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Industry vets nab top honor at SummerFest VI Spot Master Championship

KNOXVILLE, TN — Dom Agostino of Dom’s Cleaning Service, North Babylon, NY and Lee Stockwell, Lee’s Carpet Cleaning, Murray, KY teamed up to take top honors in the 6th annual SummerFest Spot Master Championship Saturday.

The contest, sponsored by CM/Cleanfax magazine with trophies donated by the Magic Wand Company, had eight two-man teams, and each team had 30 minutes to remove 13 tough stains, including mustard, Magic Marker, ballpoint ink, Kool-Aid and fingernail polish.
Stockwell and Agostino, with nearly 50 years’ experience in the carpet cleaning industry, were chosen by a panel of judges to have removed the most spots and stains with best final appearance and texture retention.

(Editor’s note: In other words, there was still some fiber left when the contest was over.)

SummerFest, boasting 72 attendees in Knoxville, is an annual, informal carpet cleaner’s convention, held at various locations across the United States.

The next SummerFest location is Portland, OR.
Dates will be announced.

SF2004 A Multitude Of Thanks……

The Summerfest Committee would like to thank all who have very kindly and generously donated to SF and made it such a huge success. And this list is in no particular order, we appreciate all that everyone has done.

Mr. Noel Frank and Chemspec for giving us the Color Repair Class.

Tony Wheelwright aka Harry Hides for that wonderful Leather Repair Presentation.

Jeff Cross & Cleanfax for all that you did to make SF such a success.

Evan Kessler for your very kind gesture and for raising money for MADD.

Taf Baig and Magic Wand Co. for the trophies and the SF T Shirts.

A HUGE THANKS to the following for donating to the Friday Night Door Prizes.

Gary Heacock

Al Nessinger & Chemspec

Scott Rendall & Dan Burke/BRC Systems

Rick Gelinas/Excellent Supply

Keith Schuyler/Power Clean

John Geurkink & Grumpy/Carpet Care Systems

Terry Brevik/Fjordking Carpet Cleaning

John Rupich & Cary Cassidy/Dirty Grout Marketing

Mary Beth Marsh/Scot Labs

Kevin Devers/StoneTech

Wayne & Gina Miller

Steve Smith/The Cleaner Image

Sal Muscarella/Master Clean Products

Clark & Linda Lancaster/Orbitec

Larry Capitoni

Tom Tsao/Imaginary Colors

Dustin Murray/Steamway Int’l

Duane Oxley/Accelerated Cleaning Systems

Mark & Andrechelle Cermak / Web Design by

SF 2004 Awards

KNOXVILLE, TN – 2004 SummerFest Awards

  • Carpet Cleaning Man of the Year – Dom Agostino
  • Carpet Cleaning Woman of the Year – Andrechelle Cermak

Dom Agostino of Dom’s Cleaning Service, North Babylon, NY and Andrechelle Cermak of EcoClean Carpet Care, Mentor, OH were awarded the Carpet Cleaning Man and Woman of the Year awards for 2004.

Both are high quality individuals, operate good honest businesses, and participate in SummerFest.

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Summerfest VI Sept. 9-12 2004


Date: September 9th – 12th 2004

Place: Knoxville, Tennessee

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The Hilton Knoxville Airport
located at 2001 Alcoa Highway in Alcoa, Tennessee has been chosen as the official hotel for Summerfest VI.

The Hilton Knoxville Airport is connected to McGhee Tyson Airport by a covered walkway and you can either walk to the hotel (which is approximately 300′) or call them from a courtesy phone located in the baggage area for a complimentary shuttle.

You can also visit the Hilton Hotel at

Thursday Sept.9, 2004

The Summefest IICRC Color Repair Class, with instructor Noel Frank,
will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 9th and 10th from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Knoxville Airport Hilton Meeting Room.

This is an IICRC certification class. Those successfully completing
this course and examination will qualify for professional certification.

Thursday night will be at Calhoun’s restaurant for whoever would like to attend. Responsible for your own dinner check.

Friday Sept.10, 2004

The Friday night banquet which will take place on Friday
September 10th at 6:30pm will also be at the Hilton Knoxville Airport

The banquet will be a buffet dinner and will include vegetables, salad,
rolls, coffee and dessert.
Carved Roast Sirloin of Beef with au jus
Pork Chops with Apple Brandy Sauce
Beef Medallions in Mushroom Wine Sauce

Summerfest 2004 DOOR PRIZES

Summerfest VI Banquet – Door Prizes

1. Stand up Filtration & Grout Brush value: $15.95 Gary Heacock

2. Perfect Stair Hose Holder value: $10.00 Gary Heacock

3. Upholstery Fabric Cleaning Manual value: $49.95 Gary Heacock

4. Chemical Shelf OR Stair Tool (choice) Al Nessinger w/Chemspec

5. Basic Systems Module value: $249.95 Scott Rendall & Dan Burk
w/BRC Systems

6-9. 1 Gallon Release It Encap Clean &

1 Qt Encap Spot value: $26.25 Rick Gelinas w/Excellent Supply

10-17. 1 Qt. Encap Spot value: $6.25 Rick Gelinas w/Excellent Supply

18-25. 1Gal. each: EcoClean Pre Spray,

Breakthrough Pre Spray,

Power Out LEC (liquid detergent),

PC Rinse (fiber rinse agent),

1 Jar each: Power Out Powdered Detergent

Millenium II Powdered Pre Spray. Keith Schuyler w/Power Clean Industries

26-29. 1 Gal. each: Clean n Vac PBX, VLM, TLC, & URL John Geurkink
of Carpet Care Systems

30-33. 1 Gal. each: Clean n Vac PBX John Geurkink of Carpet Care Systems

34. Fjord King T Shirt Terry Brevik

35. Dirty Grout Marketing Package value: $289.00 John Rupich &
Carry Cassidy of Dirty Grout

36. 1 Gal. each: PrimeTime Encapsulating Extraction Cleaner,

Foam Dry Encapsulating Brush & Bonnet Cleaner,

PowerMax Encapsulating Prespray,

UltiMax Encapsulating Fiber Rinse Mary Beth Marsh w/ Scot Laboratories

37-42. 1 qt. Grout Sealer, & 24 oz. (ready to use) all

purpose stone & tile cleaner value: $32.00 Stonetech

43. PDQ Postcard CD Wayne & Gena Miller

44. Spray Master choice of: Adjustable with one 5 quart jug, or Adjustable
with one 7 quart jug, or one 9-1 preset with one 5 quart, or one 9-1
preset with one 7 quart jug. The 7 quart jug sprayers will have included
one “Hang Up” bracket with lance clips. Master Clean Products

45-48. 1 Gallon each of the following pH-Iber Guard products: Encap
Cleaner, Rinse Detergent, Pre-Spray, Protector, ALSO 1 Gallon each:
Odor Eliminator in Lemon Lime, Cinnamon Spice Fresh Scent Steamway International

49. Bissel Vacuum Cleaner (with stipulation it be used in demos Saturday)
Larry Capitoni

50. 15″ OP Machine value: $1,495.00 Orbitec

51.- 52 Doorprizes list a set of 12 fabulous Imaginary Colours note
cards with envelopes ($14.99). 12 cards, 12 different photos.

Doorprizes list a set of 12 Imagination Passage ™ cards. 12 cards,
12 different photos. ($4.99)

53. The EZ Website + 1 year free hosting – Andrechelle Cermak

Saturday Sept.11, 2004

9:30am to 10:30am – Annual Round Table – anything and everything associated with the cleaning business we be discussed. Nominations for location of Summerfest VII (2005) will be taken.

10:30am – 11:30am – Leather Restoration Presentation by Tony Wheelwright

11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch – Pizza and/or subs, soda. Sponsored by Cleanfax

1:00pm – 2:00pm – SFSMC – Summerfest Spot Master Championship sponsored by Cleanfax – Who will be crowned 2004 Spot Master? Friendly competition with prizes for winners. Think you are the best? Prove it!

2:00pm – 5:00pm – Demos. Various equipment, products and methods on display. Hands-On.

6:30pm – – Dinner at the RJ’s Courtyard .

Thank you,

The SummerFest Committee