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