SummerFest XII – 2010 – Location Announced

SummerFest XII 2010 Salt Lake City UT

The SummerFest Committee is proud to announce the

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 tours, seminars, and class details will be announced soon. Please check back for updates. As always, we look forward to seeing you at SummerFest.

Friday Banquet Dinner Sept. 10, 2010
On Friday evening we have our annual banquet / awards dinner.  We hope you will attend, as always it’s sure to be great fun for all.
SummerFest  XII- Salt Lake City  Sept 9-11 2010
Saturday Demos
On Saturday Sept. 11, 2010 we will be holding our yearly demos at Superior Cleaning Solutions in Orem, Utah. There will be truckmounts, low moisture equipment and more. Be sure to attend this ‘hands on’ part of our event. There will be competitions, raffles and more.

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

SummerFest XI – Oct 1-3 2009

The eleventh annual SummerFest gathering was held Oct 1-3 2009 in Norcross Georgia with some events in Dalton GA.

Bruce DeLoatch of TCS / Cleaners Coach taught a Odor Control Technicians course (IICRC OCT) to a classroom full of eager students.

An informative and educational tour of Shaw Carpet’s R&D facilty and PTL (Professional Testing Lab) in Dalton Georgia.

The annual Friday Night Banquet was a little different this year. Due to the flooding in Atlanta this summer, our scheduled caterer was not able to fulfull the contract. We were fortunate that the best restaurant (Dominics Italian) in Norcross could accomodate our group. Best “banquet” food at a SummerFest yet.

This year’s winners of SummerFest awards for participation and dedication to bettering the industry and helping make SummerFest a success are:

  • 2009 Man of the Year – Ades Gros
  • 2009 Woman of the Year – Lisa Weber
  • 2009 Carpet Cleaner of the Year – Thomas Cermak

Saturday at TCS everyone enjoyed the friendly competition for the 2009 SpotMaster Championship title. This year’s SpotMaster Champions are
Thomas Cermak (Dries in Minutes Carpet Cleaning Kennesaw GA) and Al Sims (Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning & Restoration Colchester CT)

Informative presentations by Thomas Cermak on networking, Bruce DeLoatch on trust, Paul Pearce introducing new IICRC President Patrick Winters were all highlights of Saturdays events.

Saturday Demos at SummerFest had equipment, products and methods on display with time for in depth, hands on experience. Featuring several different wands and powered cleaning tools, truckmounts, portables, oscillating pad machines, rug duster, complete rug cleaning pit set up and a centrifuge dry dryer.
Great speakers, presentations and tours, the atmosphere was relaxed and fun.

Special thanks go out to the Summerfest Committee who put this awesome event together every year, but especially Bruce and Joanna DeLoatch, TCS – Truckmounts & Cleaning Solutions, Shaw Carpet, and PTL for your hospitality and generosity.
Thanks also to all who participated and made this event so terrific.

Hope to see you all next year!
SummerFest Committee

Visit www.GoToSummerFest.com for announcements and updates for SummerFest XII in 2010 and to view photos from SummerFest XI and previous SF events

SF XI Schedule Update

SummerFest XI Schedule 2009


Thursday Oct 1, 2009 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

8:00 – 5:00 pm IICRC OCT Cert Course -SF Special ONLY $89

@ Truckmounts & Cleaning Solutions
Norcross GA 30071

6:00 Dinner @ Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

7:00- 11:00 pm Meeting Room


Friday Oct 2 2009 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

9:00am – 11:30am Shaw Carpet Mill Tour – – Shaw Carpet Mill
and Labs – 1010 V.D. Parrott Jr. Pkwy. Dalton, GA 30722 – Mill
Tour Info

Group 1
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development

Group 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development

12:00am – 1:00pm – Lunch TBA

1:00pm – 3:00pm PTL Tour – Tour the independent accredited laboratory (Professional Testing Lab) and see how and where the CRI Seal of Approval Program testing takes place.

ANNUAL FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET

6:00pm Annual SummerFest Friday Night Banquet – Dominicks
Italian – 95 South Peachtree Street Norcross, Georgia 30071

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


Saturday Oct 3 2009 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

@ Truckmounts & Cleaning Solutions
Norcross GA 30071

9:00am to 9:30amThomas Cermak – How networking with other cleaners can help your business

9:30am – 10:00am – Cary Mitchell – Shaw / CRI

10:00am – 10:45 am – Bruce DeLoatch – The Cleaners Coach

10:45 am – 11:00am – Annual Round Table – Nominate locations for 2010 SummerFest XII

11:00am – 11:30amPaul Pearce introduces Patrick Winters – New IICRC President

11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch @ Five Guys Burgers and Fries

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

2:00pm – 3:00pm – SFSMC – Summerfest Spot Master Championship
– Who will be crowned 2009 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: Ted’s Montana Grill Norcross GA

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

Carpet Mill Tours – SF XI 2009


Subject: Shaw Carpet Mill Tour, Friday, October 2, 2009

Itinerary

Friday, October 2, 2009
Group 1
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development
1010 V.D. Parrott Jr. Pkwy. Dalton, GA 30722

Group 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development
1010 V.D. Parrott Jr. Pkwy. Dalton, GA 30722

Directions:
Take I-75 NORTH to exit 333. Turn right at traffic light onto WALNUT AVE. Continue approximately 2.5 miles. Go to the 8TH redlight and turn RIGHT on V.D. PARROTT PARKWAY. Take the SECOND DRIVEWAY on the RIGHT. Go to the top of the hill. The Shaw Industries Research & Development Building is the farthest building on the LEFT.

Mill Tour Info and Visitor Guide

Please note: For safety reasons, any person(s) with hair that touches the collar must wear it pinned up close to the head while in the manufacturing environment. Also, all shoes must be closed toe and closed heel – sandals, slides and clogs are not appropriate footwear for tours. Safety glasses will be provided on site.

Other safety reminders:

  • All individuals wishing to tour must be at least 18 years old.
  • Please advise us if the tour group does not speak/understand English and whether or not there will be a translator with the group. If there is a translator, we need to allow more time for the tour.
  • Please advise all individuals attending the tour to sign-in with the guard.
  • Keep away from moving parts while on the tour.
  • Please watch for lift trucks and stay with your tour guide.
  • Most tours require a lot of walking so be prepared.
  • Wheelchairs are not provided.
  • No photography is allowed in the facility.
  • Please note: No smoking is allowed on the premises due to the fire hazards involved

SummerFest XI 2009 – Location Announced

The SummerFest Committee is proud to announce the

11TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST

by Carpet Cleaners, for Carpet Cleaners.

Date: October. 1,2,3 – 2009

Where: Atlanta GA

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

SummerFest X July 24-26 2008

The
tenth annual SummerFest was held July 24-26 in Muskegon MI with some events in Grand Rapids MI. A full schedule of activities kept everyone busy but not rushed.
Each year is better than the last and this year was certainly no exception.

Paul Lucas of ChemMax taught a CCT course at a very special SummerFest rate for attendees.

Two days at Nathan Koets rug Plant (Advanced Restoration) for in depth, hands on rug cleaning demonstrations, tips and training.

An impressive tour of Scott Group Custom Carpet Mill where they make custom wool, silk, and cashmere carpets and rugs for the airline and marine industries as well as residential and commercial carpets and rugs. Following the custom carpets from design to the art of hand tufting, to completion was an incredible experience, not easily put into words.

Informative presentations by Shaw’s Cary Mitchell on encapsulation cleaning, Ruth Travis on the IICRC, and Paul Lucas on the history of soap / detergent were also highlights of this years event.

The annual Friday night banquet was packed. Everyone went home with at least one door prize, as well as a roll of Sticky Tabs, a gallon of VacAway and a SummerFest shirt. Grand prize was a 14” Greenhorn wand, winner George Farnworth of Quality Carpet Care Mentor OH.

This
year’s winners of SummerFest awards for participation and dedication to
bettering the industry and helping make SummerFest a success are:

2008 Man of the Year – K. Mark Kling.


2008 Woman of the Year – Ruth Travis.

Saturday at DSC everyone enjoyed the friendly competition for the 2008 SpotMaster Championship title. This year’s SpotMaster Champions are Jerry Szpak (Commercial Carpet Care Redford MI) and Jerry McMahon (Hawkeye Carpet Care Fort Dodge IA).
Jerry Szpak also the lucky winner of the Rug Badger raffle to help an orphanage in India.

After the tour of DSC Laboratories to see how cleaning products are designed and blended and a spectacular authentic Polish food lunch buffet, DSC shuttled all the attendees to the marina and took everyone sailing.

All three days had equipment, products and methods on display with time for in depth, hands on training.

Great speakers, presentations and tours, the (no suit and tie) atmosphere was relaxed and fun.

Special thanks go out to Mark and Andrechelle Cermak and the SummerFest Committee who put this awesome event together, Scott’s Group, Paul Lucas, Nathan and the Koets’ family, DSC and Mark and the Kling family for your hospitality and generosity.
Thanks also to all who participated and made this event so terrific.

Hope to see you all next year!

SummerFest Committee

Visit www.GoToSummerFest.com for announcements and updates for SummerFest XI in 2009 and to view photos from SummerFest X and previous SF events.

SummerFest X – Schedule



The Summerfest Committee is proud to announce the

10TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST

by Carpet Cleaners, for Carpet Cleaners.

Date: July. 24,25,26 – 2008
Host: DSC Products
Where: Muskegon Michigan



2008 SummerFest Course


July 24 – 25 2008
CCT – Carpet Cleaning Tech Class
Instructor: Paul Lucas, Chemmax

SummerFest X Schedule
July 24 – 26 2008


Thursday July 24, 2008

8:00 – 5:00 pm CCT Course @ ChemMax 6479 Norton Center Dr
Muskegon, MI 49441 – $50*















Alternate Schedule (non CCT attendees)

9:00am- 1:00 pm Nathan Koets Rug Plant – Advanced Restoration
307 Summer Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch TBA

2:00- 5:00 pm Mill Tour – Scott Group Custom Carpets 3232
Kraft Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512

6:00 Dinner Golden Corral 1788 E Sternberg Rd, Muskegon, MI

7:00- 11:00 pm Meeting Room – @ Comfort Inn 1675 East Sherman Blvd. Muskegon MI 49444


Friday July 25 2008

8:00 – 5:00 pm CCT Course @ ChemMax 6479 Norton Center Dr
Muskegon, MI 49441 – $50*















Alternate Schedule (non CCT attendees)

9:00am – 11:00pm Rugs to Run from – Nathan Koets – Essential
information for anyone who cleans rugs or is considering expanding into this
service. Why improper rug identification can lead to the death of the rug cleaner.
Come learn and increase your knowledge about rug identification. @ Advanced
Restoration 307 Summer Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

11:00am – 12:00pm IICRC – Ruth Travis – All about the IICRC
and how it can benefit your company. @ Advanced Restoration 307 Summer Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

12:00am – 1:00pm – Lunch TBA

1:30pm – 3:00pm More Rugs with – Nathan Koets – Rug Cleaning
@ Advanced Restoration 307 Summer Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

4:00- 5:30 pm Tour – ChemMax 6479 Norton Center Dr Muskegon,
MI 49441

ANNUAL FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET

6:00pm Annual SummerFest Friday Night Banquet – $40 each person
: Menu TBA. Door prizes
The deadline for the banquet is July 11th, so please, if you are thinking of
attending, please reserve your seat ASAP.
















Saturday July 26 2008

;@ DSC Laboratories 1979 Latimer Dr, Muskegon, MI

9:00am- 9:30 pm Presentation – Cary Mitchell (Shaw) on Encapsulation

9:30am to 10:00am – Presentation – Chemmax – Paul Lucas

10:00am – 11:00am – Presentation and tour of DSC Laboratories
and DSC Products presented by Mark Kling

11:00am – 11:30am – Annual Round Table – Nominate locations
for 2010 SummerFest XII

11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch Compliments of DSC – (Old World Polish
Food!)

12:00pm – 6:00pm – Demos. Various equipment, products and
methods on display. Hands-On.

2:00pm – 3:00pm – SFSMC – Summerfest Spot Master Championship
– Who will be crowned 2008 Spot Master? Friendly competition with prize and
trophies for winners. Think you are the best? Prove it!

3:00pm – 6:30pm – Demos (continued). Various equipment, products
and methods on display. Hands-On.

7:00pm Dinner Location: Captain Jacks Bar and Grill – 1601 Beach St Muskegon MI
Dinner, Drinks, Sunset on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Tentative schedule , check back for updates / changes

For more information on this years’ event please visit
www.GoToSummerFest.com or contact Andrechelle Cermak
at 440-257-6705

Where is Muskegon MI?

2008 SummerFest Course
July 24 – 25 2008
CCT – Carpet Cleaning Tech Class
Instructor: Paul Lucas, Chemmax

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

SummerFest X – Location Announced


The Summerfest Committee is proud to announce the

10TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST

by Carpet Cleaners, for Carpet Cleaners.

Date: July. 24,25,26 – 2008
Host: DSC Products
Where: Muskegon Michigan


2008 SummerFest Course
July 24 – 25 2008
CCT – Carpet Cleaning Tech Class
Instructor: Paul Lucas, Chemmax

SummerFest IX 2007 Spot Master Champions

SpotMaster Champions 2007 - Andrechelle Cermak and Rachelle Hill - EcoClean Carpet CareIndianapolis, Indiana

SummerFest IX 2007 Spot Master Champions – Andrechelle Cermak and Rachelle Hill

The 2007 Spot Master Championship was on Saturday at SummerFest IX in Indianapolis, Indiana. The contestants (teams of 2) had to take out some of the hardest stains in a given time.

The winners received a trophy, and spotting kit donated by DSC (dscprod.com) and title of

SummerFest IX SpotMaster Champions

Think you’ve got what it takes to be champion? Bring it to SummerFest X 2008 Spot Master Championship

Spotters and other supplies, trophies, carpet and prizes to make the Spot Master Championship possible all donated by DSC Products, Carpet Care Systems, Andrechelle.com, and Ades Gros of Carpet Magic.

SummerFest IX – 2007 Awards

Indianapolis Indiana – Andrechelle Cermak of Andrechelle.com and EcoClean Carpet Care, Mentor, OH and Scott Rendall of BRC and Rendall’s Certified Cleaning Service, Howell, MI were honored with the Summerfest IX Man and Woman of the Year awards for 2007.
Both are high quality individuals, operate good honest businesses, and give back to the industry.

SummerFest IX
2007 Carpet Cleaning Man of the Year
Scott Rendall

SummerFest IX
2007 Carpet Cleaning Woman of the Year

Andrechelle Cermak