SummerFest XIII July 20-24 2011 – Norwich CT

The SummerFest Committee is proud to announce the

13TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST

by Carpet Cleaners, for Carpet Cleaners.

Date: July 20-24 2011
Where: Hartford CT (Norwich)
Host: Al Sims

Education @ SummerFest
This years IICRC certification course will be 3 day Water Damage Restoration, instructor Dennis Klager. This will be one of the first IICRC WRT courses with the new manuals for professional water damage restoration.

Course fee is only $50!! Seats will go quick, register NOW – (440-296-9322) or RSVP on Facebook for the WRT SummerFest class.

Friday Banquet Dinner July. 22, 2011
On Friday evening we have our annual banquet / awards dinner at Modesto’s Restaurant 10 Connecticut 32, North Franklin, CT 06254. We hope you will attend, as it is always great fun for all.
SummerFest XII- Salt Lake City  Sept 9-11 2010

Saturday Demos
On Saturday July 23, 2011 we will be holding our yearly demos at Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning and Restoration 215 Lebanon Ave. Colchester, CT. 06415. There will be truckmounts, low moisture equipment and more. Be sure to attend this ‘hands on’ part of our event. There will be competitions, prizes, raffle and more.

SummerFest Hotel

Comfort Suites Norwich – 275 Otrobando Ave Norwich CT 06360 (860)892-9292
$99 King or Double – Must mention SUMMERFEST to get special rate (reg $139).

Tentative schedule , check back for updates / changes
SummerFest WebSite – www.GoToSummerFest.com


SummerFest XIII Schedule 2011


Wednesday July 20, 2011 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

8:00 – 5:00 pm IICRC Course – Day 1 @ Comfort Suites Norwich – 275 Otrobando Ave Norwich CT 06360

12:00am – 1:00pm – Lunch @ Buddys Burgers

6:30 Dinner @ Mohegan Sun Casino (60 restaurants on site) Fireworks display at 9pm

8:00- 11:00 pm Hotel Lounge – get to know each other, hang out in hotel sports lounge.


Thursday July 21, 2011 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

8:00 – 5:00 pm IICRC Course – Day 1 @ Comfort Suites Norwich – 275 Otrobando Ave Norwich CT 06360

12:00am – 1:00pm – Lunch @ KFC / Taco Bell

6:30 Dinner @ Foxwoods Casino Buffet

8:00- 11:00 pm Hotel Lounge – get to know each other, hang out in hotel sports lounge.


Friday July 22 2011 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

8:00 – 5:00 pm IICRC Course -Day 2 @ Comfort Suites Norwich – 275 Otrobando Ave Norwich CT 06360

12:00am – 1:00pm – Lunch @ Subway


ANNUAL FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET

7:00pm Annual SummerFest Friday Night Banquet – @ Modesto’s Restaurant 10 Connecticut 32, North Franklin, CT 06254

If you are thinking of attending, please contact Andrechelle Cermak @ 440-296-9322 or andrechelle (AT) GoToSummerFest.com .


Saturday July 23 2011 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

@ Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning and Restoration 215 Lebanon Ave. Colchester, CT. 06415

9:00am to 9:15amAl Sims – Welcome to SF XIII

9:30am – 10:30am – Tom CermakNetworking

10:30am – 11:30 am – Dennis Klager – Success – Measuring your level of success

11:30 am – 12:00pm – Annual Round Table –

  • SummerFest XIV 2012 Location Announcement
  • Nominate locations for 2013 SummerFest XV
  • State of the Industry discussion, comments

11:45am – 1:00pm – Lunch @ BBQ @ Al’s Shop

11:30pm – 6:00pm – Demos. Various equipment, products and methods on display. Hands-On.

2:00pm – 3:00pmSFSMC – SummerFest Spot Master Championship – Spot Removal Competition
– Who will be crowned 2011 Spot Master? Friendly competition with prize and trophies for winners. Think you are the best? Prove it!

3:00pm – 6:00pm – Demos (continued). Various equipment, products and methods on display. Hands-On.

6:30pm Dinner Location: @ Al’s house


Sunday July 24 2011

Fishing Information:

Fishing aboard The Black Hawk party boat on Sunday.
http://www.blackhawksportfishing.com/ July 24th. You will need about $70 to cover everything. Trip fee, rod and reel rental and Pool for biggest fish.

I can arrange other trips for those interested, night time Striper Fishing is hot right now. Contact Al Sims 860-334-3235

8:00am – 12:00pm – Breakfast and talking

12:00 or later – Disperse

Tentative schedule , check back for updates / changes

For more information on this years’ event please visit www.GoToSummerFest.com or contact Andrechelle Cermak at 440-296-9322

Click here to visit SummerFest archive website

RSVP for SummerFest XIII – July 20-24 2011 Norwich CT

Please RSVP for SummerFest XIII – July 20-24 2011 in Norwich CT

No postage necessary, just click the stamp to RSVP via Facebook.

Date: July 20-24 2011
Where: Hartford CT (Norwich)
Host: Al Sims

Education @ SummerFest
This years IICRC certification course will be 3 day Water Damage Restoration, instructor Dennis Klager. This will be one of the first IICRC WRT courses with the new manuals based on the new / updated S500 standard for professional water damage restoration.
Thank you Bridgepoint for offering us a great deal on these fresh new text books for the SummerFest class!  Course fee is only $50!! Seats will go quick, register NOW – (440-296-9322) or RSVP on Facebook for the WRT SummerFest class, click here!

Friday Banquet Dinner July. 22, 2011
On Friday evening we have our annual banquet / awards dinner at TBA.  We hope you will attend, as it is always great fun for all.
SummerFest XII- Salt Lake City  Sept 9-11 2010

Saturday Demos
On Saturday July 23, 2011 we will be holding our yearly demos at TBA. There will be truckmounts, low moisture equipment and more. Be sure to attend this ‘hands on’ part of our event. There will be competitions, prizes, raffle and more.

SummerFest Hotel

Comfort Suites Norwich –  275 Otrobando Ave Norwich CT 06360  (860)892-9292
$99  King or Double – Must mention SUMMERFEST to get special rate.

Tentative schedule , check back for updates / changes
SummerFest WebSite – www.GoToSummerFest.com

SummerFest XIII Updated Info | Date | Hotel | Class

Carpet Cleaners SummerFest XIII 2011

SummerFest XIII 2011 - Norwich CTThe professional carpet cleaners annual gathering (SummerFest) has announced dates,  hotel and other info, mark your calendar:  July 20-24 2011 Norwich CT

Comfort Suites Norwich
275 Otrobando Ave Norwich CT 06360
(860) 892-9292 or (800) 847-7848

$99  King or Double – Must mention SUMMERFEST to get special rate.

Newly remodeled Sauna, Jacuzzi, and Indoor Heated Pool.

Comfort Suites Norwich located in Southeastern Connecticut is the smart way to stay while visiting the Norwich area.  Whether traveling to Norwich for business or leisure, the Comfort Suites is conveniently located to attractions and the I-395 business highway.

Offering a complimentary Savory Starts breakfast each morning will give you the energy you need to have a successful business day or enjoy Historic Norwich or any of the surrounding areas such as Mystic where you can enjoy the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and the Olde Mystick Village. Comfort Suites Norwich offers a free shuttle to and from Mohegan Sun Casino where you will receive a complimentary casino bonus package. Stay connected with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet & business center.

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets shopping center, Long Island Sound and Stonington Vineyards are less than 30 miles away.

A variety of restaurants are located in the area. Bob’s Place is located on the premises; be sure to visit for daily drink specials.

Full-service amenities and features include:
Free transportation to the Mohegan Sun Casino
(5:00pm – 12:00am Sunday – Thursday; 4:00pm – 2:00am Friday and Saturday. Must be 21 years of age)
Free wireless high-speed Internet access
Free full breakfast
Free weekday newspaper
Free local calls
Same day laundry / dry cleaning service
Guests will also enjoy FREE 24-hours coffee, fitness room, sundeck, sauna, indoor heated pool and hot tub.

SummerFest XIII 2011 – Location Announced

The SummerFest Committee is proud to announce the

13TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST

by Carpet Cleaners, for Carpet Cleaners.

Date: July 20-24 2011

Where: Hartford CT   (Norwich CT)

Comfort Suites Norwich – (860)892-9292
275 Otrobando Ave Norwich CT 06360
$99  King or Double – Must mention SUMMERFEST to get special rate.

Please check back for updates.
SummerFest WebSite – www.GoToSummerFest.com

SummerFest XII 2010 Salt Lake City UT

12TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST

by Carpet Cleaners, for Carpet Cleaners.

SummerFest for Carpet CleanersDate: Sept. 9,10,11 – 2010
Where: Salt Lake City UT
Host: Superior Cleaning Solutions

Education @ SummerFest
This years IICRC certification course was the (CMT) Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician course. Instructor Dennis Klager (Bridgepoint). Tours of Superior Cleaning Solutions, Bridgepoint. Thanks to Bridgepoint and special thanks to Dennis!

Friday Banquet Dinner Sept. 10, 2010
On Friday evening we have our annual banquet  dinner was at Good Wood BBQ Co.

Saturday Demo Day
On Saturday Sept. 11, 2010  Superior Cleaning Solutions in Orem, Utah hosted the annual Demo Day.

    2010 Man of the Year – Scott Warrington
    2010 Woman of the Year – Lora Olson
    2010 Carpet Cleaner of the Year – Cory Kenyon

2010 Man of the Year - Scott Warrington | 2010 Woman of the Year Lora Olson | 2010 Carpet Cleaner of the Year - Cory Kenyon
SummerFest 2010 Spot Master Champions – Ken Raddon and Terry Pickle

‎2010 Spot Master Champions

Thanks to all our supporters for another great SummerFest event. See you next year in Connecticut!
SummerFest WebSite – www.GoToSummerFest.com


SummerFest XII Schedule 2010


Thursday Sept 9, 2010 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

8:00 – 5:00 pm IICRC CMT Course – Day 1 @ Hampton Inn & Suites

12:00am – 1:00pm – Lunch – In N Out Burger 350 East University Parkway Orem, UT 84058

6:30 Dinner @ Golden Corral – 225 West University Parkway Orem, UT 84058

8:00- 11:00 pm Meeting Room – get to know each other, hang out in meeting room or restaurant.


Friday Sept 10 2010 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

8:00 – 5:00 pm IICRC CMT Course -Day 2 @ Hampton Inn & Suites

12:00am – 1:00pm – Lunch TBA

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tour Bridgepoint

ANNUAL FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET

7:00pm Annual SummerFest Friday Night Banquet – @ Good Wood BBQ Co 777 East University Parkway Orem, UT 84097


Saturday Sept 11 2010

@ Superior Cleaning Solutions – 948 N. 1610 W. OREM, UT 84057

10:45 am – 11:00am – Annual Round Table –

  • SummerFest XIII 2011 Location Announcement
  • Nominate locations for 2012 SummerFest XIV

11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch BBQ

1:00pm – 6:00pm – Demos. Various equipment, products and methods on display. Hands-On.

2:00pm – 3:00pmSFSMC – SummerFest Spot Master Championship
– 2010 Spot Master Champions – Ken Raddon and Terry Pickle

3:00pm – 6:00pm – Demos (continued). Various equipment, products and methods on display. Hands-On.

6:30pm Dinner Location: Tucanos Brazilian Grill 4801 North University Avenue, Provo, UT


Sunday Sept 12 2010

8:00am – 12:00pm –  Breakfast and talking

12:00 or later – Disperse

Tentative schedule , check back for updates / changes

For more information on next years’ event please visit www.GoToSummerFest.com or contact Andrechelle Cermak at 440-296-9322

Click here to visit SummerFest archive website

RSVP for CMT Course at SummerFest XII

Please RSVP for the IICRC Certification course at SummerFest – (CMT) Commercial Carpet Maintenance TechnicianRSVP for SummerFest XII

The 2010 SummerFest XII Class, an IICRC certification course, will be the (CMT) Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician course. Instructor Dennis Klager (Bridgepoint)

Thursday 9/9 and Friday 9/10 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at Location Hampton Inn & Suites 851 West 1250 South Orem, UT 84058    (801) 426-8500 –  Get Directions

This course is being offered for the amazing price of only $50 per student (book fee). Hurry limited seating available.

This is an IICRC certification class. The fee for certifications test will be an additional $50.00 fee payable (to IICRC) on the day of the exam which will be on Friday 9/10 at approximately 2:00pm. Test is optional.

Anyone interested in taking this class, Please RSVP via Facebook, use the contact form or contact Mark or Andrechelle Cermak  at 440-296-9322

Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician - CMTCMT: (2 day course) The Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician course teaches fundamentals of carpet cleaning and entry-level commercial carpet cleaning techniques to individuals engaged in the maintenance of commercial facilities. Topics include fiber types and characteristics, fiber identification, carpet construction and styles, dyeing at the mill, soil characteristics and the chemistry of cleaning. This course will also introduce the technician to the 5 methods commonly used in carpet cleaning.

In addition to the basics of carpet construction, emphasis will be placed on teaching IICRC S100 carpet cleaning methodologies, safety procedures, and pro-active techniques to individuals who will perform these procedures in the field. Course graduates will have a basic understanding of the importance of preventative, interim, restorative and salvage cleaning and how they contribute to the overall success of the commercial carpet maintenance program.

The differences between the CCT and CMT courses are, basically, a focus on either general or residential versus commercial applications.

More about your Instructor: Dennis Klager

In 1973, Dennis graduated from Northeastern University, in Boston, with a BA in Business Administration & Marketing. He has lived in Boston, Long Island and Houston.

While in Long Island, Dennis managed several businesses and then built his own vending machine company. In 1982 he sold his business and moved, with his wife and children, to Houston Texas.

He’s been involved in the cleaning and restoration industry, since 1984. In the 1980’s he went from single truck operator to 2 trucks and became a senior carpet inspector. Dennis eventually specialized in flood restoration doing hundreds of projects, of every size.

In 1997 Dennis became a partner with Howard Partridge at Clean As A Whistle, becoming Vice President of Operations. He trained 35 employees and oversaw the plant and equipment. He has authored an “Operations Manual for Carpet Cleaners.”

Dennis is a master cleaner and master flood restorer.

As an IICRC approved instructor he teaches classes in Water Damage Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, Commercial Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, and Odor Control  (WRT, CCT, UFT, CCMT).

Dennis’ students love his sense of humor and how he makes everything easy to understand. He will keep your interest through the entire class while you learn about professionalism and making money.

Please RSVP for the IICRC Certification course at SummerFest – (CMT) Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician

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SummerFest XII Class Announced – CMT

The SummerFest Committee is proud to announce the 2010, SummerFest XII technical course.

The 2010 SummerFest XII Class, an IICRC certification course, will be the (CMT) Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician course. Instructor Dennis Klager (Bridgepoint)

Thursday 9/9 and Friday 9/10 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites 851 West 1250 South Orem, UT 84058    (801) 426-8500 –  Get Directions

This course is being offered for the amazing price of only $50 per student (book fee). Hurry limited seating available.

This is an IICRC certification class. The fee for certifications test will be an additional $50.00 fee payable (to IICRC) on the day of the exam which will be on Friday 9/10 at approximately 2:00pm. Test is optional.

Anyone interested in taking this class, please use the contact form or contact Mark or Andrechelle Cermak  at 440-296-9322

Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician - CMTCMT: (2 day course) The Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician course teaches fundamentals of carpet cleaning and entry-level commercial carpet cleaning techniques to individuals engaged in the maintenance of commercial facilities. Topics include fiber types and characteristics, fiber identification, carpet construction and styles, dyeing at the mill, soil characteristics and the chemistry of cleaning. This course will also introduce the technician to the 5 methods commonly used in carpet cleaning.

In addition to the basics of carpet construction, emphasis will be placed on teaching IICRC S100 carpet cleaning methodologies, safety procedures, and pro-active techniques to individuals who will perform these procedures in the field. Course graduates will have a basic understanding of the importance of preventative, interim, restorative and salvage cleaning and how they contribute to the overall success of the commercial carpet maintenance program.

The differences between the CCT and CMT courses are, basically, a focus on either general or residential versus commercial applications.

More about your Instructor: Dennis Klager

In 1973, Dennis graduated from Northeastern University, in Boston, with a BA in Business Administration & Marketing. He has lived in Boston, Long Island and Houston.

While in Long Island, Dennis managed several businesses and then built his own vending machine company. In 1982 he sold his business and moved, with his wife and children, to Houston Texas.

He’s been involved in the cleaning and restoration industry, since 1984. In the 1980’s he went from single truck operator to 2 trucks and became a senior carpet inspector. Dennis eventually specialized in flood restoration doing hundreds of projects, of every size.

In 1997 Dennis became a partner with Howard Partridge at Clean As A Whistle, becoming Vice President of Operations. He trained 35 employees and oversaw the plant and equipment. He has authored an “Operations Manual for Carpet Cleaners.”

Dennis is a master cleaner and master flood restorer.

As an IICRC approved instructor he teaches classes in Water Damage Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, Commercial Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, and Odor Control  (WRT, CCT, UFT, CCMT).

Dennis’ students love his sense of humor and how he makes everything easy to understand. He will keep your interest through the entire class while you learn about professionalism and making money.

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