 866-652-8778
    Cambridge Heater SA250,
    State: MI
    Discount: $6500 plus freight for package

  • Wundergrip
    Contact: Michael Dunphy
    Phone: 610-459-8700
    Wundergrip Rug Pad
    State: PA
    Discount: 5% Discount on 1 single Wundergrip Pad order per calendar year

  • Rug Pad Wizard
    Contact: Doug Hewitt
    Phone: 800-275-0915
    Rug Pad/Eco Products and Evergrip
    State: NC
    Discount: 2% with Net 30 Cash/Check/ACH

  • MasterBlend
    Contact: Aaron Groseclose
    All Adco Catalogue Supplies
    State: CO
    Discount: 10% discount + free freight for MasterBlend chemicals on website with $150 min order. The promo code for the ARCS members is arcs18.
    This code will expire on 12/31/2018. The customer must login in order to view and apply the promo code, so they will have to create an account on the Adco website if they do not already have one. The discount only applies to MB chemicals (10%).

  • Jondon
    Contact: Ryan Meier
    Phone: 314-994-0950
    Cleaning Supplies & Equip
    State: IL
    Discount: 15% on orders over $500 with free shipping on applicable items* (pending hazmat fees/weight etc.).
    Includes scrubbers and portables. Not applicable with any other discounted pricing, Currently call the St. Louis office (314)994-0950 and ask for Ryan Meier. He will make arrangements with your city. Promo code to be put in place but please use this in the interim.

  • NC Carpet
    Contact: Mel Maher
    Phone: 973-481-3500
    Carpet Machinery
    State: NJ
    Discount: 10% Discount on Machinery. Mention you are with ARCS

  • WoolSafe
    Contact: Ruth Travis
    Phone: +44-1943-850-817
    State: West Yorkshire,Great Britain
    Discount: During the checkout process use the code ARCS to receive 10% off .
    10% off the Annual WoolSafe Service Provider. Company will be listed on

Click here for details about our Associate Membership

Journeyman Membership

The Association of Rug Care Specialists is pleased to offer a new level of membership, The Journeyman. This membership option is for the non-rug cleaning professional seeking to learn more about the rug cleaning industry.
Click here for details about our Journeyman Membership